Misc. Surgery News

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6/8/2010
Poor Hygiene a Danger at Outpatient Surgery Centers

CDC study finds 1 in 5 doesn't practice proper hand washing, for example

6/7/2010
Targeted Radiation for Early Breast Cancer a Good Option: Study

1 session of localized treatment is as effective as whole-breast radiation, researchers found

6/4/2010
Removing Gallbladder Sooner Cuts Costs, Readmissions

Lower rates of complications, death in elderly who don't delay surgery, research shows

6/2/2010
Health Tip: Recovering From Back Surgery

Here's what you can do at home

6/2/2010
Tonsillectomy Study Finds Best Way to Avoid Complications

Three common techniques all deemed safe, but one appeared safest, research shows

6/1/2010
Dual Therapy Best for Preventing Bleeding After Heart Procedures

But combined techniques less likely to be used for those at highest risk, study finds

5/28/2010
Ultrasound Helps Spot Stroke Risk in Symptomless Patients

Screen may allow doctors to identify those who would benefit from surgery, study finds

5/27/2010
New Bunion Procedure Aims to Replace Invasive Foot Surgery

Technique pulls deformed bone into place instead of breaking it, researchers explain

5/26/2010
Surgery, Stenting Fare Equally Well in Preventing Stroke

Both methods have pros, cons in clearing blocked neck artery, study shows

5/25/2010
Shortage of Transplant Organs Spurs Proposals But No Solution

Suggestions include 'presumed consent' and priority for those who pledge to donate

5/21/2010
Radiation Not Needed in Many Older Breast Cancer Patients

No added benefit over surgery plus tamoxifen alone in those 70-plus with early stage disease, study finds

5/19/2010
Female Incontinence Surgeries Look Equally Effective

But side effects differ, researchers find

5/19/2010
Less Invasive Fix for Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Works

Long-term outcomes almost same as conventional surgery, study finds

5/18/2010
Younger Is Better When Getting Cochlear Implants

Post-surgical improvements on hearing tests greater in those under 65, study finds

5/18/2010
Older Patients More Apt to Be Happy With Plastic Surgery

Those over 53, and those treated for depression typically most satisfied, survey finds

5/17/2010
More Seniors Opting for Less Invasive Sinus Surgery

Gentler technique replacing 'open' sinus surgery in Medicare population, study finds

5/5/2010
Risks Rise for Other Surgeries After Stent Implants

Danger is greatest in first six weeks, study finds

5/4/2010
Surgery for Treatable Dementia Might Also Help in Alzheimer's

Patients may benefit from a shunt used for less common brain condition, research suggests

4/29/2010
Adding Surgery to Meds May Improve Life With Parkinson's

Deep brain stimulation is risky but can be beneficial, researchers say

4/27/2010
Scalpels in Hand, Robots Take to the OR

With tiny incisions and often fewer complications, robotic surgery becomes a popular option

4/23/2010
Allergy-Linked Mouth Breathing Spells Trouble for Kids

Children at risk for facial deformities, poor grades, dentists say

4/23/2010
After Teeth Are Pulled, Platelet-Rich Plasma May Speed Healing

Process speeds formation of jaw bone, researchers say

4/21/2010
Wounded Soldier Spared Diabetes With Emergency Transplant

Improvised surgery saved his life, and may lead to new options to treat type 1 diabetes

4/21/2010
Study Finds Patients Breathe Easier After Weight-Loss Surgery

And they took 50 percent fewer prescription drugs for breathing problems

4/20/2010
Recordings of Pre-Surgery Meetings Ease Anxieties

For heart patients, practice refreshes memory and increases knowledge, study finds

4/19/2010
More Die After Colon Surgery at Teaching Hospitals: Study

Consider procedure and diagnosis when choosing facility, researchers advise

4/16/2010
'Love Handles' Can Come in Handy for Breast Reconstruction

Fat between waist and hip in thin, athletic mastectomy patients works, study suggests

4/16/2010
Device Avoids Open-Heart Surgery When Artificial Valve Fails

Inserting new valve within the valve might help high-risk patients, researchers say

4/15/2010
Safer Patients Mean Fewer Malpractice Suits

A drop in preventable injuries in California hospitals is linked to a decrease in patient lawsuits, study finds

4/14/2010
Weight-Loss Surgery May Ease Childbirth Risks

Blood pressure problems fall 75 percent after procedure, study finds

4/13/2010
Corneal Transplant Not Hurt by Long Preservation Time

Finding on failure rates could aid surgeons who import donor tissue

4/9/2010
Scientists Grow Replacement Blood Vessels From Stem Cells

These grafts worked well in animals, but testing in humans is still a few years off

4/6/2010
Complex Spinal Operations Soar Despite Drawbacks

Greater hazard, no more benefit, experts say

4/5/2010
4/1/2010
Researchers Boost Post-Heart Attack Survival in Mice

Nerve growth factor therapy helped heal damaged heart muscle, study found

3/31/2010
New Insights Into Who's At Risk With Angioplasty

Guidelines based on national data point to those heart patients needing closest monitoring

3/31/2010
More Women Urged to Get Radiation After Mastectomy

Potentially lifesaving treatment is underused, study finds

3/31/2010
Parent in Recovery Room Tied to Behavior in Day Surgery Kids

No immediate benefit found, but positive results seen two weeks after, research shows

3/29/2010
Diabetics Face Higher Death Risk After Cancer Surgery

Study found they were 50% more likely to die in month following operation

3/26/2010
Preventive Mastectomy May Not Lower Risks

Breast cancer recurrence and survival rates don't improve, study finds

3/26/2010
Many With Breast Cancer Decide Too Soon to Remove Other Breast

Small study suggests that women often overestimate the odds that the tumor will spread

3/24/2010
Chemo May Boost Survival After Lung Cancer Surgery

Therapy improves outcome for some patients with operable disease, review finds

3/23/2010
Cesarean Rates Reach Record High

At least 32 percent of U.S. births are by C-section, up by 53 percent in a decade

3/18/2010
Implant Shows Promise for Hard-to-Treat Epilepsy

Pacemaker-like device cut frequency of seizures in study participants

3/17/2010
Risks of Kids' Surgeries May Not Stick With Parents

Despite giving 'informed consent,' many can't recall details, study finds

3/17/2010
Health Tip: Recovering From LASIK

What to expect after the eye surgery

3/17/2010
Stitching Wounds May Be Safer Than Stapling

Infection rate is higher with metal staples, review finds

3/16/2010
Stenting May Save Legs

Many with severe peripheral arterial disease can avoid amputation, researchers find

3/16/2010
Older Colon Cancer Patients Less Likely to Get Chemo

Study found one in two went without, while 87% of younger patients got it after surgery

3/14/2010
Strides Seen in Orthopedic Surgery for Kids

Repairing ACL, meniscus at same time is one advance, 'Tommy John' elbow reconstruction another