Misc. Surgery News

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10/28/2009
Repairing Injured Lungs May Boost Organ Donations

Researchers also identify immune cells involved in tissue damage caused by smoking

10/26/2009
Liposuctioned Fat Can Be Used for Breast Augmentation

Method may be safe alternative to implants, researchers say

10/23/2009
Anesthesia, Exertional Heat Deaths May Be Linked

Malignant hyperthermia occurs with extreme exercise, not just surgery, researchers find

10/23/2009
After Tonsillectomy, Short-Term Antibiotics Effective: Study

Three-day course relieves pain as well as seven-day regimen, researchers find

10/21/2009
Super Obesity Ups Risk of Dying After Weight-Loss Surgery

Deaths also more common among those with chronic diseases, study finds

10/19/2009
PSA 'Nanotest' May Spot Prostate Cancer's Return After Surgery

Screen could boost accuracy but is still years away from approval, experts say

10/19/2009
Some People Vulnerable to Persistent Post-Op Pain

Surgical and patient-specific factors play a role, researchers say

10/19/2009
Easy Way to Prevent Post-Op Nausea?

Administering dextrose right after surgery quells upset stomach, researchers say

10/17/2009
Post-Traumatic Stress May Raise Death Risks

Veterans with disorder more likely to die within a year of major surgery, study finds

10/16/2009
Obesity May Affect Fertility in Young Women

Ability to have children is important to many who undergo weight-reduction surgery, study finds

10/16/2009
Transplant May Treat Metabolic Disorders in Womb

Cord-blood stem cells given early in pregnancy might save infants most at risk, researchers say

10/16/2009
New FDA Study Seeks Feedback on Lasik Surgery

Warnings issued to 17 centers for lax reporting of procedure-related adverse events

10/16/2009
Docs May Be Overdoing Some Invasive Procedures

For certain patients with renal artery stenosis, medication may be enough, researchers say

10/14/2009
More MRI Machines May Mean More Back Surgeries

But many of these procedures will not help patients, researchers warn

10/14/2009
Fine-Tuning Prosthetic Hands to Restore a Sense of Touch

In rats, researchers create junction between brain and device

10/13/2009
Impotence, Incontinence Risk Casts Doubt on High-Tech Prostate Surgery

Marketing is buoying use of the technique, researchers say, but surgeon's experience is key

10/13/2009
Study Compares Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair Methods

Ongoing research finds better short-term results for endovascular repair than for open surgery

10/13/2009
Mastectomy Not First Choice for Most Breast Cancer Patients

Three-fourths opt for breast-conserving treatments instead, study finds

10/13/2009
Tired Doctors More Prone to Errors

Long shifts, little sleep raise complication rate for practicing physicians, study finds

10/12/2009
Coach K: Osteoarthritis Can Be Beaten

Duke men's basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski overcame potentially crippling foe

10/7/2009
Early Defibrillator After Heart Attack May Not Pay Off

European study finds no survival difference for those with, without device

10/7/2009
2nd Knee Surgery Common Among Young Patients

More active life raises risk for repeated rupture, researchers suspect

10/6/2009
Transplant Patients Should Be Monitored for Ear Infection

Transplantation failure can result from symptomless otitis media, research finds

10/6/2009
Most Childhood Cancer Survivors Have Healthy Babies

But pregnancies should be closely monitored, researchers say

10/5/2009
Air Pollution May Cause Appendicitis: Study

Researchers say cases go up in the warm-weather months when ozone is highest

10/5/2009
Focused Radiation Protects Tumor Patients' Brain Function

Researchers recommend standard treatment with monitoring over whole-brain radiotherapy

10/2/2009
Drug May Help Colitis Patients Avoid Surgery

Infliximab linked to fewer colectomies in study patients

10/2/2009
Delaying Weight-Loss Surgery May Leave Teens at Risk

Acting before kids gain more improves outcomes, study shows

10/1/2009
Heart-Pacing Devices Hold Promise for Heart Failure

Defibrillators, pacemakers offer benefits for patients with milder forms of the condition, study suggests

9/30/2009
Surgical Deaths Linked to Handling of Complications

Staffing and hospital culture play a role, expert contends

9/28/2009
More Women Having Other Breast Removed

But experts say there's no proof that procedure extends survival of cancer patients

9/23/2009
Any Day OK for Heart Bypass Surgery

Timing has no effect on outcome, study finds

9/21/2009
Head, Neck Cancer Treatment Often Not Completed

Surgical patients more likely to finish radiation course, study finds

9/18/2009
Ulcer Preventative May Raise Pneumonia Risks

Trend seen in hospital patients also leads to higher costs, study finds

9/17/2009
Extended Antiviral May Benefit Kidney Transplant Patients

Risk of viral infection can be cut in half with 6 months of treatment, study finds

9/11/2009
Report Cards for Hospitals May Be Misleading

Ranking by death rates alone doesn't measure severity of cases, researchers say

9/9/2009
Some Parents Aren't Giving Kids Pain Meds Post-Surgery

Fears of addiction or underestimation of child's discomfort may be to blame, experts say

9/7/2009
Let Orthopedic Surgery Wait Until Morning When Possible

More minor complications seen with 'after-hours' procedures, study finds

9/3/2009
Family, Friends Influence Breast Cancer Decisions

Patients' supporters often play role in treatment discussions, study finds

9/1/2009
Two Treatments Equally Effective for Chronic Pelvic Pain

Nerve disruption no better than laparoscopic surgery, study finds

9/1/2009
New Therapy Spares Organ in Early Esophageal Cancer

Less invasive procedure shaves off lesions, researchers say

8/31/2009
New Robotic Arm Has Softer Surgical Touch

Device helps find tumors during minimally invasive surgery, researchers say

8/30/2009
Surgery Better Than Angioplasty for Narrowed Neck Artery

British study finds a reduced risk of stroke afterwards

8/26/2009
Advice Helps Prevent Pain After Breast Cancer Surgery

Patients benefit from information on how to reduce risk of lymphedema, experts say

8/21/2009
Good Trauma Program Boosts Patient Survival

Novices working under direction of senior surgeons have good results, study shows

8/19/2009
Post-Tonsillectomy Codeine May Pose Dangers

Pain medication tied to death of small boy after the procedure, report says

8/19/2009
Treatment May Limit Graft-Versus-Host Disease

Problem in stem-cell transplants is common when donor, recipient are not related

8/18/2009
Induced Labor May Prevent Need for Cesarean Section

Elective induction at 41 weeks led to fewer surgical deliveries, review shows

8/17/2009
Sea Worm Inspires Novel Bone Glue

In study, water-soluble adhesive shows potential for repairing smashed bones

8/12/2009
Surgery for Neck Pain May Also Relieve Headaches

Operations had added benefit for majority of patients, survey found