Misc. Surgery News

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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

3/10/2010
Cell Transplant May Help Treat Vitiligo

Surgery improved appearance of white patches due to skin disease, doctors say

3/9/2010
Recession May Mean Fewer Nips & Tucks

Breast augmentation, Botox still popular, but plastics surgeons' group cites 2% decline

3/9/2010
Doctor's Specialty Often Steers Prostate Cancer Care

Therapy choice is influenced by physicians' preferences, research suggests

3/4/2010
Radiation Most Effective Soon After Breast Cancer Surgery

Analysis finds greater risk of recurrence in those who delay it

3/1/2010
Health Tip: Who's a Good Candidate for LASIK?

People who are likely to benefit from the eye surgery

2/27/2010
Penicillin Allergy Might Not Include Related Antibiotic

Many facing surgery could still take cephalosporins if tested, study finds

2/26/2010
Stents May Be Effective Weapon Against Stroke

One study finds they are equal to artery-clearing surgery, but another trial does not

2/25/2010
Preventive Mastectomy in Opposite Breast Boosts Survival Only Slightly

Benefit largely for young women with early stage, ER-negative tumors, study finds

2/25/2010
Hospitals Urged to Start Recycling

Reused equipment is safe if sterilized, researchers say

2/25/2010
Removing Lymph Nodes May Boost Endometrial Cancer Survival

For medium- to high-risk women, more surgery is better, study shows

2/22/2010
Two Surgical Methods Equally Successful for Prostate Cancer

Comparison study of open and laparoscopic surgery found few differences in outcome

2/19/2010
Traumatic Amputations in Children Have High Costs

Better interventions could prevent trapped fingers in doors, expert says

2/19/2010
Surgery Alone May Thwart Stage 1 Lung Cancer

Chemo, radiation may not be necessary for early malignancy, study finds

2/19/2010
Health Tip: Selecting a Surgeon

Here's what to look for

2/18/2010
Kidneys From Older Donors Suitable for Seniors

More could be transplanted if doctors would put them on the list, study suggests

2/15/2010
Minorities Not Treated at Higher-Quality Centers

Study urges added effort to inform all patients about comparative data

2/15/2010
Repeated Weight-Loss Surgery Carries Added Risks

As more people undergo bariatric procedures, use of revisions will grow, study finds

2/12/2010
Restrictions on Plasma From Female Donors May Need Revisiting

In a surprise, heart patients who received male donors' plasma had worse outcomes, study found

2/12/2010
Bill Clinton Back Home After Heart Procedure

His doctor says ex-president could be back to work by Monday, four days after having stents inserted into clogged coronary artery

2/10/2010
Physical Changes in Brain Linked to Altered Spirituality

Mind-body connection noted after surgical removal of tumors, study found

2/9/2010
Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Kids May Have Genetic Cause

Future treatments might come in the form of a throat spray, researchers say

2/5/2010
Surgeons Suffering Work-Related Injuries

Laparoscopy responsible for 'pending epidemic,' researchers say

2/5/2010
Agricultural Chemical Spray Linked to Birth Defect Risk

Infant abdominal hernia rates higher near farms using atrazine, research shows

2/5/2010
Health Tip: Getting Cardiac Rehabilitation

Who may need this type of therapy

2/4/2010
With C-Section, Stitches May Be Best

More complications noted with staples than sutures, study finds

2/3/2010
Organ Transplant Drug Keeps Immune System in Check

In lab tests, it fights rejection and reduces need for immunosuppressive meds, study finds

1/29/2010
Health Tip: Who's a Candidate for Gastric Bypass Surgery?

People for whom the surgery may be recommended

1/28/2010
CT Scans Reduce Unneeded Appendectomies in Women

Procedure helps avoid misdiagnosis in those under 45

1/28/2010
'Mirror Therapy' Appears to Reduce Post-Amputation Pain

Technique tricks soldiers' brains into believing their limbs are intact, researchers say

1/28/2010
Injections May Boost Knee Surgery Success

Patients with torn meniscus plus arthritis recover better when given sodium hyaluronate, study finds

1/26/2010
Amputation Affects Sexes Differently

Women report more anxiety, trouble with daily living, study finds

1/26/2010
Intensive Rectal Cancer Treatment Shows Promise

Tumors were downstaged in most patients following chemo-surgery regimen, researchers say

1/25/2010
Prostate Cancer Care Varies By Hospital Type

Private facilities less likely to opt for surgery than county hospitals, research shows

1/21/2010
Smokers More Prone to Long-Term Prescription Painkiller Use

Opioid abuse is a risk for patients with back pain, researchers say

1/19/2010
Excess Weight Poses Anesthesia Challenge

Obese patients can take steps to minimize risk, experts say

1/18/2010
Traditional Surgery Not Always Best for Abdominal Aneurysm

A minimally invasive technique works better in some cases, researchers say

1/18/2010
For Very Obese, Gastric Bypass May Extend Life

Decision-making depends on comparing benefits vs. risks, researchers say

1/18/2010
Study Questions Need for Emergency Appendectomies

Appendicitis may have viral origins, researchers suggest

1/15/2010
Race, Weight May Influence Success of Prostate Surgery

Among diabetic men undergoing prostatectomy, obese whites have worse outcomes, study finds

1/13/2010
Therapy May Relieve Breast Cancer Surgery Complication

Early physical therapy prevented or reduced secondary lymphedema in study patients