Misc. Surgery News

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11/20/2007
In-the-Field Facial Surgery Helps Injured Troops in Iraq

No evacuation delays mean quicker, better surgeries, study finds

11/20/2007
11/19/2007
Tonsillectomy Not Always Cost-Effective for Kids' Throat Woes

Close monitoring and treatment may often be the smarter choice, study suggests

11/16/2007
Older Patients Can Do Well With Kidney Transplant

Matching those over 60 with appropriate donor organs could ease wait times, experts say

11/16/2007
Hispanics Receive Fewer Surgeries for Vascular Disease

Socioeconomic factors, insurance status likely players in disparity, study suggests

11/13/2007
Study Challenges Colon Cancer Surgery Follow-Up

Routine testing of 12 lymph nodes may not be as useful as thought, researchers say

11/13/2007
Eye Surgery Errors Rare But Serious

Incidents included the wrong eye being operated on, or the wrong transplant, study found

11/9/2007
Total Knee Replacement Safe for Most Patients

It's not only cost-effective but benefits even high-risk cases, study finds

11/7/2007
Heart Defects Can Delay Baby's Brain Development

Corrective cardiac surgery is not to blame, study suggests

11/6/2007
Statins After Bypass Lower Stroke Risk

The cholesterol-busting drugs could be lifesavers, study suggsts

11/4/2007
Balloon Valve May Be Alternative to Open-Heart Surgery

It props open closed aortas in older patients, research suggests

10/31/2007
Little Evidence Silicone Breast Implants Harm Health

Review of data finds no link to most common illnesses

10/29/2007
Fetal Surgery Saves Baby After Early 'Water Break'

Protective membranes ruptured in week 20 of pregnancy, German team reports

10/26/2007
10/26/2007
Hysterectomy May Boost Incontinence Risk

When done to treat benign conditions, procedure more than doubled the odds, study found

10/25/2007
Lung Bypass Could Fight Emphysema

Technique allows trapped air a way out, experts say

10/24/2007
Surgery Can Cut Sleep Apnea

Snipping away excess tissue helps, study finds

10/23/2007
More Women Choosing 'Preventive' Double Mastectomy

There's no proof cancer will spread to the healthy second breast, researchers say

10/17/2007
Acupuncture Cuts Need for Post-Op Painkillers

It also eases nausea linked to these drugs, research shows

10/17/2007
Surgeons Remove Gallbladder Through Vagina

Procedure leaves no scars and reduces pain, but not all doctors endorse it

10/16/2007
Angioplasty Equals Bypass Surgery for Heart Patients: Study

Survival rates virtually the same, but some people may prefer one option over the other

10/15/2007
Anti-Convulsant Aids Knee-Replacement Patients

Pregabalin reduced pain, increased range of motion, study found

10/15/2007
Studies Examine Life After Weight-Loss Surgery

More than 6% of patients die within 5 years, but certain factors can boost outcomes

10/15/2007
Nicotine, Chili Peppers Offer Post-Surgery Pain Relief

Findings could bring new treatment options for patients, researchers say

10/15/2007
Psychiatric Woes Can Postpone Weight-Loss Surgery

A fifth of patients need to work through mental problems beforehand, study finds

10/8/2007
Surgery Best Bet for Prostate Cancer Survival

Study finds it outperforming other forms of treatment

10/2/2007
Women Less Likely to Get Heart Defibrillators

And blacks are less likely to receive the lifesaving devices, studies find

9/29/2007
Take Care of Heart Before Any Surgery: Experts

New guidelines include advice to not stop statin drug use

9/27/2007
Toxic Shock Drug Might Aid Trauma Victims

Norepinephrine added to fluids protects against blood loss, study finds

9/26/2007
Scientists Spot Key to Kidney Transplant Success

A tough-to-detect antibody explains why even 'matched' organs get rejected

9/24/2007
Most Parents Have Say in Kids' Hospital Care

It's important to include mom, dad in decision-making, researchers say

9/24/2007
More Prostate Cancers Might Be Prevented

New data should help reduce incidence of low-grade tumors, experts say

9/23/2007
Cataract Surgery: A Bargain, Despite the Price

Experts say lens replacement is a cost-effective treatment for aging eyes

9/21/2007
Post-Knee Replacement Physio Helps in Short Term

But gains in flexibility, quality of life don't last, data suggests

9/18/2007
New Test Screens for Bacteria in Blood Platelets

Should benefit patients in need of transfusions

9/17/2007
Transsexuals Can Benefit From Nose Reshaping

These surgeries enhance male-to-female transitions, study finds

9/17/2007
Technique Offers Safer Tonsil Removal

But 'intracapsular' surgery isn't 100% effective, study finds

9/14/2007
Doctors Debate Drugs vs. Surgery for Angina

Data re-analysis supports angioplasty, but not everyone agrees

9/14/2007
Pill Equals Injection in Preventing Clots After Hip Replacement

Study found no difference between the two protective treatments

9/13/2007
Drug-Coated Stents Go Head to Head

Data analysis suggests sirolimus-coated model is safer

9/12/2007
Advance Reported in Heart Valves for Children

Researchers replicate tissue on 'cellular scaffolding'

9/11/2007
Bypass 'Off-Pump' Boosts Women's Outcomes

And another study suggests vitamin E protects their hearts

9/10/2007
Small Incisions Make Heart Valve Surgery Safer

Death risk lowered for those who had undergone previous heart surgery, Belgian study finds

9/5/2007
Controversial Anemia Drug Doesn't Cut Need for Transfusions

But it may reduce mortality rates among trauma patients, study finds

8/31/2007
Swelling After Knee Injury May Hinder Healing

Pig study shows blocking 2 proteins could mean less invasive treatment of meniscus damage

8/30/2007
Direct Anesthetic Infusion Helps Colorectal Cancer Patients

Ropivacaine helped control postoperative pain, cut recovery time, study finds

8/29/2007
Saline Reduces Mortality for Brain Injury Patients

It results in lower death rates compared to albumin fluid, study finds

8/29/2007
Removing Ovaries Before Menopause Leads to Memory, Movement Troubles

Hormone-replacement therapy seems to lessen likelihood of problems, study finds

8/28/2007
Hypnosis Eases Pain of Breast Cancer Surgery

Other benefits: Less anesthesia, faster recovery, less cost, study finds

8/28/2007
Blood Clotting Protein Helps Stem Surgical Bleeding

Evithrom derived from human blood plasma