Misc. Surgery News

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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

8/24/2007
Some Epilepsy Patients Are Good Candidates for Surgery

Study found those with multiple auras had seizures arising from one part of brain

8/24/2007
Gene Tied to Post-Op Delirium in Elderly

APOE e4 variant has also been linked to Alzheimer's, researchers note

8/22/2007
Weight-Loss Surgeries Extend Lives

Studies support expanded use of gastric bypass, banding, experts say

8/21/2007
One Surgery Often Enough for Peritonitis

Study questions usefulness of secondary procedures

8/17/2007
Restricting Blood Flow May Help Heart Bypass Patients

The technique reduces levels of protein linked to poor surgery results, study says

8/14/2007
Tiny Telescope Treats Age-Related Eye Disease

Study found the implant benefited two-thirds of patients who got one

8/10/2007
Medicare Patients Fare Better at Orthopedic Hospitals

Hip, knee replacement outcomes exceed those of general hospital patients, study finds

8/9/2007
Cosmetic Surgery TV Shows Get Viewers Pondering

Reality fare spurs interest in nips, tucks, other procedures, study finds

8/9/2007
New Uterine Fibroid Treatment Shows Promise

Ultrasound technique disrupts growths' blood supply

8/3/2007
Age 100 No Bar to Hip Replacement

Other factors are more important when deciding on surgery, researchers say

8/2/2007
Ovarian Tissue Successfully Transplanted in Sisters

It's the first time this fertility technique has been done in genetically dissimilar siblings

7/24/2007
Surgeon's Experience Key to Prostate Surgery Success

Cancer patients do better at high-volume institutions, study finds

7/24/2007
Defibrillators Can Control Dangerous Heart Condition

Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, a genetic disorder, often strikes younger people

7/17/2007
Tonsillectomy Shouldn't Dull Taste: Study

Researchers found little effect, although post-op pain might impair sensation

7/16/2007
New Surgery Brings Back a Smile

Paralyzed patients regain facial function through muscle transplant

7/16/2007
Chemical 'Paint' Helps Surgeons See Cancer's Borders

Removing all of the tumor is key to preventing recurrence, researchers say

7/16/2007
Women Slower to Recover From Knee Surgery

Osteoarthritis may also impede return to function, research shows

7/16/2007
Patch Helps Heart Grow New Cells

Rat study suggests a way of repairing lost cardiac tissue

7/15/2007
Arthroscopic Surgery Eases Tough-to-Treat Tennis Elbow

The condition can come from any repetitive arm movement, experts note

7/13/2007
Soaring C-Section Rate Troubles Doctors

They say convenience is not a valid reason for the elective surgery

7/13/2007
Simple Steps Improve Appearance After Thyroid Surgery

Many patients worry about scarring, experts say

7/13/2007
Hospitalized Patients at High Risk of Vein Clots

But only half get clot-preventing treatments, researchers say

7/12/2007
Cirrhosis Can Impact Heart Surgery Success

Two-thirds of those with severe disease died after cardiac surgery, study found

7/12/2007
New LASIK Device Treats Differing Vision Problems

Performs separate procedures on each eye

7/10/2007
Death Rate High in Drug-Coated Stent Trial

Small study of bypass patients found no such risk from bare-metal stents

7/9/2007
Patient's Own Body Fat Used in Breast Remodeling

Procedure is first being tried on breast cancer survivors, developers say

7/6/2007
Medical Tourism Takes Flight

Lower costs are luring Americans abroad but risks exist, experts warn

6/29/2007
Surgeons Push for Less Invasive Lung Cancer Procedures

They require less recovery time, but few centers can perform them, experts say