Misc. Surgery News

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5/17/2006
Weight-Loss Surgeries Safe at Teaching Hospitals

Academic medical centers have less than a 1 percent post-surgery death rate, study finds

5/16/2006
Study Supports Surgery for Metastatic Breast Cancer

Right now, most doctors forego surgery after tumors have spread

5/15/2006
Adult Heart Pumps Help Kids Waiting for Transplant

Study finds 85 percent survival rate with these implanted devices

5/15/2006
Health Tip: Is Bariatric Surgery Right For You?

How to know if you're a candidate

5/8/2006
Lumpectomy Fine for Lobular Breast Cancers

Study finds this breast-conserving method doesn't raise risk for repeat surgeries

5/5/2006
Key Protein Predicts Need for Dialysis After Kidney Transplant

The test could greatly improve patient care, researchers say

5/5/2006
Nurses Give Surgeons Poor Grades on Teamwork in OR

Study suggests culture of intimidation might jeopardize patient safety

5/4/2006
New 'Bladeless' LASIK Eye Technique Equals Older Method

Researchers saw no differences in 6-month eye outcomes

5/3/2006
Stents Boost Walking Ability for Patients With Blocked Leg Arteries

Peripheral arterial disease can lead to amputation in worst cases

5/3/2006
Prostate Cancer Screening May Not Be Needed in Older Men

They will often die of some other cause, study suggests

5/2/2006
New Method Gauges Blood Needed for Bypass Surgery

It's a means of preserving this precious resource

4/28/2006
New Light Imaging Scan Could Boost Breast Cancer Care

'Terahertz' imaging helps surgeons remove complete tumor

4/27/2006
Lighting Up Brain Tumors Improved Survival in Short Term

Study found technique helped surgeons remove more of the malignant mass

4/26/2006
New Guidelines Recommended for Implanted Heart Devices

Cardiac group asks FDA and manufacturers to cooperate on pacemakers, defibrillators

4/25/2006
Surgical Technique Shows Promise Against Major Depression

Deep brain stimulation eased symptoms in study of six patients

4/24/2006
Study Supports Small-Incision Herniated Disc Surgery

But another expert says it may not be for everyone

4/24/2006
Technology Could Bring Safer Brain Tumor Surgery

Tracking brain activity during procedure may prevent damage to language centers

4/20/2006
Two Laser Vision Surgeries Work Equally Well

LASIK and PRK each have pros and cons, study finds

4/20/2006
Transplanted Nerve Tissue Can Cause Human 'Mad Cow' Disease

British study finds seven patients affected over past few decades

4/19/2006
Cases of 'Wrong-Site Surgery' Are Rare

Such mistakes happen at rate of one in 113,000 operations, study finds

4/19/2006
Health Tip: What to Expect From Gallbladder Surgery

You'll probably be back on your feet in a few days

4/18/2006
Blood Sugar Control Boosts Diabetics' Recovery After Surgery

It lowers risks for serious infection, study finds

4/18/2006
Sexism Keeping Women From Surgical Careers

Many are turned off by the O.R.'s 'male culture,' study finds

4/12/2006
Procedure Helps Restore Urinary Continence in Women

A bladder-supporting technique proves effective in major trial

4/12/2006
Lasers Zap Varicose Veins

Minimally invasive technique has minimal recovery time, too

4/6/2006
Ovary Removal May Boost Long-Term Dementia Risk

Experts say women must weigh pros and cons for this surgery

4/3/2006
Tissue-Engineered Bladder Transplants a Success

Experimental procedure avoids complications associated with using other body tissues

4/3/2006
Kids Behave, Sleep Better After Tonsillectomy

Study says hyperactivity, attention deficit and sleepiness often improved

3/31/2006
Delaying Surgery for Bladder Cancer Costly

Patients who had operation after 93 days from diagnosis more likely to die, study says

3/31/2006
New Technique Treats Pelvic Pain in Men and Women

Use of foam solution seems to prevent recurrence of disorder, researchers report

3/31/2006
Health Tip: Dry Socket in Your Mouth

How to prevent this after tooth extraction

3/30/2006
Lymph Node Removal May Boost Stomach Cancer Survival

But more extensive procedure increased short-term side effects, study found

3/29/2006
Guided Imagery Helps Children Facing Surgery

The technique eases anxiety and lessens pain, study says

3/27/2006
Human-to-Human 'Mad Cow'-Like Infection Possible

Mouse studies suggest blood transfusions, surgeries could transmit disease

3/24/2006
ACL Tears Bring Women Long-Term Bone Loss

Study found persistent deficits years after surgery

3/24/2006
New Thyroid Surgeries Require Smaller Incisions

Two high-tech methods work well, study finds

3/24/2006
Joint Replacement Demand Could Mean Long Wait Times

Millions of knees, hips will need replacing, with too few surgeons

3/23/2006
New Techniques Lengthen Legs

Orthopedic advances focus on cases where limbs are of unequal length

3/23/2006
Preparation Brings Better Hip Replacement Outcomes

Medical exams, physical conditioning can help, studies show

3/23/2006
Ankle Fracture Surgery Helps All Ages

Older patients fared well, but may need more intensive rehab, experts say

3/22/2006
Weight-Loss Surgery Not Without Risks

Age and type of surgery seem to be the key factors, study finds

3/17/2006
Preventive Mastectomy Offers Women Relief

Most had no regrets after opting for removal of unaffected breast, study found

3/17/2006
Hysterectomy Can Lower Sexual Desire

Surgery involving removal of ovaries may also decrease sexual pleasure, researchers add

3/15/2006
Outlook Improving for Heart, Lung Transplant Recipients

More than two-thirds survive at least 3 years, study shows

3/14/2006
Blood Thinner Protects Heart Patients

Abciximab boosted survival after angioplasty, stent placement, study found

3/13/2006
Women, Minorities Less Likely to Get Best Heart Attack Care

White male patients are most often transferred to high-quality medical centers, study finds

3/10/2006
Less-Than-Perfect Kidneys Can Still Save Lives

Double transplants using sub-optimal organs may ease kidney shortage, experts say

3/9/2006
Procedure Spares Hearing After Acoustic Neuroma

Excising these benign tumors from above the ear works best, study finds

2/27/2006
Infection Raises Women's Post-Bypass Death Risk

Finding could explain why women are more likely to die after the surgery

2/27/2006
Treating Older Men's Prostate Cancer May Be Wiser Course

Study argues against the practice of 'watchful waiting'