Misc. Surgery News

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Article Title
12/7/2005
Face Transplants: Medicine's New Ethical Dilemma

With a full U.S. transplant looming, some experts question when, if ever, the surgery is warranted

11/30/2005
New Screens Help Spot Football Injuries

MRI, X-ray are giving doctors a better picture

11/29/2005
Surgical Technique Cuts Islet Cell Transplant Complications

Experimental procedure designed for those with hard-to-control type 1 diabetes

11/28/2005
Distance Can Decide Breast Cancer Care

Rural women often face mastectomy if radiation isn't a near-by option, study finds

11/22/2005
Health Tip: Are You a Candidate for Knee Replacement?

Signs that surgery may be the best option

11/22/2005
Heart Surgery Riskier for Those Over 80

Doctors must weigh risks and benefits carefully, researchers conclude

11/17/2005
Obesity Ups Arrhythmia Risk After Bypass

Being overweight can more than double the odds, study found

11/8/2005
Blacks More Likely to Forego Lung Cancer Surgery

They may be misinformed about risks linked to these procedures, experts say

10/31/2005
Guidelines for Heart Treatment Benefit Patients

Better results, fewer complications when recommendations are followed, study finds

10/27/2005
Chewing Gum Speeds Surgery Recovery

Patients who chewed went home a day earlier after colon operation

10/26/2005
10/25/2005
Simple Tests Predict Post-Op Pain

Anxiety, sensitivity levels identify patients needing special care, experts say

10/25/2005
Oxygen Reduces Risk of Wound Infection

The higher the mixture, the lower the likelihood of problems, study finds

10/24/2005
Drug-Eluting Stents Better for Aging, Grafted Veins

Study found they outperformed bare metal stents

10/24/2005
New Drugs Better for Postoperative Nausea

Study found 95 percent of those taking them did not experience vomiting 24 hours later

10/22/2005
New Device Measures Brain Oxygen Levels

Technique could make surgery safer, study suggests

10/20/2005
Less Invasive Surgery Works for Sinus Tumors

Greater number of patients remain free of disease, study finds

10/18/2005
Prostate Surgery Safe for Older Men

Rates of death, complications are low if patient is in good health, study finds

10/18/2005
Studies Highlight Risks of Bariatric Surgery

Rehospitalization rates increased, and mortality rate higher for Medicare patients

10/18/2005
Radiation After Prostate Cancer Surgery Boosts Survival

It reduces the chance of tumor recurrence, new study finds

10/18/2005
Chemo-Radiation Combo Best Before Rectal Cancer Surgery

Study found tumor easier to remove, less likely to return

10/14/2005
Breast Cancer Treatment Guide Aimed at Hispanic Women

The free Spanish-language booklet covers lumpectomy, mastectomy options

10/13/2005
Stenting Can Open Blocked Brain Arteries

Study finds short-term benefits for stroke patients; longer-term research needed

9/30/2005
Minimally Invasive Brain Tumor Surgery Gaining Ground

It's safe and effective for certain patients, new study finds

9/30/2005
Scientists Identify New Genetic Bone Disorder

Family's inherited condition strips bone of its protective cartilage

9/29/2005
Trial Will Look At Widening Angioplasty's Reach

Research to examine whether community hospitals can use it for non-urgent care

9/26/2005
Experts Support Artery-Clearing Surgery to Prevent Stroke

Carotid endarterectomy advised for those with clogged vessels and prior stroke history

9/26/2005
New Cochlear Implant Surgery Safer, Less Invasive

The new technique does away with need for an 'ear flap'

9/25/2005
Bones to Blame for Aging Face

They shrink as years go by, and this process is faster in women, study finds

9/22/2005
Web-Based Stroke Care Aids Rural Patients

Doctors consult with experts at larger centers via the Internet

9/19/2005
9/16/2005
Mouse Stem Cells Repair Sheeps' Hearts

Opinions differ on whether cross-species transplants would work in humans

9/14/2005
Frozen Whole Ovary Transplant a Success

Israeli researchers use technique in sheep to develop embryos

9/13/2005
Hispanics at High Risk for Cataracts

Language, insurance barriers keep many from surgery, study finds

9/13/2005
Breast Cancer Surgery May Play Role in Recurrence

It might encourage growth of tumor blood vessels, study suggests

9/9/2005
Delivery-Linked Perineal Tears Can Bring Long-Term Trouble

But women are often too embarrassed to seek out help, researchers say

9/8/2005
Drug Could Cut Heart Surgery Risks

Researchers hope pexelizumab can prevent dangerous immune response

9/7/2005
New Technique Tracks Stem Cells' Progress

Scientists watched as the cells made their way to the heart and beyond

9/5/2005
Using Anti-Clotting Drug Before Angioplasty Cuts Risk

Plavix nearly halved odds for death, second heart attack, study found

8/30/2005
Body Size Matters After Bypass

Fact that women are smaller than men may explain higher death rate, study shows

8/30/2005
Plastic Surgery Not Just for Wealthy Anymore

Patients now reflect the mainstream, survey finds

8/23/2005
New Technology Cuts Lung Cancer Surgery

It offers a clearer assessment of cancer's spread, study says

8/21/2005
Joint Replacement: Less Is Sometimes More

Minimally invasive surgery offers an alternative for some patients

8/18/2005
Heart Bypass Safe, Effective for Patients Over 80

British study shows most still alive 5 years after procedure

8/17/2005
Diabetes Prolongs Fracture Recovery

Study found longer hospital stays after ankle surgery compared to non-diabetics

8/16/2005
Nights, Weekends Worst for Heart Attack Help

Patients wait longer for artery-opening procedures at hospitals, study finds

8/15/2005
Robotic Weight-Loss Surgery Passes Test

But method is time-consuming and unnecessary, one expert says

8/8/2005
Beta Blockers Best After Cardiac Surgery

Study finds they prevent irregular heartbeat after procedures

8/8/2005
Breast Cancers Being Caught Earlier

Smaller size of tumors skewing success rate of treatments, researchers say

8/1/2005
Surgeons Re-Assess C-Section Procedure

A much-debated practice may reduce scarring, study finds