Misc. Surgery News

Date Posted
Article Title
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

8/1/2005
New Clotting Drug Fails in Trial

Heparinase I study stopped early due to side effects

7/29/2005
Hospital Reminders Lower Urinary Catheter Risk

System prompts doctors to remove the devices sooner

7/28/2005
Deadly Bacteria Times Its Attack

Research shows post-surgery infection strikes when immune system is weakest

7/27/2005
Cardio Drugs May Prevent Surgery-Linked Heart Attack

Beta blockers seem to shield high-risk patients, but more study needed

7/26/2005
PSA Changes Over Time Predict Prostate Cancer Risk

Doctors may need to stop focusing on single test results, studies suggest

7/26/2005
Stem Cells Restore Heart Function in Pigs

Trials in heart attack patients to begin soon, researchers say

7/25/2005
Paramedics Lack Training for Lifesaving Procedure

More practice needed for the insertion of breathing tubes, experts say

7/21/2005
Study to Focus on Preventing Aortic Aneurysm

Researchers will compare use of stents to 'watchful waiting'

7/21/2005
Better Treatment for Deviated Septum

New procedure corrects the nasal malformation up to 96 percent of the time

7/20/2005
Anesthesia Raises Head and Neck Surgery Risk

More time anesthetized raises odds for complications, study finds

7/19/2005
Ibuprofen Before Gum Surgery Raises Bleeding

Study suggests patients should halt use of the drug before procedure

7/18/2005
Less-Invasive Colon Surgery May Be Safer

Study finds lower risk of post-operative complications with laparoscopic technique

7/14/2005
Prayer Doesn't Help Heart Surgery Patients: Study

Bedside therapy had minimal effect as well, researchers find

7/13/2005
Bypass Costs Far Higher in U.S. Than in Canada

Americans pay over 80 percent more for similar outcomes, study finds

7/12/2005
Hospitals Show Heart-Failure Treatment Gap

Study finds wide variance on 4 key indicators

7/12/2005
Weight-Loss Surgeries Skyrocketing

Study found number of procedures quadrupled between 1998 and 2002