Misc. Surgery News

Date Posted
Article Title
6/20/2005
Overweight People More Likely to Survive Bypass Surgery

But they have procedure at younger ages, researchers note

6/16/2005
Scientists Grow Heart Bypass Blood Vessels in Lab

Bioengineering could benefit patients unsuitable for coronary surgery

6/16/2005
Pre-Surgery Plane Travel Raises Clot Risk

Long flights boost odds 30 times, study finds

6/16/2005
Back Surgery Fails to Live Up to Hype

In study, surgeons' predictions of pain relief didn't match outcomes

6/14/2005
Stent Treatment May Be Best Even Hours After Heart Attack

Study might challenge existing treatment guidelines

6/14/2005
Epilepsy Surgery Brings Long-Term Seizure Relief

Most patients remain attack-free decades later, study finds

6/8/2005
Study: Public Disclosure Makes Docs More Cautious

Concern about record may bias physicians against surgery for sicker patients

6/7/2005
Study Frowns on Over-The-Counter Lip Enhancers

These cremes may promise more than they deliver

6/6/2005
New Test Could Speed Cardiac Care

Blood screen quickly identifies heart failure type

6/2/2005
Eye Allergies Can Spur Corneal Transplant Failure

But study also suggests new means of stopping transplant rejection

6/1/2005
Obesity, Diabetes Raise Joint Replacement Risks

Study finds more complications in hypertensive patients, too

5/31/2005
Experts Weigh in On the Better Bypass

Use of heart-lung machine depends on surgeon's skill, AHA concludes

5/26/2005
Adenoid, Tonsil Removal Improves Childhood Asthma

Study finds dramatic reductions in need for medication after surgery

5/25/2005
Bypass Beats Stents for Heart Surgery

The new findings run counter to previous studies, however

5/25/2005
Depressed Heart Surgery Patients Face Higher Mortality Rates

Physicians should pay closer attention to emotional well-being, study suggests

5/24/2005
Rehab Equals Surgery for Low Back Pain

Spinal fusion's small benefit not worth expense, risks, study finds

5/17/2005
Non-Stick Teflon Stents Saving Lives

They resist reclosure as they prop open arteries, study finds

5/13/2005
'Keyhole' Surgery Found Effective for Colorectal Cancer

But there are a limited number of qualified surgeons for the small-incision procedure

5/11/2005
Study: Surgery Best for Prostate Cancer

But experts say this decision is best made by patient and his doctor

5/9/2005
Study: 'Arm Lift' Plastic Surgery Generally Safe

But nerve damage did occur in 5% of cases, researchers say

5/4/2005
Fish Oil Nutrient Boosts Ailing Hearts

Better outcomes for bypass patients and those using pacemakers

5/3/2005
Drug-Coated Stents Show Shortfalls

Real-life results below those in controlled trials, study finds

4/25/2005
Bypass Surgery Doesn't Harm Cognitive Ability

New study finds heart procedure free of lasting deficits

4/25/2005
High-Volume Hospitals Best for Aortic Valve Repair

There's a better chance of getting the best device for your age, study finds

4/25/2005
Surgery Benefits Children With Epilepsy

It can reduce seizures and boost IQ, study finds

4/21/2005
Ear Tube Surgery Doesn't Harm Kids' Hearing

Procedures showed positive results 14 years later, study says

4/21/2005
Tonsillectomy Helps Kids' Sleep Apnea

Benefits continued long after surgery, study finds

4/20/2005
Mixed Results for Lymph-Removing Ovarian Cancer Surgery

It slowed disease progression, but didn't affect overall survival

4/20/2005
Health Tip: Laparoscopic Appendectomy

Is this method right for you?

4/19/2005
Fluorescence Improves Brain Tumor Surgery Outcomes

Tracer lights the way for delicate procedure, extending survival

4/19/2005
4/18/2005
Deep Brain Technique Eases Chronic Pain

Long-term success of 80 percent against tough-to-treat back trouble, study finds

4/18/2005
Sunshine, Vitamin D Improve Lung Cancer Survival

But don't put off surgeries till sunnier months, experts caution

4/18/2005
Weight, Smoking Affect Back Pain Surgery Success

Patients in injury-linked litigation also had poorer outcomes, study finds

4/15/2005
Researchers Focus On Deep-Brain Stimulation for Parkinson's

Two areas of brain appear equally useful targets, new study suggests

4/15/2005
'Slow' Physical Therapy Fights Tough Back Pain

Long-known method proves effective in new trial

4/14/2005
Ovary Removal Doubles Parkinson's Risk

Study found women who had both taken out when young were more vulnerable later

4/8/2005
New Sealant Protects Brain After Surgery

Guards against fluid leakage from incision

4/5/2005
Certain Diet Drugs Can Help Boost Weight Loss

And for the severely obese, weight-reduction surgery is best, studies find

4/5/2005
Study Questions Ibuprofen Ban Before Surgery

The drug's effects on clotting may be too brief to matter

4/4/2005
New Hope Against Inoperable Liver, Lung Cancers

Two techniques could offer patients life-extending options, researchers say

4/1/2005
Surgical Infection Rates Lower in Elderly

Mystery remains as to why rates decline after age 65

4/1/2005
New Test Gives Early Warning of Kidney Failure

Finding could lead to quicker use of life-saving treatment

3/28/2005
New Surgery Detours Within Clogged Artery Walls

The procedure can restore blood flow when all else fails, study says

3/28/2005
Race, Marriage Influence Prostate Cancer Treatment

Both help men decide whether to opt for surgery or radiation, study suggests

3/23/2005
Interventional Radiology Is New Face of Surgery

Targeted treatments reduce trauma, recovery time, doctors say

3/17/2005
How Lifesaving Transplants Turned Deadly

Review of rabies case in Texas last year highlights challenges of organ donation

3/15/2005
Drug Therapy as Good as Invasive Procedures After Heart Attacks

Medications offer an equal chance of long-term survival for older folks, study finds

3/15/2005
Mastectomy Does Prevent Breast Cancer for Those at High Risk

Research confirms preventive approach used a decade ago works

3/11/2005
Age No Barrier for Kidney Transplant

Older organs can be safely donated, received, study finds