Misc. Surgery News

Date Posted
Article Title
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

3/10/2005
Bill Clinton's Surgery Successful

Doctors remove scar tissue, fluid buildup that resulted from his heart bypass last fall

3/9/2005
Clinton Surgery Called Rare, But Not Risky

Doctors will remove fluid buildup following his bypass surgery

3/7/2005
Joint Implants Can Weaken With Time

Researchers look for way to improve materials used

3/4/2005
Joint Replacement Won't Banish Obesity

Contrary to belief, most patients gain weight post-surgery

3/4/2005
Double Carotid Artery Procedures Can Be Safe

Placing stents in both arteries at once won't significantly increase risk, study says

3/2/2005
Spotting Heart Valve Patients at Risk

Size of mitral valve opening may determine need for surgery

3/2/2005
Genes Predict Kidney Complications After Bypass Surgery

Finding could lead to a test that identifies patients at risk

3/1/2005
Implanted Electrodes Combat Depression

Preliminary research requires drilling holes in skull, scientists report

2/28/2005
Common Procedures Do Help Injured Knees

Studies found cartilage repairs restored function, eased pain

2/25/2005
Health Tip: After Hip Replacement

Some tips to ease recovery

2/23/2005
Tea Might Protect Transplanted Livers

Green tea extract cut post-surgical troubles in mice

2/22/2005
Gastric Bypass Just As Effective for Seniors

Post-surgery weight loss nearly matched that of young patients

2/22/2005
Infection Control Lacking in Many Surgeries

Half of patients aren't getting antimicrobial drugs as recommended

2/17/2005
Stem Cells Promise Better Plastic Surgery

Safer, more durable implants made from natural tissue, researchers report

2/9/2005
Stretching Artery-Opening Stents Deemed Safe

Ensuring snug fit in vessel won't compromise patient outcomes

2/9/2005
Cardiac Stem Cells Found in Newborns

Discovery provides new hope for repairing damaged hearts

2/9/2005
Health Tip: Benefits and Risks of Gastric Bypass

Weigh pros and cons before surgery

2/4/2005
Seizures After Epilepsy Surgery Indicate Continuing Risk

Patients do better after surgery, but seizures may still occur

2/4/2005
Minimally Invasive Surgery Remakes Face of Medicine

Procedures are less painful, with faster recovery times

2/3/2005
Injections Best for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Comparison study finds less invasive treatment for painful condition works well

2/2/2005
Breast Cancer Chemo Timing Doesn't Affect Outcome

But it does help after surgery, study finds

1/31/2005
Surgery Helps Those With Vision Loss

Procedure aids people with age-related macular degeneration

1/25/2005
Procedure Improves Outcomes in Lung Cancer Cases

Intraoperative brachytherapy boosted survival odds for high-risk patients

1/24/2005
Vaginal Hysterectomy Is Preferred Method: Study

It results in better recovery times than abdominal procedure

1/24/2005
Nose-Stomach Tube Slows Recovery From Surgery

May increase risk of complications following abdominal operations, study says

1/19/2005
1/18/2005
HRT Increases Risk of Gallstone Trouble

Researchers say it's one more thing women have to factor into their decision

1/18/2005
Experimental Stent Could Revolutionize Treatment of Artery Disease

It's absorbed by the body, but vessels stay open, researchers report

1/11/2005
Drug-Coated Stents Best If Artery Closes Again

Angioplasty less successful in treating such blockages, study finds

1/10/2005
Some Doctors Avoid Heart Procedure for Risky Patients

They cite published mortality 'report cards' as an influence, study finds

1/6/2005
Sinus Surgery Safe for Elderly

Endoscopic procedure relieves pain, pressure of sinusitis in seniors

1/3/2005
Self-Hypnosis Calms Kids During Tough Procedures

Relaxation helps them tolerate pain, researchers say

1/3/2005
Artificial Hip a Story of Setbacks, Triumph

Pioneer had to overcome man-made side effects in early days

12/30/2004
Surgery Helps Relieve Migraines

Removing key muscles cut severity of attacks in 92 percent of patients

12/29/2004
Breast Implants Should Be Adult Matter

New industry policy says teens have to be 18 to have cosmetic breast surgery

12/29/2004
Drugs Recommended to Clear Heart Arteries

Bypass no better for most having elective vascular surgery

12/27/2004
Long-Term Survival Not Tied to 'Excellence' Centers

Study compares five-year death rates at National Cancer Institute-designated facilities