Misc. Surgery News

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4/5/2016
Weight-Loss Surgery Gets People Moving, Study Shows

More than half of patients showed improvement in pain symptoms, ability to walk

4/4/2016
Weight-Loss Surgery May Help Control Type 2 Diabetes in Long Run

After 5 years, more patients in surgery group had lower blood sugar than in medication-only group

3/30/2016
Could a Low-Risk Surgery Help Your Chronic Heartburn?

Death rate from procedure lower than previously reported, study finds

3/29/2016
Antipsychotics Don't Ease Delirium in Hospitalized Patients

These drugs won't prevent or effectively treat the condition, review suggests

3/25/2016
Mild Appendicitis Complication Rates Similar for Surgery, Antibiotics

Decision not to operate might be matter of personal preference, researchers say

3/25/2016
Surgeons' Experience Matters With Thyroid Removal

Track record best for doctors who perform 25-plus thyroidectomies a year, researchers say

3/21/2016
Men, Avoid Impotence Drugs Before Surgery

Let an anesthesia professional know if you take these medications, expert cautions

3/17/2016
Health Tip: Take Charge of Your Health

Learn all you can about pending surgery

3/14/2016
Flu Shot Safe for Surgery Patients in Hospital: Study

Findings show it won't increase complications

3/11/2016
Preventive Mastectomies Triple Among U.S. Women With Cancer in One Breast

Patients increasingly opt to have the healthy breast removed, despite limited benefit, study says

3/11/2016
Anesthesia Not Linked to Long-Term Mental Decline, Study Finds

Underlying health, previous functioning are more likely factors, researchers say

3/9/2016
Woman Who Had 1st U.S. Uterus Transplant Loses the Organ Due to Complication

Doctors at Cleveland Clinic aren't yet revealing what went wrong, but stress that procedure does have risks

3/9/2016
Scientists Use Stem Cells to Correct Infant Cataracts

Leaving these cells behind during removal of damaged tissue led to regeneration of new, clear lens

3/9/2016
With Early Breast Cancer, Targeted Radiation Shows Promise

Study finds limited radiotherapy effective after low-risk tumors are removed, but questions remain

3/8/2016
Preventive Mastectomy May Not Boost Sense of Well-Being

Over time, women reported similar states of mind with or without additional surgery, study finds

3/8/2016
Amputee 'Feels' With Bionic Fingertip

Swiss researchers attached electrodes to upper arm to transmit touch sense

3/7/2016
First U.S. Uterus Transplant Patient Grateful for Chance to Have Children

She will have to wait a year before she can try to become pregnant, Cleveland Clinic doctors say

3/2/2016
Steroid Shot for Hip Pain May Carry Infection Risk If Too Close to Surgery

Hip replacement should be delayed for three months after an injection, researchers say

3/1/2016
Study Finds Shortage of Surgeries in World's Poorest Countries

Report reveals 'huge disparities' around the globe

2/26/2016
More Americans Opting for Butt Implants, Lifts

New data on plastic surgery trends also finds men increasingly undergoing breast reductions

2/25/2016
New Cooling Technique Might Aid Brain Surgery: Study

Combined with verbal checks, it allowed surgeons to protect areas where speech occurs

2/24/2016
Staying on Low-Dose Aspirin Before Heart Surgery Deemed Safe

Study finds no increased risk of bleeding in 30 days after operation

2/24/2016
Health Problems Can Plague Seniors After Cancer Surgery

Researchers find falls, broken bones, bed sores more likely in older patients

2/22/2016
More American Women Opting for Mastectomy, Study Finds

Rate went up 36 percent between 2005 and 2013, researchers say

2/18/2016
Surgery, Stents Equally Effective for Opening Neck Arteries: Study

Both procedures reduce risk of stroke due to narrowed arteries, researchers find

2/17/2016
1 in 4 Breast Cancer Lumpectomies Requires Follow-Up Surgery

Risk after breast-conserving operation is lower with 'high-volume' surgeons, researchers say

2/15/2016
New Type of Weight-Loss Surgery May Be Less Risky, Cheaper

But, at least one expert isn't sure about long-term success of procedure

2/11/2016
More Young Breast Cancer Patients Getting Gene Test

New study finds nearly all women under 40 at diagnosis are opting for BRCA evaluation

2/10/2016
Weight-Loss Surgery May Lengthen Older People's Lives: Study

But those under 35, and especially women, may not reap as much benefit

2/8/2016
Is Fat From Another Area of Body Safe for Breast Reconstruction?

Research shows this practice doesn't increase risk for new cancers or recurrence

2/5/2016
Many Donor Livers for Sickest Patients Rejected, Study Finds

Just over one-third of the organs are accepted for those most in need

2/3/2016
Surgical Safety Checklists May Shorten Hospital Stays, Save Lives

Overall health costs fall as a result, researchers say

2/2/2016
Patient Care Doesn't Suffer When Surgical Residents Work More: Study

Even shifts that exceeded 28 hours didn't worsen outcomes

2/1/2016
Could C-Section Baby Benefit From Mom's Vaginal Fluids?

Small study suggests it's possible to partially restore good bacteria to cesarean infants

1/29/2016
'Til Weight Loss Do Us Part?

Spouses should be consulted before obesity surgery, researchers suggest

1/27/2016
Small Number of Doctors Trigger Big Share of Malpractice Payouts

Study ties physicians' future claims risk to past claims experience, specialty, sex and age

1/26/2016
Blood Donors Needed After East Coast Storm: Red Cross

Many drives were canceled for bad weather, but donations are desperately sought

1/26/2016
Weight May Influence Outcomes After Lung Cancer Surgery

Study found the very thin or very obese had the highest odds for complications

1/26/2016
After Heart Surgery, House Calls by Physician Assistants Help

Patients who had two visits were less likely to need hospital readmission, study says

1/21/2016
Frail Seniors Face Increased Death Risk After Surgery, Study Suggests

Patients and physicians should consider overall health before elective procedures, researchers say

1/21/2016
Study Pinpoints Best Timing for Rectal Cancer Surgery

Patients who had procedure 8 weeks after chemo and radiation therapy had best survival rates

1/20/2016
Identifying Colon Cancer Patients Who May Need More Than Surgery

Small group with stage 2 tumors might benefit from new screening test, study says

1/20/2016
Anesthesia After 40 Not Linked to Mental Decline Later, Study Finds

For adults, mild thinking and memory problems that may develop over time are unrelated, researchers say

1/18/2016
FDA Approves Redesign of Endoscope Tied to Infections

Olympus TJF-Q180V duodenoscope had been linked to serious infections, but redesign should lower the risk

1/18/2016
Could Implanted Sensor Revolutionize Brain Monitoring?

New device is designed to measure pressure, then dissolve, but human trials are ways off

1/13/2016
Low-Cost Mosquito Mesh Good Alternative for Hernia Repair in Poor Countries: Study

Researchers say this affordable innovation might improve access to the surgery

1/13/2016
Study: Tissue Heart Valves Seem Best for Middle-Aged Patients

They wear out faster but don't carry the clotting risks that metal valves do, research shows

1/12/2016
Statins Aid Bypass Surgery Recovery, Research Shows

Review of cholesterol-lowering drugs' use shows they cut risk of death or complications

1/12/2016
Obesity Surgery Patients May Often Have Mental Health Disorders

But mood conditions don't seem to hinder post-op weight loss, study says

1/7/2016
Organ Recipients at Raised Risk of Cancer Death, Study Finds

Researchers say immune system-suppressing drugs, poor health may leave these patients vulnerable