Misc. Surgery News

Date Posted
Article Title
6/9/2004
Risks Seen in Therapy for Breathing Failure

Death rate of noninvasive intervention nearly doubled

6/9/2004
Fighting That Queasy Feeling After Surgery

New study could change hospital practices, reducing post-op nausea

6/7/2004
Blood Thinner Doesn't Work for All

One-fourth of patients don't respond to Plavix in small study

6/4/2004
Surgery to Stop Preterm Delivery Ineffective

Study may settle debate on stitching cervix shut

6/4/2004
Health Tip: Lasik Surgery Aftermath

What you should expect

6/2/2004
New Way to Ease Pain of Gallbladder Removal

Cox-2 inhibitors also cut down on complications after surgery

6/1/2004
Health Tip: Hair Transplant Caution

Questions to ask the surgeon

5/26/2004
IV Fluids Are Equal, Study Finds

Researchers say saline and albumin are both safe for ICU patients

5/25/2004
Small Healthy Side Effect of Smoking Discovered

Study finds heavy smokers who continue their habit after angioplasty do better

5/21/2004
Zapping Voice Disorders

Laser surgery faster, cheaper and simpler than standard procedure

5/19/2004
Health Tip: Dermabrasion

It smoothes out wrinkles and acne scars

5/19/2004
Plastic Surgeons Frown on Reality TV Shows

Say they raise false hopes, risks of complications

5/17/2004
Heart Attacks Less Deadly in Northeast Hospitals

Study finds survival rates highest in that part of the country

5/16/2004
A New Look to Heart Failure Treatment

Cardiologists reshape the heart to boost its strength

5/12/2004
Small-Incision Surgery Safe and Effective For Colon Cancer

It reduces pain, hospital time for patients, a new study says

5/10/2004
Outlook Good for Most Prostate Cancer Patients

Long-term survival rate high after surgery

5/7/2004
Artery-Clearing Surgery Can Prevent Stroke

Study finds risk halved in people with no symptoms

5/6/2004
When to Treat Middle Ear Problem

New guidelines for care and diagnosis of otitis media with effusion

5/5/2004
One-Two Punch Urged for Head, Neck Cancers

Studies find benefits from chemo and radiation after surgery

5/4/2004
Statins May Cut Death Risk After Surgery

Study finds benefit after any type of operation

5/4/2004
5/3/2004
Delivering Heart Drugs From the Inside

New stent with biodegradable coating could advance cardiovascular treatment

4/29/2004
New Liver Cancer Treatment Targets Tumors

It delivers radiation directly to malignant cells

4/29/2004
Lethal Genetic Heart Defect Found

Responsible for heart failure in some people with congential problems

4/28/2004
Treatments for Prostate Cancer Produce Similar Results

Study found patients had same outcomes seven years later

4/28/2004
Predicting Trouble After Bypass Surgery

Abnormalities detected during procedure led to greater risk of later problems

4/27/2004
Bypass is Best for High-Risk Heart Patients

It tops angioplasty or stents when it comes to death rates for this group

4/26/2004
Traditional Hernia Surgery Tops Laparoscopic Technique

Researchers report fewer recurrences and fewer complications

4/23/2004
Sticky Weather Can Cloud LASIK Results

Humidity, temperature can alter outcome of laser surgery

4/21/2004
Chemo Combo Helps Some With Lung Cancer

Study: Works best in those with small but not too small tumors

4/20/2004
Fat Sites Best Predict Heart Risk

Study: Obesity alone not best forecaster, especially in women

4/16/2004
Stomach Cancer Procedure Doesn't Improve Odds

Extended lymph node dissection makes no difference in long-term survival

4/16/2004
What Women Need to Know About C-Sections

Elective Caesareans carry more risks than many assume, experts say

4/13/2004
Quick Hip Fracture Surgery Cuts Patient Pain

May also reduce risk of complications, study says

4/9/2004
Laparoscopic Surgery Recovery Time Faster for Colon Cancer Patients

Survival rate actually a bit better than conventional surgery

4/7/2004
A Safer Gastric Bypass Surgery

Two-stage approach to obesity procedure reduces patient risk

4/5/2004
Double Mastectomy Likelier With Genetic Diagnosis

Women with BRCA mutations twice as likely to have both breasts removed

3/29/2004
Surgery Cuts Death Risk for Those With Rare Heart Disorder

Cutting part of nerves to heart helps young people with long QT syndrome

3/26/2004
Embolization Bests Surgery for Fibroid Treatment

Procedure offers shorter hospital stay and faster recovery, study finds

3/19/2004
Mastectomy Rates All Over the Map

Large disparity between countries in how many are performed

3/19/2004
Quick Surgery Urged After 'Mini-Strokes'

Artery-clearing procedure best done within two weeks, study says

3/16/2004
Radiation Urged for Recurring Prostate Cancer

Researchers say it should begin at first sign after surgery

3/16/2004
Computer-Driven Pain Patch Shows Promise

Patient-controlled technology might replace IV morphine pump in hospitals

3/14/2004
Making the Tough Choices With Bladder Cancer

Free booklet helps patients make treatment decisions

3/9/2004
Lasik Eye Surgery

Some facts you should know

3/8/2004
Repairing Cartilage

Polymer fills in wounds, provides scaffolding for new growth

3/3/2004
New Way to Stitch Up Arteries

Simpler, safer method closes punctures after angioplasty, stenting

3/2/2004
The Fallout From Breast Cancer Therapy

Physical symptoms affect many women after treatment, study finds

3/2/2004
Battling Bladder Cancer's Return

Procedure may help detect patients most likely to have recurrence

2/24/2004
Halting Damage of Hysterectomy

Robotic-assisted surgery effective in treating sagging vagina