Misc. Surgery News

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11/5/2015
Rule Changes Might Lead to More Lung Transplants for Kids

Study suggests that widening the geographic pool could increase available organs

11/5/2015
Complications From Tummy Tucks Exceed Other Cosmetic Surgeries

Combining the surgery with another cosmetic procedure boosts the risk by 50 percent, study finds

11/4/2015
Weight-Loss Surgery May Trim Health Care Costs

Study found people, especially diabetes patients, spent far less on doctors, drugs after procedure

11/4/2015
Weight-Loss Surgery Often Brings Less Painful Joints: Study

Patients tend to get around better as the pounds drop away, but not everyone will benefit, researchers say

11/4/2015
Better Sex Life May Be a Weight-Loss Surgery Bonus

Effects were long-lasting, and both men and women benefited, researchers say

11/3/2015
Extracting Clot Beats Clot-Busting Drug Alone in Study of Stroke Patients

People who had removal procedure were more likely to have functional independence after 90 days

11/2/2015
Antibiotics May Not Help After 'Complicated' Appendectomy

Use of the drugs did not lower infection risk after these higher-risk operations, study found

10/29/2015
Drugs May Be as Good as Surgery for Chronic Sinusitis

Study found sufferers who stuck with treatments like nasal sprays saw improvements in quality of life

10/29/2015
Face-lifts Seem to Do Little to Boost Self-Esteem: Study

Researchers note that sense of self-worth is more complicated than appearance alone

10/28/2015
Marriage May Aid Recovery From Heart Surgery, Study Finds

Greater risk of dying or disability seen among divorced, separated, widowed

10/28/2015
Surgeon's Calming Words May Ease Stress of Surgery

Study found reassuring voice might even beat anti-anxiety meds in lowering pre-op distress

10/27/2015
No Need to Stop Taking Statins Before Surgery, Study Finds

Not using cholesterol-lowering drugs may boost risk of death during recovery from non-cardiac operations

10/26/2015
Nitrous Oxide OK During Surgery for People With Heart Disease

Study eases concerns about the use of the anesthetic in non-cardiac procedures

10/26/2015
Medication Errors Seen in Half of All Operations in Study

And 80 percent of the mistakes were preventable, researchers report

10/23/2015
The Long and (Financial) Short of Fixing Leg Length Differences

More common treatment for children may mean lower earnings throughout adulthood, researchers report

10/22/2015
Common Shoulder Injury Heals Well Without Surgery: Study

Nonsurgical treatment brings fewer complications and shorter recovery time, researchers say

10/21/2015
Knee Replacement Brings Less Pain, Better Function

But risks make physical therapy a viable option, researchers say

10/20/2015
Botox Might Prevent Irregular Heartbeat After Bypass Surgery

Injectable toxin helped thwart atrial fibrillation, researchers report

10/20/2015
'Older' Blood Poses No Harm to Heart Surgery Patients: Study

Storage duration didn't influence complications, death rate

10/19/2015
Poor Patients May Be More Likely to Die After Heart Surgery: Study

Higher death rates apparent even with equivalent medical care

10/19/2015
Not All Large Breast Tumors Warrant Mastectomy, Study Says

Doctors shouldn't automatically rule out less invasive surgery plus radiation

10/16/2015
Antibiotic Resistance Could Threaten Surgery, Chemo Patients

Study warns of thousands more deaths if bacteria grow stronger

10/14/2015
Study Ties Essure Birth Control Implant to Greater Need for Reoperation

Device is already under scrutiny by FDA due to complaints of complications

10/13/2015
Marijuana Extract Ill-Suited for Preventing Nausea After Surgery

THC study halted early because of poor results, side effects

10/9/2015
For Early Breast Cancer, More U.S. Women Choose Less Invasive Treatment

Lumpectomy plus radiation results in nearly 90 percent survival over 10 years, study says

10/9/2015
Decrease Seen in Epidural-Related Complications for C-Sections

Rates for problems linked to certain types of anesthesia down 25 percent over decade, study finds

10/8/2015
Surgery May Raise Survival With Advanced Melanoma: Study

New analysis counters prior notion that tumor removal is useless in such cases, experts say

10/8/2015
Surgeon's Experience Tied to Success of Thyroid Removal: Study

Patients should ask how many of these operations the doctor does each year

10/7/2015
Suicide Risk May Rise for Some After Weight-Loss Surgery

Expert says that the life changes that follow can make it hard for these patients to cope

10/6/2015
Less-Invasive Surgery May Not Be Best Option for Rectal Cancer

Two studies found standard surgery was slightly more successful

10/5/2015
Some Blood Pressure Drugs May Be Risky for Certain Surgery Patients

Study found those without heart problems faced higher chances of heart trouble after non-cardiac operations

10/2/2015
Obesity Won't Affect Joint Surgery Safety, Study Finds

Heavy patients needed fewer blood transfusions, did not have more complications

10/1/2015
CT Scans for Lung Cancer Turn Up Few False-Positives: Study

Worries that wider adoption of the screen might lead to unnecessary surgeries are unfounded, experts say

9/29/2015
Surgery Patients Like Online Follow-up, Study Finds

But sometimes an in-person check still needed, researchers add

9/28/2015
Most of World's People Lack Access to Safe Cancer Surgery: Report

But more than 80 percent of patients have tumors that require operations

9/25/2015
With Liposuction, Weight Should Guide Fat Removal Limits: Study

People with higher body mass can have more removed safely, researchers claim

9/24/2015
MRIs Before Breast Cancer Surgery on the Rise: Study

Use of imaging tool has jumped dramatically, despite unclear guidelines on its use in this setting

9/23/2015
Placing Large Catheter in Vein Under Collarbone Best, Study Finds

Compared to neck or groin placement, it reduced chances of blood infections, clots among critically ill

9/21/2015
Though Rare, Some Disabilities Seen Long After Newborn Heart Surgery

Study authors suggest a lack of oxygen before the procedure may play a role

9/21/2015
Tonsillectomy for Sleep Apnea Carries Risks for Some Kids: Study

Though the surgery is a primary treatment for sleep disorder, breathing problems can occur afterwards

9/18/2015
Diabetes Should Be a Factor in Weight-Loss Surgery Decision: Study

Health costs decline if obese patients with type 2 get procedure soon after diagnosis, experts say

9/15/2015
Hip-Fracture Surgery Risk Not Just Due to Age, Study Finds

Poor outcomes could stem from factors related to having an emergency procedure, expert suggests

9/14/2015
Removing All Visible Cancer Is Key to Treating Aggressive Brain Tumors

Study of almost 100 children also finds greater survival rate for girls than boys after surgery

9/10/2015
Sinus Surgery May Also Ease Sleep Apnea

Study finds that procedure boosted sleep and quality of life

9/9/2015
Delirium in Older Surgical Patients Threatens Recovery

Sudden confusion is a postoperative complication linked to longer hospital stays, researchers say

9/9/2015
Dangers of Vaginal Mesh Surgery for Incontinence May Be Overstated: Study

It found only 1 in 30 women will suffer a complication that requires a second procedure

9/4/2015
More Evidence Weight-Loss Surgery Helps Fight Type 2 Diabetes

Bariatric procedures beat drug therapy in easing the disease over the long term, study found

9/2/2015
More Men With Breast Cancer Having Second Breast Removed

Trend mirrors the one seen in women, researchers say

9/2/2015
More Americans Getting Knees Replaced, And at Younger Ages

Procedure rate nearly doubled between 2000-2010, CDC statistics show

9/1/2015
Impotence Drug May Help Fight Rare Lung Disease: Study

Combining active ingredient in Cialis and blood pressure med helped with pulmonary arterial hypertension