Misc. Surgery News

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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

8/26/2015
A Tired Surgeon Still a Good Surgeon, Study Finds

Review reveals that doctors who operate the night before another surgery do well

8/26/2015
Most Don't Need 'Bridging' When They Stop Warfarin Temporarily

Clot risk doesn't appear to rise without additional drug treatment, study finds

8/25/2015
Seniors More Likely to Wind Up in Hospital After Outpatient Surgery: Study

Older patients need more help with discharge, dosing instructions, researchers say

8/24/2015
Steroid Injections Probably Won't Help Your Lower Back Pain

Any relief is likely temporary, review of 38 studies says

8/21/2015
Weight Loss Fights Liver Condition, No Matter How It's Done

Through surgery or lifestyle changes, shedding pounds improves nonalcoholic steatohepatitis, study finds

8/13/2015
Tuning Into Your Favorite Music May Boost Post-Op Recovery

Review of 72 studies on the subject does show a benefit, experts say

8/11/2015
Calorie Burn Boost May Be Weight-Loss Surgery's Secret

Researchers find that gastric bypass procedure increases energy needed to digest food

8/5/2015
Weight Loss Surgery May Boost Teens' Mental Health

But, study finds not all of the adolescents who had the procedure felt better

8/5/2015
For Endoscopes Tied to Serious Infections, Current Cleaning Methods Not Enough

Study found microbes still adhering to endoscopes, even after multi-step disinfection protocols were followed

8/5/2015
Common Weight-Loss Surgery May Lower Tolerance for Alcohol

Study found blood alcohol levels were doubled in women who had gastric bypass

8/5/2015
Weight-Loss Surgery's Benefits May Fade With Time, Study Suggests

Little is known about the long-term effects of bariatric procedures, experts say

7/31/2015
Mountain Biker Survives After Neck Impaled by Tree Branch

He traveled 20 miles to hospital with object in place, doctors say injury missed major blood vessels and airway

7/30/2015
Knee Replacement May Ease Pain for Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients

Procedure can 'turn back time' on the joints, at least temporarily, study finds

7/29/2015
How Well Does the Newly Approved Weight-Loss 'Balloon' Work?

Expert notes it will probably only be effective for short-term weight loss

7/28/2015
Doctors Perform First Double Hand Transplant in a Child

Boy, 8, lost limbs because of severe infection

7/23/2015
Patients Have Many Options When Faced With Gallbladder Disease

Team of experts outlines pluses, minuses of various surgical approaches

7/22/2015
Less-Invasive Repair of Aortic Aneurysm Better in Short Term: Study

But survival advantage it showed in fixing bulging, weak spot diminished over time

7/14/2015
More Teen Athletes Undergoing Tommy John Elbow Surgery: Study

Year-round focus on one sport likely behind the increase, doctors say

7/13/2015
Surgery May Beat Drugs for Ulcerative Colitis: Study

Patients 50 and up with advanced disease benefited the most

7/13/2015
Young Adult Cancer Survivors More Likely to Be Hospitalized

Study finds rate is twice as high for some cancers

7/10/2015
'Fat Grafting' Widely Used During Facelift Surgery

Procedure is helpful for adding volume, roundness to certain areas of the face, experts say

7/7/2015
'Watchful Waiting' Becoming More Common for Prostate Cancer Patients

Study finds men with low-risk disease often getting monitoring over surgery, radiation, hormone therapy

7/6/2015
When New Doctors 'Train' During Surgery, Risks Don't Rise: Study

Findings might help reassure concerned patients

7/1/2015
Weight-Loss Surgery May Beat Diet, Exercise as Type 2 Diabetes Treatment

After procedure, many patients no longer need medications, researchers find

6/26/2015
Weight-Loss Surgery May Help Ease Incontinence: Study

If pounds stayed off, bladder control improvement was seen after 3 years, researchers report

6/26/2015
Statins Might Reduce Complications After Major Lung Surgery

But it's too soon to change standard practice, researchers say

6/25/2015
Surgery May Help Teens With Frequent Migraines, Study Contends

At least one expert questions whether improvements are due to the procedure

6/18/2015
Using Same Hospital for Complications After Surgery Lowers Death Risk: Study

Patients also did slightly better when original team of doctors treated them on readmission

6/18/2015
Technology May Help Surgeons Tell Brain Cancer From Healthy Tissue

Research shows promise; could be used in humans as soon as this summer, study author says

6/17/2015
More Breast Cancer Patients Opting for Lumpectomy: Study

Experts often recommend this breast-conserving surgery, but many with early disease still choose mastectomy

6/17/2015
Study Questions Value of Arthroscopic Knee Surgery for Older Patients

Exercise a better way to relieve arthritis discomfort, researchers say

6/17/2015
Weight-Loss Surgery Can Bring Couples Closer, Small Study Finds

If both partners view procedure as a joint effort, they feel greater intimacy afterward

6/16/2015
Appendicitis Can Often Be Treated With Antibiotics

About 80 percent of patients can try medication first, study says

6/11/2015
Doctors Can Cut Back on Antibiotics After Abdominal Surgery: Study

Researchers found 4 days of the drugs equally effective as 8 days

6/10/2015
Woman Gives Birth Using Ovary Tissue Frozen in Childhood

Transplant led to functioning ovary and then normal pregnancy, researchers say

6/8/2015
More Evidence That General Anesthesia May Affect Young Brains

Anesthesia and surgery still safest for necessary procedures, experts say

6/4/2015
Surgery May Boost Survival in Certain Advanced Lung Cancers

Study finds patients with stage 3b tumors lived nearly 10 months longer, on average

6/4/2015
Resuming Blood Pressure Meds After Surgery Linked to Better Outcomes

Study suggests delay in restarting drugs leads to more complications

6/4/2015
Double Mastectomy Benefits May Be Overrated for Some

Many cancer patients mistakenly believe removing both breasts will extend survival, researchers say

6/3/2015
Surgery Not Always Needed for Early Form of Breast Cancer: Study

No difference found in survival for women with low-grade DCIS who did or did not have surgery

6/2/2015
Cholesterol Drugs May Boost Outcomes After Bypass

People taking a statin had lower risk of dying in weeks after the heart surgery, researchers say

6/1/2015
Lifts, Tucks Often Follow Weight-Loss Surgery, Study Finds

Increases reported for both types of procedures

6/1/2015
Are 2nd Breast Cancer Surgeries Always Necessary?

Study suggests that taking more tissue the first time might reduce need for subsequent procedures

6/1/2015
Melanoma Treatment May Not Always Require Extensive Lymph Node Removal

No survival difference seen for patients spared surgery, study says

5/29/2015
Smokers May Need More Anesthesia, Painkillers for Surgery

Study finds effect seems to extend to people exposed to secondhand smoke, too

5/27/2015
Don't Give Heart-Healthy Patients Blood Pressure Drugs Before Surgery: Study

But those with three or four heart risk factors may benefit from getting beta-blockers

5/20/2015
Chemo Before Surgery May Boost Outcomes for Advanced Ovarian Cancer

Shrinking the tumor beforehand seems to raise quality of life without shortening survival, study finds

5/18/2015
Prompt Treatment of Kidney Stones Keeps Costs Down: Study

Complications more likely to arise with surgical delay