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Changes in the intestines may be responsible for reversal of diabetes after bariatric surgery
NEWS MEDICAL A new study helps explain changes in the intestines that may be responsible for the reversal of diabetes in people who undergo... 17 hours
New optical modules could improve thyroid cancer screening
PHYS.ORG Early diagnosis in thyroid cancer can improve a patient's likelihood of recovery, but current screening methods use instruments with poor sensitivity and can yield inaccurate results. Consequently, doctors often have to rely... 18 hours
Transgender surgery can improve life for most, study confirms
MNT A first-of-its kind study uses a transgender-specific questionnaire to assess the quality of life of those choosing gender reassignment surgery. 19 hours
Medical News Today: Transgender surgery can improve life for most, study confirms
MNT A first-of-its kind study uses a transgender-specific questionnaire to assess the quality of life of those choosing gender reassignment surgery. 19 hours
Researchers advise the use of anesthesia in fetuses from 21 weeks of gestation
SCIENCE DAILY Although the problem of whether fetuses are able to feel pain or not is still controversial, researchers in Spain have found that... 4 days
Self-organization and progenitor targeting generate stable patterns in planarian regeneration
Science Magazine During animal regeneration cells must organize into discrete and functional systems. We show that self-organization, along with patterning cues, govern progenitor behavior in planarian regeneration. Surgical paradigms allowed... 5 days
Minimally invasive surgical device may one day provide lasting heart repair
NEWS MEDICAL A minimally invasive surgical device to be commercialized by a newly launched startup could fundamentally transform the way doctors correct organ defects. 5 days
Doctors hunt for hidden cancers with glowing dyes
ABC NEWS Researchers are testing fluorescent dyes that make cancer cells glow to make them easier for surgeons to find, giving patients a better shot at survival 6 days
Perioperative beta blockers could increase deaths and strokes one year after surgery
NEWS MEDICAL During the 12 months after undergoing noncardiac surgery, patients with or at risk for heart disease who were treated with the beta blocker metoprolol... 6 days
Smartphone-assisted neuroendoscopy
SCIENCE DAILY A variety of neurosurgical procedures are performed with the aid of smartphone-endoscope integration. The smartphone takes the place of a camera and video monitor. It is easy to use, more cost effective, and provides the surgeon with a more intuitive... 7 days
A Surprising Use for Old iPhones: Brain Surgery!
LIVE SCIENCE Actually, it seems to be working pretty well... 7 days
Great, Now We're Using Smartphones for Brain Surgery
LIVE SCIENCE Actually, it seems to be working pretty well... 7 days
Surgeons describe smartphone-assisted neuroendoscopy as a success
NEWS MEDICAL A new integrated smartphone−endoscope device could provide an alternative, more intuitive and more fluid way of performing neuroendoscopy. 7 days
Six tips for seniors to help limit confusion after surgery
NEWS MEDICAL The longer you live the more likely you will develop a medical condition that requires surgery or a procedure. In fact, half of all people 65 and older... 1 week
Blood-thinning drug mitigates risk of complications, death after non-cardiac surgery
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers in Hamilton have discovered that a blood-thinning drug, dabigatran, significantly reduces the risk of death, heart attack, stroke, and other heart or blood-vessel complications in patients who... 1 week
Heart patients experience increase in quality of life after transcatheter aortic valve replacement
NEWS MEDICAL Patients who undergo a transcatheter aortic valve replacement, or TAVR -- a minimally-invasive surgical procedure that repairs a damaged heart valve --... 1 week
Medical News Today: What happens if you have prostate surgery?
MNT Treatment for benign prostate conditions, such as hyperplasia, can have many complications and an extensive recovery time. Learn more about it here. 1 week
Study shows effectiveness of OCA transplantation for patients with femoral condyle cartilage lesions
NEWS MEDICAL Isolated femoral condyle lesions account for 75% of the cartilage repair procedures performed in the knee joint, and physicians have a variety... 1 week
Study reports dramatic increase in survival due to advances in burn care over last 30 years
NEWS MEDICAL For many years, people who sustained severe burn injuries often died. But great strides in burn... 1 week
Researchers link social networks with likelihood of older adults getting cataract surgery
NEWS MEDICAL Close family relationships and a strong social network may help older adults see the world better -- literally. 1 week
Medical News Today: What is periodontal surgery?
MNT Learn all about gum surgery, including the conditions it is used for and the different types that are available. We also look at preparation and recovery times. 1 week
Mercy Medical Center offers minimally invasive bunion surgery for patients with foot and ankle concerns
NEWS MEDICAL Mercy Medical Center orthopedic surgeon Dr. Rebecca Cerrato is one of the first surgeons in the United States... 1 week
Research team creates hydrogel adhesives to seal wounds
PHYS.ORG VIDEO A Band-Aid adhesive bandage is an effective way to stop bleeding from skin wounds, but an equally viable option for internal bleeding does not yet exist. Surgical glues are often used inside... 2 weeks
Smuggled tiger undergoes emergency surgery in California
PHYS.ORG A Bengal tiger cub that was being smuggled into California from Mexico has undergone emergency surgery to fix internal problems he probably had before being rescued. 2 weeks
Bundled payment model for knee and hip replacements more likely to work better for larger hospitals
NEWS MEDICAL Medicare's experimental mandatory bundled payment model for knee and hip replacements is more likely to yield... 2 weeks
How a Robot Arm in Space Inspired Tech for Surgery on Earth
SPACE.COM Space surgery on Earth just got a bit safer thanks to a helping hand from a robotic arm on the International Space Station. 2 weeks
New analysis finds link between inflammatory bowel disease and history of weight loss surgery
NEWS MEDICAL A new Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics analysis has found a link between the development of inflammatory bowel disease and a past history... 2 weeks
DePuy Synthes introduces ATTUNE Revision Knee System at AAOS Annual Meeting
NEWS MEDICAL DePuy Synthes, part of the Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices Companies, today announced the US launch of the ATTUNE Revision Knee System, to complement the ATTUNE... 2 weeks
As surgery centers boom, patients are paying with their lives
NEWS MEDICAL The surgery went fine. Her doctors left for the day. Four hours later, Paulina Tam started gasping for air. 2 weeks
How tattoos are maintained by macrophages could be key to improving their removal
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers in France have discovered that, though a tattoo may be forever, the skin cells that carry the tattoo pigment are not.... 2 weeks
Men experience most cervical fractures due to cycling, study shows
NEWS MEDICAL Sporting-related cervical fractures increased by 35 percent from 2000 to 2015, mainly due to an increase in cycling-related injuries, according to research presented at the 2018 Annual Meeting... 2 weeks
Study shows link between low vitamin D levels and severity of forearm fractures in children
NEWS MEDICAL Children who are vitamin D deficient have a greater risk of having more severe forearm fractures requiring surgical... 2 weeks
Research finds correlation between perioperative air travel and high risk of venous thromboembolism
NEWS MEDICAL New research presented at the 2018 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons found a correlation between flying following hip... 2 weeks
Neurocognitive deficits worsen outcomes for joint replacement surgery, finds study
NEWS MEDICAL Patients with undiagnosed neurocognitive deficits are more likely to undergo joint replacement surgeries and suffer worse outcomes, finds study. 2 weeks
Analytic software identifies mortality risk after surgery in older patients with orthopedic fractures
NEWS MEDICAL Analytic software developed by orthopedic trauma surgeons at NYU Langone Health accurately identifies which middle-aged and elderly patients face a greater mortality... 2 weeks
Novel tool helps identify risk for implant dislocation after hip replacement
NEWS MEDICAL A novel risk assessment tool helps identify which patients undergoing total hip replacement may be at higher risk for an implant dislocation after surgery, according to... 2 weeks
Research team creates hydrogel adhesives to seal wounds