Surgery
More surgeries are scheduled when surgeon is well rested  NEWS MEDICAL · 8 hours
Researchers at Linköping University have investigated how orthopedic surgeons make decisions regarding surgery, and how the decisions are related to how much of their work shift they have completed. more
Study questions routine sleep studies to evaluate snoring in children  SCIENCE DAILY · 11 hours
A new finding suggests that the pediatric sleep study -- used to diagnose pediatric sleep apnea and to measure improvement after surgery -- may be an unreliable predictor... more
3D virtual reality models help yield better surgical outcomes  SCIENCE DAILY · 11 hours
A new study has found that using three-dimensional virtual reality models to prepare for kidney tumor surgeries resulted in substantial improvements, including shorter operating times, less blood loss during surgery... more
Tailored 'cell sheets' to improve post-operative wound closing and healing  SCIENCE DAILY · 13 hours
Scientists have designed a new method for post-operative wound closing and healing that is both fast and effective. This strategy revolves around engineered 'cell sheets' -- or layers... more
More operations are scheduled if doctor is well rested  SCIENCE DAILY · 14 hours
Researchers have investigated how orthopedic surgeons make decisions regarding surgery, and how the decisions are related to how much of their work shift they have completed. The results show that... more
Sleep studies may be an unreliable predictor for treatment of children with sleep apnea  NEWS MEDICAL · 14 hours
Pediatricians routinely advise parents of children who snore regularly and have sleepiness, fatigue or other symptoms consistent with sleep disordered... more
UNC hospital resumes child heart surgeries after review  ABC NEWS · 16 hours
An advisory board says the University of North Carolina hospital's pediatric cardiology program can resume performing complex heart surgeries following months in review after it was reported patient deaths were increasing during... more
Men with prostate cancer can have healthy sex lives after surgery  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
There's a perception that surgery to treat prostate cancer will spell the end of a man's sex life. more
Hysterectomy and mesh support used to repair vaginal prolapse may have similar outcomes  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
Two surgical procedures used to repair vaginal prolapse - one involving removal of the uterus via hysterectomy and the other employing mesh... more
Advanced imaging technology may offer new treatment for cancer  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Cancer treatment could be dramatically improved by an invention at the University of Waterloo to precisely locate the edges of tumors during surgery to remove them. more
NYU Langone performs first-ever foot and ankle arthroscopic procedure with new camera system  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
NYU Langone Health recently became the first ever health system to perform a foot and ankle arthroscopic procedure with a new camera... more
Medical News Today: What to know about cataract surgery  MNT · 4 days
Cataracts are cloudy areas that develop on the lens of the eye. They can affect a person’s vision. Surgery is currently the only way to remove cataracts and restore vision.... more
Anesthetic drug sevoflurane improves sepsis outcomes, animal study reveals  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
Patients with sepsis often require surgery or imaging procedures under general anesthesia, yet there is no standard regimen for anesthetizing septic patients. Of volatile (inhaled) anesthetics, sevoflurane and isoflurane are... more
Antibiotic-impregnated shunt could prevent hydrocephalus infections, save millions  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
A new study reported that using shunt tubing impregnated with two common antibiotics is effective in preventing infection after brain surgery to relieve hydrocephalus. This simple but highly effective practice could save... more
Surgery crucial for people with drug-resistant epilepsy  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
Epilepsy is a chronic, central nervous system or neurological disorder wherein the brain activity becomes impaired, leading to seizures. In some cases, it leads to periods of unusual behavior, loss of awareness, or altered... more
Epilepsy surgery: The earlier the better, overview study shows  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
A person with drug resistant epilepsy who gets an early surgical intervention has a better chance of becoming seizure free. This is shown in a systematic review and meta-analysis in... more
Researchers explore remodeling of cardiac tissues post-aortic valve replacement  NEWS MEDICAL · 7 days
University of Colorado Boulder engineers and faculty from the Consortium for Fibrosis Research & Translation at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus have teamed up to develop biomaterial-based "mimics"... more
Bioengineers explore cardiac tissue remodeling after aortic valve replacement procedures  SCIENCE DAILY · 7 days
Researchers have developed biomaterial-based 'mimics' of heart tissues to measure patients' responses to an aortic valve replacement procedure, offering new insight into the ways that cardiac tissue re-shapes... more
Early humans used tiny, flint 'surgical' tools to butcher elephants  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
A new study reveals that the early humans known as Acheulians crafted tiny flint tools out of recycled larger discarded instruments as part of a comprehensive animal-butchery tool... more
Early humans used tiny, flint 'surgical' tools to butcher elephants  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
The Acheulian culture endured in the Levant for over a million years during the Lower Paleolithic period (1.4 million to 400,000 years ago). Its use of bifaces or... more
Non-invasive accurate blood test for prostate cancer  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
For men, one of the most dreaded moments could be hearing, “We’re not yet sure, but your PSA is high; you’ll have to come for further tests.” This could start a chain of events... more
Nurse led follow-up care helps patients with lung cancer, increases clinic efficiency  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
The presence of the specialist nurse within thoracic surgical centers in the United Kingdom increased clinic capacity and efficiency, reduced waiting time for appointments,... more
Nanotherapy: Controlled delivery of chemotherapeutics to fight cancer stem cells  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Chemotherapy is one of the most used treatments against cancer, along with surgery and radiotherapy. In a chemotherapy treatment, one or several drugs are administered to the patient... more
Hospital giant Sutter Health faces legal reckoning over medical pricing  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Economists and researchers long have blamed the high cost of health care in Northern California on the giant medical systems that have gobbled up hospitals and physician practices... more
VirtaMed and Smith+Nephew partner for educational excellence  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Smith+Nephew, the global medical technology business, announces a collaboration with VirtaMed to provide surgical simulation training as part of their Training & Education portfolio for advanced surgical devices. more
Bias against unmarried cancer patients affects their treatment  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Unmarried patients with cancer are less likely to get potentially life-saving surgery or radiotherapy than their married counterparts, raising the concern that medical providers may be relying on stereotypes that discount sources... more
Bias against single people affects their cancer treatment  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
New research reveals the dangerous bias that's been buried in the fine print of academic and medical journals for more than 30 years. Unmarried patients with cancer are less likely to get... more
Stop the Bleed program surpasses one million mark in training people to control major bleeding  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
The American College of Surgeons Stop the Bleed program announced today that it has now surpassed the 1... more
Medical News Today: World first: Doctors use 'reprogrammed' stem cells to repair cornea  MNT · 2 weeks
In a groundbreaking procedure, surgeons have successfully repaired a human cornea using 'reprogrammed' cells from the patient's skin. more
Speech impairment in five-year-old international adoptees with cleft palate  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
In a group of internationally adopted children with cleft lip and/or palate, speech at age five is impaired compared to a corresponding group of children born in Sweden, a study... more
Patients in the US and Canada are likely to receive opioids after surgery  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Patients in the United States and Canada are seven times as likely as those in Sweden to receive a prescription for opioid... more
Opioids after surgery overly prescribed in USA and Canada  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
A new study covering several institutions shows that patients recovering from surgery in the US or Canada have a 50% chance of being treated with opioids. This is seven times... more
[Research Articles] Topographic modeling of early human osteoarthritis in sheep  Science Magazine · 2 weeks
Articular cartilage damage occurring during early osteoarthritis (OA) is a key event marking the development of the disease. Here, we modeled early human OA by gathering detailed spatiotemporal... more
Study shows safety, efficacy of fertility-sparing surgery for treatment of early-stage ovarian cancer  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Young women with early stage ovarian cancer can undergo fertility-preserving surgery without affecting the safety of their cancer treatment, researchers from Karolinska... more
Medical News Today: Type 2 diabetes, obesity: Weight loss surgery may lower death risk  MNT · 2 weeks
A large study finds that weight loss surgery lowers the risk of death and cardiovascular events among people with obesity... more
Surgical masks as good as respirators for flu and respiratory virus protection  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
The study reported 'no significant difference in the effectiveness' of medical masks vs. N95 respirators for prevention of influenza or other viral respiratory illness. more
Aesthetics of skin cancer therapy may vary by treatment type  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
In a meta-analysis of 58 studies, a study compared four types of skin cancer treatments and found that while all four had similar recurrence rates a year after... more
Metabolic surgery improves health in obese diabetics  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Paris is hosting the European Society of Cardiology Congress (ESC) meet this year where on the 2nd of September researchers from the Cleveland Clinic reveal that weight loss surgeries in patients with obesity and... more
Thread-Like Robot Could Deliver Clot-Reducing Therapies  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 weeks
A team of researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has developed a thread-like ferromagnetic robot that can glide through complex and constrained... more
MiRus announces successful spine surgeries using MoRe superalloy  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
MiRus announces successful spine surgeries at several centers across the country using the MoRe superalloy. MiRus had received FDA 510(k) clearance for the MoRe based Europa Pedicle Screw System earlier this year. more
Perioperative use of chewing gum by surgical patients  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Many anesthesiologists forbid patients from chewing gum in the immediate hours before surgery for fear that it would increase the risk that the patient's stomach contents might end up dumped (aspirated) into... more
They got estimates before surgery — and a bill after that was 50% more  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
From a planning perspective, Wolfgang Balzer is the perfect health care consumer. more
Study shows economic benefit of reconstructive surgery trips to developing countries  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Trips to perform reconstructive surgery procedures in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) are cost-effective in terms of reducing the impact of disability on the lives of... more
A detailed map to understand how viruses infect human cells  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Biologists at Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons have leveraged a computational method to map protein-protein interactions between all known human-infecting viruses and the cells they... more
Adults with cerebral palsy twice as likely to develop cardiovascular, chronic respiratory diseases  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Adults with cerebral palsy are about twice as likely to develop cardiovascular disease and chronic respiratory disease compared to adults without cerebral... more
Detailed map shows how viruses infect humans  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Biologists at Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons have leveraged a computational method to map protein-protein interactions between all known human-infecting viruses and the cells they infect. The method, along with the... more
Process flow for high-res 3D printing of mini soft robotic actuators  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Researchers have proposed process flow guides for 3D printing of miniature soft pneumatic actuators. Integrating the prints into a robotic system offers potential applications in jet-engine... more
'This ain't your mother's marijuana," surgeon general says  ABC NEWS · 3 weeks
Federal health officials are issuing a national warning against marijuana use by adolescents and pregnant women more
Patient's faith factors into every part of a medical journey  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
From medical decisions and surgical recovery to coping with stress and end-of-life issues, a patient's faith - or lack thereof affects nearly every part of a medical journey. more
Medical News Today: What to know about tonsillectomy scabs  MNT · 3 weeks
Tonsillectomy scabs develop after surgery and typically fall off after about 10 days. Light bleeding is a normal part of healing, but people experiencing mores significant bleeding should see a... more
'MasSpec Pen' could help distinguish between cancerous and healthy tissue during surgery  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
A major challenge for cancer surgeons is to determine exactly where a tumor starts and where it ends. Removing too much tissue can impair... more
Novel therapy studied for inherited breast cancer  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Adding back a tiny molecule, microRNA 223-3p, to BRCA1-mutant cancer cells forces the cancer to die, researchers discovered. BRCA1-mutant cancer is the type of inherited cancer for which Angelina Jolie had preventive surgery in... more
'MasSpec Pen' for accurate cancer detection during surgery  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
A major challenge for cancer surgeons is to determine where a tumor starts and where it ends. The 'MasSpec Pen,' a handheld device in development, could someday enable surgeons to distinguish between... more
Multiple-birth infants have higher risk of wrong-patient order errors in NICU  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Multiple-birth infants had a significantly higher risk of wrong-patient order errors compared with singletons in neonatal intensive care units, according to a new study by researchers... more
'MasSpec Pen' for accurate cancer detection during surgery  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
A major challenge for cancer surgeons is to determine exactly where a tumor starts and where it ends. Removing too much tissue can impair normal functions, but not taking enough can mean... more
AR glasses could help improve quality of life for low vision patients  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Nearly one in 30 Americans over the age of 40 experience low vision significant visual impairment that can't be corrected with glasses, contact lenses,... more
Mount Sinai West offers minimally invasive procedure to treat non-cancerous thyroid nodules  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Mount Sinai West has begun offering a minimally invasive procedure to treat non-cancerous thyroid nodules that are symptomatic and would have otherwise required invasive... more
Quest for new cancer treatment crosses milestone  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
A cancer therapy has crossed a milestone in clinical trials, a major development in a decades-long quest to develop a treatment that destroys tumors without the debilitating side effects of chemotherapy, invasive surgery and... more
Weight loss before arthroplasty improves some outcomes in patients with morbid obesity  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
In patients with morbid obesity, losing 20 pounds before knee replacement surgery (arthroplasty) leads to fewer hospital days and other outcome improvements, reports a... more
Anxiety, depression associated with increased opioid use following surgery  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
Surgeons wielding their life-saving scalpels, laparoscopic tools, or other implements to repair or remove what ails their patients understand all too well that pain is an unavoidable part of the... more
Anxiety, depression linked to more opioid use after surgery  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
Surgeons wielding their life-saving scalpels, laparoscopic tools, or other implements to repair or remove what ails their patients understand all too well that pain is an unavoidable part of the... more
New cannabis-based drug shows promise for pancreatic cancer  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
Cancer of the pancreas is a particularly deadly cancer, claiming over 90% of its victims within 5 years from diagnosis. It resists most standard therapies, including surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, immunotherapy and... more
Medical News Today: Can essential oils ease endometriosis symptoms?  MNT · 4 weeks
While typical treatment for endometriosis includes surgery, hormone therapy, and pain medications, some people also use essential oils. Learn whether they are effective here. more
Medical News Today: Through my eyes: Breast implant illness  MNT · 4 weeks
My name is Kayla Gasbarro, and following breast implant surgery, I have lived with breast implant illness for the last 7 years. This is my story. more
[Editors' Choice] A face-lift for reconstructive surgery  Science Magazine · 4 weeks
3D printing and digital modeling improve face transplantation for people affected by facial trauma unrepairable by traditional reconstructive surgery. more
Engineers make transistors and electronic devices entirely from thread  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
A team of engineers has developed a transistor made from linen thread, enabling them to create electronic devices made entirely of thin threads that could be woven into fabric, worn... more
Engineers make transistors and electronic devices entirely from thread  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
A team of engineers has developed a transistor made from linen thread, enabling them to create electronic devices made entirely of thin threads that could be woven into fabric, worn... more
Telemedicine programs provide effective alternative to clinic visits for plastic surgery follow-up  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
Telemedicine programs provide an effective alternative to in-person clinic visits for follow-up evaluation after plastic surgery procedures for patients in rural areas, reports a... more
Unique surgical risk/benefit calculator to aid metabolic and bariatric surgeons and their patients  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
A new surgical risk/benefit calculator that will provide metabolic and bariatric surgeons and their patients with accurate, patient-specific information to guide surgical... more
CNS develops evidence-based guidelines for treatment of pediatric myelomeningocele  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
The Congress of Neurological Surgeons has developed an evidence-based guideline for the treatment of patients with myelomeningocele. more
Pregnancy-related widening of abdominal muscles may affect 'tummy tuck' outcomes  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
Especially in women who have had multiple pregnancies, widening and thinning of the abdominal muscles may contribute to problems with the outcomes of abdominoplasty ("tummy tuck") surgery, reports... more
Predicting post-traumatic osteoarthritis using simplified computational models  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
Knee joint injuries, such as ligament rupture, are common in athletes. As the intact joint ligaments offer a precondition for joint stability, ligament injuries are often surgically reconstructed. However, in many cases these injuries... more
FDA approves cold atmospheric plasma technology for first-ever use in clinical trial  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
Cold atmospheric plasma technology, currently the only way to remove microscopic cancer tumors remaining from surgery, has been approved by the U.S. Food and... more
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