Surgery
Federal judge hears challenge to Arkansas abortion laws  ABC NEWS · 32 minutes
An official with Arkansas' only surgical abortion clinic says the facility faces the prospect of closing within the month if a federal judge doesn't block a new law restricting who can perform... more
Unique hybrid implant first installed to a cat  PHYS.ORG · 3 hours
A scientific team from a small innovative enterprise, Biomimetix, based at the National University of Science and Technology MISIS together with their colleagues from the N.N. Blokhin National Medical Research Centre of... more
New machine-learning models could improve prediction of surgical-case duration  NEWS MEDICAL · 14 hours
Operating rooms are a precious resource. They may account for 50 percent of a hospital's revenues and cost as much as $80 a minute. But figuring out how much time... more
How long does a surgery take? Researchers create model  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
For years, surgeons have estimated how long a surgery will take. Now, researchers have created a model using data from more than 45k surgeries over four years. more
New standards aim to improve surgery for the oldest patients  ABC NEWS · 3 days
Surgeons' group begins new program to improve surgical care for the oldest patients more
Transradial surgery appears effective for many neuroendovascular procedures  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
For years cardiologists have threaded hair-like surgical instruments through arteries in the wrist, as an access point to perform procedures on the heart. more
Link found between gut bacteria, successful joint replacement  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Having healthy gut flora -- the trillions of bacteria housed in our intestines -- could lower the risk of infection following knee and hip replacement surgeries, while an unhealthy intestinal flora may... more
Study shows link between gut microbiome health and successful joint replacement  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Having healthy gut flora - the trillions of bacteria housed in our intestines - could lower the risk of infection following knee and hip replacement surgeries,... more
Conjoined Twins Fused at the Head Now Separated After More Than 50 Hours of Surgery  LIVE SCIENCE · 4 days
Twin girls who were born joined at the head have been successfully separated after a monthslong medical endeavor. more
Chemotherapy drugs delivered using biodegradable paste can prolong survival in brain cancer  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
A combination of chemotherapy drugs during brain cancer surgery using a biodegradable paste, leads to long-term survival, researchers at the University of Nottingham have... more
Biomaterial-delivered chemotherapy leads to long-term survival in brain cancer  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
A combination of chemotherapy drugs during brain cancer surgery using a biodegradable paste, leads to long-term survival, researchers have discovered. more
Diabetes medications mask euglycemic ketoacidosis at the time of surgery  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
A new class of diabetes medications is masking the potentially dangerous condition of ketoacidosis at the time of surgery. more
Test shown to improve accuracy in identifying precancerous pancreatic cysts  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
CompCyst, a new test, distinguishes pancreatic cysts that are destined to become cancer and need to be surgically removed from cysts that can be left alone without causing... more
Multiple injection safety violations found in New Jersey septic arthritis outbreak  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
Multiple violations of injection safety and infection prevention practices -- from lack of handwashing to inappropriate re-use of medication vials -- were identified after an outbreak... more
Mercy Medical Center adds O-arm imaging system to improve spinal surgery results  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
As part of continuing efforts to provide patients with the latest in medical technology, Mercy Medical Center has added the Medtronic O-arm Mobile Surgical... more
Addressing patients' mental and emotional distress after surgery  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
With the advancement of technology and medicine, G. Michael Deeb, M.D., a cardiac surgeon at Michigan Medicine, says society is used to, and expects, instant solutions to their pain after medical procedures.... more
U-M partnership paves way for new method to treat acute aortic dissection  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
When a patient comes to the hospital with acute type A aortic dissection (ATAAD), a tearing of the inner lining of the aorta, surgeons... more
Medical News Today: What to know about dry orgasms  MNT · 6 days
A dry orgasm, in which there is no ejaculation, may occur due to surgery, testosterone deficiency, nerve damage, or other causes. Learn more about dry orgasms here. more
Keck School of Medicine of USC to recruit patients typically underrepresented in clinical trials  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
A highly competitive $4.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute will... more
Medical News Today: What to know about scar tissue  MNT · 6 days
A person may develop scar tissue after receiving a wound or undergoing surgery. Scars can present in a variety of ways, and there are several ways to treat them, including... more
Transobturator sling surgery shows promise for stress urinary incontinence  NEWS MEDICAL · 7 days
A recent study from the Mayo Clinic researchers has shown that surgery for management of stress urinary incontinence can yield better results than conservative methods such as exercise and urethral... more
Combining breast and gynecologic surgery not such a good idea  NEWS MEDICAL · 7 days
A new study from the University of Colorado Cancer Center finds that it is best if women who have to have both preventive gynecologic and breast surgeries have... more
Combined breast and gynecologic surgery: Study says not so fast  SCIENCE DAILY · 7 days
A new study argues against combined approach: Patients undergoing coordinated breast and gynecologic procedures had a significantly longer length of hospital stay, and higher complication, readmission, and reoperation... more
Study reveals long-term benefits of stress urinary incontinence surgery  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
One of the most commonly performed surgeries to treat stress urinary incontinence in women may have better long-term results than another common surgical technique, according to a study led by... more
Advantages for stress urinary incontinence surgery  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
One of the most commonly performed surgeries to treat stress urinary incontinence in women may have better long-term results than another common surgical technique, according to a new study. The retrospective study of more than 1,800... more
Surgery before pregnancy linked to higher risk of opioid withdrawal in babies  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Babies whose mothers underwent surgery before pregnancy have an increased risk of opioid withdrawal symptoms at birth, according to a new study. more
Ten-fold rise in tongue-tie surgery for newborns 'without any real strong data'  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
A US study has suggested that babies with tongue-tie rarely need surgery to help them breastfeed. more
Bordeaux University Hospital uses 3D printing to improve kidney tumor removal surgery  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Bordeaux University Hospital in France is leading the charge to improve success rates of complex kidney tumor removal surgery, thanks to unique full-color, multi-material... more
Porvair Sciences develops new fluid collection vent for surgical suction cannisters  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Working closely with a medical device manufacturer, Porvair Sciences has developed a high-performance fluid collection vent for a surgical suction cannister using their proprietary Vyon® porous... more
Maternal prepregnancy surgery linked to increased risk of opioid withdrawal in newborns  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Babies whose mothers underwent surgery before pregnancy have an increased risk of opioid withdrawal symptoms at birth, according to a new study done at the University... more
Lower MRI grade and humeral location linked to higher survival rates  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Professional baseball players with a low-grade elbow injury that occurs on the humeral side of the elbow have a better chance of returning to throw and... more
Addition of lateral extra-articular tenodesis to hamstring autograft reduces graft failure  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
The addition of lateral extra-articular tenodesis to a hamstring autograft in knee surgery in young active patients significantly reduces graft failure and persistent anterolateral rotatory laxity... more
Revolutionary gene replacement surgery restores vision in patients with retinal degeneration  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
More than a year after becoming one of the first medical institutions nationally to complete a revolutionary gene replacement surgery to restore vision in patients with... more
Outcomes of non-operatively treated elbow ulnar in professional baseball players  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Professional baseball players with a low-grade elbow injury that occurs on the humeral side of the elbow have a better chance of returning to throw and returning to... more
C. difficile resists hospital disinfectant, persists on hospital gowns, stainless steel  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Surgical gowns and stainless steel remained contaminated with the pathogen Clostridium difficile even after being treated with the recommended disinfectant, according to new research. more
Surgery better than observation for older patients with meniscal root tear, study suggests  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Patients over age 50 who underwent an all inside arthroscopic repair technique had lower rates of subsequent total knee surgery than a... more
Researchers investigate whether platelet-rich plasma therapy can reduce risk of meniscus repair  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
The use of platelet-rich plasma therapy can reduce the risk of a second meniscus failure after operation but does not seem to protect patients... more
Research questions whether tongue-tie surgery to improve breastfeeding is needed  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
New research raises questions as to whether too many infants are getting tongue-tie and lip tether surgery (also called frenulectomy) to help improve breastfeeding, despite limited medical evidence... more
Patients treated with NSAIDs use less opioids  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Patients receiving a post-surgery prescription of ibuprofen with a rescue prescription of Percocet used less opioids than a group of similar patients who were prescribed just Percocet. more
Adding immunotherapy after initial treatment improves survival in metastatic NSCLC patients  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Treating metastatic non-small cell lung cancer patients with the immunotherapy drug pembrolizumab after they've completed locally ablative therapy – meaning all known sites of their cancer... more
Botulinum toxin may offer relief from chronic pelvic pain in women with endometriosis  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Pelvic pain associated with endometriosis often becomes chronic and can persist (or recur) following surgical and hormonal interventions. more
Does platelet-rich plasma therapy lower risk of meniscus repair  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
The use of platelet-rich plasma therapy can reduce the risk of a second meniscus failure after operation but does not seem to protect patients who have had surgery to repair... more
Opioid use is reduced in patients treated with NSAIDS  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Patients receiving a post-surgery prescription of ibuprofen with a rescue prescription of Percocet used less opioids than a group of similar patients who were prescribed just Percocet. more
Study questions if tongue-tie surgery for breastfeeding is always needed  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
New research raises questions as to whether too many infants are getting tongue-tie and lip tether surgery (also called frenulectomy) to help improve breastfeeding, despite limited medical evidence... more
Facial plastic surgery in men enhances perception of attractiveness, trustworthiness  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
In the first of a kind study, plastic surgeons found that when a man chose to have facial plastic surgery, it significantly increased perceptions of attractiveness, likeability, social... more
Scientists identify spasm in women with endometriosis-associated chronic pelvic pain  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Pelvic pain associated with endometriosis often becomes chronic and can persist (or recur) following surgical and hormonal interventions. Treating pelvic floor muscle spasm with botulinum toxin may relieve... more
'Tree Man' Gets Pioneering Surgery for Rare Skin Condition  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 weeks
A man in Gaza with an extremely rare skin condition dubbed "tree man syndrome" says his life has been changed by a pioneering surgical treatment. more
Medical News Today: Through my eyes: Weight loss surgery  MNT · 2 weeks
My name is Jenny Marshall. This is the story of my lifelong struggle with obesity, and how weight loss surgery changed my life forever. more
Bariatric surgery should be offered to all patients who would benefit  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Experts are calling for more patient's to be offered bariatric surgery as a weight loss intervention for obesity. more
Criteria for bariatric surgery should consider more than just patient's weight  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
More than one-third of Americans are obese, and while more than 250,000 bariatric surgeries are performed annually in the United States, experts say surgery should be... more
New probe could help surgeons more accurately remove tumours  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
A new study has the potential to help surgeons more accurately remove tumors and detect cancer in lymph nodes during surgery. more
Knowing BRCA status associated with better breast cancer outcomes even without surgery  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Women who knew their BRCA+ status were diagnosed with earlier stage breast cancer, needed less chemotherapy, less extensive surgery, and had greater overall 5-year... more
New blood flow monitor has potential to save lives  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
A tiny fiber-optic sensor has the potential to save lives in open heart surgery, and even during surgery on pre-term babies. more
Researchers improve training modules for future surgeons with 3D printing  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
When someone breaks or fractures a bone, orthopedic surgeons can set and stabilize it by drilling and placing medical screws into the damaged area. This technique of fracture... more
Many thyroid cancer patients have no choice about radioactive iodine, study reveals  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
After thyroid cancer surgery, many patients should be in the position of deciding with their doctors whether to pursue treatment with radioactive iodine to... more
Medical News Today: 13 adults with complete paralysis benefit from nerve transfer surgery  MNT · 2 weeks
A prospective study of young adults with spinal cord injury examines the benefits of nerve transfer surgery up to 24 months after... more
13 adults with complete paralysis benefit from nerve transfer surgery  MNT · 2 weeks
A prospective study of young adults with spinal cord injury examines the benefits of nerve transfer surgery up to 24 months after the intervention. more
Blood flow monitor could save lives  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
A tiny fibre-optic sensor has the potential to save lives in open heart surgery, and even during surgery on pre-term babies. The continuous cardiac flow monitoring probe is a safe way to give a real-time measurement... more
New technology could improve surgical outcomes for cancer patients  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
A study led by researchers at RCSI's Department of Chemistry has the potential to help surgeons more accurately remove tumors and detect cancer in lymph nodes during surgery. more
New probe could help surgeons more accurately remove tumours  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A study led by researchers at RCSI's Department of Chemistry has the potential to help surgeons more accurately remove tumours and detect cancer in lymph nodes during surgery. The research,... more
Bioresorbable optical sensor systems for monitoring of intracranial pressure and temperature  Science Magazine · 2 weeks
Continuous measurements of pressure and temperature within the intracranial, intraocular, and intravascular spaces provide essential diagnostic information for the treatment of traumatic brain injury, glaucoma, and... more
Nerve transfer surgery restores upper limb function in people with tetraplegia  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
13 young adults with tetraplegia are able to feed themselves, hold a drink, brush their teeth, and write as a result of a novel surgical technique... more
Nerve transfer surgery restores hand function and elbow extension in 13 young adults with complete paralysis  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Nerve transfer surgery has enabled 13 young adults with complete paralysis to regain movement and function... more
Study: Patients express higher confidence in orthopedic surgeons wearing white coats  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Hospitalized patients express higher confidence in orthopedic surgeons wearing white coats, suggests a study in Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research, a publication of The Association of... more
New discovery may help predict recurrence of pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Researchers have discovered two distinct subtypes of pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors – known as pNETs – that have dramatically different risks of recurrence following surgical treatment [or surgery]. more
Study urges genetic testing before abdominal-based free-flap breast reconstruction  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
For women with breast cancer who opt for breast reconstruction using a tissue flap from the abdomen, gene testing for high-risk mutations should be performed before surgery, concludes a report... more
California's 1st Surgeon General Spotlights Health Risks Of Childhood Adversity  NPR · 3 weeks
Dr. Nadine Burke Harris has spent much of her career alerting the medical community to health damage that adverse childhood experiences can wreak. Now she aims to protect... more
California's First Surgeon General Spotlights Health Risks Of Childhood Adversity  NPR · 3 weeks
Dr. Nadine Burke Harris has spent much of her career alerting the medical community to health damage that adverse childhood experiences can wreak. Now she aims to protect... more
BioSA team aims to develop improved bone regeneration scaffold design  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Millions of patients all over the world undergo surgical procedures related to bone defect repair every year. more
New biomarker in urine can help detect aggressive prostate cancer  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
A team of researchers from UCLA and the University of Toronto have identified a new biomarker found in urine that can help detect aggressive prostate cancer, potentially saving... more
Study investigates the influence of surgery, anesthesia on MS relapse risk  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
A recent Multiple Sclerosis Journal study that included data from 281 patients and 609 surgeries suggests post-operative MS relapse risk does not significantly differ from pre-operative... more
New treatment method for glioblastoma shows indication of benefit  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Glioblastoma is an aggressive brain tumour that usually occurs in late adulthood. Just two years after diagnosis, only 13.6% of patients are still alive. Standard treatment consists of surgery, followed... more
Medical News Today: 11 ways to treat back pain without surgery  MNT · 3 weeks
Doctors often find chronic back pain challenging to treat, but there are many nonsurgical options that people can try. We discuss 11 methods here, including chiropractic... more
Medical News Today: What to know about nipple reconstruction surgery  MNT · 4 weeks
After a mastectomy, people can choose to have breast or nipple reconstruction surgery. This article looks at the types, risks, and costs associated with nipple reconstruction surgery. more
Medical News Today: What to know about modified radical mastectomy  MNT · 4 weeks
A modified radical mastectomy is a less intensive surgery to treat breast cancer than a radical mastectomy. Here, we give an overview, including what the operation is, what... more
LSU Health researchers to investigate link between breast cancer and obesity in real time  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
Frank Lau, MD, Associate Professor in the Section of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at LSU Health New Orleans School of... more
Laser light helps identify tumors  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
It can take up to four weeks before patients can be sure whether the entire tumor has been removed during cancer surgery. more
Introduction of globally recognized surgical guideline reduce post-operative deaths  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
The English National Health Service reduced post-operative deaths by 37.2% following the introduction of globally recognized surgical guidelines - paving the way for life-saving action in low- and middle-income countries,... more
Injectable hydrogel offers double punch against bone infections  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
Surgery prompted by automobile accidents, combat wounds, cancer treatment and other conditions can lead to bone infections that are difficult to treat and can delay healing until they are resolved. more
Hydrogel offers double punch against orthopedic bone infections  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
Surgery prompted by automobile accidents, combat wounds, cancer treatment and other conditions can lead to bone infections that are difficult to treat and can delay healing until they are resolved. Now, researchers... more
Bariatric surgery should be offered to all patients who would benefit
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