Surgery
Medical News Today: Surgery with ultrasound treats high blood pressure in trial  MNT · 2 days
A minimally invasive procedure that disables nerves leading to the kidneys maintained reduced blood pressure for 6 months with less prescribed medications. more
Aspiring doctors seek advanced training in addiction medicine  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
The U.S. Surgeon General’s office estimates that more than 20 million people have a substance use disorder. Meanwhile, the nation’s drug overdose crisis shows no sign of slowing. more
Adhesive gel bonds to eye surface, could repair injuries without surgery  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
An adhesive gel packed with light-activated chemicals can seal cuts or ulcers on the cornea -- the clear surface of the eye -- and then encourage... more
Early discharge does not increase readmission risk for patients after lung surgery  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
When hospitals implement programs to optimize patients' recovery from surgery, healthcare costs fall and patients show improved outcomes. more
Visualizing better cancer treatment  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Researchers have engineered nanoscale protein micelles capable of both delivering chemotherapeutic drugs and of being tracked by MRI. The innovation allows researchers to administer therapy while noninvasively monitoring the therapeutic progress and drastically reducing the need for surgical intervention. They... more
New $9.7 million NIH grant project seeks to improve hearing restoration  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
The University of Minnesota announced today that it will lead a $9.7 million grant over the next five years from the National Institutes for Health BRAIN... more
Researchers receive $9.7-million grant to develop new hearing-loss treatments for deaf  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
A team of worldwide researchers including engineers from the University of Utah have received a $9.7-million grant to design and develop a new implantable device and... more
Where does chronic pain begin? Scientists close in on its origins  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
A new study has produced evidence of the source of chronic pain in humans, revealing several new targets for pain treatment. The paper examined human dorsal... more
Ultrasound provides precise, minimally invasive way to measure heart function in children  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
Currently, a practical, precise, minimally invasive way to measure cardiac output or heart function in children undergoing surgery does not exist. New research illustrates... more
Less invasive valve replacement can be safe and effective alternative for healthier patients  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
A new study by a team of cardiologists at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center led by senior and corresponding author Jeffrey Popma,... more
Ultrasound offers precise, minimally invasive way to measure cardiac output in children  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
Currently, a practical, precise, minimally invasive way to measure cardiac output or heart function in children undergoing surgery does not exist. more
Surgery using ultrasound energy found to treat high blood pressure  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
A one-off operation that targets the nerves connected to the kidney has been found to maintain reduced blood pressure in hypertension patients for at least six months, according... more
One-off surgery could offer hope to patients with high blood pressure  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
A one-off operation that targets the nerves connected to the kidney has been found to maintain reduced blood pressure in hypertension patients for at least six months, according... more
TAVR procedure safe in patients with unusual valve anatomy  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
Compared with patients who had a typical tricuspid aortic valve, patients with a more unusual bicuspid aortic valve had a similar rate of death but a higher likelihood of stroke... more
Hormonal treatment associated with depression in men with prostate cancer  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
Men who receive anti-hormonal treatment after having their prostate removed are 80% more likely to suffer from depression than men who don't receive this treatment. This leads researchers... more
BFR therapy as part of rehabilitation following ACL surgery may slow bone loss  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
Anterior Cruciate Ligament reconstruction patients often face bone and muscle loss immediately following the procedure. more
Study reveals another surgical option for patients with irreparable rotator cuff tears  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
The arthroscopic superior capsule reconstruction (SCR) surgical technique offers patients with irreparable rotator cuff tears restored shoulder function and the opportunity to return to... more
Study finds TAVR to be as good as open-heart surgery for patients at low surgical risk  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
A new trial comparing self-expanding transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) to standard open-heart surgery for valve... more
In study, TAVR is superior to surgery for low-risk patients with aortic valve stenosis  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
A large clinical trial has found that a minimally invasive procedure to replace a narrowed heart valve performed better than... more
Medical News Today: Cosmetic surgery is on the rise, new data reveal  MNT · 7 days
A recent report from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons shows that there were almost 250,000 more cosmetic procedures in 2018 than in 2017. more
Surgery to remove degenerated discs in the neck can be performed safely in outpatient setting  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Surgery to remove multiple herniated or degenerated discs in the neck, a procedure known as anterior cervical discectomy... more
WATCH: Dad to receive kidney from daughter he adopted 27 years ago  ABC NEWS · 1 week
Billy Houze, 64, hopes to undergo surgery after learning his adopted daughter, DeLauren McKnight, was a match to donate her kidney to him. more
Surgeon denies posting homophobic comments on social media  ABC NEWS · 1 week
A prominent gender-reassignment surgeon resigned from a University of Miami clinic after he was accused of posting photos of patients' genitalia with racist and homophobic comments on Instagram more
Surgeon denies posting patient genitalia on social media  ABC NEWS · 1 week
A prominent gender-reassignment surgeon has resigned from the University of Miami Health System after being accused of posting photos of patient genitalia along with racist and homophobic comments on his Instagram account more
Drug that prevents respiratory ailments in preemies reduces healthcare costs  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
A new study from researchers at Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons shows that a drug given to some pregnant women to prevent severe respiratory ailments... more
Study: Low-risk hip replacement patients can skip standard hip precautions  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Low-risk patients undergoing a total hip replacement with a posterior approach can skip the standard hip precautions currently recommended for post-surgical recovery, according to a new study conducted... more
CT scan of the lumbar spine prior to surgery reveals undiagnosed osteoporosis in many patients  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
For patients contemplating spinal fusion surgery to alleviate pain, bone health is an important consideration. If a patient... more
New findings about efficient use of resources after orthopedic surgeries  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Patients who live close to the hospital at which they have undergone total hip or total knee replacement are much more likely to visit the emergency room for... more
Hip replacement patients can skip hip precautions, study suggests  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Low-risk patients undergoing a total hip replacement with a posterior approach can skip the standard hip precautions currently recommended for post-surgical recovery, according to a new study. more
Finger-mounted optical probe designed to improve breast cancer removal  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Researchers have developed the first wearable probe that enhances the sense of touch by imaging and quantifying the stiffness and elasticity of biological tissue. The device is being developed to... more
New microscopy method could improve LASIK surgery  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A team of University of Maryland bioengineering researchers have developed a microscopy technique that could one day be used to improve LASIK and eliminate the "surgery" aspect of the procedure. Their findings were published... more
50 years ago, doctors lamented a dearth of organ donors  SCIENCE-NEWS · 2 weeks
Fifty years ago, surgeons’ supply of heart donations was woefully low. more
Managing nontraditional risk factors to improve outcomes after cancer surgery  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
In a study of 142 patients preparing for cancer surgery, Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers say they have evidence that psychological or social risk factors such as depression, limited... more
Medical News Today: What to know about heart pacemakers  MNT · 2 weeks
A pacemaker keeps the heart beating regularly, and inserting one into the chest requires surgery. This is a relatively safe procedure. Learn more about heart pacemaker surgery here. more
New device could help minimize scarring in cosmetic surgery  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Researchers have developed a new device that could help minimize scarring during surgery. The device can ascertain the orientation of skin tension lines, which is important for wound-healing post-surgery. more
Potential way to improve cancer surgery outcomes by managing nontraditional risk factors  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
In a study of 142 patients preparing for cancer surgery, researchers say they have evidence that psychological or social risk factors such as depression,... more
Blood-clotting protein may hold the key to liver regeneration, shows study  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
The liver is the only organ in the body that can regenerate. But some patients who undergo a liver resection, a surgery that removes a diseased... more
FDA takes action to help reduce risks linked with use of surgical staplers and staples  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a Letter to Health Care Providers to alert them that... more
New device could help minimize scarring in cosmetic surgery  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Researchers at Binghamton University, State University of New York have developed a new device that could help minimize scarring during surgery. The device can ascertain the orientation of skin tension... more
Blood holds key to liver regeneration  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
The liver is the only organ in the body that can regenerate. But some patients who undergo a liver resection, a surgery that removes a diseased portion of the organ, end up needing a transplant because... more
FDA announces sweeping plan to review safety of surgical staplers  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
The Food and Drug Administration announced a sweeping plan on Friday to review and address the safety of surgical staplers, including a new examination of seven years' worth... more
Iowa court: Medicaid can cover sex reassignment surgery  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
The Iowa Supreme Court has upheld a lower court's ruling that the state cannot deny two transgender women Medicaid coverage for sex reassignment surgery more
Minimally invasive procedure helps surgeons to pinpoint epilepsy patients for brain surgery  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
A minimally invasive procedure to determine whether patients with drug-resistant epilepsy are candidates for brain surgery is safer, more efficient, and leads to better... more
Hidden FDA reports detail harm caused by scores of medical devices  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Dr. Douglas Kwazneski was helping a Pittsburgh surgeon remove an appendix when something jarring happened. The surgical stapler meant to cut and seal the tissue around... more
Patients question how FDA approves medical devices  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
There’s no doubt that surgically implanted medical devices can improve lives. Hip and knee replacements can help people regain their mobility. Drug pumps can deliver doses of pain-relieving medicine on demand. And metal rods... more
Overcoming cardiovascular disease with a magnetically-steerable guidewire microrobot  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Scientists have developed an attachable guidewire that can move and steer towards a desired direction inside complicated blood vessels. It is expected to contribute to increasing the success rate of heart disease... more
Radiation after surgery in children with ependymoma nearly triples survival rate  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Radiation immediately following surgery in children with ependymoma, the third most common pediatric brain tumor, can nearly triple survival. more
Study: Using steroids during cardic bypass surgery did not reduce acute kidney injury risk  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Using steroids during cardiopulmonary bypass surgery did not reduce the risk of acute kidney injury in people at increased risk... more
Failty evaluation can help determine patient's physical fitness for nonurgent operation  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Frailty, a decline in function and resistance to short-term stress that typically occurs in old age, is linked to more complications after an operation among adults... more
Researchers analyze online plastic surgery ratings written by patients after abdominoplasty  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
For patients undergoing "tummy tuck" surgery (abdominoplasty), satisfaction with the aesthetic outcome is the main factor affecting whether they write a positive or negative online review... more
More women are entering plastic surgery residency programs, but minority representation still lags behind  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
While the proportion of women entering plastic surgery residency programs has increased in recent years, numbers of Black and Hispanic... more
First sypersymmetric laser array  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
A team of researchers has overcome a long-standing problem in laser science, and the findings could have applications in surgery, drilling and 3D laser mapping. more
Researchers develop first sypersymmetric laser array  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
A team of University of Central Florida researchers has overcome a long-standing problem in laser science, and the findings could have applications in surgery, drilling and 3-D laser mapping. more
Persistant opioid use in the family may be risk factor for young adults after surgery  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Having a family member with persistent opioid use may be a risk factor for young adults continuing prescriptions... more
Anti-rejection medications for kidney transplants linked to increased skin cancer risk  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
A study led by researchers at RCSI (Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland) has analyzed the pattern of skin cancer rates in kidney transplant patients, which... more
Opioid use in the family may influence adolescents' opioid risk after surgery  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Having a family member with persistent opioid use may be a risk factor for young adults continuing prescriptions long after their own surgeries, a... more
[Research Articles] Targeting the NF-{kappa}B signaling pathway in chronic tendon disease  Science Magazine · 3 weeks
Tendon disorders represent the most common musculoskeletal complaint for which patients seek medical attention; inflammation drives tendon degeneration before tearing and impairs healing after repair. Clinical... more
WATCH: New details about woman who committed suicide after eye surgery  ABC NEWS · 4 weeks
The family of Jess Star, a popular Detroit meteorologist, speaks to ABC News after Starr took her own life a few weeks after undergoing corrective laser... more
Surgery is very safe for uncomplicated appendicitis, study shows  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
Researchers found that more than 97 percent of the surgeries for appendicitis were laparoscopic, or minimally invasive, and most patients were discharged the same day or the next day. Only... more
Double-Booked Surgeons: Study Raises Safety Questions For High-Risk Patients  NPR · 4 weeks
Most patients do fine, research suggests, when the lead surgeon steps away to begin another procedure. But patients who are older or have underlying medical conditions sometimes fare worse. more
WATCH: How to talk to your partner about plastic surgery  ABC NEWS · 4 weeks
Michael and Sara discuss the right way to talk to your significant other about botox and plastic surgery. more
Age is the strong predictor of regaining independence after surgery for hip fracture  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
Most middle-aged and older adults recover their ability to live independently within a year after surgery for hip fracture, reports a study... more
Medical News Today: What is a TFCC tear?  MNT · 4 weeks
The triangular fibrocartilage complex (TFCC) is a network of ligaments, tendons, and cartilage in the wrist. Injuries to this structure are called TFCC tears, and they can cause pain, swelling, and limited... more
Study shows link between ACA Medicaid expansion and impact of colon cancer on Kentuckians  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
A new University of Kentucky study published in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons shows a direct link... more
5G is coming: what can we expect?  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
This year the telecoms industry will begin the transition to new fifth-generation cellular networks—known as 5G—which is expected to one day help run everything from self-driving cars to robot surgeons. more
Sperm quality not affected by one course of postoperative treatment for early testicular cancer  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
Men with early stage testicular cancer can safely receive one course of chemotherapy or radiotherapy after surgery without it having... more
Invasive surgeries could be avoided with new pacemakers powered by heartbeats  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
Researchers have developed a small, flexible, elastic skeleton bound to two piezoelectric composites, which uses the electrical activity of the heart for power. more
Surgery and other treatments offer viable options for adult scoliosis  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 month
For years, spine surgeons have debated the best methods for treating scoliosis in adults. Spinal curvature often results in more back pain, leg pain and other symptoms for... more
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