Surgery
Pioneering surgery restores movement to children paralyzed by acute flaccid myelitis  SCIENCE DAILY · 43 minutes
An innovative and complex surgery involving nerve transfers is restoring movement to young patients with paralysis caused by acute flaccid myelitis. more
MANF identified as a rejuvenating factor in parabiosis  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 hours
Older mice who are surgically joined with young mice in order to share a common bloodstream get stronger and healthier, making parabiosis one of the hottest topics in age research. Researchers now... more
Sugary stent eases suturing of blood vessels  SCIENCE DAILY · 9 hours
A team has concocted a sugar-heavy stent to reduce the margin of error in a delicate surgical procedure. more
Bare-handed surgeries as Zimbabwe's health system collapses  ABC NEWS · 4 days
Bare-handed surgeries, bread bags used with catheters as Zimbabwe's health system collapses more
A human model to test implants for cataract surgery  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
New research uses an improved laboratory model to simulate cataract surgery on human donor eyes. more
Medical News Today: What to know about the Adam's apple  MNT · 5 days
The Adam's apple is a lump of cartilage in the throat, and it develops in males and females. It has no specific use and can be surgically removed.... more
Robots to improve safety and efficiency of spinal procedures  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
Robots will perform spinal surgery with greater accuracy than humanly possible as part of a ground-breaking research project led by Nottingham Trent University. more
Idaho appeals ruling ordering surgery for transgender inmate  ABC NEWS · 6 days
Idaho has filed an appeal over a recent court ruling ordering the state to provide gender confirmation surgery to a transgender inmate more
Russian scientists propose new method to study tissue changes after laser surgery  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
Although currently laser surgery is a very popular tool for various vision disorders correction, it is still difficult to ensure proper control over the... more
First pregnancy after robot-assisted uterus transplant  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Research on uterine transplantation is now supported by robotic surgery. This change has made operating on the donors considerably less invasive. After the technical modification, a first woman is now pregnant. more
Iron is neurotoxic in retinal detachment and transferrin confers neuroprotection  Science Magazine · 6 days
In retinal detachment (RD), photoreceptor death and permanent vision loss are caused by neurosensory retina separating from the retinal pigment epithelium because of subretinal fluid (SRF), and successful... more
Medical News Today: 'Coaxing' stem cells to form new bone tissue  MNT · 7 days
New research finds out how to drive stem cells to form new bone tissue, and these results could help improve outcomes for spinal surgeries. more
Researchers find new way to reduce bleeding in patients after bariatric surgery  NEWS MEDICAL · 7 days
Rutgers researchers have found a way to reduce bleeding in patients following bariatric surgery. more
First woman pregnant after robot-assisted uterine transplantation  NEWS MEDICAL · 7 days
The well-known research on uterine transplantation in Gothenburg is now supported by robotic surgery. This change has made operating on the donors considerably less invasive. After the technical modification, a first woman is now... more
Penn Highlands becomes first in region to offer bronchoscopic lung volume reduction  NEWS MEDICAL · 7 days
Penn Highlands Healthcare is the first medical facility in the region to offer bronchoscopic lung volume reduction using the first lung valve approved by... more
Novel technique detects new strains of microbes in human fecal microbiota after obesity surgery  NEWS MEDICAL · 7 days
Using a unique bioinformatics technique developed at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, UAB researchers have detected the emergence of... more
Obesity surgery leads to emergence of new microbial strains in the human fecal community  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Using a unique bioinformatics technique, researchers have detected the emergence of new strains of microbes in the human fecal microbiota... more
Researchers create a wireless, battery-free, biodegradable blood flow sensor  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Transforming super-sensitive touch sensors, engineers and medical researchers build a way to wirelessly monitor blood flow after surgery. more
Medical News Today: What to know about ventriculoperitoneal shunt  MNT · 1 week
A ventriculoperitoneal shunt is a medical device that surgeons use to treat hydrocephaly. The article looks at the types, procedure, possible complications, and tips for recovery. more
What to know about ventriculoperitoneal shunt  MNT · 1 week
A ventriculoperitoneal shunt is a medical device that surgeons use to treat hydrocephaly. The article looks at the types, procedure, possible complications, and tips for recovery. more
Over half of UK female surgeons have experience of workplace discrimination, poll suggests  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
More than half of female surgeons in the UK have faced or witnessed discrimination in the workplace, suggest the results of a... more
King's researcher and team set up 'Harmonies of Hope' choir for kidney transplant children  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
A research fellow from King's College London and transplant surgeon in training from Guy's and Evelina Children's Hospital, Mr Pankaj... more
Researchers demonstrate key to success of nerve transfer technique in bionic reconstruction  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Modern prostheses offer patients who have had a hand amputated much greater capability in everyday life than was possible with previous prosthetic reconstructive techniques.... more
Study suggests single-person gowning step to help optimize sterile technique in the OR  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
For surgeons getting ready to enter the operating room, the chances of contamination may be lower if they put their gowns on... more
The Latest: Woman pleads not guilty in fatal butt injections  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
A New York City woman accused of killing a patient at an illegal cosmetic surgery clinic has pleaded not guilty to charges including manslaughter and criminally negligent homicide more
First surgery in the U.S. to implant device for knee osteoarthritis  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Surgeons at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center are the first in the U.S. to implant a new device designed to relieve knee pain and... more
Woman arrested over fatal injections served 2 prison terms  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
A New York City woman arrested on manslaughter charges stemming from the death of a cosmetic surgery client has previously served two prison terms for unlicensed silicone injections more
Telemedicine may improve patient satisfaction with medical care, study suggests  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Cardiovascular disease pervades Appalachia, yet many Appalachians live far from any heart and vascular specialist. Follow-up doctor's visits in the weeks after cardiovascular surgery can involve hours-long drives... more
Medicare's bundled payment experiment for joint replacements shows moderate savings  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Medicare's randomized trial of a new bundled payment model for hip and knee replacement surgeries led to $812 in savings per procedure, or a 3.1 percent reduction in... more
Telemedicine may increase patient satisfaction with medical care  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
A recent study suggests telemedicine may improve patients' satisfaction with their postoperative care as well as their quality of life. Their results have been accepted for publication in The Annals of Vascular... more
Peripheral nerve transfers change target muscle structure and function  Science Magazine · 2 weeks
Selective nerve transfers surgically rewire motor neurons and are used in extremity reconstruction to restore muscle function or to facilitate intuitive prosthetic control. We investigated the neurophysiological effects of rewiring... more
Study uncovers how tumors backfire on neoadjuvant chemotherapy  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Some patients with breast cancer receive chemotherapy before the tumor is removed with surgery. This approach, called 'neoadjuvant' therapy, helps to reduce the size of the tumor to facilitate breast-conserving surgery, and... more
Rerouting nerves during amputation reduces phantom limb pain before it starts  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Doctors have found that a surgery to reroute amputated nerves, called targeted muscle reinnervation, or TMR, can reduce or prevent phantom or residual limb pain from... more
One woman's knee replacement surgery highlights its risks and limitations  ABC NEWS · 3 weeks
Up to 1/3 of those who have knees replaced continue to experience chronic pain. more
Researchers discover extent of opioid use and abuse in head and neck cancer patients  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Cancer patients are often prescribed pain medications, for example during recovery from surgical procedures. However, for many cancer patients, the... more
Study investigates role of miRNAs in anesthetic-induced myocardial conditioning  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Many studies have shown that the mechanism of drug-induced myocardial conditioning is enzyme-mediated through messenger RNA and miRNA regulation. In this study Orriach et al. investigated the role that miRNAs... more
Up to a third of knee replacements pack pain and regret  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Danette Lake thought surgery would relieve the pain in her knees. The arthritis pain began as a dull ache in her early 40s, brought on largely... more
WATCH: New Jersey surgery center possibly exposed thousands of patients to HIV, hepatitis  ABC NEWS · 3 weeks
Over 3,000 patients of a surgery center in Bergen County, New Jersey, may have been exposed to HIV, hepatitis B and hepatitis... more
WATCH: Teen dances 'Nutcracker' lead after 15-hour surgery  ABC NEWS · 3 weeks
Attie Jamison, 14, told "Good Morning America" that what she loves most about the holiday classic is "that there are no limits." more
Study: Overlapping surgery is safe for patients undergoing outpatient orthopedic procedures  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
At least for brief periods, overlapping surgery is safe for patients undergoing outpatient or "same-day" orthopedic surgery procedures, reports a study in the December 19, 2018... more
Simple tests in GP surgeries could increase diagnosis rate of liver disease  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Research carried out by scientists at the University of Southampton has shown that simple tests in GP surgeries could potentially double the diagnosis rate... more
Congolese boy dies in US after surgery for facial tumor  ABC NEWS · 3 weeks
A Congolese boy who traveled to Los Angeles to undergo surgery to remove a large tumor on his face has died after having an adverse reaction to anesthesia more
South African musician plays guitar during brain surgery  ABC NEWS · 3 weeks
South African musician plays guitar during brain surgery for 'real-time feedback' more
Refund on the way to latest ‘Bill of the Month’ patient  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
Sarah Witter had to pay for a second surgery to repair her broken leg after a metal plate installed during the first surgery broke. On Friday,... more
New portable optical imaging system brings diagnostic potential into operating room  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
A team of University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign researchers led by Professor Stephen Boppart has successfully visualized the tumor microenvironment of human breast tissue shortly after... more
Novel imaging technique brings diagnostic potential into operating room  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
Researchers have successfully visualized the tumor microenvironment of human breast tissue shortly after it was surgically removed from a patient in the operating room. The researchers achieved this using a... more
Novel imaging technique brings diagnostic potential into operating room  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
A team of University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign researchers led by Bioengineering Professor Stephen Boppart has successfully visualized the tumor microenvironment of human breast tissue shortly after it was surgically... more
Study finds how pyruvate helps improve cardiac output in pediatric patients with LCOS  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
Can pyruvate, the end product of glycolysis, help improve cardiovascular function in children who have cardiopulmonary bypass surgery and suffer from low... more
New analysis reveals expense of re-operation after breast-conserving surgery  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
A small number of women require re-operation after breast-conserving surgery (BCS) for breast cancer, if the surgical margins are not free from cancer. more
UC San Diego Health offers new DRG stimulation device for phantom limb pain  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
In May 2000, Raul Silva was involved in a motorcycle accident in Baja California, Mexico, badly breaking his left femur, or thighbone.... more
Surgeon General Warns Youth Vaping Is Now An 'Epidemic'  NPR · 4 weeks
U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams issued a forceful advisory about vaping by U.S. teenagers, saying electronic cigarette use among young people has reached levels that require urgent action. more
Cognition not affected by major heart procedure  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
Patients who undergo heart surgery do not experience major memory changes—either better or worse—when compared with those who have a much less invasive, catheter-based procedure, according to a study published online today in The Annals of... more
WATCH: New warning issued on e-cigarettes and young people  ABC NEWS · 4 weeks
U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams said "we must take action now" after a new report found a huge spike in the number of teens vaping. more
US surgeon general warns of teen risks from e-cigarettes  ABC NEWS · 4 weeks
US surgeon general urges swift action to prevent nicotine addiction amid surge in teenage vaping more
Hologic’s Cynosure division introduces TempSure Surgical RF technology in North America  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
Hologic, Inc.’s Cynosure division announced today the North American launch of the FDA-cleared TempSure Surgical RF technology, a new offering of the TempSure radiofrequency platform that... more
Surgeons make more mistakes in the operating room during stressful moments, shows study  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
A new study reveals that during stressful moments in the operating room, surgeons make up to 66 percent more mistakes on patients. more
Malnutrition in children with Crohn's disease linked with increased risk of surgical complications  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
Results of a medical records study of children with Crohn's disease by Johns Hopkins researchers have added substantial evidence for a strong... more
Rutgers scientists take an important step in making diseased hearts heal themselves  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
A team of Rutgers scientists, including Leonard Lee and Shaohua Li, have taken an important step toward the goal of making diseased hearts heal... more
Robots to improve safety and efficiency of spinal procedures
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