Surgery
Brain network activity can improve in epilepsy patients after surgery  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Successful epilepsy surgery can improve brain connectivity similar to patterns seen in people without epilepsy. more
Successful surgery can improve brain connectivity in epilepsy patients  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Successful epilepsy surgery can improve brain connectivity similar to patterns seen in people without epilepsy, according to a new study published in the journal Neurosurgery. more
Appeals court to decide surgery for Idaho transgender inmate  ABC NEWS · 3 days
Attorneys for Idaho prison officials say doctors believe a transgender inmate who is suing for access to gender confirmation surgery is too mentally unstable to receive the irreversible medical procedure more
3D-printed 'hyperelastic bone' may help generate new bone for skull reconstruction  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Defects of the skull and facial bones can pose difficult challenges for plastic and reconstructive surgeons. A synthetic material called hyperelastic bone -- readily produced by... more
Early weight-loss surgery may improve type 2 diabetes, blood pressure outcomes  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Despite similar weight loss, teens who had gastric bypass surgery were significantly more likely to have remission of both type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure,... more
Obesity surgery benefits may be bigger for teens than adults  ABC NEWS · 4 days
A study finds that teens who have obesity surgery lose as much weight as adults who have the operation and are more likely to have other health problems... more
Surgical care improvement linked to hospital financial performance  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Hospitals that perform better on steps to prevent complications after surgery also have better performance on measures of profitability, reports a study in the May/June issue of the Journal of Healthcare Management,... more
Specialized microscope for diagnosing and treating disease without cutting the skin  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
University of British Columbia researchers have developed a specialized microscope that has the potential ability to both diagnose diseases that include skin cancer and perform incredibly... more
A new way of diagnosing and treating disease -- without cutting skin  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Researchers have developed a specialized microscope that has the potential ability to both diagnose diseases that include skin cancer and perform incredibly precise surgery... more
[Research Articles] Detecting middle ear fluid using smartphones  Science Magazine · 4 days
The presence of middle ear fluid is a key diagnostic marker for two of the most common pediatric ear diseases: acute otitis media and otitis media with effusion. We present an accessible... more
Early removal of some pancreatic cysts could decrease cancer risk, save lives  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
By analyzing medical records of 901 adults who had surgery for a certain type of precancerous pancreatic cyst, researchers at Johns Hopkins Medicine and... more
Patients with sleep apnea have higher risk of postoperative cardiovascular complications  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
According to a new study published today in The Journal of the American Medical Association, patients who have severe obstructive sleep apnea have a significantly higher... more
Non-invasive brain-machine interface helps chronic paraplegics to regain their walking ability  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
In another major clinical breakthrough of the Walk Again Project, a non-profit international consortium aimed at developing new neuro-rehabilitation protocols, technologies and therapies for spinal cord... more
Historically 'safer' tramadol more likely than other opioids to result in prolonged use  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Surgical patients receiving the opioid tramadol have a somewhat higher risk of prolonged use than those receiving other common opioids, new research... more
Penis enlargement surgery ineffective and potentially dangerous  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
A new study has shown that penis enlargement surgeries are usually ineffective and can cause substantial psychological and physical damage to men. The study results were published in the latest issue of the journal... more
States seek explicit patient consent for pelvic exams  ABC NEWS · 1 week
Lawmakers in several states want to make sure women undergoing surgery have a chance to say no to a medical student examining them while they're under anesthesia more
Bills seek special consent for pelvic exams under anesthesia  ABC NEWS · 1 week
Lawmakers in several states want to make sure women undergoing surgery have a chance to say no to a medical student examining them while they're under anesthesia more
HSS researchers provide better understanding of the cellular mechanisms driving rheumatoid arthritis  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Newly identified subsets of cell types present in joint tissue in people with rheumatoid arthritis and how they interact may explain why only some... more
Stem cell scientists clear another hurdle in creating transplant arteries  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Recent work highlights a better way to grow smooth muscle cells, one of the two cellular building blocks of arteries, from pluripotent stem cells. This research is part... more
Bariatric surgery before AF ablation reduces arrhythmia recurrence risk  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
A new study shows that overweight patients who have bariatric surgery before undergoing ablation reduce their risk of the arrhythmia returning. more
Researchers make transformational AI seem 'unremarkable'  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
A surgeon might never feel the need to ask an AI for advice, much less allow it to make a clinical decision for them, researchers say. But an AI might guide decisions if it were embedded... more
Experimental surgery gains support as opioid deaths rise  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
Clinical trials in China using deep brain stimulation may hold the key to treating drug users, literally with the flip of a switch more
Effects of surgery on a warming planet: Can anesthesia go green?  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
It was early morning in an operating theater at Providence Hospital in Portland, Ore. A middle-aged woman lay on the operating table, wrapped in blankets. Surgeons... more
Bioimpedance device better than tape measure for assessing lymphedema risk in women  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Bioimpedance spectroscopy is better than a tape measure for assessing a woman's risk for developing lymphedema, painful swelling in the arm after breast cancer... more
Researchers develop new system for identifying malignant brain tumors during surgery  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Scientists of the Research Medical University of Volga region and the Institute of Applied Physics, RAS have developed a system for malignant brain tumors diagnosing during... more
NIH-funded trial demonstrates safety of potential treatment in lung transplant patients  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
A new study, presented today at the American Association for Thoracic Surgery's 99th Annual Meeting, shows that a potential treatment for ischemia- reperfusion injury is safe... more
First-of-its-kind trial evaluates use of ultrasonic sealing for common thoracic surgical procedure  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
According to a new study, an ultrasonic vessel-sealing device can improve patient outcomes by reducing the incidence of thoracotomy conversion for VATS/robotic anatomical lung... more
Study examines the effects of TAVR with balloon-expandable valve for low-risk patients  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
For patients with aortic stenosis that cannot be treated with medication, surgical and transcatheter aortic valve replacement can offer effective treatment. more
New nomogram shows promise for more accurate risk-stratification of esophageal cancers  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Esophageal cancer patients with positive lymph nodes benefit from neoadjuvant therapy prior to surgical resection, but limitations in current clinical staging techniques mean lymph node metastases... more
Excessive use of skin cancer surgery curbed with awareness effort  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Sometimes a little gentle peer persuasion goes a long way toward correcting a large problem. more
A boat crushed his face, then plastic surgeons hit him with $167,000 in bills  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Bob Ensor didn't see the boom swinging violently toward him as he cleaned a sailboat in dry dock on a... more
Less-invasive surgery for lung cancer reduces risk of post-operative bleeding, complications  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
In a large international clinical study presented at the 99th Annual Meeting of the American Association for Thoracic Surgery, Dr. Moishe Liberman, a thoracic surgeon and... more
U.S. FDA clears Lapiplasty 3D Bunion Correction System for treating pediatric patients  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Treace Medical Concepts, Inc., a medical device company focused on advancing the standard of care for hallux valgus surgery, announced that it has received... more
Less-invasive mastectomy safe for more breast cancer patients  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
A less-invasive mastectomy that leaves the surface of the breast intact has become a safe option for more patients, including those whose breast cancer has spread to nearby lymph nodes or who... more
Experts to present tumor DNA, breast and jaw reconstruction studies at PSRC annual meeting  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
The Plastic Surgery Research Council focuses on awareness surrounding compelling research relating to the field of plastic surgery. more
Plastic surgeons and scientists develop synthetic soft tissue substitute with fewer side effects  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
A team of plastic surgeons and material scientists has made an important advance in treating the common clinical problem of soft tissue... more
Open heart surgery outperforms stents in patients with multivessel disease  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) surgery may be the best treatment option for most patients with more than one blocked heart artery. more
Researchers develop soft tissue substitute with fewer side effects  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
A team of plastic surgeons and material scientists has made an important advance in treating the common clinical problem of soft tissue loss. more
Study shows significant mortality benefit with CABG over percutaneous coronary intervention  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Coronary artery bypass grafting surgery may be the best treatment option for most patients with more than one blocked heart artery, according to research published today... more
[Research Articles] Nanofiber-hydrogel composite-mediated angiogenesis for soft tissue reconstruction  Science Magazine · 3 weeks
Soft tissue losses from tumor removal, trauma, aging, and congenital malformation affect millions of people each year. Existing options for soft tissue restoration have several drawbacks: Surgical options such as... more
Medical News Today: What to know about a broken nose  MNT · 3 weeks
A broken nose can result from a forceful impact to the face. Symptoms typically include pain, swelling, and bleeding. A person can often treat minor nose breaks at... more
Inhaled hydrogen could protect the brain during heart-lung bypass  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Newborns with life-threatening congenital heart disease often need open-heart surgery with cardiopulmonary bypass, which carries a risk of damaging the brain. Critically ill newborns who are placed on ECMO are... more
Unmanned aircraft delivered kidney for transplant  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
In a first-ever advancement in human medicine and aviation technology, an unmanned aircraft has delivered a donor kidney to surgeons for successful transplantation into a patient with kidney failure. more
Weight-loss surgery and risk of pregnancy and birth complications  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Women who have undergone weight-loss surgery appear to be at higher risk of developing complications during pregnancy, and their babies seem more likely to be born prematurely, small for gestational... more
Women who have undergone bariatric surgery may be at higher risk of pregnancy complications  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Women who have undergone weight-loss surgery appear to be at higher risk of developing complications during pregnancy, and their babies... more
Unmanned aircraft delivers donor kidney to surgeons at UMMC for transplantation  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
In a first-ever advancement in human medicine and aviation technology, a University of Maryland unmanned aircraft has delivered a donor kidney to surgeons at the University... more
Combination of radiotherapy and anti-hormone treatment can prevent recurrence of hormone-driven breast cancer  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Women with early, low risk, hormone-driven breast cancer are less likely to have a recurrence of their disease if they have radiotherapy... more
Vascular surgery after firearm injury linked with higher morbidity and mortality  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Researchers from Boston University School of Medicine found that among all hospitalizations that were due to firearm injury, patients who underwent surgical repair of their major... more
Vascular surgery after firearm injury associated with increased morbidity and mortality  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Researchers have found that among all hospitalizations that were due to firearm injury, patients who underwent surgical repair of their major blood vessels had the highest... more
A first in medical robotics: Autonomous navigation inside the body  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
Bioengineers report the first demonstration of a robot able to navigate autonomously inside the body. In an animal model of cardiac valve repair, the team programmed a robotic... more
Imaging system helps surgeons remove tiny ovarian tumors  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
Researchers have developed a way to improve the accuracy of surgery to remove ovarian tumors. Using carbon nanotubes and a near-infrared imaging system, they could find and remove tumors as small as... more
New rules for lung transplants lead to unintended consequences  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
A recent policy change in allocating donor lungs has had several unintended consequences, according to a new study. The new policy has imposed a significant logistical burden on organ procurement... more
Pre-op daily life disability may predict poor outcome after hip replacement  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
A new study looking at medical records of more than 43,000 US adults with hip-joint damaging osteoarthritis suggests that those who cannot perform daily activities independently... more
Novel fluorescence imaging system helps surgeons remove small ovarian tumors  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
Ovarian cancer is usually diagnosed only after it has reached an advanced stage, with many tumors spread throughout the abdomen. more
Welding with stem cells for next-generation surgical glues  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
Scientists have invented a new technology that could lead to the development of a new generation of smart surgical glues and dressings for chronic wounds. The new method involves re-engineering the membranes... more
[Research Articles] Chronic hypoxia-induced Cirbp hypermethylation attenuates hypothermic cardioprotection via down-regulation of ubiquinone biosynthesis  Science Magazine · 4 weeks
Therapeutic hypothermia is commonly used during cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) to protect the heart against myocardial injury in cardiac surgery. Patients... more
Nano-imaging system helps surgeons remove tiny ovarian tumors  nanowerk · 4 weeks
Real-time carbon nanotube based fluorescent imaging could boost survival rates for ovarian cancer. more
Daily life disability before hip replacement may predict poor post-operative outcomes  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
A new Johns Hopkins Medicine study looking at medical records of more than 43,000 U.S. adults with hip-joint damaging osteoarthritis suggests that those who cannot perform... more
'Nanofiber yarn' makes for stretchy, protective artificial tissue  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
The human body is held together by an intricate cable system of tendons and muscles, engineered by nature to be tough and highly stretchable. An injury to any of these tissues, particularly... more
Imaging system helps surgeons remove tiny ovarian tumors  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Ovarian cancer is usually diagnosed only after it has reached an advanced stage, with many tumors spread throughout the abdomen. Most patients undergo surgery to remove as many of these tumors as... more
Imaging system helps surgeons remove tiny ovarian tumors  MIT · 4 weeks
More effective surgery could boost survival rates for ovarian cancer. more
Welding with stem cells for next-generation surgical glues  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Scientists at the University of Bristol have invented a new technology that could lead to the development of a new generation of smart surgical glues and dressings for chronic wounds. The new... more
'Tummy tuck' can be safely performed in obese patients with no increase in complications  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
"Tummy tuck" surgery (abdominoplasty) can be safely performed in obese patients, with no increase in complications compared to non-obese patients,... more
With abdominal etching, plastic surgeons help patients get 'six-pack abs'  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
Even with a good diet and workout routine, some men and women have trouble getting the toned abdominal appearance they want. For these patients, a technique called abdominal... more
No increase in complications with 'tummy tuck' in obese patients  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
'Tummy tuck' surgery (abdominoplasty) can be safely performed in obese patients, with no increase in complications compared to non-obese patients, reports a new study. more
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