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You would not ask a firefighter to perform open-heart surgery: Understanding 'collective intelligence'
SCIENCE DAILY The concept of 'collective intelligence' is simple -- it asserts that if a team performs well on one task, it will repeat... 5 hours
Study: Many women do not follow guidelines to prevent pregnancy after bariatric surgery
NEWS MEDICAL Many women do not follow the guidelines to prevent pregnancy for an 18-month period following bariatric surgery, University of Pittsburgh researchers examining... 6 hours
This stretchy implant could help kids avoid repeated open-heart surgeries
SCIENCE-NEWS A new type of surgical implant grows along with its recipient. 14 hours
Study finds more patients with ulcerative colitis but less number of surgeries
NEWS MEDICAL Today, a higher number of patients with ulcerative colitis are able to keep their bowel and steer clear of surgery, as shown in a... 16 hours
Researchers use new model to predict intergenerational predisposition to C-section
NEWS MEDICAL During the last decades, rates of Caesarean section have multiplied; by now it is one of the most frequently performed surgical treatments worldwide. Even if many of these... 24 hours
Using artificial intelligence to improve early breast cancer detection
MIT Model developed at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory could reduce false positives and unnecessary surgeries. 1 day
Chemical treatment improves quantum dot lasers
PHYS.ORG One of the secrets to making tiny laser devices such as opthalmic surgery scalpels work even more efficiently is the use of tiny semiconductor particles, called quantum dots. In new research at Los Alamos National Laboratory's... 1 day
New online tool offers opioid prescribing recommendations after surgery
NEWS MEDICAL How many prescription pain pills should a patient receive after breast cancer surgery? Or a hernia repair? Or a gallbladder removal? 1 day
Chemical treatment improves quantum dot lasers
SCIENCE DAILY One of the secrets to making tiny laser devices such as opthalmic surgery scalpels work even more efficiently is the use of tiny semiconductor particles, called quantum dots. In new research the ~nanometer-sized dots are being... 1 day
Risk of Caesarean section is heritable—Natural selection cannot reduce the rates of obstructed labour
PHYS.ORG During the last decades, rates of Caesarean section have multiplied; by now it is one of the most frequently performed... 2 days
How many opioid painkillers do surgery patients need? New prescribing recommendations unveiled
SCIENCE DAILY Surgeons performing 11 common operations can turn to a free new prescribing tool based on data about how many opioid painkillers patients across Michigan... 2 days
FDA clears new Senhance System that can help facilitate minimally invasive surgery
NEWS MEDICAL Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration cleared the Senhance System, a new robotically-assisted surgical device that can help facilitate minimally invasive surgery. 2 days
DePuy Synthes unveils new VIPER PRIME System designed to simplify MIS spinal fusion surgery
NEWS MEDICAL Today, DePuy Synthes, part of the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies, unveiled the VIPER PRIME System, an innovative Minimally... 2 days
Surgeries performed later in the day linked to increased risk of complications
NEWS MEDICAL A new study published in Neurosurgery finds that patients who undergo a neurosurgical procedure with surgical start times between 9 pm and 7 am... 4 days
MTSA expands efforts to fight against national opioid epidemic
NEWS MEDICAL Middle Tennessee School of Anesthesia announced it is expanding efforts to educate Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists on treatment options that reduce or eliminate the need for opioids during and after... 4 days
Surgeries performed later in the day have more complications
SCIENCE DAILY A new study finds that patients who undergo a neurosurgical procedure with surgical start times between 9 pm and 7 am are at an increased risk of developing complications compared... 5 days
Surgeon aims to diagnose deformities of extinct saber-toothed cats
SCIENCE-NEWS Using CT scans, one orthopedic surgeon is on a quest to diagnose deformities in long-dead saber-toothed cats. 5 days
AAPM&R endorses Perioperative Surgical Home model of care
NEWS MEDICAL The American Society of Anesthesiologists' Perioperative Surgical Home model of care's ability to significantly improve patient care, quality and reduce costs, has been endorsed by the American Academy of Physical Medicine and... 5 days
What life is like now for formerly conjoined twin sisters after separation surgery
ABC NEWS Eva and Erika Sandoval have spent most of their young lives in hospitals. 6 days
WATCH: Formerly conjoined twins before and after separation surgery
ABC NEWS How Eva and Erika Sandoval, who were born conjoined, spent the first three years of their lives together. 6 days
Clinical trial tests frankincense as potential breast, colon cancer treatment
NEWS MEDICAL Cancer surgeon and researcher Nancy DeMore is leading a clinical trial using frankincense to try to treat breast and colon cancer at the Medical University of South Carolina.... 6 days
Frailty linked to greater odds of complications after common ambulatory surgery
NEWS MEDICAL Frailty was associated with an increased risk of complications among patients who underwent outpatient hernia, breast, thyroid or parathyroid surgery, with the findings suggesting that surgeons... 6 days
Symbiotic giant bacteria enable Red Sea surgeonfish to specialize their diets
PHYS.ORG Red Sea surgeonfish use metabolically diverse giant bacteria to digest different types of algae, according to new research. Not only do these findings explain the basis... 7 days
Antibiotics before surgery do not increase risk for postoperative antibiotic-resistant infections
NEWS MEDICAL Surgical patients who receive antibiotics before certain types of low-risk operations are not at an increased risk for antibiotic-resistant infections immediately after their procedures, according to... 1 week
Glowing Tumor Dye to Identifies Cancerous Lymph Nodes
SCIENCE DAILY Surgeons are using a fluorescent dye that makes cancerous cells glow in hopes of identifying suspicious lymph nodes during head and neck cancer procedures. The study is among the first in the... 1 week
Ibuprofen better choice over oral morphine for pain relief in children after minor surgery, randomized controlled trial demonstrates
SCIENCE DAILY Widely available ibuprofen is a better choice for pain relief in children... 1 week
Turtle that swallowed fishing line released in ocean
PHYS.ORG A sea turtle that underwent surgery to remove more than 4 feet (1 meter) of fishing line she had swallowed has been released in the Atlantic Ocean off South Carolina's coast. 1 week
Abnormalities of blood vessels in the brain may play major role in development of schizophrenia
NEWS MEDICAL Scientists from Trinity College Dublin and the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland have discovered that abnormalities of... 1 week
Double mastectomy tied to more missed work
SCIENCE DAILY As more breast cancer patients are choosing to remove both breasts, researchers examine the impact this aggressive surgery has on their employment. 1 week
Surgery: Sticking instead of stitching
SCIENCE DAILY In spite of medical advances, wound-related complications arising after operations can still be life-threatening. In order to avoid these complications in the future, a new nanoparticle-based tissue glue has been developed by researchers at Empa. 1 week
Reported penicillin allergy appears to increase the risk of surgical site infections
SCIENCE DAILY Investigators found that surgical patients believed to be allergic to penicillin were significantly more likely to develop surgical site infections than were patients with... 1 week
New U-M study examines why overtreatment in older breast cancer patients persists
NEWS MEDICAL Recent clinical trials have shown that 90 percent of early stage breast cancer patients over age 70 do not benefit from radiation after breast-conserving... 1 week
Patients with documented penicillin allergy more likely to develop surgical site infections, study finds
NEWS MEDICAL A study by Massachusetts General Hospital investigators found that surgical patients believed to be allergic to penicillin were significantly more... 1 week
New Human Protein-Based Surgical Glue Seals Wounds in 60 Seconds
SCI-NEWS.COM A biocompatible and highly elastic hydrogel sealant can effectively seal wounds in shape-shifting tissues without the... 1 week
Medical News Today: Weight loss surgery reduces cancer risk by 33 percent in women
MNT A new study shows that women who undergo bariatric surgery have a significantly lower risk of developing cancer, especially obesity-related... 2 weeks
Weight loss surgery reduces cancer risk by 33 percent in women
MNT A new study shows that women who undergo bariatric surgery have a significantly lower risk of developing cancer, especially obesity-related cancers. 2 weeks
Bariatric surgery lowers cancer risk for severely obese patients
SCIENCE DAILY Bariatric surgery lowers the risk of cancer for severely obese patients. The risks drop most for postmenopausal breast cancer, endometrial cancer, pancreatic cancer and colon cancer. 2 weeks
Bariatric surgery linked to reduced risk of cancer for severely obese patients
NEWS MEDICAL Severely obese patients who undergo bariatric surgery lower their risk of developing cancer by at least a third, according to a University of Cincinnati... 2 weeks
'Squirtable' elastic surgical glue seals wounds in 60 seconds
SCIENCE DAILY A highly elastic and adhesive surgical glue that quickly seals wounds without the need for common staples or sutures could transform how surgeries are performed. 2 weeks
Newborns with congenital heart disease show signs of brain impairment even before cardiac surgery
SCIENCE DAILY Using a novel imaging technique, researchers demonstrate for the first time that the brains of high-risk infants with congenital heart... 2 weeks
Bioengineering as viable alternative to open fetal repair for spina bifida, research proves
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have discovered a promising alternative to open fetal surgery for spina bifida repair. The team has developed an alternative approach to... 2 weeks
Study explores general public and patient knowledge about dental implants
NEWS MEDICAL Both prospective dental implant patients and the general public agree in a new study: oral and maxillofacial surgeons are the most qualified to perform the procedure to replace... 2 weeks
Study finds wide racial gap in access to cancer surgery after NY State Medicaid expansion
NEWS MEDICAL The 2001 New York State Medicaid expansion - what is considered a precursor to the Affordable Care -... 2 weeks
Donor organs labeled as increased risk less likely to be used by transplant patients
NEWS MEDICAL Increasingly, transplant surgeons must initiate a tough conversation: explaining to patients what it means to accept an organ from a... 2 weeks
Researchers discover promising alternative to open fetal surgery for spina bifida repair
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers from Children's Hospital Colorado and the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus recently discovered a promising alternative to open fetal surgery for spina... 2 weeks
New urine test accurately detects patients at risk for kidney damage after heart surgery
NEWS MEDICAL A new, inexpensive urine test accurately identifies patients at risk for kidney damage after open heart surgery, allowing for corrective... 2 weeks
New app helps doctors make better decisions during brain surgeries
NEWS MEDICAL A new app developed by the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and the Medical College of Wisconsin helps doctors make better decisions during brain surgeries. 2 weeks
Highly elastic surgical glue quickly seals wounds without need for staples or sutures
NEWS MEDICAL A highly elastic and adhesive surgical glue that quickly seals wounds without the need for common staples or sutures could transform how... 2 weeks
New test identifies antibiotic-resistant bacteria in 30 minutes
NEWS MEDICAL The discovery of antibiotics in the early part of the 20th century changed modern medicine. Simple infections that previously killed people became easy to treat. Antibiotics' ability to stave off infections made... 2 weeks
[Research Articles] Engineering a highly elastic human protein-based sealant for surgical applications
Science Magazine Surgical sealants have been used for sealing or reconnecting ruptured tissues but often have low adhesion, inappropriate mechanical strength, cytotoxicity concerns, and poor performance... 2 weeks
Virtual reality videos may help alleviate pre-surgical anxiety in children
SCIENCE DAILY A virtual reality tour of the operating room prior to anesthesia helped reduce preoperative anxiety in children scheduled to undergo surgery. 2 weeks
Medicaid patients with melanoma more likely to experience surgical treatment delays
NEWS MEDICAL A retrospective review of several thousand melanoma cases in North Carolina found that Medicaid patients were more likely to experience surgical treatment delays than patients with... 2 weeks
Researchers find link between lower health literacy level and longer hospital stay after surgery
NEWS MEDICAL Among more than 1,200 patients who underwent major abdominal surgery, a lower health literacy level was associated with a longer... 2 weeks
Virtual reality tour of operating room helps reduce preoperative anxiety in children
NEWS MEDICAL A virtual reality tour of the operating room prior to anesthesia helped reduce preoperative anxiety in children scheduled to undergo surgery who took part... 2 weeks
Novel 3D-printed spine models to provide surgical training before live operations
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers are 3D printing replica human vertebrae which act and feel like real bone tissue to help train spinal surgeons before they go into live operations. 2 weeks
Researchers test new strategy to increase effectiveness of topical anesthesia used in dentistry
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers from Brazil and Texas have started testing on humans a new strategy to increase the effectiveness of topical anesthesia used in... 2 weeks
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