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Active surveillance proposed as first-line approach to manage patients with low-risk PMC of the thyroid
NEWS MEDICAL A 10-year study of more than 1,200 patients with low-risk papillary microcarcinoma (PMC) of the thyroid led researchers... 8 hours
High success rate reported for diabetic Charcot foot surgery
SCIENCE DAILY Nearly four out of five diabetic patients with severe cases of a disabling condition called Charcot foot were able to walk normally again following surgery, a new study has found. 1 day
Loyola Medicine study finds high success rate for diabetic Charcot foot surgery
NEWS MEDICAL Nearly four out of five diabetic patients with severe cases of a disabling condition called Charcot foot were able to walk normally again following... 1 day
Genetic variations may help identify people at high-risk for chronic pain after surgery
NEWS MEDICAL Genetics may play a role in determining whether patients experience chronic pain after surgery, suggests a study published today in the Online... 1 day
Surgeon Signs Initials into Patients' Livers: What Is an 'Argon Beam'?
LIVE SCIENCE A British surgeon has pleaded guilty to charges that he marked his initials into patients' organs using a medical instrument called an "argon beam coagulator," according... 2 days
Outpatient total knee replacement surgery linked to higher rates of complications
NEWS MEDICAL Some complications are more common when total knee replacement surgery is done as an outpatient or same-day procedure, reports a study in the December 6, 2017... 2 days
Medical News Today: 3-D printed prostate may improve surgical accuracy
MNT A new, life-like 3-D prostate model helps surgeons to rehearse procedures before entering the operating room. The new technology may improve accuracy. 2 days
New blood test accurately forecasts advanced heart failure patients’ survival after surgery
NEWS MEDICAL An experimental blood test developed at UCLA that uses gene activity data from immune cells was 93 percent accurate in predicting survival rates for... 2 days
Micro-grippers may be able to navigate unstructured environments
SCIENCE DAILY Micro-grippers may be able to navigate unstructured environments and could help reduce risk during surgeries, according to a new study. 2 days
Performing surgery on virtual patient could provide valuable insight into consequences
NEWS MEDICAL Is surgery the best option or not, in the case of cancer in the head and neck? As the consequences for speaking and swallowing may be... 2 days
Micro-grippers may be able to navigate unstructured environments
PHYS.ORG Micro-grippers may be able to navigate unstructured environments and could help reduce risk during surgeries, according to a study published December 13, 2017 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Federico Ongaro... 3 days
WATCH: Baby born with heart outside her body undergoes surgery
ABC NEWS Surgeons successfully operated on Vanellope Hope, who was born with her heart growing outside her body. 3 days
UK surgeon admits signing initials on patients' livers
ABC NEWS A British surgeon has admitted assaulting two patients by burning his initials into their livers during transplant operations 3 days
Baby's heart placed back inside her chest in rare surgeries
ABC NEWS British officials say a baby born with an extremely rare condition has survived surgery to place her heart inside her chest 3 days
Researchers discover new way to attack drug-resistant prostate cancer cells
NEWS MEDICAL In most cases, prostate cancer is cured by surgical removal of the tumor and/or by radiotherapy. However, 20% of patients will need treatment to remove tumor cells but this treatment... 3 days
Researchers adopt new approach to treating advanced prostate cancer
NEWS MEDICAL Scientists have proposed a new approach to preventing the proliferation of prostate tumor cells that are no longer responding to treatment. Prostate cancer can usually be cured via surgical removal... 3 days
Florida Hospital Nicholson Center launches mobile broadcast hardware for advanced surgical training
NEWS MEDICAL The Florida Hospital Nicholson Center, one of the leading robotic training centers in the country, today announces the launch of the B-Hive, an adaptable... 3 days
Novel ‘black box’ recorder captures surgeons' robotic surgery skills
NEWS MEDICAL You may know that your surgeon is using the latest minimally invasive technology for your surgery, but how do you know if they've mastered it? To help answer that question,... 3 days
Presurgical imaging may predict whether epilepsy surgery will work
SCIENCE DAILY A statistical approach to combining presurgical PET scans and functional MRI of the brain may help predict which patients with drug-resistant epilepsy are most likely to benefit from surgery. 4 days
DePuy Synthes launches CONCORDE Clear MIS Discectomy Device to simplify spinal fusion surgery
NEWS MEDICAL DePuy Synthes today announced the launch of CONCORDE Clear MIS Discectomy Device, a surgical solution designed to simplify discectomy in minimally invasive... 4 days
DePuy Synthes launches CONCORDETM Clear MIS Discectomy Device to simplify spinal fusion surgery
NEWS MEDICAL DePuy Synthes today announced the launch of CONCORDETM Clear MIS Discectomy Device, a surgical solution designed to simplify discectomy in minimally invasive... 4 days
Scientists print 3-D models of children's hearts for urgent operations
PHYS.ORG Scientists from Tomsk Polytechnic University are creating 3-D-printed models of children's hearts based on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of real patients. These models are used as simulators for... 4 days
Rice scientists develop method to identify patients at high risk of continued seizures before surgery
NEWS MEDICAL Surgery to remove a part of the brain to give relief to patients with epilepsy doesn't always result... 4 days
LSUHealthNO breakthrough may pave way for advances in obesity-related diseases
NEWS MEDICAL For the first time, researchers led by Frank Lau, MD, Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery at LSU Health New Orleans, have successfully kept white fat tissue alive outside... 4 days
TPU researchers create 3D-printed models of children's hearts
NEWS MEDICAL Scientists from Tomsk Polytechnic University are creating 3D-printed models of children's hearts. They are printed based on magnetic resonance imaging of real patients. These models are used as simulators for cardiac surgeons... 5 days
Opioids after surgery left her addicted. Is that a medical error?
NEWS MEDICAL In April this year, Katie Herzog checked into a Boston teaching hospital for what turned out to be a nine-hour-long back surgery. 5 days
Study finds percutaneous coronary intervention as recommendable treatment for left main coronary artery disease
NEWS MEDICAL The treatment of left main coronary artery disease by percutaneous coronary intervention is associated with a smaller risk of severe... 5 days
Study highlights potential for reducing greenhouse gas emissions in health care settings
NEWS MEDICAL The first analysis of the carbon footprint of surgical suites at three hospitals in the UK, Canada and the USA highlights that the choice... 5 days
New 3D-printed artificial models mimic the look and feel of real organs
NEWS MEDICAL A team of researchers led by the University of Minnesota has 3D printed lifelike artificial organ models that mimic the exact anatomical structure, mechanical... 1 week
Stopping opioid addiction at one key source: The hospital
NEWS MEDICAL It may not be rocket science, but a group of surgeons at the University of Michigan's Michigan Medicine have devised a strategy to curb the nation's opioid epidemic — starting... 1 week
What hospitals can do to help keep excess opioids out of communities
SCIENCE-NEWS Guidelines for prescribing opioids following a routine surgery prevented thousands of unnecessary pills from leaving the hospital, a new study finds. 1 week
Researchers 3-D print lifelike artificial organ models
SCIENCE DAILY A team of researchers has 3-D printed lifelike artificial organ models that mimic the exact anatomical structure, mechanical properties, and look and feel of real organs. These patient-specific organ models, which include integrated soft... 1 week
Researchers 3-D print lifelike artificial organ models
PHYS.ORG VIDEO A team of researchers led by the University of Minnesota has 3D printed lifelike artificial organ models that mimic the exact anatomical structure, mechanical properties, and look and feel of real organs. These patient-specific... 1 week
'Green' cataract surgery model drastically reduces environmental footprint
SCIENCE DAILY A healthcare center in India's model for cataract surgery emits 96 percent less carbon than in the United Kingdom -- and a likely even greater savings in the United States -- while... 1 week
Your plumber offers a money-back guarantee. Should your doctor?
NEWS MEDICAL Linda Radach has had six hip replacement operations since 2006, three on each side. Osteoarthritis was the reason she needed surgery in the first place, but replacing her hips in... 1 week
Mount Sinai surgeons use BABA technique to remove metastatic cancer in the lateral neck
NEWS MEDICAL A team of surgeons at Mount Sinai Beth Israel, led by Hyunsuk Suh, MD, Assistant Professor in the Department of... 1 week
‘Safe’ tanners who use sprays and lotions less likely to get tattoos and piercings than frequent sunbathers and tanning bed users
SCIENCE DAILY People who often sunbathe or use... 1 week
Parents of teen who died after getting wisdom teeth pulled accept $2M settlement
ABC NEWS Minnesota family agrees to more than $2 million settlement against dentist after 17-year-old daughter goes into cardiac arrest during surgery. 2 weeks
John Mayer's Emergency Surgery: How Common Is Appendicitis?
LIVE SCIENCE Singer-songwriter John Mayer went to the hospital this morning (Dec. 5) for an emergency appendectomy, or surgery to remove his appendix. 2 weeks
Nurse, 80, retires after 58 years in the operating room
ABC NEWS Nurse who was calming presence in Pennsylvania operating room for 58 years retires; says she remembers when surgical gloves were reused, stitches were sewn with ordinary silk thread 2 weeks
Penn Medicine's first-of-its-kind app aims to enhance care for bariatric surgery patients
NEWS MEDICAL For many patients on the road to bariatric surgery, the process may seem daunting: track steps and exercise, record caloric and water intake, monitor... 2 weeks
New approaches show promise to fight against drug-resistant superbugs in hospitals
NEWS MEDICAL If you visit a doctor's surgery or hospital you may be asked to apply a hand sanitizer upon entry. Strict hand hygiene practices have become one... 2 weeks
Durotomy: Common complication of spinal surgery, and an important factor in some malpractice cases
SCIENCE DAILY Incidental durotomy -- small tears of the outer membrane of the spinal cord -- are a common occurrence in spinal... 2 weeks
Higher risk of dying due to heart cell damage without any symptoms occurs during or after non-heart surgery
SCIENCE DAILY One in seven patients 65 or older undergoing non-heart surgery experienced heart... 2 weeks
Helping hands guide robots as they learn
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers help humans and robots collaborate by enabling real-time interactions that modify a robot's path to its goal. The study will help robots make the transition from structured factory floors to interactive tasks like... 2 weeks
Researchers 3-D print lifelike artificial organ models
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