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High-risk patients benefit from undergoing surgery at teaching hospitals
Patients with a high risk of dying after surgery, including those with multiple chronic diseases, benefit from undergoing general or vascular procedures at a major teaching hospital as opposed to a non-teaching hospital, according to a study from researchers at Penn Medicine and the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). (2019-10-17)
Sociodemographic factors associated with passing surgery board exams
Survey responses from general surgery trainees were used to examine the association between sociodemographic factors such as race/ethnicity, gender and family status with the likelihood of passing the American Board of Surgery board examinations. (2019-10-16)
Fully recyclable packaging materials
Plastics have become indispensable items in our everyday lives. But their growing production and use are threatening to pollute the entire planet, in particular the oceans, the final destination for tonnes and tonnes of plastic, a material that may take centuries to disappear. (2019-10-16)
Weight-loss surgery cuts risk of birth defects
Children born to women who underwent gastric bypass surgery before becoming pregnant had a lower risk of major birth defects than children born to women who had severe obesity at the start of their pregnancy. (2019-10-15)
Association between weight-loss surgery in women and risk of birth defects in infants
Researchers used national registry data in Sweden to examine the risk of major birth defects in infants born to women who had gastric bypass surgery compared with infants born to women who didn't have the surgery but were similar based on other factors including maternal body mass index and diabetes. (2019-10-15)
Study: Nonsurgical treatment options effective for sinus issues
In a recent clinical study led by a University of Cincinnati researcher, a regimen of combined oral and topical corticosteroids were effectively used to treat patients who suffer from severe CRS with nasal polyps and for whom surgery is often the first option. (2019-10-15)
Another reason to get cataract surgery: It can make you 48% safer on the road
Researchers in Australia used a driving simulator to test patients' vision before and after cataract surgery. (2019-10-12)
Type 2 diabetes and obesity could be treated by new, less invasive procedure
New research from King's College London published in EBioMedicine, has found that a newly tested medical device, called Sleeveballoon, mimics the effects of traditional bariatric surgery in rodents and produces impressive results on body weight, fatty liver and diabetes control. (2019-10-11)
Public reporting on aortic valve surgeries has decreased access, study finds
Public reporting on aortic valve replacement outcomes has resulted in fewer valve surgeries for people with endocarditis, a new study has found. (2019-10-11)
Sunlight degrades polystyrene faster than expected
A study published by researchers at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) shows that polystyrene, one of the world's most ubiquitous plastics, may degrade in decades or centuries when exposed to sunlight, rather than thousands of years as previously thought. (2019-10-10)
Reducing, reusing Europe's 2.5 million tonnes of plastic in e-waste each year
Plastics account for about 20% of materials in electronic and electrical equipment (EEE); most isn't designed for recovery and reuse. (2019-10-10)
Melatonin may not help prevent delirium after heart surgery
Delirium is observed in approximately 15% of hospitalised older adults, and it is more common in the critically ill and in those undergoing major surgery, such as heart surgery. (2019-10-09)
Particles emitted by consumer 3D printers could hurt indoor air quality
The particles emitted from 3D printers can negatively impact indoor air quality and have the potential to harm respiratory health, according to a study from researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology and UL Chemical Safety. (2019-10-07)
Long-term mental health benefits of gender-affirming surgery for transgender individuals
For transgender individuals, gender-affirming surgery can lead to long-term mental health benefits, according to new research published online today in The American Journal of Psychiatry. (2019-10-04)
Careful monitoring of children following cardiac surgery may improve long-term outcomes
In a medical records study covering thousands of children, a US-Canadian team led by researchers at Johns Hopkins Medicine concludes that while surgery to correct congenital heart disease (CHD) within 10 years after birth may restore young hearts to healthy function. (2019-10-03)
Female surgeons earned 24% less per hour while operating compared to male surgeons: study
Female surgeons earned 24 per cent less per hour while operating compared to male surgeons, finds a new study led by St. (2019-10-02)
Building a brighter way for capturing cancer during surgery
Bioengineer's smart surgical microscope shows promise for more accurately and quickly identifying cancer cells in the operating room. (2019-09-30)
Men can be spared radiotherapy after surgery
Men with prostate cancer can be spared radiotherapy after surgery, according to late breaking results from a study led by The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust. (2019-09-27)
Plastic teabags release microscopic particles into tea
Many people are trying to reduce their plastic use, but some tea manufacturers are moving in the opposite direction: replacing traditional paper teabags with plastic ones. (2019-09-25)
Ditch the delicate wash cycle to save our seas
The volume of water used during a wash cycle, rather than the spinning action of the washing machine, is the key factor in the release of plastic microfibres from clothes. (2019-09-25)
Getting mac and cheese to Mars
Washington State University scientists have developed a way to triple the shelf life of ready-to-eat macaroni and cheese, a development that could have benefits for everything from space travel to military use. (2019-09-24)
Large-scale enhanced recovery program improves outcomes for bariatric surgery patients
A large-scale implementation of a protocol to improve recovery of patients after weight-loss operations was found to reduce rates of extended hospitalization by almost half at 36 participating accredited bariatric surgery centers nationwide, according to a study published online ahead of print in the current issue of the journal Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases. (2019-09-24)
Microplastics in the Great Lakes: Becoming benthic
From the Great Pacific garbage patch to inland rivers, plastics are among the most widespread contaminants on Earth. (2019-09-23)
Fewer lymph node operations for breast cancer patients with new prediction models
In recently published studies, researchers at Lund University and Skåne University Hospital in Sweden have produced new prediction models for improved personalised treatment of lymph nodes in breast cancer patients. (2019-09-20)
UTA, University of Maryland team up to better understand sleep apnea treatment in children
Gautam Das, a professor in UTA's Computer Science and Engineering Department, worked with University of Maryland School of Medicine physicians to understand whether sleep studies predicted the improved outcomes following surgery for sleep apnea in children. (2019-09-20)
More operations are scheduled if doctor is well rested
Researchers at Linköping University have investigated how orthopaedic surgeons make decisions regarding surgery, and how the decisions are related to how much of their work shift they have completed. (2019-09-18)
Complexity of plastics make it impossible to know which are dangerous
A recent study found that 3 out of 4 plastic consumer products contain harmful chemicals. (2019-09-17)
Does adding therapy before, after surgery for urinary incontinence help?
Adding behavioral and physical therapy before and after surgery for women with stress and urgency urinary incontinence resulted in a small improvement in symptoms compared to women who just had surgery but that difference in symptoms may not be clinically important. (2019-09-17)
Hysterectomy and mesh support may have similar outcomes in repairing vaginal prolapse
Two surgical procedures used to repair vaginal prolapse -- hysterectomy and employing mesh support that preserves the uterus -- have comparable clinical outcomes after three years, according to new data from researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine. (2019-09-17)
Combination of wood fibers and spider silk could rival plastic
Combination of wood fibres and spider silk could rival plastic The unique material outperforms most of today's synthetic and natural materials by providing high strength and stiffness, combined with increased toughness (2019-09-16)
Army research looks at pearls for clues on enhancing lightweight armor for soldiers
By mimicking the outer coating of pearls (nacre, or as it's more commonly known, mother of pearl), researchers at University at Buffalo, funded by the Army Research Office (ARO), created a lightweight plastic that is 14 times stronger and eight times lighter (less dense) than steel and ideal for absorbing the impact of bullets and other projectiles. (2019-09-16)
Four billion particles of microplastics discovered in major body of water
While collecting water samples and plankton, researchers discovered a high concentration of microplastics, which are known to disrupt the marine food chain. (2019-09-12)
Epilepsy surgery: The earlier the better, overview study shows
A person with drug resistant epilepsy who gets an early surgical intervention has a better chance of becoming seizure free. (2019-09-12)
Bioengineers explore cardiac tissue remodeling after aortic valve replacement procedures
Researchers have developed biomaterial-based 'mimics' of heart tissues to measure patients' responses to an aortic valve replacement procedure, offering new insight into the ways that cardiac tissue re-shapes itself post-surgery. (2019-09-11)
UK improves cancer survival, but is still behind other high-income countries
Cancer survival in the UK has improved since 1995, although it still lags behind other high-income countries, according to new analysis by the International Cancer Benchmarking Partnership (ICBP), which is managed by Cancer Research UK. (2019-09-11)
Microplastics stunt growth of worms -- study
New research shows that the presence of microplastics can stunt the growth of earthworms, and even cause them to lose weight -- potentially having a serious impact on the soil ecosystem. (2019-09-11)
Major environmental challenge as microplastics are harming our drinking water
Plastics in our waste streams are breaking down into tiny particles, causing potentially catastrophic consequences for human health and our aquatic systems, finds research from the University of Surrey and Deakin's Institute for Frontier Materials. (2019-09-09)
Video assisted lung surgery reduces complications and hospital stays compared to open surgery
Video-assisted thoracic surgery is associated with lower in-hospital complications and shorter length of stay compared with open surgery among British patients who were diagnosed at an early stage of lung cancer, according to research presented today the IASLC 2019 World Conference on Lung Cancer, hosted by the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer. (2019-09-09)
New study shows why people gain weight as they get older
Many people struggle to keep their weight in check as they get older. (2019-09-09)
Speech impairment in five-year-old international adoptees with cleft palate
In a group of internationally adopted children with cleft lip and/or palate, speech at age five is impaired compared to a corresponding group of children born in Sweden, a study shows. (2019-09-06)
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