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Cellphone distraction linked to increase in head injuries
Head and neck injuries incurred while driving or walking with a cellphone are on the rise -- and correlates with the launch of the iPhone in 2007 and release of Pokémon Go in 2016, a Rutgers study found. (2019-12-05)
New device enables battery-free computer input at the tip of your finger
Computer scientists at the University of Waterloo have created a device for wearable computer input suitable for many situations, just by touching your fingertips together in different ways. (2019-11-28)
Study examines Appalachian Kentucky's breast cancer care disparities
Despite the benefits of breast reconstruction, women from Appalachia are less likely to have the surgery than non-Appalachian Kentuckians, according to a new study by the University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center. (2019-11-20)
Study finds no such thing as a low-risk surgery for frail patients
Even a minor surgery such as a laparoscopic gallbladder removal can prove to be a high-risk and even fatal procedure for frail patients, according to new research published in JAMA Surgery. (2019-11-13)
Analysis by surgical trainees examines recommendations for mastectomy across the UK
A woman's decision to undergo mastectomy for breast cancer relies on communication with her surgeon and, in addition, often draws on recommendations from a 'multidisciplinary team' (MDT) of doctors from different specialties such as oncology and radiology. (2019-11-06)
Artificial intelligence learns muscle anatomy in CT images
Scientists at Nara Institute of Science and Technology (NAIST), Japan, report a new deep learning tool based on Bayesian U-Net architecture that can segment individual muscles from CT images. (2019-10-30)
Adults 85 years and older generally fare well after colon cancer operations
Results from a preliminary research study reveal the vast majority of surgical patients over 85 were still alive in the short-term after undergoing an operation (called colectomy) to remove a portion of the colon for stage II and III colon cancer. (2019-10-29)
International study finds similar results from total or partial hip replacement
The trial was conducted on 1,495 patients 50 or older who had been able to walk before having a displaced femoral neck fracture, at 80 centres in the 10 countries of Canada, the US, Spain, United Kingdom, Netherlands, Norway, Finland, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. (2019-09-26)
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)
3D virtual reality models help yield better surgical outcomes
A UCLA-led study has found that using three-dimensional virtual reality models to prepare for kidney tumor surgeries resulted in substantial improvements, including shorter operating times, less blood loss during surgery and a shorter stay in the hospital afterward. (2019-09-18)
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)
One in five awaiting new hip suffering extreme pain, study shows
Almost 20 per cent of people awaiting hip replacements are experiencing extreme pain or discomfort, a study shows. (2019-08-15)
A Finnish study finds bowel preparation for colon surgery unnecessary
As indicated by a recently completed Finnish study, antibiotics administration and bowel cleansing before colon surgery do not improve patients' treatment outcomes. (2019-08-09)
Surgery simulators are key to assessment of trainees
Machine learning-guided virtual reality simulators can help neurosurgeons develop the skills they need before they step in the operating room, according to a new study. (2019-08-02)
New twist on old surgical technique helps repair patient's skull base
A Rutgers-led team of surgeons developed a groundbreaking procedure based on a paramedian forehead flap, a century-old plastic surgery technique, to save the life of a patient who suffered complications following the removal of a cancerous tumor inside his skull. (2019-07-31)
Association between number of thyroidectomies performed by surgeon, complications
This observational study examined at what point an increasing number of operations to remove the thyroid performed annually by a surgeon is associated with a lower rate of complications among patients. (2019-07-25)
How long does a surgery take? Researchers create model
For years, surgeons have estimated how long a surgery will take. (2019-07-18)
A single measurement may help determine kneecap instability risk
Knee injuries can be a scourge to collegiate and pro athletes alike, but Penn State researchers say a single measurement taken by a clinician may help predict whether a person is at risk for knee instability. (2019-07-17)
New cell discovered that can heal hearts
University of Calgary researchers are the first to discover a previously unidentified cell population in the pericardial fluid found inside the sac around the heart. (2019-07-16)
Patients see multiple clinicians on one visit, thanks to new scheduling protocol
A new patient-centered scheduling protocol is improving the quality, efficiency and convenience of multiprovider health care, according to a recently published paper from the University of Texas at Austin. (2019-06-27)
Boomers back on the dating scene seek cosmetic procedures to put their best face forward
In today's dating world, singles make snap judgments about potential dates as fast as they can swipe. (2019-06-19)
Kazan University Clinic testing biodegradable plant-based implants
The prosthetics technology is based on potato and corn materials which serve as 'food' for the replaced tissues and can be slowly absorbed by the patient's own tissue. (2019-06-19)
New brain tumor imaging technique uses protein found in scorpion venom
A novel imaging technique that uses a synthesized form of scorpion venom to light up brain tumors has shown promise in a clinical trial. (2019-05-09)
Study shows adult tourniquet suitable for school-age children
Researchers with Nemours Children's Health System have shown the effectiveness of an adult tourniquet for use in children, according to a study published by the journal Pediatrics. (2019-05-07)
Excessive use of skin cancer surgery curbed with awareness effort
Sometimes a little gentle peer persuasion goes a long way toward correcting a large problem. (2019-05-05)
Study reveals hip and knee replacement performance in England and Wales
The performance of different prosthetic implant combinations used in patients undergoing hip and knee replacements in England and Wales over the last 14 years have, for the first time, been directly compared in two new studies. (2019-04-29)
A first in medical robotics: Autonomous navigation inside the body
Bioengineers at Boston Children's Hospital report the first demonstration of a robot able to navigate autonomously inside the body. (2019-04-24)
First birth after robot-assisted uterus transplant
A boy 48 centimeters long, weighing 2900 grams, is the first baby born after the technological shift in the Swedish world-leading research on uterine transplantation. (2019-04-09)
Sah: Medical guidelines may be biased, overly aggressive
Dr. Sunita Sah practiced general medicine for several years in the United Kingdom's National Health Service. (2019-04-05)
A model for more efficient use of resources after joint replacement surgery
Patients who live close to the hospital at which they have had a hip or knee replacement are much more likely to visit the emergency room for follow-up care of pain, inflammation and other complaints than those who live farther away, according to a new study. (2019-03-12)
New plastic surgery statistics reveal trends toward body enhancement
New data released by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) shows there were nearly a quarter million more cosmetic procedures performed in 2018 than the previous year. (2019-03-11)
Could an eye doctor diagnose Alzheimer's before you have symptoms?
A study of more than 200 people at the Duke Eye Center in the journal Ophthalmology Retina suggests the loss of blood vessels in the retina could signal Alzheimer's disease. (2019-03-11)
Overcoming cardiovascular disease with a magnetically-steerable guidewire microrobot
DGIST Professor Hongsoo Choi's team developed an attachable guidewire that can move and steer towards a desired direction inside complicated blood vessels. (2019-03-05)
Online reviews after 'tummy tuck' -- Cosmetic results aren't the only factor affecting positive ratings
For patients undergoing 'tummy tuck' surgery (abdominoplasty), satisfaction with the aesthetic outcome is the main factor affecting whether they write a positive or negative online review for their plastic surgeon, reports the March issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). (2019-02-28)
New 2019 guidelines for patients with atrial fibrillation
Lin Yee Chen, MD, MS, Associate Professor with Tenure, Cardiovascular Division, in the Department of Medicine with the University of Minnesota Medical School was part of a Writing Committee tasked with updating the 2014 guidelines for patients with AFib. (2019-02-22)
Women more likely to have poorer outcomes following aortic surgery
New research says women fare worse than men following aortic heart surgery. (2019-02-13)
Sugary stent eases suturing of blood vessels
A team led by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and Harvard Medical School has concocted a sugar-heavy stent to reduce the margin of error in a delicate surgical procedure. (2019-01-14)
Evaluating surgeon gowning steps for optimal sterile operating room techniques
For surgeons getting ready to enter the operating room (OR), the chances of contamination may be lower if they put their gowns on by themselves -- without the assistance of a surgical technician, according to an experimental study in the Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma. (2019-01-04)
Study supports safety of overlapping surgery for outpatient orthopaedic procedures
At least for brief periods, overlapping surgery is safe for patients undergoing outpatient or 'same-day' orthopaedic surgery procedures, reports a study in the Dec. (2018-12-21)
Study shows prevention, treatment of ICU acquired delirium requires personalized approach
The results of first study to evaluate use of the antipsychotic drug haloperidol to reduce post-operative delirium in elderly patients undergoing elective non-cardiac thoracic surgery indicate the need for a personalized approach to delirium in the ICU. (2018-12-13)
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