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Study finds HCV-positive livers safe for transplantation; Patients cured afterward
UC researchers find similar results for positive outcomes when comparing patients receiving livers infected with hepatitis C to patients who receive livers without infection. (2020-06-22)
Liver perfusion could save 7 in 10 rejected donor livers
A major study investigating the effectiveness of liver perfusion as a technique to improve the function of donor livers that would have otherwise been rejected has shown that up to 7 in every 10 could be used after just 4-6 hours of the assessment. (2020-06-17)
Study shows opioid, sedative and antidepressant use pre-surgery leads to worse outcomes
A study led by University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center researchers showed that patients who already used opioids, sedatives or antidepressants prior to colorectal surgery experience significantly more complications post-surgery. (2020-06-08)
Lungs of deceased COVID-19 patients show distinctive features
In a new study in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM), senior author, Steven J. (2020-05-21)
'Vibrant' cardiothoracic surgery specialty faces considerable challenges head-on
Heart and lung surgeons are fully aware of the difficulties that exist in the intensely demanding and competitive specialty of cardiothoracic surgery; even still, they report being extremely satisfied with their jobs -- more so than ever before. (2020-05-14)
Transforming surgery in the aftermath of COVID-19
To restart surgeries cancelled because of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, Canada needs to adopt single-entry models (SEMs) with team-based care, argues a commentary https://www.cmaj.ca/content/cmaj/early/2020/05/06/cmaj.200791.full.pdf in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). (2020-05-06)
Protect health and social care workers and refer their deaths to the coroner, says The BMJ editor
All deaths of health and social care workers during the COVID-19 pandemic should be referred to the coroner for independent review, says Dr. (2020-04-22)
Optical imaging technology may help surgeons better treat cancer, brain diseases
Purdue University researchers created technology that uses optical imaging to better help surgeons map out tumors in the body and help them understand how certain diseases affect activity in the brain. (2020-04-09)
New algorithm aims to protect surgical team members against infection with COVID-19 virus
Researchers have created an algorithm that aims to protect operating room team members who perform urgent and emergency operations from COVID-19. (2020-04-06)
Those living in rural areas, uninsured or on Medicaid less likely to receive recommended lung cancer treatment
Keck Medicine of USC study reveals that socioeconomic status disparities cause lung cancer patients who live in rural areas or are uninsured or on Medicaid to miss out on treatment that improves five-year lung cancer survival rate (2020-03-25)
Combined tissue engineering provides new hope for spinal disc herniations
A promising new tissue engineering approach may one day improve outcomes for patients who have undergone discectomy -- the primary surgical remedy for spinal disc herniations. (2020-03-11)
Breast cancer surgery: Better results with higher case numbers
Increased chances of survival and fewer follow-up operations -- positive correlation between volume and quality in the surgical treatment of breast cancer. (2020-02-19)
Getting a grip: An innovative mechanical controller design for robot-assisted surgery
Scientists at Tokyo Institute of Technology designed a new type of controller for the robotic arm used in robotic surgery. (2020-02-18)
1 in 5 operations may lead to surprise bills, even when surgeon & hospital are in-network
As if recovering from surgery wasn't hard enough, a new study shows that one in five operations could result in an unwelcome surprise: a bill for hundreds or thousands of dollars that the patient didn't know they might owe. (2020-02-11)
Peer support program can help surgeons deal with adverse events that happen during surgery
Surgeons report on how the first formal surgery-specific peer support program in the U.S. was developed at Massachusetts General Hospital with the goal of helping surgeons and surgical trainees deal with not only adverse events that happen during an operation, but also catastrophic patient outcomes and long-term litigation cases. (2019-12-16)
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)
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