Tag: "surgeons" at medical news
University of Pittsburgh approach has lung recipients taking far fewer drugs
...hat many pills? Not according to the experience of surgeons
at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), where some lung transplant recipients are getting away with taking just one anti-rejection pill daily, and others just the one pill four or five times a week, with no ill effects. Results of the...
Mayo Clinic led study: Minimally invasive surgery safe, effective for patients with colon cancer
...t Mayo Clinic, led the study team of 66 colorectal surgeons
at 48 medical centers in the United States and Can...organs besides the colon, and it should be done by surgeons
who are experienced in performing laparoscopic colon surgery." This year in the United States about ...
Minimally invasive colon cancer surgery is effective
...ancer just became easier: An international team of surgeons
including two at Washington University School of M...han 90 percent of them require surgery. Typically, surgeons
open the abdomen with a six-to-eight-inch incision and then cut away the portion of the colon contai...
Carotid artery surgery could substantially reduce stroke among high-risk patients
...ith any less skill than exhibited by ACST and ACAS surgeons
quickly casts the procedure into the list of "risk factors for stroke"."...
First multi-center trial shows cryosurgery successful at treating some early-stage breast cancer
...day be possible. In a process called cryoablation, surgeons
freeze the tumors to kill the cells. The technique is already used as a non-surgical treatment for benign breast disease. Results of the study, published in the May issue of the Annals of Surgical Oncology, found cryoablation is effective at killing ...
Elastic nails help children with broken legs recover faster than traction and body casting
...ally six to nine months after surgery. Since 1996, surgeons
in the U.S. have implemented the use of elastic nails more frequently. This is the first prospective study to directly compare the technique to the traditional method of traction and casting. "This study compares the traditional gold standard in the...
Study shows heart biopsy possible via arm catheterization
...o are being treated with chemotherapy. Originally, surgeons
would do heart biopsies through a large incision in the chest. In the late 1970s, physicians started taking heart biopsies through catheters that were snaked through a vein in the groin or the neck to the heart. "Some patients who've suffered with h...
Bone implants could aid healing after tooth removal
...nificant losses of bone also make it difficult for surgeons
to properly fit dental implants to the ridge of th...replacement bone. To overcome these problems, oral surgeons
may graft new bone into the gap. However, this bone must be either harvested from deceased donors, a...
Lower temperatures improve outcomes after bypass surgery
...eart and pumps blood throughout the body, allowing surgeons
to operate on a temporarily stopped heart. Additionally, the heart-lung machine cools the circulating blood in order to reduce the metabolic needs of the brain and other vital organs. In earlier studies of the effect of slower rewarming, Duke researc...
Open surgery better for most hernias
...ered most when it came to laparoscopy. For the 20 surgeons
in the study who reported having done more than 25...sistently above 10 percent for the 58 laparoscopic surgeons
who reported less experience with the procedure. Open surgery was far less experience-dependent. Ba...
First randomized trial of adult stem cell injections in heart failure patients shows benefit
...omplete, in a process taking about 10 minutes, the surgeons
then injected the cell preparation into 25 to 30 sites where muscle damage was apparent. Prior imaging studies guided the team to the specific injection sites and helped them avoid injecting vessels or inserting the needle too far into the walls of t...
Mycophenolate mofetil superior to azathioprine: Slows vascular disease progression after transplant
...ignificant benefit for transplant patients and the surgeons
who treat them." In the CellCept-treated group, only 23% of patients had an increase in intimal thickness of > 0.3mm versus 43% of patients treated with AZA. Studies have shown that patients with changes in intimal thickening of more than 0....
'Off-pump' bypass surgery has similar outcomes, lower cost, than conventional bypass surgery
...tions attributable to cardiopulmonary bypass, U.S. surgeons
performed approximately 21 percent of coronary art...ted to the larger community of experienced cardiac surgeons
in practice. Second, a larger multicenter trial could be powered to address any potential difference...
Operative time increases when training surgical residents in the operating room
...olleagues compared the operative times of academic surgeons
performing four common surgical procedures before ...n January 1, 2001 and June 30, 2002, four academic surgeons
performed operations without a resident. During that time, they either operated alone for hernia su...
Surgical skill increases survival for oesophageal cancer surgery
...on with a high mortality rate provided experienced surgeons
are involved as part of a multidisciplinary team",...cs show a clear survival benefit where experienced surgeons
perform the procedure", he added. These results mirror those found in other studies and further sugg...
Research questions transplant safety procedure
...lyophilization may inactivate HIV. Therefore, many surgeons
who were seeking an extra measure of protection for their patients would specifically request tissues that had gone through the lyophilization process. "This has completely changed a long-held belief," Arnoczky said, "and it's a very importan...
Chemists seek light-activated glue for vascular repair
...April 1, 2004. The goal is to make it possible for surgeons
to splice, reattach, or mend vascular tissue by applying a biopolymer coating and activating it with light, such as a laser, explains Timothy Long of Blacksburg, professor of chemistry in the College of Science at Virginia Tech. Another use would be ...
Invisible light and special goggles may improve brain tumor surgery
...rs and areas of cancerous tissue in the brain that surgeons
can't normally see, say investigators at The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer. They say their advance, successfully tested in animals, is designed to help neurosurgeons define tumor "margins" -- the area where a tumor ends and normal tissue ...
Should nurses conduct breast cancer follow-up visits?
...ctiveness of follow-up visits with oncologists and surgeons
and the use of routine investigations. "It is important that the follow-up visits are changed to meet patients' ongoing needs better." The rationale behind follow-up visits after primary treatment for breast cancer is that early detection of a recurr...
New insights into devastating basketball foot injury
...he Piedmont Society, a group founded by orthopedic surgeons
who trained at Duke. Other members of the Duke were Gregory Riskan, Jeffrey Bytomski, D.O., Christopher Brown, M.D. and Jan Richardson, Ph.D....
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