Tag: "surgery" at medical news
Study shows promise in identifying kidney failure
... of decreased blood flow to the kidneys from major surgery
or injury, stroke, sepsis, dehydration, or adverse...renal injury and in this case, at least in cardiac surgery
patients," he said. The new diagnostic test could also benefit patients of abdominal surgery, stroke...
New marker for early diagnosis of kidney failure identified
...developed acute renal failure after cardiothoracic surgery
in a single centre."...
First UK cases of previously rare disease reported in gay men
...oblems with the lymphatic system. In these cases, surgery
is often necessary. The authors suspect that the problem has been present for some time in the UK, with many cases going undiagnosed....
Unexpected benefit seen in treating HER-2 breast cancer with new preoperative drug combo
...r. When combined with chemotherapy and used before surgery
in early stage breast cancer the drug proved so beneficial - eliminating 42 percent more tumors than chemotherapy alone - that the clinical trial testing of this new treatment plan was halted early, the researchers report in the Journal of Clinical ...
Benefits of lung cancer screening with CT questioned
...ng nodules suspected of being cancerous that go to surgery
outside of research study centers turn out to be b...y, and the average mortality rate from lung cancer surgery
ranges from 3 to 5 percent. "That's a big price to pay if it's a benign nodule," he said. The resear...
Risky surgery not always necessary to treat cervical disease
...ady infected cells. Researchers comment that while surgery
has been the standard treatment for HPV-related disease to date, other viral diseases are not treated in this way. More research is underway to review treatments and make further advancements in the way of nonsurgical options. Human Papillomavirus (...
Massive weight loss conference Dallas April 1-2
ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. While massive weight loss surgery
is increasingly becoming the treatment of choice f... many patients are unaware that additional plastic surgery
body contouring will likely be necessary to achieve their desired body shape. Body contouring foll...
ESC releases the first European Guidelines on Percutaneous Coronary Interventions (PCI)
...thermore, the ESC Guidelines do not demand cardiac surgery
on-site for PCI, since so many more hospitals are ...CI outcome. The decision to recommend PCI or CABG surgery
will be guided by technical improvements in cardiology or surgery, local expertise and patients' pre...
New technique shows promise for improved straightening of crooked nose
...tion, the author notes, any crookedness left after surgery
is visually obvious to the patient. Martyn Mendels...stralia, reviewed 41 cases of rhinoplasty (plastic surgery
of the nose), 26 men and 15 women, in which he used a high density porous polyethylene (HDPP) graft ...
Scientist works on innovative treatments for brain tumors
...tactic radiosurgery, a knifeless approach to brain surgery
and radiation therapy....
Red wine protects the heart
...pio, M.D., professor and section chief of vascular surgery
in the Department of Surgery. "There are probably several mechanisms of protection from a cardiovascular viewpoint." He said researchers have been trying to pinpoint why red wine has a cardiovascular protective effect ever since the discovery of the...
9.2 million cosmetic plastic surgery procedures in 2004 - up 5%
...re creating a greater public awareness of cosmetic surgery
and may attribute to the growth in procedures, how... rampant increase. The number of cosmetic plastic surgery
procedures increased 5 percent in 2004, with more than 9.2 million procedures performed a growth ra...
Disfigured patients may be forced to forego surgery
... to a 10 percent decline in reconstructive plastic surgery
procedures in 2004, according to the latest statis...y of patients to get needed reconstructive plastic surgery
procedures. Going forward, we want to make sure that reconstructive surgery
continues to be covered ...
Half-million cosmetic plastic surgery procedures for Hispanics in 2004 - up 49% from 2000
...ll. Hispanics had nearly 553,000 cosmetic plastic surgery
procedures in 2004, an increase of 49 percent from..., comprising 6 percent of the 9.2 million cosmetic surgery
procedures performed in 2004, followed by African Americans with 5 percent (461,000 procedures), and...
Cardiovascular health disparities must be eradicated
...s likely to have cardiac catheterization or bypass surgery
than whites even after accounting for differences in age, insurance, disease severity or other health problems. "We also wanted to highlight the striking confluence of known risk factors for heart disease and stroke in minority populations especiall...
Health care report cards may increase racial/ethnic disparities in bypass operations
...fter the report card was released, the gap in CABG surgery
in New York between whites versus blacks and Hispa... report cards by excluding some patients from CABG surgery
on the basis of race and ethnicity, Werner said. "It's possible that physicians believe that minori...
Chemicals in tattoo inks need closer scrutiny
... unknown compositions of tattoo inks. For example, surgery
to remove tattoos is becoming more widespread, and not knowing the composition makes the procedure more difficult. "Once the components of a tattoo ink have been identified, doctors removing the inks can use their knowledge of the chemical characteri...
Cornea transplants can be improved
...nsplant because they have swelling due to cataract surgery
or they have Fuchs' Dystrophy, a condition in which the endothelial cells deteriorate. Eye banks play a crucial role in cornea transplantation. According to the Eye Bank Association of America, eye banks supplied the corneal tissue for 32,144 transpl...
Nursing mothers having surgery -- How long a wait to breastfeed safely?
...Sometimes women who are breastfeeding must undergo surgery
requiring general anesthesia or conscious sedation. They understandably want to know when they may safely resume breastfeeding. Because there are few data regarding how much of these drugs is actually excreted in the milk, physicians err on...
Drug that hinders blood vessel growth under study in ovarian cancer
...s, many women go into clinical remission following surgery
and chemotherapy. Afterward, they are followed with regular physical exams and monitoring of CA 125 levels. CA 125 is a tumor marker expressed in about 90 percent of ovarian cancer cells in patients with advanced disease. MCG is participating in a s...
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