Tag: "surgery" at medical news
Feb. 1, 2005, Annals of Internal Medicine tip sheet
...surgery. New evidence has shown that screening and surgery
to repair large abdominal aortic aneurysms reduces the number of deaths from ruptured aneurysm in men. 2. Study Finds One COX-2 Inhibitor Increases Risk of Heart Attack Even in People Who Have Not Had Heart Attacks A study of health records of 1...
New way to diagnose sciatica may point to a different cause
...py and exercise. Among the 62 patients who needed surgery
to correct piriformis syndrome, 82 percent had a good or excellent outcome, based on patients' responses to a standardized outcome questionnaire over a six-year period. "Although sciatica is the most common condition treated by neurosurgeons, pirifor...
Early surgical treatment not always necessary for patients with brain haemorrhage
... in today's issue of THE LANCET suggest that early surgery
is no better than medical treatment for patients w...re left disabled. There are two treatment options, surgery
or medical treatment. In the International Surgical Trial in Intracerebral Haemorrhage (STICH) Davi...
Auditory screening for newborns can be successful, UT Southwestern researchers report
...faculty associate of otolaryngology head and neck surgery
at UT Southwestern and coordinator of Parkland's UNHS program, said, "Our changes to UNHS led to a decrease on the burden on health-care resources and limited the number of families that must deal with the uncertainty of hearing loss in their newborn...
Animal study shows link between nicotine and atrial flutter
...dy included four groups. Those with only an MI and surgery
experienced no flutter. Similarly, those that underwent surgery
and received nicotine, but had no MI, also did not experience any flutter; nor did those that did no...
First US kidney cancer vaccine trial underway at Columbia
...id Howard L. Kaufman, M.D., associate professor of surgery
and pathology at Columbia University Medical Center and director, Tumor Immunotherapy Program at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia. "We expect that combining IL-2 with Trovax will double the treatment response rate for our kidney cancer patients, offeri...
Stem cells given in minimally invasive procedure improve heart function
...apy given in conjunction with beating-heart bypass surgery
for patients whose hearts were damaged by heart attack or chronic coronary disease. That study involving 20 patients also demonstrated the potential benefits of using a patient's own bone marrow-derived stem cells to treat their ischemic heart diseas...
Rice scientist recognized as pioneer in tissue engineering
...nce the scaffolds break down naturally, no further surgery
is needed to remove them once they are implanted. Mikos lab has also developed techniques for growing new bone and cartilage tissue by seeding the scaffolds with cells. Because the Mikos group's scaffolds are highly porous and contain a large surface...
Early seizures after epilepsy surgery predict more seizures
...nding of seizures in the weeks just after epilepsy surgery
is that they are likely to be temporary, probably ...ly seizures after the most common form of epilepsy surgery
signal a greatly increased likelihood that the patient will continue to have seizures, according to ...
Study naming hospitals in top 5% for clinical quality released by HealthGrades
...ame A Medicare patient who underwent heart bypass surgery
at a Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence TM had, on average, a 15.3 percent better chance of surviving than a patient who received treatment at an average hospital The improved survival rates at Distinguished Hospitals for Clinical Excel...
Type of weight loss surgery more effective at reducing insulin resistance
...in resistance and often type 2 diabetes. Bariatric surgery
for severely obese patients leads to weight loss a...s postsurgery. Dr. Muscelli concludes, "Bariatric surgery
is increasingly considered for the treatment of morbidly obese patients who have serious comorbidity...
Vaginal hysterectomy leads to better outcomes than abdominal surgery
...s had fewer infections and high temperatures after surgery
compared to those who had abdominal hysterectomies. Women with vaginal hysterectomies also returned to their normal activities quicker than those who had the abdominal surgery, the researchers found. The better outcomes associated with vaginal hyste...
Routine use of nose-to-stomach tube slows recovery from abdominal surgery
...ty is one of the body's responses to the trauma of surgery
for conditions such as appendicitis, gallstones, s...ood, sounded rational." A 1995 review of abdominal surgery
trials showed that except for vomiting and bloating, patients actually fared better without the rout...
New method to fix cleft palate shows promise in Mayo Clinic lab study
...a cleft palate is potentially superior to standard surgery
because it brings in bone and soft tissue to cover...tandard treatment for cleft palate repair involves surgery
in which the mucosal flaps of the roof of the mouth are sewn together over the cleft. The actual mis...
Study confirms ICDs more effective in preventing sudden cardiac death than medical therapies
...ortic aneurysm repair Congestive heart failure surgery
Ventricular assist devices Vascular Surgery Thoracic and abdominal aortic aneurysm surgery
Carotid endarterectomy and stents Endovascular surgery
for aortic aneurysms and limb salvage...
Discovery of pathway in learning impairment caused by liver disease may lead to drug treatment
...ected to a maze learning test four weeks following surgery
or from the date when drug treatment began. Levels of both cGMP and ammonia in brain were measured using a microdialysis probe. Results showed that while rats with the portacaval shunt showed a reduced learning ability, treatment of shunted rats with...
African Americans half as likely to receive surgery for esophageal cancer
...tients ever assessed by a surgeon, and the rate of surgery
among those receiving a surgical evaluation. They found that 70% of African-American patients were assessed by a surgeon, compared to 78% of white patients. Among the 258 African-American patients who received a surgical evaluation, only 35% underwe...
Use of estrogen therapy may increase risk for gallbladder disease
... showed greater risk of any gallbladder disease or surgery
with estrogen: 67 percent increased risk with use of CEE; 59 percent increased risk with use of E + P. Both trials indicated a higher risk for cholecystitis (inflammation of the gallbladder): 80 percent increased risk with CEE; 54 percent increased r...
Editorial urges 'black-box' warning for Bextra and Celebrex
...at patients treated with Bextra after heart bypass surgery
tripled their risk of heart attack and stroke compared to patients who received a placebo, or "dummy" drug. The data is a followup to information reported at the American Heart Association meeting in November. "These data raise questions about the s...
Penn researchers add more evidence to demonstrate role of COX inhibitors in heart-disease risk
... three-fold in coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery
patients. In the second, the investigators found t... that this is true of coronary artery bypass graft surgery
patients." Studies of sufficient size and duration to detect the expected rates of cardiovascular ev...
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