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Studies show role of age, gender, race and weight on cancer risk and treatment

...reater proportion of right sided tumors. However, operative rates (91% vs. 94%) and tumor resection rates (86% vs. 91%) were similar in both groups. No patient in the elderly group received chemotherapy. Death within 30 days of diagnosis was increased in the very elderly patients (11% vs. 4%). However, relat...

Clinical guidelines for blood conservation during cardiac procedures developed

...hat patients who receive more blood have more post operative infection, have more renal failure and have more lung dysfunction," he said. According to the report, about 15 to 20 percent of patients undergoing cardiac procedures consume more than 80 percent of the blood products transfused at operation. Fer...

NeuroArm: Navigating the future of surgery

...o revolutionize neurosurgery and other branches of operative medicine by liberating them from the constraints of the human hand. The world's first MRI-compatible surgical robot, unveiled today, is the creation of neurosurgeon Dr. Garnette Sutherland and his team. Dr. Sutherland has spent the last six years ...

Use of hydrocortisone reduces incidence of atrial fibrillation after cardiac surgery

...rocortisone or matching placebo the evening of the operative day, then 1 dose every 8 hours during the next 3 days. There were 94 patients who had AF during the first 84 hours after cardiac surgery. Patients randomized to the hydrocortisone group were significantly less likely to have AF than patients rando...

Hospital errors rise 3 percent -- HealthGrades patient-safety study

... the greatest increase in incident rates were post operative sepsis (34.28 percent), post-operative respiratory failure (18.70 percent) and selected infections due to medical care (12.23 percent). Patient-safety incidents with the highest incidence rates were decubitus ulcer, failure to rescue and post-opera...

CRP liver protein induces hypertension, UT Southwestern researchers have found

...n II activity. "Whether these same processes are operative in humans is yet to be determined," said Dr. Vongpatanasin. "We are also pursuing follow-up studies to further understand better how CRP causes the high blood pressure in the mice." The ultimate goal of the research is to discover how CRP interact...

Mathematical tools for predicting facial surgery results

...the data to create a "virtuallab" in which various operative strategies can be tested. The laststep is to play back to the patient the outcomes of the variousstrategies. The second step in the paradigm requires modeling and solving partialdifferential equations (PDEs), which are equations that representchang...

Valve disease study suggests new public health concern, say Mayo Clinic researchers

... from the surgery as much as younger patients, and operative risks in elderly patients over the 16-year study period declined considerably, says Dr. Enriquez-Sarano, an author of that study. "We hope our data will generate further research to unravel why some people get valve diseases with aging and some o...

Hearing loss and high-speed dental tools

...ntually," said Kreutzer, an assistant professor in operative dentistry at the OHSU School of Dentistry ( www.ohsu.edu/sod ). "But in my case, with a family history of hearing loss, it may be hereditary, as well." Whether high-speed dental tools contribute to long-term hearing loss is the subject of a study c...

Cincinnati surgeon's pediatric laparoscopic liver surgery a world first

... pumped into the patient's abdomen to increase the operative area and improve visualization of the tumor. The surgeon then makes two to four small incisions on the right side of the rib cage to accommodate the laparoscope, a tiny "telescope" equipped with a camera, and other specialized surgical instruments. T...

National report identifies Regenstrief Institute as health care information leader

...s including diagnostic studies, procedure results, operative notes, discharge summaries, and 50 million radiology images. The RMRS serves as the day-to-day electronic medical records system at a 319-bed public hospital and its community clinics. Regenstrief's informaticians have created the Indiana Network f...

Study shows more than half of esophageal cancer patients now survive

...phageal, gastric and rectal cancer. Refinements in operative technique and postoperative care have made en bloc resection much safer as well, researchers said. While more effective, en bloc resection is used less often used due to its complexity, and the training involved. Based on the current study, medical c...

First human implant of HeartWare's HVAD

...was moved from the operating theatre into the post operative recovery area, conscious and off ventilation within seven hours. He continues to recover quickly and has met with his family. We are very pleased with these results." HeartWare CEO, Mr Stuart McConchie, commented from Vienna: "The performance of the ...

Two new studies reveal benefits of laparoscopic surgery for uterine cancer

... complications," explained Dr. Walker. "While the operative time increased using laparoscopy, the significant reduction in hospital stay and the reduced risk of serious complications makes utilizing this procedure when feasible worthwhile." "Additionally, patients treated by laparoscopy had a superior quality...

Evanston Northwestern Healthcare first to use latest robotic surgical system

...l experience shorter hospital stays with less post operative pain and they typically can return to their daily ...he System delivers a highly magnified, view of the operative field, with bright, crisp images and natural depth-of-field, which enables the surgeon to perform de...

Less-invasive technique has improved outcomes of aortic aneurysm repair

... means that AAA repair can be performed with fewer operative deaths, shorter hospital stays, and a faster return home."...

UT Southwestern doctors test robotic surgeon for laparoscopy

...is also expensive and cumbersome, which limits the operative field and can make it impractical for exploratory surgeries or surgeries that require surgeons to go in more than one area. "It takes choreography," Dr. Scott explained. Surgeons are still learning what its full potential is. But to be successful, D...

A fork in memory lane: UCSD research indicates hippocampus supports two aspects of recognition

...milarity of the ROCs suggests that recollection is operative even in patients with extensive hippocampal damage. "The simple idea that these processes can be dichotomized and assigned to separate brain structures is challenged by our results. Both processes appear to be supported by the hippocampus and by the ...

Delaying surgery is a safe, acceptable option for some men with hernia

...ients who develop symptoms have no greater risk of operative complications than those undergoing prophylactic hernia repair," the authors conclude....

Delaying surgery for hernia repair a safe option

...tients who develop symptoms have no greaterrisk of operative complications than those undergoing preventativehernia repair. Because the risk of complication increases with the length of time ahernia is present and is more common in the elderly, the researchersestablished a voluntary long-term registry for the ...

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