Tag: "surgery" at medical news
New treatment 'roadmap' improves odds for unusual brain aneurysm
...ad," he said. All of the patients in the study had surgery
performed by Lawton. There were 41 women and 27 men who ranged in age from 11 to 79 years old, with a mean age of 53. The aneurysm types were assigned by the other study investigators on the basis of preoperative radiographic studies independent of f...
Scientist works to reduce side effects of radiation therapy
...tactic radiosurgery, a knifeless approach to brain surgery
and radiation therapy....
Surgery for children with sleep apnea improves quality of life
...-up at six months. Of that group, 24 had undergone surgery
and five had not. There were no significant differ...antly larger QOL changes in children who underwent surgery
compared with children without surgery. No strong association was identified between QOL scores and...
Gastric bypass patients fare better as surgical programs' experience increases
...s complications and death following gastric bypass surgery
for morbid obesity may be reduced substantially when the surgery
is performed at high volume centers and the surgeons have reached the 100 case experience, according...
Long term outcomes for children who undergo ear tube placement surgery
CHICAGO Infants and young children who undergo surgery
to insert ventilation tubes in their ears as a tre...ertion of ventilation tubes (VT) in the ear. Minor surgery
to drain the ear and insert tubes in the ear is the most common surgical procedure among young child...
Obesity hits below the belt: Overweight Americans suffer higher rate of knee cartilage tears
...dreds of thousands of overweight people undergoing surgery
every year because the extra pounds they pack are ...eagues studied 515 patients who underwent meniscal surgery
between 1996-2000 at LDS Hospital in Salt Lake City and Utah Valley Regional Medical Center in Provo...
Spice it up or just veg out, either way you may be helping to defend against cancer
... have extremely poor prognoses despite advances in surgery
and other therapies. "In our studies, we decided to look at two particular cancers ovarian and pancreatic with low survival rates, to ascertain the contribution of diet and nutrition to the development of these cancers. We discovered that red chil...
The Cochrane Library newsletter, 2005, issue 2
... after the operation that they needed to return to surgery
for surgeons to stop it. Also, fewer children experienced nausea and vomiting if they were given NSAIDs as part of their treatment regime. "There is no evidence to support withholding NSAIDs for paediatric tonsillectomy," says lead reviewer Dr Mary C...
NSAIDS okay for tonsillectomy, new study finds
...d whether severe bleeding that required additional surgery
occurred more frequently when NSAIDS were used ins...n days." Dr. Todd G. Dray, chief of head and neck surgery
at Kaiser Permanente's Santa Clara Medical Center in California, agrees that American doctors are ge...
No improvement in overall survival with lymph node removal in treatment of advanced ovarian cancer
Removing the aortic and pelvic lymph nodes during surgery
for advanced ovarian cancer improves progression-f...died from it. Long-term survival is possible after surgery
and chemotherapy, but only about 30% of patients with advanced ovarian cancer survive 5 or more year...
Breakthrough for kids with epilepsy
...ta showed that those who became seizure free after surgery
were able to develop better and may actually gain ...ive outcome of preschool children who had epilepsy surgery
shows that children with a shorter duration of epilepsy, more localized etiologies, and a seizure-fr...
Rare surgery performed to remove pancreas, prevent diabetes
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - In a 12-hour, dual-stage surgery
known to be performed at only two other centers in...reas is an accepted, although radical last-resort, surgery
to give relief from pain, usually from inflammation of pancreatitis. In the past, such surgery
High levels of immunosuppressant may lead to tumor recurrence
...id it. Led by Marco Vivarelli of the department of surgery
and transplantation at the University of Bologna, Italy, the study examined 70 patients who took cyclosporine as the main immunosuppressant following liver transplants between 1991 and 2002. The cyclosporine dosage was determined by the clinician in ...
Increased risk associated with combining carotid artery, coronary artery surgeries
... of Neurology. Coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery
is a common major operation. CABG involves creating a detour or "bypass" around the blocked part of a coronary artery to restore the blood supply to the heart muscle. Carotid endarterectomy (CEA) is another relatively common operation that removes pl...
High risk of second cancers in survivors of childhood soft tissue sarcomas
...er risks of second cancers than those treated with surgery
alone. Previous studies have reported increased risks of acute myelogenous leukemia following treatment of children with soft tissue sarcoma, particularly in those receiving chemotherapy for rhabdomyosarcoma. In addition, both clinical and registry-...
Data suggest bypass surgery free of long-term brain effects
...ns such as cerebrovascular disease rather than the surgery
itself. "We think that there are short-term cognit...part to the reality that the population having the surgery
is becoming older and sicker, with more hypertension, diabetes, previous strokes, and other disorder...
Children do well with shorter fast before surgery
Children facing surgery
can be made more comfortable with little risk by a...o go without food or drink up to a half-day before surgery
to prevent their stomach contents from being regurgitated or sucked into the lungs under general ane...
No wisdom in routinely pulling wisdom teeth, study says
..., they add, health risks and cost-effectiveness of surgery
deserve greater consideration. "Prudent decision-m...n pain or problems occur. However, the benefits of surgery
are much less clear when it comes to removal of disease-free impacted wisdom teeth. Despite of a tho...
Patients with pituitary gland tumors are often misdiagnosed
.... Many patients are concerned about treatments and surgery
because of the location and function of the pituit...n the treatment team. "Most patients contemplating surgery
have fears and concerns about the surgery, but with our patients, we see a heightened level of anxie...
Facelift alternatives rid patients of neck 'wattle' without the downtime of surgery
...remely active and may not want to undergo invasive surgery
where they are unable to work or play for several weeks. With this alternative, many patients look younger without the financial cost and downtime associated with a standard facelift." As people age, they often loose definition in their chin and jaw...
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