Tag: "surgery" at medical news
Diabetes, hypertension and obesity negatively effect joint replacement outcomes
...ers evaluate treating such at-risk patients before surgery
to control blood sugar, reduce blood pressure and ...ery, but also consider strategies during and after surgery
to ensure better outcomes. However, the risks and benefits of a joint replacement procedure should b...
High cost of malpractice insurance threatens supply of ob/gyns, especially in some urban areas
...ment of Obstetrics and Gynecology and professor of surgery
at the U-M Medical School; and Paul A. Gluck, M.D., of the University of Miami School of Medicine. Pearlman and Gluck wrote about the threat to the supply of ob/gyns, and said that doctors in the specialty should focus on increasing patient safety. "...
Loyola employs high-tech software to target irregular heartbeat more accurately
...d Report ranked Loyola as the best heart and heart surgery
program in Illinois two years in a row (2003 and 2004)....
Fungal contamination in breast implant surgery: A rare, preventable complication
...States underwent cosmetic or reconstructive breast surgery
in 2000 alone, and most received saline-filled imp...ers of non-surgeons are performing cosmetic breast surgery
in outpatient clinics, ambulatory surgery
centers, or physician offices, where the risk of complicat...
Greater risk of death for cardiac surgery patients with long ICU stay
...procedures. Those with poor organ function before surgery
will require longer ICU stay and puts them at greater risk of death after surgery....
UVa Health System doctors study surgery to stop epileptic seizures
...Hillyard is seizure-free after undergoing epilepsy surgery
at the University of Virginia Health System in 200...center clinical trial to evaluate whether epilepsy surgery
is more effective than drugs to eliminate seizures in newly diagnosed patients. More than 2.3 millio...
Doctor 'report cards' may keep some heart patients from getting angioplasties
...results. In New York, angioplasty and heart bypass surgery
results have been publicly available since the early 1990s. The new study is based on New York data from the calendar years 1998 and 1999 that were published in January 2003. The Michigan data are from the same time period. In all, 32 percent of pati...
Breast cancer uses growth factors to lure stem cells
...at, cartilage, bone," says Dr. Adam Perry, general surgery
resident at the Medical College of Georgia. "But i...aper presented by a medical student or non-plastic surgery
resident during the recent 50th anniversary meeting of the Plastic Surgery Research Council. "When...
CT significantly reduces the need for appendectomy
...f having appendicitis, CT can help diagnose before surgery
whether appendicitis is present or whether something else other than appendicitis is causing the patient's pain. "The patient's doctor should decide if CT is needed to increase the certainty that appendicitis is present or if something else is causin...
New hope for treating heart rhythm irregularity that often follows surgery
...st manageable postoperative complications of heart surgery
may soon have an effective treatment. In laborato...treatment with anti-inflammatory drugs after heart surgery
may lessen or prevent atrial fibrillation. They report their findings in the June 7 issue of Circula...
Patients with disease, cancer of the esophagus benefit from new technique developed by OHSU surgeons
...r of the OHSU Digestive Health Center, chairman of surgery
in the OHSU School of Medicine, and co-author of t...ndon it. He knew from experience that laparoscopic surgery
is inherently better for patients. "They recover faster with less pain, fewer complications and smal...
Key to breast cancer prevention could hang in the balance
...lecia S. Malin, DrPH, CHES, assistant professor of surgery
at Meharry and assistant professor of medicine at Vanderbilt, "there is great interest in understanding the influence of energy balance on cancer risk, and in developing preventive measures that can effectively minimize excess risk. Our study sugges...
Arm swelling common among young breast cancer patients
...blood. Removing or sampling the lymph nodes during surgery
is fairly common, as they can serve as a conduit by which cancer can spread throughout the body. Both lymph node removal and radiation can disrupt the flow of lymph fluid. "The lymph system is like a freeway," Paskett said. "If there is construction ...
30 years later, epilepsy surgery shows good results
...seizures 30 years after the surgery." In epilepsy, surgery
is generally considered for those whose seizures d...Those who had seizures within the first year after surgery
were least likely to be free of seizures in the future. "These results suggest a good prognosis for ...
Study examines reasons for suboptimal outcomes following deep brain stimulation surgery
...factory outcomes from deep brain stimulation (DBS) surgery
for movement disorders offers insights into reason...unsatisfactory results from deep brain stimulation surgery
performed elsewhere. Each patient was evaluated by a movement disorders neurologist; the patient's m...
Delaying radiation for prostate cancer does not affect outcome
...tment is still important for survival and includes surgery
and radiation. The forms of available radiotherapy include external beam radiation 3D conformal radiation therapy (3DCRT), intensity modulated radiation therapy, or brachytherapy. Treatment delays of several months are quite common for men diagnosed...
News briefs from the journal CHEST June 2005
... density (BMD) by undergoing lung volume reduction surgery
than from rehabilitation, according to a new study...ry rehabilitation program. Patients who underwent surgery
experienced significant improvements in respiratory, symptomatic, anthropometric, and biochemical pa...
Sleep therapy may protect against death from heart disease
...ly lower apnea scores and more had undergone nasal surgery
prior to diagnosis of OSA. "The association between OSA and cardiovascular disease is not fully understood. It is possible that the constant fluctuation in blood oxygen levels caused by OSA may contribute to arterial inflammation, blood flow obstruc...
Avoiding amputation: Early infection intervention can save feet & legs
...er Henke, M.D., an assistant professor of vascular surgery
at the U-M Medical School. "But there's little evi...sts that antibiotics alone are not as effective as surgery
plus antibiotics, both for healing wounds and saving limbs," says Henke. "It also suggests that diab...
American Thoracic Society journal news tips for June 2005 (second issue)
... illness are diagnosed in stages in which curative surgery
is an option. The survival rates for early stage ...patients with non-small cell lung cancer underwent surgery
because they had been diagnosed with stage 1 disease. There were no preoperative surgical biopsies ...
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