Tag: "surgery" at medical news
Robotic technique shows promise in weight-loss surgery, Stanford study finds
...e. The method, developed by associate professor of surgery
Myriam Curet, MD, is an improvement on a more conv...ted remotely from a control station. "It makes the surgery
easier," said Curet, noting that the da Vinci robotic surgical system, manufactured by Intuitive Sur...
Many choose more aggressive breast cancer surgery despite breast-sparing option
... not their surgeons, have control over the type of surgery
they receive, they are more likely to choose a more aggressive surgery
that removes the entire breast, even though survival rates are the same for surgery
that removes onl...
Second implant of US Pilot Trial achieved
...even children". Dr Griffith added he thought the surgery
had been "another step toward providing the perfec... medicine and cardiologist at the center, said the surgery
was "not as tough on patients as with other devices. "End-stage heart failure is a growing problem,...
Percutaneous aortic valve replacement
...mbas Pai, USC AHA 2004) of patients do not receive surgery
due to either excessive risk factors and comorbidi...l due to fear of lifestyle changes following heavy surgery
in elderly patients. The size of this untreated cohort is expected to increase, reflecting the aging...
Researchers recommend multidisciplinary approach of low back pain
...ack pain are higher due to a more intensive use of surgery
and consequently, the long-term management of failed back surgery
syndrome. Data show that when the available treatment possibilities are used in a multidisciplinary ...
Children's Hospital Pittsburgh doctors at Cardiac World Congress; Only US doctors to present in Spanish
...inical studies related to pediatric cardiothoracic surgery
with expertise in the management of complex transposition of the great arteries with a ventricular septal defect and pulmonary stenosis. The four-day program includes seven sessions that will provide overviews of new and exciting developments in the ...
New non-surgical approach showing great promise in the treatment of challenging brain aneurysms
...m was large and previously thought to require open surgery
and a lengthy recovery. A second opinion brought...equires significantly less recovery time than open surgery
for aneurysm repair. Additional benefits include minimal blood loss and the option for local anesthe...
Penn researchers discover a molecular pathway that leads to recurrence of breast cancer
...xperience a recurrence within five years following surgery
compared to women whose cancers expressed low levels of Snail. The magnitude of risk associated with high Snail expression is comparable to standard prognostic factors such as estrogen-receptor status, HER-2/Neu amplification, tumor size and grade, a...
Public patients denied effective obesity treatment
...need to seriously consider treatments such as LAGB surgery
to stem the growing levels of obesity in the commu...nlikely to achieve sustainable outcomes. Bariatric surgery
provides the most effective treatment currently available, they say. Professor O'Brien says the medi...
Evolving trends in the treatment of vascular birthmarks
...mended, Dr. Deveikis suggests that the benefits of surgery
may be limited when healthy structures are intimately involved with the lesion. In the article, he presents a study on the evaluation and treatment of patients with vascular malformations of the head and neck using an alternative, minimally invasive ...
VCU researcher leads international team in developing guidelines for treating hydrocephalus
...ts should then weigh the risks and benefits of the surgery
before having a shunt implanted. NPH is a progressive neurological disorder that affects about 375,000 people in the United States and typically occurs in adults 55 years and older. It results from a build-up of cerebrospinal fluid, which causes the ...
Productivity Commission confirms value of medicines
...g in recent years". Among these advances are lower surgery
rates from medicines to treat stomach ulcers, with the number of people going under the knife being reduced from 97,000 to less than 19,000 in just the past decade. In the United States, new cancer medicines account for more than half of the gains in...
Surprising new study shows periodontal disease affects young adults, boosts pregnancy problems
...n L. McMichael professor of oral and maxillofacial surgery
at the UNC School of Dentistry. "Part of the reason was that research at UNC and elsewhere showed that the inflammation in the mouth that periodontal infections cause promoted inflammation in other parts of the body, which contributed in significant ...
UVa scientists discover new type of nerve cell that could be target for drugs to ease pain
... acute onset pain, which can happen after invasive surgery
or inflammation. A UVa anesthesiologist, Dr. Slobodan Todorovic, and his colleagues identified these novel cells and believe that the T-type calcium channels in them may serve as a volume control for pain impulses. "We hope that this new type of ne...
Advances in brain imaging for epilepsy
...stem may prove sensitive enough to help plan brain surgery
for epilepsy, according to a study presented at th...Stroke. When drugs fail to control epilepsy, brain surgery
is often the only remaining therapeutic option. However, identifying the correct spot for surgery
Hopkins experts highlight strategies to raise levels of so-called good HDL cholesterol
...risk of arteries narrowing again after angioplasty surgery
to clear them. Low levels of HDL cholesterol, he says, are defined as less than 40 milligrams per deciliter of blood in men and 50 milligrams per deciliter in women. In the NEJM report, Blumenthal and fellow expert, nurse practitioner Dominique As...
Yale procedure cuts recurrence of aggressive uterine cancer
...n able to see who needs additional treatment after surgery
and who does not. By reducing recurrence, we are helping to increase the survival rates of women with this form of uterine cancer. Once the disease recurs, virtually no one is cured." The team reviewed 74 stage one patients with UPSC who underwent ...
Artificial cervical disc replacement offered for neck and arm pain problems
...oper fit, the PCM Artificial Disc is inserted. The surgery
lasts approximately one to two hours and most pati...to receive either the PCM Artificial Cervical Disc surgery
or anterior cervical discectomy and fusion surgery. Qualified participants must be between the ages ...
Jefferson scientists design method to fight artificial implant infections with antibiotics
...n Hickok, Ph.D., associate professor of orthopedic surgery
at Jefferson Medical College and Allen Zeiger, Ph.... by Irving Shapiro, Ph.D., professor of orthopedic surgery
at Jefferson Medical College, and including collaborators at the Rothman Institute at Jefferson and ...
Updated guideline: Carotid endarterectomy beneficial for stroke prevention in some patients
...as at least a five-year life expectancy and if the surgery
can be done with a low complication rate. "The evi...e aspirin therapy (81 to 325 mg per day) prior to surgery
and for at least three months following surgery, according to the guideline. There is not enough ev...
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