Tag: "surgical" at medical news
New study shows promise in reducing surgical risks associated with surgical bleeding
...ay have a new patient safety tool to stop moderate surgical
bleeding without some of the concerns associated w...nt human thrombin (rhThrombin) reduces the risk of surgical
complications associated with the use of plasma-derived bovine thrombin (bThrombin), which is curren...
Refusal of medical and surgical interventions common among chronically ill elderly
...ly ill older persons frequently refuse medical and surgical
interventions recommended by their physicians, acc... patients reported refusing one or more medical or surgical
interventions recommended by their physician. The most frequently refused interventions were cardiac...
Study shows radiofrequency ablation highly effective in treating kidney tumors
...ll renal malignancies in patients who are not good surgical
candidates. RFA uses a needle-like treatmen...d that RFA is not recommended if patients are good surgical
candidates who are healthy, younger, and have two normal kidneys, because long-term follow-up is lac...
HealthGrades study: Bariatric surgery patients have fewer complications at high-volume hospitals
...procedures are not yet regulated or a credentialed surgical
subspecialty, said Samantha Collier, MD., HealthGrades chief medical officer. So it is important that patients considering surgery know how hospitals rate. The HealthGrades study analyzed 166,410 bariatric surgery procedures in the years 2003, 2004...
Cancer research summaries
...ts of transmission of cancer cells from needles or surgical
instruments demonstrate that tumours cells have the capability to be transplanted to, and develop in, healthy recipients. And there is some data to show that transfused patients are at increased risk of cancers, particularly non-Hodgkin lymphoma. T...
Speeding up CT scans with cellphone technology, ultrasound warning signal for breast cancer
...t allow visualization of changes imparted during a surgical
procedure, such as seeing what remains of a tumor ...howing particular promise is CBCT implemented on a surgical
C-shaped arm. Research at the University of Toronto, headed by Jeffrey Siewerdsen ( jsiewerd@uhnre...
Patients with soft tissue sarcomas should be treated at high volume centers
...2001; these were grouped into percentile ranges by surgical
procedure volume. Of 4673 surgical
procedures recorded (including repeat procedures, which were excluded from the main analysis), 7 ins...
LSUHSC awarded designation resulting in improved patient safety and outcomes
...ucation Institutes that offer practicing surgeons, surgical
residents, medical students, and members of the surgical
team a spectrum of educational opportunities including those that address acquisition and maintenanc...
Needle-stick injuries are common but unreported by surgeons in training
A survey of nearly 700 surgical
residents in 17 U.S. medical centers finds that mo... practitioners and physicians assistants to reduce surgical
workloads and adopting sharpless surgical
techniques such as electric scalpels, clips and glues. Tw...
CAM-oriented primary care providers result in cost savings, high patient satisfaction
...ewer hospitalizations, 62 percent fewer outpatient surgical
cases, and85 percent lower pharmaceutical costs when compared with total network HMO utilization rates and costs. The chiropractors and other CAM doctors treated and managed cases ranging from upper respiratory tractinfections and allergies to headac...
Surgery by satellite -- New possibilities at medicine's cutting edge
...xpertise being made available to patients lying in surgical
theatres thousands of miles away. Robots are sta...he Internet and by satellite. Their experimental surgical
trials showed that the delays were much greater when they used the satellite link than using the Int...
UK scientists set their sights on cure for AMD
A groundbreaking surgical
therapy capable of stabilising and restoring visio... RPE and photoreceptors found in AMD, leading to a surgical
therapy capable of stabilising and restoring vision in the vast majority of patients. Surgical proce...
AMPAKINE compounds a new potential treatment for respiratory depression
...ng normal, physician-supervised procedures such as surgical
anesthesia, post-operative analgesia, and as a result of normal out-patient management of pain from cancer, accidents, or illnesses. The majority of adverse events occurring with these drugs take place during the dose adjustment period, when two o...
Radium-223: An alternative treatment for prostate cancer
...logical bone fractures, tumour related orthopaedic surgical
intervention, and use of radioisotopes to relieve new skeletal related symptoms. The authors believe larger clinical trials are needed to study the effect of radium-223 on SREs and overall survival rates for HRPC. The authors say: In our randomis...
Men worry more about penile size than women, says 60-year-old research review
...ation is starting to emerge on the success of some surgical
techniques, this is not backed up by data on patients satisfaction with such procedures stresses Dr Wylie. ...
Human stem cell treatment restores motor function in paralyzed rats
...ccurs in 20 to 40 percent of patients undergoing a surgical
process called aortic cross-clamping. When the surgeon works on the aorta, a major blood vessel, to correct a potentially lethal aneurysm, blood flow from the heart must be temporarily blocked with a clamp. After 30 minutes, this lack of blood ...
Second SPORT study shows surgery advantage for spinal stenosis and slipped vertebra
... condition, the difference in outcomes between the surgical
and non-operative groups was less. "The SPORT s... Although back surgeries are among the most common surgical
procedures performed in the United States, until SPORT, there had been only a few very small control...
How brain pacemakers erase diseased messages
... high-frequency deep brain stimulation acts like a surgical
lesion, another acceptable treatment for severe tremor disorders and epilepsies. But the electronic device has the advantage of being adjustable or reversible. The researchers' report appears in a special June 2007 issue of the journal IEEE Transac...
Focused ultrasound relieves fibroid symptoms in women
...mation Center, fibroids are the primary reason for surgical
removal of the uterus, accounting for approximately one-third of hysterectomies performed annually in the U.S. MRgFUS represents a noninvasive, outpatient alternative to hysterectomy. "This treatment is ideal for older women who have completed th...
Study questions risks of anti-bleeding drug during heart surgery
...inin selectively and avoiding the celite-ACT test, surgical
teams can reduce the risk of bleeding problems during surgery without increasing the risks of heart attack or stroke." ...
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