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Neurosurgery, Cerebrovascular Disorders, Cerebrovascular Neurosurgery, Brain Surgery

Multidisciplinary Neurosurgical Approach to Treating Cerebrovascular Disorders

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GIST, Cancer, Gastroenterology, Surgery, Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors , Survival

Small Intestine GIST Associated with Better Prognosis in Younger Patients

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Gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST) are tumors that arise is the wall of the digestive tract, and most often occur in the stomach or small intestine. Though more common in later in life, GISTs can occur in adolescents and young adults (AYA) under 40 years old as well. Researchers at the University of California San Diego School of Medicine report findings from the first population-based analysis of AYA patients with GIST.

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medicaid expansion, health disparaties, Affordable Care Act (ACA), cancer surgery, New York State

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National Blood Donor Month, blood donor, Blood Donors, UCLA Blood & Platelet Center, UCLA health, Organ Transplantation, Liver Transplant, Liver Transplantation, Kidney Transplant, Kidney Transplantation, kidney and liver transplant

Blood Donors of Many Colors Pool Precious Resource to Save Woman’s Life

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Last year, Shirley Polk’s life changed forever. On Friday, it changed again, thanks to a meeting she had with 15 strangers who helped save her life. Last September, the 67-year old, whose liver and kidney suddenly failed after she developed acute autoimmune disease, received a transplant of both organs at Reagan UCLA Medical Center. On Jan. 13, at an event arranged by UCLA, she met 15 of the 59 strangers whose blood donations made possible the transplant surgeries that saved her life. Thanks to her donors’ generosity, Polk was transfused with 32 units of whole blood, 27 units of plasma and 11 units of platelets.

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miserable malalignment syndrome, torsional abnormality, Limb Lengthening

Orthopaedic Surgeon Corrects Rare Leg Deformity Called Miserable Malalignment Syndrome

A rare condition called miserable malalignment syndrome involves an abnormal rotation of the femur (thigh bone), tibia (shin bone) or both the femur and tibia. The condition, which can cause pain in the knees and other joints, can be corrected with surgery.

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Kidney, Kidney Transplant, Milestones, UCLA, UCLA health, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

Transplant Milestone - UCLA Health News Advisory

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Going strong 50 years after receiving donor kidney transplants

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bionic hand reconstruction, myoelectric prosthetic device, treatment protocol, brachial plexus injury, elective amputation, Peripheral Nerve

Candidates for Bionic Hand Reconstruction

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Researchers offer a treatment algorithm, or protocol, for identifying patients with global (flail arm) brachial plexus injuries who are likely to benefit from trading in their insensate and nonfunctional hand for a myoelectric prosthetic device.

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General Thoracic Surgery Database , Public Reporting, Society of Thoracic Surgeons, Lung Cancer, Lobectomy, surgery outcomes, David M. Shahian, MD, general thoracic surgery, Benjamin D. Kozower, MD

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Urology, Psa Test, Prostate Cancer

Ben Stiller's Surgeon Edward Schaeffer, MD Is Available to Discuss New Prostate Cancer PSA Testing Study

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Plastic Surgery, Reconstructive Surgery, Sleep Apnea, Pharyngeal Surgery, Jaw Surgery

Sex, Race and Financial Factors Affect Rates of Jaw Surgery for Sleep Apnea

Jaw advancement surgery is one of the most effective surgical treatments for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA)—but it's less likely to be performed in men, racial/ethnic minorities, lower-income groups, and patients with Medicare coverage, reports a study in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery—Global Open®, the official open-access medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).

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BRCA, Breast Cancer, DIEP flap, Yale Cancer Center, Breast Reconstruction

Innovative Breast Reconstruction: An Amazing Result Enhances Self-Esteem

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Cerebrovascular, Neurology, Neurosurgery, Stroke, Pediatric Stroke, Stroke Treatment

Sanford Neurosurgeon’s Pediatric Stroke Case Published in National Journal

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Dr. Alexander Drofa removed clot in 9-day-old baby using unique method

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Pecase, Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, Cardiology, Breast Cancer, Electrical Engineering, biomedical optics, Medical Image, Optics, Spectroscopy, OCT, MRI, PET, Tissue

Medical Imaging Innovator Christine Hendon Wins Presidential Honor

Christine Hendon, assistant professor of electrical engineering at Columbia Engineering, has won the Presidential Early Career Award (PECASE), the highest honor the U.S. government gives to young scientists and engineers. Hendon, who develops innovative medical imaging instruments for use in surgery and breast cancer detection, is one of 102 researchers from across the nation named by President Obama on January 9.

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Epilepsy Surgery

New Guideline on How to Map Brain Prior to Epilepsy Surgery

Before epilepsy surgery, doctors may consider using brain imaging to locate language and memory functions in the brain instead of the more invasive procedure that is commonly used, according to a guideline published by the American Academy of Neurology in the January 11, 2017, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. It is the first evidence-based guideline that systematically reviewed all evidence for such an evaluation.

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Organ Donation, organ donation rate, Kidney Transplant, kidney transplant chain, Kidney Transplantation, Liver Transplant, Liver Transplantation, Lung Transplant, Lung Transplantation, Heart Transplant, Heart Transplantation, UNOS, Transplant recovery, Transplant Recovery Center, Living Organ Donors, Living Donor, Living Donor Kidney Transplant, deceased d

Organ Transplants, Deceased Donors Set Record in 2016

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UAB surgeons performed 385 transplants in 2016, and more than 33,600 transplants were performed nationwide.

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Public Health, Cesearan, c-section, vaginal birth, Women's Health, baby, Health Care Costs

UAB Investigators Find Repeat Cesarean Deliveries Less Cost-Effective in Low-Risk Women

For women with a prior low transverse incision cesarean delivery, the decision to undergo a vaginal delivery or elect to have a repeat cesarean delivery has important clinical and economic ramifications.

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The Society of Thoracic Surgeons 53rd Annual Meeting

Media Advisory: Register for STS Annual Meeting and Press Conference

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Credentialed press representatives are invited to attend The Society of Thoracic Surgeons 53rd Annual Meeting, Exhibition, and Press Conference, which will include late-breaking scientific research, thought-provoking lectures, cutting-edge technologies, and innovative cardiothoracic surgery products—some that are not yet available on the market. Cardiothoracic surgeons and other health care experts also will provide an update on Mycobacterium chimaera infections related to heater-cooler devices used in cardiac surgery.

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Pancreas Cancer, Pancreas, Pancreatic Cancer, Pancreatic Surgery, pancreatic cancer research, Pancreatic Cancer Surgery, pancreatic cancer therapies, Pancreatic Cancer Action Network , Pancreatic cancer stem cells, Translational Cancer Research, Translational bioinformatics, Cancer Biomarkers, Pancreatic cancer biomarkers, cancer neoplasms, pancreatic c

World Renowned Surgeon and Researcher to Lead New Pancreatic Cancer Center at NYU Langone

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NYU Langone Medical Center has announced that internationally recognized surgeon and scientist Diane M. Simeone, MD, will join its Perlmutter Cancer Center on March 1 to serve as associate director for translational research and to lead its newly established pancreatic cancer center.

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Bariatric Surgery, bariatric surgeons, Cancer Care

UVA Honored Nationally for Bariatric Surgery, Cancer Care

University of Virginia Medical Center’s bariatric surgery and cancer care programs have earned 2017 national Women’s Choice Awards from WomenCertified Inc. The UVA Cancer Center earned its America’s Best Hospitals for Cancer Care award based on criteria that include the availability of comprehensive patient care and research, as well as patient satisfaction.

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ICD, non-ischemic cardiomyopathy, Cardiovacular Disease, Heart Failure, Cardiology

New Study Highlights the Benefit of the Use of ICD for Reducing Mortality Rate in Patients with Non-Ischemic Cardiomyopathy

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The UAB study, an updated meta-analysis of the use of implantable cardioverter-defibrillators for non-ischemic cardiomyopathy, provides further support to the current American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology guidelines and challenges the recently published DANISH trial







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