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Good Outcomes with Multiple Limb Salvage After Severe Combat Injuries, Reports Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

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For survivors of severe combat injuries threatening more than one limb, reconstructive surgical procedures using tissue flaps have a good record of safety and effectiveness in avoiding amputation, reports a paper in the August issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).

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Beware of Claims about Cosmetic Stem Cells Procedures, Says Review in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Advertising claims for cosmetic procedures using stem cells are running far ahead of the scientific evidence for safety and effectiveness, according to a review in the August issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).

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New Anesthesia Technique Helps Show Cause of Obstruction in Sleep Apnea

A simplified anesthesia procedure may enable more widespread use of preoperative testing to demonstrate the cause of airway obstruction in patients with severe sleep apnea, suggests a study in Anesthesia & Analgesia.

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Mercy Medical Center's 4th Annual Minimally Invasive Robotics Conference to be held Aug. 1-2nd

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Robotic conference offers instruction to assist trained surgeons expand their minimally invasive surgical techniques.

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Incisionless Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) Surgery Associated with Shorter Hospital Stays

New research from Penn Medicine shows that incisionless transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) surgery cuts length of hospital stay by 30 percent and has no impact on post-operative vascular complication rates when compared with conventional transfemoral TAVR, which requires an incision in the groin. The complete study is available in the current issue of Circulation: Cardiovascular Interventions.

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Novel Technologies Advance Brain Surgery to Benefit Patients

In a milestone procedure, neurosurgeons at UC San Diego Health System have integrated advanced 3D imaging, computer simulation and next-generation surgical tools to perform a highly complex brain surgery through a small incision to remove deep-seated tumors.

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