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Esophageal Cancer, The Annals of Thoracic Surgery, K. Robert Shen, MD, Mayo Clinic, Female patients, Chemoradiation, Society of Thoracic Surgeons

Largest Study of Its Kind Reveals Women Have Superior Response to Esophageal Cancer Treatment

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Female patients with locally advanced esophageal cancer that is treated with chemotherapy and radiation therapy before surgery are more likely to have a favorable response to the treatment than male patients are, and women are less likely to experience cancer recurrence.

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Mussel-Inspired Glue Could One Day Make Fetal Surgery Safer

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Whether to perform surgery on a fetus is a heart-wrenching decision. This type of surgery involves penetrating the highly delicate amniotic sac, increasing health risks to the fetus. Now researchers report the development of a glue, inspired by the tenacious grip of mussels on slippery rocks, that could one day help save the lives of the youngest patients.

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Breast Cancer, Ovarian Cancer, Hereditary, Gene Mutation, Genetic Test, Genetic Test Breast Cancer, genetic test ovarian cancer

Few Women with History of Breast Cancer and Ovarian Cancer Take a Recommended Genetic Test

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More than 80 percent of women living with a history of breast or ovarian cancer at high-risk of having a gene mutation have never taken the test that can detect it.

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PCORI, Pediatric Surgery, Grant Awards, Grants

Barsness Receives Second PCORI Award to Develop Patient and Family Advisory Board to Help Improve Patient Experience

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Katherine Barsness, MD, MS, pediatric surgeon at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago and Associate Professor of Surgery and Medical Education, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine has received a second funding award from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI). The $25,000 award, provided through PCORI’s “Pipeline to Proposal” program, will support a project that brings together patients and clinicians to discuss ways to improve the pediatric surgery patient experience.

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Shoulder, Rotator Cuff, Orthopaedic Surgery, Supraspinatus Repair

Early Rotator Cuff Surgery Yields Good Long-Term Outcomes

Early surgery to repair tears of one of the shoulder rotator cuff muscles provides lasting improvement in strength, function, and other outcomes, reports a study in the August 16, 2017 issue of The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery. The journal is published in partnership with Wolters Kluwer.

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CICU, ICU, Icu Patients, Cardiology, Heart Surgery, Intensive Care Unit, Cardiac Intensive Care

Cardiac ICU Patient Composition Is Changing Over Time

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A new University of Michigan study finds slightly more than half of heart patients are admitted to the CICU for noncardiac conditions, such as sepsis or renal failure, rather than for a heart condition.

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adaptive sports, adaptive surfing, Hospital For Special Surgery, Physical Therapy, Cerebral Palsy, cerebral palsy rehabilitation, pediatric orthopedic surgery, Surfing

Hospital Patients Make a Splash on Adaptive Surfing Trip in Long Beach

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Hospital for Special Surgery is giving new meaning to the term "patient care." The hospital took patients with cerebral palsy and other physical conditions on an adaptive surfing trip on Long Island.

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Antifreeze, Organ Transplant, Organs, Ice Cream, Freeze, ice, Synthetic, Protein, Airplane, Technology, Breakthrough, Ice Crystals

Antifreeze to Improve Aeroplanes, Ice Cream and Organ Transplants

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The design of aeroplane wings and storing organs for transplant could both become safer and more effective, thanks to a synthetic antifreeze which prevents the growth of ice crystals, developed by researchers at the University of Warwick.

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Pelvic Prolapse, Pelvic Medicine, prolapse surgery, Reconstructive Surgery, Urogynecology

Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery Program at NYU Langone Hospital – Brooklyn Advances Quality of Life

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Cedric Olivera, MD, clinical assistant professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology at NYU School of Medicine and one of the few female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery specialists in Brooklyn, changed patient Barbara Sampayo's life with pelvic prolapse surgery.

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Mount Sinai Health System, The Society of Thoracic Surgeons, Aortic Valve Replacement, Coronary artery bypass graft (CABG), Cardiology

The Mount Sinai Hospital Earns Highest Rating for Patient Care by the Society of Thoracic Surgeons

Recognized in the Top 3% of All United States and Canadian Hospitals for Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting and Aortic Valve Replacement







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