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Emotional Behavior Altered After Multiple Exposures to Anesthesia During Infancy

Repeated exposure to anesthesia early in life causes alterations in emotional behavior that may persist long-term, according to a study from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.

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“Prehab” Before You Rehab

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For people contemplating a hip or knee replacement, the prospect of a long post-surgical recovery can be a daunting one. The grueling rehabilitation sessions, the frustration of re-learning everyday movements, the weeks of waiting to return to “normal”— it’s almost enough to make patients reconsider surgery. Now there is evidence that appropriate pre-surgical physical therapy — or “prehabilitation” — can help patients recover faster.

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Spine Surgery: Findings Could Cut Costs for Osteoporosis Patients, Facilities

New findings from Baylor’s interventional radiology department have shown that a more expensive option isn’t necessarily more effective for spine augmentation.

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When Stroke Patients Undergo Surgery to Remove Blood Clots, What Anesthesia Works Best?

As more stroke patients undergo minimally invasive procedures to stop strokes in progress, physicians are debating the best way to anesthetize patients -- general anesthesia or conscious sedation?

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Study in Mice Suggests How Anesthesia May Fight Lung Infections

In experiments in mice, researchers at Johns Hopkins and elsewhere have added to evidence that certain so-called “volatile” anesthetics — commonly used during surgeries — may also possess powerful effects on the immune system that can combat viral and bacterial infections in the lung, including influenza and pneumonia.

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Hysterectomy Can Be Safely Combined with Cosmetic Surgery for 'Hanging Abdomen'

For women undergoing hysterectomy, removal of "hanging" abdominal fat and skin—a cosmetic procedure called panniculectomy—can be performed at the same surgery without increasing the risk of complications, reports a study in the September issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).

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How Much Liposuction Is 'Safe'? The Answer Varies by Body Weight

What's the "safe" amount of fat to remove in patients undergoing liposuction? Rather than a hard-and-fast rule, the answer depends on the patient's body mass index (BMI), according to a report in the September issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).

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Injection Drug Use Limits Benefits of Surgery for Treatment of Heart Lining Infection

Injection drug users who undergo surgery for infective endocarditis (IE) have a significantly higher risk of reoperation or death between 3 and 6 months after surgery compared to patients who develop endocarditis who are not IV drug abusers

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Statistical Model May Identify Patients Most Likely to Benefit from Surgery for Mesothelioma

A new statistical model may help predict which patients are most likely to receive life-extending benefits from surgical treatment for malignant pleural mesothelioma

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Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement Is Safe, Effective for Very Elderly Patients

Select patients age 90 years and older with aortic stenosis (AS) can benefit from a relatively new, minimally invasive surgery for aortic valve replacement

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Mayo Researchers Examine Risk Factors and Patient Outcomes Associated with Colorectal Cancer Operations, Identify Benchmarks

In the August issue of the Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery, Mayo Clinic researchers provided a detailed comparison of patient outcomes associated with synchronous and sequential colorectal and liver resections in patients with stage IV colorectal cancer, identifying some benchmarks for surgical practice.

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Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Cardiologists Perform Melody Heart Valve Implant in Child Actor Max Page, the Little Darth Vader in the 2011 VW Super Bowl Commercial

Cardiologists from Children’s Hospital Los Angeles successfully implanted a Melody Transcatheter Pulmonary Valve in child actor Max Page, the boy who made headlines playing mini Darth Vader in a 2011 Super Bowl ad for Volkswagen. On Tuesday, Sept. 1, Max will have a procedure at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles to replace his pacemaker pulse generator. It will be his second operation in 34 days.

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Saving Lives Using New Stent Graft Design

Patients suffering from aneurysms that extend from their chest into their groin may be helped by a new stent graft, thanks to collaboration between Sanford Health and South Dakota State University. Mechanical engineering associate professor Stephen Gent’s fluid flow modeling “helped validate that the configuration is delivering more well developed blood flow with the design,” according to Sanford Health vascular surgeon Pat Kelly.

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Proportion of Patients With Diabetes Undergoing CABG Spikes 5-Fold Over 4 Decades

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In the 40 years between 1970-2010, the proportion of patients with diabetes undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) escalated from 7% to 37%. The results of a large study from Cleveland Clinic just published in The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, the official publication of the American Association for Thoracic Surgery (AATS), documents the five-fold increase in the proportion of patients with diabetes undergoing this procedure between 1970 and 2010. These patients have more postoperative complications and decreased long-term survival than those without diabetes, and represent a growing challenge to reining in healthcare costs.

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Focused Electrical Blasts Significantly Increase Survival for Patients with Pancreatic Cancer

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Use of irreversible electroporation (IRE) doubles the survival time for patients with locally advanced pancreatic cancer say researchers at the University of Louisville in a paper in the September edition of the Annals of Surgery.

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Antibodies in the Blood Provide Clues to Kidney Transplant Recipients’ Likelihood of Rejection

• Among kidney transplant recipients, patients with mostly IgG3 donor-specific HLA antibodies had a higher likelihood of organ rejection soon after transplantation. • If rejection occurred in those with mostly IgG4 antibodies, it was usually much later after transplantation.

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New Method of Closing the Incision During Scoliosis Surgery Nearly Eliminates Infections

Patients with scoliosis who undergo surgery may be less likely to develop an infection or other complications after the procedure when a novel wound closure technique pioneered at NYU Langone Medical Center is utilized, according to new study

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Seizures in Neonates Undergoing Cardiac Surgery Underappreciated and Dangerous

With mounting concerns about postoperative seizures, doctors at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia placed 161 neonates who had undergone cardiac surgery on continuous EEG monitoring. They found that 8% of the neonates experienced EEG seizures and 85% of these were unrecognized clinically. Many of the seizures were severe, and the seizure group faced a higher risk of death, according to a report in The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, the official publication of the American Association for Thoracic Surgery (AATS).

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New Aortic Heart Valve Does Not Require Open Surgery

A new aortic heart valve does not require open heart surgery. The CoreValve®Evolut™ R System is deployed with a catheter, which is inserted into an artery and guided to the heart. The artificial valve takes over the function of the diseased valve. The system is much less invasive than open surgery.