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Dr. James Chandler at @NorthwesternMed Is Available to Discuss Senator McCain's Surgery

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Radiation Therapy Prior to Surgery Reduces the Risk of Secondary Tumors in Early-Stage Breast Cancer Patients

Moffitt researchers launched a first of its kind study comparing the long-term benefits of radiation therapy in women with breast cancer either before surgery or after surgery. Their study found that patients who have neoadjuvant radiation therapy have a significantly lower risk of developing a second primary tumor at any site.

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University of Birmingham Launches £7million Global Surgical Research Unit

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The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) has awarded £7 million to the Universities of Birmingham, Edinburgh and Warwick to establish a joint research unit focussed on developing global surgical research.

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Predicting Heart Events After Liver Transplant

The first app and score to determine the one-year risk of a liver transplant patient dying or being hospitalized for a heart attack or other cardiovascular complication has been developed by Northwestern Medicine scientists.

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Stent Surgery Reduces Risk and Recovery Time for Some Glaucoma Patients

It's the width of a human hair but a tiny device implanted at University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center can relieve eye pressure when glaucoma threatens sight.

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Predicting Heart Events After Liver Transplant

The first app and score to determine the one-year risk of a liver transplant patient dying or being hospitalized for a heart attack or other cardiovascular complication has been developed by Northwestern Medicine scientists.

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4 of 5 Mayo Opioid Prescriptions After Surgery Exceeded Upcoming Guidelines

More than 4 in 5 opioid prescriptions given after surgery over a recent two-year period at Mayo Clinic exceeded guidelines now in the works, the clinic’s researchers have found.

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Energy-Recycling Steps Eyed for Post-Surgical Recovery, Aging in Place

A Missouri University of Science and Technology researcher wants to make walking up and down stairs easier through the creation of a device that recycles the energy we use to climb and descend.

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Amputation, Amputee, Artificial knee, artificial leg, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, Cost Data Warehouse, Cost of Care, Dr. Kenton Kaufman, K level, kern center, Mayo Clinic School of Medicine, Medical Research, Minnesota News Releases, news releases, Prosthetics, Research, Rochester Epidemiology Project

Prosthetic Knee Type May Determine Cost of Care for Amputees

In a new study published in Prosthetics and Orthotics International, Mayo Clinic researchers describe the direct medical costs of falls in adults with a transfemoral amputation. In this type of amputation, the leg is amputated above the knee. This work “provides a comparison for policymakers when evaluating the value of more expensive … technologies,” say the authors.

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Cardiovascular intervention, Cardiology;, Vascular Medicine, Cardiovascular imaging;, Angioplasty & Stenting, Carotid Artery Disease, Abdominal Aortic Aneursyms, Peripheral Arterial Disease, artherectomy

University Hospitals Appoints Mehdi H. Shishehbor, DO, PhD, MPH as New Director, Cardiovascular Interventional Center

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University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center and UH Harrington Heart & Vascular Institute announce the appointment of Mehdi H. Shishehbor, DO, PhD, MPH as Director of Cardiovascular Interventional Center. His areas of expertise include cardiology, vascular medicine, cardiovascular imaging, translational research and minimally invasive, catheter-based procedures such as angioplasty, stent grafts, stenting, atherectomy to treat coronary carotid artery disease, abdominal aortic aneurysms, and peripheral arterial and venous diseases.







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