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Heart Valve Disease, Heart Valve, heart valve implant, heart valve replacement, Heart Surgery, Medical Advancements

ProMedica Toledo Hospital First in Country to Perform Commercial Implant of the Avalus™ Surgical Aortic Valve

Toledo heart surgeon is first in the U.S. to perform new heart valve replacement surgery. Heart valve disease affects about five million Americans each year.

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Breast Cancer, Surgery, American College Of Surgeons

Many Women Report Not Feeling Completely Informed about Breast Cancer Treatment Options, but Web-Based Tool Could Help

Results from two separate studies in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons showed a decision aid tool may help mitigate the sense of urgency patients feel about making treatment decisions.

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diaetes, charcot foot, Charcot arthropathy, Diabetic foot, Amputation, Ilizarov circular external fixator

High Success Rate Reported for Diabetic Charcot Foot Surgery

Nearly four out of five diabetic patients with severe cases of a disabling condition called Charcot foot were able to walk normally again following surgery, a Loyola Medicine study has found.

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Anesthesiology, Chronic Pain, Post Surgical Pain, Genetics

Genetics May Play Role in Chronic Pain After Surgery

Genetics may play a role in determining whether patients experience chronic pain after surgery, suggests a study published today in the Online First edition of Anesthesiology, the peer-reviewed medical journal of the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA).

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Thyroid Cancer Implications and Controversies for Treatment Presented by Megan R. Haymart, MD

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At the American Thyroid Association Annual Meeting, Dr. Haymart discussed the controversies in the treatment of low-risk differentiated thyroid cancer and the implications for clinicians and patients alike.

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heart failure, heart assist device, cardiomyopathy, gene expression, risk prediction

Genomic Blood Test Predicts Survival Rates After Surgery for Advanced Heart Failure

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An experimental blood test developed at UCLA that uses gene activity data from immune cells was 93 percent accurate in predicting survival rates for people with advanced heart failure who had surgery to implant mechanical circulatory support devices.

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total knee arthroplasty, tka, Complications, outpatient treatment, Postoperative Care

Small Increases in Complications When Knee Replacement Done as Outpatient Procedure

Some complications are more common when total knee replacement surgery is done as an outpatient or same-day procedure, reports a study in the December 6, 2017 issue of The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery. The journal is published in partnership with Wolters Kluwer.

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Evolution, Consciousness, Physics, Technology

Science of Consciousness Conference, Tucson 2018: Final Call for Abstracts - Due January 2, 2018

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The Science of Consciousness ('TSC') is an interdisciplinary conference emphasizing broad and rigorous approaches to all aspects of the study and understanding of conscious awareness. Topical areas include neuroscience, philosophy, psychology, language, biology, quantum physics, meditation, altered states, machine consciousness, the nature of reality, culture and experiential phenomenology.

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Riverview Medical Center Welcomes Robert Paul Bonitz, M.D., Urological Surgeon

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Hackensack Meridian Health Riverview Medical Center in Red Bank, NJ is pleased to welcome Robert Paul Bonitz, M.D., to the medical staff. Dr. Bonitz specializes in urology and joins the strong team of surgeons at Riverview Medical Center.

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Prostate Cancer, Robotic Assisted Surgery, Radical Prostatectomy, surgical skills assessment, Da Vinci Surgical System, Keck Medicine of USC

‘Black Box’ Recorder Puts Surgeons’ Robotic Surgery Skills Under the Microscope

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A new study from Keck Medicine of USC finds that data from a novel recorder can be used to objectively measure surgeons’ proficiency in robotic-assisted prostate cancer surgery.







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