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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...
1-Sep-2015 10:20 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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...
1-Sep-2015 10:15 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Big Differences in U.S. Healthcare Costs for Fixing Back Pain

How much does spinal fusion surgery cost? The answer depends on what part of the country you live in, reports a study in the September 1 issue of Spine, published by Wolters Kluwer.
1-Sep-2015 9:55 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Dry Eyes—Researchers Report Progress in Diagnosis and Treatment

Do you have problems with dry eyes? If so, you're not alone—it's one of the most common reasons for patient visits to eye care professionals. Recent years have seen significant progress in management of patients with dry eyes, according to the...
27-Aug-2015 9:50 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Ebola Virus Disease—Anesthesiologists Need to 'Better Prepare and Educate' Themselves

As the Ebola virus disease pandemic unfolded in 2014, it may have seemed like a sudden and unprecedented event. But the disease has a long history, the epidemic is ongoing, and new outbreaks are certain to occur in the future, reports the September...
24-Aug-2015 8:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Program to Reduce Work-Family Conflict Pays for Itself

An effective program to reduce work-family conflict (WFC) leads to reduced turnover and other cost savings for employers, reports a study in the September Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, official publication of the American...
21-Aug-2015 10:15 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Complete Resection of High-Grade Brain Cancer Yields Better Survival in Children —Especially Girls

For children with aggressive brain cancers called high-grade gliomas (HGG), the chances of survival are improved when surgery is successful in eliminating all visible cancer, reports a study in the September issue of Neurosurgery, official journal...
18-Aug-2015 2:35 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Anesthesia Information Management System Alerts Can Improve Patient Care—But Raise Design and Implementation Challenges

Automated alerts generated using data from hospital anesthesia information management systems (AIMS) are a promising approach to influencing the behavior of anesthesia providers—with the goal of improving care for patients undergoing surgery,...
14-Aug-2015 10:45 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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