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Decision Analysis Can Help Women Make Choices about Breast Reconstruction

Decision analysis techniques can help surgeons and patients evaluate alternatives for breast reconstruction—leading to a "good decision" that reflects the woman's preferences and values, according to an article in the October issue of Plastic and...
26-Sep-2014 1:20 PM EDT

New Tool Assesses Skill Development in Robotic Microsurgery, Reports Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery


A new standardized assessment provides a useful tool for tracking surgeons' progress as they develop the skills needed to perform robot-assisted microsurgery, reports a study in the October issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the official...
26-Sep-2014 1:10 PM EDT

Wavefront Optics Emerging as New Tool for Measuring and Correcting Vision, Reports Optometry and Vision Science

A technique developed by astronomers seeking a clear view of distant objects in space is being intensively studied as a new approach to measuring and correcting visual abnormalities. The October issue of Optometry and Vision Science, official...
24-Sep-2014 9:20 AM EDT

New Measure Provides More Data on Oxygen Levels During Sedation

The "area under the curve of oxygen desaturation" (AUCDesat) may provide a more sophisticated approach to monitoring blood oxygen levels during procedures using sedation, according to a study published in Anesthesia & Analgesia.
23-Sep-2014 8:30 AM EDT

Evidence Supports Deep Brain Stimulation for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

Available research evidence supports the use of deep brain stimulation (DBS) for patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) who don't respond to other treatments, concludes a review in the October issue of Neurosurgery, official journal of...
22-Sep-2014 9:30 AM EDT

Comprehensive Neurosurgery Supplement Covers Sports-Related Concussions

Neurosurgeons have treated head and spinal sports injuries since the specialty was formed in the early 20th century, with formal efforts to mitigate these injuries dating back to 1931. Current Concepts in Sports Concussion is a comprehensive,...
22-Sep-2014 8:30 AM EDT

Neurosurgery Tackles Past, Current and Future Concepts of Sports Concussion

An estimated 1.68 to 3.8 million sports-related concussions occur in the United States each year, and there are likely a significant number that go unreported. Current Concepts in Sports Concussion is a comprehensive, 16-article supplement of...
22-Sep-2014 8:30 AM EDT

Yoga May Help People with Bipolar Disorder, Reports Journal of Psychiatric Practice

People with bipolar disorder who do yoga believe their yoga practice has significant mental health benefits, reports a survey study in the September Journal of Psychiatric Practice. The journal is published by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, a part...
17-Sep-2014 9:15 AM EDT

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