Mark Mascarenhas, M.D., who implanted the first dual-chamber leadless pacemakers at Jersey Shore University Medical Center, is available to speak to mediaHackensack Meridian Health
A Northwestern University-led team of researchers has developed a small, soft, flexible implant that relieves pain on demand and without the use of drugs.
Suppose you had to choose a surgeon to perform breast reconstruction after mastectomy for breast cancer: What would you base your decision on? For most women, factors like reviews and personal recommendations are more important than demographic factors, suggests a report in the July issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).
As they get started in their careers, orthopaedic surgeons with subspecialty training in sports medicine spend much of their time performing other types of orthopaedic procedures, reports a study in The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery. The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio in partnership with Wolters Kluwer.
Announcement of contents of the July 2022 issue of Neurosurgical Focus
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Pacientes que estejam com dores e sensação de peso ou de queimação nas pernas podem estar vivenciando sintomas das varizes. Essas veias torcidas e dilatadas geralmente se desenvolvem conforme a pessoa envelhece, mas também podem começar ainda na juventude.
Los pacientes que tienen una sensación de dolor, peso o ardor en las piernas pueden estar presentando síntomas de venas varicosas. Estas venas torcidas y agrandadas suelen desarrollarse a medida que la gente envejece, aunque también aparecen en personas más jóvenes.
ربما يمر المرضى الذين يعانون من شعور مؤلم وثقل أو حرقان في أرجلهم بأعراض الدوالي الوريدية. غالبًا ما تظهر هذه الأوردة الملتوية والمتضخمة مع التقدم في العمر، ولكنها يمكن أن تبدأ في الظهور أيضًا لدى الناس الأصغر سنًا. أي وريد قريب من سطح الجلد - يسمى وريدًا سطحيًا - يمكن أن يصبح دوالي وريدية.
After a year of sustained advocacy from the ophthalmology community, Aetna announced this week that it will no longer require pre-approval for cataract surgeries starting July 1, 2022.
Reconstruction surgery may not work for some people with severe brachial plexus injuries, so they choose to undergo amputation. In a retrospective review by Mayo Clinic researchers, these patients reported less mechanical shoulder pain, higher employment rates and more satisfaction after amputation. The paper appears online in The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery.
A small tweak to hospitals’ prescribing systems might make a big difference in reducing risk from leftover opioid pain medication, while still making sure surgery patients get relief from their post-operation pain, a new study suggests.
"On a scale of 1 to 5, how satisfied are you with the appearance of your breasts?" For nearly 40% of women after breast reconstruction, perceptions are substantially better or worse compared to ratings by third-party observers, concludes a study in the July issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).
Hackensack University Medical Center is the very first healthcare network in the United States to implement surgical telepresence activity with the Da Vinci Single Port (SP), a robotic assisted system designed for narrow surgical procedures
Fish oil triglycerides appear to be effective at reducing instances of inflammation in the brain and preventing post-surgical delirium in mice and tissue engineered human models, according to Duke Health and Duke Biomedical Engineering researchers.
Aquel dolor de la muñeca en el lado opuesto al pulgar y conocido como dolor cubital de la muñeca es la causa frecuente de un dolor debilitante en los deportistas que usan «palos» o raquetas para practicar deportes como tenis, golf, hockey y lacrosse.
A dor na lateral do punho do lado oposto ao polegar, chamada de dor na borda ulnar do punho, é uma causa comum de dor debilitante em atletas que praticam esportes que usam tacos ou raquetes, como tênis, golfe, hóquei e lacrosse.
Building on Penn Medicine’s years of research and use of imaging technology that illuminates tumor tissue—helping clinicians more easily detect and remove it—the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania has received a five-year, $9 million research grant from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) to push the field forward, particularly for lung cancer patients.
On January 1, 2021, the federal government began requiring U.S. hospitals to maintain clear, accessible online price lists for 300 common services. Yet only 32% of hospital websites sampled a year later were fully compliant with transparency in pricing about knee and hip replacement, according to a study in Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research® (CORR®), a publication of The Association of Bone and Joint Surgeons®. The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer.
Today, the American College of Surgeons (ACS) voiced its support for the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act (S. 2938), introduced in the Senate earlier this week.
A new study finds that early postoperative CT scans and MRIs can help predict whether a free flap, used for reconstructive head and neck cancer surgery, will fail. The method carries around a 10-40% risk of wound complications, and researchers say the findings could allow surgeons to intervene earlier if the flap fails.
Six months ago, University of Maryland School of Medicine surgeon-scientists successfully implanted a genetically modified pig heart into a 57 year-old patient with terminal heart disease in a first-of-its-kind surgery.
Doctors at the UCLA Gender Health Program have developed a technique to reduce an Adam’s apple bump without leaving a scar on the patient’s neck.
RUDN University doctors have proposed an alternative method of surgical management of glaucoma. The main risk factor of glaucoma is increased pressure in the eye. To reduce it doctors proposed to remove excess fluid from the eye in a new way. The first clinical trials show the success of the technique.
For the second consecutive year, Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, MD, has received the Healthgrades Outstanding Patient Experience Award™.
The authors of this study aimed to characterize which medical schools are most successful at recruiting female students while pinpointing medical school characteristics associated with effective female recruitment rates. Their findings provided three important insights based on objective quantitative data.
A new retrospective study from Mayo Clinic finds that, although there's a higher surgical risk for patients over age 80, coronary artery bypass grafting may be associated with favorable outcomes and increased long-term survival.
Researchers found participants’ physical activity and diet quality improved after weight-loss bariatric surgery, but fell short of federal physical activity guidelines.
A newly developed test could help doctors more accurately predict whether individuals who undergo gastric bypass surgery will experience a remission of type 2 diabetes within two years of the procedure, according to University of Utah Health scientists.
Two physician leaders from the Cedars-Sinai Comprehensive Transplant Center have been honored by two prestigious national groups.
Ochsner Hospital for Children has been named #1 in Louisiana in the new Best Children’s Hospitals for 2022 – 23 rankings published online today for the second consecutive year by U.S. News & World Report – the global authority in hospital rankings and consumer advice.
A randomized controlled trial (RCT) comparing spinal versus general anesthesia for hip surgery found that spinal anesthesia was associated with worse pain immediately after surgery and higher rates of pain reliever prescriptions at 60 days. However, differences in pain, satisfaction, or mental status between the two interventions seemed to diminish at 60, 180, or 365 days after surgery. The findings are published in Annals of Internal Medicine.
The Jacobson Innovation Award is an international surgical honor that recognizes living surgeons who are innovators of a new development or technique in any field of surgery. It is made possible through a gift from Julius H. Jacobson II, MD, FACS, and his wife Joan. Dr. Jacobson is a general vascular surgeon known for his pioneering work in the development of microsurgery. This year's recipient, Dr. Anthony Atala, is a pediatric urologist, researcher, professor, and mentor who is renowned for developing foundational principles for regenerative medicine research, which holds great promise for people who require tissue substitution and reconstruction.
For people with severe arthritis pain in the knee joints, knee replacement is a viable option to improve their quality of life. Orthopedic surgeons now have a new tool for knee replacement: augmented reality.
مدينة روتشستر، ولاية مينيسوتا- بالنسبة للأشخاص المصابين بآلام التهاب المفاصل الحادة في مفاصل الركبة، فإن استبدال الركبة هو خيار قابل للتطبيق لتحسين جودة حياتهم. ولدى جراحي العظام الآن أداة جديدة لاستبدال الركبة، إنها الواقع المعزز.
Para pessoas com dores severas de artrite nas articulações do joelho, a artroplastia de joelho é uma opção viável para melhoria da qualidade de vida. Os cirurgiões ortopedistas agora têm uma nova ferramenta para a artroplastia de joelho: a realidade aumentada.
En las personas que sufren fuerte dolor en las articulaciones de la rodilla debido a artritis, el reemplazo de rodilla es una alternativa viable que mejora la calidad de vida. Ahora, los cirujanos ortopédicos cuentan con otro medio para el reemplazo de rodilla: la realidad aumentada.
Michael Bowdish, MD, MS, a national leader in cardiac surgery and among a handful of cardiac surgeons continuously funded by the National Institutes of Health for a decade, has been appointed vice chair of the Department of Cardiac Surgery in the Smidt Heart Institute.
The American College of Surgeons has announced that its annual Clinical Congress will be a hybrid event (held onsite and virtually) and will feature the latest offerings in surgical research and education for today’s busy practicing surgeons and surgical team members.
UC San Francisco’s Cardiovascular team is welcoming two highly regarded cardiac surgeons to its renowned program. The specialists will join the newly formed Advanced Heart Failure Comprehensive Care Center (AHF CCC).
In a Phase II clinical trial, immune checkpoint blockade before surgery was associated with favorable responses and outcomes in undifferentiated pleomorphic sarcoma (UPS) and recurrent dedifferentiated liposarcoma (DDLPS), researchers from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center reported today at the 2022 American Society for Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting.
A multi-institutional, international study, led by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center and WEHI in Melbourne, Australia, found that testing for ctDNA after surgery and directing chemotherapy to ctDNA-positive patients reduced the use of chemotherapy overall without compromising recurrence-free survival.
Cedars-Sinai clinicians and scientists, including anti-rejection therapy pioneer Stanley Jordan, MD, will share their latest advances in research at the American Transplant Congress (ATC), June 4-8, 2022, in Boston. The ATC is the joint annual meeting of the American Society of Transplant Surgeons and the American Society of Transplantation.
A Cleveland Clinic study shows that among adults with obesity, weight loss achieved with bariatric surgery was associated with a 32% lower risk of developing cancer and a 48% lower risk of cancer-related death compared with adults who did not have the surgery. The research is published by JAMA.
An innovative, minimally-invasive surgical approach can improve head shape while enabling normal brain development in infants with complex types of the skull deformity craniosynostosis, reports a paper in The Journal of Craniofacial Surgery. The journal, under the guidance of Editor-in-Chief Mutaz B. Habal, MD, is published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer.