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Released: 1-Jul-2022 3:25 PM EDT
Dissolving implantable device relieves pain without drugs
Northwestern University

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.

Released: 1-Jul-2022 2:10 PM EDT
For Women Choosing a Breast Reconstruction Surgeon, Reputation Outweighs Demographics
Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott

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).

Released: 1-Jul-2022 11:05 AM EDT
Early in Their Careers, Sports Medicine Surgeons Perform Many Non-Sports Medicine Procedures
Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott

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.

Newswise: July 2022 Issue of Neurosurgical Focus: “Arteriovenous Malformations”
24-Jun-2022 10:05 AM EDT
July 2022 Issue of Neurosurgical Focus: “Arteriovenous Malformations”
Journal of Neurosurgery

Announcement of contents of the July 2022 issue of Neurosurgical Focus

Newswise: July 2022 Issue of Neurosurgical Focus: Video: “Lateral Access Spine Surgery”
24-Jun-2022 10:05 AM EDT
July 2022 Issue of Neurosurgical Focus: Video: “Lateral Access Spine Surgery”
Journal of Neurosurgery

Announcement of contents of the July 2022 issue of Neurosurgical Focus: Video

Released: 30-Jun-2022 2:05 PM EDT
A dor nas pernas pode ser causada pelas varizes?
Mayo Clinic

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.

Released: 30-Jun-2022 2:05 PM EDT
¿Pueden las venas varicosas causar dolor en la pierna?
Mayo Clinic

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.

Released: 30-Jun-2022 2:05 PM EDT
هل يمكن أن يكون ألم الساق بسبب الدوالي الوريدية؟
Mayo Clinic

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.

Released: 30-Jun-2022 1:05 PM EDT
Big Win for Patients: Aetna Drops Prior Authorization for Most Cataract Surgeries
American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO)

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.

Released: 30-Jun-2022 11:50 AM EDT
Patients with Severe Brachial Plexus Injuries Who Undergo Amputation Report Benefits, Mayo Study Finds
Mayo Clinic

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.

28-Jun-2022 4:05 PM EDT
Winning by Default: Tonsillectomy Study Shows Power of Pre-Set Opioid Rx Size
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

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.

Released: 30-Jun-2022 10:45 AM EDT
Women's Satisfaction After Breast Reconstruction Varies with Quality of Life Ratings
Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott

"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).

Newswise: Hackensack University Medical Center One of the First in Northeast Region to Implement Surgical Telepresence
Released: 29-Jun-2022 2:05 PM EDT
Hackensack University Medical Center One of the First in Northeast Region to Implement Surgical Telepresence
Hackensack Meridian Health

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

Newswise: Fish Oil Appears to Ease Post-Operative Delirium in Pre-Clinical Studies
Released: 29-Jun-2022 10:30 AM EDT
Fish Oil Appears to Ease Post-Operative Delirium in Pre-Clinical Studies
Duke Health

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.

Released: 28-Jun-2022 12:05 PM EDT
Un experto nos comparte sugerencias para evitar lesiones en los deportes que se juegan con «palos» o raquetas
Mayo Clinic

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.

Released: 28-Jun-2022 12:05 PM EDT
专家分享预防“挥杆”和球拍类运动受伤的技巧
Mayo Clinic

尽管运动对身体有好处,但是一些运动对手和手腕的影响特别大。与拇指相对一侧的手腕疼痛称为腕尺侧疼痛,是导致一些“挥杆”或球拍类运动(如网球、高尔夫球、冰球和长曲棍球)的运动员疼痛不堪,无法继续比赛的常见原因。

Released: 28-Jun-2022 12:05 PM EDT
Especialista compartilha dicas para prevenir lesões em esportes de tacos e raquetes
Mayo Clinic

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.

Released: 27-Jun-2022 10:30 AM EDT
Penn Medicine Awarded $9 Million to Advance Study of Technology that Lights Up Lung Cancer Tumors
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

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.

Released: 24-Jun-2022 10:30 AM EDT
Most U.S. Hospitals Not Sharing Price Information for Joint Replacement as Required
Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott

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.

Released: 23-Jun-2022 2:50 PM EDT
American College of Surgeons Supports Bipartisan Senate Legislation (S. 2938) to Make Firearm Ownership and Communities Safer
American College of Surgeons (ACS)

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.

Released: 23-Jun-2022 11:45 AM EDT
静脉曲张是否会引起腿痛?
Mayo Clinic

腿部出现疼痛、沉重感或灼热感的患者可能会感觉到静脉曲张的症状。这些静脉的扭曲、扩张症状通常会随着人们年龄增大而不断加剧,但也可能见于较年轻的人群中。任何浅静脉(即靠近皮肤表层的静脉)都有可能发展成为曲张静脉。

Released: 23-Jun-2022 9:45 AM EDT
How MRI and CT predict flap failure after head and neck reconstructive cancer surgery
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

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.

Released: 22-Jun-2022 5:05 PM EDT
Faculty Scientists and Clinicians Publish Findings of World’s First Successful Transplant of Genetically Modified Pig Heart into Human Patient
University of Maryland School of Medicine

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.

Newswise: UCLA Surgeons Develop New Technique to Reduce Adam’s Apple Without Neck Scar
Released: 22-Jun-2022 3:55 PM EDT
UCLA Surgeons Develop New Technique to Reduce Adam’s Apple Without Neck Scar
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

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.

Newswise: RUDN Doctors Proposed a New Method of Glaucoma Treatment
Released: 22-Jun-2022 6:05 AM EDT
RUDN Doctors Proposed a New Method of Glaucoma Treatment
Russian Foundation for Basic Research

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.

Newswise: Mercy Medical Center in the Top 15% of Hospitals in the U.S. For Outstanding Patient Experience Two Years in a Row, According to Healthgrades
Released: 21-Jun-2022 10:05 AM EDT
Mercy Medical Center in the Top 15% of Hospitals in the U.S. For Outstanding Patient Experience Two Years in a Row, According to Healthgrades
Mercy Medical Center

For the second consecutive year, Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, MD, has received the Healthgrades Outstanding Patient Experience Award™.

Newswise: The Recruitment of Women Into Neurosurgery: A Quantitative Approach
9-Jun-2022 9:20 AM EDT
The Recruitment of Women Into Neurosurgery: A Quantitative Approach
Journal of Neurosurgery

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.

Released: 20-Jun-2022 11:05 AM EDT
Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting Has Potential Benefits for Patients Over Age 80 with Reasonable Surgical Risk, Study Finds
Mayo Clinic

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.

Released: 16-Jun-2022 11:40 AM EDT
Physical Activity, Diet Improve After Bariatric Surgery, but Do Not Meet Recommended Levels
University of Florida

Researchers found participants’ physical activity and diet quality improved after weight-loss bariatric surgery, but fell short of federal physical activity guidelines.

14-Jun-2022 8:05 PM EDT
Blood Fat Levels Predict Diabetes Remission Following Gastric Bypass Surgery
University of Utah Health

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.

Newswise: Cedars-Sinai Transplant Clinicians Earn National Recognition
Released: 14-Jun-2022 5:15 PM EDT
Cedars-Sinai Transplant Clinicians Earn National Recognition
Cedars-Sinai

Two physician leaders from the Cedars-Sinai Comprehensive Transplant Center have been honored by two prestigious national groups.

Newswise: Ochsner Hospital for Children Named #1 in Louisiana by U.S. News & World Report for the Second Year in a Row
Released: 14-Jun-2022 9:50 AM EDT
Ochsner Hospital for Children Named #1 in Louisiana by U.S. News & World Report for the Second Year in a Row
Ochsner Health

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.

7-Jun-2022 4:05 PM EDT
Spinal Anesthesia Associated with More Pain, Prescription Analgesic Use After Hip Surgery Compared with General Anesthesia
American College of Physicians (ACP)

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.

Newswise: Pediatric Urologist Dr. Anthony Atala to Receive 2022 Jacobson Innovation Award of the American College of Surgeons for Pioneering Work in Regenerative Medicine
Released: 10-Jun-2022 11:30 AM EDT
Pediatric Urologist Dr. Anthony Atala to Receive 2022 Jacobson Innovation Award of the American College of Surgeons for Pioneering Work in Regenerative Medicine
American College of Surgeons (ACS)

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.

Released: 8-Jun-2022 10:05 AM EDT
增强现实—骨外科医生施行膝关节置换术的又一利器
Mayo Clinic

对于患有重度关节炎、膝关节疼痛的患者来说,膝关节置换术是一个改善生活质量的可行选择。如今骨外科医生施行膝关节置换术时又多了一个新利器—增强现实技术。

Released: 7-Jun-2022 12:35 PM EDT
Orthopedic Surgeons Have Another Tool for Knee Replacement: Augmented Reality
Mayo Clinic

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.

Released: 7-Jun-2022 12:20 PM EDT
جراحو العظام يحظون بأداة أخرى لاستبدال الركبة: الواقع المعزز
Mayo Clinic

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.

Released: 7-Jun-2022 12:15 PM EDT
Cirurgiões ortopedistas possuem mais uma ferramenta para a artroplastia de joelho: a realidade aumentada
Mayo Clinic

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.

Released: 7-Jun-2022 12:15 PM EDT
Los cirujanos ortopédicos cuentan con otro medio para el reemplazo de rodilla: la realidad aumentada
Mayo Clinic

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.

Newswise: National Leader in Cardiac Surgery Quality and Research Joins Cedars-Sinai
Released: 6-Jun-2022 11:05 AM EDT
National Leader in Cardiac Surgery Quality and Research Joins Cedars-Sinai
Cedars-Sinai

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.

Released: 6-Jun-2022 10:05 AM EDT
Save the Date! American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress convenes in San Diego, October 16-20
American College of Surgeons (ACS)

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.

Newswise: Prominent Cardiac Surgeons Join UCSF’s Advanced Heart Failure Comprehensive Care Center
Released: 6-Jun-2022 8:30 AM EDT
Prominent Cardiac Surgeons Join UCSF’s Advanced Heart Failure Comprehensive Care Center
University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)

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).

Released: 4-Jun-2022 8:00 AM EDT
Immunotherapy Before Surgery Associated with Improved Survival for Soft-Tissue Sarcoma
University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center

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.

Newswise: DNA Shed From Colon Cancers Into Bloodstream Successfully Guides Chemotherapy After Surgery
3-Jun-2022 9:00 AM EDT
DNA Shed From Colon Cancers Into Bloodstream Successfully Guides Chemotherapy After Surgery
Johns Hopkins Medicine

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.

Newswise: Tipsheet: Cedars-Sinai Clinicians and Investigators Present Research at American Transplant Congress
Released: 3-Jun-2022 7:05 PM EDT
Tipsheet: Cedars-Sinai Clinicians and Investigators Present Research at American Transplant Congress
Cedars-Sinai

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.

Released: 3-Jun-2022 11:55 AM EDT
Weight Loss with Bariatric Surgery Cuts the Risk of Developing Cancer and Death from Cancer
Cleveland Clinic

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.

Released: 2-Jun-2022 9:50 AM EDT
Minimally Invasive Surgery Provides New Option to Guide Skull Shape in Infants with Complex Craniosynostosis
Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott

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.


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