Navigation Links
Lighting up can bring you down in colorectal surgery
Date:9/24/2013

Infection, pneumonia, blood clots and kidney failure are all possible complications after any major surgery. A new study shows that smoking boosts the risk of such complications following some of the most common colorectal procedures, including surgery for colon cancer, diverticulitis or inflammatory bowel disease. Lighting up also increases a patient's risk of death after surgery compared with patients who have never smoked.

The study, published in the Annals of Surgery, is unique because it focuses on elective, or non-emergency, surgeries.

"Elective surgeries are planned, so there's a built-in window of opportunity for patients to stop smoking beforehand," said Fergal J. Fleming, M.D., lead study author and assistant professor in the Department of Surgery at the University of Rochester Medical Center. "We know that stopping smoking even as little as six weeks before a procedure can reduce the risk of complications."

Past research has shown that a diagnosis of cancer or the scheduling of major surgery is a time when patients may be more motivated to quit smoking. Fleming says physicians need to take full advantage of these "teachable moments" and strongly encourage patients to enter a smoking cessation program, as it could go a long way in fending off post-surgical complications.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one in five American adults smoke, and millions of these patients undergo surgery every year. Physicians have long known that smoking is a risk factor for increased surgical complications, but this is the first large study to focus specifically on the effects of smoking after colorectal surgery.

Fleming's team tapped a large database from the American College of Surgeon's to identify patients undergoing major, non-emergency colorectal surgery. More than 47,000 patients were identified; approximately 26,000 had surgery for colorectal cancer, 14,000 for diverticular dis
'/>"/>

Contact: Emily Boynton
emily_boynton@urmc.rochester.edu
585-273-1757
University of Rochester Medical Center
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Glazing Contractors Gain Opportunities in High-Performance Translucent Daylighting with New ProStock Program by Duo-Gard
2. Rotarians Are Lighting the World
3. Noribachi Showcases Superior Capability of LED Lighting Systems with Prototype Lamp
4. CSL® (Creative Systems Lighting) Debuts Redesigned Website for LED and Other Architectural Lighting Products
5. 911 Signal USA Release Updated 2013 Emergency Vehicle Lighting Color Guide by State
6. Outlook with Ben Kingsley Spotlighting Glaucoma in Upcoming Report
7. 3W High Power LED Down Light [ZT-D70-311F] Is Introduced to Customers by Zhongtian Lighting
8. BDry.com Highlighting Importance of Foundation Integrity and Extending its Repair Services to Fix Cracked Walls
9. Orriant Releases Corporate Wellness Case Study Results Highlighting the Success of a Police Sergeant and His Family
10. CSL® (Creative Systems Lighting) Wins Two 2013 Green GOOD DESIGN™ Awards
11. 60W High Lumen LED Flood Light from Zhongtian Lighting
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:8/1/2014)... 1, 2014Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals who want ... as some of their heterosexual and cisgendered peers, such ... additional physiological and legal challenges to become parents. ... assisted reproduction options is presented in the article " ... published in LGBT Health , a ...
(Date:8/1/2014)... London, UK (PRWEB) August 01, 2014 ... Scientific Publications research reports have been added to ... 2014-2020, Formulations, Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (APIs), Contract Research ... . The key pharma industry drivers include, among ... awareness of personal hygiene. In 2015, the pharma ...
(Date:8/1/2014)... -- Patients with the progressive, deadly respiratory ailment known ... weapon to battle the disease, the U.S. Food and ... a new treatment, an inhaled spray called Striverdi Respimat ... COPD, which is often linked to smoking, involves multiple ... Patients with COPD may experience a number of ...
(Date:8/1/2014)... The North America Endpoint Security Market report defines ... America with analysis and forecast of revenue. This market ... 2014 to $4.77 billion by 2019, at a CAGR ... the TOC of the North America Endpoint Security Market ... provided. It also provides a glimpse of the segmentation ...
(Date:8/1/2014)... 2014 (BRONX, NY) Scientists at Albert ... found that bacteria that aid in digestion help keep ... the journal Immunity , could yield new therapies ... of other disorders. , The research involved the intestinal ... of these microorganisms in promoting or preventing disease is ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Advances in assisted reproduction create more options and new legal issues for LGBT couples 2Health News:In-demand Markets Research Reports by Kelly Scientific Publications Now Available at MarketPublishers.com 2Health News:In-demand Markets Research Reports by Kelly Scientific Publications Now Available at MarketPublishers.com 3Health News:FDA Approves New Treatment for People With COPD 2Health News:North America End-Point Security Market is Expected to Reach $4 billion in 2019 - New Report by MicroMarket Monitor 2Health News:North America End-Point Security Market is Expected to Reach $4 billion in 2019 - New Report by MicroMarket Monitor 3Health News:North America End-Point Security Market is Expected to Reach $4 billion in 2019 - New Report by MicroMarket Monitor 4Health News:'Normal' bacteria vital for keeping intestinal lining intact 2
... border with hard-hit China. ,The first confirmed case of SARS ... river, which forms the frontier with China, came as Chinese ... could contain the disease.,Hu told students in Moscow, at the ... measures to stop the spread of the deadly virus and ...
... key step towards ensuring rapid action against future ... international public health. A resolution adopted today confirms ... to verify disease outbreaks from all available official ... the severity of an outbreak through on-the-spot investigations ...
... Alzheimer's affects about 12 million people worldwide. Lithium may ... an enzyme called GSK-3 that facilitates the modification of ... GSK-3 as a target could help in developing other ... ,Another advantage to lithium is that it does not ...
... the smallest number of new cases since the Beijing ... the SARS epidemic last month. Two additional deaths also ... China's death toll from Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome to ... at 5,316. ,Hong Kong reported just one new ...
... Health Organization has lifted its SARS-related travel warnings for ... breakthrough in the origin of the virus emerged. It ... praised national health authorities for controlling the outbreak in ... the lifting of the warning, praising the efforts of ...
... said that mammograms remain the most ,important tool in ... 40 years of age ,receive mammograms ,annually. Researchers say ... ,of cancers. They also said ,that self-examination did not ... that have grown for two years, while self-exams detect ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Lithium May help in Alzheimer's Disease 2
(Date:7/31/2014)... 2014 Nektar Therapeutics (Nasdaq: NKTR ) ... June 30, 2014. Cash and investments in ... compared to $309.1 million at March 31, 2014."The second half ... we look forward to significant milestones for a number of ... Chief Executive Officer of Nektar. "The first of these is ...
(Date:7/31/2014)...  UBM Medica US announces that Cancer ... presents exclusive slide shows dealing with communication in the ... care. Cancer Network, the online ... blogs, and podcasts about the latest clinical findings. Among ... , End-of-life care is challenging for even the ...
(Date:7/31/2014)... , July 31, 2014  Decision Resources Group ... market intelligence product Marketrack to now include ChinaTrack; the ... device landscape in an interactive dashboard providing detailed brand-level ... volumes at a hospital level. Other key ... Updated data feed: In addition to end-user surveys of ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Nektar Therapeutics Reports Financial Results for the Second Quarter of 2014 2Nektar Therapeutics Reports Financial Results for the Second Quarter of 2014 3Nektar Therapeutics Reports Financial Results for the Second Quarter of 2014 4Nektar Therapeutics Reports Financial Results for the Second Quarter of 2014 5Nektar Therapeutics Reports Financial Results for the Second Quarter of 2014 6Nektar Therapeutics Reports Financial Results for the Second Quarter of 2014 7Nektar Therapeutics Reports Financial Results for the Second Quarter of 2014 8Nektar Therapeutics Reports Financial Results for the Second Quarter of 2014 9Nektar Therapeutics Reports Financial Results for the Second Quarter of 2014 10Nektar Therapeutics Reports Financial Results for the Second Quarter of 2014 11Nektar Therapeutics Reports Financial Results for the Second Quarter of 2014 12Nektar Therapeutics Reports Financial Results for the Second Quarter of 2014 13Nektar Therapeutics Reports Financial Results for the Second Quarter of 2014 14Cancer Network Highlights Methods Oncologists Can Use to Improve Communication 2Cancer Network Highlights Methods Oncologists Can Use to Improve Communication 3Decision Resources Group Announces First Medical Device Account Targeting Tool in China 2
... Feb. 8, 2011 Pharmaceutical Care Management Association (PCMA) ... today on Florida Governor Rick Scott,s Medicaid savings proposal: ... reduce wasteful spending in Medicaid, which is a big ... its old-school ,fee-for-service, approach, Florida Medicaid pays drugstores much ...
... (Nasdaq: DYNT ) plans to release financial results ... during the morning of Monday, February 14, 2011.   ... that day at 1:30 p.m. ET to discuss its results ... 926-7431 and use access code: 5687000. Dynatronics manufactures, ...
Cached Medicine Technology:
The Hilan pneumatic high speed drill system consists of a pneumatic motor and drill with various cutting attachments....
The XK-95 High Speed Drill System sets new technological and performance standards for surgical drill systems....
Circular Spine Retractor System for microsurgical interventions in the lumbar and cervical spine region. The system has been approved in over 120 cases....
... The Ruggles Retractor System, a ... and the versatility of two systems ... hands from the surgical site during ... accurate retractor insertion. The retractor body ...
Medicine Products: