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Women often opt to surgically remove their breasts, ovaries to reduce cancer risk

... breast or ovarian cancer are choosing to undergo surgery as a precautionary measure to decrease their ... assessed the increase in risk-reduction surgery among women with breast cancer and evaluated the ... who were BRCA1 gene carriers 52 percent had the surgery compared with 28 percent of the women who were ...

Avoiding hysterectomy: Major interventional radiology E-collection info available

... fibroids each year; it is the second most common surgery among women. However, most women are candidates ... hopefully the trend to offer traditional surgery first will be reversed. It's important for ... radiologist and professor of radiology and surgery at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago, ....

Probiotics help gastric-bypass patients lose weight more quickly, Stanford study shows

... dietary supplement after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery can help obese patients to more quickly lose ... July issue of the Journal of Gastrointestinal surgery , John Morton, MD, associate professor of surgery at the medical school, showed that patients who ...

Rutgers research tackles childhood epilepsy

... 45 percent of the pediatric epilepsy surgery cases (patients under age 18) are due to cortical dysplasia. A staggering 75 percent of surgery patients under age 2 have the condition. "The surgery is not without risks, and while it may help ...

Chemical found in medical devices impairs heart function

... tubing outside the body, such as heart bypass surgery or kidney dialysis. These findings also have ... His personal experience with coronary bypass surgery propelled his search for a root cause for the ... Hopkins. "I'm a chocoholic, and after my bypass surgery everything tasted awful, and chocolate tasted ...

Olympus advances technology for laparo-endoscopic single-site surgery

... to perform minimally invasive single-site surgery through the umbilicus (belly button), which may ... appendectomy, and urological or gynecological surgery through just one incision in the belly button. In Laparo-Endoscopic Single-Site surgery (LESS), the TriPort access system is placed into ...

Case Western Reserve University receives $1.66m grant from NIH for otoprotection research

... professor of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck surgery and Genetics at the Case Western Reserve ... the Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck surgery at Case Western Reserve University School of ... W. and Patricia Pogue Professor of Auditory surgery and Hearing Sciences at University Hospitals Case ...

Research could lead to new non-antibiotic drugs to counter hospital infections

... author of the study and professor of surgery at the University of Chicago Medical Center. ... at the University of Chicagos Department of surgery and another key researcher in this study. "A more ... among hospitalized patients who have undergone surgery or have reduced immunity. If the bacterium ...

Novel lung cancer vaccine shows promise in fighting early-stage lung cancer

... tolerate the side effects of chemotherapy. surgery is the standard treatment for patients with ... but approximately 50 percent of patients who have surgery ultimately die of lung cancer. "Adding the tumor vaccine to surgery has the potential to boost the survival rate by ...

Hebrew University professor's work leads to FDA approval for product

... to prevent adhesions (scar tissue) following surgery has led to approval by the U.S. Food and Drug ... (FDA) of a product for use in pediatric cardiac surgery patients. The product is the result of Prof. ... The generation of adhesions following heart surgery is of special concern, since they may affect ...

Researchers identify genetic markers for aggressive head and neck cancer

... treatment options but cause serious side effects: surgery may involve removing large areas of the tongue, ... of clinical otorhinolaryngology-head & neck surgery and associate professor of surgery at Einstein, and vice-chair of ...

Interventional treatment can be recommended as first-line treatment for 'silent killer'

... was 7.2 percent, which compares favorably to open surgery series," said Sabharwal. Complications include ... need to undergo a large abdominal incision from surgery or to clamp the aorta, the main artery from the ... time is measured in days to weeks, as opposed to surgery patients who take several weeks to months to ...

Freezing prostate cancer does a man's body good

... treatment for prostate canceris as effective as surgery in destroying diseased tumors and can be ... origins of this approach in the breast-sparing surgery that replaced radical mastectomy as the preferred ... and high-morbidity whole-gland treatments (like surgery and radiotherapy), a lumpectomy-type treatment, ...

Freezing kidney cancer: Hot treatment should be new gold standard for destroying small tumors

... cryoablation is as effective as laparoscopic surgery (partial nephrectomy), the current gold standard treatment, and laparoscopic cryoablation surgery for treating renal cell carcinoma," said Christos ... beento patients who have other diseases that make surgery very high risk, cannot undergo anesthesia, have ...

Society of Interventional Radiology hosts 34th annual scientific meeting

... Therapy/3-D Mapping for Prostate Cancer: Look, No surgery Interventional radiologist can tailor treatment ... influences everything one does. However, invasive surgery for herniated disks could become a thing of the ... need to undergo a large abdominal incision from surgery or to clamp the aorta, the main artery from the ...

Exercise after knee replacement critical

... your quadriceps after you've had knee replacement surgery due to osteoarthritis is critical to your ... of Delaware. "Why undergo a $25,000 elective surgery and then not do as much as you can to get the ... are incredibly motivatedthey hurt after the surgery and they want to be better. They need to do ...

Robo-surgery: As safe and capable as a human assistant in key-hole gallbladder removal

... to remove a patient's gallbladder by key-hole surgery (laparoscopic cholecystectomy) is as safe as ... Comparisons between robot- and human-assisted surgery showed that there were no differences in terms of ... preferred way of doing this is now to use keyhole surgery that involves a surgeon and an assistant. In ...

Virtual reality: Keyhole surgeons training could help meet European working time directives

... to standard 'apprenticeship' training in key-hole surgery learn more quickly, work with greater accuracy ... European legislation. More and more abdominal surgery is now performed using laparoscopes instruments ... means that surgeons experienced in conventional surgery need to train with the new equipment, as well as ...

Plastic and reconstructive surgery -- in brief

... January 2009 issue of Plastic and Reconstructive surgery , the official medical journal of the American ... Medicine Cabinet Mainstays Pose Risks to Cosmetic surgery Patients Common antidepressants and herbal ... January 2009 issue of Plastic and Reconstructive surgery , the official medical journal of the American ...

Marked improvement in body image, physical stamina, post-surgical pectus patients report

... of The King's Daughters and Professor of Clinical surgery and Pediatrics at Eastern Virginia Medical School ... a trend. In patient after patient, it was as if surgery turned a light on inside. They seemed much more confident and outgoing after surgery than they did before." After hearing similar ...

Hairspray is linked to common genital birth defect, says study

... can be successfully treated with corrective surgery after a boy reaches his first birthday, but more ... can cause problems in later life. Although surgery to correct it is usually successful, any surgery will be traumatic for the child and his parents. ...

Innovative surgery by MSU veterinarian provides new lease on life to dogs

... months after undergoing a unique and innovative surgery at Michigan State University, Jake part dog and ... Midwest and only the 11th in the world to undergo surgery for a new, cementless elbow prosthesis last ... post-surgery morbidity and implant failure. The surgery also is performed as a minimally invasive ...

Robotic surgery lowers risk of a rare but serious complication of gastric bypass

... with the most commonly performed weight-loss surgery appears to significantly lower a patient's risk ... None of the patients in the robotic-assisted surgery group experienced a gastrointestinal leak, while ... Other results were similar. Robotically-assisted surgery took only 17 minutes longer than the laparoscopic ...

Jefferson scientists deliver toxic genes to effectively kill pancreatic cancer cells

... team, led by investigators at the Department of surgery at Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson ... Brody, Ph.D., assistant professor, Department of surgery at Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson ... treatments for pancreatic cancer, aside from surgery for which only a minority of patients qualify. We ...

Coating improves electrical stimulation therapy used for Parkinson's, depression, chronic pain

... said Dr. Edward Keefer, instructor of plastic surgery at UT Southwestern and lead author of the study ... Dr. Spencer Brown, assistant professor of plastic surgery who heads research in the Nancy Lee and Perry R. Bass Advanced Plastic surgery and Wound Healing Laboratory at UT Southwestern. ...

Antimicrobial sutures reduce infections in brain shunt surgery, study finds

... which requires putting the child through another surgery to replace the shunt, bringing with it more ... journal. Sixty-one children requiring shunt surgery were assigned randomly to undergo their surgery with antimicrobial sutures, considered the study ...

UC San Diego launches Institute of Engineering in Medicine to accelerate health care tech

... bridges to repair damaged hearts, and scarless surgery techniques are now on the frontier of medical ... tissue. The Center for the Future of surgery is developing visualization technologies and other minimally invasive devices to make scarless surgery a reality. State-of-the-art stroke care ...

Weight-loss surgery can cut cancer risk

... Montreal, 19 June 2008 Successful bariatric surgery allows morbidly obese patients to lose up to 70 ... (MUHC) and McGill University shows that this surgery also decreases the risk of developing cancer by ... morbidly obese patients who underwent bariatric surgery at the MUHC between 1986 and 2002 with 5,746 ...

Technique used in human ankle injuries modified to treat dogs' knees

... dogs. "Other current techniques require major surgery that involve cutting the bone, which can ... said Cook, professor of veterinary medicine and surgery and the William C. Allen Endowed Professor for ... follow a physical rehabilitation protocol after surgery and dogs with limb deformities are not candidates ...

New surgery improves head and neck cancer treatment

... patients. "This application takes robotic surgery to new places in the body," said Carroll, a head ... causing fewer side effects," he said. Robotic surgery is an alternative to traditional open surgery and a refinement on the concept of laparoscopic ...

Herceptin and chemo improves response rates without major adverse effects in HER2 breast cancer

... to trastuzumab for as long as possible before surgery to make it as effective as possible. To minimise ... aggressive form of the disease). Before surgery they received four cycles of ... chemotherapy, and then continued with it after surgery for up to one year. Both the chemotherapy and the ...

Rice and UT-Houston join DOD push for regenerative medicine

... of the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial surgery at the University of Texas Dental Branch at ... Dental Branch at Houston's Oral and Maxillofacial surgery residency training program, holds surgical ... Institutes of Health, the Oral and Maxillofacial surgery Foundation and industry. It has also provided the ...

'Wildcat Power Cord' repairs cruciate ligament in dairy cow's knee

... to a decade of research and an experimental surgery performed at Kansas State University's Veterinary ... percent, Anderson said. This fact caused him and surgery colleagues Drs. Guy St-Jean and Andre Desrochers ... one, dubbed the "Wildcat Power Cord." Anderson's surgery team ...

Craniosynostosis minimally invasive surgery holds more promise than old procedure

... loss, surgeons have been able to perform the surgery on babies as young as one month old. Instead ... in this study indicate that not only is the surgery successful in correcting the problem, but also ... good facial features. Another benefit of the new surgery is the shorter length of time the child has to be ...

Northwestern Memorial trial may wean kidney transplant patients off antirejection drugs

... in the study underwent kidney transplant surgery on Thursday, Jan. 10. Sharon Flood of Pingree ... PhD, transplant surgeon, associate professor of surgery and director of the Living Donor Renal Transplant ... School of Medicine, preformed the kidney donors surgery and Michael Abecassis, MD, MBA, chief of the ...

Pennsylvania Hospital recognized for excellence in bariatric surgery

... an American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric surgery (ASMBS) Bariatric surgery Center of Excellence. The ASMBS Center of ... sets Pennsylvania Hospital apart. The Bariatric surgery program at Pennsylvania Hospital offers severely ...

Listen-up ladies: Don't postpone knee-replacement surgery

... that women wait longer to pursue knee-replacement surgery than men do. By postponing surgery until they can no longer stand the pain, these ... men--because your level of function going into surgery generally dictates your level of function after ...

Surgery without stitches

... strongest potential for use in brain and nerve surgery because it can avoid the numerous disadvantages ... as a source of infection. Up to 11% of brain surgery patients have to return for repeat surgery due to leakage of cerebro-spinal fluid (CSF) and ...

BMI criteria for obesity surgery should be lowered, UT Southwestern researcher suggests

... the existing body mass index criteria for obesity surgery often excludes a group of obese patients at risk ... appearing in the December issue of the journal surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases, is among the ... cardiovascular disease as it relates to bariatric surgery criteria, said Dr. Edward Livingston, chairman of ...

Pennsylvania Hospital surgeon receives grant to develop molecular cardiac surgery

... Charles Bridges, MD, ScD, Associate Professor of surgery at the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center ... research in large-animal molecular cardiac surgery (a term coined by Dr. Bridges). This methodology ... The preliminary success of molecular cardiac surgery opens the door to developing new treatments for a ...
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