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.
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.
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
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
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
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
"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
"This application takes robotic surgery
to new places in the body," said Carroll, a head ... causing fewer side effects," he said.
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
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 ...