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Study: Bariatric surgery patients have 67 percent lower chance of complications at top hospitals

Golden, CO (July 28, 2009) The HealthGrades Fourth Annual Bariatric Surgery Trends in American Hospitals Study released today identifies 88 hospitals as "best" performers (five-star rated), with mortality rates, complication rates and patient lengths of stay that are dramatically lower than poor...

Recent Survey Suggests Complications with Permanent Fillers

1 in 4 UK surgeons have seen patients with complications (Vocus) June 18, 2009-- A new survey completed by the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (BAAPS) suggests that patients may experience higher complication rates with permanent cosmetic fillers than w...

Pregnant women at high risk of complications from H1N1 influenza

With the H1N1 flu outbreak now elevated to pandemic level, a new article http://www.cmaj.ca/cgi/rapidpdf/cmaj.090866 in CMAJ ( Canadian Medical Association Journal ) reports that oseltamivir (Tamiflu) and zanamivir (Relenza) are relatively safe drugs for use in pregnant and breast-feeding women....

Institute for Aging Research finds modifiable hip fracture complications contribute to mortality

(Boston, Mass.)Potentially modifiable post-fracture complications, including pneumonia and pressure ulcers, are associated with an increased risk of death among nursing home residents who have suffered a hip fracture, according to a new study conducted by scientists at the Institute for Aging Rese...

Automobile restraints do not increase chance of fetal complications following accidents

It is well established that seat belts save lives. However, many pregnant women do not wear seat belts, for fear that the belt itself could injure the baby in a car crash. But is this actually the case? Does the seat belt put the baby at risk? A group of researchers led by Dr. Stacie Zelman fro...

Schering-Plough Starts Patient Enrollment in Phase 3 Trial for Acadesine, an Investigational Agent Being Studied for Prevention of Complications From Cardiac Surgery

RED-CABG Trial Initiates Patient Recruitment for Potentially Life-Saving Agent KENILWORTH, N.J., May 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Schering-Plough Corporation (NYSE: SGP ) today announced the start of patient enrollment in RED-CABG, the Phase 3 Trial for acadesine, an investigational, potent...

Chemical can reproduce complications for some patients

BETHESDA, Md. (May 1, 2009) − Medical science took a giant leap forward with the development of techniques that, at least temporarily, perform the function of vital organs. These processes, including the use of the heart-lung machine and renal dialysis, require the blood to be circulated thr...

Obesity Surgery Complications on the Decline

As surgery outcomes improve, related costs drop WEDNESDAY, April 29 (HealthDay News) -- Obesity surgery-related complications in the United States declined 21 percent between 2001 and 2006, and payments to hospitals for obesity surgery decreased by as much as 13 percent, partly becau...

Radiation device in the breast reduces complications for early stage breast cancer patients

A new study shows that the SAVI applicator, a small, expandable device inserted inside the breast to deliver partial breast irradiation, carries a low infection risk, a potential complication of such devices. The research, led by radiation oncologists and surgeons at the Moores UCSD Cancer Center ...

Patients Had Fewer Infection Rates, Fewer Complications at Blue Distinction Centers for Bariatric Surgery(R), According to HealthCore Study

Surge in number of facilities offering weight loss surgery, more people choosing laparoscopic surgery WILMINGTON, Del., April 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Medical centers offering surgical weight loss programs have increased dramatically over the past few years, and it's more important than ever to kno...

Number of Revascularization Procedures, Related In-Hospital Mortality and Some Complications Decline, While Rates of Infection and Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) Following Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery Increase

Increases translate into $170 million in incremental Medicare spending in FY 2006 ATLANTA, March 31 /PRNewswire/ -- The number of revascularization procedures, related in-hospital mortality and some complications among Medicare beneficiaries decreased between 2003 and 2006. At the same time, ...

Food Safety Expert: Americans Not Aware of Ongoing Risk & Complications of Salmonella Poisoning

National Survey Reveals Growing Concern Over What's Safe to Eat and Who's Most At Risk LANSING, Ill., March 12 /PRNewswire/ -- With the advent of new food safety legislation under debate in the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives, a new national survey reveals that Americans are more con...

White patients benefit more than blacks in surviving surgical complications at teaching hospitals

Elderly patients who undergo surgery at teaching-intensive hospitals have better survival rates than at nonteaching hospitals, but these better survival rates apparently occur in white patients, not black patients. "We found an advantage in surgical outcomes for patients in teaching-intensive ...

White Patients Benefit More Than Blacks in Surviving Surgical Complications at Teaching Hospitals

PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Elderly patients who undergo surgery at teaching-intensive hospitals have better survival rates than at nonteaching hospitals, but these better survival rates apparently occur in white patients, not black patients. "We found an advantag...

Dr. Payman Simoni Comments on the Alleged Tragic Complications Stemming From Usher's Wife's Plastic Surgery

Dr. Payman Simoni, a renowned Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon specializing in wide awake Plastic Surgery concludes that the alleged complications experienced by Usher's wife are likely due to general anesthesia. BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Feb. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- As plastic surgery is becoming more ...

Severe Obstetric Complications on the Increase

More Caesarean deliveries a possible cause, study suggests,,,, WEDNESDAY, Jan. 21 (HealthDay News) -- Although less than 1 percent of women giving birth experience severe complications, a new report shows the rate of such complications increased significantly between 1998 and 2005. ...

Hospitals demonstrate surgical safety checklist drops deaths and complications by more than a third

Boston, MA A collection of hospitals in eight cities around the globe has successfully demonstrated that the use of a simple surgical checklist during major operations can lower the incidence of deaths and complications by more than one third. The year-long study was led by researchers from the H...

Morbidly obese patients face high risk for complications after colectomy

CHICAGO (January 14, 2009) New research published in the January issue of the Journal of the American College of Surgeons shows that morbidly obese patients are at higher risk than normal weight patients for complications after colectomy surgical removal of all or part of the colon for the tr...

Long-Term Erythromycin Cut COPD Complications

But researchers remain cautious about future antibiotic resistance from widespread use FRIDAY, Nov. 21 (HealthDay News) -- People with moderate to severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) may be able to reduce the frequency of exacerbations through a regular, low dose of a...

Some Pregnancy-Related Complications Minimized for Women Who Have Had Weight-Loss Surgery

ROCKVILLE, Md., Nov. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --Women who undergo weight-loss surgery, known as bariatric surgery, and later become pregnant after losing weight may be at lower risk for pregnancy-related diabetes and high blood pressure -- complications that can seriously affect the mother or he...

Better instructions reduce complications among patients using common blood thinner

PHILADELPHIA Patients who report receiving written and verbal instructions on the proper way to take the blood thinner warfarin are significantly less likely to suffer the serious gastrointestinal and brain bleeding problems that are associated with misuse of the drug, according to new research f...

Strategies for preventing gastrointestinal complications in severely burned patients

Gastrointestinal dysfunction is a common complication of severe burns. Injury to GI function, especially to GI barrier function, is an important initiator as well as a stimulator for occurrence of systemic inflammatory response syndrome, sepsis and multiple organ dysfunction syndrome following sev...

An analysis of the surgical and perioperative complications in right hepatectomies

Adult living related liver donors play an essential role in filling the gap of transplants needed due to a heavy shortage of cadaveric donations. Considering that living related donors are healthy individuals at baseline, it is imperative to ensure good outcomes and return to quality of life. ...

Bariatric patients have 65% lower chance of complications at top hospitals: HealthGrades study

Golden, CO (July, 29 2008) Bariatric surgery patients treated at highly rated hospitals have, on average, a 65 percent lower chance of experiencing serious complications compared to patients who undergo surgery at poorly rated hospitals according to a study released today by HealthGrades, the na...

More severe bone infections, health complications in children linked to MRSA, researchers find

DALLAS June 30, 2008 The emergence of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) as a major pathogen has led to more complications and longer hospital stays for children with acute bone infections, UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers report. Acute osteomyelitis, a bone infecti...

Antibiotics can prevent wound complications of childbirth, Stanford/Packard study finds

STANFORD, Calif. - A single dose of antibiotics can significantly aid healing of the severe tearing that occurs in vaginal tissues during many births, according to researchers at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford, the Stanford University School of Medicine and Santa Clara Valley Medic...

Operating Room Nurses are Concerned about Complications Associated with Powdered Gloves

Yet only one-third of their facilities are powder-free ANAHEIM, Calif., April 7, 2008 /PRNewswire/ -- Seven out of 10 operating room nurses attending this year's Association of PeriOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) 55th Congress in Anaheim, Calif. who responded to an industry survey reporte...

New Interventional Radiology Treatment Shows Hope for People With Complications from Bone Marrow, Stem Cell Transplants

High-Dose Steroids Delivered Directly to the Organ Successfully Treats Graft-Versus-Host Disease WASHINGTON, March 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The standard treatment to treat graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) after bone marrow or cord blood transplant is intravenous (IV) steroids that a...

How to effectively avoid many common complications and liver damage in bile duct exploration?

Micro-wound operation is becoming the trend in surgery in the 21st century and laparoscopic surgery is regarded as an important component of micro-wound surgery. In operations combining laparoscopic hepatic left lateral lobectomy with fiber choledochoscopic exploration of the common bile duct, the...

Obese Children Face More Complications During Surgery

Study says breathing-related problems more likely in the overweight MONDAY, March 3 (HealthDay News) -- Obese children are much more likely than normal-weight children to have breathing-related problems during surgery, says a University of Michigan Health System study. The researche...

Bone complications due to cystic fibrosis have a genetic cause, according to an MUHC study

Montreal, 6 February 2008 - A recent study by Dr Christina Haston, a researcher of the McGill University Health Centre research Institute, sheds some new light on the bone problems that generally accompany cystic fibrosis. Dr Hastons study is pointing at genetics as contributing to this bone frail...

Study links blood transfusions to surgery complications in women

Women die and get infections more often than men after heart surgery because they tend to receive more blood transfusions, which boost the risks of bad outcomes, according to a study published in the December Journal of Womens Health. Co-authored by researchers from the University of Rochester ...

Plastic Surgery Complications and Deaths are Rare, Despite Highly Publicized Death of Donda West

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill., Nov. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following the tragic death of Donda West, mother of hip-hop star Kanye West, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) reminds consumers that plastic surgery is real surgery and outlines several important recommendations when co...

Study reveals high death toll after severe urinary complications in men over 45

As many as one in four men admitted to hospital with acute urinary retention will die within a year, finds a study published on bmj.com today. The risk of death in men after acute urinary retention is close to that seen in patients who had a broken hip. The problem is set to get worse as the po...

For some diabetics, burden of care rivals complications of disease

Many patients with diabetes say that the inconvenience and discomfort of constant therapeutic vigilance, particularly multiple daily insulin injections, has as much impact on their quality of life as the burden of intermediate complications, researchers from the University of Chicago report in the...

Study shows insurance status, not race, linked to complications in patients with acute appendicitis

CHICAGO (September 11, 2007) - In what is being described as an "unexpected finding," new research suggests no correlation between a patient's race and complications with acute appendicitis. The study, which will be published in the September issue of The Journal of the American College of Surgeon...

Immunoglobulin Can Predict Some Diabetic Complications

Increased excretion of IgM foretells serious cardiovascular issues: study FRIDAY, Aug. 7 (HealthDay News) -- Swedish researchers say that immunoglobulin M (IgM) is a reliable predictor of cardiovascular complications in people with type 1 diabetes who have diabetic nephropathy (DN) --...

Public Lacks Awareness of Serious Disease With Life-Threatening Complications

May is National Lupus Awareness Month WASHINGTON, May 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --Most women likely can describe warning signs and health risks associated with breast cancer and heart disease, but according to a recent online survey relatively few are aware of another potentially fatal dise...

Pregnant and Older May Mean More Complications

CDC finds some problems on the rise, with no clear explanations,,,, THURSDAY, April 23 (HealthDay News) -- Although the rate of complications during pregnancy has remained unchanged since 1993, the percentage of pregnant women with preexisting conditions, such as high blood pressure an...

Frost & Sullivan Lauds Aesku.Diagnostics For Providing an Overall Analysis Platform For a Wide Range of Autoimmune Complications

LONDON, March 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Based on its recent analysis of the autoimmune disease diagnostics markets, Frost & Sullivan recognizes Aesku.Diagnostics with the 2008 European Frost & Sullivan Product Line Strategy Award for its consistent approach towards product development. It has anti...
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