Up to two years following elective, arthroscopic hip surgery, a substantial proportion of patients reported troubling new health issues ranging from sleep problems, to arthritis to cardiovascular disease. While such problems can be transient and diminish as full mobility returns, the findings suggest that patients and doctors should be prepared to manage a variety of […]Continue Reading ...
As an anesthesiologist, Sesh Mudumbai, MD, knows that patients heading home after surgery with an opioid prescription face a variety of risks, including the potential of overdose or addiction. He suspected that patients might be more likely to overdose — either accidentally or intentionally — if they had a more complex surgery, such as heart or […]Continue Reading ...
Obesity is associated with a host of health problems, including heart disease, type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure. According to a new study reported in the Journal of Physiology, obesity also diminishes a person’s ability to build muscle after engaging in resistance exercise. “Several previous studies, including some from our lab, have shown reductions […]Continue Reading ...
August 15, 2018 While pigs still cannot fly, researchers have discovered that the hearts of newborn piglets do have one remarkable ability. They can almost completely heal themselves after experimental heart attacks. This regenerative capacity is short-lived — disappearing by day three after birth, say teams of researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham […]Continue Reading ...
August 3, 2018 A new enhanced recovery after surgery process -; also known as ERAS -; has been developed and implemented at the University of Alabama at Birmingham to help enhance a mother’s recovery after a cesarean delivery, one of the most common surgeries performed in the United States. A cesarean delivery is classified as […]Continue Reading ...
Media Advisory Friday, May 25, 2018 What Being discharged from a hospital trauma center after receiving treatment for a traumatic brain injury (TBI) does not necessarily mean that a patient has fully recovered. TBI can lead to long-lasting physical and cognitive symptoms, but a new study in JAMA Network Open suggests that many patients may […]Continue Reading ...
June 22, 2018 What’s the right painkiller prescription to send home with a patient after gallbladder surgery or a cesarean section? That question is front and center as conventional approaches to pain control in the United States have led to what some see as a culture of overprescribing, helping spur the nation’s epidemic of opioid […]Continue Reading ...
June 19, 2018 Concern is growing about the danger of sports-related concussions and their long-term impact on athletes. But physicians and healthcare providers acknowledge that the science is evolving, leaving questions about rehabilitation and treatment options. Currently, guidelines recommend that traumatic brain injury patients get plenty of rest and avoid physical and cognitive activity until […]Continue Reading ...
The likelihood of childbirth after in vitro fertilization (IVF) treatment increases if 18 to 20 eggs are stimulated to mature in a woman’s ovaries, a dissertation at Sahlgrenska Academy, Sweden, shows. That is more eggs than the number aimed at in today’s IVF treatments. “The results can serve as the basis for how hormone stimulation […]Continue Reading ...
The main reasons why people die after noncardiac surgery are revealed today in a study of more than 40,000 patients from six continents presented in a late breaking science session at ESC Congress 2018. Myocardial injury, major bleeding, and sepsis contributed to nearly three-quarters of all deaths. “There’s a false assumption among patients that once […]Continue Reading ...
To curb the use of opioids after major elective operations and prevent these pain relievers from falling into the wrong hands, surgeons at the University of Michigan developed prescribing recommendations based on published medical evidence for one operation, gall bladder removal, and then discovered a spillover effect that led them to prescribe roughly 10,000 fewer […]Continue Reading ...
July 27, 2018 To curb the use of opioids after major elective operations and prevent these pain relievers from falling into the wrong hands, surgeons at the University of Michigan developed prescribing recommendations based on published medical evidence for one operation, gall bladder removal, and then discovered a spillover effect that led them to prescribe […]Continue Reading ...
WEDNESDAY, June 27, 2018 — Mercury is released from amalgam fillings after exposure to 7.0 Tesla (T) magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), according to a study published online June 26 in Radiology. Selmi Yilmaz, Ph.D., from Akdeniz University and M. Zahit Adisen, Ph.D., from Kirikkale University, both in Turkey, examined 60 caries-free molar or premolar teeth […]Continue Reading ...
SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., June 16, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Cytokinetics, Incorporated (Nasdaq:CYTK) today announced data from the Phase 2 clinical study of reldesemtiv in patients with spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) were presented in an oral presentation by John W. Day, M.D., Ph.D., Professor of Neurology and Pediatrics (Genetics), Stanford University, at the 2018 Annual […]Continue Reading ...
June 5, 2018 This week, I responded to readers who were unhappy with their health plan’s decision not to pay an emergency department surcharge for after-hours care and concerned about difficulties getting Medicare to cover claims unrelated to a workers’ compensation injury. Another reader asked about a recently announced hardship exemption from the requirement to […]Continue Reading ...
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