Dec 14 2018 A 2-year-old girl with an extreme form of hydrocephalus could someday lead a more normal life, thanks to a remarkable surgical intervention aided by state-of-the-art technologies used by a leading pediatric team supervised by two assistants professors of medicine at Université de Montréal. The child, who underwent two operations at CHU Sainte-Justine […]Continue Reading ...
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 12, 2018 — For many obese people, weight loss surgery can be a new lease on life, but too few who qualify for the procedure opt for it. One big reason: The widespread notion that surgery is an “easy way out,” signifying a weakness of willpower to slim down using diet and exercise. […]Continue Reading ...
Lower BMI before bariatric surgery predicts greater post-operative weight loss, a new study from the University of Eastern Finland finds. “Patients should definitely be encouraged to lose some weight already before their obesity surgery. This leads to a better weight management outcome in the future,” says Clinical Lecturer Pirjo Käkelä, Lic.Med., from the University of […]Continue Reading ...
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) researchers have improved a standard bariatric surgery clinical scoring system (DiaRem) to extend the prediction time for diabetic remission following bariatric (weight-loss) surgery. The DiaRem score, which includes a patient’s age, body mass index (BMI), diabetes indicators, and treatments, is used to predict the probability of remission of type […]Continue Reading ...
A new study published in Circulation showed that fish oil — which contains the omega-3s EPA and DHA — did not increase perioperative bleeding in surgery patients. In fact, higher blood omega-3 levels were associated with lower risk of bleeding. To explore the question of whether high-dose EPA+DHA supplementation affects the risk for bleeding in […]Continue Reading ...
THURSDAY, Nov. 29, 2018 — Cost and how much they can lose matter more to folks considering weight-loss surgery than recovery time or the risk of complications, a new study finds. “Instead of asking patients about the reasons for or against particular procedures, we asked patients to tell us what procedure characteristics mattered to them […]Continue Reading ...
Parkinson’s disease, osteoarthritis, rheumatic diseases, alcoholism and mental health disorders increase the risk of surgical complications after a hip fracture surgery, a new Finnish study analyzing nationwide registers finds. 4.6% of all hip surgery patients and 10% of total hip replacement surgery patients experienced surgical complications within three months following their surgery. The study was […]Continue Reading ...
Cases of endocarditis – infection of the heart valves – have risen dramatically in recent years as a result of the opioid crisis. In London, Ontario 55 per cent of people who experience heart valve infections are injection drug users. They are particularly vulnerable to the disease and a third die as a result. In […]Continue Reading ...
A JAMA Surgery study found that patients are likely to base their weight loss surgery choice on expected out-of-pocket costs, and how much weight they can lose—not risk of complications or recovery time. They appeared less influenced by a procedure’s related risks. Michigan Medicine researchers used a methodology that helps understand consumer preferences before products […]Continue Reading ...
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 5, 2018 — Botox has other uses beyond enhancing lips and minimizing facial wrinkles. Scientists now say it may help prevent atrial fibrillation after heart surgery. A-fib — an abnormal heart rhythm — is common after heart surgery, and it’s linked to stroke and heart failure. But two new studies suggest that botox […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: NASA Research examining pressure on surgical units in sub-Saharan African countries estimates nearly 300 million people have a need for surgery in the region, placing a heavy burden on hospitals. The study by researchers from the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), WorldPop at the University of Southampton, the Technical University of Munich, Kenya Medical […]Continue Reading ...
Ronald Dalman, MD, the Walter Clifford Chidester and Elsa Rooney Chidester Professor of Surgery and chief of vascular surgery, has been appointed associate dean for market development at the School of Medicine. In this new role, Dalman will serve as faculty partner for Stanford Health Care market and business development leadership. He will also work […]Continue Reading ...
Nasal surgery to relieve obstructed breathing can reduce or eliminate chronic headaches in selected patients, reports a paper in the December issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). Eighty-five percent of patients undergoing functional nasal surgery had at least partial improvement in their headaches, […]Continue Reading ...
For patients undergoing orthopedic surgery, the use of “overlapping” procedures – where the attending surgeon is simultaneously involved in two different surgeries in different operating rooms – does not lead to an increased risk of complications, reports a study in the November 21, 2018 issue of The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery. The journal […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain Measuring the percentage of weight regained following the maximum amount of weight lost after bariatric surgery can help predict a patient’s risk of several serious health problems, according to a long-term, multicenter study led by University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health researchers. The results, published today in JAMA, also […]Continue Reading ...
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