Credit: CC0 Public Domain Muscle relaxants are a necessary part of anesthesia during certain major operations. However, studies have hinted at respiratory risks connected with these drugs. POPULAR, a major prospective observational European study has confirmed the association between the use of muscle relaxants and respiratory complications, and assessed the chances of the current avoidance […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain Children are at a considerable disadvantage when competing with adults for livers from deceased organ donors in the U.S. allocation system, a University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health-led analysis reveals today in JAMA Pediatrics. When someone needs a liver transplant, doctors access two separate scoring systems to place them […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain Following Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB), a type of bariatric surgery, many patients exhibit a reduction in taste preference for sweet and fatty foods, although this effect may only be temporary, according to new research from Binghamton University, State University of New York. Obesity is a growing epidemic worldwide and a leading […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain When it comes to transplant rejection, some organs are far trickier than others. Some transplantable organs, such as the liver, are readily accepted by the recipient’s immune system, rarely triggering an immune response and rejection. But the skin is a very different matter: Skin grafts have a high rate of rejection […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta has performed Georgia’s first-ever procedure to place 3-D-printed tracheal splints in a pediatric patient. A cross-functional team of Children’s surgeons used three custom-made splints, which biomedical engineers at the Georgia Institute of Technology helped create using an innovative and experimental 3-D-printing technology, to assist the breathing of […]Continue Reading ...
Patient satisfaction after plastic surgery is most affected by surgeon-related factors, such as taking the time to answer questions and including patients in the decision-making process, reports a study in the September issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). By comparison, practice-related issues like […]Continue Reading ...
Mattias Lorentzon, M.D., Ph.D., Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg. Credit: Elin Lindstrom Claessen A study published in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research shows that the risk of fractures increases by about 30 percent after a gastric bypass operation. It was also discovered that falls increase after these operations. “Gastric bypass is a well-established […]Continue Reading ...
(HealthDay)—Opioid dependence is more likely to occur in patients with degenerative spondylolisthesis (DS) before surgery than afterward, according to a study recently published in the Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine. Mayur Sharma, M.D., from the University of Louisville in Kentucky, and colleagues used MarketScan databases between 2000 and 2012 to identify factors associated with postsurgery opioid […]Continue Reading ...
As one of the most common malignant tumors, gastric cancer (GC) occupies the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths worldwide with an increasing trend. The reduced physiological function and low immunity in elderly patients with gastric cancer leads to a significantly increased incidence of postoperative complications. In addition, postoperative complications among elderly patients are usually […]Continue Reading ...
The Johns Hopkins Hospital blood bank is always ready to activate a mass transfusion protocol for patients who need large amounts of blood. Credit: Johns Hopkins Medicine In a new analysis of data submitted to Maryland’s state trauma registry from 2005 to 2017, Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers found that gunshot victims are approximately five times […]Continue Reading ...
(HealthDay)—Heart transplants using drug-intoxicated donors have significantly increased, but their use does not seem to adversely impact post-transplant survival, according to a study recently published in the American Journal of Transplantation. Mickey S. Ising, M.D., from the University of Louisville School of Medicine in Kentucky, and colleagues used data from the United Network of Organ […]Continue Reading ...
India Reddy, MD, PhD, left, Nick Smith, Charles (Robb) Flynn, PhD, and colleagues are studying the role of bile acids in reducing the desire for cocaine. Credit: Anne Rayner Bile acids—gut compounds that aid in the digestion of dietary fats—reduce the desire for cocaine, according to a new study by researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical […]Continue Reading ...
(HealthDay)—Surgical residents feel strongly that personal financial education should be offered during medical training, according to a study published in the August issue of the Journal of the American College of Surgeons. Sarah E. Tevis, M.D., from the MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, and colleagues surveyed 105 surgical trainees at a single academic center […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain A research team lead by faculty of the University of Colorado School of Medicine have published a study that improves the understanding of the pain-sensing neurons that respond to tissue injury during surgery. The team, led by Slobodan Todorovic, MD, Ph.D., Professor of Anesthesiology at the School of Medicine and the […]Continue Reading ...
(HealthDay)—Bariatric surgery is tied to lower overall incidence of microvascular disease in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM), according to a study published online Aug. 7 in the Annals of Internal Medicine. Rebecca O’Brien, M.D., from Kaiser Permanente Northern California in Oakland, and colleagues assessed the relationship between bariatric surgery and incident microvascular complications […]Continue Reading ...
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