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Study: Surgeons' pressures may worsen shortage
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Balancing work and personal responsibilities is a challenge for the majority of U.S. surgeons, and that struggle could lead them to cut back on their office hours or leave their practices altogether, according to a new survey. More

Skin cell transplant may offer new hope to vitiligo patients
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Skin cell transplants can restore pigment to the skin of some patients with the disorder known as vitiligo, new research finds. Vitiligo is a skin condition in which melanocytes, or the cells in skin that produce pigment, are destroyed. The result is the skin loses color, often in patches. Vitiligo affects about 1 in every 200 people in the United States. More


Submit your published papers for Susan Lusty Award
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The Susan Lusty Award for Excellence in Publication recognizes the achievements of PA authors in the areas of cardiovascular and thoracic surgery and critical care medicine. Papers must have been published within the two years prior to submission and the award is presented at the Winter Educational Meeting. Deadline for submission is Oct. 31. For complete details go to More

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Kidney-donor deaths linked to surgical clips raise issues of alerts, warnings
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Before Florinda Gotcher's death last year, four other kidney donors had died when these clips were used: one in 2001 in the United States, one each in Singapore and Israel in 2005, and another in the U.S. in 2008. At least 12 others have suffered injuries. More

The Brigham implants first total artificial heart in New England
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The first total artificial heart implant in New England was performed last February on a 66-year-old retired high school teacher and track and field coach from Holbrook, who was diagnosed last year with a rapidly deteriorating condition that would have caused total heart failure. More

Surgical sling may prevent incontinence
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Placing a sling during surgery for vaginal prolapse helps prevent urinary incontinence, but carries a slightly higher risk of adverse events, including bladder perforation and urinary tract infection, researchers found. More

Surviving quadruple bypass surgery: How Facebook's timeline became my lifeline
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Playwright Chuck Gomez writes: "I came to the hospital expecting to have a stent placed in my heart. By the time it was over, I had undergone quadruple bypass open heart surgery. My heart was in danger of rupturing. As the real-life drama played out in intensive care, my Facebook 'friends' took to the 'newsfeed' and my 'timeline.' The social network site that marks milestones and celebrates birthdays has become our modern-day town crier." More

Weight-loss surgery may improve diabetes-related kidney damage
HealthDay News via U.S. News & World Report    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Weight-loss surgery may reduce the risk of kidney disease in obese people with diabetes, according to a small study. More

Fast response time and microsurgery save boy's facial expression
Stanford University Medical Center via Medical Xpress    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Surgeons at Packard Children's Hospital in Palo Alto, Calif., repaired facial nerve damage that 2-year-old Jax Cannon had suffered in an accident. Today his expression can beam his joy, thanks to the operation in September. More


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