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Drug-eluting stent approved for peripheral arterial disease
HealthDay News via Physician's Briefing    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The Zilver PTX Drug-Eluting Peripheral Stent has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat peripheral arterial disease of the femoropopliteal artery. More



Young gamers offer insight to teaching new physicians robotic surgery
University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston vi Medical Xpress    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
According to a new study from researchers at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston — a world leader in minimally invasive and robotic surgery — the superior hand-eye coordination and hand skills gained from hours of repetitive joystick maneuvers mimic the abilities needed to perform the most technologically-advanced robotic surgeries. More

When is best to operate on a small bowel obstruction?
General Surgery News    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
"Never let the sun to rise or set on a small bowel obstruction." Although these words were written more than 100 years ago, some surgeons still believe them. But recent studies show that about 75 percent of patients with a small bowel obstruction will get better without surgery. So how many sunsets should you wait to operate? A paper presented at the 2012 annual meeting of the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma suggests that surgeons probably should wait no longer than three days. More

Early surgery for low-grade gliomas better than waiting
Oncology Nurse Advisor    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
A study conducted in Norway showed that for patients with low-grade gliomas, treatment at a university hospital favoring early surgical resection was associated with better overall survival than was treatment at a university hospital favoring biopsy and watchful waiting. More

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Simplifying heart surgery with stretchable electronics devices
Northwestern University via Medical Xpress    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Researchers at the McCormick School of Engineering at Northwestern University are part of a team that has used stretchable electronics to create a multipurpose medical catheter that can both monitor heart functions and perform corrections on heart tissue during surgery. More

Study: Surgeon-supervised sedation safe
Cosmetic Surgery Times via Modern Medicine    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Surgeon-supervised sedations can be safe and effective in some outpatient cosmetic patients, results of a recent study indicate. More

Statins may stave off kidney injury during PCI
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Contrast-induced acute kidney injury occurred one-fourth as often when patients received a single dose of atorvastatin before percutaneous coronary intervention, Italian investigators report. More

Surgeon volume influences patient outcomes following rectal resection
Medwire News via The Medical News    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The volume of operations a surgeon performs affects both short- and long-term patient outcomes following resection for rectal carcinoma, show data from a German hospital. The authors hope their evidence will help clarify the ongoing controversy over the impact of surgeon volume, as opposed to hospital volume. More


 

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