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1174 Articles Matching "surgery"

Heated abdominal chemo bath improves ovarian cancer survival

Jan 18, 2018 , Reuters
(Reuters Health) - - A heated chemotherapy organ bath circulated throughout the abdomen after surgery can significantly prolong a woman's survival with advanced ovarian cancer, according to doctors testing the new treatment....
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Weight-Loss Surgery's Benefits Wane Over Time for Diabetics

Jan 18, 2018 , MedicineNet
Title: Weight-Loss Surgery's Benefits Wane Over Time for DiabeticsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 1/16/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/17/2018 12:00:00...
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Weight-Loss Surgery's Benefits Wane for Diabetics

Jan 18, 2018 , WebMD
The study began with 120 patients with type 2 diabetes from the United States and Taiwan. Half underwent weight-loss surgery while the other half had only lifestyle...
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Pentobarbital

Jan 18, 2018 , RxList
Pentobarbital is a barbiturate that acts as a depressant, or sedative, used short-term to treat insomnia. Pentobarbital is also used as an emergency treatment for seizures, and to cause patients to fall asleep for...
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Hype Of Precision Medicine Getting Too Far Ahead Of The Facts, Experts Worry

Jan 17, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
"We're getting better, but like many things in life, there's hope and hype. And that's also the reality with precision medicine right now," says Ben Park, an oncology professor at the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Hopkins. In other public health news: breast cancer, skin lightening, in-womb surgery, musical therapy, salty diets, and...
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Old Age Not Only Cause Of Surgery Complications

Jan 17, 2018 , WebMD
A review of 44 studies that included more than 12,000 people aged 60 and older found that frailty, mental impairment, depressive symptoms and smoking increased the risk for complications after...
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Veteran Suing VA Hospital Claiming Doctor Left Scalpel In His Body After Surgery

Jan 17, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) says he was appalled and stunned by the “egregious medical malpractice case" and is asking for a detailed explanation of the...
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Yoga face-toning might compete with fillers and facelifts

Jan 13, 2018 , Reuters
(Reuters Health) - - To his toolbox of Botox, fillers and plastic surgery, cosmetic dermatologist Dr. Murad Alam has added a new, low-cost, noninvasive anti-aging treatment: facial yoga....
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Ohio imposes strict rule on workers' back surgery, opioids

Jan 12, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
Ohio residents with work-related back injuries in most cases must try remedies like rest, physical therapy and chiropractic care before turning to spinal fusion surgery and prescription painkillers under a groundbreaking new...
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Surgery or Antibiotics for Appendicitis? Here's What Patients Chose

Jan 12, 2018 , MedicineNet
Title: Surgery or Antibiotics for Appendicitis? Here's What Patients ChoseCategory: Health NewsCreated: 1/10/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/11/2018 12:00:00...
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Choose Surgery or Antibiotics for Appendicitis?

Jan 11, 2018 , WebMD
Only about one in every 10 adults surveyed in the new study said they'd use antibiotics to ease an inflamed appendix, according to a team led by surgeon Dr. Marc Basson, of the University of North Dakota School of...
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General Anesthetics Do More Than Put You To Sleep

Jan 11, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
A new understanding of the complex ways in which general anaesthetics act on the brain could eventually lead to improved drugs for surgery. It remains unclear how general anaesthesia works, even though it is one of the most common medical procedures worldwide. University of Queensland researcher, A......
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Many women uninformed about breast cancer surgery options

Jan 11, 2018 , Reuters
(Reuters Health) - - Women with breast cancer often feel rushed to make a decision about surgery, and some of them might benefit from more time and better educational materials to inform their treatment choices, two recent studies suggest....
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It’s Like Having ‘Superman Eyes’: New Video Microscope Could Revolutionize Brain Surgery

Jan 10, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
The device produces magnified, high-resolution, three-dimensional digital images of surgical sites, and lets everyone in the room see exactly what the surgeon is seeing. Doctors also see the video microscope's benefits as a teach...
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Lyme Disease And Anesthesia: Five Facts

Jan 10, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
An article in the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA)’s AANA Journal, “Lyme Disease and Anesthesia Considerations,” discusses possible effects of anesthesia on Lyme disease patients undergoing surgery. Here are some important facts to know: In the pre-operative assessment interview, p......
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Obesity linked with disability after joint surgery

Jan 10, 2018 , Reuters
(Reuters Health) - People who undergo joint surgery, such as joint replacements for arthritis, are more likely to become dependent in the years following surgery if they are obese, researchers say....
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January Is Thyroid Awareness Month

Jan 10, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
January is Thyroid Awareness Month, and physicians from the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at the Mount Sinai Health System are emphasizing the importance of being aware of symptoms that may be related to thyroid disease. The hormones produced by the thyroid gland (located in th......
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Weight-Loss Surgery Is Good for Obese Teens' Hearts

Jan 09, 2018 , MedicineNet
Title: Weight-Loss Surgery Is Good for Obese Teens' HeartsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 1/8/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/8/2018 12:00:00...
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Glycopyrrolate

Jan 09, 2018 , RxList
Glycopyrrolate is an anticholinergic that helps to control conditions such as peptic ulcers that involve excessive stomach acid production. The injectable form of glycopyrrolate is also used to reduce saliva, nasal, lung, and stomach secretions and to help control heart rate during...
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Some Patients May Have Existing Immunity To CRISPR Gene Editing Therapies, Research Finds

Jan 09, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
The study could be another snag for CRISPR-based therapies but scientists not involved with the research said its findings, if substantiated, could be worked around. In other public health news: alcohol abuse, stomach reduction surgery, autism and sleep...
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