Annals of Surgery
Laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding – lap banding – is a safe and effective long-term strategy for managing obesity, according to the findings of a landmark 15-year follow-up study of patients treated ...
Overweight and Obesity Jan 17, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
(HealthDay)— Though it began as a treatment for something else entirely, gastric bypass surgery—which involves shrinking the stomach as a way to lose weight—has proven to be the latest and possibly ...
Diabetes Jan 04, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 1
A first-of-its-kind program at St. Michael's Hospital lowers risk of delirium in elderly patients admitted for trauma and decreases the likelihood they will be discharged to a long-term care facility.
Health Nov 13, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Surgery has a more profound effect than anesthesia on brain pathology and cognition in Alzheimer's animal model
(Medical Xpress)—A syndrome called "post-operative cognitive decline" has been coined to refer to the commonly reported loss of cognitive abilities, usually in older adults, in the days to weeks after surgery. ...
Alzheimer's disease & dementia Sep 14, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
In the largest study of its kind, living donors who had a kidney removed through a single port in the navel report higher satisfaction in several key categories, compared to donors who underwent traditional multiple-port ...
Surgery Sep 12, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
Surgical residents perform better in OR if they receive structured training in simulated environment
New research has shown that surgical residents who received structured training in a simulated environment perform significantly better when they start operating on patients.
Surgery Jul 05, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
Regenerative medicine researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center have reached an early milestone in a long-term project that aims to build replacement kidneys in the lab to help solve the shortage of donor organs.
Surgery Jun 21, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
(Medical Xpress) -- People with a past history of just a single skin infection may be three times more likely to develop a painful, costly and potentially deadly surgical site infection (SSI) when they have ...
Surgery May 30, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
A University of Michigan Health System study examined who's having outpatient surgery in the U.S. today, and showed 1 in 84 highest-risk patients suffers a dangerous blood clot after surgery.
Surgery Apr 24, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
For many people with gastroesophageal reflux disease or GERD, acid reflux drugs are the answer to their woes, curbing the chronic heartburn and regurgitation of food or sour liquid characteristic of the disorder. But when ...
Surgery Apr 24, 2012 | 3 / 5 (2) | 0
Aspirin taken within five days of cardiac surgery is associated with a significant decrease in the risk of major postoperative complications, including renal failure, a lengthy intensive care unit stay and even early death ...
Surgery Dec 05, 2011 | not rated yet | 0