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Cutting health-care costs one appendix at a time

Consumer price comparison is almost nonexistent in the U.S. health care system, but a new study shows that when given the choice between a less costly "open" operation or a pricier laparoscopy for their children's appendicitis, ...

Sep 11, 2014
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Disk replacement preserves long-term spinal motion

(HealthDay)—For treatment of degenerative cervical disk disorders in young patients, artificial disk replacement can preserve the motion of the spinal unit, according to a study published in the September ...

Sep 09, 2014
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High-volume surgeons lead use of robotic procedures

(HealthDay)—From 2003 to 2010 there was widespread adoption of robot-assisted radical prostatectomy (RARP), especially among high-volume surgeons, according to a study published online Aug. 26 in BJU In ...

Sep 05, 2014
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How well does bariatric surgery work?

The number of bariatric surgeries done each year in the United States has ballooned. Now, in an August 27 state-of-the-art review in The BMJ and a September 3 editorial in JAMA, David Arterburn, MD, MPH, weig ...

Sep 02, 2014
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More than one-third of booked operations are re-booked

More than one third of all planned orthopaedic surgery procedures are re-booked, postponed or cancelled completely. The most common reasons are cancellation at the patient's own request or emergency cases having to be prioritised. ...

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