Surgery

A silent epidemic: Minor traumatic brain injury

In the United States, approximately 1.4 million people suffer a traumatic brain injury (TBI) each year. Of those injuries, three out of four are minor TBI (mTBI)—a head injury that causes a temporary change in mental status ...

Oct 10, 2013
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Study examines combo chin, nose plastic surgery

(HealthDay)—For patients considering plastic surgery to correct their facial profile, changing the nose and chin simultaneously may provide the most satisfying results, Italian researchers say.

Mar 15, 2013
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Improving knee replacements

(Medical Xpress)—Each year, approximately 600,000 total knee replacement procedures are performed in the United States, a number that is expected to rise exponentially in the next decade as the population ...

Feb 19, 2014
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Lab-engineered kidney project reaches early milestone

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.

Jun 21, 2012
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Think twice before knee surgery, study warns

(Medical Xpress) -- A La Trobe University study has shown that after knee reconstruction surgery, around 40 per cent of people do not return to their previous level of sports participation.

Mar 27, 2012
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