News tagged with incisions

Procedure to open blocked carotid arteries tested

(Medical Xpress)—Doctors at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis are investigating a minimally invasive procedure to open blocked carotid arteries in patients whose poor health or advanced ...

Sep 27, 2013
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Incisionless surgery corrects swallowing disorder

(Medical Xpress)—By passing surgical instruments through a patient's mouth, a team of doctors at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis has corrected a problem that prevented a woman from ...

Sep 06, 2013
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Operating room wait time increases infection risk

(HealthDay)—The risk of surgical site infections (SSIs) is significantly elevated with lengthier waits in the operating room prior to surgical incision, according to a study published in the July 1 issue ...

Jul 11, 2013
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People on higher incomes are happier with new knees

Knee replacement surgery is a very common procedure. However, it does not always resolve function or pain in all the recipients of new knees. A study by Robert Barrack, MD and his colleagues from the Washington University ...

May 21, 2013
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