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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Sticky solution for surgical sealants

(Medical Xpress) -- A Monash University researcher has developed a new form of surgical sealant that is not only easier for surgeons to manipulate, allowing for a more effective application, but significantly ...

Jun 22, 2011
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New device could reduce surgical scarring

Researchers at Stanford University have developed a special wound dressing that they report was able to significantly reduce scar tissue caused by incisions.

May 23, 2011
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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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