News tagged with surgery patients

New concerns over safety of common anesthetic

Patients receiving the widely used anesthesia drug etomidate for surgery may be at increased risk or mortality and cardiovascular events, according to a study in the December issue of Anesthesia & Analgesia, official journa ...

Dec 13, 2013
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Study shows new paradigm in breast cancer research

The first investigator results from an unprecedented nationwide effort to test promising new breast cancer drugs before the tumor is removed were presented during the 2013 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium.

Dec 13, 2013
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Is laughter really the best medicine?

Laughter may not be the best medicine after all and can even be harmful to some patients, suggests the authors of a paper published in the Christmas edition of The BMJ.

Dec 12, 2013
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A new way to find out if back problems need surgery

(Medical Xpress)—Researchers from Perth and Germany have discovered that a technique commonly used in surgery on the brain is an excellent tool for determining if, and to which extent, surgery is needed ...

Nov 18, 2013
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