News tagged with surgery

Early end-life plan for elderly in aging Japan

(AP)—Japan's Emperor Akihito surprised the nation last month when palace officials announced plans for his funeral. His wishes for a relatively modest one—and the act of planning ahead—were widely seen ...

Dec 22, 2013
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With the surgical robot, similar outcomes at a higher cost

In a study of national data on colon surgery, Johns Hopkins researchers found that while patients who undergo either minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery or the high-tech robotic approach have similar outcomes, robotic ...

Dec 18, 2013
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Brainy biomechanics for safer brain surgery

(Medical Xpress)—Patients undergoing brain surgery are likely to benefit from a new technique that can help neurosurgeons predict how the brain will move during operations.

Dec 18, 2013
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Recurrent brain cancers follow distinctive genetic paths

(Medical Xpress)—Brain tumors known as low-grade gliomas can be treated with surgery, sometimes in combination with chemotherapy and/or radiation therapy, with some patients living for decades after treatment. But because ...

Dec 18, 2013
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Research backs risk-reduction surgery for ovarian cancer

A study by Manchester scientists backs preventative surgery to improve survival for women who are at greater risk of getting ovarian cancer and suggests it appears helpful for women at risk of getting breast cancer because ...

Dec 17, 2013
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