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Cardiology

Innovations in treatment of traumatic injuries with severe bleeding are saving lives

Deaths from severe bleeding after major trauma have been reduced by 40% over the last decade through a programme of research and innovation led by Queen Mary University of London, Barts Health NHS Trust and NHS Blood and ...

Surgery
Surgery

Neurosurgery in Brazilian Amazon is possible

Low- and middle-income countries in remote locations with little access to care can create sustainable neurosurgical programs by recruiting and training young, local doctors, according to a Rutgers study.

Surgery

Plastic surgery trainees may delay plans to have children

(HealthDay)—The demands of training may negatively affect family planning and reproductive health for both female and male plastic surgery residents and fellows, according to a study published in the November issue of Plastic ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Implantable artificial kidney achieves preclinical milestone

The Kidney Project, a national effort to develop an implantable bio-artificial kidney that could eliminate the need for dialysis, will announce a key milestone in a November 7, 2019 presentation at the American Society of ...

Medical research

Orthopedic surgery advances: The screw that dissolves

Where bones fracture, surgeons often have to join the fragments with implants. Magnesium orthopedic screws, which over time dissolve in the body, spare patients another operation after healing is completed and reduce the ...

Medical research

Studies use biologic augmentation in ACL reconstruction surgery

Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine is initiating a new clinical trial to evaluate the efficacy and safety of using biologic augmentation during anterior cruciate ligament, or ACL, reconstruction surgery.

Cardiology

Low-intensity warfarin not noninferior in hip, knee surgery

(HealthDay)—Among older patients undergoing hip or knee replacement, low-intensity compared with standard-intensity warfarin prophylaxis did not meet the noninferiority criterion for the composite outcome of risk of venous ...