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Patients of surgeons with unprofessional behavior more likely to suffer complications

Patients of surgeons with higher numbers of reports from co-workers about unprofessional behavior are significantly more likely to experience complications during or after their operations, researchers from Vanderbilt University ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Surgery to straighten a deviated septum improves quality of life

Surgery to straighten a deviated nasal septum, also known as septoplasty, is worthwhile. Patients with a deviated (crooked) septum breathe more easily after this operation and their quality of life improves. The effects of ...

Oncology & Cancer

Study shows more effective method for detecting prostate cancer

Each year, 1 million men in the U.S. undergo biopsies to determine whether they have prostate cancer. The biopsy procedure traditionally has been guided by ultrasound imaging, but this method cannot clearly display the location ...

Medications

Opioid safety initiative can decrease opioid prescriptions

(HealthDay)—The Opioid Safety Initiative has been effective for decreasing opioid prescriptions among patients undergoing total knee arthroplasty, according to a study published online May 30 in Anesthesiology.

Surgery

Does weight loss surgery help relieve acid reflux?

Individuals who are obese often experience heartburn and other symptoms of acid reflux. Previous research indicates that gastric bypass surgery for obesity helps alleviate symptoms in the short term, but a new study finds ...