rss feeds Last update The placebo effect can mend a broken heart too, study shows, 31 minutes ago

Surgery news

Methadone may reduce need for opioids after surgery

Patients undergoing spinal fusion surgery who are treated with methadone during the procedure require significantly less intravenous and oral opioids to manage postoperative pain, reports a new study published in the May ...

2 hours ago
popularity0 comments 0

Surgeon volume impacts parathyroidectomy outcomes

(HealthDay)—Patients undergoing parathyroidectomy by high-volume surgeons have a lower rate of vocal cord paralysis compared to patients of low-volume surgeons, according to a study published online April 20 in JAMA Otolaryngology-Head ...

Apr 22, 2017
popularity0 comments 0

Spine surgery helps girl with cerebral palsy walk

Bhoomi Manjunatha, age five, has been able to rely less on her walker and wheelchair, and more on her own two feet, because of a surgery performed at Nationwide Children's Hospital. Her hard work and determination in physical ...

Apr 19, 2017
popularity5 comments 0

Pre-op training program improves outcomes

(HealthDay)—A home-based, preoperative training program can decrease hospital duration of stay and costs of care, while being well accepted by patients, according to a study published recently in Surgery.

Apr 18, 2017
popularity0 comments 0

One in five post-op patients need unscheduled help

(HealthDay)—A sizable minority of patients need to make contact with health services after outpatient surgery, most often due to inadequate pain management, according to a study published online April 10 in Anesthesiology.

Apr 17, 2017
popularity0 comments 0

Technique improves breast reduction outcomes

Research led by Frank Lau, MD, Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery at LSU Health New Orleans School of Medicine, has found that long-term breast reduction outcomes can be improved by using techniques that minimally disrupt ...

Apr 13, 2017
popularity4 comments 0

More News Stories

Gene may hold key to hearing recovery

Researchers have discovered that a protein implicated in human longevity may also play a role in restoring hearing after noise exposure. The findings, where were published in the journal Scientific Reports, could one day ...

Findings challenge current approach to Glut1 deficiency

Researchers at The University of Texas at Arlington and the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center have discovered that diet changes and early diagnosis could help outcomes for patients with Glucose Transporter Type ...

Counting your way to weight loss

(HealthDay)—The concept of counting calories to lose weight is based on a pound of fat being equal to 3,500 calories, so that cutting 500 calories a day means you should lose about one pound a week.

Sponsored account


Did you know? You can become a Medical Xpress sponsor and enjoy all our content without ads! Simply donate any amount and not only will you experience our site ad-free, but you will be part of the Science X community mission to promote science and technology knowledge.

More of today's stories

Find more news articles via sort by date page