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Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Fat injections could treat common cause of foot pain

A novel technique that transplants a patient's own fat into the sole of their foot could offer relief to those suffering from a common and painful condition called plantar fasciitis, according to University of Pittsburgh ...


New practice guideline addresses diagnosis, treatment of type B aortic dissection

The Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) and the American Association for Thoracic Surgery (AATS) released a new clinical practice guideline that includes major recommendations for managing patients with type B aortic dissection ...


New research into remote robotic surgery

A literature review by researchers at the School of Biomedical Engineering & Imaging Sciences fleshes out key issues currently preventing the proliferation of robotic procedures, specifically their use in image-guided interventional ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Factors identified for eventual surgery in patients with appendicitis

Presence of an appendicolith is associated with a nearly twofold increased risk for undergoing appendectomy within 30 days of initiating antibiotics for appendicitis, according to a study published online Jan. 12 in JAMA ...


The journey to a pig heart transplant began 60 years ago

On Friday, January 7 2022, David Bennett became the world's first person to successfully receive a transplant of a pig's heart. The eight-hour-long operation by surgeons at the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore, ...