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Oncology & Cancer

Better post-surgery care would dramatically improve cancer survival

Patients in low-and lower-middle-income countries were up to six times more likely to die from complications within 30 days of surgery compared with those in high-income countries, the report said.

Ophthalmology

New type of artificial corneal implant that integrates directly into the eye wall

A team of doctors and researchers at CorNeat, an Israel ophthalmic medical device company, has developed and implanted into a patient a new type of artificial cornea that integrates directly into the eye wall. Members of ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Ovarian cancer surgery outcomes studied

The introduction of optimal surgery in the treatment of advanced ovarian cancer in order to achieve complete cytoreduction has had the main objective of increasing survival and providing a definitive diagnosis for patients ...

Surgery

Steps outlined to reduce postop delirium in older adults

(HealthDay)—In an article published online Jan. 4 in the British Journal of Anaesthesia, six recommendations are presented that can be implemented by anesthesiologists and their partners to reduce the incidence of delirium.

Oncology & Cancer

Routine thoracic surgery safe during COVID-19 pandemic

A study in the Journal of Thoracic Oncology (JTO) comparing surgeries performed at one Chinese hospital in 2019 with a similar date range during the COVID-19 pandemic found that routine thoracic surgery and invasive examinations ...

Surgery

New insights into pancreatitis

These findings validate the significance of the previously described first threshold—the point when the damage to the acinar cells of the pancreas is sufficient to trigger the infamous inflammatory cascade (Barreto and ...

Medical research

Trained medical staff can perform safe, effective hernia surgery

Many sub-Saharan countries have a desperate shortage of surgeons, and to ensure that as many patients as possible can be treated, some operations are carried out by medical professionals who are not specialists in surgery.

Cardiology

Laypeople have difficulty estimating severity of blood loss

When an accident occurs, the reactions of bystanders are important. Researchers have studied whether laypeople realize the severity of the situation when someone in their proximity begins to bleed, and whether they can estimate ...

Surgery

Virtual kidney transplant evaluation possible

(HealthDay)—Adoption of a virtual platform has allowed continued maintenance of a large kidney transplant program despite the inability to have in-person visits during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a study published ...