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First US recipient of partial face transplant dead at 57

Connie Culp, the first US recipient of a partial face transplant, has died at age 57, according to Ohio's Cleveland Clinic, where she underwent the delicate operation nearly 12 years ago.

Surgery

New guidelines say breastfeeding is safe after anaesthesia

New guidelines published by the Association of Anaesthetists in the journal Anaesthesia, to coincide with the start of World Breast Feeding Week (1-7 August) say that breastfeeding is safe after the mother has had anaesthesia, ...

Surgery

COVID patient didn't recognize body after double transplant

A Chicago woman who last month became the nation's first COVID-19 patient to undergo a double lung transplant said Thursday that she woke up days later, unaware about the surgery and unable to "recognize my body."

Diabetes

More diabetic foot amputations seen during COVID-19 lockdown

(HealthDay)—Patients with diabetes admitted to a tertiary care center for diabetic foot ulceration (DFU) during the COVID-19 lockdown in Italy had a more than threefold risk for amputation versus patients seen in 2019, ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Double lung transplants save lives of sickest COVID patients

(HealthDay)—Two coronavirus patients who became so sick that double lung transplants were their only chance for survival are now recovering from their harrowing journeys, their doctors report.

Immunology

New technique can reduce heart transplant rejection

University of Manchester scientists have discovered that removing immune cells from donor hearts using a new technique can reduce the risk of acute rejection after heart transplant surgery—even without the use of powerful ...

Surgery

Gender gaps in surgical specialties may take decades to close

Women compose half of the entering classes of medical students, yet they are underrepresented in many of the largest surgical specialties. While some efforts are underway to recruit more women into surgical specialties, little ...

Cardiology

Thorough risk assessment essential prior to noncardiac surgery

(HealthDay)—Comprehensive preoperative assessment of cardiovascular risk with history and physical examination is essential prior to noncardiac surgery, according to a review published in the July 21 issue of the Journal ...

Surgery

Heart transplants declined sharply during pandemic

The number of heart transplants in the United States declined sharply during the beginning of the pandemic, even in areas of the country with few COVID-19 cases at the time, according to an analysis by researchers at Columbia ...