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High-quality surgical videos lacking for vaporization of prostate

Few high-quality educational surgical videos are available for green-light laser vaporization of the prostate for benign prostatic hyperplasia, according to a study published in the December issue of Translational Andrology ...


Machine perfusion of kidneys protects against delayed graft function

For brain-dead organ donors, therapeutic hypothermia is inferior to machine perfusion of the kidneys for reducing delayed graft function after transplantation, according to a study published in the Feb. 2 issue of the New ...


Bioengineered skin grafts that fit like gloves

If you've ever tried giftwrapping an odd-shaped present like a teddy bear, you can appreciate the challenge that surgeons face when grafting artificial skin onto an injured body part. Like wrapping paper, engineered skin ...


Research team closer to 3D printing life-like organs

A team of University of Colorado researchers has developed a new strategy for transforming medical images, such as CT or MRI scans, into incredibly detailed 3D models on the computer. The advance marks an important step toward ...


Deep learning reconstruction enables accelerated knee MRI

Deep learning (DL) reconstructed knee magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is diagnostically equivalent to conventional accelerated MRI for evaluating internal derangement of the knee in a clinical setting, according to a study ...


More patients may benefit from surgery for pulmonary embolism

A new American Heart Association scientific statement suggests surgery be considered for more people with high-risk pulmonary embolism (PE). The statement, published today in the American Heart Association's flagship peer-reviewed ...

Oncology & Cancer

Quality of treatment for lung cancer varies widely across US

Treatment for lung cancer is rapidly evolving, with new technologies and research-proven procedures. However, a study from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis found the quality of care for lung cancer in ...


Improved treatment technique for Fuchs' dystrophy shows promise

A newer technique for preparing corneal tissue for transplantation has been shown to be safe and effective, while providing a faster and smoother process than the traditional technique, according to researchers in the Department ...


Hernia—a common, treatable condition no one talks about

While an impending storm will trigger cautionary news reports about the risk of a heart attack while shoveling snow, you're less likely to hear how twisting and turning while moving heavy amounts of the tiny ice crystals ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Exploring patient perception of scrub attire

Fourth-year UNC School of Medicine student Casey Hribar, who is also pursuing an MBA at Carolina, led research on patient perceptions associated with scrub color, and published the findings in a JAMA Surgery research letter.

Oncology & Cancer

Simple laser treatments may prevent nonmelanoma skin cancer

New research indicates that simple laser treatments to the skin may help to prevent the development of basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma, which are collectively known as keratinocyte carcinoma and are the most ...