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Oncology & Cancer

Frailty mars outcomes after autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplantation in lymphoid malignancies

(HealthDay)—For patients with lymphoid malignancies undergoing autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (aHSCT), frailty is associated with worse hospital outcomes, according to a study published online Dec. 23 ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Wait times for elective surgery increasing during the pandemic in Australia

New data from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) shows the number of patients being treated from Australia's public hospital elective surgery waiting lists increased during 2020–21 as the hospitals worked ...

Surgery

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 ...

Cardiology

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, ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Hip fracture surgery generally lower during COVID-19 pandemic

(HealthDay)—Among older individuals, hip fracture surgery volumes were generally lower during the COVID-19 pandemic than two years earlier until the COVID-19 vaccine became available, according to a research letter published ...

Surgery

Developing bioactive coatings for better orthopaedic implants

Bioactive coatings play a vital role in the success of implants such as those for knees or hips, because their properties induce a biological response that is good for the health. Ph.D. student Imran Deen and Professor Federico ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

First double-lung transplant after COVID-19 performed in Portugal

Doctors in Lisbon report on the case of a 61-year-old man who received a double lung transplant after his lungs were irreparably damaged by COVID-19, in a case report being presented at Euroanaesthesia, the annual meeting ...