Surgery

Weight loss prior to bariatric surgery carries risks

Requiring prospective bariatric surgery patients to lose weight before they can undergo the procedure may not be necessary or safe, University of Pennsylvania researchers found in a new study published recently in the journal ...

Surgery

Surgical adhesions can be treated, prevented in mice

A cellular culprit—as well as a possible treatment—for a common, sometimes life-threating post-surgical complication has been identified by researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine.

Surgery

Improving assessment of acute abdominal pain

Surgical admissions for people with abdominal pain to Wellington Hospital's department of general surgery have nearly doubled over the past decade, a University of Otago, Wellington (UOW) study has found.

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