Cardiology

Stenting system shown to benefit certain stroke patients

A specialized stenting system used to open blocked arteries in the brain resulted in a low complication rate among a specific group of patients with stroke histories, a study led by Cedars-Sinai researchers has found.

Oncology & Cancer

Low complication rates after screening colonoscopy

During colonoscopy screening for bowel cancer and in the four weeks after the procedure, the risk for complications is low. This is the finding of a prospective cohort study conducted in the Saarland region, published in ...

Cardiology

World's smallest, leadless pacemaker yields positive results

An international clinical trial, led by Emory Heart & Vascular Center researchers, reports excellent outcomes for the world's smallest, minimally invasive cardiac pacemaker, the Micra Transcatheter Pacing System (TPS).

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

History of kidney injury increases risk of pregnancy complications

A study by Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) investigators finds, for the first time, that women with a history of acute kidney injury with complete clinical recovery have an increase of several adverse outcomes of pregnancy ...

Diabetes

Depression linked to CKD in patients with diabetes

(HealthDay)—For patients with diabetes, the presence of depression is associated with increased risk of developing chronic kidney disease (CKD), according to a study published online June 16 in Diabetes Care.

Surgery

How much liposuction is 'safe'? The answer varies by body weight

What's the "safe" amount of fat to remove in patients undergoing liposuction? Rather than a hard-and-fast rule, the answer depends on the patient's body mass index (BMI), according to a report in the September issue of Plastic ...

Surgery

Complication rate relatively low for anterior lumbar surgery

(HealthDay)—For patients undergoing anterior lumbar surgery (ALS), complications occur relatively infrequently, with a complication rate of 14.1 percent overall, according to a review published in the May 1 issue of The ...

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