Surgery

Urinary catheters not needed for joint replacement surgery

Patients undergoing joint replacement under epidural anesthesia have no increased risk for postoperative adverse genitourinary (GU) complications by skipping preoperative indwelling urinary catheters, according to a study ...

Diabetes

Glycemic control worse than thought in adults with T1DM

(HealthDay)—For adults with type 1 diabetes, glycemic control may be worse than previously thought, and rates of all complications increase with increasing hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c), according to a study published online Sept. ...

Medical research

Revolutionary simple blood tests for diabetic complications, cancer

With a revolutionary new approach that analyzed just a few drops of blood, Northwestern Medicine scientists and international collaborators detected earlier and more accurately if diabetic patients had developed life-threatening ...

Surgery

Breast reduction surgery improves well-being for young patients

(HealthDay)—Breast reduction surgery improves physical and psychosocial well-being in young women undergoing surgery for concerns related to excessively large breasts, according to a study published in the September issue ...