Surgery

Remote-control surgery grows, despite inconclusive evidence

Chubby, pink and anesthetized into unconsciousness and paralysis, 16-week-old Ian Lund was a small bump under blue drapes on an operating table at University of Chicago Medicine. Perched above him was a robot, with arms like ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Protocol reduces sternal wound infections in children by 61 percent

A two-year effort to prevent infections in children healing from cardiac surgery reduced sternum infections by 61 percent, a San Antonio researcher announced at the Cardiology 2012 conference Feb. 23 in Orlando, Fla.

Other

Surgical breast biopsy not overused, study suggests

Contrary to earlier findings, surgical breast biopsies may not be as overused as previously thought, according to a study in the February issue of the Journal of the American College of Radiology. Surgical breast biopsies ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

War on hospital infections drags on

At a time when most new moms are bonding with their babies, Cheri Stout-Robinson was hospitalized for treatment of flesh-eating bacteria.

Medical research

Air shield keeps bacteria out of open wounds

This spring, Nimbic Systems, based near Houston, Texas, received Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance for the company's Air Barrier System, a unique medical device for reducing surgical-incision site contamination ...

Cancer

Breakthrough procedure helps patients with throat, mouth cancer

(Medical Xpress) -- A new robotic procedure performed by a Michigan State University physician at Lansing's Sparrow Hospital could vastly improve the quality of life and recovery time for patients who suffer from throat and ...

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