Cardiology

Women fare better than men one year after valve replacement

Women with significant aortic valve disease who undergo transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) are considered higher risk than men in some respects. However, their survival rate one year after having had the procedure ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

IVF treatment not associated with increased risk of breast cancer

Among women undergoing fertility treatment in the Netherlands between 1980 and 1995, the use of in vitro fertilization (IVF) compared with non-IVF treatment was not associated with increased risk of breast cancer after a ...

Surgery

Minimally invasive surgery safe for pilonidal sinus

(HealthDay)—Video-assisted ablation of pilonidal sinus (VAAPS) seems safe and efficacious, with higher patient satisfaction and less time off work compared with conventional surgery, according to a study published online ...

Oncology & Cancer

Endoscopic techniques offer hope for throat cancer patients

According to a study in the December issue of GIE: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, the monthly peer-reviewed scientific journal of the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE), endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Easing "phantom limb" pain

Amputees sometimes experience shooting pains or burning sensations in limbs that are no longer there. These sensations seem to originate in the spinal cord and brain, perhaps because neural pathways are receiving mixed signals ...

Surgery

Microneedling found beneficial for photoaged skin

(HealthDay)—For patients with photoaging, skin microneedling is a promising treatment option, which increases collagen production, according to a study published in the December issue of the International Journal of Dermatology.

page 3 from 10