New software better able to predict leakage around aortic stents

Researchers at the St. Antonius Hospital Utrecht/Nieuwegein and the University of Twente have developed software to better predict the risk of blood leaking around a patient's aortic stent. Last week, Richte Schuurmann, a ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Intrauterine balloon tamponade may cut invasive procedures

(HealthDay)—For women undergoing vaginal delivery, the use of intrauterine balloon tamponade is associated with a significantly lower use of invasive procedures for hemorrhage control, according to a study published online ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Improved leg ulcer healing with hair follicle punch graft

(HealthDay)—For patients with venous leg ulcers, ulcer healing is significantly increased using hair follicle punch scalp grafts, according to a study published in the November issue of the Journal of the American Academy ...


ICU use associated with more invasive procedures, higher costs

A study of four common medical conditions suggests hospitals that used intensive care units (ICUs) more frequently were more likely to perform invasive procedures and have higher costs while showing no improvement in mortality, ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Provocative discography may up risk of clinical disc problems

(HealthDay)—Provocative discography, an invasive diagnostic procedure involving disc puncture with pressurization, is associated with increased risk of clinical disc problems, according to a study published in the March ...


Stroke risk increases from stenting in older patients

Vascular surgery appears to be safer than stenting for patients over 70 years of age with carotid stenosis, or a blockage of the carotid arteries in the neck, according to new findings published today in The Lancet.

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