Medications

Spinal stimulation system relieves pain without tingling

(HealthDay)—The Senza spinal cord stimulation system has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat chronic back pain without the tingling sensation that characterizes more traditional pain-relieving ...

Surgery

Why do obese men get bariatric surgery far less than women?

A new study by researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine has identified demographic, socioeconomic and cultural factors that contribute to a major gender disparity among U.S. men and women ...

Cardiology

Aortic valve replacement beats no surgery at all

A minimally invasive procedure to replace the aortic valve without doing open heart surgery has better outcomes after five years than patients who did not have surgery at all, researchers said Sunday.

Surgery

Protecting nerve tissue during bowel surgery

After bowel surgery, more than half of the patients suffer from irreparable nerve damage. Now scientists have developed an assistance system that warns surgeons about the risk of inflicting possible injury during operations ...

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