Surgery

New study to revolutionise indications for knee surgery

Finnish researchers have shown that one of the most common surgical procedures in the Western world is unnecessary. Keyhole surgeries of the knee are useless for patients whose knee complaints are due to joint abnormalities ...

Cardiology

Concerns over minimally invasive heart valve surgery

A new type of heart valve surgery known as transcatheter aortic valve implantation "cannot be justified on medical or cost effectiveness grounds" warn experts in a paper published in BMJ today.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Possible link between autism and airway abnormality

Autism and autistic spectrum disorders (ASD) are currently diagnosed primarily through subjective observation of autistic behaviors. However, new research, presented at CHEST 2011, the 77th annual meeting of the American ...

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