Surgery

When antireflux surgery is needed to treat GERD after endoscopy

Researchers report a growing awareness of gastroesophageal reflux problems among patients who undergo endoscopic, nonsurgical treatment for esophageal achalasia, frequently requiring future surgical intervention. Peroral ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Energy-based devices work well for feminine rejuvenation

(HealthDay)—Energy-based devices are both safe and effective methods of nonsurgical treatment for feminine rejuvenation, according to a review published online March 10 in the Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology.

Surgery

Don't let lower back injuries take you down for the count

Nearly one in three competitive athletes experiences low back pain. According to a literature review in the July 2017 issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, lower (lumbar) back pain is a commonly ...

Oncology & Cancer

Type of treatment impacts recurrence in laryngeal SCC

(HealthDay)—For patients with laryngeal squamous cell carcinoma (SCC), factors predictive of recurrence include neck metastasis at presentation and nonsurgical treatment, according to a study published online Nov. 30 in ...

Surgery

Pain relief, function up post knee replacement in arthritis

(HealthDay)—Total knee replacement usually results in greater pain relief and better joint function after a year than nonsurgical osteoarthritis treatment, researchers report in the Oct. 22 issue of the New England Journal ...

Surgery

Implant procedure helps patients with sacroiliac joint pain

A minimally invasive implant procedure is highly effective in reducing pain and disability for patients with sacroiliac joint (SIJ) dysfunction, reports a clinical trial in the November issue of Neurosurgery, official journal ...

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