Surgery

How awake spinal surgery benefits patients

Mayo Clinic is among the first in the world to perform a spinal fusion surgery, called TLIF, with robotic assistance and incorporating spinal anesthesia, meaning the patient is awake. TLIF stands for transforaminal lumbar ...

Oncology & Cancer

Multi-cancer blood test shows real promise in trial

An NHS trial of a new blood test for more than 50 types of cancer correctly revealed two out of every three cancers in more than 5,000 people who had visited their GP with suspected symptoms, in England or Wales. The test ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Trans identification not tied to worse pregnancy outcomes

Transgender, nonbinary, and gender-diverse (trans) identification at the time of delivery is not significantly associated with severe parental morbidity or preterm birth, according to a research letter published online May ...

Oncology & Cancer

Researchers identify the standard for gallbladder cancer surgery

The quality of surgery can drastically influence both short- and long-term postoperative outcomes and is a crucial consideration in studies that assess surgical outcomes. One approach for developing accurate quality measures ...

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