Cardiology

Can pyruvate improve cardiac function following surgery?

Can pyruvate, the end product of glycolysis, help improve cardiovascular function in children who have cardiopulmonary bypass surgery and suffer from low cardiac output syndrome (LCOS)? This question is one that Rafael Jaimes, ...

Surgery

A dream of sustainable surgery in Uganda

Nasser Kakembo, MD, is a pediatric surgeon—one of just four among the 200 surgeons who serve more than 40 million people in Uganda. He gets up at 5 a.m. every weekday and drives 40 minutes to the hospital in Kampala, the ...

Surgery

Prevalence of pediatric metabolic, bariatric surgery examined

(HealthDay)—From 2005 through 2014, an estimated 14,178 metabolic and bariatric surgery (MBS) procedures were performed among pediatric patients aged 20 years and younger with severe obesity, according to a research letter ...

Cardiology

Mortality still high after surgery for congenital heart defects

(HealthDay)—Long-term mortality after congenital heart surgery is higher than that of the general population for all forms of congenital heart defects (CHDs), according to a study published in the May 29 issue of the Journal ...

Surgery

Pediatric otolaryngology practice continues to evolve

(HealthDay)—The pediatric otolaryngology (ORL) specialty has evolved over the past decade, with a notable decline in involvement in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery, according to a study published online Feb. 22 ...

Surgery

Hypnosis doesn't improve post-op anxiety, pain in children

(HealthDay)—A short hypnosis session performed in the operating room prior to major surgery does not improve postoperative anxiety and pain levels among pediatric patients, according to a study published online April 12 ...

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