Surgery

Amino acid supplementation beneficial after fracture fixation

For adults undergoing fracture fixation, conditionally essential amino acid (CEAA) supplementation is associated with a reduction in postoperative complications, according to a study published online March 14 in the Journal ...

Oncology & Cancer

Preop body image tied to breast reconstruction complications

(HealthDay)—Patients with lower preoperative body image satisfaction may have an increased risk for some postoperative complications after breast cancer reconstruction surgery, according to a study published in the March ...

Oncology & Cancer

Real-world evidence on minimally invasive and open esophagectomy

A group led by Prof. Ke Yang of Peking University Cancer Hospital released real-world evidence evaluating outcomes of minimally invasive esophagectomy (MIE) compared with open esophagectomy (OE) in localized esophageal squamous ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Fibroid-related QOL better with myomectomy for uterine fibroids

(HealthDay)—For women with symptomatic uterine fibroids, fibroid-related quality of life at two years is better for those undergoing myomectomy than those undergoing uterine-artery embolization, according to a study published ...

Surgery

Better hip replacements when surgeon operates often

The higher the proportion of primary hip replacement operations a surgeon performs annually, the better the results are, a thesis at the University of Gothenburg shows. On the other hand, it makes little difference to the ...

Surgery

Robot-assisted surgery: Few advantages, high costs

Clinical studies on robot-assisted surgery for indications in the thorax and abdomen have so far shown few advantages for this cost-intensive surgical method. This is the result of a recent analysis by the Ludwig Boltzmann ...

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