Oncology & Cancer

Some stem cells can trigger tumors

(Medical Xpress) -- Stem cells often used in reconstructive surgery following mastectomies and other cancer-removal treatments may pose a danger: Cornell biomedical scientists have discovered that these cells, in contact ...

Surgery

Surgeons restore some hand function to quadriplegic patient

Surgeons at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have restored some hand function in a quadriplegic patient with a spinal cord injury at the C7 vertebra, the lowest bone in the neck. Instead of operating ...

Medical research

Sugary band-aid may help heal post-operative tissue

A compound found in sunless tanning spray may help to heal wounds following surgery, according to new results published by plastic surgeons from NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center in New York City ...

Surgery

Plastic surgery trainees may delay plans to have children

(HealthDay)—The demands of training may negatively affect family planning and reproductive health for both female and male plastic surgery residents and fellows, according to a study published in the November issue of Plastic ...

Surgery

Overweight, obese patients rate tummy tuck results highly

(HealthDay)—Overweight and obese patients are overwhelmingly pleased with the results of tummy tuck procedures, according to a study published in the October issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

Health

Insurance plans vary in policies for gender-affirming surgeries

(HealthDay)—There is great variability in coverage and medical necessity criteria for gender-affirming top surgery across insurance companies, according to a study published in the October issue of Plastic and Reconstructive ...

Surgery

Patients comfortable with postoperative telehealth visits

(HealthDay)—Despite initial hesitancy, plastic surgery patients are satisfied with postoperative telehealth visits, according to a study published in the August issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

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