Surgery

Surgeon-specific learning curve for transoral robotic surgery

(HealthDay)—The learning curve for transoral robotic surgery (TORS) for squamous cell carcinoma of the oropharynx (OPSCC) is surgeon-specific, according to a study published online Feb. 9 in JAMA Otolaryngology-Head & Neck ...

Oncology & Cancer

Inflammatory markers prognostic in primary sinonasal cancer

(HealthDay)—Pretreatment neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) and platelet-to-lymphocyte ratio (PLR) can predict survival for patients with primary sinonasal cancers (SNCs), according to a study published online Dec. 29 ...

Surgery

ASA: Low unplanned admission for dental procedure plus other Sx

(HealthDay)—Few pediatric patients having a dental procedure combined with another surgical procedure require unplanned admission for perioperative concerns, according to research presented at the annual meeting of the ...

Cardiology

Anticoagulation cuts TEC rate in adults after fontan surgery

(HealthDay)—For adults with atrial arrhythmia after Fontan operation, the risk of thrombotic and embolic complications (TEC) is reduced with anticoagulation therapy, according to research published in the Sept. 20 issue ...

Surgery

Modified butterfly graft still effective tool in rhinoplasty

(HealthDay)—For patients undergoing rhinoplasty with a modified butterfly graft, there is a decrease in the Nasal Obstruction Symptoms Evaluation score, according to a study published online July 7 in JAMA Facial Plastic ...

Oncology & Cancer

Most HPV+ OPSCC recurrence, toxicity events occur early

(HealthDay)—For patients with human papillomavirus-positive oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma (HPV+ OPSCC), most of the disease recurrence and late toxicity events after treatment occur within six months, according ...

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