Immunology

Silicones may lead to cell death

Silicone molecules from breast implants can initiate processes in human cells that lead to cell death. Researchers from Radboud University have demonstrated this in a new study published on 12 June in Scientific Reports. ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Surgical guidance in the time of COVID-19

Professor Björn Brücher is a cancer surgeon/scientist and the Editor in Chief of the EDP Sciences journal 4open. With 34 colleagues from around the world, he has created a clear guidance document for surgeons and clinicians ...

Surgery

Attitude toward plastic surgery remains positive during COVID-19

(HealthDay)—Americans have a positive attitude toward plastic surgery in the COVID-19 period, and recommendations have been issued for resuming elective procedures, according to a press release issued by the American Society ...

Surgery

Spine surgeons face COVID-19 challenges worldwide

Spine surgeons across the world are experiencing effects of COVID-19, including canceled procedures, changes in clinical roles, anxiety and risk of exposure to the disease themselves due to insufficient protective equipment. ...

Oncology & Cancer

Age affects decisions related to breast cancer surgery

A new BJS (British Journal of Surgery) study indicates that breast cancer surgery is safe for patients who are older than 70 years of age, but age can influence the decision to undergo surgery.

Pediatrics

QR codes on children's casts may be useful for care info

(HealthDay)—Quick response (QR) codes on casts of pediatric patients with fractures may be a convenient and useful way to connect children and their caregivers to cast care instructions, according to a study released as ...

Surgery

Stem cell treatments 'go deep' to regenerate sun-damaged skin

For a while now, some plastic surgeons have been using stem cells to treat aging, sun-damaged skin. But while they've been getting good results, it's been unclear exactly how these treatments—using adult stem cells harvested ...

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Surgeon

In medicine, a surgeon is a person who performs surgery. Surgery is a broad category of invasive medical treatment that involves the cutting of a body, whether human or animal, for a specific reason such to remove a diseased organ or to repair a tear or breakage. Surgeons may be medical doctors, dentists, podiatrists or veterinarians. In earlier times, they were also people trained solely in removing bladder stones[citation needed], but at the present day specialised practitioners would have first been trained in one of the professions already mentioned.

Minimally invasive procedures such as the procedures of interventional radiology are sometimes described as "minimally invasive surgery." The field traditionally described as interventional neuroradiology, for instance, is increasingly called neurointerventional surgery.

Robotic surgery is an area of growing interest.

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