Pediatrics

My baby has 'tongue-tie'—Should I be worried?

Congratulations on your new bundle of joy! Is it joyful? What if your baby cries, fusses and isn't feeding well? Perhaps you've tried breast and bottle-feeding without success.

Surgery

Intraoral endoscopic thyroidectomy leaves no scar

A new study compares two surgical approaches to endoscopic thyroid removal, neither of which produces a scar in the neck area, providing a comprehensive comparison of the therapeutic effects and cosmetic results of each approach. ...

Pediatrics

Peritoneal drainage, laparotomy cuts mortality in NEC

(HealthDay)—For infants with necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC), peritoneal drainage followed by laparotomy is associated with reduced mortality but increased costs compared with peritoneal drainage alone, according to a study ...

Surgery

Weekend spine surgery linked to longer stays, higher costs

(HealthDay)—Patients admitted to the hospital on weekends for cervical spine fusion resulting from trauma have a greater length of stay and total hospital costs than their weekday counterparts, according to a study published ...

Surgery

New treatment for 'arthritis of the spine' prevents paralysis

In a world-first, decompression surgery has been shown to be an effective procedure to treat cervical spondylotic myelopathy (CSM) – a common progressive, degenerative disease of the spine that can lead to paralysis – ...

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