Popular jaw surgery technique challenged

Research led by the Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute (BDI) has found the technique currently used in clinics to fix a broken jaw is not biomechanically stable.

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Length of incision may affect pain after cesarean delivery

Both short and long surgical incisions for cesarean births are associated with increased pain after delivery, suggests a study being presented at the ANESTHESIOLOGY 2017 annual meeting. Based on the findings, the authors ...


Incisionless surgery corrects swallowing disorder

(Medical Xpress)—By passing surgical instruments through a patient's mouth, a team of doctors at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis has corrected a problem that prevented a woman from easily swallowing ...


Operating room wait time increases infection risk

(HealthDay)—The risk of surgical site infections (SSIs) is significantly elevated with lengthier waits in the operating room prior to surgical incision, according to a study published in the July 1 issue of Spine.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Tiny, implantable coil promises hope for emphysema patients

A small, easily implantable device called the Lung Volume Reduction Coil (LVRC) may play a key role in the treatment of two types of emphysema, according to a study conducted in Europe. Results of the study indicate the beneficial ...

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