Health

Patients seek greater ownership of health-care decisions

Patients faced with a choice of surgical options want to engage their physicians and take a more active role in decision-making, according to a study (abstract 567) released at Digestive Disease Week (DDW) 2015. Further, ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Study clarifies surgical options for kidney cancer

Surgery is often the first step in treating kidney cancer, and new data from the University of Rochester Medical Center, which contradicts earlier research, questions whether removal of only the tumor (partial nephrectomy) ...

Medical research

Research shows way to improve stem cells' cartilage formation

(Medical Xpress)—Cartilage injuries are difficult to repair. Current surgical options generally involve taking a piece from another part of the injured joint and patching over the damaged area, but this approach involves ...

Surgery

Risk factors ID'd for cervical spinal surgery complications

(HealthDay)—Risk factors have been identified for medical complications following cervical spine surgery, with cardiac and pulmonary complications correlating with death within two years, according to research published ...

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