Oncology & Cancer

Neoadjuvant chemotherapy key to survival in pancreatic cancer

(HealthDay)—Three factors can predict survival in patients with borderline resectable (BR) or locally advanced (LA) pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC), according to a study published online April 2 in the Annals of ...

Surgery

Awake lumbar interbody fusion

As one can infer from the article title, "Endoscopic transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion without general anesthesia: operative and clinical outcomes in 100 consecutive patients with a minimum 1-year follow-up," by John ...

Oncology & Cancer

Robotically assisted devices not approved for cancer surgery

(HealthDay)—The use of robotically assisted surgical devices for breast removal and other cancer-related surgeries is not approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration because there is no proof of its safety or effectiveness ...

Oncology & Cancer

New algorithm boosts accuracy, speed of lung tumour identification

Computing scientists at the University of Alberta have developed a neural network that outperforms other state-of-the-art methods of identifying lung tumours from MRI scans—an advance that could help reduce damage to healthy ...

Gerontology & Geriatrics

Increasing frailty may lead to death

A new study published in Age and Ageing indicates that frail patients in any age group are more likely to die than those who are not frail.

Pediatrics

Pediatric anesthesia does not affect development outcomes

(HealthDay)—Young children who have surgical procedures that require general anesthesia do not have an increased risk for adverse child development outcomes, according to a study published online Nov. 5 in JAMA Pediatrics.

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