Health

Patient death rates higher on surgeons' birthdays

Patients who undergo surgery on the surgeon's birthday experience higher mortality compared with patients who undergo surgery on other days of the year, finds a US study in the Christmas issue of The BMJ.

Surgery

Device safely treats brain swelling 'undercover'

It's slightly shorter in length than a credit card and only as thick as a stack of seven pennies, but the medical device known as the valve-agnostic cranial implant (VACI) has proven large in its quality-of-life return for ...

Cardiology

Surgeons successfully treat brain aneurysms using a robot

Using a robot to treat brain aneurysms is feasible and could allow for improved precision when placing stents, coils and other devices, according to late breaking science presented today at the American Stroke Association's ...

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