Surgery

Muscle relaxants increase risk of respiratory complications

Muscle relaxants are a necessary part of anesthesia during certain major operations. However, studies have hinted at respiratory risks connected with these drugs. POPULAR, a major prospective observational European study ...

Medical research

Scientists grow functional vocal cord tissue in the lab

University of Wisconsin-Madison scientists have succeeded in growing functional vocal cord tissue in the laboratory, a major step toward restoring a voice to people who have lost their vocal cords to cancer surgery or other ...

Neuroscience

Do you hear what I hear?

(Medical Xpress) -- In both animals and humans, vocal signals used for communication contain a wide array of different sounds that are determined by the vibrational frequencies of vocal cords. For example, the pitch of someone's ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Damage to vocal cords could cause long-term COVID symptoms

(HealthDay)—Nerve damage to vocal cords could be the reason why some people recovering from COVID-19 suffer mysterious bouts of shortness of breath for months after shaking off the coronavirus, researchers say.

Surgery

Remove false teeth before general anesthetic, doctors warn

False teeth need to be taken out before a general anaesthetic, doctors warn in the journal BMJ Case Reports after a 72 year old's dentures got stuck in his throat during surgery to remove a harmless lump in his abdominal ...

Health

Why do I grunt when I bend over?

You never think it's going to happen to you. Then suddenly you're middle-aged and you find yourself grunting when you pick up something from the floor or groaning when you get out of the chair.

Surgery

Surgeon volume impacts parathyroidectomy outcomes

(HealthDay)—Patients undergoing parathyroidectomy by high-volume surgeons have a lower rate of vocal cord paralysis compared to patients of low-volume surgeons, according to a study published online April 20 in JAMA Otolaryngology-Head ...

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