A review of the available medical literature suggests that data on experience-related outcomes in children's surgery are limited and vary widely in methodologic quality.
Researchers at the University of Virginia (UVA) Health System recommend radiosurgery for treating unruptured arteriovenous malformations (AVMs), because the procedure has a reasonable benefit-to-risk profile. They base this recommendation on an evaluation of clinical and radiographic outcomes in 444 patients treated with radiosurgery for unruptured AVMs at their institution.
In a nationwide study of patients undergoing surgery for cancer, Henry Ford Hospital researchers have found that while infections during hospital stays increased during a 10-year period, the death rate from those infections dropped.
Ansell, a leader in protection solutions, will sponsor the 2013 Nurse Executive Leadership Series created by the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN). This innovative program is designed to focus on the unique needs of the perioperative Nurse Executive.
A new mechanism from TRUMPF Medical Systems that makes attaching and removing its surgical table components easier and safer has been named a winner in the world’s oldest and most prestigious design awards competition. The new TRUMPF EasyView component coupler was honored in the GOOD DESIGN Awards. The competition, founded in 1950, is organized by The Chicago Athenaeum: Architecture and Design Museum, along with The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies.
Laparoscopic repair of incisional hernia offered some advantages compared with open surgical repair, but failed to reduce postoperative pain or improve other outcome measures, according to a randomized trial.
Outcomes after surgery have always been difficult to determine. Now a new case study on more than 500 hip procedures highlights that complication rates may be even higher than previous reports.
Have a heart problem? If it's fixable, there's a good chance it can be done without surgery, using tiny tools and devices that are pushed through tubes into blood vessels.
Experts say a Maryland man who died last month of rabies might have been spared under transplant recommendations that hadn't yet been published when he got a kidney from an infected donor in 2011.
According to a new study, the last few meals before surgery might make a difference in recovery after surgery. Fat tissue is one of the most dominant components that make up the body, and fat tissue is always traumatized during major surgery.
Minimally invasive procedures significantly lower health payer costs and result in fewer missed work-days when compared to open surgery, according to a study published this week.
A medical device industry analyst says Abbott Laboratories is unlikely to win approval anytime soon for its device used to repair heart valve problems, following a tepid endorsement by government experts.
In addition to improving life quality and diminishing pain, total hip replacement (THR) is associated with reduced mortality, heart failure, depression, and diabetes rates in Medicare patients with osteoarthritis, according to a new study.
For the first time, the Joint Section on Disorders of the Spine and Peripheral Nerves of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS) and the American Association of Neurological Surgeons issued a recommendation against the use of steroids in acute spinal cord injury in the first 24 to 48 hours after an injury is sustained.
Intermountain Medical Center Uses SynCardia Total Artificial Heart To Bridge 31-Year-Old Father To A Heart TransplantMarch 21, 2013 11:47 am | Comments
SynCardia Systems, Inc. announced today that Andrew Weaver, a 31-year-old husband and father of one who arrived at Intermountain Medical Center in Salt Lake City in grave condition, has been successfully bridged to a heart transplant with the SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart and discharged home.