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Study: Exercise After Bariatric Surgery Beneficial

December 2, 2014 10:42 am | Comments

A new study by researchers at the Florida Hospital - Sanford-Burnham Translational Research Institute for Metabolism and Diabetes (TRI-MD) shows that patients who moderately exercise after bariatric surgery (weight-loss surgery) gain additional health improvements in glucose metabolism and cardiorespiratory fitness compared to patients who lead a sedentary lifestyle after surgery. ...

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CHOP Appoints Dr. John Flynn Chief of Orthopedic Surgery

December 2, 2014 10:21 am | Comments

On Monday, the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) announced the selection of John M. "Jack" Flynn, M.D., a nationally prominent specialist in pediatric orthopedic surgery, as its new chief of the Division of Orthopedic Surgery. ...    

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Milwaukee Hospital Uses 3-D Technology to Navigate Through Delicate Liver Surgery

December 2, 2014 10:00 am | by Mark Johnson of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel | Comments

"OK. So, this is our guy," said the surgeon, T. Clark Gamblin. "This is his liver." A precise, three-dimensional image of a human liver floated along the computer screen, rotating slowly. The liver was shaded light blue and a few red blood vessels snaked through it. On the liver's left side was an area shaded brown ...

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Researchers Use 3-D Printing to Guide Human Face Transplants

December 1, 2014 11:29 am | Comments

Researchers are using computed tomography (CT) and 3-D printing technology to recreate life-size models of patients' heads to assist in face transplantation surgery, according to a study presented today at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA).... 

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Complication Rate Low in Nose Job Using Patient's Rib Cage

December 1, 2014 11:10 am | Comments

Using a patient's own rib cartilage (autologous) for rhinoplasty appears to be associated with low rates of overall long-term complications and problems at the rib site where the cartilage is removed, according to a report published online by JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery. ... 

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Artificial Pancreas Treatment Shown to Improve Type 1 Diabetes

December 1, 2014 10:53 am | Comments

The world's first clinical trial comparing three alternative treatments for type 1 diabetes was conducted in Montréal by researchers at the IRCM and the University of Montreal, led by endocrinologist Dr. Rémi Rabasa-Lhoret. ...      

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Minimally Invasive Neck Surgery Has Setbacks

December 1, 2014 10:31 am | Comments

McMaster University researchers have found that current evidence does not support the routine use of minimally invasive surgery to remove herniated disc material pressing on the nerve root or spinal cord in the neck or lower back. ...    

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Supreme Court Rejects Blood Transfusion Case

December 1, 2014 10:07 am | Comments

The Supreme Court won't hear an appeal from the estate of a Michigan woman who died following a kidney transplant after turning down a blood transfusion because of her religious beliefs.           

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Fasting Before Surgery Falling Out of Flavor

November 26, 2014 12:18 pm | by Paul Sisson, San Diego Union-Tribune | Comments

Pushed by a new protocol developed in Europe, the midnight fast before surgery is gradually falling out of favor with American doctors and creating a potential sweet spot for one local company. ...       

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Guidelines Developed for Prevention and Treatment of Postop Delirium in Older Patients

November 26, 2014 11:49 am | Comments

A new guideline is available to help health care providers prevent and treat one of the most common postoperative complications in older patients, delirium, which is an episode of sudden confusion ...        

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Breast Cancer: New Insights Into Spread Could Yield Better Tests, Treatments

November 26, 2014 11:22 am | Comments

A study combining tumor cells from patients with breast cancer with a laboratory model of blood vessel lining provides the most compelling evidence so far that a specific trio of cells is required for the spread of breast cancer ...    

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New Back Surgery Technology Gives Ailing Woman Promising Future

November 26, 2014 10:47 am | by Meghan Yost, WTNH.com | Comments

At the recent weddings of both her son and daughter, Julie Chasse danced the night away. “I actually bent my knees and kind of wiggled,” Chasse recalled. But that almost wasn’t possible. “I’ve had back pain for years, and as the years passed, it started radiating down my left leg and then to my right leg and my sciatica,” Chasse explained ...

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Team Finds Drug Repurposing Signal In E-Health Records

November 25, 2014 11:55 am | Comments

With research and development costs for many drugs reaching well into the billions, pharmaceutical companies want more than ever to determine whether their drugs already at market have any hidden therapeutic benefits that could warrant putting additional indications on the label and increasing production ...

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Superbug In SE Michigan Shows Recent Decline

November 25, 2014 10:58 am | Comments

A new study finds a decrease in an emergent strain of methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA) that is resistant to last line defense antibiotics. Researchers examined the prevalence of vancomycin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (VRSA) infections in southeastern Michigan, where the majority of these infections have occurred in the U.S.

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Wireless Electronic Implants Stop Staph, Then Dissolve

November 25, 2014 10:37 am | Comments

Researchers at Tufts University, in collaboration with a team at the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, have demonstrated a resorbable electronic implant that eliminated bacterial infection in mice by delivering heat to infected tissue when triggered by a remote wireless signal ... 

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