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No Difference in Post-Op Complications For Pregnant Women Undergoing General Surgery

May 14, 2015 9:28 am | by The Jama Network Journals | Comments

Historical data show that about one in 500 pregnant women require nonobstetric surgery, according to the study background.

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Research Shows How Antibodies Produce Vaccine-Like Effect Against Tumors

May 14, 2015 9:22 am | by Rockefeller University | Comments

It was unknown which Fc receptor was involved, or how the tumor killing led the immune system to generate memory T cells against these same antigens, in case the tumor producing them should return.

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Study Investigates Organ Quality From HIV Positive Donors

May 14, 2015 9:18 am | by University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine | Comments

The study revealed that there are nearly 400 HIV-positive potential organ donors who could be sources of donated organs annually for HIV-positive patients waiting for organ donations.

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Octopus Arm Inspires Future Surgical Tool

May 14, 2015 9:09 am | by Institute of Physics | Comments

The new tool concept has been inspired by the eight highly flexible arms of the octopus which have no rigid skeletal support and can thus easily adapt to the surrounding environment by twisting, changing their length or bending in any direction at any point along the arm.

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Highly Competitive Geographic Areas Have a Higher Annual Number of Liver Transplants

May 13, 2015 10:37 am | by Journal of American College of Surgeons | Comments

The Journal of American College of Surgeons study finds economic factors provide insight for addressing the disparity in access to liver transplantation.

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Single Low-Magnitude Electric Pulse Fights Inflammation

May 13, 2015 10:19 am | by North Shore-Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Health System | Comments

Prior to this study, it was not understood which vagus nerve fiber types were responsible for reducing the body's inflammatory activity.

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Food Dye Near Infrared Light Aids in Breast Resection

May 13, 2015 10:14 am | by The Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth | Comments

"This work is a significant step towards making NIR optical methods for intraoperative breast tumor margin assessment clinically feasible by not compromising the current surgical practice of inking resected specimens for margin orientation," explained a study investigator. 

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Trends Evident in Top 100 Lumbar Spine Surgery Papers

May 12, 2015 9:13 am | by Wolters Kluwer Health | Comments

Their results raise some interesting "questions, trends and observations"--including the finding that the two most-cited studies focus on situations when spinal surgery should not be performed.

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Feds Close Insurance Loopholes

May 12, 2015 9:04 am | by Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press | Comments

From contraception to colonoscopies, the Obama administration Monday closed a series of insurance loopholes on coverage of preventive care.

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From 1 Crib to 2: Conjoined Twins Separated at 5 Months

May 12, 2015 8:59 am | by Jason Dearen, Associated Press | Comments

"It was so awesome, walking up to the bed for the first time, and then it registered that I was just looking at Carter," the father said.

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Can the Supreme Court be Fair in Health Law Case?

May 11, 2015 10:09 am | by Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press | Comments

One poll reports only 1 person in 10 is highly confident that the justices will rely on objective interpretations of the law rather than their personal opinions.

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Nurses Cut Stress 40 Percent with Relaxation Steps

May 11, 2015 9:06 am | by Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center | Comments

"What's stressful about the work environment is never going to change. But what we were interested in changing was the nursing personnel's reaction to those stresses," a study author said. 

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Researchers Sound Out Scaffolds for Eardrum Replacement

May 11, 2015 8:52 am | by Institute of Physics | Comments

It is hoped the scaffolds can be used to replace eardrums when they become severely damaged, reducing the need for patients to have their own tissue used in reconstruction surgery.

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Liquid Biopsies Have Potential to Transform Cancer Care

May 11, 2015 8:43 am | by Marilynn Marchione, Associated Press | Comments

A new type of blood test is starting to transform cancer treatment, sparing some patients the surgical and needle biopsies long needed to guide their care.

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Dexamethasone Could Prevent Severe Kidney Injury After Heart Surgery

May 8, 2015 9:22 am | by American College Of Surgeons | Comments

Approximately 1 percent of patients undergoing cardiac surgery require dialysis to treat severe AKI that arises after surgery, and the incidence is higher among patients with pre-operative chronic kidney disease. 

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