Surgical Products (SP) connected with lead study author Joshua N. Goldstein, M.D., Ph.D., attending physician in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, to discuss his impressions of the study.
Patients with Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) are twice as likely to be...
“National Decline in Donor Heart Utilization With Regional Variability: 1995-2010,” published in...
"We found it's the Wild West," an expert says. "With a few notable exceptions, most registries are underdeveloped, underfunded and often are not based on sound scientific methodology."
Patients receiving blood or blood components face allergic and febrile (having symptoms of a fever) reactions, as well as serious complications such as lung injury and infectious disease.
Have you ever dreamed of taking fat from one area where you had a little too much, and transferring to somewhere you wanted a little more?
"The problem for these patients is that unless the hepatitis C is cured, the virus continues circulating in their blood infecting the new liver, usually within a few months of transplant. One-third of them have cirrhosis again within five years," explained a professor.
Since all infection prevention and control guidelines are evidence-based, it is important to stay up-to-date on safety and effectiveness data to protect healthcare personnel and their patients.
The study points to the need to develop interventions that target and remediate these barriers to comprehensive epilepsy care for children.
Eighty percent of patients who undergo bariatric surgery, which involve procedures that either limit the amount of food that can be consumed or reduce food absorption, are female, despite equal rates of obesity among American men and women.
Imagine a hand-held electronic device that could reduce pain and discomfort for patients, and allow doctors the freedom to use less medications to complement anesthesia. Now reach in your pocket, because chances are you already own one.
When educating medical students or residents to perform highly technical procedures, there is always a challenge to balance the educational mission with maintaining quality results and optimal patient care. Researchers took a look to see if there was a difference it patient outcomes depending on who performed the surgery.
While it is understandable that pathological and physiological factors influence a surgeon's choice of surgery for a particular patient, the results presented in this study suggest that physician discomfort with the operative complexities of a procedure may lead to selection of a technique associated with less favorable outcomes.
New evidence suggests that lung cancer surgery patients are at higher risk of developing venous thromboembolism, including deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE), than previously thought, with elevated risks of complications or death.
Weight loss is never easy, but it's important for overweight people with type 2 diabetes seeking to control their blood sugar levels and optimize their health.
Rates of infection with the deadly superbug Clostridium difficile were highest in the Northeast region of the country and in the spring season over the last 10 years.
When Harlan Dorbin passed away from a rare infection one month after his successful lung transplant surgery, his surgeon turned to Dorbin's sister and made a promise.
Results suggest that donor education prior to surgery may improve recovery and ease concerns about sexual function following the transplant.