While the number of people – especially women – who have a minimally invasive procedure to remove kidney stones has risen in recent years, so has the rate of complications related to the surgery, according to a published study.
The American Urogynecologic Society recommends preserving all surgical options including transvaginal mesh for pelvic organ prolapse and adopting recently published credentialing guidelines.
Federal health officials issued a rare warning Tuesday about doctors' ownership of shares in medical device companies that allow them to profit from performing surgeries with those products.
For morbidly obese men, levels of sex hormones increased after bariatric surgery, in some cases to higher levels than expected based on the amount of weight loss, researchers found.
Steris Corporation has recently signed a non-exclusive agreement that assigns CenTrak, Inc. as a selected active RTLS supplier for STERIS’s RealView Visual Workflow Management Software. This advanced solution is a live, patient-centric, Lean visual management system that transforms the entire perioperative continuum of care into a high-performance environment.
After more than a year of efforts to find a facility to perform the surgery on 56-year-old Robert Foley, the University of Louisville Hospital and the University of Kentucky Medical Center turned down the state's request.
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.