A 20-year-old Air Force recruit who died of rabies had symptoms of the disease but wasn't tested before his organs were transplanted to four patients, one of whom died of rabies nearly 18 months later, federal health officials said Friday.
Drugmaker Merck & Co. said Friday that U.S. regulators have delayed a decision on whether to approve a drug, already rejected once, for helping anesthetized patients "wake up" after surgery.
The first controlled clinical trial to test the safety and efficacy of interventional endovascular therapy on the symptoms and progression of multiple sclerosis has found that the intervention, sometimes called the "liberation treatment," which has attracted intense interest in the global MS community, does not improve patient outcomes.
A new study has found that data collected through the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS NSQIP) may offer significant advantages in providing accurate readmission data compared with medical records data and even a surgical patient’s actual chart. The study appears in the March issue of the Journal of the American College of Surgeons.
The latest report, released Tuesday, covers 2011, and shows a total of 110 infections. The total was similar in 2010, but the new figure is 40 percent lower than expected based on national data.
A woman who was given a new liver, pancreas, stomach and small and large intestine at a Miami hospital in 2007 has delivered a healthy baby girl, believed to be the first known case of a five-organ transplant patient giving birth.
Pricey robotic surgery should not be the first or even second choice for most women who need a hysterectomy, says advice issued Thursday to doctors who help those women decide.
This study suggests that surgery is likely superior to radiation for the majority of men who have localized prostate cancer, especially the younger age group and those with no or few comorbidities.
A mixture of sequestration cuts is hindering the shift of American medicine from treatment to prevention of disease, and could leave US residents vulnerable to the growing threat of infectious diseases, according to analysts from leading research and consulting firm GlobalData.
From a drop in Medicare reimbursement to scaled-back funding for research and training programs, a majority of physician leaders say their organizations will be affected by the budget cuts caused by sequestration, according to a poll conducted by the American College of Physician Executives (ACPE).
I-Flow, LLC, a Kimberly-Clark Health Care Company and manufacturer of the ON-Q Pain Relief System (ON-Q), today announced a nationwide bus tour aimed at educating clinicians, administrators and other healthcare professionals about the importance of a post-operative pain management program.
Elective percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) can be done safely without on-site surgical backup, the MASS COMM trial affirmed.
The stenting technique called double-kissing (DK) crush bested the culotte method in tricky bifurcated lesions in patients with high-risk left main coronary disease, the DKCRUSH-III randomized trial found.
Dr. John Velyvis says that from his first contact with Robotic Knee Preservation and Restoration, he knew the days of radical total knee replacement being used as the go-to surgery for arthritic knee pain were numbered.
For patients with "drug-resistant" epilepsy requiring surgery, an updated stereoelectroencephalography (SEEG) technique provides a more efficient process for obtaining critical data for surgical planning.