Archived Medical News Stories

RSSArchived Medical Procedure News Stories - 2004

Date Title Comments Rating
2004-12-28 Speculoscopy directly after a Pap smear may detect more cervical lesions than the Pap test alone 0 None
2004-12-27 Laser therapy may be considered by arthritis patients as a safe Vioxx alternative 0 None
2004-12-22 40-year tale of investigation and innovation into the challenge of hip implant failure 0 None
2004-12-21 Success of surgery for ovarian cancer 0 None
2004-12-20 Confusion over Lasik eye surgery terminology 0 None
2004-12-13 Landmark revascularization procedure 0 None
2004-12-08 Cardiovascular experts issue blueprint for safer X-Ray imaging 0 None
2004-12-07 Cardiac surgery mortality rates continue to decline 0 None
2004-12-06 New surgical procedure enables men born with a very small penis to acquire an average-sized one 1 5
2004-12-06 Smoking, a major problem in plastic surgery 0 None
2004-12-06 Heart Hospital begins experimental cell therapy 0 None
2004-12-04 System helps physicians prevent radiation-induced skin injuries to patients 0 None
2004-11-29 Virtual colonoscopy raises issues for further study 0 None
2004-11-24 Bypass surgery on a beating heart is an excellent option for many patients with blocked heart arteries 0 None
2004-11-24 Revolutionary new procedure an alternative to spinal fusion 1 None
2004-11-20 Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation to treat major depression 0 None
2004-11-18 More clinical trials needed to evaluate the benefits of complementary therapies for cancer patients 0 None
2004-11-18 The United States has seen a steep rise in caesareans to women with no reported medical risk 0 None
2004-11-16 Pioneering surgical technique for treatment of breast cancer 0 None
2004-11-14 Hysteroscopic sterilization will save patients money compared to laparoscopic tubal ligation 0 5
2004-11-10 Plastic surgeons can reduce breast augmentation re-operation rate by over 15 percent 0 None
2004-11-08 Second successful human ovarian to arm transplant in the world 0 None
2004-11-04 Treatment to control gastroesophageal reflux disease in children found to be ineffective 0 5
2004-11-04 The ethics of face transplants 0 None
2004-11-04 A British first, patient receives heart pump through groin, avoiding the need for surgery 0 5
2004-11-01 Uterine fibroid treatment option 'safe and effective' 0 None
2004-10-28 Fetal tissue restores lost sight from retinitis pigmentosa 5 None
2004-10-26 First ever common standards for cardiac resuscitation 0 None
2004-10-25 Excessive sweating now has less invasive treatment 1 1
2004-10-25 Two hearts are better than one for toddler 0 None
2004-10-25 For the first time, the public will have the extraordinary opportunity to observe live brain surgery 0 None
2004-10-22 Novel and efficient protocol to evaluate and rehabilitate the voice of patients who have undergone laryngectomy 0 None
2004-10-22 Deep brain stimulation could help alleviate Parkinson’s symptoms on both sides of the body 0 None
2004-10-22 Telling the truth about donor insemination 0 None
2004-10-22 Mild pulses of electrical energy just as effective as more powerful and painful shocks to interrupt life-threatening rapid heartbeats 0 None
2004-10-20 Recommendations made for new research to settle questions on in vitro fertilization (IVF) 0 None
2004-10-18 Weight loss surgery reduces components of metabolic syndrome in obese patients 0 None
2004-10-18 Small delay after birth when cutting umbilical cord of a premature baby appears to lessen chances of bleeding 0 None
2004-10-13 Myths and facts about weight loss and liposuction 0 None
2004-10-13 Dermatologists now have many treatment options that can significantly reduce the appearance of scars or make them disappear all together 0 None
2004-10-13 Research in children has shown that blood loss after heart surgery can be minimized if fresh whole blood is used for transfusions 0 None
2004-10-13 Plastic surgeons successfully perform entire face reconstruction with minimal scarring in a single procedure 0 None
2004-10-10 Massive weight loss patients should be aware that body contouring may require surgeons to address the entire body circumferentially 0 None
2004-10-10 Barbed sutures, ultrasonic body contouring and soft tissue fillers offer patients faster results without the downtime of surgery 0 None
2004-10-08 Radiological examinations, such as chest x-rays and CT scans, confer a definite long term risk of cancer 0 None
2004-10-07 Functional endoscopic sinus surgery can help people suffering from chronic fatigue caused by sinusitis 0 None
2004-10-06 Best approach for repairing breaks in bone separating brain from the nasal cavity is through the nasal cavity 0 None
2004-10-05 AMA condemns new Oklahoma rule allowing non-physicians to perform eye surgery 0 None
2004-10-05 What is wavefront lasik eye surgery? 0 None
2004-10-04 $75 million over 5 years to study islet transplantation in patients with type 1 diabetes 0 None
2004-10-04 New technique to treat condition called funnel chest, or pectus excavatum 1 None
2004-10-04 Episiotomy does not reduce the risk of injury to infants during a complicated birth 0 None
2004-09-29 Complete laparoscopic skills training curriculum based entirely in the laboratory 0 1
2004-09-22 Acupuncture more effective at reducing nausea and vomiting after major breast surgery than the leading medication 0 4
2004-09-21 Intravenous access for ear tube placement surgery has no added benefit 0 None
2004-09-21 Cosmetic surgery less risky and less painful than plastic surgery 0 None
2004-09-20 Breast reconstruction at the time of mastectomy does not delay post-operative chemotherapy for women with breast cancer 0 None
2004-09-17 Mastoidectomy does not decrease the possibility that young patients will develop a middle ear infection 0 None
2004-09-17 Study compares coblation tonsillectomy to traditional method of removing tonsils 1 None
2004-09-17 Coronary angioplasty within 24 hours of medical therapy could improve the outcome for heart-attack patients 0 None
2004-09-16 Maggots may help decrease the risk of post-operative infections 0 None
2004-09-16 Sclerosants in microfoam are the treatment of choice for ulcers of varicose origin 0 None
2004-09-16 CT use has actually decreased imaging costs by 22% per patient 0 None
2004-09-14 New test to determine whether tuberculosis sufferers are taking their prescribed antibiotics 0 None
2004-09-14 Cryoablation preferred option for treatment of breast fibroadenoma 2 5
2004-09-14 Non-surgical needle biopsies in the lung may eliminate the need for children to undergo surgery 0 None
2004-09-14 BNCT treatment has had an excellent response in a patient with head and neck cancer 0 None
2004-09-13 A new non-invasive test for kidney disease 0 None
2004-09-10 Therapeutic hypothermia improves the chances of recovery among those who suffer from cardiac arrest 0 None
2004-09-02 Study of the effects of liposuction on different parts of the body finds the procedure to be safe under proper conditions 0 None
2004-09-02 Proven clinical efficiency key to success of nascent European bone graft substitutes market 0 None
2004-09-01 Chemotherapy experts refute ASCO recommendations on use of drug sensitivity and resistance assays 0 None
2004-08-30 Medicare approves University of Kentucky lung transplants 0 None
2004-08-26 Surgeons remodel and replace man's jaw bone allowing him to eat first dinner in 9 years 0 None
2004-08-25 Less invasive procedure to repair aortic aneurysm could reduce death by two-thirds 0 None
2004-08-23 Excessive use of diathermy could lead to increased haemorrhage rates 0 None
2004-08-18 Limb-sparing technique called rotationplasty helps very young children with bone cancer 0 None
2004-08-17 Methods using preventive analgesia to treat pain after surgery before it develops 0 None
2004-08-17 New colon cancer guidelines 0 None
2004-08-16 Physicians today perform more colonoscopies than necessary 0 None
2004-08-15 Suctioning babies to prevent a potentially fatal respiratory disease is probably ineffective 0 1
2004-08-13 Concern over media coverage surrounding the Tronado microwave treatment of cancer 0 None
2004-08-12 CPR and rapid defibrillation is best for cardiac arrest outside of a hospital 0 None
2004-08-12 Could the cure for cancer have been ignored for 30 years? 0 None
2004-08-11 Patients at low risk of dying after coronary artery bypass graft surgery fare better with high-volume surgeons 0 None
2004-08-05 Best approach to removing a diseased thyroid may be from under the arm 0 None
2004-08-05 Single, uniform standard of care for performing laser eye surgery procedures 0 None
2004-08-05 Physicians offer several promising and unique approaches to brain tumor treatment 0 None
2004-08-05 Henry Ford Hospital doctors have successfully completed 1,000 robotic prostatectomies 0 None
2004-08-05 New screening test for oesophageal (food pipe) cancer 0 None
2004-08-02 The Woods Technique of Follicular Relocation - single hair follicle transplant micro-surgery 0 None
2004-08-02 A more direct lateral approach to minimally invasive procedures 0 None
2004-07-29 New surgical technique for larynx reconstruction 0 None
2004-07-29 What is wavefront LASIK? 0 None
2004-07-26 Innovative treatment for cancer patients who have previously undergone chemotherapy, surgery or radiotherapy 0 None
2004-07-22 Radial artery appears to be a safe alternative to femoral artery for catheter procedures 0 None
2004-07-21 Unique dual laparoscopic surgical procedure 0 None
2004-07-20 Radiance FN/Radiesse injectable implant material appears effective and well tolerated by patients undergoing facial soft tissue augmentation 0 None
2004-07-19 Iraqi child undergoes heart surgery in New York 0 None
2004-07-17 Physician task force sets out knowledge criteria for clinicians who want to consider themselves experts in this growing field 0 None
2004-07-15 Nose reshaping (rhinoplasty), the most frequently performed surgical procedure among teenagers 0 4
2004-07-08 New guidelines for treating heart attacks 0 None
2004-07-07 New minimally invasive surgery - flexible transgastric peritoneoscopy, or FTP 0 None
2004-07-07 New information helps lung cancer patients better understand treatment 0 None
2004-07-05 Plastic Surgeons urge caution for patients considering plastic surgery holiday packages 0 None
2004-07-05 A new protocol for bone marrow transplants 0 None
2004-07-02 Guidelines for determining the best possible time to receive bone marrow transplants 0 None
2004-06-29 Immune modulation therapy, latest treatment for people with chronic heart failure 0 None
2004-06-29 Repeating balloon angioplasty and/or stenting procedures in elderly patients add more than $700 million a year to Medicare expenses 0 None
2004-06-29 New heart surgery without opening chest 0 1
2004-06-29 Patients being sent abroad for operations that could be performed in the UK 0 5
2004-06-29 Iraqi doctors and senior nurses learn new techniques in head and neck cancer management 0 None
2004-06-28 Alograft ankle transplant - ankle of a cadaver to replace an ankle damaged by arthritis or trauma 0 4.3
2004-06-23 Partial breast radiation procedure may benefit cancer patients 0 None
2004-06-22 Safety first for all 40 million patients admitted for surgery in the U.S 0 None
2004-06-17 More precise and less invasive procedure for prostate cancer detection 0 None
2004-06-16 No beneficial medical effects from liposuction 0 None
2004-06-15 Pain after surgery worse with age 0 None
2004-06-11 Second opinion from another obstetrician could reduce the frequency of caesarean births in Latin America 0 None
2004-06-11 First robotic heart operations in the southern hemisphere 0 None
2004-06-10 Knee replacement operations have more than doubled in a decade 0 None
2004-06-05 Surgery in addition to compression treatment could reduce the risk of recurrent leg ulcers 0 None
2004-06-05 Cervical cerclage, stitching to close cervix called into question 0 None
2004-06-03 Umbilical cord blood and bone marrow transplants slow the progression of many cancers 0 None
2004-05-27 ABIOMED has announced the 14th implantation of replacement heart 0 None
2004-05-21 Combination radiation treatment for brain cancer leads to better life 0 None
2004-05-21 Pulsed-dye laser surgery for voice disorders better all round 0 None
2004-05-19 Higher volume may not guarantee higher quality angioplasty and stenting 0 None
2004-05-18 Matching method allows surgeons to successfully transplant kidneys that would otherwise be discarded 0 None
2004-05-17 Interventional radiologists now are able to treat using minimally invasive procedures 0 5
2004-05-17 Regional review boards improve liver transplant allocation 0 None
2004-05-13 Key hole colon surgery effective 0 None
2004-05-12 10 years of IVF procedures show frozen sperm as good as fresh 0 None
2004-05-12 A strengthened cement has been devised specifically for facial reconstructive surgery 0 None
2004-05-06 Aortic screening programme in the UK could save lives at reasonable cost 0 None
2004-05-05 Cervical Dysplasia treatment linked to water breaking too early 0 None
2004-05-04 Radiologists use CT-Scans to inject gene therapy into tumors 0 None
2004-05-04 FDA approves INFUSE® bone graft which improves fracture healing 0 None
2004-05-03 IMRT controls head and neck cancer reducing radiation side effects 0 None
2004-05-03 Wyeth gets FDA approval for a novel protein device that enhances bone healing 0 None
2004-05-03 Chemical thumbprint can help determine if tumor is returning or dying 0 None
2004-05-03 Elastic titanium nails help children recover faster from a broken leg than the traditional cast treatment 0 None
2004-05-02 Custom or Wavefront-guided LASIK produces superior vision quality compared to traditional LASIK eye surgery 0 None
2004-05-02 New technique to deliver gene therapy to soft-tissue tumors 0 None
2004-05-01 Warning to parents-to-be that non-medical ultrasounds are unapproved, inappropriate, and possibly even risky 0 None
2004-04-30 Children's Surgery International to help peruvian children with facial deformities 0 None
2004-04-29 Having your tonsils removed gets more complicated if you have a bleeding disorder 0 None
2004-04-28 Study shows prostate brachytherapy using ‘Radioactive Seeds’ is an effective alterantive to surgery or external radiation 0 None
2004-04-28 PET imaging has recently been shown to aid in the diagnosis of particular neurological syndromes associated with cancer 0 None
2004-04-28 Bypass surgery results in better five-year survival than balloon angioplasty and stent procedures 0 None
2004-04-28 New Caesarean section guidelines from the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists 0 None
2004-04-28 Less complications with open surgery when dealing with hernia repair 0 None
2004-04-27 Anesthesiologists battle post-op pain 0 None
2004-04-25 Fewer recurrences and complications overall with open surgery than with laparoscopic surgery 0 None
2004-04-24 First pancreatic islet cell transplant in Alabama 0 None
2004-04-22 Mass spectrometry offers promising diagnostic test for sleeping sickness 0 None
2004-04-22 Transplant survival rates decreased significantly (43%) when patients had abnormal or diseased aortic valves before receiving an LVAD 0 None
2004-04-21 FDA recommends approval of stenting to prevent stroke 0 None
2004-04-20 New device gives surgeons precision and control during heart bypass surgery 0 None
2004-04-20 LASIK surgery affected by humidity and temperature 0 None
2004-04-18 MRI Patients in Canadian capital cities are getting the procedure sooner than regional areas 0 None
2004-04-17 Trends in embryo-transfer practice and assisted reproductive technology 0 None
2004-04-16 Patient uses inorganic blood substitute 0 None
2004-04-14 CT colonography not presently a viable option for colorectal cancer screening 0 None
2004-04-14 Ultrasound therapy does nothing to help an injured skeletal muscle heal any faster 0 None
2004-04-14 Differing views on virtual colonoscopy accuracy 0 None
2004-04-14 Pittsburgh eye center to offer refractive procedure for presbyopia 0 None
2004-04-13 Hip fracture patients should be operated on within 24 hours to reduce pain 0 None
2004-04-13 CT colonography lacks the sensitivity of conventional colonoscopy 0 None
2004-04-13 Hospital stay for heart attack shortest ever 0 None
2004-04-12 Transplants of older kidneys work as well as younger ones 0 None
2004-04-12 Process to minimize the side effect of painful arthritis 0 None
2004-04-11 More Americans resorting to stomach-shrinking surgery 0 None
2004-04-06 Patients with coronary artery blockages can be treated safely using drug coated stents 0 None
2004-04-05 Number of breaths given during CPR may be linked to survival 0 None
2004-04-05 Surgeons suggests that the development of osteoarthritis in the knee following an injury may be both predictable and preventable 0 None
2004-04-01 New treatment for Tourette Syndrome, patients experience significant resolution of symptoms following brain surgery 0 4
2004-03-30 First large-scale clinical trial of chelation therapy, a controversial treatment for heart disease 1 None
2004-03-29 Cardiac sympathetic denervation the heart’s control from the sympathetic nervous system 0 5
2004-03-26 A simple blood test could determine whether older women with diabetes would benefit from, or be harmed by, vitamin doses designed to protect their ailing hearts 0 None
2004-03-26 New computerized tool to assist surgeons in planning cryosurgery 0 None
2004-03-26 Growth factor protein succeeds in growing new coronary arteries 2 None
2004-03-23 Risk Assessment of Diabetic Retiopathy Improved by Screening Methods 0 None
2004-03-22 New Treatment for Chronic Head Pain 0 None
2004-03-22 Information about Lasik eye surgery, a new technique to treat cataracts 0 None


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