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SCS therapy can be key to reducing use of opioids in patients battling chronic pain, study finds

SCS therapy can be key to reducing use of opioids in patients battling chronic pain, study finds

New research has found spinal cord stimulation (SCS) therapy can be key to reducing or stabilizing the use of opioids in patients battling chronic pain. [More]
STS releases first publicly accessible report of outcomes from lung cancer surgery

STS releases first publicly accessible report of outcomes from lung cancer surgery

The Society of Thoracic Surgeons has released the first publicly accessible national report of outcomes from lobectomy, a lung cancer procedure that removes a portion of the lung. [More]
Access to anesthesia care not increased when states ‘opt-out’ of Medicare rule, study finds

Access to anesthesia care not increased when states ‘opt-out’ of Medicare rule, study finds

Patient access to anesthesia care for seven common surgical procedures is not increased when states "opt-out" of the Medicare rule that requires anesthesia to be administered with physician supervision, reports a study published in the Online First edition of Anesthesiology, the peer-reviewed medical journal of the American Society of Anesthesiologists. [More]
Researchers develop new high-tech medical device to make brain surgery safer

Researchers develop new high-tech medical device to make brain surgery safer

A new high-tech medical device to make brain surgery safer has been developed by researchers at the University of Adelaide. [More]
Chemotherapy prior to surgery could improve prognosis in African-American breast cancer patients

Chemotherapy prior to surgery could improve prognosis in African-American breast cancer patients

Administering chemotherapy to African-American breast cancer patients prior to surgery could improve their prognosis and survival rates from the disease, according to a new study. [More]
A quarter of men could safely avoid prostate biopsy if MRI is used

A quarter of men could safely avoid prostate biopsy if MRI is used

Performing an MRI scan of men with suspected prostate cancer could spare a quarter of men from having to undergo prostate biopsy, according to a study published in The Lancet. [More]
Pre-operative enteral nutrition linked to reduced rates of complications after Crohn's disease surgery

Pre-operative enteral nutrition linked to reduced rates of complications after Crohn's disease surgery

Despite improvements in medical care, about two-thirds of patients with Crohn's disease develop complications requiring intestinal surgery at some time, and post-operative healing can be complicated. [More]
Mediplus to showcase drug delivery system at Arab Health

Mediplus to showcase drug delivery system at Arab Health

A pioneering IV administration set that allows clinicians to access a variety of pumps and deliver fluids in a safe manner will be launched at Arab Health 2017 by UK manufacturer, Mediplus. [More]
Technically advanced medication dispensing cabinet released by Omnicell

Technically advanced medication dispensing cabinet released by Omnicell

Reinforcing its reputation as a world-leading provider of automated healthcare solutions and medication adherence packaging, Omnicell UK & Ireland has launched a new generation of automated medication dispensing systems, Omnicell XT, at the forefront of technological advancement. [More]
More than half of AF patients who undergo catheter ablation become asymptomatic, study reports

More than half of AF patients who undergo catheter ablation become asymptomatic, study reports

More than half of patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) become asymptomatic after catheter ablation, reports the largest study of the procedure published today in European Heart Journal. [More]
Technical heart surgery procedure to be demonstrated at Arab Health 2017

Technical heart surgery procedure to be demonstrated at Arab Health 2017

A technically demanding cardiac surgery which provides hope to regional sufferers of Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy, a common inherited cardiac condition, will be demonstrated on the UK Pavilion at Arab Health 2017. [More]
High-donor-volume hospitals more likely to have improved OTPD rate than low-volume medical centers

High-donor-volume hospitals more likely to have improved OTPD rate than low-volume medical centers

Hospitals that manage the highest volume of deceased organ donors are 52 percent more likely to recover an above-average number of transplantable organs per donor compared with low-volume hospitals, according to results from a new study conducted across three U.S. donation regions. [More]
ICLIO white paper spotlights top-level concerns in delivering immunotherapies for cancer

ICLIO white paper spotlights top-level concerns in delivering immunotherapies for cancer

While momentum around immunotherapies for cancer continues to build, the high cost of these therapies places them at the center of debate about how best to define and measure value in cancer care. [More]
Lap band surgery can be safe and effective option to manage obesity during adolescence

Lap band surgery can be safe and effective option to manage obesity during adolescence

Lap band surgery has significant benefits for severely obese teenagers and, despite its controversial nature, should still be considered as a first option to manage obesity during adolescence, a new study has found. [More]
Chemotherapy-induced senescent cells promote side effects and cancer relapse

Chemotherapy-induced senescent cells promote side effects and cancer relapse

Standard chemotherapy is a blunt force instrument against cancer - and it's a rare cancer patient who escapes debilitating side effects from systemic treatments that mostly affect dividing cells, both malignant and healthy, throughout the body. [More]
Talking therapy strengthens connections in the brains of people with psychosis, study shows

Talking therapy strengthens connections in the brains of people with psychosis, study shows

A new study from King's College London and South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust has shown for the first time that cognitive behaviour therapy strengthens specific connections in the brains of people with psychosis, and that these stronger connections are associated with long-term reduction in symptoms and recovery eight years later. [More]
Bionic hand reconstruction offers hope for patients with global brachial plexopathies

Bionic hand reconstruction offers hope for patients with global brachial plexopathies

​Bionic hand? No longer only an image conjured by science fiction, bionic hands return functionality in cases of traumatic nerve and muscle loss. [More]
Recognition given to Edwards Lifesciences for hemodynamic monitoring product

Recognition given to Edwards Lifesciences for hemodynamic monitoring product

Edwards Lifesciences Corporation, the global leader in patient-focused innovations for structural heart disease and critical care monitoring, has received CE Mark for its HemoSphere advanced monitoring platform, which provides greater clarity on a patient’s hemodynamic status to enable clinicians to make timely, potentially life-saving decisions. [More]
Study reveals effects of heavy smoking on lower jaw dental implants

Study reveals effects of heavy smoking on lower jaw dental implants

Journal of Oral Implantology – Smoking causes a range of negative effects, particularly in the smoker’s mouth. The effects that smoking has on dental implants, however, is unclear. Even safe and effective treatments, such as dental implants, tend to fail more often in patients who smoke. [More]
Acupuncture may be effective treatment option to resolve excessive crying in colicky babies

Acupuncture may be effective treatment option to resolve excessive crying in colicky babies

Acupuncture may be an effective treatment option for babies with infantile colic--those who cry for more than 3 hours a day on 3 or more days of the week--reveals research published online in Acupuncture in Medicine. [More]
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