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Plant-based medication after cardiac surgery shows mixed results in reducing complications

Plant-based medication after cardiac surgery shows mixed results in reducing complications

Administration of colchicine, a plant-based medication commonly used to treat gout, before and after cardiac surgery showed mixed results in reducing potential complications from this type of surgery, but it did increase the risk of gastrointestinal adverse effects, according to a study published by JAMA. [More]
Bariatric surgery can provide valuable benefits to the brain

Bariatric surgery can provide valuable benefits to the brain

At bariatric facilities like Dr. Feiz and Associates, the life-changing benefits of bariatric surgery, including reduced risk of diabetes, cardiovascular disease and endocrine disorders are well established. [More]
Review of clinical trials based on administering antidepressants for chronic postsurgical pain

Review of clinical trials based on administering antidepressants for chronic postsurgical pain

After a systematic review of clinical trials based on administering antidepressants for acute and chronic postsurgical pain, researchers have concluded that more trials are needed to determine whether these drugs should be prescribed for postsurgical pain on a regular basis. [More]
Researchers report possible therapy that could help treat patients infected with SUDV

Researchers report possible therapy that could help treat patients infected with SUDV

Ebola is a rare, but deadly disease that exists as five strains, none of which have approved therapies. [More]
Scientists explore ways to personalise radiotherapy dose given to lung cancer patients

Scientists explore ways to personalise radiotherapy dose given to lung cancer patients

Manchester scientists are working out how to safely increase the radiotherapy dose given to lung cancer patients - potentially offering improved local control and survival. [More]
Ethicon unveils three new devices at IFSO 2014 to address unique challenges of bariatric procedures

Ethicon unveils three new devices at IFSO 2014 to address unique challenges of bariatric procedures

Ethicon is introducing three new endocutter and energy products designed to help address the unique challenges of bariatric procedures such as sleeve gastrectomy and gastric bypass. [More]
Use of VISIUS iMRI in brain tumor surgery results in complete tumor removal

Use of VISIUS iMRI in brain tumor surgery results in complete tumor removal

IMRIS Inc. today announced that a recently published article in the journal Neurosurgery is the highest level clinical evidence to show that the use of VISIUS® intraoperative MRI in brain tumor surgery results in complete tumor removal in more patients with glioma tumors. [More]
Sorrento receives funding to advance immunotherapy targeting WISP1 for treatment of IPF

Sorrento receives funding to advance immunotherapy targeting WISP1 for treatment of IPF

Sorrento Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: SRNE; Sorrento), a late-stage clinical oncology company developing new treatments for cancer and its associated pain, today announced that it has received funding to advance an immunotherapy targeting WNT1-Inducible Signaling Protein-1 (WISP1) for the potential treatment of IPF, which affects more than 100,000 Americans. [More]
Study: US experienced widespread adoption of robot-assisted prostate removal surgery in recent years

Study: US experienced widespread adoption of robot-assisted prostate removal surgery in recent years

A new study reveals that the US has experienced widespread adoption of robot-assisted prostate removal surgery to treat prostate cancer in recent years. The BJU International study also found that while such surgeries are more expensive than traditional surgeries, their costs are decreasing over time. [More]
Patients with mild osteoarthritis may not benefit from knee surgery

Patients with mild osteoarthritis may not benefit from knee surgery

A new study indicates that there is no apparent benefit to arthroscopic knee surgery for age-related tears of the meniscus in comparison with nonsurgical or sham treatments. [More]
Cancer can be changed from terminal to chronic by cutting liver piece by piece

Cancer can be changed from terminal to chronic by cutting liver piece by piece

New surgical methods give hope to patients with cancer that has spread from the intestine to the liver. The disease can be changed from terminal to chronic by cutting the liver piece by piece using keyhole surgery. [More]
eRelevance completes integration with Nextech for Plastic Surgery and Dermatology practices

eRelevance completes integration with Nextech for Plastic Surgery and Dermatology practices

eRelevance Corporation (www.erelevancecorp.com), a progressive Health IT services company, announced today that it has completed integration with Nextech, a popular Electronic Medical Records (EMR) solution for Plastic Surgery and Dermatology practices. [More]
Doctor offers four important benefits of laser back surgery

Doctor offers four important benefits of laser back surgery

The spinal column is one of the most delicate and essential areas of the human body. Signals carried to and from the brain through the column control many key functions of our motor skills and nervous system. [More]

Cognitive therapy combined with antidepressant drug effective for severe nonchronic depression

The odds that a person who suffers from severe, nonchronic depression will recover are improved by as much as 30 percent if they are treated with a combination of cognitive therapy and antidepressant medicine rather than by antidepressants alone. [More]
New gene therapy protects mice from life-threatening heart condition

New gene therapy protects mice from life-threatening heart condition

A new gene therapy developed by researchers at the University of Missouri School of Medicine has been shown to protect mice from a life-threatening heart condition caused by muscular dystrophy. [More]
Regular blood transfusion therapy reduces recurrence of strokes in kids with sickle cell anemia

Regular blood transfusion therapy reduces recurrence of strokes in kids with sickle cell anemia

Vanderbilt-led research, as part of an international, multicenter trial, found regular blood transfusion therapy significantly reduces the recurrence of silent strokes and strokes in children with sickle cell anemia who have had pre-existing silent strokes, according to study results released today in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM). [More]
Risk of urinary tract infections after prostate biopsy highest in men with prior infections

Risk of urinary tract infections after prostate biopsy highest in men with prior infections

Risk of Urinary Tract Infections after Prostate Biopsy Highest in Men with Prior Infections or Significant Comorbidities, Report Swedish Researchers in The Journal Of Urology® [More]
Study explores the effectiveness of stents in treating vein obstructions

Study explores the effectiveness of stents in treating vein obstructions

Jobst Vascular Institute is conducting pioneering research that looks at using stents to treat blocked veins. For years, stents - small mesh tubes - have been used to treat narrowed or blocked arteries; however none are specifically designed for use in veins. [More]
Death rate increases with hospitals shift from inpatient procedures to outpatient for urological surgeries

Death rate increases with hospitals shift from inpatient procedures to outpatient for urological surgeries

As hospitals have shifted an array of common urological surgeries from inpatient procedures to outpatient, potentially preventable deaths have increased following complications. [More]
Study highlights importance of monitoring urologic surgery patients for potential complications

Study highlights importance of monitoring urologic surgery patients for potential complications

In recent years, a shift from inpatient to outpatient surgery in the U.S. for commonly performed urologic procedures has coincided with increasing deaths following complications that were potentially recognizable or preventable. The finding, which comes from a recent study published in BJU International, indicates the importance of monitoring urologic surgery patients for potential complications. [More]