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Food intolerance testing: an interview with Dr Gill Hart

Food intolerance testing: an interview with Dr Gill Hart

Food intolerances are caused by adverse reactions to food or drink ingredients in your body. These are very different to food allergies. It is estimated that up to forty-five percent of the population suffers from food intolerances. [More]
UTSW surgeons remove acoustic neuromas through small incisions in the ear canals

UTSW surgeons remove acoustic neuromas through small incisions in the ear canals

A surgical team at UT Southwestern Medical Center is helping to pioneer a new minimally invasive procedure that extracts vertigo-inducing tumors from the inner ear without having to remove a large piece of skull, as is usually required. [More]
Zeus introduces new MRI-compatible LCP monofilament for vascular interventions

Zeus introduces new MRI-compatible LCP monofilament for vascular interventions

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) uses a strong magnetic field to image the body and is known as the gold standard in diagnostic imaging. [More]
Innovative procedure combining MRI and ultrasound can accurately diagnose prostate cancer

Innovative procedure combining MRI and ultrasound can accurately diagnose prostate cancer

New research confirms that an innovative procedure combining MRI and ultrasound to create a 3D image of the prostate can more accurately locate suspicious areas and help diagnose whether it's prostate cancer. [More]
Computerized model illuminates need for standardized care in heart, lung transplantations

Computerized model illuminates need for standardized care in heart, lung transplantations

Using the results from a computerized mathematical model, Johns Hopkins researchers investigated whether they could improve heart and lung transplantation procedures by transferring patients from low-volume to high-volume transplant centers. [More]
CWRU researchers to develop methods for improving MRI guidance in robotically controlled biopsies

CWRU researchers to develop methods for improving MRI guidance in robotically controlled biopsies

Researchers at Case Western Reserve University are developing methods for more effectively using a magnetic resonance imager (MRI) to guide a robotically controlled biopsy needle or heart catheter around organs, muscles and bones to their target tissue. [More]
New device could help improve outcomes of pelvic tumour surgeries

New device could help improve outcomes of pelvic tumour surgeries

Tumour surgery in the pelvis (urogenital and anal area) can lead to injuries of the regional nervous centre and therefore to bowel and bladder incontinence and sexual function disorders. [More]
FDA approval of VisuMax Femtosecond Laser expands surgical treatment options for myopia

FDA approval of VisuMax Femtosecond Laser expands surgical treatment options for myopia

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved the VisuMax Femtosecond Laser for the small incision lenticule extraction (SMILE) procedure to reduce or eliminate nearsightedness in certain patients 22 years of age or older. [More]
Study reveals effectiveness of endoscopic suturing of colon perforations

Study reveals effectiveness of endoscopic suturing of colon perforations

As the number of people receiving colonoscopies has increased in recent years, polyp detection has improved and the number of endoscopic procedures to remove polyps has increased. [More]
New scoring system may help expand pool of available kidneys in two ways

New scoring system may help expand pool of available kidneys in two ways

With over 120,000 patients in the United States waiting for a kidney transplant, scientists and physicians are constantly looking to expand the pool of available organs through increasing donation and optimizing allocation. [More]
Study reveals risk factors and outcomes of infective endocarditis after TAVR

Study reveals risk factors and outcomes of infective endocarditis after TAVR

Among patients undergoing transcatheter aortic valve replacement, younger age, male sex, history of diabetes mellitus, and moderate to severe residual aortic regurgitation were significantly associated with an increased risk of infective endocarditis, and patients who developed endocarditis had high rates of in-hospital mortality and 2-year mortality, according to a study appearing in the September 13 issue of JAMA. [More]
Study compares survival outcomes of two recommended lung cancer staging strategies

Study compares survival outcomes of two recommended lung cancer staging strategies

In a study appearing in the September 13 issue of JAMA, Jouke T. Annema, M.D., Ph.D., of the Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, and colleagues examined five-year survival after endosonography vs mediastinoscopy for mediastinal nodal staging of lung cancer. [More]
New paper provides insights into impact of music therapy on anxiety of surgical patients

New paper provides insights into impact of music therapy on anxiety of surgical patients

A new paper published in the September 2016 issue of the AORN Journal provides insights into the impact of implementing a music therapy program for surgical patients. [More]
Orlando Health to bring benefits of MRI-guided radiation therapy to Central Florida

Orlando Health to bring benefits of MRI-guided radiation therapy to Central Florida

Orlando Health will soon begin providing a new therapy that allows oncologists to see the tumor they are treating continuously during radiation therapy. [More]
Endovascular therapy may be effective treatment for distal stroke clots

Endovascular therapy may be effective treatment for distal stroke clots

Endovascular therapy for disabling strokes caused by a blockage in a more distal portion of a large vessel is effective and possibly superior to best medical management, according to a large multicenter retrospective study by The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. [More]
New NJR report highlights that patient factors can have major impact on revision of hip replacements

New NJR report highlights that patient factors can have major impact on revision of hip replacements

Younger joint replacement patients, who are likely to be more active, may put more strain on their implants and increase the risk of revision, a new report published today (Tuesday 13 September 2016) has said. [More]
The Christie increases efficiency of radiotherapy procedures with advanced automation software

The Christie increases efficiency of radiotherapy procedures with advanced automation software

The Christie NHS Foundation Trust, one of the largest cancer treatment centres in Europe, has increased efficiency in its Medical Physics and Engineering Department following the implementation of Mobius3D software from Oncology Systems Limited. [More]
Adolescent females have low rates of pregnancy screening prior to cancer treatment

Adolescent females have low rates of pregnancy screening prior to cancer treatment

A new study indicates that adolescent females with acute leukemia have low rates of pregnancy screening prior to receiving chemotherapy that can cause birth defects. [More]
One in five adolescents experience poor mental health after obesity surgery, research shows

One in five adolescents experience poor mental health after obesity surgery, research shows

Research from Lund University in Sweden shows that one in five adolescents who have undergone obesity surgery experience poor mental health. Some have even had suicidal thoughts. [More]
Liquid biopsies may be effective option for detecting mutations in advanced lung cancer patients

Liquid biopsies may be effective option for detecting mutations in advanced lung cancer patients

For patients with advanced lung cancer, a non-invasive liquid biopsy may be a more effective and suitable alternative to the gold standard tissue biopsy to detect clinically relevant mutations and help guide their course of treatment, suggests a new study published this week in the journal Clinical Cancer Research from researchers at the Abramson Cancer Center at the University of Pennsylvania. [More]
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