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16 Mar 2017 - 19 Mar 2017

Surgical Techniques

Image: A new study suggests a link between the removal of ovaries during hysterectomy and an increase in heart disease, cancer, and premature death (Photo courtesy of Shutterstock).

Ovary Removal Linked to Increased Heart Disease

Researchers at the University of Warwick and the NHS Foundation Trust, University Hospitals Birmingham conducted a nationwide retrospective study of the English Hospital Episode Statistics database to look for associations between removal of all ovarian tissue, versus conservation of at least one ovary at the time of hysterectomy with important health outcomes, such as ischemic heart disease, cancer, and all-cause mortality. The study included 113,679 women aged 35-45 who had had a hysterectomy for benign conditions between April 2004 and March 2014. More...
23 Feb 2017
Image: Research shows laparoscopic surgery for colorectal cancer could result in incomplete excision (Photo courtesy of Getty Images).

Oncologic Safety of Laparoscopic Rectal Cancer Surgery Is Dubious

Patients undergoing laparoscopic rectal resection (LRR) have increased risk for incomplete tumor excision compared to open surgery, according to a new study. More...
22 Feb 2017
Image: A new study indicates appendix removal is unnecessary in a majority of the cases (Photo courtesy of Wikimedia).

Interval Appendicectomy Redundant in Majority of Cases

A new study finds that only 12% of patients with an appendix mass develop recurrent appendicitis that requires surgical intervention, following initial antibiotic treatment. More...
21 Feb 2017
Image: New research looks at how Vitamin C benefits cardiac surgery patients, and can reduce the risk of post-op AF (Photo courtesy of Natural News).

Vitamin C Could Prevent AF Following Cardiac Surgery

A new study suggests that vitamin C may prevent post-operative atrial fibrillation (AF) in cardiac surgery patients and may also shorten the duration of their hospital stay. More...
17 Feb 2017
Image: A crosscut of the Vicryl braided suture (Photo courtesy of Ethicon).

Unbraided Sutures Linked to Lower Infection Rate

Non-braided absorbable sutures are associated with a significantly lower wound complication rate following caesarean delivery when compared to braided sutures, according to a new study. More...
16 Feb 2017
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Image: A lateral view of the Baby Gorilla Mini Plating System options (Photo courtesy of Paragon 28).

Small Bone Fixation System Addresses Foot and Ankle Injuries

A novel plating system offers a comprehensive set of implants that match the size and anatomy of small bones within the foot and ankle. More...
15 Feb 2017
Image: The VIABAHN VBX balloon expandable endoprosthesis (Photo courtesy of Gore Medical).

Expandable Stent Graft Treats Peripheral Artery Disease

A novel balloon expandable stent graft aids treatment of de novo or restenotic lesions found in the iliac arteries, including lesions at the bifurcation. More...
14 Feb 2017

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