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Surgical Techniques

Epidural Steroid Injections Could Help Avoid Surgery

For patients with lower back pain, epidural steroid injections could reduce the need for surgery, according to a new study.  More...
28 Jan 2015
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Stem Cell Technology Helps Repair Heart Damage

A novel minimally invasive nanotechnology solution could improve heart function in as little as two to four weeks.   More...
27 Jan 2015
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Carotid Stenting Linked to High Mortality in Medicare Population

A new study reveals that one-third of US Medicare patients die within two years of carotid artery stenting, a much higher mortality than expected.  More...
27 Jan 2015

Minimally Invasive System Removes Intact Breast Lesions

 Physicians can now excise breast lesions in their entirety, thus preserving their architectural integrity for diagnostic assessment. More...
26 Jan 2015

Thinner Minilaparoscopic Instruments Ease Procedural Tasks

A new study that examined surgeons’ perceptions of transanal endoscopic microsurgery using minilaparoscopic instruments reveals that thinner is better.   More...
22 Jan 2015

New Algorithm Allows for Better Heart Surgery

A new computational technique can identify the origin of ectopic atrial activity by using a more complete 64-lead electrocardiogram configuration.  More...
22 Jan 2015

Biopsies Do Not Promote Cancer Spread

Endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration does not cause pancreatic cancer to extend, according to a new study.  More...
20 Jan 2015

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