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Image: Research shows appendicitis patients can be safely discharged home on the day of surgery (Photo courtesy of Shutterstock).

Same-Day Discharge Safe for Appendicitis Patients

Patients who undergo laparoscopic appendectomy do not experience higher postoperative complications or readmission rates when discharged on the same day of their operation, according to a new study. More...
01 Dec 2016

WHO Issues New Guidelines to Reduce Surgical Infections

The World Health Organization has released new global guidelines covering surgical site infection (SSI), with a view to reduce costs and infection-related patient complications. More...
01 Dec 2016
Image: The Contained Tissue Extraction System (Photo courtesy of Olympus).

Morcellation Solution Provides Complete Tissue Containment and Extraction

A minimally invasive system can provide a laparoscopic surgery option to avoid open hysterectomy and myomectomy. More...
30 Nov 2016
Image: Steroids can help relieve Ménière\'s disease symptoms (Photo courtesy of Fotolia).

Intratympanic Steroids Alleviate Ménière's Disease

A new study suggests that injection of steroids into the ear is effective in the treatment of Meniere's disease, which causes debilitating dizzy spells. More...
29 Nov 2016
Image: A pacemaker placed shortly after TAVR holds higher mortality risk (Photo courtesy of iStockPhoto).

Post-TAVR Pacemakers Linked to Higher Mortality Risk

Permanent pacemaker (PPM) implantation soon after transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) often leads to worse outcomes, according to a new study. More...
22 Nov 2016

Portable Spine Imaging System Improves Patient Outcomes

A new advanced imaging technology helps surgeons confirm proper placement of spinal implants while saving time in the operating room (OR). More...
17 Nov 2016
Image: A new study suggests sanitizing robotic surgical instruments is virtually impossible (Photo courtesy of Miele).

Thorough Sanitation of Robotic Surgical Instruments Unattainable

Removing all traces of contamination from robotic surgical instruments is virtually impossible, even after multiple cleanings, according to a new study. More...
16 Nov 2016

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