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Surgical Techniques

Image: A new study suggests delayed chemotherapy still holds benefit for patients (Photo courtesy of 123rf).

Delayed Chemotherapy May Help Post-Surgical Cancer Patients

A new study suggests that patients with non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) may still benefit from delayed adjuvant chemotherapy started up to four months after surgery. More...
18 Jan 2017
Image: The layout and composition of the ENTegral artificial larynx (Photo courtesy of INSERM).

Artificial Larynx Helps Cancer Patient Speak and Smell

A new study describes how an artificial larynx implanted after total laryngectomy allows a 56-year-old man to speak with an intelligible whisper and breathe normally. More...
17 Jan 2017
JD Honigberg International
Image: According to a new study, removing inflamed tonsils does not reduce infection rates (Photo courtesy of Shutterstock).

Tonsillectomy Does Not Reduce Upper Respiratory Infections

Tonsillectomy does not provide a decrease in the number of post-operative visits for upper respiratory infection (URI), according to a new study. More...
11 Jan 2017
Image: A new study shows statins can help patients recover from surgery (Photo courtesy of Getty Images).

Statins Can Positively Impact Surgical Recovery

Prescribing statins in the early perioperative period is associated with reduced postoperative complications and mortality, according to a new study. More...
10 Jan 2017
Image: The LimFlow CLI percutaneous system (Photo courtesy of LimFlow).

Percutaneous Catheters Revascularize Ischemic Lower Limbs

A fully percutaneous critical limb ischemia (CLI) system is designed to promote chronic wound healing and avoid major amputation. More...
10 Jan 2017
Armstrong Medical Industries
Image: A new temporary pigment marks dermal surgical sites (Photo courtesy Hsian-Rong Tseng/ CNSI).

Transient Fluorescent Tattoos Mark Surgical Sites

A new study describes a novel ink to mark surgery targets on the skin, which glows only under certain light conditions and disappears altogether after a period of time. More...
05 Jan 2017
Image: A pneumatic system uses compressed CO2 to expand breast tissue (Photo courtesy of AirXpanders).

Pneumatic Tissue Expander Facilitates Breast Reconstruction

An innovative wireless tissue expander system provides a needle-free alternative to saline breast expanders for women undergoing breast reconstruction. More...
04 Jan 2017

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