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Bowel Preparation and Antibiotics Halve Surgical Complication Risk

A new study suggests that a combination of a mechanical bowel preparation and oral antibiotics significantly reduces surgical site infection and other complications after colorectal surgery.  More...
08 Oct 2015

Primary Surgery Beneficial in Advanced Throat Cancers

Patients with cancer of the mid- and lower throat may have higher survival rates if their initial treatment includes surgery, according to a new study.  More...
05 Oct 2015
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Annuloplasty System Promotes Mitral Valve Repair

An implantable mitral reconstruction device proves a highly effective treatment option for reducing functional mitral regurgitation.  More...
30 Sep 2015

Endovascular AAA Repair Superior to Open Surgery

Less invasive endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm repair leads to better long-term survival, according to a new study.  More...
29 Sep 2015

Diabetics Should Be Prioritized for Bariatric Surgery

A new study suggests that the overall healthcare costs for obese patients with type 2 diabetes indicate they should be prioritized for obesity surgery.   More...
28 Sep 2015

Additive Design Solution Simplifies Revision Knee Arthroplasty

Advanced medical device manufacturing techniques and surgical expertise have led to the development of a simplified, lower cost solution to revision total knee arthroplasty surgery.  More...
24 Sep 2015

Mosquito Mesh Could Help Raise Herniorrhaphy Rates

A new doctoral thesis suggests that inexpensive mosquito mesh could be used as a safe alternative for groin hernia surgery in lower income countries.   More...
24 Sep 2015

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