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Image: Video-assisted thoracoscopic lobectomy results in better outcomes, according to a new study (Photo courtesy of Shutterstock).

Video-Assisted Lung Surgery Reduces Complications

Video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) is associated with lower in-hospital complications and shorter length of stay, according to a new study. More...
19 Sep 2019
Image: A new study claims that surgery offers the best option for treating varicose veins (Photo courtesy of 123RF).

Surgical Procedures Best Sclerotherapy for Varicose Veins

Laser ablation and surgery for varicose veins similarly improve quality of life (QOL), whereas foam sclerotherapy has less of an effect, claims a new study. More...
18 Sep 2019
Image: A new study suggests that major surgery can lead to cognitive decline (Photo courtesy of Bigstock).

Major Surgery Tied to Decline in Seniors Cognitive Function

A new study suggests that major surgery may be tied to a small decline in the cognitive trajectory of older adults, equivalent to about five months of natural brain aging. More...
17 Sep 2019
Image: A waterjet ablation system can relieve benign prostatic obstruction (Photo courtesy of Procept BioRobotics).

Aquablation Effective for Treating Benign Prostatic Obstruction

Waterjet ablation can relieve benign prostatic obstruction (BPO) in men with small- to medium-sized glands, according to a new study. More...
16 Sep 2019
Image: The DynaNail Mini Fusion System assembly (Photo courtesy of MedShape).

Superelastic Nitinol Technology Supports Subtalar Fusion

An innovative orthopedic device designed specifically for subtalar fusion maintains active compression post-surgery to promote healing and joint stability. More...
12 Sep 2019
Image: A thread-like robot winds its way through a simulated brain (Photo courtesy of MIT).

Soft Continuum Robots Wind through Brain Pathways

A new study shows how a magnetically steerable miniature robot can actively glide through narrow, winding pathways, such as the labyrinthine vasculature of the brain. More...
11 Sep 2019
Image: A new study claims preventative PCI reduces subsequent heart attack risk (Photo courtesy of Getty Images).

Preventative Angioplasty Reduces Mortality Risk after Heart Attack

Complete multivessel revascularization following a ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) reduces the risk of cardiovascular death, according to a new study. More...
10 Sep 2019


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