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Surgical Techniques

Image: A new study claims that inducing a seizure can help identify epileptic foci (Photo courtesy of Getty Images).

Seizure Induction Helps Guide Epilepsy Surgery

Cortical stimulation in order to induce seizures appears to identify the epileptic generator as reliably as spontaneous seizures do, according to a new study. More...
25 Jun 2019
Image: The Cor PATCH epicardial patch (Photo courtesy of CorMatrix).

Decellularized Regenerative Device Supports Cardiac Tissues

A novel epicardial patch supports the atria and the ventricular walls of hearts that have been thinned or damaged as a result of myocardial infarct (MI). More...
24 Jun 2019
Centurion Service
The Nexus integrated ultrasonic surgical platform (Photo courtesy of Misonix).

Ultrasonic Surgical Platform Integrates Minimally Invasive Therapeutics

 A new ultrasonic surgical platform combines cutting, debridement, and aspiration tools into one unified system. More...
20 Jun 2019
Research suggests that gallstone presence may increase the risk of stroke (Photo courtesy of 123RF).

Gall Bladder Removal May Reduce Stroke Risk

 A new study concludes that cholecystectomy (gall bladder removal) may help lower stroke risk in patients with gallstones. More...
17 Jun 2019
Image: Michigan Medicine surgeons examining an intraoperative perfusion angiogram (Photo courtesy of Leisa Thompson/ Michigan Medicine).

Intraoperative Angiography Predicts Laryngectomy Complications

Intraoperative angiography can be used to evaluate hypoperfusion and potential pharyngocutaneous fistula (PCF) formation in patients undergoing salvage laryngectomy, according to a new study. More...
12 Jun 2019
Radcal
Image: New research suggests RIPC provides a beneficial effect on dCA in healthy adults (Photo courtesy of Physician’s Weekly).

Remote Ischemic Preconditioning Improves Cerebrovascular Function

A new study suggests that remote ischemic preconditioning (RIPC) has a beneficial effect on dynamic cerebral autoregulation (dCA) and various blood biomarkers in healthy adults. More...
11 Jun 2019
Image: An international organization suggests surgeons should be evaluated professionally before age 65 (Photo courtesy of Shutterstock).

Older Surgeons Should Undergo Mandatory Professional Evaluations

New recommendations suggest mandatory cognitive and psychomotor testing of surgeons before the age of 65 to support an aging workforce, while ensuring patient safety. More...
10 Jun 2019


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