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New MRI can ‘see through’ metal screws to follow patients after...

People who sustain the most common type of hip fracture, known as a femoral neck fracture, are at increased risk of complications. A special...

Contacts better than permanent lenses for babies after cataract surgery

For adults and children who undergo cataract surgery, implantation of an artificial lens is the standard of care. But a clinical trial suggests that...

Sedation before nerve block increases risk, not pain relief

New research suggests that sedating patients before a nerve block needed to diagnose or treat chronic pain increases costs, risks and unnecessary surgeries, and...

‘Scalp sandwich’ improves outcomes to restore skull after brain surgery

Innovative approach causes less harm to brain, Johns Hopkins surgeons find Johns Hopkins surgeons report they have devised a better, safer method to replace bone...

Immune System Drives Pregnancy Complications after Fetal Surgery in Mice

As a fetal surgeon at UC San Francisco, Tippi MacKenzie, MD, has long known that conducting surgery on a fetus to correct a problems...

Pain drugs used in prostate gland removal linked to cancer outcome

The methods used to anesthetize prostate cancer patients and control pain when their prostate glands are surgically removed for adenocarcinoma may affect their long-term...

Ethical debate on face transplantation has evolved over time

Once viewed as an "outlandish morally objectionable" concept with science-fiction overtones, face transplantation is now accepted as a "feasible and necessary treatment" for severely...

Weight loss through the use of intestinal barrier sleeves

Scientists from the Helmholtz Zentrum München in cooperation with the University of Cincinnati, USA, have discovered that the placement of a non-permeable tube in...

Patients who have excess skin removed stay slimmer

Body contouring surgery to remove excess skin improves long-term weight control in patients after gastric bypass surgery, reports a study in the October issue...

Virtual surgical planning aids in complex facial reconstructions

Virtual surgical planning technologies give surgeons a powerful new tool for their most challenging facial reconstruction cases, reports a paper in the September issue...

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