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20 minute technique fixes busted eardrum

A revolutionary surgical technique for treating perforations of the tympanic membrane (eardrum) in children and adults has been developed at the Sainte-Justine University Hospital...

Fewer surgeries for stabbing, gunshot victims

An increasing number of abdominal gunshot and stab wounds are being treated without the need for unnecessary operations, according to a study in the...

Self-epilation is an acceptable alternative to surgery in patients with mild...

Teaching patients with mild trachomatous trichiasis -- a leading cause of blindness in low resource countries in which chronic conjunctivitis leads to...

High-volume hospitals improve orthopedic outcomes

Patients who undergo elective orthopedic surgeries at high-volume, regional hospitals have better surgical outcomes and experience fewer complications than those who undergo those surgeries at local hospitals, according to research being presented b...

Total knee replacement patients functioning well after 20 years

Most patients who undergo total knee replacement (TKR) are age 60 to 80. More than 90 percent of these individuals experience a dramatic reduction in knee pain and a significant improvement in the ability to perform common activities. However ques...

Surgery for obstructive sleep apnea reduces daytime drowsiness

DETROIT -- Patients with obstructive sleep apnea who undergo surgery to improve their breathing get a better night's sleep and therefore are less drowsy during the day, according to a new study from Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit. The study...

Biological joints could replace artificial joints soon

Artificial joint replacements can drastically change a patient's quality of life. Painful, arthritic knees, shoulders and hips can be replaced with state-of-the-art metal or ceramic implants, eliminating pain and giving a person a new lease on life....

Tonsillectomy in children

Alexandria, VA -- A multidisciplinary clinical practice guideline, "Tonsillectomy in Children" will be published in the January issue of Otolaryngology -- Head and Neck Surgery (watch for a new cover and publisher in that issue of the journal). Th...

Intestinal enzyme helps maintain population of beneficial bacteria

An enzyme that keeps intestinal bacteria out of the bloodstream may also play an important role in maintaining the normal microbial population of the gastrointestinal system. Since the loss of beneficial bacteria that usually results from antibioti...

John Theurer Cancer Center to present innovative research at 2 surgical...

HACKENSACK, N.J. (October 4, 2010) -- James C. Wittig, M.D. and colleagues will conduct a total of eight research presentations at the upcoming 96th Annual Clinical Congress of the American College of Surgeons and the 65th Annual Meeting of the Am...

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