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Surgeons may get remote assistance with new 'telementoring' system

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Researchers at Purdue University and the Indiana University School of Medicine are developing an "augmented reality telementoring" system ...

No increase in adverse outcomes for elective day surgery when doctor worked night before: Ontario study

Patients who underwent elective daytime procedures by physicians in Ontario who had provided medical services the night before did not have a ...

Weight Loss Surgery Benefits for Gut Microbiome Last at Least a Decade

Weight loss surgeries in patients have recently been shown to be associated with altered gut microbes. How long these microbiome changes last and whether they are directly associated with weight loss are not known. ... Full story

Paralysis: primates recover better than rodents

Monkeys and humans exhibit greater motor recovery than rats after similar spinal cord injury, according to a study conducted in Grégoire Courtine’s lab at EPFL. The study results have been published in Science Translational Medicine. ... Full story

The Ethics and Risks of Expecting Teen Siblings To Be Transplant Donors

New Rochelle, NY —A sibling may often be the best match for a patient who needs a stem cell transplant, but especially for adolescent donors, who are at a vulnerable age, factors such as the responsibility to donate versus a perception of free choice and the potential for anxiety and guilt in the face of complications or poor outcomes demand careful consideration. The benefits, burdens, and risks of adolescent sibling stem cell donation are discussed in an article in Journal of Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology (JAYAO), a multidisciplinary peer-reviewed publication from Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers. The article is available free on the JAYAO until September 11, 2015. ... Full story

UHealth Surgeon Only Florida Doctor Trained to Perform Newly Approved Gastric Balloon Placement

Nestor de la Cruz-Munoz, M.D., leader of bariatric surgery at UHealth – University of Miami Health System, is the only Florida surgeon and one of a handful of surgeons in the U.S. trained to perform the newly approved ORBERA Intragastric Balloon procedure. On August 6, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the use of the non-surgical procedure to help adult patients suffering from obesity. ... Full story

Seniors at High Risk for Readmission after Ambulatory Surgery

Medication errors and confusion about post-surgical care lead to costly readmission ... Full story

Disabled Chicken Recovering from Surgery in Preparation for Prosthesis

GRAFTON, Mass. — Clinicians at Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University report that Cicely, a five month old chicken, is in stable condition after undergoing surgery on the morning of Wednesday, August 5, to partially amputate a bone which was causing Cicely’s right leg to bend in the wrong direction. ... Full story

Gastric bypass surgery lowers women’s alcohol tolerance​

By Jim Dryden - Women who have gastric bypass surgery to lose weight should keep a close eye on their alcohol consumption, according to new research at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. ... Full story

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