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Neither gender nor parenthood force doctors to leave surgery training

(SACRAMENTO, Calif.) — While having children or being female is often thought to be linked with the decision to leave a general ...

Anaesthesia: optimum ventilation strategy during general anaesthesia in abdominal operations found

(Vienna ) - A multi-centre study at 30 centres across Europe, North and South America involving a total of 900 test subjects ...

Medical team performs California’s first auditory brainstem implant surgery on child

The surgery is part of the only NIH-funded study of device’s safety and use in children ... Full story

New knee implant saves the ligaments

Houston, TX -A new total knee replacement that saves all of the ligaments can make a person's knee feel and move just like the original. ... Full story

Gill performs first robotic-assisted operation in California with new system

by HSC News staff - The urologic surgeon uses minimally invasive procedure to remove a prostate ... Full story

Mass. General-developed protocol could greatly extend preservation of donor livers

Supercooling and machine perfusion allow transplantation of rat livers preserved for up to four days ... Full story

Medicare reimbursement for surgical procedures poorly reflects reality

(SACRAMENTO, Calif.) — The current system used to determine Medicare payments for surgeries — called relative value units, or RVUs — poorly correlates with the actual work involved in procedures, new research from UC Davis has found. ... Full story

Best Anticoagulants After Orthopedic Procedures Depends on Type of Surgery

Current guidelines do not distinguish between aspirin and more potent blood thinners for protecting against blood clots in patients who undergo major orthopedic operations, leaving the decision up to individual clinicians. A new analysis published today in the Journal of Hospital Medicine provides much-needed information that summarizes existing studies about which medications are best after different types of surgery. ... Full story

Penn Medicine Study: Liver Transplant Patients Who Receive Organs from Living Donors More Likely to Survive than Those Who Receive Organs from Deceased Donors

Findings Point to Better Outcomes for Living Donor Recipients Who Undergo Surgery at Experienced Transplant Centers ... Full story

Socioeconomic status does not impact surgical wait times for kids in Ontario, SickKids study says

Because access to care is a key component to delivering quality care, doctors at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) recently investigated how socioeconomic status may affect access to surgical care among children in Ontario. ... Full story

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