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New Machine-Perfusion Organ Preservation System Keeps Livers Healthier for Transplant

PITTSBURGH – A new preservation system that pumps cooled, oxygen-rich fluid into donor livers not only keeps the organs in excellent condition ...

Public Reporting on Quality Slows Price Increases for Bypass Surgery and other Hospital Procedures, New Study Finds

WASHINGTON, DC - A public reporting website that allows insurance companies and others to compare hospitals based on quality has injected ...

Morphine following common childhood surgery may be life threatening

TORONTO – Treating post-operative pain with morphine can cause life-threatening respiratory problems in some children who have had their tonsils and/or adenoids removed, new research has found. ... Full story

Temple University Hospital Offering Enhanced Surgical Device for the Treatment of Serious Stomach Disorder

(Philadelphia, PA) – Temple University Hospital recently became the first hospital in the Philadelphia region to offer the Medtronic Enterra® II System, the latest version of a gastric electrical stimulation therapy used for the treatment of chronic intractable (drug-refractory) nausea and vomiting associated with gastroparesis. ... Full story

Knowing More about Anesthesia Can Help Patients during Surgery, Rutgers Researcher Says

A study finds many patients unaware of what the anesthesiologist actually does ... Full story

Close Monitoring of Renal Tumors May Provide Alternative to Surgery

In patients with small renal tumors confined to the kidneys, close, active monitoring, as opposed to immediate surgery, is associated with low rates of tumor growth or death, according to a study by a researcher at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai published in the September issue of the Journal of Urology. ... Full story

Scientists Invent System to Improve Effectiveness of Cancer Surgery

Winston-Salem, N.C. – With the goal of making it easier for surgeons to detect malignant tissue during surgery and hopefully reduce the rate of cancer recurrence, scientists have invented a new imaging system that causes tumors to “light up” when a hand-held laser is directed at them. ... Full story

Trauma surgery moves outside of the OR, fills gaps across specialties

(SACRAMENTO, Calif.) - Historically known as heroes who put people back together after accidents, trauma surgeons today perform a broad array of surgical procedures, are involved in planning patient care and treat patients at hospital bedsides in addition to operating rooms, a UC Davis Health System study has found. ... Full story

Life-saving bypass surgery made more reliable

Blood flow researchers create new artery grafts ... Full story

New test helps guide treatment for bone marrow transplant patients with graft vs. host disease

Innovative scoring system uses “Ann Arbor GVHD score” to better predict how patients will respond, minimize side effects ... Full story

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