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Physicians Find Liver Transplant Patients Can Avoid Costly Stay In ICU Post Surgery

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The liver transplant team at Mayo Clinic in Florida has found, based on 12 years of experience, that more ...

Living Liver Donors Ambivalent with Donation

Living donors are important to increasing the number of viable grafts for liver transplantation. A new study published in Liver Transplantation, a ...

Advances in Medical Technology Allow Wake Forest Baptist Surgeons to Perform Endoscopic Brain Surgery through the Nose

WINSTON-SALEM, NC – – Imagine a tiny pea at the bottom of a bowl of Jell-O. Now, imagine trying to remove that pea without disturbing the Jell-O around it. That’s how Rashid Janjua, M.D., assistant professor of neurosurgery, and Drew Plonk, M.D., assistant professor of otolaryngology, at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center describe the precision required to remove pituitary tumors at the base of the brain. ... Full story

Bariatric surgery study shows change in preferred method for weight loss

Data from Michigan Bariatric Surgery Collaborative reveals sleeve gastrectomy outpacing gastric bypass ... Full story

Clinical trial tests tiny experimental pacemaker that does not require surgery

Miniature device being studied to see if it may streamline care for those with a slow heart rate ... Full story

New diagnosis technique to counter rapid rise in knee replacements

A new study from researchers at the University has identified a more accurate computerised method that will improve the success of knee replacements, and prevent costly, often unnecessary revisions to existing surgical implants. ... Full story

Surgical Complications of DBS No Higher Risk for Older Parkinson’s Patients

By Duke Medicine News and Communications - DURHAM, N.C. – Implantating deep brain stimulation devices poses no greater risk of complications to older patients than it does to younger patients with Parkinson’s disease, researchers at Duke Medicine report. ... Full story

Surgery to repair a hip fracture reduces lifetime health care costs by more than $65,000 per patient, adds years of patient life quality and mobility

ROSEMONT, Ill. - Each year, more than 300,000 Americans, primarily adults over age 65, sustain a hip fracture, a debilitating injury that can diminish life quality and expectancy, and result in lost work days and substantial, long-term financial costs to patients, families, insurers and government agencies. ... Full story

Extracorporeal support can significantly increase number of organs available for transplant

U-M research shows using heart-lung support machine for donations after circulatory death boosted pool of available organs by 20 percent ... Full story

Stimuli-Responsive Drug Delivery System Prevents Transplant Rejection, Reduces Toxicity, and Lasts for Months

Boston, MA - Following a tissue graft transplant-such as that of the face, hand, arm or leg-it is standard for doctors to immediately give transplant recipients immunosuppressant drugs to prevent their body's immune system from rejecting and attacking the new body part. However, there are toxicities associated with delivering these drugs systemically, as well as side effects since suppressing the immune system can make a patient vulnerable to infection. ... Full story

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