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New remote-controlled microrobots for medical operations

Scientists at EPFL and ETHZ have developed a new method for building microrobots that could be used in the body to deliver ...

Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center performs 6,000th liver transplant

Milestone is national record, highlighting growth of transplant program ...

Surgical expenses cause financial catastrophe for millions each year

According to an analysis of publicly available data from 186 countries, direct medical costs of surgery put an estimated 43.9 per cent of the world’s population at risk of financial catastrophe and between 30.8 and 57.0 per cent at risk of falling below national and international poverty lines. ... Full story

Risk of blindness from spine surgery down significantly

The risk of blindness caused by spinal fusion, one of the most common surgeries performed in the U.S., has dropped almost three-fold since the late 1990s, according to the largest study of the topic to date. Results of the research were published online June 30th in Anesthesiology, the official medical journal of the American Society of Anesthesiologists. ... Full story

Surgify technology to make cranial surgery safer and faster

An innovation refined at Aalto may aid physicians and patients in just over a year. ... Full story

Miller School Researchers Develop Revolutionary Anesthesia Formulation

An innovative anesthesia formulation developed by a University of Miami Miller School of Medicine research team could dramatically improve surgical care around the world ... Full story

Do You Need Arthroscopic Knee Surgery?

It's often done—but often unnecessary ... Full story

Orphan drug allows kidney transplant from relative with mismatched blood type

Surgeons at the University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System have — for the first time — used an orphan drug to prevent rejection of a kidney transplanted from a living donor with a mismatched blood type. ... Full story

Artificial hip joints and obesity: Risk of complications rises with BMI but benefits predominate

An increasing number of obese individuals need artificial hip joints but surgery can be difficult precisely for this patient group. Experts at the 17th EFORT Congress in Geneva discussed what can be done to reduce risk factors and to ensure successful hip replacement procedures. ... Full story

Is Laparoscopic Repair of Ventral Hernia the Ideal Approach for All Patients?

New Rochelle, NY —Laparascopic repair of ventral hernias has advanced and overcome many challenges during the past two decades, and patients who are obese, diabetic, and have a hernia no larger than 10 cm in width are best suited for this evolving minimally invasive approach. ... Full story

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