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UTMB utilizes lung valve to save young mother's life

Oyster Creek resident Esmeralda Lopez says it all happened very quickly. She began to feel ill, and ended up sick and delusional ...

New model for identifying total hip replacement candidates

Researchers at Sahlgrenska Academy have designed a new model to help doctors and patients decide whether or not to proceed with total ...

BOTOX INJECTIONS HELP PREVENT ATRIAL FIBRILLATION AFTER CARDIAC SURGERY

Study finds botulinum toxin injections in epicardial fat pads reduce AF risk immediately following surgery and after one year of follow-up ... Full story

New technology helps surgeon build a better shoulder

3-D imagery and 'virtual procedure' aid surgery ... Full story

In late post-surgical colon 'leaks,' finger points to microbes

Post-surgical leaks that develop after a segment of the colon has been removed and stitched back together often are caused not by negligence or technical error but by bacteria in the bowel that elude antibiotics, according to new evidence about this devastating complication of gastrointestinal surgery. ... Full story

5 Questions: Thomas Weiser on improving access to surgical care worldwide

Thomas Weiser is part of an international group of scientific experts bringing attention to the extreme disparities in access to essential surgical care worldwide and calling for change. ... Full story

FDA approves Raplixa to help control bleeding during surgery

First spray-dried fibrin sealant approved by the agency ... Full story

Scientists find way to monitor progress of stem cells after transplantation into brain

The ability to detect successful engraftment, integration and function of human cells implanted into the brain of a living animal could potentially speed stem-cell therapies’ path to clinical use. ... Full story

After Surviving Six Metastatic Brain Tumors, Plus Systemic Tumors, Retired Pastor Uses His Experiences to Encourage Others

Los Angeles - Scott Erdman was 24 when diagnosed with melanoma. Doctors estimated he had three years to live. That was in 1981. Since then, he has fought – and beaten – six metastatic melanoma brain tumors and systemic metastatic tumors of the kidney, spleen, pancreas and lymph nodes. ... Full story

Musculoskeletal Outcomes From Study on Adolescent Bariatric Surgery Safety

Columbus, OH - Outcomes regarding musculoskeletal disease among severely obese adolescents participating in the “Teen Longitudinal Assessment of Bariatric Surgery” (Teen-LABS) study were published this week in JAMA Pediatrics. ... Full story

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