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New study identifies most important factors in aesthetic surgery patient decisions

UNC School of Medicine researchers, led by Cindy Wu, MD, used a crowdsourcing model to identify what potential patients value most when ...

Biocoatings Preventing Rejection of Medical Implants, Being Developed at TPU

A group of students and doctorate students of Tomsk Polytechnic University are developing a bioactive coating for medical implants. Due to its ...

Robots help position interventional needles

Finding the ideal position for interventional needles – as used in biopsies, for instance – is a difficult and time-consuming process. This can now be performed automatically, using a robotic arm to place a needle guide for the doctor at the optimal insertion point. With robotic assistance, doctors need five minutes to position the needle, as opposed to 30 minutes with conventional techniques. The solution will be shown at the MEDICA trade fair in Düsseldorf from November 14 to 17, 2016 (Hall 10, Booth G05). ... Full story

Study suggests approach to waking patients after surgery

Activating certain brain neurons may spur recovery from general anesthesia. ... Full story

New Approach to Gallbladder Surgery, Smallest Reported Incision

A surgical team at UC San Diego Health has completed the first series of operations with a novel surgical system that can remove a diseased gallbladder through a single incision hidden in the belly button. ... Full story

When things go wrong after surgery, a patient's fate – and bills – can vary widely by hospital, study finds

Complication-related costs for common operations run two to three times higher at some hospitals – which also tend to have higher complication rates ... Full story

World’s first implanted bionic arm on test in global competition

A few years ago, a patient was implanted with a bionic arm for the first time in the world using control technology developed at Chalmers University of Technology. He is now taking part in Cybathlon, a new international competition in which 74 participants with physical disabilities will compete against each other, using the latest robotic prostheses and other assistive technologies – a sort of ‘Cyborg Olympics’. ... Full story

EFIC Symposium: Chronic pain following joint surgery – experts call for new approaches

20 to 30 percent of patients who have a knee replacement may experience persistent pain after surgery. Experts discussed how individualised multimodal approaches could be the key to making treatments more successful at a symposium staged in Dubrovnik by the European Pain Foundation EFIC. ... Full story

Simple test may help address $150 billion problem of post-operative delirium

PORTLAND, Ore. – Researchers at VA Portland Health Care System (VAPORHCS), in collaboration with Oregon State University and Oregon Health & Science University, have identified a simple test that takes about 2-3 minutes and can predict which surgical candidates are most at risk of delirium, a common complication following surgery in older patients. ... Full story

First Child to Undergo a Bilateral Hand Transplant Marks One Year since Surgery at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

CHOP, Penn Medicine and Shriners Hospitals for Children Celebrate Their Collaboration on Groundbreaking Surgery ... Full story

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