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Level I trauma experience prepares surgeons for battle

UC Davis researchers recommend military-civilian training collaborations ...

Energy expenditure increases after gastric bypass surgery

Gastric bypass surgery often leads to a sustained weight loss. Researchers at Sahlgrenska Academy have found part of the explanation: the operation ...

New Spinal Cord Injury Clinic Fills a Gap in the Region

When people suffer an accident that involves injury to the spinal cord, they may undergo a variety of treatments for the trauma. But after the initial treatment is completed and they move on to a "new normal,” they still have special health care needs. ... Full story

GPs call for emergency ‘pause’ in inspections to relieve pressure on crisis-hit surgeries

The UK’s largest medical royal college – representing more than 50,000 family doctors – has agreed an emergency motion calling on Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt to introduce an ‘immediate pause’ in routine inspections of GP practices to relieve pressure on surgeries which it warns are “on the brink of meltdown”. ... Full story

Weight-Loss Surgery May Greatly Improve Incontinence

For severely obese people, bariatric surgery may have a benefit besides dramatic weight loss: it can also substantially reduce urinary incontinence. ... Full story

Australian-first for reconstructive surgery uses a 3D printed jaw implant

In an Australian-first surgical procedure, engineers from the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Melbourne along with Epworth Freemasons’ Oral & Maxillofacial surgeon George Dimitroulis, have corrected a young man’s rare congenital jaw deformity, using a 3D printed jaw joint that was designed and created in Melbourne. ... Full story

Patients report improved vision with non-surgical treatment of a common condition

USC Eye Institute researcher takes part in clinical trials focusing on the aging eye ... Full story

New approach to immunosuppression could avoid transplant organ rejection, study finds

A new study has identified how blocking a special set of molecules on the surface of T cells can suppress the heart’s immune response – responsible for transplant rejection and autoimmune diseases such as myocarditis – whilst leaving rest of the body’s immune system intact. ... Full story

Hyperlipidemia, Caused by a High-Fat Diet, Aggressively Accelerates Organ Rejection

Studies Provide a New Model for Understanding Transplant Rejection ... Full story

Early anterior cruciate ligament surgery important for athletes

Athletes who injury an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) and want to quickly be back on the field should have earlier surgery. A doctoral thesis at Sahlgrenska Academy explored the issue. ... Full story

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