Surgery

Streamlined Surgery May Improve Treatment of Periprosthetic Joint Infection, Study Finds

A one-stage surgical approach could be as effective in treating prosthetic joint infection (PJI) as the more common two-stage method, a recent British study found.


The Bariatric Juggernaut

Few single procedures or treatments can boast bariatric surgery’s track record for improving or resolving multiple medical conditions. Overwhelming clinical data point to the effectiveness of weight-loss surgery in treating not only obesity but a host of comorbidities.


Modeling a More Efficient Hip Surgery

Preparing for surgery to correct a comparatively common hip condition among youths can be challenging, but researchers at the University of California, San Diego, may have found a solution: 3-D-printed models.


Addressing an Information Gap on Breast Reconstruction

Breast reconstructive surgery candidates often are not well-informed about the procedure or the risk of complications, recent research suggests.


Product Spotlight

A New Frontier in Stroke Telemedicine

Ambulances outfitted with a mobile CT scanner, blood sample laboratory and telemedicine connection decrease the time between stroke and thrombolysis without increasing the risk of complications, according to a study in JAMA.

911 dispatchers ask a...


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Wearable Elastic Delivers Drug When Stretched

If a drug needs to be released transdermally over time, a drug-eluting elastic film may be the answer.

Developed by researchers at North Carolina State University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the drug-releasing...


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Gold Standard for ACL Repair Unchanged

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons has noted previously that people who undergo anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction are 15 times more likely to suffer another ACL injury within one year of surgery than are patients with an ACL injury...


Organ Donation by the Numbers

On a daily basis in the United States, roughly 79 organ transplants are performed and 18 individuals die due to a lack of available organs.

 


The WVU Heart Institute: Advanced Procedures for Cardiac Conditions

A radial approach to diagnostic and interventional angiography means safer procedures and faster recovery, while percutaneous aortic valve replacement offers hope to patients who are not candidates for traditional surgery.


New Book Details Surgeon’s Journey to Successful Body-contouring Approach

This month, Springer.com publishes Comprehensive Body Contouring: Theory and Practice. The 230-page, 190-image compendium highlights the 16-year clinical experience of innovative University of Pittsburgh plastic surgeon Dennis Hurwitz, MD, in treating dysmorphia after massive weight loss, pregnancy and aging.