Surgery

March 7, 2021
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Gaza girl dons 3D-printed mask to heal burnt face

The moment Maram al-Amawi gets back from school, she slips on the 3D-printed mask that covers her face and treats her severe burns from a blaze […]
February 23, 2021
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Deceased organ donation rose among Blacks but still lags

(HealthDay)—Deceased organ donation increased among some racial groups, particularly among Black people, from 1999 to 2017, but substantial racial and ethnic differences remain, according to a […]
February 7, 2021
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Music to my fears: Man swallows earbud while sleeping

Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain A man is warning people against using headphones while falling asleep after health care workers had to remove a wireless earbud from […]
February 2, 2021
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New research looks at teen bariatric surgery outcomes by age

Obesity and its duration are significant risk factors for type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular events, multiple cancers and decreased quality of life. According to the Centers for […]
February 1, 2021
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ERAS program expedites recovery for congenital heart surgery patients

Select patients born with heart defects and who undergo congenital heart surgery recover with few complications and reduced opioid use when a comprehensive, evidence-based enhanced recovery […]
January 29, 2021
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Study examines social determinants of disparities in kidney transplantation

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Among US adults with kidney failure, race and social determinants of health were associated with patients’ likelihood of receiving a kidney transplant. […]
January 26, 2021
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Listening to music linked to significant reduction in anxiety/pain after major heart surgery

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain Listening to music is linked to a significant reduction in anxiety and pain after major heart surgery, finds a pooled data analysis […]
January 11, 2021
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Post-surgical patch releases non-opioid painkiller directly to the wound

Credit: CC0 Public Domain A Duke-led team of scientists has developed a bio-compatible surgical patch that releases non-opioid painkillers directly to the site of a wound […]
December 19, 2020
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Study shows incorporating telemedicine helps surgical practices

Aurora D. Pryor, MD. Credit: Stony Brook University A new study that records patient volume at Stony Brook Medicine’s Bariatric and Metabolic Weight Loss Center reveals […]
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