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2009-12-21 22:28:45

The risk of complications and early death after commonly performed abdominal surgical procedures appears to be higher among older adults, according to a report in the December issue of Archives of Surgery, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. It is estimated that one in six Americans will be age 65 or older by 2020 and that 15 percent of this population will be older than age 85, according to background information in the article. "Approximately 2 million older Americans undergo abdominal...

2009-11-03 14:48:03

Can abdominal organs be removed with only regional pain relief? A recent review in Faculty of 1000 Medicine Reports, a publication in which clinicians highlight advances in medical practice, suggests regional pain relief could be used during abdominal surgery. In this review, Michael Schaefer recommends a new approach that can be performed without the need for general anaesthetics. Currently, abdominal surgery is often carried out through laparoscopy, in which surgical tools are manoeuvred...

2009-10-26 08:01:00

CINCINNATI, Oct. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Ethicon Endo-Surgery today announced results from two newly published studies that demonstrate a minimally invasive approach in three common procedures resulted in a reduced rate of complications and lower overall cost of care, including a difference of more than $15,000 on average for minimally invasive colectomies, when compared to open surgery. One study compared two types of minimally invasive hysterectomy procedures to open abdominal hysterectomy(i)...

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2009-06-30 11:15:00

No difference in healing process or post-surgical pain; Complication rate was the same except for wound infection; Heidelberg scientists publish in the Annals of SurgeryAn unusual study at the Department of Surgery at Heidelberg University Hospital examined for the first time whether the incision technique used in major abdominal surgery had an effect on the results. Neither physician nor patient knew what kind of incision had been made. The study of 200 patients showed that pain perception...

2009-06-29 06:00:00

Study in major abdominal surgery patients achieved primary and secondary endpoints REDWOOD CITY, Calif., June 29 /PRNewswire/ -- AcelRx Pharmaceuticals, Inc. today announced positive results from the second Phase 2 clinical study evaluating the safety and efficacy of its ARX-01 Sufentanil NanoTabs(TM) for the management of acute post-operative pain in patients requiring opioid analgesia during hospitalization. Compared to placebo, patients receiving ARX-01 Sufentanil NanoTabs for management...

2009-01-29 09:00:00

Founder of Leader In LESS Instrumentation Is Selected for Industry Leader LESS Panel at Cleveland Clinic Medical Innovation Summit FRAMINGHAM, Mass., Jan. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Cambridge Endo, a pioneer in the rapidly emerging LESS (also called Single Port Access Laparoscopic Surgery or SPA) market, is pleased to announce that its president and founder, Woojin Lee, was among the industry leaders selected to be on a LESS panel at the Cleveland Clinic Medical Innovation Summit. Cambridge Endo...

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2008-12-29 11:50:00

The perfect gift for hospital patients Contact with nature has long been suspected to increase positive feelings, reduce stress, and provide distraction from the pain associated with recovery from surgery. Now, research has confirmed the beneficial effects of plants and flowers for patients recovering from abdominal surgery. A recent study by Seong-Hyun Park and Richard H. Mattson, researchers from the Department of Horticulture, Recreation and Forestry at Kansas State University, provides...

2008-08-20 18:00:51

Chewing gum following colon surgery to remove all or part of the colon may enhance recovery of intestinal function, British researchers say. Sanjay Purkayastha and colleagues at St. Mary's Hospital in London said postoperative ileus -- the inability of the intestines to pass contents -- is regarded as an inevitable response to the trauma of abdominal surgery and is a major contributing factor to postoperative pain and discomfort associated with abdominal distension, nausea, vomiting and...

2007-07-01 06:19:09

By Simopoulos, Constantinos Botaitis, Sotirios; Karayiannakis, Anastasios J; Tripsianis, Grigorios; Et al The aim of this study was to evaluate the impact of acute cholecystitis (AC), obesity, and previous abdominal surgery on laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC) outcomes. Records of 1940 patients undergoing LC in 1992 and 2004 were reviewed in order to assess the independent and joint effects of the above risk factors on conversion, morbidity, operation time, and hospital stay. In...


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Laparoscopy
2013-03-04 09:24:55

A laparoscopy is an invasive surgical procedure used in abdominal area but is much less invasive than the preceding methods. Small incisions are made in the abdomen or pelvic area in which the camera and tools are introduced to perform the surgery or inspect the area. The method before the laparoscopy involved cutting open the area completely with longer healing time and more complications. Although in the pediatric populations, abscesses have a tendency to form around the incision sites....

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