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2013-01-08 15:14:38

Patients who undergo surgery for oesophageal cancer have a much greater chance of long term survival if the operation is carried out by a surgeon who has performed this particular operation many times before. This according to a new, large-scale study conducted by researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden, and published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. In their article, the researchers conclude that oesophageal cancer surgery should be concentrated — or centralized — to...

2010-03-29 07:46:33

People with diabetes who undergo cancer surgery are more likely to die in the month following their operations than those who have cancer but not diabetes, an analysis by Johns Hopkins researchers suggests. The study, to be published in the April issue of the journal Diabetes Care, finds that newly diagnosed cancer patients "” particularly those with colorectal or esophageal tumors "” who also have Type 2 diabetes have a 50 percent greater risk of death following surgery. Roughly...

2009-04-11 10:32:52

New research from Trinity College Dublin published in this month's Annals of Surgery points to a potentially significant advance in the treatment of patients undergoing major cancer surgery. The study was carried out by the esophageal research group at Trinity College Dublin and St James's Hospital. A randomized controlled trial showed omega-3 fatty acids given as part of an oral nutritional supplement resulted in the preservation of muscle mass in patients undergoing surgery for esophageal...

2008-07-15 09:01:35

IntraOp Medical Corporation (OTCBB: IOPM), a provider of innovative technology solutions for the treatment and eradication of cancer, announced today that it has received an order for the Mobetron from Dr. Robert Gardner, the director for the Center of Breast Care at Hospital Corporations of America's Columbia Hospital and the director for the Center for Breast Surgery at the Robert A. Gardner, M.D. Foundation, based in West Palm Beach, Florida. IntraOp's Mobetron is a mobile device that...

2008-05-09 03:00:13

By Hong, Jeong-Yeon Lim, Kyung T Background and Objective: Surgical stress and general anesthesia suppress immune function. Preemptive epidural analgesia can affect the perioperative immune responses, and influence cancer management. Methods: Forty women undergoing elective laparoscopic radical hysterectomy for cervical cancer were allocated to this prospective, randomized, double-blind trial. Before inducing anesthesia, 2 mg morphine dissolved in 15 mL of 1 % lidocaine (preemptive group)...

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