Latest Colectomy Stories

2014-09-29 08:31:09

-- Features Improved Jaw Strength and Stability - REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Sept. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Cardica, Inc.

2014-08-05 17:22:52

The use of medical consultations for surgical patients varied widely across hospitals, especially among patients without complications, in a study of Medicare beneficiaries undergoing colectomy (to remove all or part of their colon) or total hip replacement (THR).

2012-07-05 10:47:16

New research has shown that surgical residents who received structured training in a simulated environment perform significantly better when they start operating on patients.

2012-05-10 23:16:23

A study of 7,424 privately insured colon cancer patients found that managed care presence in the market and hospital competition increased the likelihood laparoscopic surgery to treat colon cancer lowered costs.

2012-04-04 20:40:52

Patients whose symptoms of Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) start outside of the hospital setting have a higher risk of colectomy due to severe infection.

2010-05-17 10:55:00

MINNEAPOLIS, May 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Ethicon Endo-Surgery (EES), in conjunction with CBS HealthWatch and the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons (ASCRS), will bring together patients, caregivers and leading surgeons through a live Web event intended to raise awareness about colorectal cancer, the importance of early detection and treatment options.

2010-02-16 15:12:58

New guideline identifies major risk factors in the development of colorectal cancer in children and adults with inflammatory bowel disease.

2009-06-11 10:23:24

Cecal volvulus is axial twisting that occurs involving the cecum, terminal ileum, and ascending colon. Rarely, it may take the form of upward and anterior folding of the ascending colon ("cecal bascule").

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