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2010-02-10 08:49:27

Laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding surgery can effectively treat obesity in adolescents and seems to offer a better alternative than gastric bypass surgery, but further study is needed to determine whether it's better than nonsurgical options, a UT Southwestern Medical Center surgeon writes in an editorial in the Feb. 10 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association. "The latest research helps us define which surgical procedure may be preferable, but we are still a long way...

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2010-01-19 07:30:00

Can you catch appendicitis? And if you do, is it necessarily an emergency that demands immediate surgery? Yes and no, according to a new study by UT Southwestern Medical Center surgeons and physicians. The researchers evaluated data over a 36-year period from the National Hospital Discharge Survey and concluded in a paper appearing in the January issue of Archives of Surgery that appendicitis may be caused by undetermined viral infection or infections, said Dr. Edward Livingston, chief of...

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2009-04-21 07:57:18

According to U.S. researchers, hospital-appointed bariatric surgery "centers of excellence" suffer as many complications and fatalities from weight-loss procedures as other medical facilities engaging in these operations, Reuters accounted on Monday.  The researchers suppose the extra expense and exertion called for by hospitals to receive such a sought-after title might not be worth it. Dr. Edward Livingston of the University of Texas Southwestern School of Medicine, said in a...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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