Latest Major surgery Stories

2014-06-16 12:28:42

Michigan Surgical and Health Optimization Program designed to lower surgery costs, empower patients ANN ARBOR, Mich., June 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Michigan Surgical and Health Optimization Program (MSHOP) has earned a $6.4 million Health Care Innovation Award from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid for its work to lower surgery costs and help Michigan patients train for surgery. Each year 45 million inpatient surgeries are performed in the U.S. Following a program to boost...

2013-08-02 11:20:05

Therapy might prevent kidney injury that often arises following major surgery Ultrasound treatments may prevent acute kidney injury that commonly arises after major surgery, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN). The findings suggest that this simple and noninvasive therapy may be an effective precaution for patients at risk. Acute kidney injury, an abrupt decline in kidney function, is an increasingly prevalent...

2005-06-23 14:00:00

Hospitals could improve survival rates following major surgery by streamlining their critical care units, according to a new report launched today at a London conference. As well as saving lives, hospitals could save an estimated £2 million each by implementing some of the report's key recommendations to help reduce hospital stay times. The report, "Modernising Care for Patients Undergoing Major Surgery", argues that a simple set of measures could reduce the number of complications...

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This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.