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Latest Major surgery Stories

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...

2011-10-27 06:45:00

MIAMI, Oct. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Roger K. Khouri, MD, FACS from the Miami Breast Center is giving women back their natural breasts through a unique breast reconstruction technique known as Micro-Fat Transfer. Patients are extremely satisfied with the procedure that builds an entire breast from your own fat without having to undergo another major surgery. The success of this procedure lies in the use of the Brava system. Brava System - The Brava is a soft, gel-like bra that attaches...

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...