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2012-08-01 15:02:49

Hospital for Special Surgery orthopedists encourage early referrals to improve outcomes Because many physicians are unaware of nerve transfer surgery, some patients suffer long-term impairment from nerve injuries that could have been fixed. A study in the August issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (JAAOS) by Hospital for Special Surgery researchers aims to raise awareness of this type of surgery among health care providers. In recent years, great strides...

2012-07-17 06:25:07

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. and CAMBRIDGE, Mass., July 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Veracyte, Inc., a molecular diagnostics company pioneering the emerging field of molecular cytology, and Genzyme, a Sanofi company (EURONEXT: SAN and NYSE: SNY), today announced the publication of new data suggesting that routine clinical use of Veracyte's Afirma® Gene Expression Classifier helps to significantly reduce the number of surgeries performed on patients whose thyroid nodule cytology results...

2012-06-25 06:31:30

HOUSTON, June 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Veracyte, Inc., a molecular diagnostics company that is pioneering the emerging field of molecular cytology, today announced results from a large, prospective, multicenter study, which demonstrated the potential for the Afirma® Gene Expression Classifier, a gene expression test, to reduce the large number of unnecessary surgeries in thyroid cancer diagnosis by more than half. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120625/SF29625LOGO) The...

2012-04-18 12:37:33

Spinal surgeries at UCSF much more successful than reflected in public reported statistics The odds that someone undergoing spinal surgery at a particular hospital will have to be readmitted to the same hospital within 30 days is an important measure of the quality of care patients receive. That's because these "hospital readmission rates" often reflect problems like hospital-acquired infections or complications from surgery. Now a new study by doctors in the departments of neurological...

'Chinplants' Becoming Big Business For Plastic Surgeons
2012-04-16 13:48:11

The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) today released new statistics showing a major rise in chin augmentation surgeries. The fastest growing plastic surgery trend across all demographics, chin augmentation has grown faster than breast augmentation, Botox, and liposuction combined in 2011. The plastic surgery procedure saw an increase among men and women alike, as well as all patients over the age of 20. Patients aged 40 and over had more chin augmentations than their younger...

2012-03-28 06:26:21

FRAMINGHAM, Mass., March 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Data from numerous studies of the MarginProbe System were presented Friday, March 23, 2012 during the European Breast Cancer Congress (EBCC) in Vienna. Results across these studies demonstrated a substantial reduction in repeat surgeries needed for breast cancer patients, the ease of integration of the MarginProbe System into routine practice, and a substantial economic benefit to device use. "We are very excited to see such a significant...

2011-12-20 13:18:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- SURGERY VITAMIN is proud to announce the launch of a new line of surgeon-developed vitamin dietary supplements to support optimal healing after a variety of surgeries and cosmetic procedures. "Surgery can lead to scars, weeks of swelling and bruising - and our products are aimed at minimizing the effects and supporting an optimal outcome", says Dr. Vishal Kapoor, a Beverly Hills plastic surgeon and member of the physician advisory board for Surgery...

2011-07-01 11:12:00

NASHVILLE, Tenn., July 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Ming Wang of Wang Vision Cataract & LASIK Center, Nashville, TN, became the first surgeon in the world to perform a 3D LASIK procedure, and the first in Tennessee to perform a 3D cataract surgery. The first such ground-breaking surgeries took place at Wang Vision Cataract & LASIK Center on May 27, 2011 and June 2, 2011, respectively. Both procedures utilized off-label uses of the TrueVision® 3D high-definition,...

2011-06-03 08:30:00

ANN ARBOR, Mich., June 3, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Surgery death rates have dropped nationwide over the past decade, according to a University of Michigan Health System study that reveals cancer surgeries have seen the most dramatic improvement in safety. The U-M study in this week's New England Journal of Medicine shows surgery mortality dropped substantially for eight different high-risk surgeries performed on 3.2 million Medicare patients from 1999 to 2008. More patients are...

2011-06-02 13:29:58

U-M's study in New England Journal of Medicine shows busy hospitals safest for cancer surgeries, but other factors drive decline in heart surgery mortality Surgery death rates have dropped nationwide over the past decade, according to a University of Michigan Health System study that reveals cancer surgeries have seen the most dramatic improvement in safety. The U-M study in this week's New England Journal of Medicine shows surgery mortality dropped substantially for eight different high-risk...