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2011-05-04 07:04:38

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Between 2001 and 2008, the annual rate of coronary artery bypass graft surgeries performed in the United States decreased by more than 30 percent, but rates of percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI; procedures such as balloon angioplasty or stent placement used to open narrowed coronary arteries) did not change significantly. Coronary revascularization, comprising coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery and PCI, is among the most common major medical procedures...

2011-05-03 22:54:58

Between 2001 and 2008, the annual rate of coronary artery bypass graft surgeries performed in the United States decreased by more than 30 percent, but rates of percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI; procedures such as balloon angioplasty or stent placement used to open narrowed coronary arteries) did not change significantly, according to a study in the May 4 issue of JAMA. "Coronary revascularization, comprising coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery and PCI, is among the most common...

2011-02-18 15:30:13

Hospital for Special Surgery research on platelet-rich plasma and obesity also highlighted at AAOS Meeting Patients who undergo elective orthopedic surgeries at high-volume, regional hospitals have better surgical outcomes and experience fewer complications than those who undergo those surgeries at local hospitals, according to research being presented by Hospital for Special Surgery investigators at the 2011 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS). These...

2011-02-18 13:36:55

11 educational videos document surgical techniques mastered by few surgeons in an effort to improve patient outcomes worldwide James C. Wittig, M.D., chief of the division of skin and sarcoma cancer at the John Theurer Cancer Center at Hackensack University Medical Center will present eleven different educational videos on innovative approaches to orthopedic oncology at the upcoming American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Conference. Dr. Wittig is known for inventing some of the most-used...

2011-01-13 00:00:43

For the 5th year in a row, WorldMed Assist has observed an interesting phenomenon occurring around this time of year: an annual surge in weight loss surgeries. Concord, CA (PRWEB) January 12, 2011 For the 5th year in a row, WorldMed Assist has observed an interesting phenomenon occurring around this time of year: an annual surge in weight loss surgeries. Every year the number of people contacting the company for weight loss surgery dramatically increases after Thanksgiving. For the...

2010-06-28 12:38:00

Multiple factors may play role in failed ACL repairs; U-M physicians say patients should talk to surgeons, understand experience when selecting surgeons ANN ARBOR, Mich., June 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Nick Van Erp, active in soccer since elementary school and lacrosse since junior high, tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his knee during a spring lacrosse game his freshman year of high school. His injury, caused by stepping into a pothole and hyper-extending his knee, required...

2010-05-03 06:38:22

The availability of surgeons may increase the likelihood that children will receive optional ear and throat surgeries, while the availability of primary care providers, such as pediatricians and family physicians, may decrease the likelihood of children undergoing these procedures, according to research presented Saturday, May 1 at the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) annual meeting in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Insertion of tubes in the ears of children with chronic infections...

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2009-07-30 12:56:09

New research shows that the risks from obesity-related surgeries has dropped dramatically, and is now no riskier than having a gall bladder out, a hip replaced or most other major operations, The Associated Press reported. Safety results for gastric bands and stomach stapling at 10 U.S. hospitals specializing in these procedures from 2005 through 2007 showed that for every 1,000 patients, three died during or within a month of their surgery, and only 43 had any major complication. But only a...

2009-01-01 15:20:55

Pre-operative screening of patients for methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) may be an effective way to reduce infection rates following otolaryngic surgeries, according to new research published in the January 2009 issue of Otolaryngology "“ Head and Neck Surgery. The study, conducted by researchers at the Massachusetts Ear & Eye Infirmary, is the first to review otolaryngic procedures, and reviewed the medical records of 420 patients. Of the 241 non-pre-screened...

2008-08-07 18:01:53

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Aug. 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Anesiva, Inc. today reported financial results and accomplishments for the second quarter and six months ended June 30, 2008. "The 2008 second quarter marked a significant advance for Anesiva as we introduced Zingo(TM) in the U.S. pediatric hospital market," said Michael L. Kranda, president and chief executive officer. "In addition, I'm pleased to report that our Phase 3 trials of Adlea(TM) for the management of acute pain...