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Most patients have less pain and disability after bariatric surgery

In a three year follow-up of severely obese patients undergoing bariatric surgery, 50% to 70% experienced significant improvements in pain, physical function, and walking capacity. The research, published in JAMA, also found that roughly three quarters of patients with severe knee and hip pain or disability before surgery experienced clinically significant improvements in symptoms.1  
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Most patients have less pain and disability after bariatric surgery

In a three year follow-up of severely obese patients undergoing bariatric surgery, 50% to 70% experienced significant improvements in pain, physical function, and walking capacity. The research, published in JAMA, also found that roughly three quarters of patients with severe knee and hip pain or disability before surgery experienced clinically significant improvements in symptoms.1  
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Most patients have less pain and disability after bariatric surgery

In a three year follow-up of severely obese patients undergoing bariatric surgery, 50% to 70% experienced significant improvements in pain, physical function, and walking capacity. The research, published in JAMA, also found that roughly three quarters of patients with severe knee and hip pain or disability before surgery experienced clinically significant improvements in symptoms.1  
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Healthy people need fewer preoperative tests for elective surgery, says NICE

Patients undergoing elective surgery do not need to undergo a raft of preoperative tests unless they have underlying health conditions or are having a complex or major procedure, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has said.  
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Healthy people need fewer preoperative tests for elective surgery, says NICE

Patients undergoing elective surgery do not need to undergo a raft of preoperative tests unless they have underlying health conditions or are having a complex or major procedure, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has said.  
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Healthy people need fewer preoperative tests for elective surgery, says NICE

Patients undergoing elective surgery do not need to undergo a raft of preoperative tests unless they have underlying health conditions or are having a complex or major procedure, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has said.  
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Link Between Age, Complications in Adult Scoliosis Surgery

Does increasing age lead to a greater risk for complications associated with scoliosis surgery?  
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TAVR Superior to Surgery in Intermediate-Risk Patients: SAPIEN 3

The results "are clinically meaningful and some of the best observed outcomes we've ever witnessed," said an expert. Another predicted that surgery "won't be done much" in this population in the future.  
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Surgery for hyperparathyroidism is associated with reduced fracture risk

Surgery to remove the parathyroid is associated with a reduced risk of fractures in patients with primary hyperparathyroidism, an observational study in Annals of Internal Medicine has found.1 The researchers also found that treatment with bisphosphonate was associated with increased bone mineral density but not fewer fractures.  
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Predicting Epilepsy Surgery Outcome

Progress in epilepsy surgery has resulted in significantly improving outcomes and reducing risk in patients with refractory focal epilepsy. What factors may influence postoperative clinical outcomes?  
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over 4 years ago
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Patients having breast reconstruction should enter into surgery with as much information as possible

The over-riding personal message from Duffy’s welcome reflection on breast reconstruction is for surgeons to change their focus from the “outside” to the “inside” and to sympathise with the complex feelings associated with cancer, major surgery, and a fundamental physical change in the body.1  
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After Breast Reconstruction, 24 Hours of Antibiotics Is Enough

After breast reconstruction surgery, 24 hours of antibiotics to fight surgical sight infections is equivalent to an extended course, according to new research.  
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over 4 years ago
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Laser-Assisted Cataract Surgery: The Next Steps?

While many surgeons continue to hold back, others are moving forward and making femtosecond lasers a part of their standard approach to cataract surgery.  
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over 4 years ago
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Surveillance Instead of Surgery in Head and Neck Cancer

Compared with planned neck dissection, PET-CT surveillance had similar survival in head and neck cancer patients after chemoradiotherapy.  
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over 4 years ago
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When Is Temporal Lobe Epilepsy Not Temporal Lobe Epilepsy?

Why does surgery for refractory mesial temporal lobe epilepsy sometimes fail to eliminate all seizures? Perhaps there is another process going on.  
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over 4 years ago
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Cleft Surgery Boosts Economy in Developing Nations

Born in Ghana with a cleft lip and palate, baby Kodjo was on the brink of being drowned in a river by his family in a religious sacrifice until a passing villager intervened.  
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over 4 years ago
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Shaping Up for Surgery: Study Shows Muscle Power Pays Off

Completing a 30-minute home-exercise program daily for 10 days before a radical cystectomy can significantly improve muscle strength, new research shows.  
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over 4 years ago
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Cataract Surgery After Refractive Surgery

What do cataract surgeons need to know to obtain optimal visual outcomes in patients with a history of prior refractive surgery?  
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over 4 years ago
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Bypass Surgery vs Diet, Exercise for Diabetes

After one year, gastric bypass surgery did a better job of bringing type 2 diabetes into remission than an intensive diet and exercise regimen, according to results of a small trial among obese patients.  
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over 4 years ago
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Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Surgery in Restricted ROM Patients

Does preoperative restricted range of motion alter the postoperative outcomes of arthroscopic repair for rotator cuff pathology?  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago