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Surgery for obese people with diabetes could save the NHS £100 000 a patient, finds study

Using bariatric surgery to treat obese patients with type 2 diabetes could save the NHS around £95 000 (€123 000; $137 000) a patient across their lifetime, British researchers have found. The savings come mostly from reduced drug usage as a result of remission of diabetes.  
feeds.bmj.com
over 3 years ago
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Spina bifida: Parents hope surgery in womb will help son walk - BBC News

The parents of a baby with spina bifida say they hope that pioneering surgery he received while still in the womb will help him to walk.  
bbc.co.uk
over 3 years ago
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Five minutes with . . . Scarlett McNally, RCS council member

The consultant orthopaedic surgeon and Royal College of Surgeons council member says that more needs to be done to encourage women into surgery  
feeds.bmj.com
over 3 years ago
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That Trauma Patient Doesn't Need the Prophylactic IVC Filter

Commentary on a study on the relationship between prophylactic IVC filter use in trauma patients and survival, published in the Annals of Surgery.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Adverse Events Linked With Anesthesia in Cataract Surgery

Learn more about the potentially serious complications of local anesthesia for cataract surgery.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Sequential Glaucoma Drainage Implants in Refractory Glaucoma

How did patients fare after undergoing a second glaucoma drainage implant surgery in terms of IOP reduction and visual acuity?  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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HDL Subtypes Mediate Bariatric Surgery's Metabolic Benefits

It's partly why dieting doesn't match surgery's favorable HDL and LDL effects: they depend more on changes in lipoprotein profile, therefore function, than on overall levels, say several new reports.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Patients Say Care Is Better During July Influx of New Surgeons

The quality of care doesn't suffer when surgeons-in-training are new at their jobs, according to a survey of patients hospitalized for surgery. In fact, the patients felt care was better during those periods.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Stent in Colorectal Cancer Reduces Need for Stoma

The use of a stent to unblock the bowel in colorectal cancer patients before surgery, rather than emergency surgery, significantly reduces the need for a stoma.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Duodenal Mucosal Resurfacing Shows Early Promise in Diabetes

If these findings are reproduced in larger studies, clinicians may someday be able to offer certain diabetic patients this minimally invasive treatment rather than gastric-bypass surgery.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago