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Crosslinking-Enhanced LASIK Does Not Add Benefit at 6 Months

The addition of corneal crosslinking, recently approved by the FDA, to LASIK surgery does not significantly preserve visual acuity, a prospective study shows.  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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NHS 'Should Do More Weight Loss Ops'

According to experts writing in the BMJ, the NHS needs to provide more weight-loss operations to help tackle the obesity epidemic in the UK. They argue that less than 1% of those who would benefit from surgery will get treatment.  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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Shoulder Arthritis and Replacement

Although used less commonly than knee or hip replacement, shoulder replacement surgery removes diseased or damaged bone in the shoulder and replaces it with an artificial joint. If arthritis pain is unrelieved by other methods, you may need replacement surgery.  
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over 4 years ago
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Nicotine has deleterious effects on wound healing through increased vasoconstriction

Regarding your article supporting the use of e-cigarettes,1 we wholeheartedly endorse any measure that reduces public health harm from smoking. The appropriateness of requiring patients to stop smoking before elective surgery has …  
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over 4 years ago
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Which Surgery Best for Muscle-Invasive Bladder Cancer?

The debate is perhaps less important than treating many more patients with curative intent than is currently done.  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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Long-term QoL Following DIEP Flap Breast Reconstruction

How do patients fare after undergoing deep inferior epigastric perforator (DIEP) flap breast reconstruction? A new study looks at the quality of life impact more than five years after surgery.  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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Breast Reconstruction Complications and Cancer Recurrence

Commentary published in the British Journal of Surgery on a study about whether wound complications after breast reconstruction surgery affect rates of breast cancer recurrence.  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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Clean cut surgery

Infection of the surgical site, a major threat for all postoperative patients and a leading cause of hospital acquired infections, is a particular problem in low resource settings, where rates are double those reported in Europe and the United States.1 With no global approach to instilling best practice, it’s a problem that causes unnecessary morbidity and mortality and strains hospital systems and budgets.  
feeds.bmj.com
over 4 years ago
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Modified Frailty Index Predicts Need for Critical Care After Head and Neck Cancer Surgery

The Modified Frailty Index (mFI) accurately predicts the need for postoperative critical care in patients undergoing major head and neck cancer operations, according to a new analysis.  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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Major Boston Hospital to Offer Gender-Reassignment Surgeries

Boston Medical Center said on Wednesday it would become the first hospital in the northeastern United States to begin performing gender-reassignment surgery on transgender patients.  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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Is the Medical Error Situation Getting Better?

Possible improvement in the prevalence of medical errors?; too much money for a state's malpractice compensation fund?; botched surgery renders woman infertile.  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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Closure of community pharmacies in deprived areas will increase GP consultations, says report

More than one in four people who would usually seek advice on common ailments from their local pharmacy would make an appointment with their GP surgery instead if the pharmacy closed, says a report exploring the potential impact of government funding cuts that are likely to result in pharmacy closures.1  
feeds.bmj.com
over 4 years ago
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High-Risk PCa: Start With Radiation, ADT?

Surgery should not be the first approach in men with high-risk prostate cancer, a new study suggests, as radiation and androgen deprivation therapy probably will still be needed down the line.  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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'Thousands miss out' on surgery for type-2 diabetes - BBC News

Thousands of people with type-2 diabetes in the UK are missing out on obesity surgery that would slash blood sugars and even lead to remission in some cases, a team of experts say.  
bbc.co.uk
over 4 years ago
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Guidelines May Help Prevent Re-Injury After Knee Surgery

After knee surgery to repair an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), people are at high risk of repeat injury to the same structure, but simple screening tests before going back to sports can reduce this risk, according to a Norwegian study.  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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Bariatric surgery should be an option for treating type 2 diabetes, societies say

Bariatric surgery should be included in guidelines as a treatment option for people with type 2 diabetes and obesity, leading diabetes societies have recommended in a joint statement that formally recognised surgery for the first time as a standard therapeutic intervention for the condition.1  
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over 4 years ago
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Deferral of Surgery for Epiretinal Membranes: Is It Safe?

A new study examines visual outcomes in deferred versus early surgery for idiopathic epiretinal membrane. Is watchful waiting a safe approach?  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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Do dressings prevent infection of closed primary wounds after surgery?

There is insufficient evidence to know whether dressings reduce the risk of surgical site infection in closed primary surgical wounds  
feeds.bmj.com
over 4 years ago