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07-06-2016 | Coronary heart disease | News | Article

Post-CABG hospital stays longer in severely obese patients

Severely obese patients have longer hospital stays after coronary artery bypass grafting than patients with normal body mass index, which may be due to their increased infection risk, Canadian researchers report.

02-06-2016 | Diabetes | News | Article

Earlier surgery may be better for early-onset Type 2 diabetes

Research suggests that prompt surgical intervention may maximise the chances of patients with early-onset Type 2 diabetes achieving remission.

26-05-2016 | Diabetes | News | Article

Diabetes societies endorse ‘metabolic surgery’

An “unprecedented” number of societies have endorsed guidelines recommending metabolic surgery for patients with diabetes – and not just for patients with severe obesity.

07-07-2015 | Surgery | News | Article

Surgery delays for elderly patients with traumatic spinal cord injury

Older patients with traumatic spinal cord injury experience significant delays in being transferred to a specialist treatment centre and receiving surgery, compared with younger patients, study findings show.

20-08-2013 | Cardiology | Article

Milestone for ischemic preconditioning

A randomized, controlled trial provides the first strong evidence that remote ischemic preconditioning can reduce mortality among patients undergoing coronary artery bypass graft surgery.

30-06-2013 | Oncology | Article

Prostatectomy patients ‘should be spared bowel preparation’

Japanese research shows that patients with T1 or T2 prostate cancer who do not undergo mechanical bowel preparation prior to laparoscopic prostatectomy fair no worse than patients who do.

27-06-2013 | Neurology | Article

Cochlear nerve size predicts implantation success

Preoperative assessment of the cochlear nerve can predict postoperative outcome in patients undergoing cochlear implantation for postlingual deafness, research suggests.

25-06-2013 | Oncology | Article

Poor evidence occludes locally advanced RCC surgery recommendations

Researchers have failed to find sufficient evidence to conclude whether concomitant lymph node dissection or ipsilateral adrenalectomy with radical nephrectomy improves oncologic outcomes for patients with locally advanced renal cell carcinoma.

19-06-2013 | Cardiology | Article

CABG offers survival advantage for diabetes population

Coronary artery bypass graft offers a significant survival advantage over medical therapy for patients with diabetes and multivessel coronary artery disease, MASS II trial results indicate.

12-06-2013 | Stroke | News | Article

ARUBA backs hands-off approach to unruptured brain AVMs

The prematurely halted ARUBA study shows that intervention in patients with unruptured brain ateriovenous malformations may do more harm than good.

10-06-2013 | Infectious disease | Article

Extended antibiotics fail to reduce open fracture infection

The high risk for infection in patients with extensive soft tissue damage around an open fracture is not reduced by extending the duration of antibiotic treatment, research suggests.

09-06-2013 | Rheumatology | Article

Lupus diagnosis warns of postoperative risks

Patients with systemic lupus erythematosus are at high risk for a poor outcome from surgery, highlights research published in the Annals of Rheumatic Disease.

03-06-2013 | Stroke | Article

STICH II pinpoints likely benefits of early ICH surgery

Early surgery may benefit only a small subgroup of patients with intracerebral hemorrhage, the STICH II investigators report at the European Stroke Conference in London, UK.

23-05-2013 | Neurology | Article

Seizure prediction ‘milestone’ achieved

Pioneering research shows that intracranial electroencephalographic monitoring is feasible in patients with drug-resistant epilepsy.

29-04-2013 | Gastroenterology | Article

Exclusion diet boosts anal fissure healing

Research published in the American Journal of Gastroenterology shows that an exclusion diet combined with medical treatment can increase healing rates in patients with chronic anal fissure who have been referred for surgery.

28-04-2013 | Surgery | Article

Continuous monitoring flags acute compartment syndrome

Continuous intracompartmental pressure monitoring is highly accurate for the detection of acute compartment syndrome after tibial diaphyseal fracture, say UK researchers who believe it may allow diagnosis before signs and symptoms occur.

25-04-2013 | Surgery | Article

Osteomyelitis guidelines push pediatric care

US clinicians have demonstrated the benefits of multidisciplinary evidence-based guidelines for the treatment of children with osteomyelitis.

24-04-2013 | Neurology | Article

Intense speech therapy shows potential in post-ischemic aphasia

Patients who have post-stroke aphasia might achieve slightly enhanced improvement in language and functional communication if they receive intensive – versus regular – speech and language therapy, a study finds.

24-04-2013 | Cardiology | Article

Beta blockade aids select surgery patients

Research supports the use of perioperative beta blockade in patients with cardiovascular risk factors undergoing nonvascular procedures, finding this treatment to significantly improve short-term survival.

24-04-2013 | Anaesthesiology | Article

Protective ventilation strategy offers post-op lung benefits

Patients who receive a lung-protective ventilation strategy during abdominal surgery benefit from better respiratory function and fewer signs of infection afterward, a study finds.