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1669 Articles Matching "surgery"

Should You Get Pills or Surgery for A-Fib?

Mar 19, 2019 , MedicineNet
Title: Should You Get Pills or Surgery for A-Fib?Category: Health NewsCreated: 3/15/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/18/2019 12:00:00...
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Rx Fish Oil Cuts Heart Dangers in Statin Takers

Mar 19, 2019 , WebMD
The study suggests that the prescription fish oil pill, not to be confused with over-the-counter supplements, reduces the lifetime risk of dying from heart disease; having a non-fatal heart attack or stroke; or needing heart surgery or hospitalization for a heart...
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Edwards, Medtronic heart valve systems prove worth in low-risk patients -studies

Mar 17, 2019 , Reuters
Non-invasive heart valve replacement systems from Medtronic Plc and rival Edwards Lifesciences Corp proved as good or better than open heart surgery in younger, more active patients for whom the surgical option was deemed low risk, according to trial results that had been scheduled to be presented on Sunday....
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Should You Get Pills or Surgery for A-Fib?

Mar 16, 2019 , WebMD
Study subjects who got ablation -- where a catheter is used to tweak the heart muscle cells responsible for the arrhythmia -- also seemed to have less shortness of breath, less fatigue and all-around better quality of life five years later, with those who got drug therapy...
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Lipogems Provides An FDA Cleared Option For Patients Between Conservative Therapy And Major, Invasive Surgery

Mar 16, 2019 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
The Lipogems system is leading the way in orthopaedic medicine by assisting patients who fall in the "treatment gap" between conservative therapies and major, surgical intervention. The system provides patients a natural, FDA cleared option to high-cost, unproven treatments like stem cell therapies ......
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At ortho meeting, VR companies announce industry-advancing partnerships

Mar 15, 2019 jonah.comstock@mobihealthnews.com (Jonah Comstock), Mobile Health News
OssoVR is working with Smith & Nephew to make a training program for robotic surgery, while FundamentalVR is working with VR glove-maker...
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Midazolam vs. Diprivan (Propofol)

Mar 15, 2019 , RxList
Midazolam Injection and Syrup and Propofol Injectable Emulsion are used as sedatives before surgery or other medical procedures....
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Midazolam vs. Klonopin

Mar 15, 2019 , RxList
Midazolam Injection is a used as a sedative before surgery or other medical procedures. Midazolam hydrochloride syrup is used in pediatric patients. Klonopin is prescribed for the treatment of anxiety and seizure...
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African mothers 50 times more likely to die after c-section than moms in rich countries, study says

Mar 15, 2019 , CNN Health
The maternal mortality rate in African countries was "substantially higher than expected": 5.43 deaths per 1,000 operations, compared with 0.1 deaths per 1,000 operations in the UK. Similarly, 1 in 6 African women experienced complications during cesarean surgery, three times the rate of women in the United States....
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Midazolam vs. Valium

Mar 15, 2019 , RxList
Midazolam Injection is used as a sedative before surgery or other medical procedures. Midazolam hydrochloride syrup is used in pediatric patients. Valium is used for treatment of anxiety, seizures, muscle spasms, and symptoms of alcohol...
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Study: IV And Pill Form Of Acetaminophen Work Equally Well After Hip Replacement As Part Of Pain Management Plan

Mar 14, 2019 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Pain management after surgery is a vital part of patient care, and research in this field is ongoing at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) in New York City. One study set out to compare acetaminophen, commonly known as Tylenol, in the intravenous versus pill form as part of the overall pain managem......
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Study: CT Scan Prior To Spine Fusion Surgery Finds Significant Number Of Patients Had Undiagnosed Osteoporosis

Mar 13, 2019 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
For patients contemplating spinal fusion surgery to alleviate pain, bone health is an important consideration. If a patient is found to have low bone density prior to surgery, it could affect the treatment plan before, during and after the procedure. A study at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) in ......
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Supreme Court Upholds Decision That Medicaid Must Cover Women’s Sex Reassignment Surgery

Mar 12, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
The Iowa Supreme Court ruled that the argument that the policy's explicit exclusion of gender-reassignment surgeries was merely a specified example within the broader category of "cosmetic, reconstructive, and plastic surgeries" that were excluded from coverage was invalid. "The [department] expressly denied Good and Beal coverage for their surgical procedures because they were 'related to transsexualism ... (or) gender identity disorders' and 'for the purpose of sex reassignment,'" Justice...
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Ask Me Five: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists Urge Patients To Be Proactive In Their Healthcare

Mar 12, 2019 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
What are important questions to ask an anesthesia provider before undergoing surgery? During Patient Safety Awareness Week (March 10-16, 2019), Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) want patients to know how, by asking important questions, they can help themselves have a safer surgical exp......
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Potential Way To Improve Cancer Surgery Outcomes By Managing Nontraditional Risk Factors

Mar 12, 2019 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
In a study of 142 patients preparing for cancer surgery, Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers say they have evidence that psychological or social risk factors such as depression, limited resilience and lack of emergency resources along with standard medical risk factors such as high blood pressure or ......
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Robotic Surgery Is Widely Used For Cancer Patients, Yet Health Benefits Are Unproven, FDA Warns

Mar 12, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
There's little evidence to suggest patients who receive robotic treatments live longer than those who undergo traditional surgeries and some patients fare worse. News on health technology also looks at video conferences with the doctor; artificial intelligence diagnosis; hospital data breaches; and more....
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Levsin vs. Atropine

Mar 10, 2019 , RxList
Levsin is sometimes used to reduce tremors and rigid muscles in people with symptoms of Parkinson's disease, and is also used as a drying agent to control excessive salivation, runny nose, or excessive sweating. Atropine is used to treat bradycardia (low heart rate), reduce salivation and bronchial secretions before surgery, and as an antidote for overdose of cholinergic drugs or mushroom...
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Knee surgery for torn cartilage may not be worthwhile

Mar 08, 2019 , Reuters
(Reuters Health) - Many middle-aged and older adults with torn cartilage and pain in their knee are not likely to benefit from so-called arthroscopic surgery, a review of past studies suggests....
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Conjoined twins return home after lifesaving surgery in Australia

Mar 08, 2019 , CNN Health
Two Bhutanese conjoined twins who traveled to Australia to be separated have returned home this week, completing a nearly 12,000-mile round trip to receive the life-saving surgery....
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Less-Invasive Procedure Helps Surgeons Pinpoint Epilepsy Surgical Candidates

Mar 07, 2019 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
A minimally invasive procedure to determine whether patients with drug-resistant epilepsy are candidates for brain surgery is safer, more efficient, and leads to better outcomes than the traditional method, according to new research by The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHeal......
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