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1523 Articles Matching "surgery"

Bypass Beats Stents in Diabetes With Heart Trouble

Nov 14, 2018 , WebMD
People with diabetes who have coronary-artery bypass surgery survive about three years longer than those who have their blood vessels propped open with stents, new research...
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Most Child Tonsillectomies Unnecessary, Study Finds

Nov 14, 2018 , RxList
Seven out of 8 children in the United Kingdom who have their tonsils removed are unlikely to benefit from the surgery, a study...
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Coronary calcium screening better predicts heart disease risk, research finds

Nov 13, 2018 , CNN Health
Last year, President Donald Trump's doctors screened him for heart disease using a test unfamiliar to many Americans. Now, research shows that that test, either alone or combined with other evaluation methods, is better at predicting whether a symptomatic patient required heart surgery than the standard evaluation....
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Weight-Loss Surgery May Pay Off in the Bedroom, Too

Nov 11, 2018 , MedicineNet
Title: Weight-Loss Surgery May Pay Off in the Bedroom, TooCategory: Health NewsCreated: 11/8/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/9/2018 12:00:00...
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Most Child Tonsillectomies Unnecessary, Study Finds

Nov 10, 2018 , WebMD
Recurrent or chronic sore throat is the most common reason for getting a tonsillectomy. Evidence shows that the surgery results in modest, short-term reductions in recurring, severe sore throats in children aged 3 to 15, but not in those with milder...
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Surgery Patients Use Only 1/4 Of The Opioids A Surgeon Gives -- But The Bigger The Prescription, The More They Take

Nov 09, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Many surgeons write prescriptions for opioid pain medications four times larger than what their patients will actually use after common operations, a new study shows. And the size of that prescription may be the most important factor in how many opioid pills the patient will take – outweighing thei......
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Weight-Loss Surgery May Pay Off in the Bedroom

Nov 09, 2018 , WebMD
In a recent study, men had significant increases in testosterone levels and certain other hormones after weight-loss surgery. These changes led to significantly better erectile...
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Fraction of Opioids Taken After Most Surgeries

Nov 08, 2018 , WebMD
People typically use only a quarter of the opioid painkillers prescribed to them after surgery, according to a new study. The leftover pills are ripe for misuse, addiction and overdose, researchers...
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A Documentary Takes a Look at TV Host and Cookbook Author Sandra Lee’s Breast Cancer Surgery

Nov 07, 2018 , WebMD
Emmy Award-winning TV host and best-selling cookbook author Sandra Lee offers a revealing look inside her breast cancer surgery in a new HBO...
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If You're Considering Cosmetic Surgery

Nov 07, 2018 , MedicineNet
Title: If You're Considering Cosmetic SurgeryCategory: Health NewsCreated: 11/5/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/5/2018 12:00:00...
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Surgery Helps Boy Walk After Polio-Like Illness

Nov 06, 2018 , WebMD
Surgery performed by a St. Louis doctor has restored the ability to walk in a boy paralyzed by a polio-like condition called acute flaccid myelitis (AFM), CBS News...
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Anesthesia in early childhood not tied to developmental problems

Nov 06, 2018 , Reuters
(Reuters Health) - Young children who had surgery under general anesthesia were no more likely than their siblings who weren't exposed to anesthesia to experience developmental challenges that impair school readiness, a Canadian study found....
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Inconsistent heart surgery ratings may confuse patients

Nov 03, 2018 , Reuters
(Reuters Health) - Publicly-available ratings of U.S. hospital quality for heart surgery vary so widely from one another they may be more confusing than helpful for patients trying to pick the best place to have a procedure, researchers say....
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Less-Invasive Surgery for Cervical Cancer May Bring More Risks, Studies Find

Nov 03, 2018 , MedicineNet
Title: Less-Invasive Surgery for Cervical Cancer May Bring More Risks, Studies FindCategory: Health NewsCreated: 10/31/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/1/2018 12:00:00...
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One Way To Reduce Opioid Use After Surgery: Know That It Will Hurt

Nov 02, 2018 , Forbes
Patient education regarding how much pain to expect following surgery may help reduce unnecessary opioid prescriptions, and may, in turn, help in decrease opioid-related addictions and...
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Is Less-Invasive Cervical Cancer Surgery Riskier?

Nov 02, 2018 , WebMD
Two new studies have found that the routinely used minimally invasive surgery for early stage cervical cancer is linked to a higher rate of recurrence, plus worse long-term survival, compared with more "open"...
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Which Weight-Loss Surgery Is Best?

Nov 02, 2018 , MedicineNet
Title: Which Weight-Loss Surgery Is Best?Category: Health NewsCreated: 10/30/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/31/2018 12:00:00...
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Less-radical surgery may pose higher death risk in early cervical cancer

Nov 01, 2018 , Reuters
(Reuters Health) - Women with early cervical cancer who opt for minimally-invasive surgery die sooner and are more likely to have their tumors reappear than those who have a conventional hysterectomy, according to two studies that could dramatically change treatment for the deadly malignancy....
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Aspirin vs. Xarelto

Nov 01, 2018 , RxList
Aspirin and Xarelto (rivaroxaban) are used to prevent blood clots. Aspirin is also used to treat fever, pain, and inflammation in the body. Xarelto is usually used to prevent of deep vein thrombosis, which may lead to pulmonary embolism in patients undergoing knee or hip replacement...
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What Happens After Bariatric Surgery Makes A Big Difference

Nov 01, 2018 , Forbes
This study showed how much weight regain occurred after gastric bypass surgery and how this affected diabetes progression and quality of...
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