In an analysis of 112 records from 30 physical therapy (PT) sites regarding care for patients who had undergone total knee replacement (TKR) surgery, investigators found that the content and amount of specific exercises varied widely.
A new Journal of the American Geriatrics Society study has evaluated the potential impacts of cataracts and cataract surgery on the risks of osteoporosis and bone fractures.
A technique using umbilical cord blood stem cells could be a promising new approach for repair of cleft palate in infants, reports a paper in The Journal of Craniofacial Surgery, published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer.
Adolescents with severe obesity achieve substantial and lasting weight loss with both the sleeve gastrectomy and gastric bypass procedures--but not with gastric banding--according to a team of researchers across the United States. The study is the largest to date to focus on adolescents having bariatric surgery. It was able to include 544 teens, twice as many as the largest previous study.
In the first publication from the U.S. on surgical techniques and outcomes of single ovary removal for fertility preservation in girls, surgeons from Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago report that the procedure caused no complications and can be performed laparoscopically, on an outpatient basis, without delaying treatment for cancer or other therapies posing high risk of infertility.
By focusing on nervous system circuits of nociception, the body's sensing of tissue damge, anesthesiologists can achieve unconsciousness in patients using less drug and manage post-operative pain better, leading to less need for opioids.
While much has been written about drug prices, less attention has been paid to medical devices, which account for 6 percent of US health care spending and 7 percent in European Union (EU) countries.
Utilizing lesion network mapping, a recently developed technique for analyzing how the brain works, Ryan Darby, M.D., assistant professor of Neurology at Vanderbilt, studied free will perception related to movement decisions.
Up to two years following elective, arthroscopic hip surgery, a substantial proportion of patients reported troubling new health issues ranging from sleep problems, to arthritis to cardiovascular disease.
Brighton and Sussex Medical School study finds many cosmetic surgery websites fail to adequately inform potential breast augmentation clients about details of the procedure, potential complications and its' overall effectiveness.