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Scientists discover cellular structure that may explain organ rejections

Canadian scientists have discovered a cellular structure that may be responsible for previously unexplained organ transplant rejections. Researchers at the University of Montreal Hospital Research Centre turned their attention to...

source: By Chelsea Adams
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Video-assisted thoracic surgery is associated with lower in-hospital complications and shorter length of stay compared with open surgery among British patients who were diagnosed at an early stage of lung cancer, according...

source: Medical Xpress

There's encouraging news for patients who have weight loss surgery: A new study finds the benefits of the procedure include decreased risks of heart attacks and strokes as well as healthier blood sugar levels. More than 200,000 Americans...

source: CBS News

One would only ever consider corneal transplantation if the patient's ocular health is at risk or if the vision is affected. Following the introduction to the different corneal transplant surgeries in our previous post, this entry will outline some preoperative considerations....

source: Healio

A surgeon in India has successfully performed the first remote heart surgery on a patient who was lying on an operating table 20 miles away. During the procedure, the CorPath GRX robot — developed by a company called Corindus — inserted a small instrument called...

source: Popular Mechanics

Laser ablation and surgery for varicose veins led to similar quality of life at 5 years, and both were superior to foam sclerotherapy, results from a randomized trial showed. Patient-reported outcomes in a varicose vein-specific questionnaire showed a two- to three-point...

source: Medpage Today

Americans and Canadians are seven times more likely to fill a prescription for opioid pain pills in the week after surgery than Swedes, says a study published recently, one of the first to quantify international differences. More...

source: Kaiser Health News

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