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26 Oct

Pot Users Experience More Pain After Surgery: New Study

Post-operative pain is worse for pot users who often need more opioid drugs during recovery, researchers find.

25 Jul

Weight Loss Surgery Can Lead to Marital Problems, a New Study Finds

Married adults who undergo bariatric surgery are twice as likely to get divorced, researchers say.

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A lot of women experience stress urinary incontinence, those bladder leaks that can happen when a woman is coughing, sneezing, laughing or exercising.

It’s the most common type of urinary incontinence in women, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Some first-line options are changing behaviors and doing pelvic floor exercises.

Pelvic floor exercises strengthe...

Older adults often develop delirium after surgery, and new research finds this is associated with a faster rate of mental decline.

The study highlights the importance of preventing delirium to preserve brain health in older adults who undergo surgery, according to the authors.

“Whether delirium causes this faster rate of decline, or is simply a marker of those who are at risk of e...

Retired nurse Tannaz Ameli was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer last winter. When chemotherapy failed, her doctors recommended hospice care.

But Ameli, of Minneapolis, had other ideas. She and her husband sought out a pioneering medical team at Northwestern Medicine in Chicago. Today, she is a survivor of a double-lung transplant -- just the second this team of specialists has succ...

Women are more likely than men to die after coronary artery bypass surgery, according to a large new study.

Researchers still don’t understand why women have these poorer outcomes.

“This should be a ‘wake-up call’ for cardiothoracic surgeons — women still have a higher risk of adverse outcomes following coronary artery bypass surgery, and there doesn’t seem to have been ...

Returning to golf, tennis or pickleball after shoulder replacement surgery shouldn't be too hard.

Healing does take time, but within a few months most people can get back to play at their pre-surgery level without the pain that they experienced before, a pair of new studies show.

"Recovery after both an anatomic and reverse shoulder replacement or from any shoulder replacement is id...

A tweak in timing may make an immune-system therapy much more effective for patients undergoing surgery for advanced melanoma, a new clinical trial has found.

Researchers showed that giving the therapy — a drug called Keytruda (pembrolizumab) — both before and after surgery slashed the risk of a melanoma recurrence over the next two years. That was in comparison to the standard approa...

Children who have developmental delays may be at greater risk for complications after a tonsillectomy, researchers report.

“This elevated risk of complications should be included in pre-operative counseling and has potential implications for pre-operative decision making and treatment plans in this high-risk population,” said

Men suffering from an enlarged prostate can receive long-term relief from a minimally invasive procedure that partially blocks blood flow to the gland, new research reports.

The procedure, called prostate artery embolization (PAE), dramatically improved urinary symptoms in patients without having any effect on erectile function, said senior researcher

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  • March 2, 2023
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  • Older Black men are more likely than others to die after surgery, according to a new study.

    Black men have a higher chance of dying within 30 days of surgery compared to Black women and white adults, and their odds of death after elective procedures is 50% higher when compared to white men, researchers found.

    This may be because of the “especially high cumulative amounts of stres...

    Ambar Marcus didn’t think anything of going to the follow-up ultrasound her doctor recommended around 22 weeks of pregnancy — until she noticed how long it was taking.

    “The technician was a lovely lady who chatted with me the whole time, but I noticed it felt like a very long appointment,” Marcus, who lives in Silver Spring, Md., recalled. “This is definitely the longest echo I...

    Some patients having surgery for early-stage lung cancer may no longer need to lose an entire lobe of their lung, new research shows.

    The study results are from a phase 3 clinical trial sponsored by the Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology.

    For the trial, nearly 700 patients with early-stage lung cancer were randomly chosen to receive either lobectomy surgery, which removes an e...

    When it comes to bunions, millions of Americans are painfully familiar with the signs: Swelling, redness, a telltale bulge on the side of the big toe. Corns and calluses where other toes rub together. And pain. Lots and lots of pain.

    Fortunately, when surgery is needed, it's usually a success. But not always.

    So researchers have stepped up with a

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  • February 6, 2023
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  • More women, even those at low risk for ovarian cancer, who have finished having children should have their fallopian tubes removed as a precaution to prevent the deadly disease, a leading research group has advised.

    In new guidance released this week, the Ovarian Can...

    The American Heart Association has issued a new scientific statement on pulmonary embolism (PE), a sometimes fatal condition in which a blood clot travels to the lungs.

    The American Heart Association (AHA) statement suggests surgery be considered for more people with high-r...

    Many people who have surgery for chronic pancreatitis continue to have health struggles in the years afterward — with some dying at a young age, a new study finds.

    The study, done at one U.S. medical center, is the largest to look at overall survival in th...

    A surgeon's skill has a direct impact on whether a patient will survive early-stage lung cancer.

    Unfortunately, many surgeons are failing to follow a playbook that increase the odds of a successful outcome, a new study argues.

    The quality of surgery for lung cancer varies widely across the United States, and patients whose procedures fall short of treatment guidelines suffer signifi...

    Despite distance and occasional technical glitches, a new study finds that most patients like seeing a surgeon for the first time via video.

    The study was published Jan. 19 in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons.

    "We see patients ...

    When people undergo surgery for broken arms or legs, they are often injected with prescription blood thinners to reduce their risk of developing potentially life-threatening blood clots in their lungs and legs.

    But a large,

  • Denise Mann HealthDay Reporter
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  • January 19, 2023
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  • Major surgery is a challenge for people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), raising their odds of death within a year by 61%, new research shows.

    The researchers also found these patients incurred 13% higher health care costs in the year after their operation, compared to patients without the respiratory condition.

    "These increased risks and costs were evident long ...

    Moving a heavy object or even coughing can result in a medical condition known as a hernia.

    While it’s common, many people don’t know what a hernia is, according to an expert at Penn State Health, who offered details on causes, symptoms and treatment.

    “While we typically associate heavy lifting or strenuous activity with the development of a hernia, other congenital abdominal ...

    First Lady Jill Biden is scheduled to have surgery Wednesday morning to have a lesion removed from above her right eye.

    The lesion was discovered during routine skin cancer screening, the president's physician Dr. Kevin O'Connor said in a

  • Cara Murez HealthDay Reporter
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  • January 11, 2023
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  • THURSDAY, Jan. 5, 2023 (HealthDay News) – Researchers studying patients with low-grade, slow-growing brain tumors have found that more aggressive surgery may extend survival.

    The trick to treating low-grade gliomas is t...

    Insured Black patients are less likely to undergo minimally invasive heart valve replacement or repairs -- relatively safe procedures -- than their white counterparts, new research shows.

    Black patients who need a mitral valve replacement are more likely to have operations that involve opening the chest and cutting through the breastbone to reveal the heart, a

  • Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter
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  • December 28, 2022
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  • Doctors and patients should consider COVID-19 history when planning surgery, according to a new study.

    For patients who've had a COVID-19 diagnosis, researchers found significant postoperative problems diminish gradually over time, but risks persist more than a year after the illness.

    That time frame is longer than previously known, said the research team from Vanderbilt University ...

    Black patients are more likely than their white peers to need emergency surgery for colon cancer, which increases their risk for complications and death, study authors say.

    "Overall, these results suggest that racial and ethnic differences persist" among colon cancer patients, and "these differences likely contribute to disparities in postoperative outcomes among these groups," said firs...

    Mastectomy has long been the standard of care for certain breast cancer patients, but it still may be more extensive than many women need, a new study suggests.

    Researchers found that many women who have two or even three breast tumors may be able to have breast-conserving lumpectomies instead of having the entire breast removed.

    That's because newer, more sensitive imaging techniqu...

    Black patients with brain tumors may be less likely to have surgery recommended to them than white patients are, according to a large U.S. study.

    The research, which looked at two national databases, found that on average, Black patients were less likely to have surgery recommended for any of four types of brain tumor. That included three considered benign (non-cancerous) and one that is ...

    A new genetic test may help determine which people with breast cancer can safely skip radiation after breast-conserving surgery to remove their tumor.

    Individuals with invasive breast cancer who had low scores on an investigational gene panel were just as likely to experience a recurrence if they received radiation therapy after breast-conserving surgery or not, Swedish researchers r...

    Lasik eye surgery is a common vision-correcting procedure that many Americans view as safe and effective, but the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has now drafted guidance that warns of potential complications.

    Although many patients are happy with the results after surgery, the recommended new guidance says complica...

    Black adults who undergo a common procedure to open up clogged arteries are readmitted to the hospital more often than their white peers. They're also more likely to die in the years after treatment, a new study finds.

    Researchers looked at how patients fared following balloon angioplasty and coronary stenting -- "one of the most common cardiovascular procedures performed in the U.S....

    Before Andrea Acerra, 45, had a hysterectomy due to heavy periods in November, she received an iron infusion to boost her red blood cell count and stave off the need for a transfusion.

    "I was just worried about side effects from the iron, but there were none," said Acerra, a senior medical assistant in Bay Shore, N.Y.

    South Shore University Hospital in Bay Shore, where Acerra was tr...

    Patients with advanced ankle osteoarthritis have two surgical options to restore their quality of life, and the good news is a new study shows both have good outcomes.

    Deciding which one is better depends on the patient.

    “Our aim in this trial was to provide the data that patients need to make informed decisions about these operations,” said study author

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  • Doctors know a lot about the best ways to treat heart attacks and strokes, but until now they really didn't have this kind of information for peripheral artery disease (PAD).

    Affecting as many as 10 million people in the United States, PAD is marked by a plaque buildup in the arteries of the legs, causing pain and trouble walking. More than 10% of people with PAD develop chronic limb-thre...

    Folks suffering chest pain from clogged arteries appear to have some true flexibility in choosing the medical care that's right for them, researchers report.

    That's because their overall risk of death is about the same whether they choose aggressive surgical treatment or a more conservative approach focused on medication and lifestyle changes, according to seven-year clinical trial result...

    Transgender minors in Florida are now one step closer to not being able to get medical care to affirm their gender.

    In a heated hearing on Friday, the Florida Board of Medicine voted to begin drafting a rule banning puberty blockers, hormone therapy and surgeries for trans youths younger than 18.

    This was the next step in a movement that began in April when Gov. Ron DeSantis began e...

    Moms who have had emergency surgery during pregnancy can rest assured that exposure to anesthesia is not linked to developmental issues in their children, a new study reveals.

    While surgery and anesthesia are typically avoided during pregnancy, up to 1% of pregnant women may require it for unexpected health

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  • The best way to get back to feeling more normal after breast cancer surgery is to get moving, experts say.

    One surgeon offers some post-surgery suggestions for arm stretches and light aerobic exercise.

    "People who return to everyday activity sooner after surgery tend to heal better and hav...

    The key to better child behavior after surgery may be a more peaceful operating room.

    “The period before, during and after surgery is a particularly unpredictable time for parents,” explained Nguyen Tram, a research scientist at Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus, Ohio.

    "By implementing some small measures in the OR, we found we were able to markedly improve some of thi...

    New research out of Canada offers some encouraging news amid concerns about the opioid epidemic.

    Doctors are prescribing a lower dose of the painkillers after older adults have surgery, the study found. They are not, however, writing fewer prescriptions for the potentially addictive drugs.

    "While it's good news that the dos...

    Folks who regularly use weed could be in for a rocky road if they ever require major surgery, a new study reports.

    Frequent marijuana users tend to experience more pain as they recover from surgery, and they require more opioid drugs (like morphine) to deal with that pain, the researchers found.

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    A finger that “locks” can be a telltale sign of another condition: Diabetes.

    Researchers suspected that this trigger finger, often in the ring finger or thumb, might indicate diabetes after frequently finding the condition in patients who had or developed diabetes. ...

    Surgery can be a daunting prospect at any age. Now, researchers say they've spotted two key factors upping the odds of a poor surgical outcome in seniors.

    Older adults who are either frail or suffering from dementia have high rates of death in the year following a major procedure, a new U.S. study finds.

    Researchers found that among Americans aged 65 and older who underwent maj...

    "Location, location, location" works in real estate, and a new study argues that the location of your hospital room could save your life after surgery.

    Patients are more likely to die after surgery if they are placed in certain types of rooms to recover, researchers from the University of Michigan School of Medicine found.

    Specifically, the researchers said patients can expect to ha...

    A person with advanced heart failure may often need a heart transplant or a mechanical heart pump to survive.

    But white patients are twice as likely as Black patients to get this critically important care, a new study finds, and racial bias may be the reason why.

    Surgeons have long advised patients to stop smoking cigarettes for several weeks before their operations to lower the risk of complications. But what about weed?

    New research has found reason for worry: Marijuana users had higher infection rates after minimally invasive knee and shoulder procedures. Pati...

    Some human livers are tougher than others, lasting more than 100 cumulative years between the organ's original host and a transplant recipient, a new study discovers.

    Understanding what makes these livers so resilient could help improve the donor pool by paving the way ...

    Telehealth became a common way for doctors to see patients during the early days of the pandemic.

    New research suggests that surgical patients offered virtual care are far more likely to keep appointments before and after their operation than those who rely on in-per...

    Celebrity Khloe Kardashian announced Tuesday that she had survived a second bout of skin cancer, this time on her face.

    Kardashian said her “incredibly rare” tumor was removed by Beverly Hills surgeon Dr. Garth Fisher after the reality TV star noticed a bump that wouldn't go away.

    "I deci...

    Folks having surgery have lots of things to worry about as they go under the knife, but the gender of their surgeon isn't one of them, a new study finds.

    There's no difference in rates of death or complications between male and female surgeons, Japanese data shows.

    And that's even though in Japan female surgeons are more likely to be assigned high-risk patients than male surgeons, r...

    A torn aorta can often be deadly, but a new study has found that survival has improved significantly over the past several decades.

    But it can still be five times more deadly if not repaired surgically, the researchers added.

    Aortic dissection happens when blood rushes through a tear in the heart's ascendi...

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