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Published: Mon, 06 Oct 2008 02:59:55 PST


Needle-stick injuries are common but unreported by surgeons in training

Thu, 28 Jun 2007 19:51:56 PST

Resident surgeons fail to report needle-stick injuries risk serious infection such as HIV or hepatitis - N Engl J Med.

Magnetic system could be key to surgery without scars

Mon, 26 Mar 2007 08:05:19 PST

Surgical technique allows magnetic maneuvering of tools inserted through the bellybutton or throat.

Specialist centers increase survival of aortic aneurysm surgery

Wed, 14 Mar 2007 07:51:06 PST

Concentrating resources in large centres provides benefit for abdominal aortic aneurysm surgery.

Obesity surgery can lead to memory loss, other problems

Wed, 14 Mar 2007 07:41:20 PST

Gastric bypass surgery can lead to a vitamin deficiency that can cause Wernicke encephalopathy.

Obese patients run higher risk of post-operative complications

Tue, 13 Mar 2007 10:00:59 PST

Post operative heart attack, wound infection, nerve injury and urinary tract infection more common in obese.

Carpal tunnel syndrome cause found - say Mayo Clinic researchers

Sat, 18 Nov 2006 15:52:34 PST

Research suggests carpal tunnel syndrome is caused by a shearing injury of the tissue that lines the tendons.

Bariatric surgery complication rates high in some hospitals

Mon, 13 Nov 2006 18:45:57 PST

Complications of include respiratory, bleeding, cardiac complications -- mortality rate 2 per 1,000.

Hemorrhoid stapling has more long-term risks than surgical removal

Tue, 24 Oct 2006 19:51:22 PST

Stapling of hemorrhoids is associated with higher recurrence rates than hemorrhoid removal surgery.