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Topic of the Month October: Surgery
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For a long time it had been spine-chilling to take a look inside a human being by cutting him open since it was forbidden anyway. Nowadays, it is done on a day-to-day basis. Thanks to research and advencements made in the area of surgery.
In October, MEDICA.de concerns itself with surgery in its Topic of the Month presenting articles about new research and conclusions.
In the first such clinical trial of its kind, researchers at Duke University Medical Center have found that acupuncture is more effective at reducing nausea and vomiting after major breast surgery than the leading medication.
- Breast Surgery: Acupuncture Reduces Nausea, Vomiting and Pain
Treating patients with a drug called aprotinin reduces the risk of stroke by 47 percent in patients undergoing coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery, according to a study published in the Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery.
- Bypass Surgery: Drug Therapy Reduces Risk of Stroke
Children who had intravenous (IV) access for ear tube placement surgery spent more time in the operating room and in the hospital and required more pain medication than children who underwent the same procedure without IV access, according to an article.
- Minor Ear Surgery: IV Line Placement in Children - no Benefit
Performing breast reconstruction surgery at the time of mastectomy does not delay post-operative chemotherapy for women with breast cancer, according to the first study designed to answer the question.
- Mastectomy: Support for Immediate Breast Reconstruction
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