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"Pill on a string" could help spot early signs of cancer

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Photo: Cytosponge 'pill on a string' [21/07/2015] A "pill on a string" developed by researchers at the University of Cambridge could help doctors detect oesophageal cancer - cancer of the gullet - at an early stage, helping them overcome the problem of wide variation between biopsies, suggests research published in the journal Nature Genetics."Pill on a string" could help spot early signs of cancer - Read more

Personalized care for aortic aneurysms

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Graphic: Blood vessels in the human chest [20/07/2015] Researchers at the Aortic Institute at Yale have tested the genomes of more than 100 patients with thoracic aortic aneurysms, a potentially lethal condition, and provided genetically personalized care. Their work will also lead to the development of a "dictionary" of genes specific to the disease, according to researchers. Personalized care for aortic aneurysms - Read more

Networking in OR: Secure and dynamic with OR.NET

Photo: Preview picture of video A lot of electronic devices have to work together flawlessly in the OR to ensure a procedure’s success. This does not always work, because different manufacturers use different communication systems. The partners working together in the OR.Net project want to change this by creating one standard for the networking of devices.Networking in OR: Secure and dynamic with OR.NET - Read more

Less work hours do not improve surgical patient safety

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Photo: Young surgeon sleeping in a wheelchair [13/07/2015] Work hour restrictions for resident physicians, revised nationally four years ago largely to protect patients against physician trainees' fatigue-related errors, have not had the desired effect of lowering postoperative complication rates in several common surgical specialties, according to new study results.Less work hours do not improve surgical patient safety - Read more

Transcatheter Pacing System: The world’s smallest cardiac pacemaker

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[01/07/2015] In the case of cardiac arrhythmia, the normal heart rate gets out of balance due to various reasons. In some cases, it is necessary to implant a cardiac pacemaker. Just like with any intervention, this type of surgery also involves risks. In the worst-case scenario, this can lead to abnormal wound healing or obliteration of the vascular system.Transcatheter Pacing System: The world’s smallest cardiac pacemaker - Read more

Wanted: rapid test to prevent deep vein thrombosis

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[01/07/2015] Deep vein thrombosis is not just a risk factor for frequent flyers but also for wearers of cardiovascular implants and newly operated patients. Blood thinners prevent these dangerous blood clots from forming, but they need to be carefully adjusted and do not work the same way in every patient. A detailed analysis of platelets (thrombocytes) could prevent complications in the future.Wanted: rapid test to prevent deep vein thrombosis - Read more

Seamless closure of surgical incisions

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Photo: Grey female eye in close-up [05/06/2015] Tel Aviv University researcher brings groundbreaking fiber-optic laser system to the world of corneal transplants.Seamless closure of surgical incisions - Read more

How does human behavior lead to surgical errors?

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Photo: Surgical team in the operation theater [02/06/2015] Why are major surgical errors called "never events"? Because they should not happen - but do. Mayo Clinic researchers identified 69 never events among 1.5 million invasive procedures performed over five years and detailed why each occurred.How does human behavior lead to surgical errors? - Read more

New model for identifying total hip replacement candidates

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Photo: A total hip replacement prosthesis [01/06/2015] Researchers at Sahlgrenska Academy have designed a new model to help doctors and patients decide whether or not to proceed with total hip replacement surgery. The researchers have also surveyed patient wellbeing after surgery: patients with high education achieve greater outcome scores, while those with antidepressant prescriptions do not.New model for identifying total hip replacement candidates - Read more

Dye could prevent infection during bone-repair surgery

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Photo: An OR nurse directs a lamp [15/05/2015] A green dye that sticks to bone grafts becomes antimicrobial with the flick of a light switch and could help reduce the risk of infections during bone-reconstruction surgeries.Dye could prevent infection during bone-repair surgery - Read more