Her Sister Died of a Brain Tumor. Now She Was Having Similar Symptoms.

Humanity has planted flags on the moon, yet a moonshot for brain cancer has yet to be realized.

#brain-cancer, #cancer, #doctors, #surgery-and-surgeons, #tumors

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When a Surgeon Became a Covid-19 Patient: ‘I Had Never Faced the Reality of Death’

Infected early in the pandemic, Dr. Tomoaki Kato, a renowned transplant surgeon, was soon on life support, and one of the sickest patients in his own hospital.

#content-type-personal-profile, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #hospitals, #new-york-presbyterian-hospital, #surgery-and-surgeons, #your-feed-healthcare

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For Sleep Apnea, a Mouth Guard May be a Good Alternative to CPAP

People with sleep apnea who can’t tolerate the noise and discomfort of a CPAP machine might benefit from a mouth guard or surgery.

#apnea-sleep-disorder, #sleep, #snoring, #surgery-and-surgeons

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Operating Rooms Go Under the Knife

Hospitals are bringing together surgeons, anesthesiologists and nurses with architects, engineers and administrative staff to rethink the modern operating room.

#architecture, #building-construction, #doctors, #hospitals, #medicine-and-health, #surgery-and-surgeons

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The Robot Surgeon Will See You Now

Real scalpels, artificial intelligence — what could go wrong?

#artificial-intelligence, #computers-and-the-internet, #research, #robots-and-robotics, #surgery-and-surgeons, #university-of-california-berkeley, #your-feed-health, #your-feed-science

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Imagine, Surgery Without a Scar

A new study shows that a 20-year-old drug prevents scarring in mice. If it works on humans, it could change the lives of those with disfiguring wounds.

#burns, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #gurtner-geoffrey, #longaker-michael, #research, #science-journal, #skin, #stanford-university, #surgery-and-surgeons

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Music Therapy: Why Doctors Use it to Help Patients Cope

Music therapy is increasingly used to help patients cope with stress and promote healing.

#anxiety-and-stress, #cancer, #content-type-service, #harps, #hospitals, #music, #musical-instruments, #phobias, #post-traumatic-stress-disorder, #psychology-and-psychologists, #surgery-and-surgeons

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‘There Was Nothing Anybody Could Do for These Patients.’ Now There Is.

The first successful direct transplant of a trachea is a medical milestone that could help thousands of people with airways damaged by ventilators and other causes.

#genden-eric-m-sr, #macchiarini-paolo, #medical-devices, #mount-sinai-medical-center, #neck, #organ-donation, #surgery-and-surgeons, #trachea, #transplants, #your-feed-science

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Plastic Surgeon Attends Video Traffic Court From Operating Room

California’s Medical Board started an investigation after Dr. Scott Green reported for the hearing on Zoom while in scrubs and with a patient on the operating table.

#california, #green-scott, #plastic-surgery, #sacramento-calif, #surgery-and-surgeons, #traffic-and-parking-violations, #videophones-and-videoconferencing

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Woman Dies After Getting Covid-19 From Transplanted Lungs

In what appears to be the first case of its kind, a pair of donated lungs led to Covid-19 in an organ recipient, according to doctors at the University of Michigan.

#american-journal-of-transplantation, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #lungs, #michigan, #organ-donation, #surgery-and-surgeons, #transplants, #united-network-for-organ-sharing

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Will Tiger Woods Play Golf Again? Doctors Predict a Difficult Recovery

He risks infections, bones that do not heal, and foot and ankle injuries that impede walking. His ability to play pro golf again is in question.

#ankles-body-part, #bones, #golf, #infections, #legs, #muscles, #sports-injuries, #surgery-and-surgeons, #traffic-accidents-and-safety, #university-of-california-los-angeles, #woods-tiger

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Aetna to Expand Coverage for Gender-Affirming Surgeries

One of the nation’s largest health insurers is agreeing to pay for breast augmentation for some trans women.

#aetna-inc, #breasts, #discrimination, #gender, #health-insurance-and-managed-care, #surgery-and-surgeons, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Jameson Taillon Revamped Delivery After 2nd Tommy John Surgery

Frustrated by a second Tommy John surgery, the Yankees’ newest starter worked with a “village” of experts to revamp his delivery.

#baseball, #new-york-yankees, #ottavino-adam-1985, #sports-injuries, #surgery-and-surgeons, #taillon-jameson-1991

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Need a New Knee or Hip? A Robot May Help Install It

As more people strive to stay active on aging frames, robots and other technologies are likely to play a wider role in helping surgeons replace joints.

#baby-boomers, #hips, #implants, #robots-and-robotics, #surgery-and-surgeons

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Why Medical Tourism Is Drawing Patients, Even in a Pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic has devastated medical tourism, but pent-up demand remains for affordable treatment in foreign lands.

#budget-travel, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #costa-rica, #istanbul-turkey, #medical-tourism, #medicine-and-health, #mexico, #pandemic, #surgery-and-surgeons, #thailand, #travel-and-vacations, #travel-warnings, #united-states

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It’s Not Your Parents’ Hip Replacement Surgery

Perhaps the most exciting aspect of modern hip replacement is the increasing use of robotic surgery.

#bones, #hips, #implants, #robots-and-robotics, #surgery-and-surgeons

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A Night in the Hospital, From Both Ends of the Stethoscope

As a doctor writing about medical errors, I saw potential risks lurking everywhere when my daughter was hospitalized with appendicitis.

#accidents-and-safety, #appendicitis, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #doctors, #emergency-medical-treatment, #hospitals, #hygiene-and-cleanliness, #surgery-and-surgeons

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Surgery in the Time of Covid

Patients must balance the chance of a life-threatening Covid-19 exposure against the opportunity for relief from a condition that may be painful but is not considered urgent.

#american-academy-of-orthopaedic-surgeons, #content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #hospitals, #surgery-and-surgeons

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Suhaila Siddiq, Afghanistan’s First Female General, Is Dead

Also a renowned surgeon, she rose through the ranks of the Afghan Army and practiced medicine during the Soviet invasion and the Afghan civil war and under the Taliban’s rule.

#afghanistan, #afghanistan-war-2001, #deaths-obituaries, #defense-and-military-forces, #hospitals, #medicine-and-health, #siddiq-suhaila, #surgery-and-surgeons, #taliban, #women-and-girls

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New Guidelines Cover Opioid Use After Children’s Surgery

Parents should not be afraid of managing the child’s pain with opioids when they are needed, but should make sure a child does not have access to leftover doses.

#children-and-childhood, #drug-abuse-and-traffic, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #opioids-and-opiates, #oxycontin-drug, #pain, #pain-relieving-drugs, #parenting, #surgery-and-surgeons

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Novel Brain Surgery Seeks to Reverse Epilepsy in Sea Lion

Cronutt, like a growing number of ocean mammals, developed seizures because of toxins in the water. Scientists hope the pioneering procedure he underwent this week could help.

#animal-behavior, #brain, #epilepsy, #fish-and-other-marine-life, #mammals, #sea-lions, #seizures-medical, #six-flags-great-adventure, #surgery-and-surgeons, #university-of-california-san-francisco, #your-feed-animals, #your-feed-science

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Immigrants Say They Were Pressured Into Unneeded Surgeries

Immigrants detained at an ICE-contracted center in Georgia said they had invasive gynecology procedures that they later learned might have been unnecessary.

#georgia, #homeland-security-department, #immigration-detention, #surgery-and-surgeons, #whistle-blowers

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ICE Detainees in Georgia Say They Had Unneeded Surgeries

Immigrants detained at an ICE-contracted center in Georgia said they had invasive gynecology procedures that they later learned might have been unnecessary.

#georgia, #homeland-security-department, #immigration-detention, #surgery-and-surgeons, #whistle-blowers

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The Underused Weight Loss Option: Bariatric Surgery

Experts say it can result in long-term weight loss and significantly improve physical and emotional health and even longevity.

#bariatric-surgery, #diabetes, #diet-and-nutrition, #eating-disorders, #medicine-and-health, #obesity, #surgery-and-surgeons, #weight

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‘I Had Heart Surgery in the Middle of a Coronavirus Hot Spot’

Anxiety and uncertainty about the pandemic are leading some patients to delay surgery. But how safe is that when you have an aneurysm in your heart?

#aneurysms, #aortic-aneurysm, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #covid-19-precautions, #florida, #heart, #hospitals, #miami-beach-fla, #mount-sinai-medical-center, #new-york-city, #quarantines, #surgery-and-surgeons, #valve-sparing-aortic-root-repair

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Defying the Family Cycle of Addiction

In a family plagued by addiction, I was determined to help my teen recover from surgery without opiates.

#drug-abuse-and-traffic, #families-and-family-life, #hernias, #opioids-and-opiates, #oxycontin-drug, #parenting, #surgery-and-surgeons

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Dr. Seymour Schwartz, Who Wrote the Book on Surgery, Dies at 92

His name is synonymous with his field: He was a founding editor of “Schwartz’s Principles of Surgery,” a seminal textbook for medical students.

#deaths-obituaries, #doctors, #schwartz-seymour-1928-2020, #schwartzs-principles-of-surgery-book, #surgery-and-surgeons, #university-of-rochester-medical-center

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Andy Murray Finds Pleasure in Tennis Again, After All the Pain

Murray scored an upset victory on Monday at the Western & Southern Open. Not long ago, he thought hip problems would keep him away from tennis for good.

#hips, #murray-andy-1987, #sports-injuries, #surgery-and-surgeons, #tennis, #zverev-alexander

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Cartilage Is Grown in the Arthritic Joints of Mice

Researchers discovered a way to awaken dormant stem cells and transform them into cartilage. If the technique works in humans, it may help ease debilitating joint pain.

#arthritis, #bones, #knees, #mice, #nature-medicine-journal, #osteoarthritis, #research, #stem-cells, #surgery-and-surgeons, #your-feed-healthcare

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Don’t Like What You See on Zoom? Get a Face-Lift and Join the Crowd

Cosmetic surgeons say business is booming after elective surgery opened up, with quarantine proving a time to heal in secrecy from renovation of face and body.

#american-society-of-plastic-surgeons, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #plastic-surgery, #quarantines, #surgery-and-surgeons, #your-feed-healthcare

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Connie Culp, First Face Transplant Recipient in U.S., Dies at 57

Her near-total face transplant in 2008 was the most complex at the time. She was the fourth patient in the world to undergo such a procedure.

#cleveland-clinic, #culp-connie-1963-2020, #deaths-obituaries, #face, #face-transplant, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #plastic-surgery, #surgery-and-surgeons, #transplants

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A Covid Patient Goes Home After a Rare Double Lung Transplant

Mayra Ramirez was the first of a small but growing number of people whose only hope of surviving the coronavirus was to replace their lungs.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #lungs, #northwestern-memorial-hospital-chicago-ill, #surgery-and-surgeons, #transplants, #ventilators-medical, #your-feed-healthcare

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Black Children Are More Likely to Die After Surgery Than White Peers, Study Shows

A large study, published in the journal Pediatrics, suggests that disparities exist in surgery outcomes, even among healthy children.

#black-people, #children-and-childhood, #hospitals, #pediatrics-journal, #race-and-ethnicity, #research, #surgery-and-surgeons, #united-states

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Long Waits for U.K. Hospital Treatment as N.H.S. Fights Coronavirus

With routine operations in England curtailed, some patients have experienced a significant deterioration.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #england, #hospitals, #national-health-service, #surgery-and-surgeons, #tests-medical

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In Astounding Test, Scientists Revive Damaged Lungs for Transplant

Injured and unusable lungs were restored with respirators and pig blood. The procedure one day may increase the supply of organs for transplant.

#columbia-university, #deaths-fatalities, #lungs, #nature-medicine-journal, #new-york-university-langone-medical-center, #pigs, #surgery-and-surgeons, #tissue-human, #transplants, #united-states, #university-of-toronto, #ventilators-medical, #vunjak-novakovic-gordana

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Covid-19 Patient Gets Double Lung Transplant, Offering Hope for Others

The operation is believed to be the first of its kind in the U.S. The patient, a woman in her 20s, had been healthy, but the coronavirus devastated her lungs.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #lungs, #northwestern-memorial-hospital-chicago-ill, #surgery-and-surgeons, #tissue-human, #transplants, #your-feed-healthcare

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Overlooked No More: Roberta Cowell, Trans Trailblazer, Pilot and Auto Racer

Cowell is said to be the first woman known to undergo sex reassignment surgery in Britain. But after a splash in the 1950s, she withdrew from public life and died in obscurity.

#automobile-racing, #automobiles, #cowell-roberta-1918-2020, #deaths-obituaries, #defense-and-military-forces, #gender, #great-britain, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #pilots, #surgery-and-surgeons, #women-and-girls, #world-war-ii-1939-45

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Supreme Court Won’t Block Surgery for Transgender Inmate

The prisoner, Adree Edmo, said Idaho’s failure to provide the procedure violated the Eighth Amendment’s ban on cruel and unusual punishment.

#castration, #edmo-adree, #eighth-amendment-us-constitution, #idaho, #supreme-court-us, #surgery-and-surgeons, #transgender-and-transsexuals

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Hospitals Move Into Next Phase as New York Passes Viral Peak

A sharp drop in coronavirus patients was “like someone turned off the hose,” one doctor said. But the city’s health system faces challenges ahead.

#brooklyn-hospital-center, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cuomo-andrew-m, #deaths-fatalities, #elmhurst-hospital-center, #emergency-medical-treatment, #hospitals, #lincoln-hospital, #long-island-jewish-medical-center, #new-york-city, #new-york-city-health-and-hospitals-corp, #northwell-health, #quarantines, #surgery-and-surgeons, #telemedicine, #ventilators-medical

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In Israel, Modern Medicine Grapples With Ghosts of the Third Reich

A Palestinian surgeon, a Jewish patient, a Nazi medical text — and an unlikely bond.

#anatomy-and-physiology, #cadavers, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #israel, #research, #surgery-and-surgeons, #university-of-vienna

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‘No One Needs Botox in a Pandemic.’ But Some in Beverly Hills Are Now Getting It.

The city on Tuesday rescinded a moratorium on elective surgery, clearing the way for some cosmetic surgeons to reopen.

#beverly-hills-calif, #botox-drug, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #newsom-gavin, #plastic-surgery, #surgery-and-surgeons

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With Kidney Treatment in High Demand, a Patient’s Health Quickly Declines

At the peak of the pandemic in New York, a longtime city employee joined a crush of patients needing dialysis.

#brooklyn-nyc, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #dialysis, #emergency-medical-treatment, #families-and-family-life, #hospitals, #kidneys, #nyu-langone-health, #shortages, #surgery-and-surgeons, #uddin-jamal, #your-feed-healthcare

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Everyone Is Giving Away Cash on Instagram

As the coronavirus continues to disrupt lives and livelihoods, influencers are offering free money to followers — and gaining a lot more in return.

#advertising-and-marketing, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #social-media, #surgery-and-surgeons

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I Was Ready to Help Fight the Pandemic. Then I Got Sick Myself.

As a surgeon, I anticipated seeing Covid-19 through the eyes of a medical professional. But being a patient was a different matter.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #lenox-hill-hospital, #surgery-and-surgeons

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Will the Coronavirus Delay My Cancer Surgery?

The threat of infection is forcing doctors to postpone operations or suggest other treatments.

#american-college-of-surgeons, #cancer, #chemotherapy, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #doctors, #epidemics, #hospitals, #surgery-and-surgeons

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Her Cancer Surgery Was Canceled at a Hospital Bracing for Coronavirus

Hospitals in hot spots like Seattle and New York are postponing elective surgeries, hoping to conserve resources as the outbreak escalates. More serious surgeries are also getting a second look.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #epidemics, #hospitals, #seattle-wash, #seattle-childrens-hospital, #surgery-and-surgeons, #university-of-washington, #washington-state

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