Paolo Macchiarini, Star Surgeon, Loses Court Ruling in Sweden

Dr. Paolo Macchiarini became a star by creating a “bioartificial” windpipe. But it did not work, and a court in Sweden has found him criminally liable for the harm inflicted on a patient.

#hospitals, #karolinska-institute, #macchiarini-paolo, #organ-donation, #surgery-and-surgeons, #sweden, #transplants

Doctors Transplant 3-D Printed Ear Made of Human Cells

3DBio Therapeutics, a biotech company in Queens, said it had for the first time used 3-D printing to make a body part with a patient’s own cells.

#3-d-printers, #clinical-trials, #ears-and-hearing, #factories-and-manufacturing, #implants, #surgery-and-surgeons, #tissue-human, #your-feed-science

She Was Told Surgery Would Cost About $1,300. Then the Bill Came: $229,000.

The Colorado Supreme Court ruled that Lisa French had never agreed to pay the full price when she signed service agreements with a hospital.

#finances, #health-insurance-and-managed-care, #hospitals, #johns-hopkins-university, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #surgery-and-surgeons, #westminster-colo

In Ukraine, Gruesome Injuries and Not Enough Doctors to Treat Them

Operating with skeleton crews, doctors and nurses race to save limbs, and lives. It’s a grim routine for medical personnel often working around the clock. And not all limbs can be saved.

#american-society-of-plastic-surgeons, #emergency-medical-treatment, #hospitals, #nursing-and-nurses, #surgery-and-surgeons, #ukraine

In South Korea, ‘Ghost Surgeries’ Lead to Cameras in Hospitals

After scandals in which doctors let unsupervised assistants operate on patients, the country is becoming one of the first to require cameras in operating rooms.

#doctors, #frauds-and-swindling, #hospitals, #law-and-legislation, #nursing-and-nurses, #south-korea, #surgery-and-surgeons

How Ben Got His Penis

Phalloplasty — the surgery to make a penis — has grown more popular among trans men. But with a steep rate of complications, it remains a controversial procedure.

#discrimination, #north-carolina, #penis, #surgery-and-surgeons, #transgender-and-transsexuals

Signs of an Animal Virus Discovered in Man Who Received a Pig’s Heart

The patient showed no sign of rejecting the genetically modified organ, but suffered numerous complications.

#cytomegalovirus, #genetic-engineering, #maryland, #pigs, #surgery-and-surgeons, #transplants, #university-of-maryland, #your-feed-science

My Daughter Is Having Sex With Her Best Friend. Must I Tell Her Mom?

The magazine’s Ethicist columnist on whether to keep your teenager’s sexual relationship secret — and more.

#dating-and-relationships, #ethics-personal, #parenting, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #surgery-and-surgeons

Some Transgender People Used Remote Work to Make a Change

After transitioning in private, they are preparing to return to the workplace at a time when gender identity itself is a politically divisive issue.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #discrimination, #health-insurance-and-managed-care, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #hospitals, #kentucky, #london-england, #national-center-for-transgender-equality, #northwell-health, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #surgery-and-surgeons, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #workplace-environment

Patient in Groundbreaking Heart Transplant Dies

David Bennett Sr. had received a heart from a genetically modified pig, a procedure that may yet offer hope to millions of Americans needing transplants.

#genetic-engineering, #heart, #kidneys, #pigs, #surgery-and-surgeons, #transplants, #university-of-maryland-medical-center, #your-feed-science

Review: “Empire of the Scalpel,” by Ira Rutkow

Ira Rutkow’s “Empire of the Scalpel” is by turns fascinating and ghastly.

#books-and-literature, #medicine-and-health, #rutkow-ira-m, #surgery-and-surgeons

Jane Brody: Here’s How Health Advice Changed Since I Joined The Times

Before I go, I want to highlight the breathtaking evolution in health advice that has occurred since I joined The Times in 1965.

#cancer, #depression-mental, #diet-and-nutrition, #gender, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #medicine-and-health, #mental-health-and-disorders, #oils-and-fats, #smoking-and-tobacco, #spina-bifida, #surgery-and-surgeons, #transgender-and-transsexuals

After a Mastectomy, Moving Between Gratitude and Grief

Getting diagnosed with a breast cancer gene mutation at 32 was a gift, but left room for disappointment too.

#breast-cancer, #breasts, #cancer, #genetics-and-heredity, #grief-emotion, #mastectomy, #plastic-surgery, #surgery-and-surgeons, #women-and-girls

Cataract Surgery May Reduce Your Dementia Risk

Older adults who had cataract removal to restore their vision had a lower risk of Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia.

#alzheimers-disease, #brain, #cataracts, #dementia, #eyes-and-eyesight, #glaucoma, #jama-internal-medicine-journal, #surgery-and-surgeons

Kidneys From a Genetically Altered Pig Are Implanted in a Brain-Dead Patient

Surgeons at the University of Alabama at Birmingham said they hoped to start clinical trials with kidney patients later this year.

#american-journal-of-transplantation, #genetic-engineering, #kidneys, #pigs, #surgery-and-surgeons, #transplants, #university-of-alabama-at-birmingham, #your-feed-science

In a First, Man Receives a Heart From a Genetically Altered Pig

The breakthrough may lead one day to new supplies of animal organs for transplant into human patients.

#baltimore-md, #cloning, #genetic-engineering, #genetics-and-heredity, #heart, #kidneys, #pigs, #surgery-and-surgeons, #transplants, #university-of-maryland-medical-center, #your-feed-science

Considering Bone or Joint Surgery? You May Not Need It.

For many common problems of the knee, hip, shoulder, spine and wrist, nonsurgical options may be just as good.

#bmj-journal, #carpal-tunnel-syndrome, #england, #hips, #knees, #physical-therapy, #research, #surgery-and-surgeons

Planning for Surgery? You Might Not Need All Those Tests Beforehand.

Cardiac stress tests, X-rays and other medical tests may not provide useful information before operations, and they could cause harm.

#anxiety-and-stress, #cataracts, #content-type-service, #hernias, #hips, #jama-cardiology-journal, #jama-internal-medicine-journal, #knees, #surgery-and-surgeons, #tests-medical

Patients Must Be Warned of Breast Implant Risks, F.D.A. Says

A decade after scientists identified a link between certain implants and cancer, the agency ordered “black box” warnings and a new checklist of risks for patients to review.

#breast-cancer, #breasts, #food-and-drug-administration, #implants, #lymphoma, #medical-devices, #plastic-surgery, #surgery-and-surgeons, #united-states, #women-and-girls, #your-feed-science

In a First, Surgeons Attached a Pig Kidney to a Human — and It Worked

A kidney grown in a genetically altered pig seemed to function normally, potentially a new source for desperately needed transplant organs.

#genetic-engineering, #kidneys, #new-york-university-langone-health, #organ-donation, #pigs, #research, #surgery-and-surgeons, #transplants, #your-feed-science

What is CoolSculpting?

The fat-freezing procedure left supermodel Linda Evangelista “disfigured.” Here’s what experts say it is supposed to do and what the most common side effects are.

#allergan-inc, #evangelista-linda, #fat-tissue, #skin, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #surgery-and-surgeons, #zeltiq-aesthetics-inc

High Covid Hospitalizations Have Delayed Elective Surgeries

In areas inundated with coronavirus patients, hospitals have postponed treatments and surgeries for people with other serious conditions.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-delta-variant, #disease-rates, #hospitals, #shortages, #surgery-and-surgeons, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vaccination-and-immunization, #your-feed-healthcare

A Medical Career, at a Cost: Infertility

Physicians are raising awareness of the reproductive toll that work stress, long hours, sleep deprivation and years of training can exact.

#anxiety-and-stress, #babies-and-infants, #doctors, #egg-donation-and-freezing, #in-vitro-fertilization, #jama-surgery-journal, #medical-schools, #minnesota, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #surgery-and-surgeons, #women-and-girls, #your-feed-health, #your-feed-science

Twins Conjoined at the Head Separated in Israel

The 1-year-old twins were separated in surgery lasting over 12 hours. “For the first time, the family can hold the babies separately,” a pediatric neurosurgeon at the hospital said.

#conjoined-twins, #israel, #surgery-and-surgeons

Are Robotic Surgeries Really Better?

Robot-assisted surgeries have only modest advantages over other approaches, a large analysis found.

#annals-of-internal-medicine, #robots-and-robotics, #surgery-and-surgeons

I’m Visually Disabled, And I Want to Show You How Life Looks Through My Eyes

A filmmaker devises a few experiments to help his family experience his disability — and show how a little imagination can make us all more empathetic.

#disabilities, #eyes-and-eyesight, #surgery-and-surgeons, #whales-and-whaling

How Life Looks Through My ‘Whale Eyes’

A filmmaker devises a few experiments to help his family experience his disability — and show how a little imagination can make us all more empathetic.

#disabilities, #eyes-and-eyesight, #surgery-and-surgeons, #your-feed-opinionvideo

A Closer Look at the Colon Condition That Hospitalized the Pope

Francis suffered a disorder that is relatively common and treatable, and doctors expect him to make a full recovery.

#age-chronological, #antibiotics, #colon, #constipation, #content-type-service, #digestive-tract, #diverticulosis, #fiber-dietary, #francis, #gemelli, #roman-catholic-church, #surgery-and-surgeons, #your-feed-science

V.A. Plans to Offer Gender-Affirming Surgeries for Transgender Veterans

The secretary of veterans affairs announced the shift in care at a Pride event over the weekend, but the process for changing benefits could take years.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #civil-rights-and-liberties, #discrimination, #mcdonough-denis-r, #surgery-and-surgeons, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #united-states-politics-and-government, #veterans, #veterans-affairs-department

College Baseball Pitcher, Sang Ho Baek, Dies After Tommy John Surgery

Sang Ho Baek, 20, “had been battling injuries throughout the season,” a teammate said, and underwent Tommy John surgery, a relatively common procedure for pitchers.

#baek-sang-ho-2001-21, #baseball, #deaths-obituaries, #george-mason-university, #interscholastic-athletics, #john-tommy, #maryland, #salisbury-md, #sports-injuries, #surgery-and-surgeons

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

‘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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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