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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