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Dr. Diana Farmer Leads Global Initiative for Children’s Surgery – Shriners Hospitals for Children – Northern California

Dr. Diana Farmer Leads Global Initiative for Children’s Surgery – Shriners Hospitals for Children – Northern California | Surgery | Scoop.it
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Surgeons Make Case for Mesh Prophylaxis

Surgeons Make Case for Mesh Prophylaxis | Surgery | Scoop.it
Washington—European surgeons, speaking at the 2016 American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress, pressed the case for mesh prophylaxis against incisional hernias, presenting published and unpublished tria
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Nonprofit Cosmetic Surgery For Breast Cancer Survivors In West Africa

Nonprofit Cosmetic Surgery For Breast Cancer Survivors In West Africa | Surgery | Scoop.it
The Center For Cosmetic Surgery Ghana
(CCSG) was set up in 200
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Kids in poor countries have higher death rates from abdominal surgery

Kids in poor countries have higher death rates from abdominal surgery | Surgery | Scoop.it
By Lisa RapaportChildren who have emergency surgery for conditions like appendicitis may be up to seven times more likely to die when they live in po
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Beyond Opioids: Surgeons Explore New Approaches To Pain Control

Beyond Opioids: Surgeons Explore New Approaches To Pain Control | Surgery | Scoop.it
Two weeks before they undergo surgery for breast cancer, women at a Stanford University breast clinic watch a 90-minute online video about pain and management o
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Researchers unveil tiny robot that could one day perform eye surgery

Researchers unveil tiny robot that could one day perform eye surgery | Surgery | Scoop.it
Cambridge Consultants has unveiled its prototype Axsis robot, revealing a glimpse at how the delicate instrument could perform one of the world’s most common procedures – cataract surgery.
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Chile start-up eyes U.S. sales of first-of-its-kind surgery device

Surgeons in Chile are using a new type of surgery based on magnetic properties, meant to be far less invasive than current laparoscopic procedures. Stuart McDill reports.
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The Future of Surgery Is Robotic, Data-Driven, and Artificially Intelligent 

The Future of Surgery Is Robotic, Data-Driven, and Artificially Intelligent  | Surgery | Scoop.it
As far back as 3,500 years ago ancient Egyptian doctors were performing invasive surgeries. Even though our tools and knowledge have improved drastically over time,... read more
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Surgeons Are Sled Dogs …

Surgeons Are Sled Dogs … | Surgery | Scoop.it
The following opinion article is the first in a series by leaders of the American Society of General Surgeons, an organization that advocates for general surgeons
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'Concern' as study highlights aneurysm death rate - BBC News

'Concern' as study highlights aneurysm death rate - BBC News | Surgery | Scoop.it
The death rate from aortic aneurysms is more than three times higher in England than in the US, official data shows.
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Analysis: Half of hospital trusts miss reduced waiting targets

More than half of England’s hospital trusts have missed their elective waiting time targets set by NHS Improvement.
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Burnout in Surgery

Burnout in Surgery | Surgery | Scoop.it
The term “burnout,” or job-induced emotional exhaustion, was first introduced into the medical lexicon by Freudenberger in 1974.1 Since then, burnout has become a descriptive pseudoscienc
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Adenoma Bulk May Predict Tumors After Colonoscopy

Adenoma Bulk May Predict Tumors After Colonoscopy | Surgery | Scoop.it
Las Vegas—In patients undergoing colonoscopy, measuring adenoma bulk appears to be as good as a standard approach with histology for predicting the subsequent development of advance
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3D-printed kidneys change preop surgical planning

3D-printed kidneys change preop surgical planning | Surgery | Scoop.it
Even experienced nephrologists can improve their preoperative planning when 3D-printed kidneys are available, according to the results of a new study in Abdominal Radiology. 3D models can shift some surgeries to less-invasive options after the translucent printed models are used for planning.
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NLST: Lung cancer growth rates differ by sex

NLST: Lung cancer growth rates differ by sex | Surgery | Scoop.it
Lung cancers in men and women grow at sufficiently different rates that radiologists should consider managing them differently depending on the patient's sex.
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24-yr-old girl waiting for kidney for 9 years - Times of India

24-yr-old girl waiting for kidney for 9 years - Times of India | Surgery | Scoop.it
Yamini couldn't get a donation from her parents and sister as their blood groups don't match. She tried to get unrelated donation, but 'strict' laws under the Transplant of Human Organ Act (HOTA) allegedly became a hurdle.
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Four in ten patients suffering 'mini-strokes' do not get treatment in time

Four in ten patients suffering 'mini-strokes' do not get treatment in time | Surgery | Scoop.it
Thousands of patients are being put at risk of major strokes because the NHS is failing to give them critical surgery in time, a national audit reveals.
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3D-printed models are accurate for complex lung cancers

3D-printed models are accurate for complex lung cancers | Surgery | Scoop.it
CHICAGO - In one of the first studies to systematically assess the utility of complex 3D-printed models for surgery planning, researchers who printed Pancoast lung cancer tumors found them highly useful for lung cancer surgery planning, with near-perfect fidelity to patient anatomy.
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Magnetic Surgery: Results from First Prospective Clinical Tr... : Annals of Surgery

Objective: To evaluate a new magnetic surgical system during reduced-port laparoscopic cholecystecto
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Bioprinting Is One Step Closer to Making a Human Kidney

Bioprinting Is One Step Closer to Making a Human Kidney | Surgery | Scoop.it
Bioprinting has been all over the news in the past several years with headline-worthy breakthroughs like printed human skin, synthetic bones, and even a fully functional mouse thyroid... read more
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WHO recommends 29 ways to stop surgical infections and avoid superbugs

WHO recommends 29 ways to stop surgical infections and avoid superbugs | Surgery | Scoop.it
People preparing for surgery should always have a bath or shower but not be shaved, and antibiotics should only be used to prevent infections before and during surgery, not afterwards, according to new guidelines from WHO that aim to save lives,...
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This Surgeon Says He Can Revolutionize Operations With Magnets

This Surgeon Says He Can Revolutionize Operations With Magnets | Surgery | Scoop.it
Alberto Rodriguez-Navarro, CEO of Levita Magnetics, created a surgical system that requires only a single point of entry: the belly button.
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Major teaching hospital has 100 patients waiting more than a year

A London teaching hospital has more than 100 patients waiting over a year for treatment.
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