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Hearing Loss, hidden hearing loss, Audiology, Ear And Hearing, Noise Induced Hearing Loss, Guillain-Barré syndrome, myelin diseases, Demyelination Diseases

Second Cause of Hidden Hearing Loss Identified

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Some people can pass a hearing test but have trouble understanding speech in a noisy environment. New research identifies a new mechanism for this condition just years after its discovery.

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HIV, Transplantation

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face transplant, Transplant, Organ Donation

Mayo Clinic Announces Successful Face Transplant on Wyoming Man

A multidisciplinary team of surgeons, physicians and other health professionals recently completed a near-total face transplant on a Wyoming man on Mayo Clinic’s Rochester campus. The extensive, life-changing surgery will improve the patient’s ability to chew, swallow, speak, breathe and smell.

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Appendectomy, Appendicitis, Antibiotics, Children

Antibiotics Could Be Alternative to Surgery as Treatment for Appendicitis

A study by researchers at the University of Southampton shows that antibiotics may be an effective treatment for acute non-complicated appendicitis in children, instead of surgery. The systematic review of existing literature is published in Pediatrics.

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shoulder surgery, American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons, elbow surgery, elbow replacement

Loyola Orthopaedic Surgeon Elected to American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons

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Loyola Medicine orthopaedic surgeon Nickolas Garbis, MD, has been elected to the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons.

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Transplant Rejection

Discovery May Help Prevent Tissue Scarring and Rejection of Transplanted Kidneys

• During rejection of a transplanted kidney, certain immune cells transform into connective tissue cells, which produce collagen and other fibers. • This transition, which is mediated by the TGF-/Smad3 signaling pathway, leads to scarring and decreased kidney function.

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Radiosurgery, Brain Tumor, Neurology, Stereotactic

Targeted Radiosurgery Better Than Whole-Brain Radiation for Treating Brain Tumors

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Tumors that originate in other organs of the body and spread to the brain are known as metastatic brain tumors. According to the American Brain Tumor Association, this type of tumor is the most common in adults, affecting as many as 300,000 people each year. University of Missouri School of Medicine researchers compared two common postsurgical therapies for metastatic brain tumors and found that stereotactic radiosurgery can provide better outcomes for patients compared to whole-brain radiation.

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Quality of Life (QOL), Short Form 36 (SF-36), Short Form-6D (SF-6D), Total Hip Arthroplasty, Total Hip Replacement, value-based care, patient-reported outcomes, Michael A Mont, MD

After Joint Replacement Surgery, Smokers at Increased Risk of Reoperation for Infection

For patients undergoing total hip or knee replacement, smoking is associated with an increased risk of infectious (septic) complications requiring repeat surgery, reports a study in the February 15 issue of The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery. The journal is published by Wolters Kluwer.

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Cardiology, Heart Attack, Cardiovascular, STEMI, Clogged Arteries, heart blockage, Myocardial, defibrilator, Pacemaker, Anesthesia

Preparation, Attention to Detail Translates to Excellence in Cardiac Care

Jaromir Bobek of Harris Health System's Ben Taub Hospital prides himself on his cardiology team's preparation and attention to detail. The service line routinely receives national recognition for its expertise and quick treatment of some of the most severe heart attack cases.

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Heart Failure, Heart Transplant, total artificial heart, LVAD, Left Ventricular Assist Device, Heart Failure Devices

The Medical Minute: Treatment Options for Heart Failure

Ask any doctor what can be done to maintain a healthy heart and the answer will most likely be eat healthy and exercise regularly. But what happens when someone's heart is not healthy and does not pump blood properly?

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Surgeons, Patients, rude behavior, disrespectful behavior, Surgical Complications, patient complaints, william cooper, Vanderbilt Center for Patient and Professional Advocacy, Gerald Hickson, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, patient advocacy, Patient Advocacy Reporting System , Roger Dmochowski, Vanderbilt Health System, JAMA Surgery, National Surgi

Patient Complaints Can Identify Surgeons with Higher Rates of Bad Surgical Outcomes

Recording and analyzing patient and family reports about rude and disrespectful behavior can identify surgeons with higher rates of surgical site infections and other avoidable adverse outcomes, according to a study led by Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) investigators in collaboration with six other major academic health systems.

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Surgery, Pediatric Surgery, Library, Resource

Unbound Medicine and APSA Launch Pediatric Surgery Library

Unbound Medicine, a leader in knowledge management solutions for health care, and the American Pediatric Surgical Association (APSA), the nation’s largest professional organization serving the pediatric surgical specialty, today launched the Pediatric Surgery Library — the premier digital resource for pediatric surgical education, training, and research.

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Dr. Cornelius Thiels, ice fishing, Medical Research, Minnesota News Releases, Multidisciplinary Simulation Center, news releases, trauma surgery

Ice Fishing as Extreme Sport: Burns, Broken Bones, Concussions Among Injuries Chronicled

Ice fishing might seem like a benign sport – for everyone except the fish. Sitting in a cozy shanty waiting for a bite, what could go wrong? A lot, Mayo Clinic surgeons have found. The ice fishing injuries they have chronicled seem more like a casualty list from an extreme sport: burns, broken bones, concussions and more. The findings are published in the American Journal of Emergency Medicine.

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Heart Disease, Cancer, Society Of Thoracic Surgeons, Quality award, Lung Cancer, lombectomy, Aortic Valve, Bypass Sugrery

Orlando Health’s Heart Care and Cancer Care Recognized with Highest Quality Rating

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The Society of Thoracic Surgeons awards Orlando Health a 3 star quality rating for bypass surgery, aortic valve replacement, aortic valve replacement with bypass surgery and lobectomy for lung cancer.

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Drug Used to Combat Pain Medication Side Effects May Help with Gastrointestinal Recovery and Shorten Length of Hospital Stay Following Testicular Cancer Surgery

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A drug given to reduce the side effects of strong post-surgery pain medications resulting in a reduced length of hospital stay for patients who have undergone major gastrointestinal or bladder cancer procedures is found to have similar benefit for some patients undergoing surgery for testicular cancer. An investigator at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey explored the impact of alvimopan in those patients who underwent RPLND.

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Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Congenital Heart Defect, Dr. Timothy Nelson, Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome, Medical Research, Minnesota News Releases, news releases, Regenerative Medicine, Stem Cells

Mayo Clinic, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Announce Rare Congenital Heart Defect Collaboration

Mayo Clinic’s Todd and Karen Wanek Family Program for Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia are collaborating to delay and prevent heart failure for hypoplastic left heart syndrome, a rare and complex form of congenital heart disease in which the left side of a child's heart is severely underdeveloped.

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Colon Cancer, Microbes, Cancer Research

Dallas Researchers Identify How Common Gut Bacteria May Cause Colon Cancer

A new study conducted by researchers at Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas identified a key interaction between Fusobacterium nucleatum, a bacteria commonly linked to gum disease, and a specific microRNA gene regulator in the gut that led to tumor growth in the colon.

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Reseach, colon & rectal surgery, Colon Cancer

Dallas Colorectal Surgeon's Research Named in 2016 Top Clinical Cancer Advances

One of last year's major achievements in clinical cancer research and care was a study comparing open and laparoscopic surgery led by James Fleshman, MD, colorectal surgeon on the medical staff and chief of surgery at Baylor University Medical Center.

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Henry Ford Health System Names New Chair of Neurology Department

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World renowned neuro-intensivist and researcher Stephan Mayer, M.D., F.C.C.M., has joined Henry Ford Health System as the new chair of neurology.

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stimulated Raman scattering microscopy, Brain Tumor, Brain Surgery, Neurosurgery

New Imaging Technique Automates Analysis of Brain Tumor Tissue During Surgery

Brain surgery for removing cancerous tissue is a delicate and high-stakes task. Now researchers funded by NIBIB have created a way to improve tumor removal surgery by distinguishing cancerous tissue from healthy tissue faster. The method developed by researchers at the University of Michigan Medical School makes brain tumor surgery more precise, improving safety.







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