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Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery less invasive, makes recovery faster

Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery less invasive, makes recovery faster

The study was able to evaluate the effectiveness of this new technique on 150 patients in eight hospitals across Canada, the United States, and the United Kingdom. Currently, only 15 per cent of lobectomies around the world are performed by VATS  |  Photo Credit: IANS Washington DC: A research has shown that thoracoscopic lobectomy- video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery [...]

May 5, 2019 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery less invasive, makes recovery faster

Older patients can benefit from prehabilitation before heart surgery

Older patients can benefit from prehabilitation before heart surgery

Older and frail patients could benefit from prehabilitation before surgery, finds a study. Prehabilitation is the process of enhancing an individual’s functional capacity to enable him or her to withstand a forthcoming stressor. The demand for surgical services is increasing as a result of an expanding “ageing population.” “The increasing number of older adults with [...]

July 3, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Older patients can benefit from prehabilitation before heart surgery

Not just your diet: Weight-loss surgery may halve risk of death in adults

Not just your diet: Weight-loss surgery may halve risk of death in adults

Obese middle-aged men and women who undergo bariatric surgery for weight loss may have reduced their risk of death by 50 % than those tackling their weight through diet and behaviour alone, finds a study. Weight loss in bariatric surgery is achieved by reducing the size of the stomach with a gastric band or through [...]

January 19, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Not just your diet: Weight-loss surgery may halve risk of death in adults

Heart Surgery Devices May Have Been Contaminated: CDC

Heart Surgery Devices May Have Been Contaminated: CDC

Special devices used during open heart surgery may have been contaminated with bacteria that puts patients at risk for life-threatening infections, U.S. health officials warned Thursday. Some LivaNova PLC (formerly Sorin Group Deutschland GmbH) Stockert 3T heater-cooler devices, which are used during many open heart surgeries, might have been contaminated with Mycobacterium chimaera bacteria during [...]

October 14, 2016 Saheli Health Comments Off on Heart Surgery Devices May Have Been Contaminated: CDC

Stem Cells Provide Alternative to Hip Replacement Surgery

Stem Cells Provide Alternative to Hip Replacement Surgery

The utilization of stem cells in the medical industry captures the attention of critics, while opening the door to new medical discoveries. Healthcare professionals are focusing on a new type of treatment (hip replacement) using stem cells, to rebuild cartilage and restore bone density. This new discovery could put an end to traditional hip replacement [...]

August 6, 2016 Saheli Health Comments Off on Stem Cells Provide Alternative to Hip Replacement Surgery

How important is surgeon’s skill for weight-loss surgery outcomes?

How important is surgeon’s skill for weight-loss surgery outcomes?

WEDNESDAY, April 13, 2016 — A surgeon’s skill level does not seem to have a big impact on long-term outcomes for weight-loss surgery patients, a new study suggests. However, one weight-loss surgeon disagreed with the study’s conclusion. Prior research had found an association between surgical skill level and short-term outcomes after a type of weight-loss [...]

April 14, 2016 Saheli Health Comments Off on How important is surgeon’s skill for weight-loss surgery outcomes?

Eye Health / Blindness Stem Cell Research Surgery Eye lens regeneration from own stem cells: ‘a paradigm shift in cataract surgery’

Eye Health / Blindness Stem Cell Research Surgery Eye lens regeneration from own stem cells: ‘a paradigm shift in cataract surgery’

  Eye lens regeneration from own stem cells: ‘a paradigm shift in cataract surgery’ A new study describes a pioneering new cataract treatment – tested in animals and in a small trial with human patients – where, after the cloudy lens is removed, the eye grows a new lens from its own stem cells. Current [...]

March 10, 2016 Saheli Health Comments Off on Eye Health / Blindness Stem Cell Research Surgery Eye lens regeneration from own stem cells: ‘a paradigm shift in cataract surgery’