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    Force analysis may help distinguish surgeon skill level

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories (HealthDay)—Force-sensing bipolar forceps and force analysis may help differentiate surgeon skill level, according to a study published online Nov. 15 in JAMA Surgery. [...]

    Inventor Brian Krohn combats snoring, creates wizard tools

    Original @ Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories Brian Krohn has developed brain surgery tools, pioneered biodiesel innovations and briefed members of Congress on how to turn waste oils into energy. [...]

    High levels of burnout, stress for U.S. surgical residents

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories (HealthDay)—Surgical residents have high levels of burnout, which is associated with high stress, depression, and suicidal ideation, according to a study published online in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons. [...]

    Dr. Tommy John hopes fewer young athletes need dad’s namesake surgery

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories (HealthDay)—Despite a long and illustrious pro baseball career, Tommy John is more famous as the source of the name for a surgical procedure than for the nearly 300 games the left-handed pitcher won. [...]

    New tool predicts risk of heart attack in older surgery patients

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories A tool designed to more accurately predict the risk of heart attack in older patients undergoing non-cardiac surgery works significantly better than traditional risk assessment tools. By having more accurate information, older patients and their physic… [...]

    Anesthesiologist Dr. Donna-Ann Thomas on pre-surgery anxiety

    Original @ Science-technology & Health The Yale expert discusses tomophobia — the fear of surgery — and what anesthesiologists can do to alleviate the condition. [...]

    A new way to reduce surgery complications stemming from high blood sugar

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories Researchers identified a new way to lower the risk of complications after joint surgery, using a simple blood test. Patients with diabetes are more likely to need joint replacement surgery but also have a greater risk of serious complications after sur… [...]

    What to expect from lung cancer surgery

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories Surgery remains the primary treatment for early-stage lung cancer, and most commonly that means a procedure called lobectomy, which removes about one-third to one-half of the lung with the tumor. [...]

    Dr. Nita Ahuja named chair of the Department of Surgery

    Original @ Science-technology & Health Ahuja’s appointment as chair of the Department of Surgery at Yale School of Medicine and chief of surgery at Yale New Haven Hospital will be effective Feb. 1. [...]

    Lizzie Hartong is back in the saddle again after reconstructive surgery

    Original @ Science-technology & Health Yale doctors successfully reconstructed a teenager’s pelvis after she suffered multiple fractures to it following a riding accident. [...]