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    Failing medical implants are causing hundreds of thousands of people misery

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories Thousands of women across the world have been left in terrible pain after being implanted with transvaginal mesh – a device to treat urinary incontinence or prolapse. How did a medical implant that has caused so much damage to these women’s bodies and lives come to be sold? [...]

    Mathematical simulations shed new light on epilepsy surgery

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories Results from an unexpected quarter is could help neurologists to identify which brain region to remove to eliminate an epilepsy patient’s symptoms. Mathematicians from the University of Twente, together with researchers from the University Medical Cent… [...]

    Foot pain? New study says look at hip and knee for complete diagnosis

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories A study by researchers at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) and Harvard Medical School suggests new guidelines may be in order for evaluating and treating lower extremity pain. Investigators set out to determine if there was a relation between foot pa… [...]

    Extended thromboprophylaxis safe, effective after liver surgery

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories (HealthDay)—For patients undergoing liver surgery, extended pharmacologic thromboprophylaxis appears effective and safe, according to a study published online Aug. 28 in the Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis. [...]

    Madagascar health minister separates siamese twins

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories In most countries health ministers are seen as bureaucrats more interested in paperwork than medical miracles. [...]

    Re-interventions are common in long-term survivors of childhood heart operation

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories Among patients who undergo childhood heart surgery for the severe birth defect single-ventricle disease, two-thirds of survivors require a surgical or catheter-based procedure within 20 years. Pediatric cardiology researchers note that doctors should c… [...]

    Most private patients are wasting money on costly rehab after major knee surgery

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories Most private patients who have had knee replacement surgery recover just as well with a cheaper form of rehabilitation than many are currently offered, research published today in the Medical Journal of Australia shows. [...]

    System collects data on functional septorhinoplasty

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories (HealthDay)—A system has been implemented that enables collection of pre- and postoperative data for patients with nasal obstruction who undergo functional septorhinoplasty, according to a special communication published online Sept. 14 in JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery. [...]

    System collects data on functional septorhinoplasty

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories (HealthDay)—A system has been implemented that enables collection of pre- and postoperative data for patients with nasal obstruction who undergo functional septorhinoplasty, according to a special communication published online Sept. 14 in JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery. [...]

    AAO-HNSF: new consensus on balloon dilation of sinuses

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories (HealthDay)—A clinical consensus statement on balloon dilation of the sinuses has been approved by the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Foundation (AAO-HNSF) Board of Directors and presented at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, held from Sept. 10 to 13 in Chicago. [...]