Lower fertility may follow C-section for first baby

"It's important that women who elect to have a C-section know that there is a chance they may have difficulty conceiving in the future."

Barbara Schindo-Penn State • futurity
July 9, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: fertility pregnancy surgery health-and-medicine births

Strong hydrogel could replace busted knee cartilage

The new hydrogel is strong enough to stand up to stretching and squishing like real knee cartilage. A quarter-sized disc can handle a 100-pound kettlebell.

Robin Smith-Duke • futurity
June 26, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: surgery cartilage hydrogels health-and-medicine joints knees

Brain network algorithm could improve epilepsy surgery

"In the brain, different areas activate in healthy ways all the time. When a seizure occurs, many brain areas link together very quickly. We wanted to understand that process."

Art Jahnke-Boston University • futurity
June 16, 2020 ~9 min

Tags: surgery brains epilepsy health-and-medicine seizures

Guide suggests which elective surgeries can resume

A free guide uses a "treasure trove" of data to indicate which elective surgeries can resume. It considers hospital beds, PPE, rehab, and other factors.

Kara Gavin-U. Michigan • futurity
May 13, 2020 ~10 min

Tags: covid-19 surgery hospitals featured health-and-medicine decisions pandemics

Tiny zaps could steady human hands for robotic surgery

The method could help give surgeons more feedback about how close they are to soft tissue during robot-assisted surgery, researchers say.

Vandana Suresh-Texas A&M • futurity
April 30, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: robots surgery physicians health-and-medicine hands

Blood platelets trigger organ damage after heart surgery

Inhibiting the blood platelet response after heart surgery could lead to fewer complications and deaths from surgery, researchers report.

Sarah Avery-Duke • futurity
March 19, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: surgery blood health-and-medicine hearts platelets

Vitamin D boosts chance of walking after hip surgery

Just the right amount of vitamin D, around 800 IU daily, can help senior citizens get back on their feet after hip fracture surgery.

Todd Bates-Rutgers • futurity
March 17, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: surgery vitamin-d seniors older-adults bones health-and-medicine hip-fractures

Vitamin D boosts chance of walking after hip surgery

Just the right amount of vitamin D, around 800 IU daily, can help senior citizens get back on their feet after hip fracture surgery.

Todd Bates-Rutgers • futurity
March 17, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: surgery vitamin-d seniors older-adults bones health-and-medicine hip-fractures

To save $28M each year, fix this problem in operating rooms

Poor planning in hospital operating rooms may be costing millions of dollars each year, new research shows. Simple fixes can help cut extra costs.

Caroline Brooks-Michigan State • futurity
March 5, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: surgery health-care-costs hospitals money health-and-medicine

Your body clock affects how anti-inflammation drugs work after surgery

If you've just had surgery, researchers have found that you may want to take anti-inflammatories in the morning or at noon, but not at night.

Katherine Gombay-McGill • futurity
Jan. 22, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: inflammation surgery health-and-medicine circadian-rhythms medications

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