‘Prehabilitation’ preps body and mind for surgery

"Prehabilitation" not only helps patients get physically and mentally ready for surgery, it also can reduce costs and get them home more quickly.

Kara Gavin-U. Michigan | Jan. 21, 2020 | futurity
~7 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine goals hospitals recovery surgery well-being

Total tumor removal may extend survival for patients with deadly glioma

Surgically removing the entire tumor may add years of survival for patients with brainstem high-grade gliomas, one of the deadliest forms of brain cancer.

Amy Mone-JHU | Jan. 9, 2020 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine brains cancer gliomas surgery tumors

Depression may slow young people’s recovery after hip surgery

New resarch suggests doctors need to check young patients who have had surgery for depression and anxiety, which can have a negative effect on recovery.

Jim Dryden-WUSTL | Dec. 12, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine anxiety depression pain surgery

Invasive surgery isn’t worth it for all heart disease patients

"For patients with severe but stable heart disease who don't want to undergo these invasive procedures, these results are very reassuring..."

Tracie White-Stanford | Nov. 19, 2019 | futurity
~7 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine exercise food heart-disease hearts medications surgery

Even ‘minor’ surgery can be risky for frail patients

For frail patients, even common, "low-risk" surgeries could take a serious toll, which should prompt doctors to pause.

Craig Boerner-Vanderbilt | Nov. 13, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine death frailty surgery

How to make neurosurgery possible in the Brazilian Amazon

A new study offers a model for creating a sustainable neurosurgery programs in poor, remote locations.

Patti Verbanas-Rutgers | Nov. 13, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine amazon brains brazil spine surgery

‘Decoy’ implants could replace dangerous cancer biopsies

An implant that traps cancer cells could help doctors monitor cancer's progress and check to see if treatments are working, all without invasive biopsy.

Nicole Casal Moore-Michigan | Nov. 1, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine cancer implants metastases surgery

This biopsy has no benefit for women with ‘stage 0’ breast cancer

For women with "stage 0" breast cancer, sentinel lymph node biopsies offer no benefits. So why do so many women have them?

Michael Greenwood-Yale | Oct. 24, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine breast-cancer cancer lymph-node-biopsy surgery

New thyroid cancer test is faster and more accurate

A new thyroid cancer test is fast and more accurate than the tests that doctors currently use, which can come back inconclusive 1 out of 5 times.

Marc Airhart-Texas | Oct. 8, 2019 | futurity
~6 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine cancer medical-tests surgery thyroid

This other bariatric surgery better reduces diabetes

A bariatric surgery that's uncommon in the US better reduces type 2 diabetes risk than the standard option, a small study shows.

Jim Dryden-WUSTL | Oct. 4, 2019 | futurity
~6 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine bariatric-surgery body-weight diabetes insulin surgery weight-loss

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