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New Techniques Outline Tumors' Location in the Brain

Brain tumors are notoriously tricky for surgeons, who may leave too much cancerous tissue behind or cut into vital, healthy brain tissue.
Number of Hip Replacements Has Skyrocketed, U.S. Report Shows

The number of hip replacements performed in the United States has increased substantially, and the procedure has become more common in younger people, new government statistics show.
Kidneys From HIV Donors May Be OK for HIV Patients, Study Finds

New research from South Africa suggests that HIV may not be a barrier for kidney transplants between people infected with the virus that causes AIDS.
Donor Hearts Going to Waste, Researchers Report

Even as the need for heart transplants increases, more donor hearts are being discarded, with a new study showing that only one in three donated hearts finds a recipient.
Less Commonly Used Obesity Surgery Tied to More Weight Loss

A less-popular type of weight loss surgery might actually lead to more weight loss than gastric bypass -- the currently favored form of obesity surgery. But, the trade-off seems to be more complications, new research suggests.
Internal Tissue Adhesive Approved

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the first tissue adhesive for internal use.
Imaging Tests May Help Stem Amputations for Circulatory Disorder

Patients with peripheral arterial disease (PAD) who face amputation of a foot or leg can have their limb saved by minimally invasive surgery to improve blood flow, a new study suggests.
Infection Most Likely Cause of Hospital Readmission After Surgery

Infections are the most likely reason people end up back in the hospital after surgery, a new study finds.
Medicare Patients Aren't Benefitting From Surgical Report Cards: Study

Report cards on the quality of surgical care provided by hospitals don't appear to benefit Medicare patients, a new study finds.
Timing of Kidney Transplants Doesn't Affect Pregnancy Chances

Pregnancy outcomes are similar for women who received a kidney transplant whether they were a child or an adult when they got their transplant, a new study says.

 

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