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Oncology & Cancer

Study examines Appalachian Kentucky's breast cancer care disparities

It is estimated that nearly 40 percent of women diagnosed with breast cancer will require a mastectomy. For those patients, breast reconstruction surgery is a valuable part of comprehensive breast cancer care as studies show ...

Surgery

Robotic transplants safe for kidney disease patients with obesity

Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago report that among patients with obesity, robotic kidney transplants produce survival outcomes comparable to those seen among nonobese patients.

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Revision, removal risks low for synthetic midurethral slings

(HealthDay)—The long-term risk for women with stress urinary incontinence needing surgical revision or removal after initial placement of synthetic midurethral slings is low, according to a study published in the November ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Improving trauma pain outcomes

Improving acute pain management after traumatic injury remains a priority for policymakers and clinicians as rates of injury and subsequent pain-related disability rise nationally. Yet, innovations in trauma pain management ...

Surgery

Study raises new warnings about frail surgery patients

A Department of Veterans Affairs study has shown that frail surgery patients may be at higher risk than previously thought. Mortality rates were high for frail patients even after surgeries normally considered low-risk. This ...