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Oncology & Cancer

Lung cancer surgery: Better survival probabilities with a higher case volume

In elective surgery, does the likelihood of treatment success depend on how often the hospital or the medical team performs the intervention? This is the question addressed in eight commissions on minimum volumes awarded ...

Neuroscience

Research finds spina bifida surgery before birth restores brain structure

Surgery performed on a fetus in the womb to repair defects from spina bifida triggers the body's ability to restore normal brain structure, Mayo Clinic research discovered.

Cardiology

TAVR found non-inferior to surgery in broad patient population

Patients who underwent transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) did not have a higher rate of death at one year compared with those who had their heart valve replaced via open-heart surgery, according to research presented ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Guidance issued for perioperative management of COVID-19 patients

(HealthDay)—In a guideline issued by the Joint Task Force of the Chinese Society of Anesthesiology and the Chinese Association of Anesthesiologists, published online March 19 in Anesthesiology, recommendations are presented ...

Surgery

Patients underestimate length of Mohs surgery scars

(HealthDay)—Scars from Mohs micrographic surgery (MMS) for facial skin cancers are often longer than patients expect, according to a study published online March 11 in JAMA Network Open.