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Listening to music linked to significant reduction in anxiety/pain after major heart surgery

Listening to music is linked to a significant reduction in anxiety and pain after major heart surgery, finds a pooled data analysis of the available evidence, published in the online journal Open Heart.

Oncology & Cancer

Global demand for cancer surgery set to surge

Public health researchers, led by UNSW Sydney, have estimated the number of cancer cases requiring surgery globally each year, predicting the number will rise from 9.1 million to 13.8 million from 2018 to 2040—an increase ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Ovarian cancer surgery outcomes studied

The introduction of optimal surgery in the treatment of advanced ovarian cancer in order to achieve complete cytoreduction has had the main objective of increasing survival and providing a definitive diagnosis for patients ...

Surgery

Steps outlined to reduce postop delirium in older adults

(HealthDay)—In an article published online Jan. 4 in the British Journal of Anaesthesia, six recommendations are presented that can be implemented by anesthesiologists and their partners to reduce the incidence of delirium.

Oncology & Cancer

Routine thoracic surgery safe during COVID-19 pandemic

A study in the Journal of Thoracic Oncology (JTO) comparing surgeries performed at one Chinese hospital in 2019 with a similar date range during the COVID-19 pandemic found that routine thoracic surgery and invasive examinations ...

Surgery

New insights into pancreatitis

These findings validate the significance of the previously described first threshold—the point when the damage to the acinar cells of the pancreas is sufficient to trigger the infamous inflammatory cascade (Barreto and ...