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Oncology & Cancer

Axillary surgery may not be necessary for all women with invasive breast cancer

More women could potentially be spared an axillary lymph node dissection—the surgical removal of 10-20 lymph nodes—a procedure that causes disabling arm swelling in up to 25% of women, according to a UCLA study led by ...

Surgery
Oncology & Cancer

Study reveals disparities in access to high-quality surgical care

Among U.S. patients diagnosed with breast, prostate, lung, or colorectal cancer from 2004 to 2016, those who were uninsured or had Medicare or Medicaid were less likely than privately insured patients to receive surgical ...

Surgery

Repeat liver transplantation in children is justified

Repeat liver transplantation in children is justified on both medical and ethical grounds , according to potentially practice-changing research published online today by the Medical Journal of Australia.

Medications

Glecaprevir and pibrentasvir aid HCV-positive kidney transplants

(HealthDay)—By treating or preventing infection, glecaprevir and pibrentasvir (G/P) regimens are promising for increasing access to the transplantation of kidneys from hepatitis C virus (HCV)-positive donors to HCV-negative ...

Surgery

'Less pain' to remove tonsils

A 10-year study from Flinders University has found 'shrinking' tonsils results in far less pain and bleeding than a full tonsillectomy.

Medical research

Bioceramic implant induces cranial regrowth

A bioceramic implant has proved to stimulate regeneration of natural skull bone, so that even large cranial defects can be repaired in a way that has not been possible before. The research, led from the University of Gothenburg, ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Does general anesthesia increase dementia risk?

There are concerns that exposure to general anesthesia during surgery may contribute to an increased risk of Alzheimer's disease. To investigate, researchers compared exposure to general anesthesia versus regional anesthesia ...