Parkinson's disease, osteoarthritis, rheumatic diseases, alcoholism and mental health disorders increase the risk of surgical complications after a hip fracture surgery, a new Finnish study analysing nationwide registers finds.
While screening for colorectal cancer did not, so far, reduce mortality, it did reduce the need for chemotherapy and emergency surgeries among male patients, shows a recent Finnish study.
Despite recent negative reports, data published in The Journal of Urology® indicate good outcomes and less risk of repeat surgery in patients with specific types of pelvic organ prolapse
A new analysis published in the BJS(British Journal of Surgery) indicates that weight loss surgery may affect an individual’s risk of developing cancer.
Treating leg ulcers within two weeks by closing faulty veins improves healing by 12 per cent compared to standard treatment, according to new findings.
The research, led by Imperial College London and funded by the National Institute for Health Research, studied 450 UK patients with the most common type of leg ulcers known as venous ulcers.
Treatment with dabigatran significantly reduced the risk of death, heart attack, stroke and other heart or blood-vessel complications among patients who were at elevated risk for these events because of heart damage that occurred after major noncardiac surgery, according to research being presented at the American College of Cardiology’s 67th Annual Scientific Session.
In the first randomized controlled trial to evaluate a treatment for myocardial injury after noncardiac surgery (MINS), researchers found that patients treated with dabigatran twice daily were 28 percent less likely to die, have a heart attack or stroke, develop blood clots or need an amputation due to cardiovascular disease, compared with patients who received a placebo.