Thread veins: Eight things you may not know about the condition

Thread veins, known medically as telangiectasia, are small clusters of blue or red veins that sometimes appear on the face or legs. They’re harmless and, unlike trunk varicose veins, don’t bulge underneath the surface of the skin. In rare cases, they can cause burning or itching. According to Dr Munir Somji, there are eight important points to bear in mind […]

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Blood test that detects ovarian cancer could save women from surgery

Blood test that can detect ovarian cancer ‘may save lives and stop women having unnecessary surgery’ to spot the killer disease Women with ovarian cysts endure surgery to help doctors spot any tumours  For every one cancer that is detected, five women are operated on Blood test identifies 11 proteins that are higher in women with ovarian cancer  A blood […]

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Keep Snapchat out of surgery: the risk for patients and the rest of us

Instagram is not the place we should be looking to for moral cues. This is hardly a controversial or surprising opinion, but it is one Dr Richard Theile felt necessary to spell out, and in no lesser publication than the Australasian Journal of Plastic Surgery. In an eyebrow-raising opinion piece revealed in The Sun-Herald today, the chair of the Australian […]

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Women went into septic shock after ‘routine’ surgery

Hotel worker, 35, reveals she went into septic shock after bile ‘ate away her organs’ when surgeons accidentally snagged her intestine during a ‘routine’ operation Bonnie Judge had surgery to clear a blockage in her bowel in September 2018 Her inflamed colon caused doctors to accidentally puncture her intestine Spent several days recovering in a coma and woke with a […]

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74-Year-Old Man Develops Huge White Bump on His Eyeball Following Surgery

After a mass grew on his right eyeball for six months, a 74-year-old man was diagnosed with a corneal keloid, according to a new report in the journal JAMA Ophthalmology. The man had previously had cataract surgery, and he ended up in an ocular oncology clinic after the mass grew to 10 by 10 millimeters. In the report, the mass […]

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Diabetics more likely to experience high blood sugar after joint surgery

People with diabetes who undergo joint replacement surgery are at sharply higher risk of experiencing elevated blood sugar after the operation, increasing their chances of developing infections and other complications, according to a new study by researchers at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) in New York City and The Ochsner Health System in New Orleans. Previous studies have shown that […]

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Woman is in a wheelchair ‘after choking on a tube during surgery’

Woman who was left wheelchair bound for life ‘after she choked on her breathing tube during heart surgery’ claims strangers tell her she is TOO PRETTY to be disabled Gem Hubbard went under the knife to repair an aortic arch obstruction  Choking caused her to suffer internal bleeding and left her without oxygen After pulling through, she was left with a T10 […]

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Risk factors ID’d for site infection after orthopedic surgery in seniors

(HealthDay)—Five risk factors are independently associated with surgical site infection among geriatric patients undergoing elective orthopedic surgery, according to a study published online Feb. 20 in the International Wound Journal. Zhiquan Liang, from the First Hospital of Jilin University in Changchun, China, and colleagues retrospectively reviewed medical records (January 2014 through September 2017) for 4,818 patients ≥60 years old undergoing […]

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Medtronic Mazor X robotic surgery system enters medical mainstream

Following years of work, Medtronic is launching the newest Mazor X spinal surgery system with robotic navigation in the United States, with two systems already sold in Minnesota. Spine surgeon Dr. Eiman Shafa demonstrated at Abbott Northwestern Hospital on Tuesday how the new system uses robotics and in-room navigation to precisely position traditional surgical tools, making routine spine cases more […]

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