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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Surgery for uncomplicated appendicitis in adults is effective and safe

Researchers found that more than 97 percent of the surgeries for appendicitis were laparoscopic, or minimally invasive, and most patients were discharged the same day or the next day. Only 3 percent of the procedures resulted in complications. Rates of unnecessary surgery—removing a “normal” appendix—were low (less than 4 percent), but were much higher in people without imaging studies before […]

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Pregnant Women Should Delay Gallbladder Surgery, Study Finds

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 20, 2019 — Expectant mothers are susceptible to developing gallstones, but gallbladder removal surgery during pregnancy can be risky, researchers say. In a new study, researchers found that women who had their gallbladder removed during pregnancy were more likely to have a longer hospital stay and be readmitted within a month. These women were also more likely to […]

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Doctors Zapped a Woman's Brain So She Could Laugh Through 'Awake' Brain Surgery

When the woman woke up from her sedation, she felt anxious and started crying. That’s not atypical, given the circumstances: The woman, an patient with epilepsy, was undergoing awake open-brain surgery at the Emory University School of Medicine. Her head was locked in place, and her brain was exposed. But she needed to stay awake for her own safety — […]

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Thyroid Surgery Complications Can Land Some Back in the Hospital

TUESDAY, Jan. 8, 2019 — Surgery to remove all or part of the thyroid can trigger side effects that send some patients back to the hospital, a new study finds. These side effects include tingling in the fingers that can become tremors and spasms in all muscles of the body — including the heart and muscles surrounding the lungs. “The […]

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