Surgery
Low BP before surgery could be deadly

Low BP before surgery could be deadly

London (IANS): Patients with low blood pressure before an operation are at an increased risk of death during or after the surgery than those with preoperative high blood pressure, say researchers, including Indian-origin scientists. more

New procedure to treat Complex Anal Fistula

New procedure to treat Complex Anal Fistula

Chandigarh: Dr Pankaj Garg, a colorectal surgeon based in Chandigarh, has invented a new operation, termed as ‘PERFACT Procedure’, to treat complex and highly complex anal fistula. more

Five billion people have no access to basic surgery: Lancet

Five billion people have no access to basic surgery: Lancet

London (IANS): Millions of people are dying from easily treatable conditions like appendicitis, fractures or obstructed labour because they either have no access or cannot afford proper surgical care, a significant research published in the prestigious journal Lancet has revealed. more

WHO surgical safety checklist can help decrease mortality, suggests study

WHO surgical safety checklist can help decrease mortality, suggests study

New Delhi: A study conducted by researchers at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital (SGRH) here has found that the implementation of a modified World Health Organisation’s surgical safety checklist can decrease mortality and number of post-surgical complications. more

To remove the gallbladder or not — that is the question

To remove the gallbladder or not — that is the question

Washington: Gallbladder removal is one of the most common operations performed in older adults. Yet, research from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston shows many patients who would benefit most from the surgery don’t get it. more

Simple test may predict wound complications after soft tissue sarcoma surgery

Simple test may predict wound complications after soft tissue sarcoma surgery

Washington: As many as 35 per cent of patients who undergo surgery to remove soft tissue sarcomas experience wound-healing complications due to radiation they receive before surgery. more

Potential use of Google Glass in surgical settings

Potential use of Google Glass in surgical settings

London: An article recently published in the International Journal of Surgery shows the potential applications for Google Glass in the surgical setting, particularly in relation to training. more

New technique to treat parasitic cystic tumour of kidney

New technique to treat parasitic cystic tumour of kidney

Chandigarh: Dr Santosh Kumar, assistant professor, department of urology, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh, has developed an innovative surgical technique to treat parasitic cystic tumour of kidney, a rare disease that can lead to destruction of kidney. more

Robotic surgery complications underreported, study suggests

Robotic surgery complications underreported, study suggests

Washington: Despite widespread adoption by hospitals of surgical robot technology over the past decade, a “slapdash” system of reporting complications paints an unclear picture of its safety, according to Johns Hopkins researchers. more

Do patients on blood thinners need to stop them before surgical procedures?

Do patients on blood thinners need to stop them before surgical procedures?

Washington: People taking blood-thinning medicines, such as aspirin or warfarin, to prevent stroke may have an increased bleeding risk during medical procedures. However, if patients who have had a previous stroke stop these drugs prior to a particular procedure, they may increase their risk for another stroke. more