Woman days from surgery learns doctors were about to take the wrong organ
Having any kind of surgery can be daunting, but discovering that she was scheduled for the incorrect procedure just two days beforehand made matters much worse for Annora Odjighoro. After being diagnosed with fibroids in 2023, the 29-year-old was due to have a laparoscopic myomectomy in October to…#annoraodjighoro #odjighoro #fibroids #clevelandclinic #tiktok (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 6, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Laparoscopy Quickly Abandoned in Early Cervical Cancer After LACC Results
(MedPage Today) -- SAN DIEGO -- Oncologic surgeons rapidly abandoned minimally invasive surgery (MIS) for early-stage cervical cancer in the wake of a startling 2018 study that warned of the dangers of the approach for this patient population... (Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology)
Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology - March 18, 2024 Category: Hematology Source Type: news

ECR: What makes small ovarian lesions light up like a lightbulb?
Research presented at ECR 2024 suggests that diffusion-weighted MRI (DW-MRI) has value in ovarian cancer treatment planning. In his talk, Max Lahaye, MD, PhD, from the Netherlands Cancer Institute in Amsterdam discussed his team's findings which showed that DW-MRI could perform a complete primary and interval debulking with high accuracy.Max Lahaye, MD, of the Netherlands Cancer Institute in Amsterdam presents findings on the clinical impact of dedicated MR staging of ovarian cancer patients during ECR 2024. The Netherlands Cancer Institute, Leiden University Medical Center, and Catharina Ziekenhuis Teaching Hospital ar...
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - March 4, 2024 Category: Radiology Authors: Liz Carey Tags: MRI Womens Imaging Ob/Gyn Source Type: news

Sun Pharma to acquire 16.33 pc stake in Surgimatix for USD 3.05 mn
Surgimatix is engaged in the business of developing a proprietary soft tissue fixation device for laparoscopic hernia repair and other minimally invasive surgeries. It is yet to commence its commercial operations, Sun Pharmaceutical Industries said in a regulatory filing. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - February 20, 2024 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Little Benefit to Weight Loss Before LSG or RYGB Little Benefit to Weight Loss Before LSG or RYGB
Weight loss before laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy or Roux-en-Y gastric bypass does not improve surgical outcomes, except in select cases.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines)
Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines - February 16, 2024 Category: Endocrinology Tags: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Laparoscopic SG, RYGB Carry Similar, Low Perioperative Risk Laparoscopic SG, RYGB Carry Similar, Low Perioperative Risk
The perioperative risk is similar and low for SG and RYGB, so that the risk should not be a deciding factor in the choice of method for bariatric surgery.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines)
Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines - February 5, 2024 Category: Endocrinology Tags: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

To the point: Utility of laparoscopy for operative management of stabbing abdominal trauma - Campbell BR, Rooney AS, Krzyzaniak A, Lee JJ, Carroll AN, Calvo RY, Peck KA, Martin MJ, Bansal V, Sise MJ, Krzyzaniak MJ.
BACKGROUND: Algorithms for managing penetrating abdominal trauma are conflicting or vague regarding the role of laparoscopy. We hypothesized that laparoscopy is underutilized among hemodynamically stable patients with abdominal stab wounds. METHODS... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 5, 2024 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Bariatric Surgeries Carry Low Perioperative Risks
FRIDAY, Feb. 2, 2024 -- Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (SG) and laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) have similarly low perioperative risk among adults with obesity, according to a study published online Jan. 30 in JAMA Network... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 2, 2024 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Perioperative Complications Not Deciding Factor Between Two Bariatric Procedures
(MedPage Today) -- For patients undergoing primary bariatric surgery, perioperative complications and safety were similar between laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy and laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB), the randomized BEST trial found... (Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology)
Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology - January 31, 2024 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Robotic Surgery Preferred for Most Colorectal Cancer Surgeries
THURSDAY, Jan. 11, 2024 -- Robotic surgery for colorectal cancer (CRC) offers an advantage over conventional laparoscopy by improving textbook outcomes for right colectomy (RC) and left colectomy (LC), according to a study recently published in... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 11, 2024 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

MRI helps clinicians assess neural involvement in endometriosis
MRI helps clinicians assess the neural involvement in endometriosis and could help them prevent irreversible nerve damage and chronic sensorimotor neuropathy in women suffering from the condition, Cleveland Clinic researchers have reported.MRI findings regarding the state of pelvic nerves involved in endometriosis are key to planning treatment, wrote a group led by Ceylan Colak, MD. The team's review of MRI's role for this indication was published January 3 in RadioGraphics."Evidence of irreversible damage can … be seen at MRI, and radiologists should evaluate pelvic nerves that are commonly involved in endometriosis in ...
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - January 4, 2024 Category: Radiology Authors: Kate Madden Yee Tags: MRI Womens Imaging Genitourinary Radiology Source Type: news

New CT, MR scanners and AI top GE HealthCare highlights at RSNA 2023
CHICAGO -- GE HealthCare (GEHC) brought new CT and MRI scanners and a range of AI software applications to McCormick Place for RSNA 2023. CT In CT, GEHC shined the spotlight on its Revolution Ascend scanner, which was first introduced at ECR in March. With onsite detector upgrades, Ascend can be upgraded from a 20-mm coverage system for routine scanning to a 40-mm coverage system that delivers better low-contrast detectability, according to the vendor. The scanner also comes with True Enhance DL, an AI-based application that generates deep learning-based monochromatic-like images from a single-energy x-ray acquisition....
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - December 1, 2023 Category: Radiology Authors: Erik L. Ridley Tags: RSNA 2023 Source Type: news

Utilization of single-incision laparoscopy in the management of ingested magnets - Ardila S, Woodley L, Ulloa E, Fernandez J, Bornstein J, Seims A.
BACKGROUND: A ban on neodymium magnets was lifted by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission in 2016. Pediatric gastroenterologists and surgeons were increasingly tasked with removing these problematic objects. The purpose of this study was to assess t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 30, 2023 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

New Robotic-Assisted Surgery Offers Inspiring Hope for Rwanda
An artist’s impression of the completed Centre of Excellence in Kigali. The center supported by IRCAD is expected to assist with the training of surgeons throughout the continent with minimally invasive surgery training. Credit: SuppliedBy Aimable TwahirwaKIGALI, Nov 13 2023 (IPS) In a newly established Centre of Excellence located in Masaka, a suburb of the Rwandan capital city, Kigali, an expanded lab, complete with innovative facilities and specialized instruments, is now giving surgeons a conducive environment to simulate how to perform minimally invasive surgeries. French-based Institute for Research into Cancer ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 13, 2023 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Aimable Twahirwa Tags: Africa Featured Health Innovation TerraViva United Nations IPS UN Bureau IPS UN Bureau Report Rwanda Source Type: news