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Researchers create ‘plaster’ to seal internal wounds

An innovative patch to seal internal wounds and prevent dangerous leakages has been developed by researchers in Switzerland. A team of researchers from Empa have...
Revolutionising blood management for cancer surgery

Revolutionising blood management for cancer surgery

Lindis Blood Care is aiming to revolutionise blood management for cancer surgery with its medical device CATUVAB®. CATUVAB® aids with the removal of tumour cells...
Setting the new standard for managing surgical bleeding and organ leakage

Setting the new standard for managing surgical bleeding and organ leakage

GATT Technologies has developed a game-changing solution targeted to set the new standard in managing bleeding and organ leakage. Managing surgical bleeding and preventing organ...
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Smartwatches could improve surgery recovery speeds

Smartwatches could help to prepare patients for major surgery and improve their recovery journey, new research has found. In a study sponsored by The University...
Cymatics for healthcare: applying the science of sound in cancer surgery

Cymatics for healthcare: applying the science of sound in cancer surgery

The world's first scientific acoustic instrument that renders sound visible in water – the CymaScope – may help surgeons differentiate between healthy and cancerous...
Global demand for cancer surgery to grow in the next 20 years

Global demand for cancer surgery to grow in the next 20 years

The global demand for cancer surgery is expected to increase from 9.1 million to 13.8 million procedures over the next 20 years, according to...
Cardiac surgery survival inequalities between private and NHS patients

Cardiac surgery survival inequalities between private and NHS patients

A new study has revealed that private medical patients are 20% less likely to die or develop complications following surgery than NHS patients. The study,...
Report calls for urgent action to drive down surgical site infections

Report calls for urgent action to drive down surgical site infections

The ‘Time to Act’ report has highlighted that one in 20 patients who undergo a surgical procedure in the NHS contract a surgical site...
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Routine testing patients for COVID-19 before major surgery could save lives

A new study, led by researchers at the University of Birmingham, revealed that routine testing patients for COVID-19 before major surgery could reduce the risk of respiratory complications and save lives.
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Surgeons develop new eyeglass device to display fluoroscopic images

Researchers from Murayama Medical Center, Tokyo, have developed a device that can be attached to everyday eyeglasses to display fluoroscopic images used for surgical...
Ancient medical remedy: using manuka honey in surgery

Ancient medical remedy: using Manuka honey in surgery

As the antibiotics resistance crisis continues, researchers are looking for replacements that can help to prevent in infection. One solution to antibiotic resistance could be...
Young UK women face unnecessary appendicitis surgery

Young UK women face unnecessary appendicitis surgery

A new study has revealed the extent of unnecessary surgery faced by women in the UK suspected of having appendicitis. A new BJS study found that...
China’s voluntary organ donation 'failure' exposes organ harvesting crimes

China’s voluntary organ donation ‘failure’ exposes organ harvesting crimes

A new report has concluded that figures disclosed by the Chinese Government conform almost precisely to a mathematical formula. The publication of the first ever...
Surgical consent: why organisations MUST have a digital consent process

Surgical consent: why organisations MUST have a digital consent process

Placing a much-needed spotlight on surgical consent, Stephen Lake, consultant surgeon of Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust, UK, talks about implementing digital consent. The principle...
The digital anatomy 3D printer: Bringing ultra-realistic simulation and realism to models

The digital anatomy 3D printer: Bringing ultra-realistic simulation and realism to models

The days of using cadavers or animals for medical training and surgical preparation may be numbered with Stratasys digital anatomy 3D printer. 3D printing leader...
Electrical stimulation can be effective for spinal fusion

Electrical stimulation can be effective for spinal fusion

Researchers have found that electrical stimulation can cause significant improvement in the rates of bone fusion. The team, from The Johns Hopkins University School of...
Lip augmentation: lip fillers are carving an attractive niche in the cosmetology industry

Lip augmentation: lip fillers are carving an attractive niche in the cosmetology industry

The cosmetology industry has developed an interesting niche, with the emergence of safer and effective procedures – is lip augmentation the next plastic surgery...
Can researchers treat liver failure without the need for liver transplants?

Can researchers treat liver failure without the need for liver transplants?

Researchers have used single cell RNA sequencing to identify a type of cell that may be able to regenerate liver tissue, treating liver failure...
Discover how survivors of China’s organ transplant trade are to mobilise across all major cities

Discover how survivors of China’s organ transplant trade are to mobilise across all major...

Tens of thousands of people will take to the streets across the world, as pressure mounts for China to end the persecution of Falun...
Funding to better understand craniopagus conjoined children

Funding to better understand craniopagus conjoined children

Charity, Gemini Untwined, has been launched to fund treatment and further our understanding of craniopagus conjoined children around the world. The surgeons behind the life-changing...

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