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Article ID: 697337

Historic ORs Closing

Houston Methodist

The operating rooms where Dr. Michael E. DeBakey and others performed the firsts in the heart surgery will close as the Houston Methodist DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center moves to a new high-tech building.

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12-Jul-2018 9:50 AM EDT
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Article ID: 697302

Scientists Create Nano-Size Packets of Genetic Code Aimed at Brain Cancer ‘Seed’ Cells

Johns Hopkins Medicine

In a “proof of concept” study, scientists at Johns Hopkins Medicine say they have successfully delivered nano-size packets of genetic code called microRNAs to treat human brain tumors implanted in mice. The contents of the super-small containers were designed to target cancer stem cells, a kind of cellular “seed” that produces countless progeny and is a relentless barrier to ridding the brain of malignant cells.

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12-Jul-2018 8:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 697305

Researchers Clarify Role of Mutations in Glioblastoma

University of North Carolina Health Care System

Researchers investigated whether the location of the mutation within the sequence of the PIK3CA gene affected the mutation’s ability to help drive glioblastoma growth. They also tested whether mutations within certain sequences of the gene were linked to better responses to particular drugs. They found mutational status was not linked to a response to a single targeted drug, but it was to a combination of treatments.

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11-Jul-2018 2:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 697291

Robotic Surgery as Effective as Open Surgery for Bladder Cancer

Loyola University Health System

Robotic surgery is as effective as traditional open surgery in treating bladder cancer, according to a landmark study published in the journal Lancet.

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11-Jul-2018 11:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 697052

Patients with Early Kidney Cancer See Significant Benefits with Robotic Partial Nephrectomy

Keck Medicine of USC

A comprehensive study by the Keck School of Medicine of USC has found that robotic partial nephrectomy offers significantly better patient outcomes as compared with open or laparoscopic techniques.

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10-Jul-2018 1:30 PM EDT
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Article ID: 697192

Implantable Device Provides New Treatment Option for Epilepsy Patients

Houston Methodist

Richard Pollitt was at the end of his rope after years of suffering regular seizures, with some lasting five minutes and preventing him from working and enjoying his favorite pastimes. Desperate for relief after medications did not work, Pollitt had a small battery-powered device implanted in his skull to control seizures. Now he rarely has them.

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9-Jul-2018 4:50 PM EDT
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Article ID: 697115

Under Pressure: The Surgeon’s Conundrum in Decision Making

Johns Hopkins Medicine

In a small study based on conversations with 20 hospital-based surgeons, Johns Hopkins researchers say they found that most report feeling pressure to operate under severe emergency situations, even when they believe the patients would not benefit.

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9-Jul-2018 8:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 696815

Surgery Offers Young Patients Long-Term Benefits after Meniscus Tears

American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM)

Young patients who underwent surgery for isolated meniscus tears between 1990 and 2005 showed positive long-term clinical results, according to new research presented today at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine’s Annual Meeting in San Diego. The study represents one of the largest long-term follow-up cohorts describing clinical outcomes of meniscus repair in pediatric patients to date.

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6-Jul-2018 6:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 697014

Online Reviews of Spine Surgeons – Staff and Office Factors May Negatively Affect Ratings

Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins

Spine surgeons earn high ratings for their skill and good clinical outcomes on internet review sites – but are more likely to receive negative ratings and comments on factors pertaining to clinic staff, billing, and wait times, reports a landmark study in Spine. The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer.

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5-Jul-2018 10:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 696825

Los Angeles-Based Surgeon, Neal S. ElAttrache, MD Inducted as AOSSM President

American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM)

Neal S. ElAttrache, MD will be installed as the 47h president of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM) on Saturday, July 7th, 2018, during the Society’s Annual Meeting in San Diego.

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5-Jul-2018 6:05 AM EDT
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