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  • Blood test 'surgery survival predictor'

    Thursday 6th July 2017

    A routine blood test could predict whether a patient is likely to survive after surgery, a new study suggests. Researchers found patients with lower levels of the protein troponin were less likely to die after an operation. The test is normally used to diagnose a heart attack, during which the pr...

  • Private surgery 'needs better patient safety regulation'

    Monday 22nd May 2017

     The Royal College of Surgeons has called for a review of the way private hospitals are regulated, following the case of Ian Paterson. The surgeon was convicted last month of unlawfully wounding patients during breast surgery at private clinics in the West Midlands. He is due to be sentenced thi...

  • Heart patients warned of medical equipment infection risk

    Friday 14th April 2017

    About 5,000 patients who have had heart operations in Scotland have been told they may have been exposed to a potentially deadly infection linked to medical equipment. NHS Scotland has written to patients who have had valve replacement or valve repair surgery since 2013. The alert also covers chi...

  • Cosmetic surgery procedures 'fell by 40% in 2016'

    Tuesday 21st March 2017

    The number of people having cosmetic surgery in the UK in 2016 dropped by 40% compared with 2015, figures show. The British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons said 30,750 procedures had been done - down from 51,140. Surgeon Rajiv Grover, who compiled the report, said more men and women wer...

  • Why are fewer people in the UK having cosmetic surgery?

    Wednesday 22nd February 2017

    The number of people having cosmetic surgery in the UK has fallen to its lowest level in almost a decade. The British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons says there was a drop of nearly 40 percent in the number of procedures carried out last year, after a record high the year before. Source...

 
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