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  • Heart condition teen Liam Gawthorpe refuses transplant op

    Thursday 29th August 2013

    A teenager from West Yorkshire who suffers from a condition meaning his heart could stop at any time has turned down a possibly life-saving operation. Liam Gawthorpe, 18, from Heckmondwike, who has a congenital heart defect, has told doctors he does not want a heart and lung transplant. The teena...

  • Single-Incision Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy Linked to Higher Hernia Rates

    Wednesday 14th August 2013

    In a head-to-head comparison, patients undergoing single-incision laparoscopic cholecystectomy had a significantly higher rate of hernia formation at one-year follow-up than those having standard four-port laparoscopy. Only one of 81 patients who received standard laparoscopy developed a hernia (...

  • Ultrasound 'may stop kidney injury' from surgery

    Monday 5th August 2013

    Ultrasound treatments could be used to prevent a common kidney complication than can arise after major surgery, researchers suggest. The work, published in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, was carried out on mice. But the researchers said there could be a "rapid translation" to ...

  • Scotland inflammatory bowel disease register set up

    Monday 29th July 2013

    The first Scottish register of people with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) has been established. Scotland has one of the highest rates of IBD in the world, but no-one knows exactly how many people suffer from the conditions. Rates in children have risen five-fold since the 1970s. Register will h...

  • Smart Surgical Knife Detects Cancerous Tissue

    Monday 22nd July 2013

    A new smart knife developed in London can help surgeons find cancerous tissue real-time during surgery, at a faster rate than traditional lab tests. This intelligent knife — known as the "iKnife" — accurately detects whether tissue a surgeon is cutting is cancerous, within three seconds. It d...

 
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