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  • Adhesiolysis: An underestimated morbidity risk

    Tuesday 8th January 2013

    Adhesiolysis, or the removal of adhesions immediately after abdominal surgery, is a risk factor for postoperative surgical complications, longer hospital stays, readmissions, and increased costs, according to findings from a large prospective cohort study. And yet, to date, "adhesiolysis at repea...

  • 'Good progress' after first UK hand transplant

    Friday 4th January 2013

    A former pub landlord from West Yorkshire has become the first person in the UK to have a hand transplant. Mark Cahill, who is 51, had been unable to use his right hand after it was affected by gout. Doctors say he is making good progress after an eight-hour operation at Leeds General Infirmary. ...

  • Tighter restrictions on cosmetic surgery urged

    Wednesday 2nd January 2013

    Responses to a public consultation on cosmetic surgery have shown strong support for a ban on cut-price deals and aggressive selling. A summary of responses from patients, the public and industry has been published as part of the review set up after the PIP breast implant scandal. A final report,...

  • Surgeons' data out 'from the summer'

    Tuesday 18th December 2012

    Performance data on individual surgeons should start being published from next summer, the head of the NHS says. Data on heart surgeons is already available, but Sir David Nicholson said it was now time to push ahead with other specialities. He said he wanted to see a host of other specialities, ...

  • Virtual reality surgery software to aid trainee surgeons

    Tuesday 11th December 2012

    The first virtual 3D surgical program to train doctors has been developed by the Golden Jubilee National Hospital. Medical students can now practise surgical techniques on 3D models and animations instead of working on cadavers or dummies. The interactive system allows students to repeat techniqu...

 
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