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Factors Related To Renal Function After Partial Nephrectomy

In the present study, researchers found that factors that are linked to renal function after partial nephrectomy, are multifactorial. Those are divided into pre-surgical factors, such as hypertension, diabetes mellitus, urolithiasis, obesity, metabolic syndrome among others; intra-surgical factors, like the surgical technique used, the remaining healthy tissue, the experience of the surgeon, the time and type of ischemia among others.

Factors Associated With Postoperative Pain In Surgery With General Anesthesia

In this study, researchers assessed patient pain and discomfort following oculoplastic surgery performed under general anesthesia and to assess key factors associated with postoperative pain and discomfort. Postoperative pain may result in patient discomfort and may decrease patient satisfaction.  Postoperative pain is unacceptable, and increasing efforts have been directed toward pain awareness and pain management. Therefore, pain management is an important part of patient care after surgery.

Risk for Implant Dislocation after Hip Replacement Identified

A novel risk assessment tool helps identify which patients undergoing total hip replacement may be at higher risk for an implant dislocation after surgery, according to a new study from researchers at NYU Langone Health and described in the Best Poster in the Adult Reconstruction Hip at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) 2018 Annual Meeting in New Orleans.

Lung Transplant Benefit in COPD Patients

Glenview, IL – COPD remains the leading indication for lung transplantation worldwide and accounts for one-third of all lung transplants performed. In order to qualify for a lung transplant, patients receive an evaluation and undergo rigorous testing to identify and exclude those with an excessive burden of comorbid conditions.

In a new study published in the journal CHEST®, researchers aimed to determine if patients selected as transplant candidates have a better survival rate than the BODE score indicates.

Coronaviruses Cause The Common Cold And Pneumonia

Researchers have examined RNA viruses called coronaviruses cause the common cold and pneumonia. In the last two decades or so, though, researchers have found that these viruses can jump between animal and human hosts. In recent years, coronaviruses have caused lethal outbreaks of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) and Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) that span multiple continents. The study have published in mBio.

Benefit From An Emergency Procedure For Acute Ischemic Stroke

Researchers shown that far more people than previously thought can benefit from an emergency procedure for acute ischemic stroke. A 38-center clinical trial sponsored by the National Institutes of Health. The improved outcomes were achieved through the use of brain-imaging software developed at Stanford. Some patients showed dramatic improvement even when their brain clots were removed as long as 10 hours after the end of this six-hour window.