Young docs less tired, less prepared with fewer hours
November 2nd, 2012
By Genevra Pittman NEW YORK | Fri Nov 2, 2012 3:00pm EDT NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Orthopedic surgeons-in-training said they were tired less often after rules regulating how much they could work went into place, according to new survey results. But the residents didn’t actually get any more sleep under the limited work hours policy. And they also said they felt less prepared as doctors and were less satisfied with their education
Dry eye common after eyelid lifts
October 17th, 2012
By Genevra Pittman NEW YORK | Wed Oct 17, 2012 10:40am EDT NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – More than one-quarter of people who’ve had an eyelid lift report symptoms of dry eye such as excessive watering and irritation, a new study suggests.
Weight loss surgery tied to increase in drinking
October 15th, 2012
An ”ultimate gin & tonic” is mixed at The Bazaar bar at the SLS hotel in Beverly Hills, California December 10, 2008. Credit: Reuters/Mario Anzuoni By Genevra Pittman NEW YORK | Mon Oct 15, 2012 4:17pm EDT NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – People who had weight loss surgery reported greater alcohol use two years after their procedures than in the weeks beforehand, in a new study
Kids’ surgery uses bone products not approved for children
October 9th, 2012
By Frederik Joelving NEW YORK | Tue Oct 9, 2012 6:04pm EDT NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Nearly one in ten U.S.
Hysterectomy with ovary removal tied to weight gain
October 4th, 2012
By Kerry Grens NEW YORK | Thu Oct 4, 2012 11:57am EDT NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Women who have their ovaries and uterus removed – to treat fibroids, for example – tend to gain more weight in the years afterward than those who only have their uterus taken out or don’t have surgery at all, a new study hints. The findings suggest that surgery to remove the uterus, called a hysterectomy, doesn’t have much effect on weight on its own – contrary to what many women may believe, according to Patricia Moorman, a women’s health researcher at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, North Carolina.
Medical device maker Stryker names Kevin Lobo CEO
October 1st, 2012
By Toni Clarke Mon Oct 1, 2012 12:14pm EDT (Reuters) – Medical device maker Stryker Corp on Monday named Kevin Lobo, head of its orthopedics unit, as president and chief executive following an eight-month search. Lobo, who joined Stryker in April 2011, will replace Curt Hartman, the company’s chief financial officer and interim CEO who took over the top job following the abrupt resignation in February of Stephen MacMillan and was considered a contender for the top job. Stryker said Hartman is leaving the company to pursue other opportunities, but will remain as an adviser to the CEO to ensure a smooth transition as the company searches for a new CFO
Smokers fare worse after knee surgery
September 26th, 2012
By Kerry Grens NEW YORK | Wed Sep 26, 2012 12:22pm EDT NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Smokers have worse outcomes after knee surgery than non-smokers, including less-complete healing and more surgical complications, according to a new analysis. Smoking has a profound effect on circulation, “so that means it even affects musculoskeletal healing,” said Dr. Kurt Spindler, an orthopedic surgeon at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, who wasn’t involved in the new research
Duodenal switch a "viable option" for weight loss
September 17th, 2012
By Genevra Pittman NEW YORK | Mon Sep 17, 2012 4:01pm EDT NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – People who had weight-loss surgery using the so-called duodenal switch technique lost more of their extra body weight and had better control of diabetes and high blood pressure than those who had a more traditional gastric bypass, according to a new study. But the duodenal switch also came with extra blood loss and longer hospital stays, and more patients who had the procedure ended up with nutrient deficiencies
No early link between all-metal hip implants and cancer: study
September 14th, 2012
By Debra Sherman Fri Sep 14, 2012 3:38pm EDT (Reuters) – All-metal hip implants, which have been shown to have high failure rates and cause a host of other health problems, were not linked to cancer seven years after implantation, new data show.
Greek study finds e-cigarettes no threat to heart
August 25th, 2012
By Ben Hirschler MUNICH | Sat Aug 25, 2012 9:49am EDT MUNICH (Reuters) – Electronic cigarettes, an increasingly popular option among smokers trying to quit, do not appear to pose a threat to the heart, according to results of a clinical study presented on Saturday. Greek researchers said e-cigarettes – battery-powered metal tubes that transform liquid laced with nicotine into vapour – had no adverse effects on cardiac function in their small trial.