Tag Archives: Surgeries

Prioritizing Transplants When Other Surgeries Are on Hold

2020 Lifetime Achievement: Bill and Melinda Gates

What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: APRIL 06, 2020 — Currently, living donors are urged to go ahead with the preliminary steps in the process remotely, but in-person appointments and transplants are largely on hold. Deceased-donor transplantations — deemed essential surgeries — are moving forward, but surgeons …

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Coronavirus Crisis Should Delay Elective Surgeries

No Reason for 45% of Antibiotic Prescriptions

By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, March 20, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Considering a knee replacement? Plastic surgery? With a pandemic of new coronavirus cases looming, it’s probably time to postpone elective surgery if you can, a surgeons’ group says. In a statement, the American College of …

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Transgender Surgeries on the Rise

News Picture: Transgender Surgeries on the Rise

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 28, 2018 (HealthDay News) — The number of transgender people in the United States who’ve had gender-affirming surgery has risen with the expansion of insurance coverage for the procedures, a new study finds. There are an estimated 1.4 million transgender adults in the United States. Their gender identity …

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Codeine Risky for Kids After Certain Surgeries, FDA Says


THURSDAY, Feb. 21 (HealthDay News) — Children who are given codeine for pain relief after surgery to remove tonsils or adenoids are at risk for overdose and death, U.S. health officials said Thursday. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said a new boxed warning — the agency’s strongest caution — …

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Artificial Heart Valve Would Grow With Kids, Cutting Need for Repeat Surgeries

News Picture: Artificial Heart Valve Would Grow With Kids, Cutting Need for Repeat Surgeries

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 19, 2020 (HealthDay News) — An expandable artificial heart valve could save children with congenital heart disease from repeated open heart surgeries as they grow up, researchers report. Current artificial heart valves are fixed in size, meaning children need to get larger ones as they grow. Children who …

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