August 22, 2019 | News
HELSINKI, Finland: In recent decades, patients in Europe coming in for colectomies, or surgical procedures targeted at the colon, have not been routinely subjected to what is known as bowel preparation, where the bowel is emptied before the operation. In the United States , on the other hand, cleansing the bowel is relatively common.
August 19, 2019 | News
ZURICH, Switzerland: Researchers at ETH Zurich have developed a new method for producing malleable microstructures—for instance, vascular stents that are 40 times smaller than previously possible. In the future, such stents could be used to help to widen life-threatening constrictions of the urinary tract in foetuses in the womb.
August 7, 2019 | News
GRENOBLE, France: In patients presenting to an emergency department with severe traumatic pain, intranasal sufentanil was as good as standard-of-care intravenous morphine for pain relief, according to a new study by researchers from Grenoble Alpes University Hospital.
July 31, 2019 | News
KRAKOW, Poland: The International Society of Surgery (ISS) / Société Internationale de Chirurgie (SIC) is proud to present the 48th World Congress of Surgery (WCS) - formerly International Surgical Week (ISW)—in Poland from 11-15 August. The WCS is a biannual meeting which provides a platform for the education of surgeons, surgical trainees, medical students, and members of surgical teams from across the globe.
July 24, 2019 | News
DUBLIN, UK: A study led by researchers at Royal College of Surgeon’s in Ireland (RCSI) Department of Chemistry has the potential to help surgeons more accurately remove tumours and detect cancer in lymph nodes during surgery.
July 17, 2019 | News
LONDON, UK: A pair of twins, who were conjoined at the head, are finally living independent lives after a 100-strong team of British medical experts spent 50 hours performing complex surgery to separate them.
July 9, 2019 | News
YORK, UK: Researchers at the University of York have developed a new way to safely remove a blood-thinning drug used during surgery that can lead to harmful side-effects in recovering patients.
July 4, 2019 | News
GENEVA, Switzerland: WHO recently launched a global campaign urging governments to adopt a tool to reduce the spread of antimicrobial resistance, adverse events and costs.
July 2, 2019 | News
MALTA: Millions of patients all over the world undergo surgical procedures related to bone defect repair every year. With an ever-increasing life expectancy and the issues that come with a decaying skeleton, the number of interventions can only increase in the coming years. This is why orthopaedic surgeons are constantly looking for improved medical implants for the treatment of bone repair.
June 25, 2019 | News
UPPSALA, Sweden: The majority of women who undergo surgery for suspected ovarian cancer do not have cancer. A novel blood test developed by researchers in Sweden now offers the possibility of more precise diagnostics without the need for surgery.
June 20, 2019 | News
UTRECHT, Netherlands: Head and neck cancer is an aggressive type of cancer that often grows back, despite patients undergoing harsh treatments. Researchers of the Hubrecht Institute and UMC Utrecht succeeded in growing mini-tumors (or organoids) of head and neck cancers, that can be kept alive in the petri-dish for a long time and will help researchers to better understand this cancer type.
June 18, 2019 | News
TAMPERE, Finland: An artificial nose developed at Tampere University, Finland, helps neurosurgeons to identify cancerous tissue during surgery and enables more precise excision of tumors.
June 13, 2019 | News
BOLOGNA, Italy/FORT LEE, N.J., US: Dental patients who show a deficiency of bone volume cannot be treated with root-form dental implants. Thus, new treatment modalities were sought for these patients. One of the therapies considered was the placement of zygomatic implants, which were introduced to the market over 20 years ago. A recent study has investigated a novel protocol for the placement of zygomatic implants using a specific surgical guide.
June 11, 2019 | News
GOTHENBURG, Sweden: A Swedish patient has received the first of an osseo-neuromuscular implant to control a dexterous hand prosthesis. In a pioneering surgery, titanium implants were placed in the two forearm bones (radius and ulnar), from which electrodes to nerves and muscle were extended to extract signals to control a robotic hand and to provide tactile sensations. This makes it the first clinically viable, dexterous and sentient prosthetic hand usable in real life. The breakthrough is part of the European project DeTOP.
June 7, 2019 | News
BARCELONA, Spain: Invented approximately 50 years ago, surgical medical meshes have become key elements in the recovery procedures of damaged-tissue surgeries, the most common being hernia repair. When implanted within the tissue of the patient, the flexible and conformable design of these meshes helps hold muscles tight and allows patients to recover much faster than through the conventional surgery of sewing and stitching.
June 5, 2019 | News
KNITTLINGEN, Germany: RIWOspine, is one of the world's leading suppliers of endoscopic systems for minimally invasive surgery and interventional spinal pain therapy. The strategic takeover of the local trading partner and the installation of an independent business unit within the Japanese Richard Wolf subsidiary will be fundamental for the expansion of business in the strategically important Japanese growth market.
June 4, 2019 | News
GOTHENBURG, Sweden: After surgical reconstruction of the anterior cruciate ligament, young athletes are now recommended to undergo at least a year’s rehab and thorough testing before resuming knee-strenuous sport. Research shows that those who return to sport relatively soon after surgery incur a highly elevated risk of a second ACL injury.