Maurice Lyons remembers when lung surgery used to require him to make a 6-10 inch incision in a patients' skin and fracture a rib. He'd take the lung out, do what needed to be done and put it back. It would take patients about a week to recover enough just to leave the hospital, Lyons said.
Recent decades have seen an "explosive evolution" of techniques to restore blood flow to areas of the brain endangered by stroke or clogged arteries, according to a report by Loyola Medicine neurologists and neurosurgeons.
An innovative device for measuring the change of the femur position during hip replacement surgery has been built by scientists from Lodz University of Technology. Its use shortens the time of surgery and gives better chance that patients after surgery will not have problems with walking.
We’re no stranger to robotics in the medical field. Robot-assisted surgery is becoming more and more common. Many training programs are starting to include robotic and virtual reality scenarios to provide hands-on training for students without putting patients at risk.
GlaxoSmithKline has kicked off a Phase III study exploring the potential of its biologic mepolizumab in patients with severe bilateral nasal polyps, a chronic inflammatory disease of the nasal passage linings or sinuses causing soft tissue growth in the upper nasal cavity.
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