FDA Approves Human Thrombin for Topical Use in Surgery

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Evithrom (human thrombin), a blood-clotting protein used to help control bleeding during surgery.

Israel's 'Cup&Up' Promises Uplifting Breasts Without The Surgical Risk

Israeli researchers are using pigs to test an innovative technology they say will replace cosmetic breast surgery.

Restricting Blood Flow In Arm Before Coronary Artery Graft Bypass Surgery Improves Outcomes

Researchers believe that coronary artery bypass graft surgery outcome may be improved if the blood supply to a patient's arm is restricted temporarily. You can read about this in an article in this week's issue of The Lancet, accompanied by a Comment which explains that the implications for this clinical practice are immense.

Surgeons Use New High-Definition Robot During Living-Donor Kidney Transplant

Surgeons at Rush University Medical Center are performing living-donor kidney transplants using a new high-definition robotic surgery system that offers improved precision, shorter recovery and smaller incisions for the donor patient.

Experimental Handheld Monitor Can Detect Subtle Brain Injury Immediately After Concussion

Researchers at NYU School of Medicine have developed a handheld device that can detect subtle brain damage immediately after concussion. The sophisticated yet simple-to-operate device, the researchers say, may prove especially useful on the battlefield or the football field, enabling brain damage to be detected almost immediately after mild head injuries. Such damage is often overlooked or misdiagnosed, even with an advanced imaging technique like computed tomography (CT), say the researchers.

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