Scientists from Australia noticed decreased levels of circulating cancer-associated protein biomarkers after bariatric surgery in obese patients. Many scientific studies proved that there is an association between obesity and risk of cancer development. Read full text »
The research that has recently been published shows that islet transplantation in patients with type 1 diabetes may prevent sugar drops that are dangerous to health. The results of the work of the scientists are considered a breakthrough in the fight against this chronic disease.
Scientists from Catholic University of Rome recently published results of their studies in „The Lancet”. They proved that bariatric surgeries are more effective in treatment of diabetes type 2 in obese patients than pharmacotherapy. Read full text »
Over the past 20 years of medical research, there has been a significant increase in awareness of the importance of early feeding after colorectal surgeries. Surgeons transitioned from the routine historical decompression of the gastrointestinal tract through a nasogastric tube, through the introduction of the oral diet after giving the first flatus, up to the present times, in which reliable medical evidence indicates that early feeding is beneficial for the fast recovery of patients after these operations. Ways, complications associated with colon surgery and the time of introducing the diet after it always aroused controversy in the medical community. In “Advances in Surgery”, researchers from Singapore gathered in their article scientific achievements of recent years, which correspond to the many questions and concerns of surgeons. Read full text »
Until this day there is no consensus among surgeons which of available ways to reconstruct the continuity of the gastrointestinal tract after subtotal gastrectomy is the best. The most common reasons for performing this surgery are cancer of the distal part of the stomach and perforation of the stomach wall in the course of ulcer disease. Read full text »
A commonly known treatment method of acute appendicitis is an appendectomy. It is more frequently performed in laparoscopic way, what decreases the risk of wound infection, is less painful, shortens time of hospitalization and makes the patients return to their previous activity faster. Read full text »
Owing to 3D printer abilities 3 boys suffering from tracheobronchomalacia were saved. It is a rare disease which affects about 1 in 2,200 new born babies. The disease is characterized by underdevelopment of cartilaginous rings and thus the weakening of the wall of the trachea and bronchi. It leads to the collapse of the respiratory tract and obstructs the airflow to the lungs. Read full text »
Inguinal hernia is a problem with which surgeons struggle from the beginning of the history of their profession. The disease affects every fourth person in the general population and it occurs 7 times more frequently in men. Basically, it is a pathological exit of organs through an opening in an abdominal wall in spot called “locus minoris resistentiae”. Inguinal hernia gradually enlarges itself and reduces patient’s quality of life. The most serious complication caused by this disease is the incarceration and strangulation of hernia which is an surgical emergency.
A group of researchers from Surgery Clinic of University in Napoli have examined frequency of occurrence and escalation of postoperative pain and other complications in patients who underwent operation on inguinal hernia with the use of lightweight mesh with larger pores and heavyweight one with small pores which were fixed with fibrin glue. Read full text »
Doctors from a Southampton Hospital in Great Britain transplanted mini pacemaker into two patients. Specialists claim that in comparison with currently used devices it is more safe and effective. The latest invention may be a revolution for people who have to live with such device. Read full text »