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Most patients with suspected spinal cord inflammation of unknown cause have an alternative, specific diagnosis

A study by Mayo Clinic researchers found that most patients with suspected spinal cord inflammation of unknown cause have an alternative, specific diagnosis. The research is published in Neurology. “Our review

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NHS could save £200m a year and improve patient satisfaction, new research reveals

New research by academics at the University of East Anglia (UEA) suggests that NHS Trusts in England could save more than £200 million a year by managing staff well. The

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Preventing infections in spinal cord injuries

New research led by The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center found a potential therapeutic strategy to prevent infections in patients with spinal cord injuries. This research, published online in

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Researchers use novel imaging to predict spinal degeneration

Research by a Barrow Neurological Institute neurosurgery team on novel imaging technique assessment of patients with lumbar spine degeneration was conducted as part of an American-Russian neurosurgery collaboration led by

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Operating theatres are wasting two hours a day

NHS hospitals could carry out 280,000 more non-emergency operations a year by organising operating theatre schedules better, a new study suggests. The research, which looked at data from 2016, found

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New drug hope for rare bone cancer patients

Patients with a rare bone cancer of the skull and spine could be helped by existing drugs, suggest scientists from the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, University College London Cancer Institute

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Bioengineering could be a viable alternative to open feotal repair for spina bifida

Researchers from Children’s Hospital Colorado and the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus recently discovered a promising alternative to open feotal surgery for spina bifida repair. Ahmed Marwan, feotal surgeon

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Genetic clues to spinal stenosis

A new study published in the Journal of Orthopaedic Research indicates that certain genetic changes are linked with an increased risk of developing lumbar spinal stenosis, a narrowing of the open spaces

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Surgery: Sticking instead of stitching

In spite of medical advances, wound-related complications arising after operations can still be life-threatening. In order to avoid these complications in surgery in the future, a new nanoparticle-based tissue glue

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Football boosts bone development in boys

In a study comparing adolescent football players to swimmers, cyclists and a control group of boys not involved in regular sport, scientists at the University of Exeter found football led