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Spina bifida surgery before birth restores brain structure

Surgery performed on a fetus in the womb to repair defects from spina bifida triggers the body’s ability to restore normal brain structure, Mayo Clinic research discovered. Research by Rodrigo

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Covid-19: spine surgeons exhibiting elevated anxiety and uncertainty for the future

A global survey examining the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on healthcare professionals has revealed “elevated anxiety and uncertainty for the future” among 902 participating spine surgeons. Results from the

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Most surgeons in pain after surgery, Mayo research finds

Almost two-thirds of surgeons reported an increase in neck pain after performing surgery, and one-quarter rated their neck or lower back pain as clinically significant, a new Mayo Clinic study has found.

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Older adults who ‘train’ for a major operation spend less time in the hospital

Older adults who “train” for a major operation by exercising, eating a healthy diet, and practising stress reduction techniques preoperatively have shorter hospital stays and are more likely to return

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Helping patients prep mind and body for surgery pays off

An inexpensive programme to help surgery patients get physically and mentally ready for their upcoming operation may help reduce overall costs and get them home faster, according to new research

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OmniVision announce Guinness World Record for smallest image sensor and new miniature camera module for disposable medical applications

The smallest image sensor commercially available provides high quality images from the smallest parts of anatomy, for brain, ophthalmic, ENT, cardiac, spinal, gynaecological and urology procedures. OmniVision Technologies, Inc., a

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Scan may identify best candidates for fetal spina bifida surgery

Scan may identify best candidates for fetal spina bifida surgery Fetuses with enlarged ventricles may be less likely than their counterparts to benefit from surgery in the womb to treat

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Older patients may have more in-hospital mortality after traumatic spinal cord injuries

Older patients may have more in-hospital mortality after traumatic spinal cord injuries Despite having less severe spinal cord injuries than their younger counterparts, older patients with traumatic spinal cord injuries

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Performance evaluation helps surgeons improve teamwork skills

Performance evaluation helps surgeons improve teamwork skills A new study published online by the American College of Surgeons reports that a multisource feedback process used in industry is accurate and

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World first for surgery using bespoke 3D-printed cervical titanium implant

World first for surgery using bespoke 3D-printed cervical titanium implant For the first time a patient with a degenerative cervical spine problem has been treated with an anatomically adapted 3D-printed