Treatment

Medical innovations are rapidly expanding therapy options for many diseases. Keep reading to find more information on new therapies, surgical techniques, effective medication and patient care.

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Article • Benefits of seated placement

Patient positioning during cancer radiotherapy: Upright is alright

The concept of delivering radiation therapy to cancer patients seated in an upright position is undergoing a major resurgence. Evidence is already highlighting that patients feel more comfortable…

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News • Vascular and Neurosurgery

New procedure to prevent phantom pain after limb amputation

6 out of 10 people develop pain after a limb amputation. Researchers now investigate whether a preventive, relatively simple nerve surgery can prevent patients from experiencing this pain.

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News • Safer, swifter, smaller scar

New brain surgery approach targets difficult tumors at skull base

Neurosurgeons have developed a minimally invasive surgical technique to remove lesions in the petrous apex. The method provides a new approach to these notoriously diffcult-to-remove tumors.

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Article • Compared to laparoscopy

Robotic surgery improves colorectal surgery outcomes

When colorectal surgery was first performed with robotic assistance in 2014, the procedure was questioned about safety, efficacy, and outcomes. Today it is an established option. Well-trained surgeons use robotic surgical systems confidently. Numerous clinical studies have verified its intraoperative benefits for patients and surgeons alike, as well as very positive outcomes for patients.

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News • Taxane-induced peripheral neuropathy

New tool predicts nerve damage after breast cancer chemotherapy

Researchers have developed a tool that can predict the risk level for side effects in the nervous system of women treated for breast cancer using taxanes. This could help adapt treatment.

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Sponsored • Live webinar

The start of a new chapter for Martindale: The Complete Drug Reference

In this live webinar 9th July 2024, 11:00 BST (10:00 UTC, 15:00 PDT), co-editors will discuss the evolution of Martindale: The Complete Drug Reference, including a live demonstration on…

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News • Guidance for instrumentation

Robot assistance shows its mettle in spine surgery

Surgeons in Hong Kong have successfully introduced robotic assistance into their spinal surgery portfolio. After the first 20 procedures with the new technique, they report on the benefits.

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Sponsored • Hip arthroplasty

Endoprostheses for elderly and frail patients: Preparation is half the battle

An ageing population and modern lifestyle conditions have greatly increased the case numbers for hip arthroplasty. To prevent complications, it is important for orthopaedic surgeons to identify high-risk patients and take proper precautions. At the Heraeus symposium at DKOU, two experts explored the special measures that should be taken to ensure better outcomes for elderly and frail patients.

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Article • Women's health

Osteoporosis and menopause: New measures to assess fracture risk

Bone fractures caused by osteoporosis are a common major global health risk. The International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) reports that one in three women over the age of 50 will sustain a potentially life-threatening fragility fracture in their remaining lifetimes. Early diagnosis and proactive treatment to keep bones healthy, including prescription medication and lifestyle changes, has the…

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