Patient Calls Stoned Surgeon a Menace

  – Fennell claims he received “services rendered … for a procedure performed on the wrong body part.” By DAVID LEE   DALLAS (CN) – Baylor Health Care System sent patients to a drunken, drug-using neurological surgeon who killed and maimed several patients, in search of “enormous profits,” a patient claims in Federal Court. Kenneth…

Probiotics help gastric-bypass patients lose weight more quickly, Stanford study shows

2009 study posted for filing Contact: Diane Rogers donut@stanford.edu 650-723-3900 Stanford University Medical Center STANFORD, Calif. — New research from the Stanford University School of Medicine and Stanford Hospital & Clinics suggests that the use of a dietary supplement after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery can help obese patients to more quickly lose weight and to…

Surgery may not be necessary for Achilles tendon rupture

2009 study posted for filing Contact: Elin Lindstrom Claessen elin.lindstrom@sahlgrenska.gu.se 46-317-863-869 University of Gothenburg The two ends of a ruptured Achilles tendon are often stitched together before the leg is put in plaster, in order to reduce the risk of the tendon rupturing again. However, Katarina Nilsson Helander, MD, PhD at the Sahlgrenska Academy, University…

Woman who does not believe she has cancer must undergo operation a risky operation against her wishes: High risk of dying on operating table

Woman who does not believe she has cancer can undergo operation A schizophrenic woman who does not believe she has cancer can now undergo a risky operation against her wishes that could save her life, on the orders of a senior judge. The hysterectomy would be in her best interests, ruled the judge Photo: ALAMY…

Statins increase risk of postoperative delirium in elderly patients: 28% Increase

Contact: Kristine Galka kristine.galka@ices.on.ca 416-480-4780 Canadian Medical Association Journal The use of statins is associated with a 28% increased risk of postoperative delirium in elderly patients, found University of Toronto professor Dr. Donald Redelmeier and colleagues in a retrospective cohort analysis involving more than 280 000 patients. Ontario’s Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES) looked…

How having an operation can send you delirious: Terrifying post-surgery hallucinations strike up to half of the over-65s: “can also leave people in a permanent state of confusion and suffering from dementia”

By Roger Dobson PUBLISHED:18:46 EST, 10  September 2012| UPDATED:18:46 EST, 10 September 2012 When Gordon Sturmey came around after  surgery, he was convinced people were trying to kill him. He believed a nurse was trying to poison him,  and he soon started to think his relatives were also involved. Gordon, 65, of Thatcham, Berkshire, had…

Maternal exposure to persistent organic pollutants linked to urologic conditions in boys

Repost for filing 2008 Contact: Lacey Holt lholt@auanet.org American Urological Association AUA 2008: Maternal exposure to persistent organic pollutants linked to urologic conditions in boys ORLANDO, FL, MAY 18, 2008—Higher incidences of congenital anomalies, including cryptorchidism (undescended testicles) and hypospadias, were found in boys whose mothers had higher serum levels of certain organochlorine compounds, researchers…