A new study in JAMA surgery by Johns Hopkins surgeon Dr. Martin Makary has shown that arthroscopic surgery to trim the cartilaginous meniscus was no better than non-operative treatment for patients in their 60s.
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NBC news recently reported that a hospital affiliated with the National Institutes of Health had large quantities of bacteria that are resistant to most or all antibiotics – so called “superbugs” – lurking in its plumbing system. It did not appear that these bacteria routinely made their way to inpatients, but there is no way to know for sure.
A recent study has shown that low Vitamin D levels were associated with both prior sports hernias and lower extremity strains. The data was taken from the 2015 NFL combine. Overall 59% of the players had low levels
The risk in the past had only been about 1%. However a study from Australia in 2012 showed that soaking the graft in Vancomycin, an antibiotic, during surgery eliminated all post-operative infections
There are a steadily increasing list of applications of the use of low level laser light in medicine. Now a group of researchers have devised a brilliant cancer fighting technique using nanoparticles and treatment with near infra-red laser light to provide a 5 day window during which cancer cells’ defense mechanism against chemotherapy is paralyzed.