News That Matters

Tag: surgery

Nitric oxide may help prevent kidney issues after heart surgery

Nitric oxide may help prevent kidney issues after heart surgery

Health
June 20 (UPI) -- A randomized, controlled trial in China recently found that patients who inhaled nitric oxide during and for 24 hours after heart surgery saw a decreased risk of developing acute and chronic kidney problems. The study, published in the American Thoracic Society's American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, is the first to show a drug could reduce kidney injury resulting from heart surgery, the researchers say. Previous studies have shown that prolonged cardiopulmonary bypass can disrupt circulating red blood cells and the release of hemoglobin, which can cause acute kidney injury that leads to kidney failure and the need for long-term hemodialysis. While several drugs have been tested to prevent kidney problems after surgery, this is the first one that ac...
Machine learning can predict low blood pressure during surgery

Machine learning can predict low blood pressure during surgery

Health
June 11 (UPI) -- A new algorithm can predict potentially dangerous low blood pressure during surgery. Researchers have developed machine learning than can identify hypotension as much as 15 minutes before it occurs, and are correct about 84 percent of the time. The findings were published Monday in the journal Anesthesiology. "Physicians haven't had a way to predict hypotension during surgery, so they have to be reactive, and treat it immediately without any prior warning," Dr. Maxime Cannesson, a professor of anesthesiology at UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles, said in a press release. "Being able to predict hypotension would allow physicians to be proactive instead of reactive." Canesson said the tool can save lives -- even with a warning only 10 to 15 minutes ahead of time. "By findi...
Murray delays return from surgery but hopes to play at Wimbledon

Murray delays return from surgery but hopes to play at Wimbledon

Sports
Britain's Andy Murray has delayed his comeback from surgery but still hopes to play at Wimbledon in July.The 31-year-old Scot, who has not played since Wimbledon last year, had a hip operation in January.He had hoped to play in the grass-court Libema Open in the 's-Hertogenbosch, the Netherlands, starting on 11 June. "I am not quite ready to return. I am still aiming to play in the coming weeks, but I want to be 100% when I do return," said Murray."It is with regret that I won't be ready to play in Hertogenbosch. I was excited to play there for the first time."Murray, the British number two, has won Wimbledon twice - in 2013 and 2016 - and this year's tournament starts on 2 July.The Fever-Tre...
Schwarzenegger: 'I'm back' after heart surgery

Schwarzenegger: 'I'm back' after heart surgery

Entertainment
Terminator star Arnold Schwarzenegger's first words after undergoing heart surgery were "I'm back".The 70-year-old actor is recovering and in a stable condition following the medical procedure in Los Angeles on Thursday.His spokesman said the star made the jokey remark in a twist to his well-known "I'll be back" catchphrase after waking up from the operation.Daniel Ketchell said Schwarzenegger "is awake and his first words were actually 'I'm back'".Schwarzenegger had heart surgery to replace a valve that was originally replaced 20 years ago.Ketchell said the original replacement pulmonic valve had outlasted its life expectancy.So the former California governor chose to have a less-invasive catheter valve replacement procedure.Earlier this week, Schwarzenegger seemed in good health when he ...