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Carolina Panthers G Amini Silatolu to undergo knee surgery

Carolina Panthers G Amini Silatolu to undergo knee surgery

Sports
Carolina Panthers offensive guard Amini Silatolu will undergo surgery Friday to repair a torn meniscus in his left knee, the team announced Tuesday. It was the second major injury among the offensive line in less than two weeks for the Panthers. Starting right tackle Daryl Williams dislocated his right patella and tore the medial collateral ligament in his right knee on July 28 and is out indefinitely. Silatolu, who is entering his sixth season with Carolina, had been receiving the bulk of first-team snaps at left guard. Undrafted free agent Brendan Mahon is expected to get the first crack at taking his place. Panthers head athletic trainer Ryan Vermillion said Silatolu's "return to the field will be evaluated on a week-to-week basis." A second-round pick of Carolina in the 2012 NFL...
Fiat Chrysler board meets in light of CEO's surgery

Fiat Chrysler board meets in light of CEO's surgery

World
The boards of Fiat Chrysler, Ferrari and CNH Industrial were called to urgent meetings Saturday in Italy in light of executive Sergio Marchionne's recent surgery and prolonged convalescence. The La Stampa daily, the hometown newspaper of Fiat's headquarters city, Turin, where the boards were summoned to separate meetings, said the huddles were called to discuss who would succeed Marchionne. The 66-year-old Italian-Canadian holds multiple leadership roles in the companies, notably as CEO of FCA — Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. Statements from the boards were expected later Saturday. Marchionne had shoulder surgery three weeks ago in Switzerland, the Corriere della Sera newspaper reported. News reports have indicated his convalescence was taking longer than expected. The CEO of Fiat sinc...
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...