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Fertility-sparing surgery safe for those with early ovarian cancer

16 September, 2019

Young women with early-stage ovarian cancer can undergo fertility-preserving surgery without affecting the safety of their cancer treatment.

Brain surgery via the wrist

29 July, 2019

Researchers have demonstrated that transradial surgery, done via the wrist, is safe and effective for a broad range of neuroendovascular procedures.

Surgeons restore arm function in paralysed patients

05 July, 2019

Australian surgeons have restored the hand function of 13 young adults who had paralysis due to nerve damage.

Australia tops world for avoidable sports injuries

26 April, 2018

Despite being largely preventable, Australia has the world's worst rate of ACL injuries and reconstructions.

Winners are grinners

09 April, 2018

Using a modified procedure, surgeons have returned genuine smiles to the faces of patients with one-sided facial muscle paralysis.

1 in 10 people suffer infection after gastrointestinal surgery

21 February, 2018

The global study also found that more than 1 in 5 surgical site infections were resistant to antibiotics given before surgery to prevent infections.

1 in 4 joint replacement surgeries unnecessary

07 February, 2018

A new report investigating hip and knee joint replacement surgeries in Victoria finds that many patients could be successfully treated without surgery, with massive savings to healthcare and welfare systems.

'Origami organs': new regenerative flexible biomaterials

11 August, 2017

These new biomaterials may help young cancer patients and aid in wound healing.

Tiny stent implants helping glaucoma patients

25 July, 2017

The width of a human hair, these stents are providing a safe alternative to traditional glaucoma treatments.

Surgical Asset Management

28 June, 2017

Operating theatres are simultaneously the largest cost and revenue generator for any hospital.

More Australians going private in hospitals — but what's the effect on waiting times?

18 May, 2017

A new report from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare shows that more patients are using private health insurance in hospitals, with private patients apparently receiving shorter waiting times for elective surgery.

Robotics lead the way in radical prostate surgery

17 May, 2017 by Dr Greg Malone*

Robotically assisted radical prostatectomy is now the most common form of radical prostate surgery undertaken in Australia.

Live animals for trauma training no longer an option

28 April, 2017

The Royal College of Surgeons has ruled that simulators are better than live animals for training surgeons to perform life-saving surgery.

Safer anaesthesia for narrowed airways

19 April, 2017

This technique has been credited with helping to save at least one life already.

Pharmacy Dispensing Affects Painkillers and HIV Medications

28 April, 2015 by Sharon Smith

The Therapeutic Goods Administration will decide via Advisory Committee whether to move painkillers containing codeine such as Nurofen Plus, Mersyndol and Panadeine from their current Schedule 3 category to a Schedule 4 classification, thus requiring a doctor’s script.

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