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Macquarie research addresses keyhole heart surgery limitations

02 November, 2021

Interventional cardiologist Professor Martin Ng has led a research program to significantly improve the transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) treatment.


New national care standard for Australians with cataract

17 August, 2021

The Cataract Clinical Care Standard will help to ensure decisions about cataract surgery are more consistent nationally and based on clinical need.


Development of blood vessel repair therapy accelerated

19 July, 2021

UniQuest has partnered with CSL to accelerate the development of a potential treatment for the repair of blood vessels damaged by inflammation.


Hope after hip fracture with new registry toolbox launch

17 June, 2021

The Hip Fracture Registry Toolbox is a practical and informative resource that explains the need, and how to best advocate, for the establishment of a national hip fracture registry.


Tackling the elective surgery backlog

11 June, 2021

Mobile operating theatres could provide the physical capacity needed to cut waiting lists and address the elective surgery backlog.


Softmed begins sterilisation wrap production to ensure local supply

07 May, 2021

One million sterilisation wraps will be produced each month in response to a critical worldwide shortage that threatens surgery cancellations in Australia.


Method tricks stem cells into becoming bone

20 April, 2021

International researchers have found a way to alter the shape and nucleus of individual stem cells, which could speed up recovery following bone replacements.


Report reveals room for improvement in care after abdominal surgery

26 March, 2021

The report reveals that almost half of abdominal surgery patients in Australia feel they were not given adequate, helpful or accurate information for post-operative recovery.


Australian surgeons gain access to surgical wash to combat post-surgical infection

25 November, 2020

Next Science has announced the Australian launch of Bactisure — a surgical wash that combats post-surgical infections and helps to address antibiotic resistance.


The dark side of breast implants

26 October, 2020

Macquarie University's Professor Anand Deva removes women's implants every week, as mounting evidence shows that removal alleviates symptoms being experienced by recipients.


Researchers create fast-acting 'biorubber' surgical glue

26 August, 2020

A novel surgical glue can help join blood vessels and close wounds faster than current bioadhesives and may serve as a platform to deliver pain relief drugs.


Frontiers in orthopaedic surgery

13 July, 2020

Orthopaedic surgeon Dr John O'Donnell recently performed his 10,000th hip arthroscopy procedure — a reported world first for any surgeon performing this procedure.


Tech highlights lung tumours for better removal

02 April, 2020

A groundbreaking technology that enhances lung cancer tissue is providing surgeons with a significantly better chance of finding and removing more cancer than ever before.


Private hospitals to help with public surgery caseloads

17 March, 2020

APHA has announced that the nation's private hospitals are ready and willing to alleviate pressure on the public hospitals by taking on some of the elective surgery caseload.


Millions to benefit from medical device price cuts

04 February, 2020

From false eyes to pacemakers — millions of Australians with private health insurance will benefit from price cuts to thousands of medical technologies.


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