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Medical News Today: Weight loss surgery: How taste influences success

People with obesity may opt for bariatric (weight loss) surgery to shed their excess weight more quickly; one such surgery is the Roux-en-Y gastric bypass. What factors influence its outcome, however? Research suggests that a person’s taste plays a significant role. The foods you prefer following weight loss surgery may ... Read More »

Decoding robotic surgery skills

Researchers from the Keck School of Medicine of USC are looking to technology to help deconstruct expert surgeons’ robotic surgery skills so they can create an objective, standardized way to train the next generation of surgeons. Using a data recorder plugged into a robotic surgery system, the team analyzed expert ... Read More »

Anti-inflammatory use during surgery could improve cancer outcomes

The world’s first clinical trial (SURGUVANT) evaluating anti-inflammatory use at the time of surgery in colon cancer patients to improve their cancer outcome has been published in scientific journal, BMC Cancer. The research successfully tested an anti-inflammatory agent with anti-cancer properties known as ‘Taurolidine’ in the SURGUVANT trial which was ... Read More »

Potential target for treating pain during surgery

A research team lead by faculty of the University of Colorado School of Medicine has published a study that improves the understanding of the pain-sensing neurons that respond to tissue injury during surgery. The team, led by Slobodan Todorovic, MD, PhD, Professor of Anesthesiology at the School of Medicine and ... Read More »