- Smoking Can Harm The Long-Term Effects Of Some Oral Surgery Procedures
A study in the September issue of the Journal of Periodontology (JOP) found that smokers had less desirable long term results following periodontal plastic surgery than non-smokers.
- Radiation Therapy To Prevent Brain Tumours Can Improve Survival For Small-Cell Lung Cancer Patients
Patients with small-cell lung cancer who receive a course of radiation therapy to their heads after responding to chemotherapy live longer and are less likely to develop secondary brain tumours, a common feature of this disease, than those who are offered no further treatment.
- Keyhole Surgery Is Best Option For Recurrent Pneumothorax
Most cardiothoracic surgeons (80%) do not believe thoractomy is required for an optimal operation – a contrasting viewpoint from that reflected in existing guidelines from the British Thoracic Society.
- Tonsillectomies Increasingly Performed To Treat Snoring And Sleep Disorders
A new Mayo Clinic study indicates tonsillectomies are increasingly being performed to treat airway obstructions evidenced by snoring and sleep disorders as opposed to tonsil infections.
- Tooth Loss In Elderly Linked To Mental Impairment
Older people who have lost their teeth are at more than three-fold greater risk of memory problems and dementia, UK researchers report.