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New defence against ‘superbug’ infection

Tiny implanted 3-D printed scaffolds infused with antibiotics could revolutionise the way doctors prevent deadly ‘superbug’ infections post-surgery, saving lives […]

‘Squirtable’ elastic glue seals wounds in 60 seconds

A highly elastic and adhesive surgical glue that quickly seals wounds without the need for common staples or sutures could […]

Respirators better than surgical masks for infection control

The longstanding belief that a surgical mask provides adequate protection against infections spread by droplets has been turned upside down […]

Poor mental health could lead to unnecessary nasal surgery

Surgeons who rely on a patient’s own report of their nasal function may not be getting an accurate picture – unless they […]

Pre-operative exercise helps lung cancer surgery recovery

Lung cancer patients who undertake one to four weeks of supervised exercise training before surgery have fewer post-surgery complications and […]

Trial determines safest airway device for babies in surgery

A ground-breaking Western Australian medical trial, involving babies with breathing problems, has determined that a laryngeal mask (a medical device […]

Australian first in-utero spinal surgery

A team from Mater, in collaboration with a team from Vanderbilt University Hospital in the USA, are the first in […]

Decision making for breast cancer patients

When women receive a breast cancer diagnosis they face choices not only about their immediate treatment, but also about how […]

Novel heart valve replacement could replace the need for open heart surgery

A novel procedure for heart valve replacement surgery could provide improved health outcomes for patients who cannot have open heart […]

Australia’s first robotic hip operation

Australia’s first robotically assisted hip replacement operation is being performed in Brisbane today under the leadership of QUT’s Professor of Orthopaedic Research, […]