A recent review collected and analyzed 54 studies from the UK, USA, and Canada. The findings highlight numerous factors that were linked with worse patient experience, showing how cancer care may not be meeting the needs of all patients.
Surgery with mesh is not the only way to repair hernias. There are several hernia repair techniques that surgeons can perform without hernia mesh. Some may have lower or comparable complication rates to mesh.
Large study of whole genome sequencing data reveals 'treasure trove' of clues about causes of cancer
DNA analysis of thousands of tumours from NHS patients has found a 'treasure trove' of clues about the causes of cancer, with genetic mutations providing a personal history of the damage and repair processes each patient has been through.
Chronic Pain as a Complication in Open Inguinal Hernia Repair: A Retrospective Study of Consenting Practice in a Single Centre
Inguinal hernia repair is one of the most commonly performed procedures in general surgery in the United Kingdom. Chronic pain as a long-term postoperative complication of this procedure has been extensively documented in the literature. However, this complication is often undisclosed during the consenting process.
About one in six older Americans who'd undergone an operation to repair a hernia had repeat hernia surgery less than 10 years later, Michigan Medicine research found.