HealthDay News: Surgery
Noisy Operating Rooms May Jeopardize Patient Safety
Background noise in the
operating room -- such as the sounds of surgical equipment, chatter
or music -- can affect surgeons' ability to understand what is
being said to them and might result in a breakdown of communication
among surgical team members, according to a new study.
How Weight-Loss Surgery Improves Diabetes Control
Gastric bypass -- a widely used weight-loss procedure -- appears to change the hormones and amino acids produced during digestion, which could explain how the surgery eliminates symptoms of type 2 diabetes, according to a small new study.