Study Recommends Lightweight Mesh for Hernia Repair

A recent study suggests that using lightweight mesh in open inguinal (groin) hernia repair is preferable to heavyweight mesh because it reduces the risk for chronic groin pain without increasing the risk for a recurrent hernia.

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CREST Study Finds Restenosis (Reblockage) Similar with Carotid Stenting or Surgery

New results from the Carotid Revascularization Endarterectomy vs. Stenting Trial (CREST), one of the largest randomized stroke prevention trials ever and a trial in which I participated, indicate that opening blocked neck arteries with a metal stent or surgery were equally durable. Brajesh K. Lal, M.D., lead author of this analysis and associate professor of […]

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