Revolutionary Approach to Lung Cancer Diagnosis and Staging

Until recently, lung cancer diagnosis and determining a patient’s stage of cancer relied on CT and PET scans, as well as a biopsy, which often required an invasive operation. Interventional Pulmonologist Matt Salamonsen from Murdoch Chest says the introduction of Endobronchial Ultrasound (EBUS) has revolutionised the field of respiratory medicine. “EBUS is a non-surgical procedure … Continue reading Revolutionary Approach to Lung Cancer Diagnosis and Staging

Knee Arthroscopy Shows Benefits For Many

A recent study has found knee arthroscopy procedures for knee joint meniscal injuries give patients improved function and less pain, despite recent publications questioning the value of this procedure. Some recently published reviews have raised concerns about the effectiveness of knee arthroscopy, particularly in patients who have knee osteoarthritis. A retrospective study conducted by orthopaedic … Continue reading Knee Arthroscopy Shows Benefits For Many

For your comfort and wellbeing

If you are going into hospital for a procedure, chances are, you will meet an anaesthetist. Anaesthetists are doctors who specialise for a further five years on completion of their medical degrees. Anaesthetist and Director of Anaesthesia and Pain Medicine at St John of God Murdoch Hospital, Dr David Borshoff, says he and his colleagues … Continue reading For your comfort and wellbeing

What to eat after bowel surgery

There are a number diet changes that are advisable to make to quicken your recovery after surgery. Senior Dietitian Preeti Chauhan at St John of God Murdoch Hospital recommends: Reducing dietary fibre soon after surgery to allow your bowel to rest Reintroduce gradually fibre into your diet four to six weeks after surgery Avoid caffeine, artificial sweeteners, alcohol and spicy foods which may make stools … Continue reading What to eat after bowel surgery

Knee replacement surgery

Knee replacement surgery is a technique that removes an arthritic knee joint and replaces it with an artificial joint, known as a prosthesis. Surgeons perform total or half replacements, depending on the extent of the damage to the knee. Who needs a hip or knee replacement? The most common reason for patients to need a knee replacement is severe osteoarthritis. Other conditions might include: … Continue reading Knee replacement surgery