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Hormonal Changes Might Lead to Hernias in Aging Men, Mouse Study Suggests

Posted 19 Oct 2018 by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, Oct. 19, 2018 – Age-related increases in estrogen may be the reason why inguinal hernias are common among older men, new research with rodents suggests. Inguinal hernias occur when soft tissue – often part of the intestines – protrudes through a weak spot in the abdominal wall near the groin. These hernias are the most common reason men undergo surgery. More than 700,000 inguinal ...

Health Tip: Repairing Your Hernia

Posted 29 Mar 2018 by Drugs.com

-- A ventral hernia commonly occurs in the abdominal wall where a prior surgical incision was made, leading to weakening of the abdominal wall. As the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons describes it, the interior lining of the abdomen then pushes through the weakened area of the abdominal wall, forming a balloon-shape sac. People with this type of hernia may feel pain ...

Hernia Patients May Need Fewer Opioids After Surgery, Study Finds

Posted 21 Aug 2017 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, Aug. 21, 2017 – Hernia surgery patients may require far fewer opioid painkillers than they're prescribed, new research suggests. The study included 186 adult patients who had elective inguinal ("groin") hernia repair surgery under local anesthesia with intravenous sedation. Each patient received a prescription for 10 tablets of the opioid painkiller Vicodin (hydrocodone/acetaminophen) to ...

Refugees Aren't Getting Needed Surgeries

Posted 3 Jun 2016 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, June 2, 2016 – Millions of refugees aren't getting the surgery they need, researchers report. "When planning to take care of refugees, much thought is put into how to house and feed and clothe people who are far from home for circumstances often beyond their control. But surgery is a basic need and nobody talks about this," said Dr. Adam Kushner, leader of a new study conducted at the ...

Low-Cost Mosquito Mesh Good Alternative for Hernia Repair in Poor Countries: Study

Posted 13 Jan 2016 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 13, 2016 – Hernia repair with mosquito netting may be a viable alternative in countries where commercial mesh is too expensive, a new study says. Synthetic mesh is the preferred method for repairing groin hernias, because it carries a lower risk of infection than stitches, the researchers explained. But this operation is performed infrequently in poor countries because surgical ...

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