Dr. Alex Ky-Miyasaka, MD

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  • The Mount Sinai Health System, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

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Activity

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Head And Neck Surgery:

    WEDNESDAY, April 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors in Belgium say they've successfully transplanted windpipes in six patients by first placing donor tissue in the patients' arms.

    "This discovery expands the surgical possibilities for people struggling with difficult-to-repair airway d...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Colon / Rectal Surgery:

    THURSDAY, April 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Patients older than 65 are more likely to die and have more complications after colon cancer surgery than younger patients, a new study finds.

    Researchers led by Dr. Mehraneh Jafari of the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine ex...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    WEDNESDAY, April 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Colon cancer patients who were obese before their diagnosis may have an increased risk of dying from their cancer and other causes, a new study finds.

    "Our data provide further evidence that maintaining a healthy body weight throughout life is ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Gastroenterology:

    THURSDAY, April 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People who undergo surgery to repair an abdominal hernia may underestimate how long their recovery will take, new research indicates.

    Hernia surgery involves closing a gap that has formed in the muscle walls of the abdomen. This common procedure...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Gastroenterology:

    WEDNESDAY, April 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Your risk of developing colon cancer may depend partly on having a doctor who often spots precancerous growths during patients' colonoscopy screenings, a new study suggests.

    Colonoscopy is one of the ways doctors screen for colon cancer. It's e...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    MONDAY, March 31, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Recent research has raised the possibility that low-dose aspirin could add extra years to the lives of colon cancer patients. Now, a new study suggests that only certain patients may gain a survival benefit by taking aspirin after diagnosis.

    Th...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Orthopedics:

    FRIDAY, March 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A tiny spinal fracture can turn an active person into a shut-in. Until now, patients with these compression fractures have had limited options, but a new procedure shows promise, researchers say.

    Vertebral or compression fractures -- micro-breaks...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    FRIDAY, March 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A panel of U.S. Food and Drug Administration experts on Thursday unanimously recommended approval of a new at-home stool test that screens for colorectal cancer with more than 90 percent accuracy.

    The 10-member committee said the benefits of Exa...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    THURSDAY, March 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Colorectal cancer is missed in about 6 percent of colonoscopies, according to a new study.

    "Not only did we find that colonoscopy isn't perfect, we discovered a number of factors associated with these 'missed' cancers," study lead author Dr. N....Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    WEDNESDAY, March 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new at-home stool test screens for colorectal cancer with more than 90 percent accuracy, researchers report.

    "That kind of result is really unprecedented for a noninvasive stool-based screening," said study co-author Dr. Steven Itzkowitz, di...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Emergency Medicine:

    THURSDAY, March 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The closure of trauma centers across the United States is putting patients' lives at risk, a new study contends.

    Trauma centers specialize in the care of severely injured patients. Over the last two decades, about one-third of the 1,125 trauma ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Surgery:

    WEDNESDAY, March 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Surgical safety checklists have been hailed as powerful tools that help reduce deaths and complications, but these lists may not be all they're cracked up to be, Canadian researchers report.

    Despite earlier studies that showed a 50 percent red...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Gastroenterology:

    WEDNESDAY, March 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The community of bacteria that typically live in the human gut is radically altered in patients with Crohn's disease, a new study shows.

    Overall, patients with Crohn's have less diversity among their intestinal bacteria than healthy individual...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Orthopedics:

    THURSDAY, Feb. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Fishing line and sewing thread can create powerful artificial muscles that could be used to help disabled people or to build incredibly strong robots, a new study says.

    Compared to human muscle of the same weight and length, the artificial muscl...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Emergency Medicine:

    WEDNESDAY, Feb. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Severely injured patients are less likely to be transferred from emergency departments to trauma centers if they have health insurance, a new study finds.

    The surprising finding suggests that patients with insurance are less likely to receive h...Full Article