Tag: "procedures" at medical news
Dealing with casualties from a terrorist attack
...thors. 32 victims sent to GMUGH needed 34 surgical procedures
on the day of the blast. Twenty-nine casualties (1...ned at the ED at 9.30 a.m. All elective diagnostic procedures
were deferred. At the same time, the Teaching Pavillion, adjacent to the ED, was set as information ...
Advanced, precise radiation may boost limb-sparing therapy for sarcoma
...mb to treat soft-tissue sarcomas. But limb-sparing procedures
and new technological breakthroughs are helping make modern treatment less drastic. Physicians want to take advances even further, trying to keep radiation from harming skin that is healing from cancer surgery, for example, and focusing radiation on ...
Research news from the AGA
...eve the findings will drive interest in "prepless" procedures
and increase virtual colonoscopy's future standing as a viable and perhaps primary screening method for colorectal cancer. On the basis of its high patient compliance, prepless virtual colonoscopy may ultimately increase the total number of patients...
Capsule endoscopy aids in detection of small bowel tumors inaccessible to other diagnostic tests
... 72 patients had previously undergone 334 negative procedures
(an average of 4.6 each) including 115 colonoscopies, 111 upper endoscopies, 32 small bowel follow through procedures, 24 enteroscopies, 17 CT scans, 16 enteroclysis procedures, six nuclear bleeding scans, five angiographies, five plain abdominal X-r...
Study questions whether NICE is delivering the goods
... the guidance. No change was apparent in surgical procedures
and use of medical devices, such as hearing aids, hip replacements, hernia repair and colorectal cancer surgery. The adoption of guidance seems more likely when there is strong professional support, a stable and convincing evidence base and adequate ...
Study questions safety of heart procedures at hospitals without cardiac surgery programs
... risk of death - 36% higher - when they have their procedures
in hospitals without onsite surgery programs is concerning." In an editorial accompanying the study in JAMA, Dr. W. Douglas Weaver wrote that, "Clearly, if these findings are true and representative, it is necessary to reconsider and perhaps curtail...
Location of body fat important in predicting heart attack risk
...ct data about hospitalizations or major outpatient procedures
for heart attack. The research revealed that intra-abdominal fat was a risk factor even if women did not have any other risk factors for heart disease. "Women who had a heart attack during the course of the study had approximately 27 percent more int...
Exercise for special populations, sensory research, factors impacting rehabilitation top issues
...t from eccentric viewing training and the specific procedures
to use for best results. Users of automatic speech recognition lukewarm about system performance, pg 739 This study explores how well automatic speech recognition (ASR) systems meet the needs of users with physical disabilities. The top reason f...
Lung function regulated by circadian rhythms
...ay, health-care providers can adapt treatments and procedures
to better fit patients' individual needs." ...
DepoDur found to be innovative option for postoperative pain relief
...gle epidural injection before or during surgery in procedures
such as hip and knee replacement, lower abdominal ...outcomes in 876 patients undergoing major surgical procedures
such as hip replacement, lower abdominal surgery and elective Caesarean section. In clinical trials,...
Racial differences, poverty linked to mammography use
...54 percent) were able to mention or describe these procedures
when compared to white women (70 percent). Paskett says studies have shown that clinical breast exams coupled with annual mammography can significantly reduce death from breast cancer in women over age 50. Despite the fact that an increasing number o...
Minimally invasive surgery for heart rhythm abnormality proven effective
... the length of the operation. Traditional Cox maze procedures
took, on average, 93 minutes to perform, while procedures
that incorporated the new approach took only 54 minutes. "Shorter operative times are important for ...
Circumcised newborns respond best to anesthetic relief
...ady-Fryer says. "The injections required for these procedures
may themselves cause pain, and any use of sedation or pain control carries some risk," says Joseph Cravero, M.D., a pediatrician and anesthesiologist at the Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in New Hampshire. "Practices vary from hospital to hospita...
Angiogenesis therapy successful for peripheral arterial disease
... effected limb. While there are drugs and invasive procedures
for the disorder, none are particularly effective, the researchers said. VEGF, because of its ability to stimulate new blood vessel growth, is a naturally occurring substance that has intrigued scientists for years, said the Duke researchers. C...
Reconstituted blood is better for infants' heart surgery than fresh blood
... to prime the bypass machine and would even cancel procedures
when it wasn't available. Using reconstituted blood would ease blood centers' burden of meeting the demand for whole blood, researchers said. Physicians estimate that 19,000 operations for congenital heart disease are performed annually in the United...
Surgical treatment for obesity appears effective for weight loss and related disorders
...nd obstructive sleep apnea). The bariatric surgery procedures
included gastric banding, gastric bypass, gastropl...e procedure was 0.1 percent for purely restrictive procedures
(gastric banding and gastroplasty), 0.5 percent for gastric bypass, and 1.1 percent for biliopancrea...
Limiting angioplasty to experienced hospitals will not reduce access to care
...AM, NC Standards of volume that limit angioplasty procedures
to more experienced hospitals and physicians will ...ds that hospitals perform at least 400 angioplasty procedures
annually and that practicing physicians perform at least 75 procedures
annually. For the vast majori...
Doctors miss chances to provide diet, exercise counseling to patients at risk of heart disease
...care system, while activities that have to do with procedures
or prescribing tend to be valued to a greater extent," Stafford said. He also expressed hope that patients would invest more effort in diet and exercise changes rather than focusing on medications to help control their risk factors. "Optimal manageme...
Respiratory therapists twice as likely to have asthma than other therapists
...res to these medications during patient diagnostic procedures
and treatments," said Richard S. Irwin, MD, FCCP, President of the American College of Chest Physicians. ...
Modifications to body contouring techniques for post-bariatric patients
...g procedures, which greatly differ from contouring procedures
performed on normal weight patients. After contou...surgery. In fact, more than 52,000 body contouring procedures
were performed for massive weight loss patients in 2003, according to ASPS, which expects body conto...
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