Tag: "surgeons" at medical news
Massive weight loss patients create mass appeal for body contouring procedures
...these procedures as awareness grows and as plastic surgeons
apply improved surgical techniques. Body contouri... more upper arm lifts in 2004 versus 2000. Plastic surgeons
are treating increasing numbers of patients with dramatic weight loss, and surgeons
are applying the...
Health care report cards may increase racial/ethnic disparities in bypass operations
... report cards report risk-adjusted death rates for surgeons
and hospitals that perform CABG surgery. They are...ggests that after CABG report cards were released, surgeons
began to avoid patients they perceived as being high-risk. "In our study we found that health care...
New system for the analysis of facial movement in three dimensions
...osen. On carrying out the muscular transplant, the surgeons
have to follow the criteria calculated for the facial parameters in such a way that symmetry is established with the healthy side of the face. All this data is studied with this device and provides information for planning the treatment. Apart from i...
Study finds drug eluting stents as effective as vascular brachytherapy in preventing restenosis
...gioplasty is performed to widen clogged arteries, surgeons
frequently use tiny wire-mesh tubes called stents to keep blood vessels open. But despite stenting, scar tissue can form to create new blockages -- a process called in-stent restenosis (ISR). At present, vascular brachytherapy (catheter-based delive...
Heart surgeons publish death rates
Twenty five heart surgeons
in Northwest England publish their individual mort...ates in this week's BMJ. The results show that all surgeons
are performing to satisfactory standards. This type of analysis will become increasingly common unde...
Honorary doctors, 2005
...ed the purchase of a surgical robot, which allowed surgeons
and patients alike to benefit from this access to ...ermodern medical technology. The robot has enabled surgeons
at Karolinska Institutet to develop pioneering keyhole methods for surgical interventions on the pro...
New laparoscopic hysterectomy offers quicker recovery time than traditional surgery
...opic supracervical hysterectomy. In the procedure, surgeons
use new technology to remove the uterus and someti...fessor of obstetrics and gynecology and one of the surgeons
who performs the new hysterectomy. "This minimally invasive surgery is the way to go; women have a q...
Cartilage repair techniques shown to restore patient mobility and reduce pain
... pain after the procedure. Prior to these results, surgeons
had no evidence apart from their own observations...of both studies provide scientific data that gives surgeons
a tool for the first time that can predict a patient's outcome from either procedure. The Institute ...
An implanted nerve stimulator helps drop foot sufferers walk faster and better
...e system, but the market is limited while we train surgeons
to implant the new devices," says John Spensley, Finetech's General Manager. Only EUREKA could have made this research possible. "EUREKA is essential for this type of work. The necessary expertise does not exist in one single country, so European par...
Northwestern Memorial Hospital receives $10 million commitment to support preeminent heart program
... and one of the country's most experienced cardiac surgeons
in performing complex reconstructive operations in...of educational conferences to share knowledge with surgeons
and cardiovascular specialists from around the country about the latest techniques and treatments. ...
U of T researchers describe 'Joe Canadian' tongue
...me before and after surgery should ultimately help surgeons
decide how to best reconstruct tongue defects resu...e cancer patients in order to build a database for surgeons
who perform partial tongue resection surgeries. "The survival rate in tongue cancer is 70 to 80 per ...
Male surgeons report highest rate of mistakes in patient care
report the highest rate of mistakes in patient car... times, and 14 (1%) answered "several times." Male surgeons
were significantly more likely to make mistakes than other doctors, although the authors point out t...
New way to diagnose sciatica may point to a different cause
...urosurgery textbooks and no more than a handful of surgeons
in the U.S. are trained to treat it," said Filler. "The use of optimum diagnostic technology and formal outcomes assessment is essential to identify this large number of patients who have sciatica caused by piriformis syndrome. Although MR neurogra...
Vaginal hysterectomy leads to better outcomes than abdominal surgery
A review of recent studies concludes that surgeons
should perform vaginal rather than abdominal hyste...ical trials on a topic. In a vaginal hysterectomy, surgeons
remove the uterus through the vaginal opening. Vaginal hysterectomies are usually performed when the...
Routine use of nose-to-stomach tube slows recovery from abdominal surgery
...f Vermont College of Medicine understands why some surgeons
may continue the practice. "The reason that most p... leading an effort to develop guidelines to inform surgeons
of the latest evidence-based treatments. Although there is broad support for this approach, accord...
Northwestern Memorial chosen to be featured in first-ever mini-med school TV airing on PBS
...half-hour learning from two of the world's leading surgeons
is the concept behind Mini-Med School TV, which debuts nationally on PBS in 2005. Northwestern Memorial Hospital was selected to be solely featured in the first two episodes, "Hi-Tech Brain Repair" and "Lifesaving Heart Repair." Mini-Med Schools a...
Surgical treatment of migraines reduces sick days and increases employee productivity ASPS study
...reduced from approximately $7,612 to $925. Plastic surgeons
successfully reduced the frequency, intensity or duration of migraines for 92 percent of the patients studied. In fact, the surgical treatment eliminated migraine headaches for 35 percent of the patients studied. "Before surgery, my patients express...
Finding lymph node metastases in cancer
...es which could possibly be used by oncologists and surgeons
to provide optimal treatment. "This method of cancer staging provides unprecedented accuracy and will spare unnecessary surgery" says Dr. Weissleder....
Study investigates value of 'center of excellence' designation
...odds after cancer surgery by selecting high-volume surgeons
with sub-specialty training, which they should be able to find at high volume cancer centers close to home....
Country's first 'simplified maze' using new ultrasound technology is done at Northwestern Memorial
...und technology the only energy source that allows surgeons
to surgically cure atrial fibrillation (AF) while ...the country's surgical first and is one of the few surgeons
trained to use the High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) surgical ablation technology manufacture...
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