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Tracing the life cycle of a manmade disease
...nt, beginning in the late 1960s. But he and other surgeons
gradually observed that hip implants could loosen starting about 5 years after surgery and eventually fail completely. There were many theories about the cause of that loosening, several which focused on the adhesive used or the possibility of infec...
2004's top 10 hot topics in plastic surgery
... weight loss Weight loss patients turn to plastic surgeons
for breast reductions and upper arm, lower body, t...urgeon bill Proposed bill would have allowed oral surgeons
to perform cosmetic plastic surgery. Patient safety triumphant against political pressure. 6. The m...
Reducing anti-rejection meds after transplant shows less complications
...l bowel, based on an appeal made by the transplant surgeons
at the University of Pittsburgh. ...
Surgeons pinch more than an inch from the arm to rebuild a micropenis
... an erection to engage in sexual intercourse. UCL surgeons
performed the operation on nine men aged 19 to 43 with a range of medical backgrounds, including three hermaphrodites and two men who had problems with androgen (the group of hormones which includes testosterone), one of whom became deficient in andr...
Artery variations increase complication risk in liver transplants
...ients after liver transplantation. Some transplant surgeons
may also want to know the recipient's liver arterial anatomy before transplantation since knowledge of it may change the surgeon's technique or plan," said Dr. Ishigami, now at Kyushu University in Japan. "It should be noted, though, that MR angiogra...
New stroke prevention therapy as effective as invasive surgery
...increasing the risk of brain injury, although some surgeons
use a temporary external shunt to prevent this problem. Also, the stress that comes from surgery can cause potentially fatal complications like heart attack and stroke," Dr. Piccoli said. To avoid these risks, Dr. Piccoli and colleagues used mi...
Diagnostic imaging surge by non-radiologists draws concern
...reased at six times the rate (599%) for orthopedic surgeons
than for radiologists (99%). The proportion of ...n being a way for the cardiologists and orthopedic surgeons
to increase their revenues, there really is nothing that can explain this increase of imaging servic...
New Jersey Institute of Technology pioneers new way to teach engineers
...in the future of medicine," Foulds says, "allowing surgeons
to not only be more precise, but to routinely perform operations from remote locations." Studio learning promotes interaction among students and professors. In contrast to traditional lectures, studio sessions allow professors to mentor or coach the...
Surgery without the scapel: U. Va. Health System marks fifteenth anniversary of Gamma knife
...chnically called stereotactic radiosurgery, allows surgeons
to repair the brain without a scalpel, decreasing the pain, trauma and risks of open surgery such as hemorrhage, leaking cerebrospinal fluid and infection. "The Gamma Knife uses 201 highly-focused beams of a radioactive isotope, Cobalt 60, to p...
Computer reads heart condition from X-ray images
...diagnosis by the physician and is also used by the surgeons
in cases of bypass operations. The results of this research have been incorporated into a commercial software application developed by Medis. The company participated in the study right from the start as a result of which the knowledge could be appl...
Survey suggests majority of women surgeons satisfied in their profession
CHICAGO Fifty-seven percent of women surgeons
in Austria reported being very satisfied or satisf...nd information in the article, the number of women surgeons
is increasing globally. In 2000, the percentage of female medical students was 63 percent in Austria...
Pioneering Welsh surgery delivered to hospitals
...women throughout England and Wales by ensuring all surgeons
are trained in the technique to a high standard. Professor Mansel said: "The latest results of the UK 'Almanac' trial to be presented in the USA in December show that our new procedure can accurately determine whether cancer has spread to lymph no...
... time, the popularity of refractive surgery, where surgeons
use a laser beam to sculpt the cornea to improve vision, was beginning to take off. Williams' research helped bring to Rochester MacRae, a pioneering refractive surgeon, and the two teamed up at the University of Rochester Eye Institute in an effort ...
Churches nationwide issue plea for increased rates of African American organ donation
... -- African American churches and black transplant surgeons
nationwide will take part in the Linkages to Life:...ed. "I am proud to join my Link sisters and fellow surgeons
in this initiative to let people know what is happening in our community." Linkages to Life is a...
National survey shows few physicians elected to Congress
... Representatives. Ranked by specialty, three were surgeons
and three practiced obstetrics and gynecology. Several physicians had training in several disciplines, including two who were also lawyers. The average length of Congressional service by physicians was nine years. The researchers suggested several ...
CT with multiplanar reconstruction gives new perspective on complex ankle fractures
...ts who diagnose these fractures and the orthopedic surgeons
who treat them, Dr. Brown said. The study proposes using a common classification scheme the Salter-Harris system to help describe the appearance of these fractures in each different dimension as depicted by CT with multiplanar reconstruction. "Th...
Study questions safety of heart procedures at hospitals without cardiac surgery programs
...undergo the procedure in hospitals without cardiac surgeons
have a higher rate of mortality than those in hospitals with a cardiac surgery program. The study, which appears in the October 27 issue of JAMA, investigates the outcomes of over 600,000 Medicare enrollees who underwent a cardiac procedure called a ...
Swallowing multiple magnets poses danger to children
...ne and possibly the large intestine. The next day, surgeons
removed a large number of small magnets that had been part of a toy. The magnets caused several areas of small bowel necrosis and local perforation. While swallowing magnets is not nearly as common as swallowing coins, jewelry or toy parts,...
Minimally invasive surgery for heart rhythm abnormality proven effective
...tal. "This is very good news because it means more surgeons
can perform the procedure and it will be applicabl...control these erratic impulses. In this procedure, surgeons
make small, strategically placed incisions in the atria. The slits generate scar tissues that serve ...
Novel drug-antidote strategy provides greater control of drug action
...ed to its proper state. "For decades, surgeons
have used heparin to thin the blood of these patie...d drug and its antidote have the potential to give surgeons
much more control over anti-coagulation." Cardiologists routinely use blood-thinning or...
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