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U.S. News & World Report ranks The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia the top pediatric center
... its use as a therapeutic modality. Cardiac Center surgeons
are leaders in the use of pioneering techniques for minimally invasive cardiac surgery in children, including the modification of instruments for use in pediatric patients. The Fetal Heart Program, a subspecialty within the Cardiac Center, provides ...
Rheumatoid arthritis patients caught in middle of doctors' disagreement over hand surgery
...findings about attitudes among rheumatologists and surgeons
in the current issue of the Journal of Rheumatolog...nt of the rheumatologists surveyed considered hand surgeons
deficient in their understanding of the non-surgical treatment options for rheumatoid arthritis, whi...
People with large pupils can now get LASIK and avoid night vision disturbances
...tment zone on the underlying layers of the cornea, surgeons
can avoid inducing night vision disturbances such as haloes and glare that patients with large pupils often experience. In this study, the first to evaluate laser treatment zones larger than 6.5 millimeters, 352 eyes of 186 patients underwent LASIK ...
Boy recovering after receiving small bowel transplant
...vering after receiving a small bowel transplant by surgeons
at Riley Hospital for Children. He is the first p...nly at a select number of institutions because few surgeons
are qualified and trained to perform them. Intestinal transplants also are among the most difficult ...
UCLA study reveals surgeon shortage
... that already there isn't enough time to train new surgeons
to avoid a shortage, since it takes eight to 14 ye...surgeons. He noted that other strategies may help surgeons
use their time more efficiently, such as receiving assistance with time-consuming paperwork or havin...
Cedars-Sinai Medical tipsheet for July 2003
... the Procedure for Prolapse and Hemorrhoids (PPH), surgeons
use a circular stapling device that lifts hemorrhoidal tissue up to its original position and trims out a band of tissue above the "pain" line, resulting in much less pain, faster recoveries and fewer recurrences. 37-YEAR-OLD FORMER TELEVISION NEWS ...
Endografts help prevent deaths from abdominal aortic aneurysms
...t is giving emergency room physicians and vascular surgeons
a promising alternative for treating ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysms. "Preliminary research shows that endografts may improve the treatment outcomes for abdominal aortic aneurysms," said David M. Williams, M.D., professor of radiology and divisio...
Doctors focus on pupil size for safety of laser vision correction
... the window was washed too. Likewise, MacRae says, surgeons
must treat a large part of the cornea so that when the pupil widens, the entire pupil transmits light clearly. Pupil size is especially critical if a person is extremely near-sighted. MacRae says that generally, people with pupils larger than sev...
Aircraft technology helps diagnose artificial hip, knee problems
...eate a "wear atlas" that can be used by orthopedic surgeons
as a diagnostic tool. She said the atlas could be used to help identify the potential problems that patients are having with their implants prior to revision surgery. Most artificial hips consist of a polyethylene socket and metal ball or metal-on-...
Outpatient setting very safe for skin cancer surgery
...ing," said Cook. "Dermatologists and dermatologic surgeons
provide care for the majority of skin cancer patients in the United States," said Cook. "This study demonstrates the safety of performing Mohs surgery on an outpatient basis -- a valuable setting for providing efficient and cost-effective care for sk...
UCLA study finds surgeon experience level critical
... operative experience in 1997 and 1998. Low-volume surgeons
had twice the in-hospital complication rate of high-volume surgeons, and their patients were hospitalized one day longer on average. After adjusting for physician volume, hospital case volume was not significantly associated with complications or len...
Patient simulator will enhance training for medical emergencies in space
...like mannequin will be teaching astronauts, flight surgeons
and other mission personnel how to effectively manage medical emergencies in space. "This patient simulator is no dummy. It breathes, has a heartbeat, pupils that react to light and medications, a pulse that can be felt at five locations, and lung s...
Anesthesia drug may better protect newborn brains during heart surgery
...patient's blood through a heart-lung machine while surgeons
repair complex heart defects. During low-flow CPB, blood flow to the brain is reduced to 10 percent of normal, as opposed to deep hypothermic circulatory arrest (DHCA), in which blood flow is completely stopped. Even though low-flow CPB seems to show...
Rush begins use of magnetic guided navigation system
...ation system and an X-ray fluoroscope that permits surgeons
to view organs and medical devices in the body. The Food and Drug Administration has approved the system for use in clinical trials to test new ways to navigate guidewires and catheters within the heart and brain. Rush is only the third site in the...
Making heart surgery more brain-friendly
...low to the patient. Under the standard approach, surgeons
place a cannula into the ascending aorta, forcing blood to flow through the aorta and upwards to the brain. Dr. Markowitz's team selected a different blood vessel. They placed the cannula into the axillary artery, a branch of the aortic arch providin...
Robotic heart surgery: making repairs without lifting the hood
...s Scientific Sessions 2002. In this procedure, surgeons
remotely maneuver robotic arms from a seat in fron... and cutting the skin and muscle to view the area, surgeons
make four holes (8 to 15 millimeters each) through which robotic arms are inserted. The robotic arm...
Jefferson surgeons turning to light therapy for advanced lung cancer
... between three and four times the usual time. The surgeons
present their results November 6 at CHEST 2002, the annual meeting of the American College of Chest Physicians in San Diego. The results, he says, have far surpassed expectations. "We had hoped the PDT would be effective in decreasing the local recur...
Surgeons perform nation's first Zeus robotics system-assisted gastric bypass surgery
...performed by general surgeons, urologists, cardiac surgeons
and pediatric surgeons. Not only does this reinvented operating room increase efficiency and economy, it also expands the opportunities for minimally invasive surgical procedures, offering patients more and better treatment options. Although Kim ad...
Ceramic hip implants provide alternative for younger patients
... surgeon at Rush. He is one of the few orthopedic surgeons
in Chicago testing the ceramic implant as part of ...ll not require any new technique nor will it force surgeons
to use a different socket as the new ceramic bearing is designed to fit into existing socket. Pascal...
New technique lets doctors examine milk ducts for breast problems
...e. According to Dietz, the technique also may help surgeons
detect and treat breast cancer -- more than 80 per...or completely locate abnormalities. Alternatively, surgeons
sometimes insert a fine fiber-like probe into the problem duct and remove the tissue around the prob...
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