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Georgia Tech researchers developing biomechanic device to grow arteries for bypass surgery patients
...aft that is used," Vito said. "The consensus among surgeons
and cardiologists is that arterial grafts are preferable to venous grafts (veins) because they stay open much longer. However, the human body has a very limited supply of arterial tissue that can be harvested without consequence to the patient. Distr...
Trauma surgeon seeks change in law that discourages counseling of problem drinkers
...s, Gentilello says. "I've learned that many trauma surgeons
don't test for alcohol because they know that if i...Gentilello conducted a nationwide survey of trauma surgeons
to determine current attitudes toward screening and interventions. While more than 80 percent had n...
Experienced surgeon reduces complications from minimally invasive 'stomach staple' surgery
...are from the surgery -- calls for more training of surgeons
in the use of laparoscopy in surgery for the morbidly obese, as the minimally invasive techniques become more common. The study was presented at the recently held annual convention of the American College of Surgeons in San Francisco. Dr. Ninh T. Ngu...
United States, Canada cooperate on study of fracture repair techniques
...ree months, six months, nine months, and one year, surgeons
will examine participants to determine whether the operation was successful or whether they require additional surgery to promote fracture healing. These operations would include a bone graft, exchange or removal of the nail, removal of the locking ...
'Off-pump' surgery reduces complications in overweight patients
...rtery bypass surgery. In off-pump bypass surgery, surgeons
operate on a beating heart rather than shifting the heart's work to a mechanical pump. The off-pump technique is technically more challenging but has been associated with fewer complications. "This study found that beating-heart surgery is even mor...
Operating on a beating heart shows benefit in elderly
...rt Institute (MHI) in Quebec. "However, until now, surgeons
have been unable to identify in which patients the...y from off-pump surgery." During bypass surgery, surgeons
make a detour around the blocked part of a coronary artery using a blood vessel from another part of...
Surgery using mesh patch eliminates recurrence
... of minimally invasive surgery program at Rush and surgeons
at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Om...ing a polytetrafluoroetheleyene (PTFE) mesh patch, surgeons
suture the patch to the sides of the defect. Frantzides discovered that patients receiving this met...
Mayo Clinic surgeons direct robotic 'hands' to perform surgery
ROCHESTER, MINN. -- For the first time, surgeons
at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., can perform co...lute. Surgery for prostate removal Mayo Clinic surgeons
expect to use this new technology, called the da Vinci system, to remove prostate glands, a common t...
Duke researchers develop method to make safer drugs
...control the medication with an antidote would give surgeons
more control over bleeding in patients during and after surgical procedures, said Bruce A. Sullenger, M.D., vice chair of surgery at Duke University Medical Center and senior author of the study. "While heparin's blood thinning activity can usually ...
Transplants in HIV patients should proceed, but drug interactions a concern
MIAMI, Aug. 29 While historically surgeons
have been reluctant to transplant patients with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), in recent years, some centers have begun to accept patients with well-controlled HIV as candidates for liver or kidney transplantation. Based on results of three ...
More hand transplants to be performed, predict experts at international congress
...a patient transplanted in Louisville, Ky., who his surgeons
said returned to work hanging gutters just two mon...he was unable to do before his transplant. Italian surgeons
said that 22 years after one patient's hand was severed, the transplant has afforded nearly the same...
Biomedical engineers team with pediatric cardiologists and surgeons to improve Fontan treatment
...a Tech has teamed with pediatric cardiologists and surgeons
to develop new technologies to improve surgical ...omedical engineers and pediatric cardiologists and surgeons
have announced that they have begun developing improved technologies to assist surgeons
DARPA to support development of human brain-machine interfaces
...ain-mapping enabled by the new technologies to aid surgeons
in distinguishing healthy brain tissue from that w...can immediately increase the resolution with which surgeons
can map the extent of a tumor or a specific brain region," said Nicolelis. "Such improved mapping ca...
New spine repair technique may offer hope for osteoporosis sufferers
UCSF orthopedic surgeons
are studying the long-term effects of a new spine ...d vertebra. Through a hollow tube called a canula, surgeons
insert a small instrument with an inflatable balloon at the tip. Once it is placed inside the verteb...
Investigational mesh 'jackets' studied as an experimental therapy for heart failure
...ause Acorn's corporate leaders specifically sought surgeons
and medical centers that hope to give extremely ill patients a second chance. A specialist in the implantation of devices that assist ailing hearts, she said there is a tremendous need for new treatment options. "We hope this device proves to be bene...
UCSF orthopedic surgeons test artificial back disc
UCSF Medical Center orthopedic surgeons
are investigating the effectiveness of an implant ...ck pain caused by degenerative disc disease (DDD), surgeons
use rods and screws attached to the bones of the spine to hold them until the bones heal together. ...
Panel advises easing selection criteria to boost supply of donor hearts
...ly, many transplant centers reject donor hearts if surgeons
find a minor defect such as a mild to moderate malfunctioning valve. Zaroff says that the surgeon can repair some of these defects just before transplantation. The panel also recommends some changes as to how potential donors are kept on life suppo...
Conjoined twins celebrate first birthday at UCLA's Mattel Children's Hospital
... and donated by BioMedical Imaging of Boston. UCLA surgeons
have studied the models, which are made of plastic grown from a liquid medium, to rehearse for surgery and to help them determine where to cut the bone and tissue and reshape the skull. "We hesitate to say we have one exact plan going into surgery," ...
Plastic surgery to the'nines'
...ears. For instance, it's now possible for plastic surgeons
to perform a procedure to change the distance betw...read the technical papers of the very best plastic surgeons
it's like reading about art appreciation; there is a great emphasis on balance and perspective. "B...
Simple method to diagnose the abdominal compartment syndrome following trauma
...July 5, 2002) In trauma situations, physicians and surgeons
need rapid, dependable information upon which to b...nal pressure tend to be cumbersome, physicians and surgeons
in Cedars-Sinai Medical Center's Division of Trauma Surgery and Critical Care routinely employ a qui...
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