Tag: "surgeries" at medical news
Biomedical engineers team with pediatric cardiologists and surgeons to improve Fontan treatment
... Patients with this defect often undergo multiple surgeries
to reconfigure the pulmonary and systemic system...ontan Repairs." Staged over several years, these surgeries
are an option used for treating the single-ventricle defect. Following the procedures, a variety o...
Mayo Clinic surgeons direct robotic 'hands' to perform surgery
...geon's skills, making it easier to do more complex surgeries
laparoscopically -- that is with incisions as small as one centimeter," says Michael Blute, M.D., a urologist at Mayo Clinic. "Patients who have laparoscopic surgery, rather than open surgery, often recover more quickly and return to their normal ac...
Study results show higher mortality rates in female children who undergo cardiac surgery
...edures for congenital heart disease. Although the surgeries
were performed in 65 hospitals, 30 hospitals had only 1 pediatric cardiac surgery case over the three-year period. After cases in hospitals with less than 10 cases over the study period and cases with incomplete or miscoded data were excluded, 6,593...
Doppler-guided fluid administration during surgery improves outcome
...100 patients who were to undergo major non-cardiac surgeries
of the prostate, colon, bladder, pancreas and liver as well as major gynecologic procedures. In these surgeries, physicians anticipated blood losses of at least 500 ml. Fifty patients had their fluid levels guided by EDM, while the other 50 received ...
Experienced surgeon reduces complications from minimally invasive 'stomach staple' surgery
...astric bypass and other minimally invasive stomach surgeries
at UCI Medical Center. He also is conducting research on the effectiveness and safety of a recently approved adjustable gastric-banding device....
Immediate treatment helps delay progression of glaucoma
...pe of cataract, but the number of related cataract surgeries
in the treated group was small. Open-angle glaucoma affects about 2.2 million Americans age 40 and over; another two million may have the disease and don't know it. Glaucoma occurs when the optic nerve is damaged. In most cases, increased pressure in...
Depression after bypass surgery linked to later problems
... estimated 800,000 coronary artery bypass grafting surgeries
are performed each year worldwide, the authors report....
Sepsis vaccine proves protective in preliminary studies at The Scripps Research Institute
...infections in the hospital, after undergoing major surgeries
for instance, one approach would be to try to "prophylactically" protect a patient before he/she undergoes surgery. Many scientists have sought to achieve such protection through passive immunization--by infusing antibodies into the patient to target...
Study: old age wont boost health-care costs as much as some have predicted
...because many will not get sick at ages when costly surgeries
and other invasive treatments are still reasonable possibilities. Authors of the report are public health doctoral student Zhou Yang and Drs. Edward C. Norton and Sally C. Stearns, both associate professors of health policy and administration. "As...
UCLA study finds surgeon experience level critical
...e procedure. It might seem intuitive that the more surgeries
you perform the better you get, said senior author Mark S. Litwin, professor of urology and health services at UCLAs David Geffen School of Medicine and School of Public Health, and Jonsson Cancer Center researcher. But there is a growing interest in...
Aircraft technology helps diagnose artificial hip, knee problems
...nts so patients can reduce the number of follow-up surgeries
they must undergo or reduce the time spent in revi...y we would like to minimize the number of revision surgeries
that patients face, or at least minimize the amount of time spent in surgery for additional operatio...
Economic evaluation shows add-on therapy with Keppra(r) is a cost-effective alternative
... of levetiracetam and the cost of avoided epilepsy surgeries
offset the acquisition costs of Keppra. The resounding conclusion of the study was that the substantial benefits of seizure freedom can be gained with relatively moderate costs by the addition of Keppra to standard treatment. In light of this, the ...
UCLA study reveals surgeon shortage
... most surgical specialties. Researchers found that surgeries
performed predominantly on older adults, such as cataract and heart surgery, will have the highest increase in demand by the year 2020; ophthalmology led with a 47 percent increase in demand, closely followed by cardiothoracic surgery with a 42 perce...
Physics designed to shock
...olids normally studied by shock compression. Laser surgeries
generate shock waves in living tissues, causing both mechanical and chemical changes. The shock waves can compress biological molecules and change the pH and ionic strength of the aqueous media, and can result in wanted and unwanted chemical and biol...
Blood dilution during bypass surgery associated with kidney damage
...d that the lowest hematocrit levels reached during surgeries
may be linked with worse outcomes, so Stafford-Smith and his colleagues consulted the medical records of 1,404 patients receiving bypass surgery at Duke University Hospital to answer the question. He correlated hematocrit levels during surgery with l...
Study looks at indoor tanning among teens
...preciation of the risk of skin cancers, scars from surgeries
to try and remove them, mottled pigmentation, and sagging, wrinkled skin. The predominant UV-A component of indoor tanning lights is a major culprit in photoaging because it penetrates the skin layers more deeply and causes oxidative and DNA damage. ...
Promise of laparoscopic liver resection for liver cancer explored in unique program
...TSBURGH, Sept. 16 - Recognizing that less invasive surgeries
should be among the treatment options available fo...l be able to view two laparoscopic liver resection surgeries
and interact with the surgeons during those cases involving patients with benign liver tumors. About...
Florida study shows surgical mishaps more likely in physician offices than surgery centers
...ly had little regulation or oversight. Today more surgeries
are performed as outpatient procedures than in the...o Florida -- one of 14 states that regulate office surgeries
-- the study has national implications, said Roy Soto, MD, a co-investigator and assistant professor...
Fetal surgery for spina bifida shows early benefits in leg function, fewer shunts
...and Treatment reported on the outcomes of 50 fetal surgeries
for spina bifida in the September issue of the Ame...n Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. The fetal surgeries
were performed at Children's Hospital between 1998 and 2002. The mean gestational age of the fetuses...
Better brain imaging helps surgeons avoid damage to language functions
...ided. The breakthrough holds the promise of safer surgeries
for the nearly 200,000 Americans diagnosed with brain tumors each year. It also may significantly improve odds of success in an increasingly common epilepsy surgery in which large damaged sections of a patient's temporal brain lobe are removed in an ...
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