Tag: "surgical" at medical news
Benefits of lung cancer screening with CT questioned
..., expense, changes to quality of life, unnecessary surgical
procedures and mortality. The study, funded in part by the National Cancer Institute, represents the most complete follow-up of the same group of patients of any published CT lung screening research. Between January 1999 and May 2004, Dr. Swensen and...
Recovered king of beasts returns to his home, thanks to unique operation
...operation will return and cover any traces of our surgical
New technique shows promise for improved straightening of crooked nose
CHICAGO A surgical
technique offers improved outcomes for straightening the middle third of the nose, a difficult to manage deformity, according to an article in the March issue of Archives of Facial Plastic Surgery, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. Straightening the...
9.2 million cosmetic plastic surgery procedures in 2004 - up 5%
...erformed - down 2 percent from 2003. The top five surgical
cosmetic procedures were liposuction (325,000), nose reshaping (305,000), breast augmentation (264,000), eyelid surgery (233,000), and facelift (114,000). Minimally-invasive procedures increased 7 percent to nearly 7.5 million procedures performed ...
Half-million cosmetic plastic surgery procedures for Hispanics in 2004 - up 49% from 2000
...ng to ASPS statistics, the most commonly requested surgical
cosmetic procedures for Hispanics in 2004 were nos...l peel. In addition, the most commonly requested surgical
procedures for African Americans in 2004 were nose reshaping, breast reduction, and liposuction. Th...
Massive weight loss patients create mass appeal for body contouring procedures
...eness grows and as plastic surgeons apply improved surgical
techniques. Body contouring procedures include br...ts has served as a catalyst for surgeons to create surgical
techniques that can now be transferred to other patients where there are only average needs from mil...
American Thoracic Society Journal news tips for March 2005 (second issue)
...well as in at-risk patients on general medical and surgical
floors. The study appears in the second issue for March 2005 of the American Thoracic Society's peer-reviewed American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. THE ASSOCIATION BETWEEN OBESITY AND CHILDHOOD WHEEZING AND ASTHMA Researchers...
Common anesthetics appear safe for developing fetal brain
...standing of the combined effects of anesthesia and surgical
manipulation on physiological changes in the fetus. His research group is also investigating the effects of the gases used to "inflate" the abdomen to enable the use of minimally invasive laparoscopic procedures....
Two years after gene therapy treatments, severe angina patients showed prolonged clinical benefit
...th a hypodermic needle after a mini-thoracotomy, a surgical
incision in the chest wall. Patients were followed for clinical events after one year by hospital records, follow-up visits or telephone contact. At the most recent follow-up, no patients had Class IV angina, and only three (11.5%) had Class II angi...
New system for the analysis of facial movement in three dimensions
...ial movements also helps in programming the actual surgical
operation. The parameters for the angle and the sp..., auto-immune, traumatic, surgical, and so on. Its surgical
repair treatment can be carried out by static or dynamic techniques. A static technique is suitable ...
Northwestern Memorial physicians encourage screenings during colon cancer awareness month
...cer is to get screened," says Jeffrey Wayne, MD, a surgical
oncologist at Northwestern Memorial and assistant ...ly available, many patients are more afraid of the surgical
procedure than of the disease itself." For more information or to schedule a screening, please cal...
New treatment options for some difficult cancers improve survival and quality of life
...ge," said Perry Shen, M.D., assistant professor of surgical
oncology and lead author of one of the studies. At...rs," said Edward Levine, MD, professor and head of surgical
oncology at Wake Forest Baptist. The positive results of these studies support the need for further ...
The impact of cruciate ligament rupture on osteoarthritis of the knee
...ng disease. Yet, as Hill reports, the benefits of surgical
intervention for OA patients with ACL ruptures is still open to debate and investigation. "Arthroscopic reconstruction of early ACL rupture has recently been shown to lessen episodes of rotational instability compared with knees that remain ACL defi...
Honorary doctors, 2005
...new interventional unit involved the purchase of a surgical
robot, which allowed surgeons and patients alike t...stitutet to develop pioneering keyhole methods for surgical
interventions on the prostate and the bladder, and is considerably less uncomfortable and distressin...
Mayo Clinic study sets threshold for valve repair surgery
...ve data from this study, combined with advances in surgical
techniques and improved surgical
results, help define at what severity of regurgitation patients should strongly consider valve surge...
$4 million grant boosts University of Michigan campaign for a new children's hospital
... and infants to U-M clinics. Plus, demand for Mott surgical
services has increased an average of 5 percent to 10 percent each year.The proposed new facility will house Mott's current services, as well as the Michigan Congenital Heart Center, the Birth Center and Holden Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and one of ...
New laparoscopic hysterectomy offers quicker recovery time than traditional surgery
...ysicians in the women's center are experts in this surgical
procedure," said Dr. Karen Bradshaw, director of the Lowe Foundation Center for Women's Preventative Health Care. "This technology has assisted in giving us better results more often with a very low rate of complications." While many women could bene...
New imaging technologies can enhance orthopaedic outcomes
...l diagnosis as well as following pharmaceutical or surgical
intervention," said Hollis G. Potter, MD, Chief of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City. Dr. Potter's remarks were part of a keynote address, "The Future of Orthopaedics: Advancements That Will Affect ...
New radio-frequency technique for knee injuries
...injury and/or slack ligament can benefit from this surgical
technique which tenses the ligament again and, over a short period of time not more than three months - can return to sporting activity once again. Project trials were carried out on thirty patients/sportspersons under controlled conditions at the...
Columbia study finds hemophilia therapy dramatically improves outcomes for bleeding stroke
...approved by the FDA in 1996. "Current medical and surgical
options for ICH are not effective. Thirty-five to 50 percent of patients die within one month and if they survive, they live with serious neurological deficits. Current data suggest a possible change in our paradigm for the treatment of ICH," said S...
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