Tag: "incision" at medical news
Endoscopic procedures advance physician knowledge and patient care
...such as the mouth or anus, then making an internal incision
in the stomach, colon, bladder or vagina, thus avoiding external incisions or scarring. Since its introduction in 2004, many physicians have tested this concept to determine its strengths, weaknesses and potential solutions. In this study, resea...
SCAI Founders' Lecture highlights remarkable progress in catheter-based aortic valve replacement
... The valve can also be implanted through a small incision
in the chest and a puncture in the bottom of the left ventricle. This technique is particularly useful in patients with widespread build-up of atherosclerotic plaque, which may make it impossible to pass a catheter through the arteries of the legs an...
Breast cancer treatment procedure gives women more options
...are sometimes placed during surgery, or a surgical incision
is reopened to insert the catheter. Often the catheter is placed unnecessarily, because later findings reveal that localized radiation is not appropriate or the breast tissue overlying the balloon is too thin. Our research shows that immediate pla...
Simulation in a virtual combat environment puts surgical skills to the test
...d to perform an emergency chest tube thoracostomy incision
and insertion of a tube in the chest to permit fluid to drain on a mannequin in a CAVE (Cave Automatic Virtual Environment) while surrounded by visual and auditory depictions of gunfire, explosions, and a virtual sniper. They performed the surgery u...
Mesh can make weight-loss surgery safer
.... These lead to serious complications. Holding the incision
closed with a polypropylene mesh can prevent these...ass. Polypropylene mesh was used to help close the incision
in 34 patients, while 36 patients received standard sutures alone. The result was clear none of t...
Outpatient thyroid surgery safe for most patients, study shows
...ich just a few years ago required a four-inch neck incision
and several days in the hospital to be done safel...ow typically operates through a three-quarter-inch incision
and doesn't use drains. In fact, up to 70 percent of his patients, who tend to be otherwise healthy ...
Gamma Knife offers non-invasive treatment for vascular disorders, tumors in the brain
...ife for another patient." In Ms. Coit's case, no incision
was necessary for the 75-minute treatment in UT Southwestern's new Gamma Knife suite that opened last December. The college student reclined on a treatment couch and listened to a boom box playing a mix tape she had made of her favorite songs. Her he...
Radio wand may help detect sponges left in surgery patients
...nce before surgery, once during and again when the incision
is closed. Alex Macario, M.D., M.B.A., Stanford University School of Medicine, Calif., and colleagues tested a 1.5-pound battery-powered handheld scanning device on eight patients undergoing elective abdominal or pelvic surgery. Before each patien...
Type of stress, not duration, key to heart enlargement
... manipulate from outside the mouse through a small incision
in the back. For their experiments, the researchers tied off, or occluded, the aortas in one group of mice for 90 minutes twice a day. A second group of mice exercised for 90 minutes twice a day, either by swimming or running in a wheel. At various i...
Two very different surgical procedures produce same results in often fatal intestinal disorder
...my and bowel resection, involves a large abdominal incision
with removal of all affected intestine and creatio...tion, peritoneal drainage, involves making a inch incision
in the lower abdomen and placing a small drain allowing egress of stool and pus from the abdomen wit...
First trial on life-threatening condition finds two surgical approaches have same results
...my and bowel resection involves a large abdominal incision
and removal of all affected intestine. Surgeons th...eritoneal drainage involves making a quarter-inch incision
in the lower abdomen and placing a small bag, allowing stool and pus to drain from the abdomen witho...
Surgical plugs in ear's bone stops strange form of severe dizziness
...t's bone and fibrous tissue taken from the area of incision
and the temporary opening the surgeons make in the skull. In the first study to be presented at the COSM, audiograms were performed both presurgery and postsurgery to assess hearing levels. In the second study, tests of eye movements in response t...
Image-guided biopsy can help patients avoid unnecessary kidney removal
...dure is performed through the skin, through a tiny incision
(only 3-4 mm). Imaging guidance (either ultrasound or CT) allows us to watch our needle as it enters the mass, decreasing the risk of damage to adjacent structures and ensuring that we are sampling the correct tissue," said Katherine Maturen, MD, le...
Freezing kidney tumors is a safe alternative to surgery
...back of surgery is its invasiveness, where a large incision
or several smaller incisions are required. Recovery for surgery may be prolonged, on the order of weeks. In contrast, percutaneous cryoablation is performed through small nicks in the skin, and the patient is dismissed from the hospital within 24 h...
Minimally invasive approach can take the pain out of herniated disks
...than the endoscopic approach that requires a small incision
in the back, drilling out a small piece of bone to...and remove the herniated portion, then closing the incision
in the back, Dr. Stone says. He notes that percutaneous diskectomy does not preclude surgery if stil...
Shock wave therapy for kidney stones linked to increased risk of diabetes, hypertension
...e removal [removing a kidney stone through a small incision
in the patient's back using an instrument called a nephroscope] or ureteroscopy [snaring a stone with a small instrument passed into the ureter through the bladder and then breaking up the stone with ultrasound or laser energy] -- each of which has i...
OHSU brings relief to 'suicide disease' sufferers
...cedure involves entering the brain through a small incision
behind the ear, finding and exposing the trigeminal nerve with a powerful surgical microscope, and positioning a piece of Teflon between the nerve and the artery that's touching it and causing the pain. In most cases, the procedure offers longer-term...
PENN surgeons offer transfusion-free heart surgery to all
...geon, Dr. Charles Bridges, was able to make a tiny incision
on his chest and separate his ribs gently, avoiding the need to "crack" his chest. The incision
is about two inches long, under the breast crease, making it almost impossible to detect even by oth...
Minimally invasive approach can work for many thyroid patients
...e thyroidectomy, in which surgeons work through an incision
about half the size of the norm, and an endoscopic...o monitoring and a thin, ultrasonic scalpel reduce incision
size another half. "Both work well; both have a place in a usual practice," says Dr. David J. Terri...
Less-invasive technique has improved outcomes of aortic aneurysm repair
...this procedure, the vascular surgeon makes a small incision
in the groin to thread a catheter through the patient's arteries. Once the catheter reaches the location of the AAA, a device called a stent-graft is placed, expanded, and fixed in place to repair the aneurysm. During the period studied, AAA repair ...
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