Tag: "minimally" at medical news
Study shows radiofrequency ablation highly effective in treating kidney tumors
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. A relatively new, minimally
invasive treatment was 100 percent successful in e...es, known as a radical nephrectomy, although newer minimally
invasive techniques, such as laparoscopic surgery, have also been used successfully. Zagoria...
Method shows promise for early detection of pancreatic cancer
... The extraordinarily sensitive technique, which is minimally
invasive and takes advantage of certain light-scattering effects, can detect abnormal changes in cells lining the duodenum even though the cells appear normal when examined with a conventional microscope. The results, which will be published in the A...
UD scientists invent novel hydrogels for repairing, regenerating human tissue
...e. They can be injected from a syringe, offering a minimally
invasive approach to medical treatment, as well as a targeted, leak-proof' way of potentially delivering cells and drugs to a wound or diseased organ. Collaborations with physicians at Christiana Care Health System in Newark, Del., may lead to futu...
Speeding up CT scans with cellphone technology, ultrasound warning signal for breast cancer
...urgeons and interventional radiologists to perform minimally
invasive procedures under the guidance of 3-D imag...surgical performance and expand the application of minimally
invasive interventions to cases that would be otherwise untreatable. [Wednesday, July 25, 8:55 AM (W...
Surgery by satellite -- New possibilities at medicine's cutting edge
...starting to prove that they can be used to perform minimally
invasive surgery with high precision. In theory there is no reason why the surgeon needs to be physically close to their patient, so long as the communication link between the console and the robotic device is fast. The problem is that there may be t...
New Orleans levee report finished by panel including University of Texas at Austin engineer
...sk was at a 1,000-fold higher rate than considered minimally
acceptable for a major U.S. dam. A thousand people died in New Orleans, and the system failed once in 40 years, said the international risk assessment expert. Thats way off the chart of acceptable risk if you compare the system to major U.S. dams,...
New technique effective in closing accidental colonoscopy wounds
...ave been used for some time by surgeons performing minimally
invasive laparoscopic procedures including severa...with gastrointestinal tumors. He predicts that the minimally
invasive endoscopic procedures will help such patients experience less pain, faster healing, less ho...
GI screening: Racing time or wasting time?
...rgery and in-patient stays are being replaced with minimally
invasive procedures with quick recovery times. Among these preventative technologies include CT scans, colonoscopies and X-rays. But with all of these available options in detecting abnormalities in patients, how does one choose which test to perfo...
Muscle stem cells effectively treat urinary incontinence long term
...y be able to offer people with SUI a long-term and minimally
invasive treatment option." "The technique to achieve optimal efficacy is evolving, but we are pleased with what this study has shown," added principal investigator Lesley Carr, M.D., urologist at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre and assistant pro...
Sling surgery is more effective than Burch for bladder control in women
...ngs (TOMUS), is recruiting patients to compare two minimally
invasive surgeries for the treatment of SUI. Both procedures include placement of a synthetic mesh sling and have been approved by FDA for stress incontinence. For a list of centers enrolling patients for TOMUS, visit www.uitn.net or search for TOM...
Asthmatx completes enrollment in pivotal study of bronchial thermoplasty
...r clinical investigation in the United States. The minimally
invasive, bronchoscopic procedure uses thermal energy to reduce the airway smooth muscle responsible for constriction in asthma patients. Leading asthma and bronchoscopy experts are participating in this international, multicenter AIR2 Trial to est...
Stenting of abdominal arteries offers welcome relief for 'intestinal angina'
...diagnosis are critical. "We now have the tools for minimally
invasive treatment of chronic mesenteric ischemia," he said. "Patients and physicians need to know that this condition exists, is common, and is often confused with other conditions of the digestive tract."...
Dua anti-reflux stent relieves GI upper cancer distress
... a stent, a tiny, hollow tube, is inserted using a minimally
invasive procedure to help improve the passage of bile. However, these stents frequently clog requiring repeat procedures to replace the clogged stents. The exact mechanism that leads to stent clogging is not known. There is a possibility that cloggi...
PneuStep -- MRI-safe motor makes robotic biopsies possible
... to better target, diagnose and treat cancers with minimally
invasive techniques," says Li-Ming Su, M.D., an associate professor of urology and director of laparoscopic and robotic urologic surgery at the Brady Urological Institute at Hopkins....
Washington University surgeon develops treatment for foot deformity
...asting, we reach the rest of the correction with a minimally
invasive surgery. This type of surgery is very sma...nseti method. "Our ultimate goal is that our new minimally
invasive treatment for CVT will result in better long-term outcomes for patients just as the Ponseti...
Radiofrequency ablation effective treatment for inoperable lung cancer
...med in a single day as an outpatient procedure, is minimally
invasive and has few side effects. In his study, Dr. Dupuy and a research team evaluated the outcomes of 153 patients who underwent computed tomography (CT)-guided RF ablation for 189 inoperable lung cancers, including 116 primary lung cancers and ...
Rhode Island Hospital study confirms RF ablation effective for treating inoperable lung cancer
Providence, RI A minimally
invasive procedure known as radiofrequency (RF) ab...rformed in a single day on an outpatient basis, is minimally
invasive and has few side effects. Dupuy says, "Our study has shown that this minimally
Children's Hospital Boston presents at the American College of Cardiology Scientific Sessions
...are ongoing to further improve the safety of these minimally
invasive but high-risk procedures. Monday, Mar 26, 2007, 4-4:15 p.m. Room: 228 Presentation Number: 823-3 (Oral presentation) Abstract Title: Fetal Hemodynamic Instability During Prenatal Cardiac Intervention: Risk Factors, Management, and Outcome ...
World first in medical robotics
...f real-time monitoring and guidance of devices for minimally
invasive surgeries using MRI. Commercialization of the technology has been entrusted to Gestion Univalor, LP. ...
Do specialty heart hospitals drive up heart care use? Study suggests the answer is yes
...00s reflecting a well-known national trend toward minimally
invasive techniques instead of surgery to reopen clogged heart arteries. In that same time period, many general hospitals began to offer PCI for the first time. But the use for these procedures rose faster in the HRRs where a specialty cardiac hos...
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