Tag: "minimally" at medical news
Emergency angioplasty patients do best at hospitals where it's the 'default' treatment
...ll have been racing to offer angioplasty and other minimally
invasive treatments to open blocked heart arteries. But not all of them have the ability to do it on an emergency basis, performing angioplasty around the clock on heart attack patients. So, during evenings and weekends, many hospitals use clot-busti...
Dramatic increase in annual rate of laparoscopic bariatric surgeries
...he researchers say could be linked with use of the minimally
invasive laparoscopic technique, according to an a...surgeons and greater acceptance by patients of the minimally
invasive option," the authors write. "Without a long-term, effective non-surgical treatment for morb...
Ninety-six percent of minimally invasive knee replacement patients leave same day, no complication
...l Center found that 96 percent of patients who had minimally
invasive total knee replacement surgery were able ...e of the day. Berger, who pioneered and perfected minimally
invasive outpatient surgery, explains his technique for total knee arthroscopy (TKA) does not cut th...
Prostate cancer test affected by demographic and lifestyle factors
...he most common use of the PSA screening test, were minimally
but significantly affected by age and body mass index (BMI). Studies have shown a decrease in prostate cancer mortality since 1992 and some researchers attribute a portion of that fall to the widespread adoption of the PSA test. But some experts say...
Noninvasive ultrasound treatment shrinks fibroids
...ssy said. "However, women are increasingly seeking minimally
invasive or noninvasive alternatives to hysterectomy." Dr. Fennessy and colleagues studied 160 women with symptomatic fibroids treated as part of a clinical trial at five medical centers. The women received pre-treatment MR imaging to identify and de...
MR-guided laser effective in treating liver tumors
...ffect of local ablation," he said. "I believe that minimally
invasive tumor ablation together with chemotherapy will play the most important role in the treatment of tumors in the years to come." Co-authors are Katrin Eichler, M.D., Thomas Lehnert, M.D., Dirk Proschek, M.D., Joern O. Balzer, M.D., and Thomas J...
'No sweat' CT-guided injection treats embarrassing hand condition
CHICAGO - A minimally
invasive procedure can permanently cure people who suffer from "sweaty hands," according to a study presented today at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). Computed tomography (CT) fluoroscopy allows precise needle ...
Carotid artery stenting improves thought process
...carotid artery stenting has emerged as an accepted minimally
invasive alternative to restore blood flow to the brain. To perform the procedure, an interventional radiologist inserts a long catheter into a tiny incision in the common femoral artery in the leg. Using an image-guidance system such as computed tom...
Virtual colonoscopy performance enhanced by computer-aided detection
...ography, commonly called virtual colonoscopy, is a minimally
invasive exam that physicians hope will encourage more people to be screened for colon cancer. Virtual colonoscopy is desirable because there is no risk of bleeding or colon perforation and intravenous sedation is unnecessary. The procedure is less c...
Robotic surgery-stenting combo opens coronary arteries, speeds recovery
...n Heart Association Scientific Sessions 2005. "The minimally
invasive procedure effectively bypassed or opened ...omplish that and also open other vessels in a very minimally
invasive way." Robotic surgery involves making three small incisions, each about 1 cm ( inch) long, ...
High tech imaging tells the tale of plaque from the inside out
...ravascular catheter-based system that would permit minimally
invasive evaluation of arteries. "The goal is to develop a TR-LIFS probe that can be used to assess plaque in vessels in the heart," Marcu said. "That's where TR-LIFS could be important. Plaque composition could dictate the best intervention: bare ...
Heart care lacking for those with clogged leg blood vessels
...ossman. He explains that PVI procedures, which are minimally
invasive, can be done by specially trained cardiologists, specially trained radiologists, and by vascular surgeons, who also perform open operations called bypasses on PAD patients. The data are being presented at AHA by U-M cardiology fellow Noah J...
Heart mapping technique safely guides catheter repair of arrhythmia
...rovement for patient safety and the performance of minimally
invasive procedures in the heart," says study senior investigator and cardiologist Timm Dickfeld, M.D., Ph.D., an adjunct assistant professor at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and its Heart Institute. Dickfeld points out that curren...
Minimally invasive surgery may increase options for octogenarians with some lung cancers
...tage non-small cell lung cancer can benefit from a minimally
invasive surgical procedure to remove part or all ...d his colleagues at Cedars-Sinai, however, use the minimally
invasive approach in 89 percent of their cases. VATS requires only several small incisions through w...
UCSF surgeon develops new spinal surgery technique
...rch focuses on new techniques for computer-guided, minimally
invasive instrumentation and development of resorbable materials for spine stabilization and growth factor delivery. He is the first surgeon in California to do a percutaneous pre-sacral fusion, of which there have been less than 15 in the country. ...
Consensus panel calls for expanded role of needle biopsies, MRI and less invasive procedures
...ons, radiologists, pathologistsand oncologists say minimally
invasive needle breast biopsies and sentinel node ...om the disease this year. The panel concluded that minimally
invasive needle breast biopsy is "the procedure of choice for image-detected breast abnormalities" a...
Penn surgeons use completely robotic surgery to treat prostate cancer
...ful of facilities across the country offering this minimally
invasive, high-tech treatment. David I. Lee, M.D.,...ges after surgery. Because laparoscopic surgery is minimally
invasive and no large incisions are involved, robotic-assisted surgery provides numerous benefits fo...
Large sinus tumors can be removed endoscopically, study finds
..."If there is a chance to cure benign disease using minimally
invasive techniques, it always works best for the ...ut are detected early and are easily resected with minimally
invasive techniques." Study patients had about a 50 percent recurrence rate compared to the usual re...
SCAI, NCQA partner to hold landmark conference on introducing complex medical therapies
... practice in late 2004, offering physicians a new, minimally
invasive option for treating the condition. However, CAS is a challenging procedure, as the brain has no tolerance for bits of plaque or debris that may become dislodged during the treatment. Until recently, CAS was performed only under research pro...
Tip sheet for Annals of Internal Medicine, Sept. 20, 2005 issue
...m (Article, p. 415). "Response rates differed only minimally
and overall rates of adverse events and discontinuation of therapy were similar ," they say. Adverse effects (side effects) differed, but few studies used a standardized scale to measure these effects. Second-generation antidepressants include sele...
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