Tag: "minimally" at medical news
Evolving trends in the treatment of vascular birthmarks
...mations of the head and neck using an alternative, minimally
invasive treatment. In Management of Nasal Hemangiomas, Marcelo Hochman, M.D., of The Facial Surgery Center, Charleston, S.C., and Alfredo Mascareno, M.D., an International Visiting Fellow, Guadalajara, Mexico, report their extensive experience treat...
New non-surgical approach showing great promise in the treatment of challenging brain aneurysms
...ed aneurysms. Therefore, more patients can undergo minimally
invasive interventions to repair their cerebral aneurysms. The initial treatment stage involves placement of the stent in the artery across the aneurysm neck. A microcathether is navigated through the stent struts into the aneurysm sac. The second s...
Researchers recommend multidisciplinary approach of low back pain
...oral therapy, psychological counseling, as well as minimally
invasive interventional techniques such as epidural steroid administration, (pulsed) radiofrequency and implantable neurostimulators, and drug delivery pumps. Comparison between the practices in Belgium and the Netherlands revealed that where multidi...
More is better, at least in angioplasty
...ctice makes perfect" isn't the whole story for the minimally
invasive procedures known as percutaneous coronary...hysician can't adequately restore blood flow using minimally
invasive techniques, and repeat angioplasty during the same hospital stay indicates incomplete treat...
LSUHSC innovation in patient safety training to improve surgical outcomes
...onment with the look, feel, and function of a real minimally
invasive operating theater. Through industry partnerships, LSUHSC faculty have equipped a minimally
invasive operating room with new-era lights, monitors, and cameras, and a fully responsive human pat...
New footwear reduces falls in the elderly population
... the group using the Yaktrax device. There were 10 minimally
injurious falls in the usual winter footwear group but only 1 minimally
injurious fall in the Yaktrax group. According to the study, falling is the leading cause of acciden...
Children's Hospital Boston hosts live Webcast
...ons have learned how to do this efficiently. Using minimally
invasive robotic methods, surgeons are able to perform the complete reconstructive surgery laparoscopically with very high precision, eliminating the need for a large surgical incision. "I find that with the three dimensional imaging I can visualize ...
New approach to thyroid surgery reduces incision size
...g diseased thyroids, researchers have found. This minimally
invasive approach is safe, likely speeds wound hea...hat has not been a deterrent for his patients. The minimally
invasive approach includes a smaller incision, ligating blood vessels as needed, then cutting throug...
Radiofrequency ablation is effective long-term treatment for kidney tumors
... have shown that radiofrequency ablation (RFA) a minimally
invasive way of destroying tissue is an effective, longlasting treatment for small kidney tumors in selected patients. In a followup to research published in 2003, the investigators found that RFA treatment of renal cell carcinoma, the most common ...
Cedars-Sinai medical tipsheet for June 2005
...surgeons to perform many pediatric operations with minimally
invasive techniques. Philip K. Frykman, M.D., Ph.D...iatric surgery at Cedars-Sinai, and specializes in minimally
invasive treatment for many congenital anomalies in babies and children. FLUORESCENCE DEVICE TO DIA...
Mayo collaboration: Discovery blocks breast cancer growth, stimulates immunity
...d mean tumor sizes as compared to controls. In the minimally
diseased group, tumors were 90 percent smaller, and in the late-stage well-established group they were 79 percent smaller than those of the control group. produced tumor response that is dose dependent: more was better. worked through the immune ...
Patients with disease, cancer of the esophagus benefit from new technique developed by OHSU surgeons
..., and co-author of the paper. Hunter, a pioneer in minimally
invasive surgery, however, did not abandon it. He knew from experience that laparoscopic surgery is inherently better for patients. "They recover faster with less pain, fewer complications and smaller scars," he explained. He and colleagues worked i...
Doctor 'report cards' may keep some heart patients from getting angioplasties
...e last decade, angioplasties have become a common, minimally
invasive way to open the arteries that surround the heart, without surgery. Millions of people with coronary artery disease (clogged or narrowed heart arteries) have had them. The procedure involves a long, slender catheter that is threaded through a...
Fluorescence device to diagnose atherosclerosis and tumors described at optics conference
...e vulnerability. But our objective is to develop a minimally
invasive, intravascular probe that will monitor plaque over time or guide therapeutic interventions to prevent plaque rupture. It may be that our probe will be attached to an angioscope or to an intravascular ultrasound catheter to investigate the pl...
Expandable electrodes safe and effective for radiofrequency ablation of liver tumors
...r results show that patients can benefit from this minimally
invasive procedure and that it can also be considered as an alternative to surgery in selected cases," said Dr. Cabassa. Dr. Cabassa will present the full results of the study on May 17 during the American Roentgen Ray Society Annual Meeting in New O...
PENN researchers use robotic surgery
...c surgery may shorten operating time and allow for minimally
invasive treatment of more cancer patients. The self-contained daVinci robotic system has three main components: a mechanical robot with three multi-jointed arms; a computer command center several feet from the patient, where the doctor sits, and ...
Study: Americans willing to pay more for greater vaccine coverage
... participants said they would be willing to bear a minimally
higher premium cost (about $3 to $6) each month to guarantee coverage of newly recommended vaccines. Of those with minors in their household, the majority (77.5 percent) said they would prefer plans with comprehensive coverage for newly recommended ...
Watching metals melt, nanometer-scale views inside cells
...d fiber-optics system, researchers havedeveloped a minimally
invasive technique that can tell thedifference between dangerous and less harmful forms ofatherosclerotic plaque in 34 human patients. In addition, the sametechnique distinguished brain tumors from normal tissue in 18patients. Developed by a team o...
Patients with pituitary gland tumors are often misdiagnosed
...ach allows surgeons to go up the nasal cavity in a minimally
invasive manner," Becker said. He stressed that surgical candidates are typically those with a past history of sinusitis, or nasal trauma.Becker said that patients who attend the educational forum tend to make for better patients because they ask goo...
Program for abdominal and pelvic health offered at Rush University Medical Center
... and diet modifications, psychological support and minimally
invasive laproscopic surgery. "Rush's program focuses on issues beyond the physical - providing education on overall health, as well as access to a psychologist to address the stresses of living with a physical condition that can impact relationships...
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