Navigation Links
Scott & White Healthcare broadcasts live surgery to São Paolo, Brazil
Date:4/22/2011

Scott & White Healthcare today teleconferenced one of the world's first live international surgical procedures to repair an abdominal aortic aneurysm to conference attendees in Sao Paolo, Brazil. The meeting, CICE (Current Issues in Comparative Education) 2011, is one of the globe's largest vascular surgery events and includes over 2,000 attendees. The procedure demonstrated the use of an endograft device called a repositionable endoprosthesis.

Cliff Buckley, M.D., director, division of vascular surgery at Scott & White Healthcare in Temple, Texas, and a team of nurses and technician, fellows, residents, and anesthesia personnel successfully performed the instructional, minimally-invasive procedure inside one of the hospital's endovascular suites. "The function of the endoprosthesis is to internally reline the abdominal aorta and isolate the diseased segment from blood circulation," said Dr. Buckley.

According to Dr. Buckley, an aortic aneurysm is a bulge in a section of the aorta, the body's main artery. The aorta carries oxygen-rich blood from the heart to the rest of the body. Because the section with the aneurysm is overstretched and weak, it can burst. If the aorta bursts, it can cause serious bleeding that can quickly lead to death.

The CICE meeting focuses on updating and training attendees in various areas of vascular therapy (arterial and venous, elective and emergency). Attendees include interventional cardiologists and radiologists, vascular surgeons, x-ray technicians and nurses engaged in endovascular and vascular procedures, medical students, residents, fellows and apprentices interested in keeping track of the newest developments in minimally-invasive medicine.

Traditional treatment for diseases of the abdominal aorta has involved higher-risk surgical procedures requiring a large incision in the abdomen to place a synthetic graft to repair the diseased artery, which can result in long hospital stays as well as a long recovery.

The patient who underwent the procedure for the live broadcast to Brazil was suffering from an aneurysm of the abdominal aorta and an endograft was used to repair it. This endoprosthesis repair device is a minimally-invasive option for managing patients with aneurysms of the abdominal aorta and is repositionable, which is an advantage when repairing aneurysms in patients with difficult arterial anatomy.

Dr. Buckley went on to say that "the device is comprised of a graft with an outer self-expanding support structure that is both flexible and durable. It was inserted through a small incision in the patient's groin using a catheter, which facilitates passage and access through narrow or hostile arterial anatomies."


'/>"/>
Contact: Katherine Voss
kvoss@swmail.sw.org
254-724-4097
Scott & White Healthcare
Source:Eurekalert

Related medicine news :

1. Scott & White Memorial Hospital uses device to revolutionize treatment of traumatic aortic injury
2. Scott & White Healthcare pathologist is co-investigator on breast cancer study
3. James Scott Farrin Supports Radiothon for Duke Children's Hospital
4. SUNZ Insurance Company Selects Scott Robertson as President
5. Allergy Relief, Chiropractic and Biofeedback Provided at New Absolute Health Clinic in Scottsdale, Arizona
6. Scott & White Healthcare researchers studying investigational agent that targets breast cancer
7. New Varicose Vein Treatment Center Opens in Prescott, Arizona
8. Scottsdale Veterinary Pharmacy Celebrates Success in Business By Dodging Veterinary Drug Shortages
9. Scott & White Healthcare clinical trials target lymphoma, leukemia
10. Scott & White Healthcare physician to help develop global guidelines for Alzheimers
11. Scott Harter at Atrion International Receives EHS Gold Award From PPG Industries
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:2/12/2016)... Omaha, NE (PRWEB) , ... February 12, 2016 , ... ... list of the five most searched jobs via the website of healthcare staffing leader ... professionals in travel nurse jobs , travel therapy positions and in ...
(Date:2/12/2016)... ... February 12, 2016 , ... The aging population and ... long term care. With that, says Patrick Loughney, president of Longtree & ... in long term care environments. His company, which offers prep courses and workshops ...
(Date:2/12/2016)... ... 12, 2016 , ... Basketball is a game for everyone, not just those ... series, sign language translation is featured in the top right of the screen. Every ... lessons has a sign language translator to teach kids the game and how to ...
(Date:2/12/2016)... ... February 12, 2016 , ... With the exception of restorative dentistry, to date there has been ... the recent approval by the FDA, there is a now a new protocol in stopping ... is very simple and quick to apply. The application is as simple as drying ...
(Date:2/11/2016)... ... ... Fitbody Personal Training offers outdoor training classes which includes an equestrian boot ... healthy. Located in Phoenixville, PA, the classes are structured as fun and friendly. , ... want to lose weight and tone up. This class offers a balance of exercises ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:2/12/2016)... , Kalifornien, 12. Februar 2016  Sequent ... der Aufnahme von Patienten für eine Studie zur ... Aneurysmen („WEB") speziell für die Behandlung von rupturierten ... , MD, Leiter der Neuroradiologie an der Universitätsklinik ... und Hauptprüfarzt der CLARYS-Studie hat den ersten Patienten ...
(Date:2/12/2016)... INDIANAPOLIS , Feb. 12, 2016  Eli Lilly and ... High Court decided the Alimta® (pemetrexed disodium) vitamin regimen patent ... in the UK, France , ... instructions to dilute the product only with dextrose solution.  ... of 2015, the UK Court of Appeal held that Lilly,s ...
(Date:2/12/2016)... February 12, 2016 ... auf den ungedeckten medizinischen Bedarf bei Lungen- ... seines klinischen Forschungsprogramms bekannt. Das Programm, das ... Verbesserungen ihrer respiratorischen Funktionen und anderer klinischer ... ein Medizintechnikunternehmen, das sich auf den ungedeckten ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: