Navigation Links
Conjoined twins doing well after separation

4-year-old conjoined twins were separated after a lengthy surgery. 3 weeks later, they have been moved out of the ICU.// According to their father, it is an indication of their recovery. Kendra and Maliyah Herrin were born in February 2002. They were conjoined at the trunk and shared several internal organs, including only one kidney and 2 legs. Due to the various medical complications caused by the only kidney, the surgery for separation of the girls was postponed till this year.

"They're spirits are very high, they're happy as can be," Jake Herrin, 26, of North Salt Lake said at a news conference Monday. "This morning they had a water fight with syringes," he said. "They were squirting me, they were squirting nurses, they were squirting each other."

The blonde, blue-eyed girls were successfully separated after a 26-hour surgery performed by the doctors at Primary Children's Medical Center. The surgery was started on August 7. The single pelvis was divided and reconstructed with each girl retaining one leg. The single kidney was retained in Kendra and Malivah was placed on dialysis till she gets a transplant later this year. According to Jake Herrin, the dialysis treatment went off better than expected and was administered alternate days.

The separation is supposed to be the first successful surgery on conjoined twins with shared kidney, according to Dr. Rebecka Meyers, who led the eight-member surgical team. On the whole, the twins surgery wounds are healing well, with only minor obstacles, mainly for Malivah. Surgeons had to replace the first implanted dialysis catheter. She did not respond properly to a combination of seven pain medications.

"I thought there would be bigger bumps in the road, but we've not really had anything too serious," Jake Herrin said. "We couldn't have asked for a better outcome."

He said that it was still uncertain as to when the girls might be ready to be discharged.
'"/>




Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Conjoined Indian Twins See Hope On The Horizon
2. Conjoined Twins Separated by Saudi Doctors
3. Chinese Surgeons Separate Conjoined Twins, One Critical
4. One Of Chinas Conjoined Twins Dies
5. Woman Pregnant with Conjoined Twins
6. Doctors Optimistic on Separating the Conjoined US Twins
7. Successful Separation Of Conjoined Twins
8. Separation of Spinal Cord of Conjoined Twins Completed Successfully
9. Successfully Separated Conjoined Twins In A Critical Yet Stable Condition
10. Conjoined Twins Will be delivered by C-Section on Thursday
11. Conjoined Twins Ready to Leave Hospital & Could Be on Their Way Home
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
TAG: Conjoined twins doing well after separation

(Date:12/25/2014)... -- The risk of burns from fires and cooking ... be extra cautious, an expert says. "Between Thanksgiving ... in patients coming in with burns," said Dr. Steven ... Burn Center of Stony Brook University Hospital in New ... but if not careful, could quickly turn tragic," Sandoval ...
(Date:12/25/2014)... early stage breast cancer patients who undergo chemotherapy and/or ... eventually develop leukemia as a result of their treatment, ... a review of more than 20,000 breast cancer cases ... the risk for developing treatment-related leukemia, though low, is ... frequency of bone marrow cancers such as leukemia is ...
(Date:12/25/2014)... AngelWeddingDress.com tries its best to translate the experience of ... has introduced its new collection of 2015 prom dresses, ... new prom outfits are guaranteed to contain the perfect ... specially designed for 2015. Anyone who wants to buy ... website before Jan. 26, 2015, the deadline of the ...
(Date:12/25/2014)... SmileStix ” was featured on NewsWatch as part of its ... on the iOS, Android, and Windows markets. Andrew Tropeano, a ... review and shared with viewers how this is an application ... goes, “A picture says a thousand words.” It’s true. There ... image, because each picture holds a unique and special meaning. ...
(Date:12/25/2014)... December 25, 2014 Residents at ... Community, recently showed their generous spirit by providing ... Catawba County Parenting Network- Grandparents Raising Grandchildren program. ... gathered around the largest Christmas tree on the ... purchased by residents of the Abernethy Village Association ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Don't Let Burns Mar Your Holidays 2Health News:Breast Cancer Chemo Tied to Small But Significant Leukemia Risk 2Health News:Breast Cancer Chemo Tied to Small But Significant Leukemia Risk 3Health News:Angelweddingdress 2015 Prom Dresses Online Now 2Health News:An Application to Create Custom Stickers was Featured on NewsWatch Television on December 19, 2014 2Health News:Retirement Community Residents Make Impact During Holiday Season 2
... team of Boston University researchers has found that the ... poor oral health. They also found that opioid users, ... the period of one year. These findings appear online ... Public health, dental medicine and internal medicine faculty ...
... April 14 (HealthDay News) -- The best response to ... suggests. Supportive reactions by managers and co-workers to ... changes in the workplace, while chastising or taking no ... the human resource management department at Temple University,s Fox ...
... illness, lack of sleep and strange surroundings can make ... For seniors, hospitalizations actually may cause temporary memory loss ... new Northwestern Medicine study. The seniors go ... the study found. But immediately following a hospitalization is ...
... The circadian system that controls normal sleep patterns is ... astrocytes, according to a study published online on April ... publication. Neuroscientists from Tufts University School of Medicine found ... led to altered daily rhythms, an indication that these ...
... Washington, D.C., 14 April, 2011 During the winter ... of Israel and the Gaza Strip named "Operation Cast ... on Israeli civilian populations. During this time children ... amid threats to their survival. Although the ...
... (SRM) from the National Institute of Standards and ... diagnose Huntington,s disease, an inherited degenerative brain disorder ... and progressively leads to physical impairment, dementia and ... Huntington,s disease has a 50-50 chance of getting ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Compassion, Not Punishment, Helps Diffuse Workplace Anger: Study 2Health News:Temporary memory loss strikes hospitalized seniors 2Health News:Rising star of brain found to regulate circadian rhythms 2Health News:Teachers-based intervention provides stress resistance in war-exposed children 2Health News:New NIST SRM helps improve diagnosis of Huntington's disease 2
(Date:12/24/2014)... BEIJING , Dec. 24, 2014  The International Trade ... by ResMed (RMD) against BMC Medical. In a notice issued ... and found that ResMed,s patent on its humidifier was invalid. ... decision a "monumental win". "We are very excited with the ... the position that we have taken since the very beginning ...
(Date:12/24/2014)... and LONDON , December ... orthopedic industry are expected to grow at an average ... terms of value and volume. Hip, knee and spine ... world while in emerging economies they have a lower ... are challenging the use of composites. Non-metallic orthopedic devices ...
(Date:12/24/2014)... DIEGO , Dec. 23, 2014 ResMed (NYSE: ... significant patent infringement action against Chinese medical device manufacturer BMC ... (ITC) ruled today that BMC,s masks listed below infringe ResMed,s ... or selling these masks in the United States ... iVolve N2 nasal mask , Willow nasal pillows mask ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:ITC Final Decision Goes Against ResMed (RMD) Monumental Win for 3B/BMC 2Use of Composites in Orthopedic Industry to Reach $596 Million by 2020 2Use of Composites in Orthopedic Industry to Reach $596 Million by 2020 3ResMed Wins Patent Infringement Lawsuit Against Chinese Manufacturer BMC Medical 2
... Pharmaceutical Care Management Association (PCMA) President and CEO ... Pentagon,s new budget proposal which includes a provision encouraging ... to save money: "The Pentagon,s budget proposal ... of generics and mail-service pharmacies reduces costs and enhances ...
... 15, 2011 Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: ... technologies to treat peripheral chronic total occlusions (CTOs).  These ... portfolio of devices for lower extremity peripheral artery disease. ... in November 2010 from S.I. Therapies, Ltd., based in ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Boston Scientific Acquires Two Novel Technologies to Treat Peripheral Chronic Total Occlusions 2Boston Scientific Acquires Two Novel Technologies to Treat Peripheral Chronic Total Occlusions 3Boston Scientific Acquires Two Novel Technologies to Treat Peripheral Chronic Total Occlusions 4
... offers three-dimensional VCS technology, ... and efficiency in white ... analysis. With its reputation ... HmX is an affordable ...
... LH 755 simplifies and automates ... expert automation and advanced technologies ... reliable, accurate results every time. ... slide quality with its slide-on-slide ...
... CKX microscopes utilize the infinity-corrected ... and operability in cell checking. ... inverted microscope suited to routine ... fields--from tissue culture and embryology ...
... was designed from the ground-up with ergonomic ... height and most adjustable observation tube on ... that every user can adjust the microscope ... flexibility helps the operator maintain an upright, ...
Medicine Products: