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Olympus advances technology for laparo-endoscopic single-site surgery

... or gynecological surgery through just one incision in the belly button. In Laparo-Endoscopic ... access system is placed into the umbilical incision of between 12-25mm, allowing single-port access ... through the midline. Other advantages of single incision include decreased risk of wound infection and no ...

Craniosynostosis minimally invasive surgery holds more promise than old procedure

... used two procedures to correct the problems. One procedure was to make an incision from ear to ear, strip back the scalp of the infant and reshape the skull by breaking the bones that had fused. The other procedure required a small incision near the point of the fused skull plates. Now, the first long-term study ...

Interventional treatment can be recommended as first-line treatment for 'silent killer'

... abdominal aortic aneurysm, can be treated successfully by a minimally invasive procedure that eliminates the need to undergo a large abdominal incision from surgery or to clamp the aorta, the main artery from the heart, which can create significant stress to the heart," added Sabharwal. "We have ...

Oh baby, interventional radiology makes childbirth safer

... (if the placenta could not be delivered). C-section (or Cesarean section) is a common means of birthing today; it involves making a surgical incision in the mother's uterus to deliver the baby. Most C-sections are done when a vaginal delivery would put either the baby's or mother's health at risk. ...

Society of Interventional Radiology hosts 34th annual scientific meeting

... Abdominal aortic aneurysms can be treated successfully by a minimally invasive procedure that eliminates the need to undergo a large abdominal incision from surgery or to clamp the aorta, the main artery from the heart. The durability and effectiveness of minimally invasive endovascular aneurysm ...

December Geosphere media highlights

... at ca. 6 Ma. A dramatic increase in summer thunderstorm activity resulted in integration of drainages, termination of closed-basin sedimentation, incision of uplifts, and exhumation of basin-fill sedimentary deposits. Such changes are usually interpreted as resulting from tectonic uplift; however, the ...

Iowa State researcher develops new treatment method for canine eye diseases

... inside miniature electrospun polymer capsules, and released inside the body over time." To insert the medicine, Grozdanic makes a small incision in the dog's conjunctiva, the white tissue surrounding the eye. He then closes the opening with one, tiny stitch. The entire process takes just a few ...

Stent grafts: a better way to treat blunt trauma injuries

... to the spinal column. The interventional radiology treatment does not interrupt the blood supply. By entering a branch of the aorta through a small incision in the groin and using long, thin tubes called catheters, interventional radiologists guide and deliver a stent graft (a tube composed of fabric ...

More than words: childbirth training change improves safety, cuts unnecessary procedures

... practices, researchers were able to reduce the number and severity of episiotomies, a surgical procedure in which a doctor or midwife makes an incision in the tissue between the mothers vagina and rectum during childbirth. They were also able to increase the use of the hormone oxytocin which is ...

Evolution tied to Earth movement

... in the September 2007 issue of GSA Today, published by the Geological Society of America. The conclusion: There were periods of low-to-moderate incision and uplift between 29 million and 10 million years ago, and again between 10 million and 6 million years ago, but the most rapid uplift of the ...

September Geology and GSA Today media highlights

... OR 97331, USA. http://www.gsajournals.org/perlserv/"request=get-document&doi=10.1130%2Ffocus092007.1 GSA TODAY SCIENCE ARTICLE Blue Nile incision on the Ethiopian Plateau: Pulsed plateau growth, Pliocene uplift, and hominin evolution Nahid DS Gani, Energy and Geoscience Institute, University ...

American Chemical Society's Weekly PressPac -- Aug. 8, 2007

... other surfaces in order to discourage undesirable protein accumulation and adhesion of cells, the report states. During the operation, a small incision in the front of the lens capsular bag is used to remove the clouded crystalline lens. The IOL is inserted into the empty capsular bag. Researchers ...

No-scalpel vasectomies by skilled surgeons may speed recovery

... learned how to do vasectomies using the standard incision method may not be interested in learning a new ... has traditionally been performed by making an incision in the skin of the scrotum. Cutting or tying the ... surgical difficulties than those who used the incision method ?primarily locating the vas. Even so, the ...

Spinal cord bridge bypasses injury to restore mobility

... At approximately two and a half weeks into the new nerve growth, Houle implanted a small pump that delivered a steady dose of chondroitinase to a new incision site near C5 where the researchers hoped to reconnect the other end of the bridge to the spinal cord, but also prevent further scarring. They also ...

Rare Tibetan antelope listed as endangered

... general anesthesia. "If physicians instead used the laparoscopic ultrasonography imager, they could monitor function for hours through a tiny incision -?possibly without anesthesia," Smith said. "That would be a big step forward." The 3D ultrasound probes also might help guide physicians during ...

3D ultrasound device poised to advance minimally invasive surgery

... general anesthesia. "If physicians instead used the laparoscopic ultrasonography imager, they could monitor function for hours through a tiny incision -?possibly without anesthesia," Smith said. "That would be a big step forward." The 3D ultrasound probes also might help guide physicians during ...

Antibacterial coatings cut infection rates

... for the elderly," Professor Griesser said. Catheters can also be a source of bacterial infections, which can spread from the skin to the incision for catheter insertion, and have been known to cause anaphylactic shock resulting in death, according to Professor Griesser. Hospitals combat this ...

Discovering the first steps in transcription-coupled repair

... itself around the two strands of DNA with a "clamp module." Indeed, the researchers found that RNAPII bound to a transcription bubble prevented incision by XPG. To their surprise, however, adding another large protein machine called Transcription Factor IIH (TFIIH) allowed XPG to cut the DNA strand at ...

Neurologix announces positive results of gene therapy clinical trial in Parkinson's disease

... microliters/minute, together with 15 microliters of 25% mannitol. After the 100-minute infusion period, the delivery catheter was withdrawn and the incision closed. No hardware was left behind following this procedure, and all patients were discharged within 48 hours of the procedure. About ...

Two new retroviruses—transmitted from animals—identified

... therapy, and chemotherapy. In many cases, surgery offers the greatest chance of cure. Conventional cancer surgery can consist of an almost ear-to-ear incision across the throat or splitting the jaw in half. This can result in speech and swallowing deficits for patients. "The research we've done to date ...

Penn Researchers Use Robotic Surgery

... therapy, and chemotherapy. In many cases, surgery offers the greatest chance of cure. Conventional cancer surgery can consist of an almost ear-to-ear incision across the throat or splitting the jaw in half. This can result in speech and swallowing deficits for patients. "The research we've done to date ...

Ophthalmologists implant five patients with artificial silicon retina microchip

... (RP) and other retinal diseases. The microsurgical procedure starts with three tiny incisions in the white part of the subject's eye, each incision no larger than the diameter of a needle. Through these incisions, the surgeons insert a miniature cutting and vacuuming device that removes the gel ...

Ophthalmologists Use Artificial Silicon Retina Microchip To Treat Vision Loss

... (RP) and other retinal diseases. The microsurgical procedure starts with three tiny incisions in the white part of the subject's eye, each incision no larger than the diameter of a needle. Through these incisions, the surgeons insert a miniature cutting and vacuuming device that removes the gel ...
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