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Abdominal Surgery May Become Easier for Patients

... patients, creating two small incisions in the abdomen and one in the vagina to remove 70 percent of ... requires five to seven larger incisions in the abdomen that can cause major scarring and increase the ... procedure involved just a small incision in the abdomen and another in the vagina, fewer than the ...

MIT: New system monitors fetal heartbeat

... looks roughly like a hockey puck over a woman's abdomen or she wears a belt fitted with sensors, can ... a woman would wear a wide belt around her abdomen fitted with several ECG electrodes. (The ... monitoring the fetal ECG through the mother's abdomen is you're getting a multidimensional view of the ...

What is the clinical character of Fitz-Hugh-Curtis syndrome?

... pelvic inflammation. The pain in the right upper abdomen appeared as the main symptom. These cases have to ... the major symptom is pain in the right upper abdomen Fitz-Hugh-Curtis syndrome has been classified as ... cases presented with pain in the upper right abdomen alone or together with pain in the lower abdomen, ...

Dr. Paul M. Parker Is Pioneering New Advanced Lipoabdominoplasty Instead of Traditional Tummy Tuck in New Jersey

... a sculpted, more chiseled rejuvenation of the abdomen as well as results in a faster recovery from ... to the combination of liposuction in the upper abdomen and the waist with many of the steps of a ... By doing this, Dr. Parker is able to contour the abdomen into a more-defined, sculpted way that is not ...

Kaiser Permanente Study Shows That a Larger Abdomen in Midlife Increases Risk of Dementia

... previous studies have shown that a large abdomen -- in midlife -- increases the risk of diabetes, ... Division of Research in Oakland, CA. Measuring abdomen size in older age people may not be as good an ... increased risk of dementia. Having a large abdomen increased the risk of dementia regardless ...

Is it pancreatitis in acute abdominal pain in acute viral hepatitis?

... Patients with acute viral hepatitis with severe abdomen pain should undergo serum amylase, lipase and ... or contrast-enhanced computed tomography of the abdomen to prove acute pancreatitis as a cause of abdomen pain. Hepatitis E virus, hepatitis B virus and ...

When It Comes to Lifting, the Pros Have Your Back

... so that researchers could assess the effects on the shoulders, neck, back, abdomen and forearms. The study found that carrying loads on your back rather than against the abdomen may reduce effort and lower the risk of injury. It also found that using ...

Decision by Medicare's CMS to Deny Coverage for 'Virtual' Colon Cancer Tests Underscores Lack of Evidence on Cancer Prevention

... by CMS is that patients who have polyps identified by CT scan of the abdomen will still have to undergo complete colonoscopy," explained Eamonn ... that due to the insertion of a tube in the rectum and insufflation of the abdomen with air or gas, the patients, who are not sedated and awake, tend to feel ...

Hopkins transplant surgeons remove healthy kidney through donor's vagina

... troubled by the need to make a relatively large incision in the patient's abdomen after completing the nephrectomy to extract the donor kidney. "That ... nephrectomy, two wandlike tools pass through small incisions in the abdomen and a third flexible tool housing a camera is placed in the navel. ...

SurgiQuest Announces First Single Port Procedure for Uterus and Ovary Removal Using AirSeal(TM) Access System

... would have to constantly stop the surgery to vent the smoke plume from the abdomen which is caused by the use of electrocautery instruments. Use of the ... simultaneously monitor the insufflator to maintain gas pressure inside the abdomen and capture smoke plume produced by electrocautery in the filtration ...

Belmont(R) Rapid Infuser Helps Save Officer's Life

... shot three times during a traffic stop. One of the bullets hit him in the abdomen and traveled down his leg rupturing a major artery. "Injury to this area is often ... when he arrived here he obviously had an abdomen completely full of blood," stated Dr. Robert Fitzgibbons, Jr. ( Creighton ...

Plastic Surgery Team Pioneered the First DIEP Free Flap Breast Reconstruction in The Woodlands, Texas

... that microsurgically transplants the excess skin and fat from the lower abdomen to create a soft supple breast following mastectomy while sparing a ... as the TRAM flap, would take the excess fatty tissue and skin from the abdomen but would also take part of the abdominal wall muscle. The DIEP flap is a ...

Arteries from distinct regions of the body have unique immune functions

... "To our surprise, we found that the arteries of the neck, the arms, the abdomen and the legs are triggered by different infectious organisms. Thus, each ... a specialized way." Some vascular diseases attack arteries only in the abdomen or in the neck and upper extremities, and this selectivity has puzzled ...

Hospital Clínic conducts the first kidney extraction through the vagina in Europe

... permitting kidney extraction with only two small incisions in the abdomen of approximately 1 cm each. Furthermore, another non visible incision is ... introduced in the vagina‒, and two small ways of entry to the abdomen ‒where the instrumental to separate the kidney is inserted‒, ...

JCI online early table of contents: March 13, 2008

... are simply released into the fluid that surrounds all the organs in the abdomen and are then able to generate tumors by attaching to new surfaces that support their growth. The membrane that lines the abdomen (the peritoneum) and a large fat pad between the stomach and the small ...

Celebrity Influences on Plastic Surgery

... classicism, Grace Kelly and Tasmanian born Princess Mary of Denmark. abdomen - In some cultures, revealing midriffs is a fashion statement. The ... chin and buttocks. The categories are listed in order of popularity. abdomen - Brad Pitt just beat out Matthew McConaughey. They were followed by ...

Men with bladder exstrophy report robust sex lives, but women fare worse, Hopkins study shows

... with a severe urological anomaly in which the bladder forms outside of the abdomen report much more robust sexual lives than women born with the same ... is prolapse, or falling, of the uterus. Taking MRI images of the abdomen before and after surgery gives surgeons visual clues about where the ...

Frequently Asked Questions When Considering a Colorectal Cancer Screening Test, From the American College of Gastroenterology

... Journal of Medicine yesterday, assessed the accuracy of a CT scan of the abdomen to detect polyps or cancer in the colon compared to optical colonoscopy, ... your stomach and you again hold your breath while a second CT scan of the abdomen and pelvis is performed. Does the Test Require Bowel Cleansing ...

If Baby Is Breech, Technology Might Help

... blood to the baby -- is another increased risk in vaginal deliveries of breech babies. The standard way to detect breech -- by feeling a woman's abdomen -- isn't foolproof. A BMJ study, in fact, reported that 30 percent of breech presentations were missed when this method was used. In some cases, ...

High cholesterol in midlife raises risk of late-life dementia, Kaiser Permanente study finds

... better understand the risk and protective factors for dementia. Dr. Whitmer recently authored two dementia-related studies: one that found a larger abdomen in midlife increases risk of late-life dementia, and one that showed that low blood sugar events in elderly patients with type 2 diabetes increase ...

High Cholesterol in Midlife Raises Risk of Late-Life Dementia, Kaiser Permanente Study Finds

... better understand the risk and protective factors for dementia. Dr. Whitmer recently authored two dementia-related studies: one that found a larger abdomen in midlife increases risk of late-life dementia, and one that showed that low blood sugar events in elderly patients with type 2 diabetes increase ...

Atlanta Cosmetic Plastic Surgeon Thomas Lintner, MD Renewing Bodies and Spirits for New Moms with a Mommy Makeover

... area of change in new moms: the mid-section. Underlying stomach muscles are pushed apart and stretched during pregnancy. A tummy tuck gives the abdomen a flatter, more toned appearance by tightening those muscles, eliminating excess skin, and pulling the remaining skin taut. And liposuction, one of ...

For Some Kidney Patients, Home Dialysis Is Better

... It uses a machine to remove wastes and excess fluid from the blood. (Peritoneal dialysis, by contrast, uses the lining of the patient's own abdomen as a filtering device.) When home hemodialysis is performed overnight, the patient sleeps while the machine does its work. Treatment usually takes ...

FDA Approves Expanded Use of Lilly's FORTEO(R) [teriparatide (rDNA origin) injection] to Treat Glucocorticoid-Induced Osteoporosis

... of medicine each day. Do not inject all the medicine in the FORTEO delivery device at any one time. Inject FORTEO one time each day in your thigh or abdomen (lower stomach area). Talk to a healthcare provider about how to rotate injection sites. Do not transfer the medicine from the FORTEO delivery device ...

Large abdominal wall lipoma causes bowel obstruction

... indicated scoliosis and deformity of the pelvic bone. Colon gas in the left colon shifted to the right upper side. Computed tomography (CT) of the abdomen demonstrated a large mass in the subcutaneous adipose tissue at the left lower abdominal wall. In the current case, the patient was diagnosed with ...

Memory Forms at 30 Weeks in the Womb

... a vibroacoustic stimulator, which leads to a combined stimulus of vibration and sound," Nijhuis explained. "The stimuli were applied to the maternal abdomen above the fetal legs for a period of one second every 30 seconds. We counted the number of stimuli after which the fetus does not respond anymore." ...

Mathematics taking guesswork out of plastic surgery tissue transfer

... that with this given vasculature, a specific size of tissue can be cut," Friedman said. Miller, a specialist in breast reconstruction, said the abdomen is a common source for tissue to be transferred because it contains a lot of tissue in a location that allows the resulting scar to be hidden by ...

Canonsburg Woman Undergoes Robot-Assisted Weight Loss Procedure at AGH

... which is considered the gold standard of weight loss surgery. “When performing Ms. Eustis’ revision, I found the patient’s abdomen was frozen with adhesions [scar tissue that had formed after her previous surgery and that nothing but fibrous tissue was covering the area of ...

UT Southwestern, UT Arlington to develop magnetic surgery tools

... the number of entry ports into the abdominal cavity required for surgery. The Magnetic Anchoring and Guidance System (MAGS) uses magnets outside the abdomen that attract magnets attached to novel instruments inserted inside the abdomen, allowing internal movement. "This is powerful technology and a ...

First Book Focusing on How "The Secret Pain Women Won't Talk About" Affects Relationships

... guilt, frustration, low self-esteem, and a diminished quality of life. The conditions that cause persistent severe discomfort between the mid abdomen to mid thigh (classified by doctors as chronic pelvic pain) constitute an under-reported epidemic of pain and shame that is destroying the fabric of ...

The decision about the incision: Is midline or transverse better for abdominal surgery?

... scientifically Today, abdominal surgery is often done in a minimally invasive procedure using "keyhole surgery". But for large operations, the abdomen must still be opened with a long incision. "Whether this incision is transverse or midline depends mainly on the surgeon's preference and has thus ...

Elekta Provides VMAT and Radiosurgery Solutions for New Jersey Health System

... times for our patients. That, in turn, will reduce the chance of patient movement during the treatment, another big concern, especially in lung and abdomen applications. We feel we can deliver a better, more precise treatment to the patient by delivering the dose in a shorter time." Edward Soffen, ....

Inoperable Colon Cancer Responds to New Treatment

... diagnosed in early 2008. Initially his doctors recommended surgical resection in an operation that would have removed all the organs of his lower abdomen and pelvis; however, it was determined that he would be unlikely to survive the procedure. Chemotherapy was tried, but was ineffective. He visited ...

AGH Joins Select Group of Medical Centers in Study of Promising New Technology for Treatment of Heart Failure

... The small pump sits in the upper part of the patient’s abdomen. A second tube attached to the pump exits the body through the wall of the abdomen and attaches to the pump’s portable computer control system and power supply. This exterior control system enables the medical team to ...

Latest Developments In Facelift Surgery - Expert Opinion by Mr James Murphy

... sunken appearance in the region of the cheek bones and mid face. Lipostructure is an operation to take fat from one part of the body (e.g. the abdomen or buttocks) and transfer it to another part of the body, usually the face, to try and reverse some of these changes. It can also be useful in ...

Innovia Receives FDA Clearance For The InnoPort(TM)

... U.S. Food and Drug Administration to market the InnoPort(TM) to facilitate single port access laparoscopy. The InnoPort is inserted into the abdomen to perform laparoscopic surgery through one small incision--instead of multiple incisions--with the goal of minimizing scarring, pain, recovery time, ...

Action of ghrelin hormone increases appetite and favors accumulation of abdominal fat

... of the fatty genes that take part in the retention of lipids, explained Ms Rodrguez. It is precisely this accumulated fat in the region of the abdomen that is deemed to be most harmful, as it is accompanied by comorbilities, visceral obesity being related to higher blood pressure or type 2 diabetes. ...

Immunotherapy effective against neuroblastoma in children

... various types of immune cells to attack the cancer. Neuroblastoma in which the cancer cells arise from nerve cells in the neck, chest, or abdomen is the most common cancer diagnosed in the first year of life. Approximately 650 new cases of neuroblastoma are diagnosed in this country every ...

Discovery in amber reveals ancient biology of termites

... an opportunity for the biology of this ancient insect to be revealed in a way that would otherwise have been impossible. Out of its wounded abdomen spilled a range of protozoa, which even then were providing a key function for the termite they helped it to digest wood. Between animals and ...

A feasible, simple and convenient model for study of rectal carcinoma

... two clinic parts(department of image and the center of neurointerventional), and five second branches(head and neck, musculoskeletal, chest, abdomen and interventional). ...
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