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Reaching the Heart Through the Wrist

... into the heart from the wrist rather than the groin reduces the incidence of bleeding problems during ... done through the femoral artery in the groin were twice as common as for the radial approach, ... rate was as high for the wrist method as for the groin approach. The study also found that bleeding ...

Motorcycle Seats NOT The Cause of Impotence or Erectile Dysfunction for Bikers

... or hard scooter seats on rough roads are much more rigorous on the groin rather than modern day cruising seats. Not to mention motorcycle ... smooth asphalt and contoured padded seats," Chipkar says. "Subtle groin vibrations increase blood flow and are actually stimulating not ...

Angioplasty Via Wrist May Be Safer

... arteries. The most common approach involves making an incision in the groin (at the top of the leg) and inserting a catheter (thin tube) that's ... after treatment. In obese patients, accessing the femoral artery in the groin can be challenging and risky. Researchers at the Baptist Cardiac & ...

No-nose bicycle saddles improve penile sensation and erectile function in bicycling police officers

... for alleviating deleterious health effects, erectile dysfunction and groin numbness, caused by bicycling on the traditional saddle with a protruding ... intervention for bicycling police officers alleviating pressure to the groin and improving penis health. Different saddle designs may require some ...

RiderSaver(TM) EMF Seat Shield Reduces Motorcycle Cancer Concern

... erectile deficiency or loss of libido may also be side effects of groin exposure to ELF EMFs. (Photo: ... field (ELF EMF) radiation up through the seat penetrating into the rider's groin and torso. This has alarming implications," Chipkar adds. "One of the ...

Pain treatment in the field: Good for soldiers' comfort and better for rebuilding troop strength

... 11.5 percent; arm pain from a herniated disc in the neck, 7.1 percent; groin pain, 7.1 percent; leg pain, 7.1 percent; low back pain without leg ... injections, trigger point injections, lumbar interarticular facet blocks, groin blocks, corticosteroid injections, as well as nonsteroidal ...

Ongoing Study Shows That Endovascular Therapy is Associated With High Cure Rate for Childhood Eye Cancer

... to Gobin, the study was initiated in 2006 to determine if chemotherapy delivered through endovascular methods (through a catheter inserted in the groin and threaded up through the vessels to the site of the tumor), otherwise known as chemosurgery, would produce better outcomes for retinoblastoma ...

Bronx Jury Awards 60 Million Dollars to Woman in Medical Malpractice Case

... the risk of vaginal opening and deformity. Dr. Ofodile failed to use proper surgical techniques by leaving too much tension in the skin of her groin area. The Bronx jury found that Dr. Ofodile failed to appropriately advise Ms. Hugh about the risks of this type of procedure and that Dr. ...

June 2009 Mayo Clinic Health Letter Highlights Probiotics, Carotid Artery and Breast Cancer Treatments

... of the blockage, severe heart or lung disease or kidney disease. During angioplasty, the surgeon threads a long, hollow tube through the groin artery up to the narrowed carotid artery. A tiny balloon is inflated to open the blockage, and a stent is placed there to keep it open. Large studies ...

Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Marc W. Hungerford, a Leading Expert in Field of Avascular Necrosis, Now at Baltimore's Mercy Medical Center

... necrosis is often core decompression in the early stages to relieve the pressure in the bone. Dr. Hungerford noted that people who have groin pain for a long period of time should check with their doctor to rule out any possibility of avascular necrosis. Dr. Hungerford earned his ...

Abbott Announces Launch of Next-Generation Embolic Protection System

... stenting procedure, an embolic protection system and stent are deployed using a catheter inserted into a small puncture in an artery in the patient's groin area. The patient usually remains conscious while the stent is implanted at the site of the blockage. The stent remains in place, propping open the ...

Minimally invasive stroke treatment produces better patient outcomes than surgical operation

... that involves placing a small catheter into the aneurysm and filling it with platinum coils. The catheter is introduced through a blood vessel in the groin and advanced under X-ray all the way into the brain blood vessels. With accrual of additional years with better outcome status, the ...

Study Finds That Patients With Excessive Sweating Condition Are More Likely to Develop Skin Infections

... by the patients were the soles (50.1%), followed by the palms (45.2%) and the underarms (43.4%). Other areas affected included the face, scalp, groin and torso, and some reported hyperhidrosis throughout the body. In addition, a number of the primary hyperhidrosis patients (38.6%) gave ...

Saving heart attack patients in the middle of the night

... it takes less than five minutes to prep the patient. The interventional cardiologist then threads a catheter (thin tube) from an artery in the groin to the heart. The cardiologist inflates a balloon at the tip of the catheter to open the artery. In many cases, the cardiologist places a stent (wire ...

Technique may help stem cells generate solid organs, Stanford study shows

... now represent a free microcirculatory bed.) Gurtner and his colleagues removed microcirculatory beds about the size of a half-dollar coin from the groin of laboratory rats and attached the ends of the two main blood vessels to a modified piece of equipment called a bioreactor designed to keep livers ...

Society for Women's Health Research and MITA Promote Greater Awareness of Medical Imaging to Diagnose Women's Coronary Artery Disease

... significantly lowered health care costs. While angiograms -- an invasive procedure that involves inserting a guide wire and catheter into the groin -- is the most common means of diagnosing heart disease, non-invasive medical imaging's role in cardiology, such as echocardiography, that takes ...

Conjoined Twins Separated by Surgical Team at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC During Complex, 24-Hour Procedure

... The twins were conjoined from the breast bone to the groin PITTSBURGH, Feb. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A multidisciplinary team of surgeons, pediatricians and nurses at Children's Hospital of ...

Vascular Experts Call for Increased Awareness of Growing Problem of Lymphedema

... many it remains a lingering threat because it can strike many years after their cancer was treated. Lymphedema may also occur in the lower limbs or groin (genital edema) after surgery for colon, ovarian or uterine cancer in which removal of lymph nodes is required. Physicians and medical staff who ...

Noninvasive screening test may detect narrowing in intracranial stents

... after stent placement to screen for in-stent stenosis. However, conventional angiography requires threading a catheter from the arteries in the groin to the brain and carries a slight risk of neurological and non-neurological procedural complications. Quantitative MRA (QMRA) is a flow analysis ...

Punch Up Your Martial Arts Practice

... for your type of activity; for example, taekwondo, as a full contact sport, requires a head guard, a body protector, forearm and shin guards, and a groin guard. Exercise to strengthen the stabilizer muscles--rotator cuff muscles and hip adductors (inner thigh muscles or groins) and abductors ...

ACL Injury Prevention Program is First in Nation to Tackle Growing Problem

... front/back and single leg hops, rebound jumps, scissor jumps Agility: Shuttle and pivot runs Stretching: Hamstrings, quads, calves, groin and hip flexors ...

PA Department of Health Urges Regular Screening for Sexually Transmitted Diseases

... problems including infertility in women. Symptoms of gonorrhea can include a yellow discharge from the genitals and lymph node swelling in the groin area. Chlamydia can cause discharge as well and can lead to scarring of the female reproductive tract organs if untreated. The Department of ...

Study Asks: Are Physicians Overusing an Invasive Cardiac Treatment?

... for doctors to review results of the catheterization. In a cardiac catheterization, a physician threads a catheter through an artery in the groin into the heart to evaluate that organ and surrounding blood vessels. If the test reveals a lesion, the physician will perform a PCI. This involves ...

Routine testing after aneurysm coiling carries low risk

... endovascular specialists can reach it by threading a flexible catheter, which is capable of being steered, from the large femoral artery near the groin up to one of four arteries in the neck that lead to the brain. Using this technique, specialists can advance platinum coils through small tubing into ...

Angioplasty Not Always Worth the Price

... or having a heart attack. It found little difference between the two. According to the AHA, angioplasty involves inserting a thin tube from a groin artery to the blocked artery in the heart. Doctors then inflate a small balloon at the tip of the tube to widen the vessel, insert a stent and ...

General anesthesia for hernia surgery in children and risk of later developmental problems

... children who were born into the New York State Medicaid system between 1999 and 2001 who had surgery performed under general anesthesia to repair a groin hernia. The researchers compared this group of children to 5,050 randomly selected, age-matched children in the Medicaid system, and found that ...

General Anesthesia Tied to Developmental Woes in Kids

... Society of Anesthesiologists annual meeting in Orlando, Fla. The study included 625 children under the age of 3 who had surgery to repair a groin hernia. The operations were performed with the children under general anesthesia. The researchers compared this group of children to 5,000 ...

AHRQ Awards $3 Million to Help Reduce Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infections in Hospital ICUs

... catheters. Often referred to as central venous catheters, central line catheters are tubes placed into a large vein in a patient's neck, chest or groin to administer medication or fluids or to collect blood samples. Each year, an estimated 250,000 cases of central line-associated bloodstream ...

Unusual case of a woman who suffered stroke during sex

... it were delivered directly into the affected blood vessel in the brain. An interventional neuroradiologist inserted a catheter (thin tube) into a groin artery, and guided it up to the spot in the brain where the clot was lodged. After the catheter delivered the tPA, the clot began to dissolve. The ...

New implant device remotely monitors heart failure patients at Northwestern Memorial

... sensor is about the size of a standard paperclip. It is implanted into the subject's pulmonary artery through a catheter-based procedure from the groin region. The technology that allows for subjects to get readings remotely from home is a proprietary electronic monitoring system that works when ...

Simple Procedure Improves Male Fertility

... an associate professor of radiology at Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston. In embolization, a small catheter is inserted into the groin and, using X-ray guidance, is placed in the varicocele. Once the catheter is placed, a tiny platinum coil and a few milliliters of an agent to ensure ...

Minimally Invasive Treatment Improves Male Fertility

... minimally invasive outpatient alternative. In the procedure, an interventional radiologist inserts a small catheter through a nick in the skin at the groin and uses x-ray guidance to steer it into the varicocele. A tiny platinum coil and a few milliliters of an agent to ensure the occlusion of the ...

Minimally invasive treatment improves male fertility

... minimally invasive outpatient alternative. In the procedure, an interventional radiologist inserts a small catheter through a nick in the skin at the groin and uses x-ray guidance to steer it into the varicocele. A tiny platinum coil and a few milliliters of an agent to ensure the occlusion of the ...

Evalve MitraClip: Clinical trial of nonsurgical repair for severe mitral valve regurgitation

... catheterization laboratory with the patient under general anesthesia. A thin, flexible tube (catheter) is inserted through a small incision in the groin and guided through the femoral vein to the affected area of the heart. A smaller catheter holding the clip is slipped through the first catheter. ...

Patient's own infection-fighting T cells put late-stage melanoma into long-term remission

... of Medicine . Yee and colleagues removed CD4+ T cells, a type of white blood cell, from a 52-year-old man whose Stage 4 melanoma had spread to a groin lymph node and to a lung. T cells specific to targeting the melanoma were then expanded vastly in the laboratory using modifications to existing ...

Experimental Therapy Beats Back One Patient's Melanoma

... receiving an infusion of his own, fortified immune system T cells, the man's melanoma, which had already spread to a lung and to a lymph node in his groin and had not responded to other therapies, went into complete remission. Researchers reporting in the June 19 issue of the New England Journal of ...

Be Gentle to Baby's Delicate Skin

... moisturizer to further hydrate the skin. -- Diaper Rash: The classic signs of diaper rash include small red dots on a baby's buttocks, groin and between skin folds. According to the Lansinoh Medical Advisory Board, the keys to preventing diaper rash are changing diapers often ...

Former Dallas Cowboy Honored as Parker College of Chiropractic Top 2008 Graduate

... some kind of medical training after his football career ended, but he decided on chiropractic after experiencing the benefits first-hand. A severe groin injury should have sidelined Kaiser for the entire season, but chiropractic care helped him get back on the field after only six weeks. "I figured ...

Topical Cream Treats Precancerous Lesions of Vulva

... society noted that current treatment options range from laser surgery to invasive and often repeated surgery to remove all or part of the vulva. groin lymph node removal, radiation and chemotherapy are additional options. Seters and her team explored the potential for the cream treatment among 52 ...

Catheter repair of mitral valve improves heart size, symptoms

... It confirms that theres something real here. Mounted on the end of a catheter, the MitraClip is threaded through the femoral vein in the groin and into the right atrium. A needle puncture in the wall separating the upper chambers of the heart enables the catheter to pass into the left ...
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