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Advances in Treatment of Cataracts

...jor cause of blindness in India. Modern corrective surgery requires implantation of artificial lenses, however these implants often leave patients dependent on eyeglasses. But now, a recent study at Harvard Medical School has shown that the...

Another ray of hope for Arthritis Sufferers

...d. Anti-arthritic drugs can cause side effects and surgery can be expensive, however there is hope from a natural product liquid glucosamine and chondroitin sulfates. Some excellent results with an approach based on a combination of the two supplements have been reported by many doctors from Europe and Asia....

Bypass Heart Surgery Performed Without General Anesthesia

... Zenati from the team of doctors who performed the surgery said that patients who are operated in this way ma...e to go to the intensive care unit at all and this surgery may be undertaken as a day case surgery once it is perfected. Speaking about the other profound adva...

NEW ROBOTIC SURGERY ARM APPROVED BY FDA

...rform laparoscopic gall bladder and reflux disease surgery while seated at a console with a computer and vide...to control three robotic arms that can perform the surgery using a variety of surgical tools. The product, the Da Vinci Surgical System, made by Intuitive Surg...

Thyroid hormone treatment hastens recovery after cardiac surgery

Thyroid hormone treatment after surgery requiring heart bypass speeds recovery in children... long and difficult surgeries. Following trauma or surgery or during a critical illness, thyroid hormone concentrations plummet. Many experts thought this was ...

Pancreatitis: Minimially Invasive Procedure Offers Long-Term Pain Relief

...erapy is an effective alternative to more invasive surgery or drugs, says Anthony N. Kalloo, MD, director of GI endoscopy at Hopkins and lead author of the study that appeared in the July 2000 issue of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. "Chronic pancreatitis, long-term inflammation of the pancreas, affects up t...

Consensus on "Combination Therapy" for Breast Cancer

...ts of treatment modalities of this cancer. Besides surgery there are other options to treat the cancer includ...woman's stage of the disease the experts recommend surgery along with either chemotherapy or hormonal therapy. To help in the decision-making, experts came...

White Cells Count Can Predict Heart Attack Death Risk

...od cell counts who had previously undergone bypass surgery or coronary angioplasty to open clogged vessels su...h procedures such as balloon angioplasty or bypass surgery or are managed with medications that relieve their chest pain....

Patient’s perception of health status helps in better recover

...perception of his/her own health status. Following surgery those who had a better perception of their own hea...improve levels of health and social support before surgery may improve symptomatic outcome.” So apart from going to a good doctor it is also important that we...

Crowning glory of 2000!!! Cracking of the genetic code is top of tops

...ene therapy to prevent restenosis following bypass surgery and as a treatment option for atrial stenosis is another major breakthrough of 2000.Other topics of interest are the use of stem cells to treat myocardial tissue damage. In short, the study of human genes and the research in genetics has been the cr...

Infant receives first bloodless liver transplant

...in Los Angeles. To avoid complications during the surgery doctors recycled the blood lost from the infant’s ...wn blood is permissible amongst the Witnesses. The surgery is the first of its kind in an infant but with the successful result obtained many more similar proc...

Two doctors suspended for wrong brain surgery

...vin Walsh, was listed as stable after a corrective surgery was conducted on the right side of the brain to remove the clot. The faux pas occurred as a result of Walsh’s CT scan being placed backward on the viewing screen before the surgery. Both the suspended doctors had no recent record of professional mis...

Researchers urge caution in using ear tube surgery

...rch. Currently there are two reasons for ear tube surgery -- persistent, severe ear infections and liquid in...healthy child. Doctors have been concerned that if surgery is not used in the second case, children could face long-term developmental impairment. "We were le...

Breast cancer treatment to be determined by gene test

...the view of the patients and made them take up the surgery eagerly. This way, women were more willing to take up the painful decision of undergoing a mastectomy more cheerfully....

New antiperspirant in action - Botox does the difference

...from over producing when nothing else works - when surgery is the only other option left. "Botulinum toxin is a weakening agent, that, when injected, results in a chemical disconnection of the nerve, which is called chemodenervation," says Dr. Mitchell F. Brin, associate professor of neurology at Mount Sina...

Arthroscopy for Ankles

...as a number of benefits compared with conventional surgery in treating damaged ankles, including eliminating ...s arthroscopy improves the success of ankle fusion surgery compared to traditional surgery. New technologies such as electrothermal and laser probes have exp...

Watch your weight when pregnant

...of having a Cesarean section. Women requiring the surgery were an average weight of 191 pounds and had an average BMI of 53, while women who delivered vaginally weighed an average of 182 pounds and had an average BMI of 31. The researchers also found that the number of women who needed a C-section increase...

'Sweaty palms syndrome' can be cured by surgery

...ue to sweat after surgery.The side effects of such surgery are compensatory sweating on the abdomen, back or thighs, but this sweating is often not nearly as severe as was experienced on the hands....

Surviving surgery

... to 13.7 per cent mortality. However, without this surgery the patient might die of their disease. So it's a matter of the doctor and the patient weighing up the risks and benefits of different kinds of surgery....

Waking during surgery

Waking up during surgery causes psychological problems in the long run. Around half of all patients who wake during surgery experience long-lasting psychological trauma.Thankfully, it is rare to wake up when under anaesthesi...

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