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Flu Outbreak Among Children Feared in Western Australia

...he number of public and private hospitals going on bypass recently. The Western Australian Department of Health last night urged parents to see a doctor if children were showing signs of respiratory illness. The department's director of communicable disease control, Dr Paul Van Buynder, said the speed a...

New Blood Vessels can Be Created from Bone Marrow Stem Cells: Study

...are routinely done in patients undergoing coronary bypass operations, the disadvantages of which include limited availability of vessels, pain and discomfort at the donor site, and a high 10-year failure rate. During the course of study, the researchers used a fluorescent marker protein and a tissue-speci...

Inaccuracies in Cardiac PET-CT Scanning

... to determine the need for arteriograms, stents or bypass surgery and to monitor the reversal of the disease in his patients who follow his program of diet, exercise and medication. Adding the CT component to PET is a faster way to produce cardiac images and obtain additional information about coronary calc...

Tenaxis Medical Inc. Announces First Human Use of Vascular Sealant

... leg requiring the implant of a synthetic vascular bypass graft. This is a procedure that is usually accompanied by profuse bleeding at the suture lines and requires the physician to use manual pressure for up to 30 minutes to stop the bleeding. The sealant, which has been designed to cure in 15 seconds, wa...

Navigating Healthcare

...ylvania surveyed 60 hospitals that performed heart bypass surgery. It found the best-paid hospital received about $97,000 on average, compared to about $18,000 on average for the lowest-paid. Nothing substantial was achieved by the patient paying more. In fact, the Patients in both had comparable lengths of...

Bed Side Robot Gets You Home Back Faster

...f-stay of patients undergoing laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery if used to supplement standard postoperati... 376 patients who underwent a laparoscopic gastric bypass for morbid obesity. One group of patients (n=284) was assessed by standard bedside physician rounds ...

Scientists Develop Artificial Blood Vessels for Vascular Grafts in Mice

...en from a patients leg is used for coronary artery bypass grafting, even though a significant percentage of vein grafts eventually fail. Arterial grafts are the preferred conduits because they are less prone to becoming obstructed. However, they are in very limited supply, as many patients require multipl...

A New Milestone in Stem Cell Research

...rom their own bone marrow during routine coronary bypass surgery. The Bristol trial will test whether the... supply to the heart can be improved with coronary bypass surgery or angioplasty, thereby reducing the risk of further heart attacks, these techniques do not ...

Best-performing Hospitals Has Reduced Cardiovascular Mortality

...noses for each hospitals female patients: Coronary bypass surgery Valve replacement surgery Interventional cardiology procedures (Angioplasty) Acute myocardial infarction (Heart Attack) Heart failure Stroke Nineteen states make available the outcomes data necessary for this study. Those states include:...

Sewage Flows into Hudson River in a Torrent

...o the site of the break and then set up a 200-foot bypass using pressurized steel pipes to get the line reconnected. The discharge was stopped about 10 a.m. Sunday. Now county officials must determine how stable the hillside is and what will be needed to bolster it enough to insert new concrete pipe. "T...

Doubling Plavix Dose Recommended Before Angioplasty

...oncern is that should the patient require elective bypass surgery, does a higher dose of clopidogrel increase the risk of excessive bleeding? "Also there is the bleeding risk. It is addressed in this meta-analysis, which shows very minimal potential downside," he added. But the final word is not in yet...

Angioplasty Reduces Long-term Cardiac Risk in Heart Patients With 'silent' Ischemia

...ial infarction (MI, heart attack), coronary artery bypass graft surgery, and PCI, with or without stenting, according to background information in the article. However, the effect of PCI on the long-term prognosis of patients with silent ischemia after a heart attack is not known. Paul Erne, M.D., of the ...

US Hospital Group Offers Warranty on Surgeries

...iment in February 2006, focusing on elective heart bypass surgery, it says patients have been less likely to return to intensive care, have spent fewer days in the hospital and are more likely to return directly to their own homes instead of a nursing home. Geisinger presented the first-year results of it...

Sleep Apnea Increases Risk of Heart Attack or Death by 30 Percent

...ease events (heart attack, coronary angiography or bypass surgery) or died. Sleep apnea triggers the bodys fight or flight mechanism, which decreases the amount of blood pumped to the heart. Repeated episodes every night for a few years can starve the heart of enough oxygen when it is combined with the bo...

Moderate Drinking Lowers Women's Risk of Heart Attack

...ms. Women who had a prior heart attack, coronary bypass surgery,angioplasty, angina or a previous diagnosis of cardiovascular diseasewere excluded from the study. Participants -- 320 heart attack patients and 1,565 controls -- wereenrolled between 1996 and 2001. Extensive information was collected on t...

FDA Refuses to Lift Ban on Blood Donation by Gays

...blood increases everyday. Americans undergo more bypass operations, organ transplants, C-sections, hip and joint replacements, and other treatments every year. All require the use of blood. And as more and more people live with immune disorders or diseases that hamper their ability to make blood, the dem...

A Tipple a Day may Be heart Friendly for Women

...s. Women who had a prior heart attack, coronary bypass surgery, angioplasty, angina or a previous diagnosis of cardiovascular disease were excluded from the study. Participants -- 320 heart attack patients and 1,565 controls -- were enrolled between 1996 and 2001. Extensive information was collected o...

Link Between Gastric Bypass Surgery and Neurological Conditions

...ingly popular weight-loss surgery known as gastric bypass and several serious neurological conditions. Ka... study concludes that patients who undergo gastric bypass surgery, also known as bariatric surgery, are at risk for long-term vitamin and mineral deficiencies...

New Insights into Chronic Inflammation and Atherosclerosis

...the aortas of recent recipients of coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery, comparing biopsy specimens from patients with inflammatory rheumatic disease to those from patients without it. Their study affirms inflammatory rheumatic disease and smoking as independent predictors of vessel wall inflammation...

Off-label and Untested Use of Drug-coated Stents Appears Widespread

...indications included use of stents for restenosis, bypass graft lesion, and long lesions. Untested indications included left main, ostial, bifurcation, or total occlusion lesions. The authors observed that approximately half of all use of drug-eluting stents occurs in off-label or untested settings. "Of 5...

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