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Survey Shows Emergency Services Of British Hospitals Doing A Good Job

...angioplasty, where a small balloon at the tip of a catheter tube is inserted via an artery and guided to the blocked heart artery. It leaves in place a stent - which pushes back the fatty deposits in the artery. In 2006-07, this was the main or first treatment for 3,192 patients in England and Wales, twice t...

Mayo Clinic Physicians Have Adapted Real-time 3-D Ultrasound Imaging Devices

...g the imaging technique to help physicians place a catheter filled with local anesthetic next to the nerve, they numbed it to block pain signals from being transmitted to the brain of the patient, who was sedated. When the brain doesnt know surgery is under way because the nerve is inactivated, it doesnt mo...

UK Hospital Performs Heart Surgery Using Robotic Arm

...y can carry out. During the procedure, known as catheter ablation, several thin wires and tubes are inserted through a vein in the groin and guided into the heart where they deliver an electric current to specific areas of heart muscle. The electric current destroys tiny portions of heart tissue which caus...

US Supreme Court Could Protect Medical Equipment Manufacturers from Law Suits

...appeal of a patient who was injured when a balloon catheter it made ruptured during an angioplasty in 1996. .... Riegels surgeon should not have used the balloon catheter because of Mr. Riegels condition and that the surgeon used the device in a manner inconsistent with ...

UN Agencys Checklist on Health Care Error

...ntrol concentrated electrolyte solutions and avoid catheter and tubing connection problems. According to Liam Donaldson, the head of the WHO's World Health Alliance, "Any of those things could kill or harm us, so, this isn't some remote idea that affects people who are patients in other parts of the world t...

WHO Launches Effort to Stop Spread of HIV, Other Infections from Hospitals

...ng concentrated electrolyte solutions and avoiding catheter and tubing connection problems. "We were struck with the commonality of these problems around the world," Dennis O'Leary, head of the commission that evaluates and accredits U.S. hospitals and an author of the recommendations, said. Liam Donaldson...

First Ultrasound Thrombolysis in U.S. Performed at Emory University Hospital

...d assisted thrombolysis incorporates use of a tiny catheter that houses an ultrasound wire and medications whi... clots. "Ultrasound assisted thrombolysis uses a catheter that houses an ultrasound wire which causes fragmentation of the clot, while dripping clot busting m...

Novel Catheter Technique Successfully Patches Holes in the Heart

A novel catheter technique for patching holes in the heart may make...ry." To track the long-term effectiveness of the catheter procedure, Dr. Martinez and his colleagues reviewed the medical records of 10 patients treated with ...

New Approach to Treating Precancerous Esophagus Condition

...that delivering concentrated radio waves through a catheter inserted down the esophagus can effectively treat ...e, which takes about 20 to 30 minutes, we insert a catheter down the esophagus and superficially burn the layer of cells that are abnormal," Pavey said. "The pr...

New Wireless System Developed to Detect Esophageal Reflux

...ndard procedures, which require placing a flexible catheter tube through the nose and down into the esophagus....u change the way you eat, explained Dr. Tang. No catheter is required with the RFID system, so doctors are hopeful that the system makes it easier to follow n...

First-Ever Robotic Pancreatectomy Performed at UIC

...operating room, where they were injected through a catheter into a vein in the patient's liver. Without a pancreas to produce insulin, Near would need insulin for the rest of his life. By transplanting the patient's own islets cells, there is no risk of rejection as in other organ transplants, and the cells l...

UN Agency’s Checklist on Health Care Erro

...ntrol concentrated electrolyte solutions and avoid catheter and tubing connection problems. According to Liam Donaldson, the head of the WHO's World Health Alliance, "Any of those things could kill or harm us, so, this isn't some remote idea that affects people who are patients in other parts of the world t...

Bypass Surgery, Drug-eluting Stents Possess Similar Risk and Outcome

...h stents, then it is reasonable to treat them by a catheter rather than by surgery. If we can't do a good job with stents, then bypass is the better choice." Source-Eurekalert...

Jefferson Researchers Want to Learn If Heart Defect 'at Heart' of Some Migraines

... PFO. An interventional cardiologist will insert a catheter into the heart and release a device which will form a seal around the PFO to prevent the incorrect blood flow. Typically, the procedure lasts one to two hours under local anesthesia. The other group will not have their PFO closed but will undergo a...

Campaign To Combat Medical Errors

...enting a series of evidence-based steps to improve catheter insertion and maintenance. 5. Prevent surgical site infections by taking steps before, during and after surgery to protect patients from unnecessary infections that can prolong hospital stays. 6. Prevent ventilator-associated pneumonia protecting alr...

Drugs More Effective Than Angioplasty in the Case of Heart-patients

...ire mesh tube called a stent. Physicians thread a catheter with a deflated balloon on its tip through a blood vessel in the arm or leg and into a blocked artery in the heart. When the blockage is reached, the balloon is inflated. This pushes plaque to the side and stretches the artery wider so blood can fl...

Nonsurgical Therapy Highly Effective for Pain and Infertility in Men

...e femoral vein, then used X-ray imaging to guide a catheter up the femoral vein into the faulty vein, introducing the alcohol to seal the vein shut and allow healthy veins to take over. Source-NewswiseBR>SRM...

Multi-Year Data Shows PAD Treatment Prevents Amputation

...guidance, the interventional radiologist threads a catheter through the femoral artery in the groin to the blocked artery in the legs. He then inflates a balloon to open the blood vessel where it is narrowed or blocked. In some cases, this is held open with a stent, a tiny metal cylinder. This is a minimally ...

Edmonton Health Center Offers Hope to Spastic Patients

...rogrammable pump feeds the drug baclofen through a catheter to an area surrounding the spinal cord. The host of satisfied patients leaving the center is proof enough of the quality of services. Gavin, a 9 -year -old boy developed an involuntary kicking and flailing of his legs, all of a sudden before his...

Potential for Adult Stem Cells to Repair Hearts Damaged Investigated

...The researchers then use a special investigational catheter that functions like a "global positioning system" to precisely deliver CD34+ cells, or placebo, into the areas of the heart that have been identified as having poor blood flow. Subjects are randomly selected to receive either one of two dosing leve...

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