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Bypass Heart Surgery Performed Without General Anesthesia

...are operated in this way may not have 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 advances in the bypass surgery Dr.Zenati said, "Elimination of the heart lung machine so that our surgery is done now us...

Brain death – How to cope with it

... in a report in the British Medical Journal. The intensive care specialist at South Cleveland Hospital in Middlesbrough, northern England, and his colleagues said relatives should be counseled before they witness the tests, which confirm that the body can no longer function without medical assistance. "It ...

And now live birth on the internet.com?

...very useful if the baby is premature and is in the intensive neonatal unit, where visitors are not allowed. Thi...till keep the kid within the safe precincts of the intensive care unit. Also the local custom of home confinement of one month for a mother after childbirth make...

Award for TTK Chitra heart valve prosthesis

... the device started during the early eighties with intensive research and brought to clinical usage during December 1990. The product costing around Rs. 18,000 (nearly on third of the cost of the imported artificial valves) has been successfully commercialized by TTK Healthcare Limited (formerly TTK Pharma), C...

Surgeons implant second artificial heart

...patient, who was not identified, was recovering in intensive care at Jewish Hospital in Louisville, the hospita... a month and was transferred out of the hospital's intensive care unit earlier this month.The manufacturer of the heart has been given initial regulatory approva...

Recovery from lung injury

...s needed more time on the ventilator and longer in intensive care. And the survival rate tended to decrease with each decade of age. The researchers conclude that age should not be a factor in deciding whether a patient needs a ventilator....

Effect of Osteosarcoma predicted by scans

...he prognosis. These patients could be offered more intensive therapy - and the impact of this is now being investigated in an additional study....

Look out for sepsis

...cer together, and is the leading cause of death in intensive care. Dr Jean-Louis, a critical care expert at the University of Belgium, thinks everyone should be more aware of the possibility of sepsis. Symptoms include fever and shaking chills, reduced mental alertness might be with confusion nausea and vomi...

Leeches help in tissue transfer

... an average of 6.6 days. Most patients were in the intensive care unit for less than 15 days. Researchers say each leech sucked out between 5ml and 15ml of blood from the tissue. The bite marks then continued to bleed out another 20ml to 50ml afterwards. In this therapy doctors felt that this is effective in r...

Lung cancer gets better with new radiotherapy rule

....// But better results have been found from a more intensive programme known as CHART which uses three doses a day for 12 days. Now researchers at the Mount Vernon Hospital, Middlesex, England, have taken CHART further. Using computer models, they suggested that a higher dose of radiotherapy, over 18 days, w...

Space research leads to needle-free blood tests

... or ear. It's a standard piece of equipment in the intensive care unit. But we could do far more with near infrared. The researchers are currently looking at how to take account of different skin colours and levels of body fat in interpreting the result. They think the first applications of near infrared will ...

Specialist care convalesces intensive care survival

...have analysed the evidence on managing patients in intensive care units (ICUs). //They have found that patients do much better if they are cared for by a doctor who is a specialist in critical care medicine. Previous research has suggested that the involvement of an 'intensivist' reduces death rates by ten p...

Sepsis treatment functions best in difficult cases

... failure. In fact, sepsis claims many lives in the intensive care unit, because patients here are very vulnerable to infection. Treatment is usually by anti-inflammatory agents, which can damp down the infection. But success of anti-inflammatory agents is variable. Researchers in the US carried out a large r...

Need for Blood Transfusions reduced

...y a new substance. A study showed that patients in intensive care with a lowered need for transfusion were the ones who had received weekly administration //of the man-made protein. Researchers examined the effectiveness of a substance called recombinant human erythropoietin, or rHuEPO, that stimulates the bo...

Machines take over the battle against hospital bugs

...tarted with monitoring the normal situation in the intensive care unit at St. James's University Hospital, which has had recurrent problems with acinetobacter infections, for the first six months. Researchers took samples from surfaces, patients and from the air to monitor bacteria levels, and logged the numbe...

Poorer breast cancer prognosis with reduced physical activity

...There was also indication that women who underwent intensive therapies such as surgery, radiation and chemotherapy had a 50% decrease in their physical activity as compared to only a 24-percent decline in patients treated with surgery alone. Those women who underwent radiation therapy had a 24-percent decline ...

Viral encephalitis can cause more damage than already known

...hat 11 of the victims were admitted toneurological intensive care, while four developed severe movement disorde...ffered from these movementdisorders had to stay in intensive care for nearly 55 days, those not affectedneeded an average stay of 16 days. Out of these patients ...

In Chronic Diseases - Poor compliance of Patients with drug treatment

...cessary use of emergency room and highly expensive intensive care services." Rational use of medicines means good prescribing and full adherence to the prescriptions. "Health professionals witness the need for better patients' adherence to the treatments they are prescribed. Given that the health care system...

Father of CPR dies at 79

...untry's first physician-staffed, multidisciplinary intensive care unit. He also developed the "ABCs of CPR," a ... a Resusci-Anne doll. Safar established the first intensive care unit in 1958 at the Baltimore City Hospital. There already were such units for specific ailment...

Low Birth Weight infants could have Problems in the Future

...hildren who were born in the early era of neonatal intensive care. These studies suggest these children are likely to have a lower IQ and lower academic achievement scores than children born at a normal weight. Researchers from Canada, led a large study to determine if there is an association between learnin...

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