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Former French PM Rocard Discharged from Kolkata Hospital

...lth and memory is concerned," said G. K. Prusty, a neurosurgeon at CMRI. Rocard, 76, fell ill minutes before attending an event organised by the West Bengal Government on June 30 and was immediately rushed to the Calcutta Medical Research Institute (CMRI) Hospital. A brain scan revealed a blood clot and he wa...

Potential Of Epilepsy Surgeries Are Not Fully Harnessed Say Brain Specialists

...ew years ago, according to Dr. P. David Adelson, a neurosurgeon at the Pittsburgh children's hospital.Between 3,000 and 5,000 of the operations are performed annually, an increase from 1,500 in the early 1990s, estimates Dr. Robert Gumnit of the University of Minnesota, who heads the National Association of Epile...

British Doctor’s Pat for Indian Hospital

...tern." His wife, a former teacher, was seen by a neurosurgeon and given CT scans. As well as suffering severe bruising to her brain, she had fractured her pelvis and spent five days in intensive care before being transferred to New Delhi. More intensive treatment followed, but the contusions to her brain had ...

National Neurosurgery Awareness Week Kicks Off During Annual Meeting of the AANS

...AW is to help educate people about the role of the neurosurgeon in treating a wide range of medical conditions and diseases,' stated Ghassan K. Bejjani, MD, AANS spokesperson. When people hear the word 'neurosurgeon,' most think 'brain surgeon.' However, neurosurgeons are medical specialists who diagnose and trea...

Canada’s Conjoined Twins Growing Normall

...a potential separation surgery will be viable. The neurosurgeon attending to them has explained that a separation surgery is fraught with risks....

A New Technology for Safe Tumor Surgery

...d safely,’ explains Robert Spinner, M.D., the lead neurosurgeon on the Mayo Clinic team. A standardized surgical approach for safe and complete removal of sciatic notch dumbbell-shaped tumors has been problematic for at least three reasons. These tumors are: relatively rare and therefore hard to study, anatom...

Dog’s Death During Demonstration Creates Uproa

...Agriculture who are probing this incident now. A neurosurgeon was conducting an experiment to test a medical device in the presence of twenty five sales personnel on this mixed breed dog when the animal developed aneurism and had to be euthanized subsequently. A letter describing this event had been sent to USD...

Genes That Allow Brain Cancer-Causing Stem Cells to Resist Treatment Identified

...hibit a cell death process called apoptosis,” said neurosurgeon John S. Yu, M.D., co-director of the Comprehensive Brain Tumor Program at Cedars-Sinai and senior author of the journal article. Normal stem cells are “immature” cells that have the potential to become any of several types of cells. Cancer stem cel...

Awake Surgery to treat Brain tumours

...s and epilepsy.” Mr Donnacha O’Brien, consultant neurosurgeon at Beaumont Hospital, said, “More has to be done to continue to improve survival times and quality of life for patients with brain tumours.“It is now appropiate to look at combining surgery, radiotherapy and chemotherapy to make a more aggressive tre...

fMRI Prior to surgery Could Help In Outcome Of Tumor Surgery

... 22 patients. In six patients who had surgery, the neurosurgeon specifically commented that knowledge of the fMRI results enabled a more complete resection than otherwise would have been achieved. No neurological deficits were documented in any patients after undergoing surgical tumor removal. After completin...

New Carrier Developed To Deliver Drugs to Gliomas

...nd was conducted by under Adam N. Mamelak, M.D., a neurosurgeon at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center's Maxine Dunitz Neurosurgical Institute. About 18 patients participated in the trial and it was found to very safe. Now a larger phase two trial is underway to assess the effectiveness of multiple doses. The main advan...

Brain Surgery Without the Surgery?

...too, can be treated without open surgery, says U-M neurosurgeon B. Gregory Thompson, M.D., head of cerebrovascular and endovascular neurosurgery at U-M who performs both open-cranial microsurgery and minimally invasive endovascular procedures. “An aneurysm is a ballooning, a little weak spot like one on a tire ...

Official Lapse Makes the Patient Wait

...gures. This is because the first referral to see a neurosurgeon was not officially recorded.On the other hand the health officials are announcing that they have reduced the waiting times for initial hospital consultations to six months. Mrs Jordan said that she is not alone but there are unknown numbers of pati...

Radiation Therapy Made More Compatible

...sity and Brookhaven Lab, and Pantaleo Romanelli, a neurosurgeon from NEUROMED Medical Center, the technique may also have applications in treating a wide range of benign and malignant brain tumors and other functional brain disorders such as epilepsy and Parkinson's disease. Soure: Eurekalert...

Survival Rates of Heart Attack Improving

...e patients who received care from a neurologist or neurosurgeon also tended to have better survival rates....

Intractable Seizures Can Be Handled By A Three-Stage Brain Operation, Neurosurgeon

A neurosurgeon has reported his promising results about a three-s...being performed at NYU Medical Center by pediatric neurosurgeon Howard Weiner, M.D., Associate Professor of Neurosurgery and Pediatrics at New York University Schoo...

Treat Spondylitis With Keyhole Surgery

A neurosurgeon in Lucknow has today developed a new drill to help with the keyhole approach to spinal surgery especially keyhole surgery for// cervical spondylitis and disk prolapse. Ravi Dev, a young associate professor in the department of neurosurgery at King ...

New Device Developed For Treating Cervical Spondylitis

A neurosurgeon here claims to have developed a device to facilitate keyhole surgery for cervical spondylitis and disk prolapse, in what is being regarded as a breakthrough in spinal treatment. // Ravi Dev, a young associate professor in the department of neurosu...

HIV Infected Body Parts Stolen: Biomedical Tissue Services To Face Legal Action

...ed a case against the company was intimated by her neurosurgeon that some part of the tissue could have been used for the surgery. Following notification, the woman underwent three Medtronic sponsored AIDS test. The first test came out positive and the second one negative. The result of the third test is yet to b...

Never undermine the importance of calcium and Vitamin D

...he point is Dr. Joseph C. Maroon, a world-renowned neurosurgeon and GNC Corporation's national medical consultant "Human beings require these essential nutrients to grow and thrive and to reduce the risk of chronic health problems. Vitamin D and calcium are essential in maintaining healthy bones and teeth. This f...

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