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Cancer Doctors Okays Controversial Prostate Therapy

...his type of therapy is known as brachytherapy, the procedure has been performed for years by researchers, but p... treatment guidelines for prostate cancer left the procedure out. "The weight of institutional experience at NCCN members allows us to expand the guidelines to i...

Bypass Heart Surgery Performed Without General Anesthesia

...ly invasive direct coronary artery bypass (MIDCAB) procedure was performed at Pittsburgh while the patient was awake. The operation was done under thoracic epidural anesthesia. This approach may help in discharging the patient early from the hospital. Dr. Zenati from the team of doctors who performed the surge...

Vitamin B12 can help in detecting cancers

...patients the Tumors can't be easily deected. A new procedure being done at Mayo Clinic using vitamin B12 that helps doctors locate hard to find tumors. During the processes a patient is injected with radioactive vitamin B12. After three hours a gamma camera takes pictures of the body. Dr. Collins treated a pat...

Sperm washing helps couples – Breakthrough in focu

... Through this breakthrough procedure it is possible for couples to have a child without going through the traumatic possibility of contracting the dreaded virus. However the project is still being fine-tuned to make it fool proof. It is suggested that sperm washing should only be carrie...

Liver donors can thrive after transplant

...donors are strictly screened to make sure that the procedure does as little harm as possible to their health. People in need of liver donations include those with livers damaged by hepatitis C, cancer, alcohol consumption or primary biliary cirrhosis, a disease of the liver and bile ducts. Potential liver don...

Researchers urge caution in using ear tube surgery

... or researchers waited up to nine months to do the procedure if the ear fluid persisted. In the group where doctors waited, one-third of the children eventually got ear tubes. "To many doctors this will come as a surprise because it's been a matter of some controversy and speculation and some doctors are conv...

Distraction therapy found very effective in postoperative patients

...ly controlled pain in patients following a painful procedure called bronchoscopy, which involves inserting the tube into the nose or the throat to see the lungs. Pain control was improved by around 43% in those who listened to the gurgle of a brook and looked at a colourful panorama during and after the proce...

Radioactive Seeds used in Prostate Cancer treatment can migrate with the body

...other parts of the body including the lungs. In a procedure called Brachytherapy, tiny metal pellets are implanted in and around the prostate gland. The radiation emitted by these pellets destory cancer cells. But at times these pellets can erode through blood vessels and enter other areas of the body. In ...

Mechanical Heart

...n, a US hospital has announced. The revolutionary procedure is the first major advance in the development of an artificial replacement heart in nearly two decades. If successful, the device could help thousands of patients who die each year waiting for a heart transplant. Patients considered for the implant ...

Arthroscopy for Ankles

A surgical procedure widely used on knees can also repair damaged ankles claim the researchers. Arthroscopy may be the best known for repairing knee injuries, but it is also a valuable method for treating ankles.// As it is a minimally invasive surgical technique it is...

Surgery made simple

...Tracheostomy Kit would be used in the precutaneous procedure which involves giving artificial respiration to cr... passage leading to the lungs, to pass a tube.This procedure needs to be done accurately as even a slight diversion can puncture the oesophagus, which is a part ...

A treatment for blindness

...dness in about 60 percent of patients. A surgical procedure Cryotherapy, is employed in which a freezing probe is placed on the surface of the eye to destroy cells within the retina that produce the irregular blood vessels.// Researchers from New York report on a 10-year follow up of 291 children born prem...

Silicon eye implants

...men suffering from retinitis pigmentosa .The whole procedure would be about 2-1/2-hour and will take place in Central DuPage Hospital in Winfield, Illinois, where two of the patients underwent procedures last year. FDA has authorised for about 10 implants and the results will determine whether additional p...

Coronary stent leads to complications

... a clot - ironically, the actual problem which the procedure is supposed to prevent.// Till date, it has been thought that clot formation inside a stent was quite a rare event, affecting one per cent of patients. It is a serious complication, though, which often causes heart attack or sudden death. At the Du...

Acupuncture provides relief

...ture, massage or "sham" laser acupuncture (a dummy procedure to control for acupuncture). Published in the latest British Medical Journal, it found the acupuncture group had a significantly greater improvement in motion-related pain compared with massage, but surprisingly, not with the "sham" acupuncture grou...

A poke to cure your snore

...ich becomes relaxed during sleep.The "snoreplasty" procedure involves injecting a chemical called tetradecyl sulphate into the fleshy soft palate at the back of the throat. The snoreplasty technique, detailed in the New Scientist magazine, destroys some of these tissues to form scar tissue which subsequently s...

Micro-camera provides new breast imaging technique

...c has been used so far, it is also likely that the procedure may soon be possible with local anaesthetic. Pre-cancerous cells have already been identified in four women who had symptoms such as nipple discharge. br>...

Collagen improves voice quality in Parkinsonism

...cords in the larynx. For 8 of the 10 patients, the procedure led to an improvement in voice quality that lasted for at least two months. In the other cases, the disease was probably too advanced for the injection to make a difference. The surgeons think the new procedure, which does not require a general anaes...

Cement injections linked to osteoporosis

...ected an acrylic cement into the affected area - a procedure formerly done during surgery. Two weeks later//, many patients reported substantial improvements - less pain, better sleep and more mobility. A few patients did experience relapses of pain, while three developed a pulmonary embolism - a blockage in ...

Stem cell transplantation of eye

...sed by corneal blindness. The advantages of this procedure were use of patient's own tissue from the healthy eye to treat the diseased one avoiding the risk rejection, which is generally the case with cadaveric tissue....

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