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White Cells Count Can Predict Heart Attack Death Risk

... the heart attack patients should get an immediate procedures to open clogged vessels and restore blood flow to ...ave myocardial infarction" are treated either with procedures such as balloon angioplasty or bypass surgery or are managed with medications that relieve their che...

General Anesthesia Safe For Children On Ketogenic Diet Suffering From Epilepsy

...he anesthesia times ranged from 1 to 10 hours with procedures ranging from central line placement to hemispherectomy. There is however light at the end of the tunnel for these patients, according to a report published at the American Epilepsy Society Annual Meeting at Los Angles, which was held on Monday. Ac...

Infant receives first bloodless liver transplant

...h the successful result obtained many more similar procedures will follow suit./p>...

Distraction therapy found very effective in postoperative patients

...mages and sounds should be tried in other invasive procedures like interventional radiological examinations and endoscopies. The study was presented by Dr Noah Lechtzin, a postdoctorate fellow at Johns Hopkins, at the American Thoracic Society's annual meeting on 20th May. The doctors who pioneered this distr...

Silicon eye implants

...eld, Illinois, where two of the patients underwent procedures last year. FDA has authorised for about 10 implants and the results will determine whether additional patients will be enrolled in the study.The microsurgery starts with three incisions smaller than the diameter of a needle in the white part of the...

Photographs for Diagnosis

... alone. Retinal scans are simple, non-invasive procedures (Photo: National Eye Institute, National Institutes of Health) Drugs that are effective at preventing stroke in high-risk patients are available, so doctors are keen to identify people with changes to their network of blood vessels - their vascular s...

Gene Treatment for Heart Disease

...le with heart disease range from drugs to surgical procedures that open blocked arteries and improve blood flow to the heart. But the success of these treatments has created another problem. This latest treatment option is still in early testing, but relies on the use of genes to produce proteins called gro...

Radiofrequency catheter ablation safe for infants

...d physicians are more likely to perform successful procedures in infants than those with less experience."...

Older Men Surviving Coronary Bypasses

...cts this was probably due to the smaller number of procedures performed on women. "The main improvement has been in cardiac surgery, with the increased use of arterial grafts, particularly internal mammary artery grafts," says Pell. "We know that the use of these grafts has increased over that period." Also h...

Computers may become surgeons

...surgery, endoscopies and other complicated medical procedures could be made safer and faster in the future by using computers. Scientists from the University of California, Los Angeles are examining the way people use vision// to interact with their environment and are attempting to design computer systems base...

Laser to help in root canal treatment

...to vend its Waterlase laser therapy for root canal procedures on hard and soft tissue.//The approval is the first by the FDA for a laser root canal and covers all enamel, dentin and pulpal removal as well as shaping of the root canal. The Waterlase is not a direct laser, the but alternatively furnishes optical...

Cholesterol Drug Helps After Angioplasty

...n a million Americans under angioplasty or similar procedures each year," Serruys said. "Although angioplasties are highly effective in the short-term, 2 out of every 5 patients will suffer a heart attack or will need to have bypass surgery or another angioplasty within five years." In reporting the results of...

Pig cloning for organs

...re still likely to be questions about whether such procedures are morally acceptable. Most transplant patients would have no such qualms, researchers say. "When you talk to patients and see surveys done with patients on organ waiting lists, if they're shown to be safe and effective, I think the population that ...

Artificial silicon retina

...eld, Illinois, where two of the patients underwent procedures last year. FDA has authorised for about 10 implants and the results will determine whether additional patients will be enrolled in the study.The microsurgery starts with three incisions smaller than the diameter of a needle in the white part of the...

Blood Vessel Surgery Safe for Diabetics

...s colleagues analyzed data on 7,122 major vascular procedures at a single hospital over a 13-year period. The procedures included surgery to restore blood flow in the legs, surgery on the carotid arteries in the neck, or ...

The essence of cosmetic surgery

...requency and costs of four common cosmetic surgery procedures had changed from 1980 to 1999. The procedures were: facelift, brow-lift, eyelid surgery(blepharoplasty) and nose remodelling (rhinoplasty). They f...

Heart and dental care

...iotics, bacteria introduced into the body in those procedures can travel through the blood to the heart, causing potentially deadly infections. In the study, conducted over six months, the researchers divided more than 1,400 echocardiogram patients into two group. One had an antibiotics reminder printed on the ...

Benefits in fertility procedures

Fertility procedures are generally being fleased from patients who are in for these tests. Researchers in Irvine of California, observed a study at present which will help spare some couples the cost of unnecessary fertility procedures.// Lawrence Werlin, M.D., and rese...

Heart test may detect death risk

...average age 60, who had successful catheterization procedures and did not have heart attacks or require emergency surgery. About 15 percent of the patients had CK-MB levels above normal after their procedures. Patients whose CK-MB levels were higher than five times the upper limit had a mortality risk of 7.5 ...

Comparing heart disease treatments

... surgery group. The researchers conclude that both procedures are effective and worthwhile but maybe bypass is more successful in the long-term, as stenting is more likely to need repeating....

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