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Genetic Disease Causes hearing loss

...eral small operative series indicate that complete resection of ELSTs can be curative, can alleviate vestibular symptomatology, and can be performed with hearing preservation and minimal morbidity. Therefore, in patients with hearing and imaging evidence of an ELST, surgery may be considered after weighing it...

Tumor Painting to Fight Against Cancer

...s the potential to save lives and make brain tumor resection safer. Surgery remains a primary form of cancer therapy. Despite advances in surgical tools, surgeons currently rely on color, texture or blood supply to differentiate tumor from normal tissue, a distinction that is often subtle and imperfect. Th...

Use of MRI and MRS With New Surgical Technique Proves Helpful

...undle (NVB) which allowed the surgeon to plan wide resection of the NVB on the involved side to achieve negative surgical margins. 'The MR imaging, if done accurately, can provide a road map of the prostate, telling the surgeon if one of the NVBs are involved before the patient is taken to surgery, and if so...

Cell Genesys Reports Additional Data From Phase 2 Clinical Trial of GVAX Immunotherapy for Pancreatic Cancer

...pancreatic cancer who received GVAX after surgical resection of their tumor and adjuvant radiation and chemothe...product. All patients underwent extensive surgical resection of their tumors. The immunotherapy was administered as an intradermal (under the skin) injection bef...

Alcohol Injections to Tolerate Mortons Neuroma

...nt numbness and loss of sensation that accompanies resection of the nerve at surgery, he said....

Stem Cells Speed Growth of Healthy Liver Tissue

...nancies who were unable to undergo surgery because resection would leave less than 25 percent of their total liver volume. Six of the patients underwent both PVE and injection of bone marrow stem cells. Seven patients underwent only PVE. Computed tomography (CT) scans were performed before and up to five we...

Stem Cells to Treat Liver Cancer

...nancies who were unable to undergo surgery because resection would leave less than 25 percent of their total liver volume. Six of the patients underwent both PVE and injection of bone marrow stem cells. Seven patients underwent only PVE. Computed tomography (CT) scans were performed before and up to five wee...

New Surgical Technique Decreases Colorectal OR Time

..., a sometimes difficult and laborious laparoscopic resection is not necessary. Our study may show that these advantages help cut down on the time of the surgery." Hand-assist devices are currently used for other abdominal surgeries, including for the stomach and spleen. Source-Newswise...

New, Minimally-Invasive Surgery for the Morbidly Obese

...hese obstacles and effectively treat wall defects, resection sites and fistulas.” Source-Newwise SRM...

Awake Surgery to treat Brain tumours

... should be performed more widely especially in the resection of low grade tumours but at present we do not have the trained staff and because the surgery takes 25-50% longer, we do not have enough theatre time,” Dr Farrell said. The demand for more neurosurgeons was also made, as there are only six consulta...

Radiofrequency Ablation Useful in Treating Ovarian Cancer Metastasis

...equency ablation instead of repeated open surgical resection for some of these patients,' she said. The study found that, after a single session, radiofreqency ablation resulted in complete necrosis in five of the six patients, said Dr. Gervais. 'We followed the patients for between eight months and 3.3 year...

fMRI Prior to surgery Could Help In Outcome Of Tumor Surgery

...wledge 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 completing this study, Dr. Petrella believes that patients who may have previously been deemed inelig...

World’s First Pediatric Laparoscopic Liver Surger

... treat other liver diseases. "Laparoscopic liver resection results in less pain and faster recovery times for...ere are no published reports of laparoscopic liver resection in a pediatric patient with cancer. "Only a handful of centers in the world perform the number of ...

Twin Treatment Could Be Used Increase Survival Rates In Advanced Melanoma

... patients were treated with peptide vaccines after resection of distant sites of disease. It was found that 5-year survival rate was 45 percent, while survival after enrollment in the trial was 3.8 years. Weber and colleagues say that the median survival rate in melanoma is 7 to 9 months. However, the current ...

Mapping Of Brain Highly Beneficial For Safer Brain Tumor Surgery

...as a safe and efficient adjunct to optimize glioma resection while preserving essential language sites."...

Just Had Bowel Surgery? Chew Gum For A Speedy Recovery

...cruited candidates who had undergone sigmoid colon resection (removal of a segment of the large intestine) for the study. The patients were divided into the experimental and control group. The experimental group participants were asked to chew sugarless gum thrice a day after the surgery. The control group mem...

New Drug Promises Hope In Multiple Drug Resistant And Latent TB Treatment

...cases, it may be even required to perform surgical resection of a part of the lung. The cost associated with such a treatment can be as high as $250,000. The drug is currently being investigated in laboratory animals to estimate the beneficial and toxic effects. An application would soon be submitted to the ...

An unlikely contender for speedy surgery recovery: Chewing gum

...veals that those who chew gum after elective colon resection surgery recover sooner than those who do not//. ...dy involves 102 patients undergoing elective colon resection surgery. The patients were divided into two groups: one receiving only the standard fare (sips of cl...

Novel Technique For Management Of Inverted Papilloma Of Frontal Sinus

...tients were managed with either initial endoscopic resection with determination for the need for an additional procedure at the time of endoscopic resection or open/endoscopic approach for isolated frontal sinus involvement.. Of the 5 patients who had their...

MRI with nanoparticles highly sensitive in detecting prostate cancer metastases

... men with prostate cancer who underwent lymph-node resection or biopsy. Prior to surgery, MRI was performed in all patients before and after infusion of nanoparticles. Of the 334 nodes removed, 63 had histologically proven metastases. With standard imaging criteria for malignancy, 45 of these nodes would have ...

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