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Son Donates Part of Liver to Ailing Father, Transplant Successful

...joining theatres with city's four liver transplant surgeons present. The surgeons believe the technique will offer new hope to the 300 plus people on the liver transplant waiting lis...

Pediatricians Face Malpractice Crisis

...ately 60% of all private practicing physicians and surgeons in the United States. "While I don't want to minimize the horror of being sued, the numbers don't bear this [malpractice] out as a problem for pediatricians," said Dr. Carroll. Although children are responsible for a large percentage of healthcar...

New Device to Treat Snoring and Sleep Apnea

... the new procedure - which takes just 15 minutes - surgeons make a tiny incision in the side of the neck and then implant a small metal anchor-shaped device, about one millimetre long, in the base of the tongue in the throat. Another metal anchor is implanted into the lower jawbone, reported the online editio...

Tenaxis Medical Inc. Announces First Human Use of Vascular Sealant

...general surgical markets, announced that vascular surgeons at the Krankenhaus Friedrichstadt in Dresden, Germany were the first to clinically use their novel high performance vascular sealant, ArterX(TM). The investigational product was used on a 74 year old man suffering from vascular insufficiency of th...

Doctors Not Exempt from Competition Law, Australian Commission Warns

... ACCC successfully sued two eminent Adelaide heart surgeons for anti-competitive conduct. Federal Court judge ...ed a closed shop that inhibited the entry of other surgeons to the Adelaide heart-surgery market. He imposed a civil penalty of $55,000, plus $5000 towards t...

Botox Offers Via Mail Order Enrages Plastic Surgeons

Plastic surgeons are outraged by a recent advertisement for botox operations made via a clothing catalogue. The offending feature , which belongs to the plastic surgery firm- Transform, and which shared space with items of clothing from company Grattan, has been rece...

Stem Cells In Belly Fat To Enhance Or Reconstruct Breasts

...jections have become common practice among plastic surgeons during the last 15 years or so, according to Dr. B...eons, says: Its become common practice for plastic surgeons to use the patient's own fat in filling in defects such as around the eyes, in the nasolabial (nose ...

Neoprene Sleeve in Anterior Cruciate Ligament Surgery

...earch. Until then, these decisions are left to the surgeons discretion. ACL functional knee braces are made by several different companies and have a variety of looks and fitting instructions. They are intended to limit abnormal movement of the knee and prevent excessive strain on the ACL or new graft. The...

Navigating Healthcare

...sylvania issued its latest report showing how much surgeons and hospitals earned on each surgery. The report s...pared. Hospitals aren't all created equal, nor are surgeons -- or patients. A patient may do better or not so well, depending not only on the surgeon's skill, b...

Organ Donors Solicited During UKs National Transplant Week

...60 per cent of his healthy liver to his father.The surgeons believe the technique will offer new hope to the 300 or so people on the liver transplant waiting list at any one time. Cystic fibrosis is another such disorder that can be helped by organ transplants. The first successful heart-lung transplant for...

Electronic Medical Records can Pay You Within 16 Months

...e of several factors behind the recent push to get surgeons and other health care providers to go electronic, according to David A. Krusch, MD, FACS, of the University of Rochester Department of Surgery and co-author of the study. "Health care providers most frequently cite cost as primary obstacle to adopt...

Surgical Repair of Athletic Hernia Speeds Return to Play

...he area affected, allowing easier recovery. Other surgeons have been successful with different approaches including primary repair and repair with laparoscopic techniques, Dr. Brunt comments. For us, tension-free mesh has resulted in a consistent return to athletic competition and earlier activity than a pri...

Tumor Painting to Fight Against Cancer

...d Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center will help surgeons see where a tumor begins and ends more precisely ...con Cy5.5.Until now there has been no way to allow surgeons to see tumors live during surgery. Chlorotoxin:Cy5.5 is a fluorescent molecular beacon that emits p...

Scorpion Venom may Help Treat Cancer

...Daily Mail. Scientists believe it will help guide surgeons and result in more successful treatment. "By allowing surgeons to see cancer that would be undetectable by other means, we can give our patients better outcomes," ...

Men Under Knife to Reduce Bulging Waistline in Britian

... senior soldier, General Sir Mike Jackson, 63, had surgeons remove the bags under his eyes. Former Italian premier Silvio Berlusconi, 70, had a facelift and hair transplant three years ago, while singer Julio Iglesias, 63, also admits to plastic surgery, as does 66-year-old nightclub owner Peter Stringfellow....

TB Traveler Underwent Surgery to Remove Infected Lung Tissue

...rom parts of the airway that were connected. The surgeons needed a lot of precise inspection to find those blood vessels that were buried in this diseased tissue and then divide them so the lung could come out. Otherwise there could be bleeding which would fill up the cavity. Once the diseased area of the...

UK Hospital Performs Heart Surgery Using Robotic Arm

...e an abnormal heartbeat. With the Sensei robot, surgeons use a joystick on a computer console to more accurately position and control the wires, which often need to be placed in locations that are difficult to reach. In the future the system could be automated so the robot guides the wires to a point in...

Hip and Knee Replacements Becoming More Patient-friendly

...that infection rate will be minimal there and that surgeons would wear specially designed suits (resembling space-suits) while operating. "Joint replacement basically means replacing painful, arthritic, worn or diseased parts of the joint with artificial metal and plastic surfaces so as to allow joint movem...

Around the World in 86 Days ... on Motorbike With Double-hand Transplant

...rthern hemisphere. After pleading with almost 50 surgeons in Austria and around the world, Kelz finally got his two hands in March 2000. He was the second person only to receive a double hand transplant, two months after surgeon Jean-Michel Dubernard performed the world's first such operation on a man in Fr...

Website Offers to Help Women Raise Money for Breast Enhancement

...thing is loaded and repulsive. British cosmetic surgeons have denounced the pose-and-procure strategy as b...e do have relationships with a variety of cosmetic surgeons and often provide our female clientele with other cosmetic surgeries at no cost. We are dedicated ...

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