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Bypass Heart Surgery Performed Without General Anesthesia

...the arterial revascularization. Eventually we want surgical bypass to be the first line of therapy not the last resort when everything else fails." In this specific case the incision was about 2-1/2 inches, he added....

NEW ROBOTIC SURGERY ARM APPROVED BY FDA

...ms that can perform the surgery using a variety of surgical tools. The product, the Da Vinci Surgical System, ...asier, more intricate motion and better control of surgical tools. The new robotic system is intended to be used in an operating room in laparoscopic procedure...

Abortion Pill approved by FDA

...de and used by European women as an alternative to surgical abortion in early pregnancy. It has now been approved by FDA for sale in the USA. It will be avilable as Mifeprex. Gloria Feldt, president of Planned Parenthood Inc said,"Mifepristone, or the early-abortion pill, is assignificant a technological adv...

Levothyroxine Thyroid Hormone Replacement, Approved for Hypothyroidism

...e in conditions such as thyroiditis, goiter, or on surgical removal of the thyroid gland. Other or previously-used medications, such as Synthroid, Cytomel, Euthyroid, Thyrolar, and Armour Thyroid, are often difficult to control, and sometimes results in symptoms of hyperthyroidism. Levothyroxine sodium (U...

General Anesthesia Safe For Children On Ketogenic Diet Suffering From Epilepsy

...n are beyond words. One stumbling handicap in the surgical treatment of such children was the feasibility of administering General Anesthesia to these children. In many cases the anesthesia times ranged from 1 to 10 hours with procedures ranging from central line placement to hemispherectomy. There is how...

Oracle Corp. to help build world's first "Digital Hospital"

... to a release on Monday, issued by the out patient surgical rehabilitation chain. The digital hospital will feature inpatient beds with display screens connected to the Internet, electronic medical records storage, digital imaging and a wireless communications network permitting doctors and other caregivers t...

Morning after pill effective up to five days after having unprotected sex

... options to escape pregnancy narrowed. These were, surgical abortion or the abortion pill RU- 486, use of which is not legal in many countries. The scientists studied 300 women after they had unprotected sex and distributed the morning after pill to half the group within 3 days and to half the group after 3 ...

Lose stomach for Life....Preventive removal of stomach saves the risk of cancer

...udy and after thorough counselling they underwent surgical removal of stomach. "The somehow surprising and medically fascinating observation was that all five cases had small gastric cancers in the removed stomach, which were detected after very thorough pathological examination," said co-author Dr. Carlo...

Arthroscopy for Ankles

A surgical procedure widely used on knees can also repair dam... treating ankles.// As it is a minimally invasive surgical technique it is being applied in new ways by orthopedic surgeons to relieve different ankle problems...

Blocked viens block eye sight

...tated that the probe has advantages over the other surgical needles as this probe does not damage the vulnerable vein. He now plans to test how good the plasma-powered bullets are at cutting tissue during microsurgery. As lasers tend to damage the surrounding tissues by creating bubbles in local body fluids, ...

New scalpel probes into cancer

...ncision has been cleared of cancerous cells. In a surgical scalpel situation, an aspirator would vacuum fluid from the incision to the microcavity laser enclosed in the scalpel's handle. Information would then be transmitted from the scalpel to the computer by optical fibre.This new recovery might prove a bo...

'Sweaty palms syndrome' can be cured by surgery

...ped to1.79 in just 2 weeks after surgery. Recent surgical advances allow surgeons to operate through incisions about a half-inch long made in the armpit. A tiny scope with a TV camera is inserted into the incision and moved along the chest until it reaches the nerve associated with excessive sweating. The p...

A treatment for blindness

A surgical technique to correct a blinding condition in prema...egal blindness 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...

Radiation before surgery cuts cancer recurrence

According to a report, giving radiation to surgical treatment for rectal cancer may not make much difference in the survival of patients. But the findings suggest that the radiation treatments given before surgery may help improve the patient's quality of life by reducing the rate of cancer recurrence...

New pancreatic surgery

...omplications - using different methods to heal the surgical wound....

Levels Of Blood Proteins May Help Heart Disease Care

...levated levels of IL-6 may be candidates for early surgical intervention. Overall, patients with higher levels of IL-6 were more likely to die than those with lower levels. And while surgery reduced mortality by about 5% in the patients with high IL-6 levels, it had no effect on mortality among those with low...

Gene Treatment for Heart Disease

... for people 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...

Burden of lung disease

... within five years. The best chance they’ve got is surgical resection – for which the UK has one of the lowest rates. This may be because the UK has a relatively elderly population with lung cancer – risks of surgery are greater with age and associated conditions like heart disease. Or it may be that people p...

Third artificial heart patient introduced

... appeared at a news conference with members of his surgical team from the Texas Heart Institute, where he underwent surgery on September 26, 2001. The AbioCor heart is a battery-powered plastic-and-titanium device that's completely implanted into the patient. Its internal battery is continually recharged b...

Robots craft medical history

...eon who conducted the operation says.The robotical surgical system, called Zeus, is manufactured by hi-tech me... site on a monitor. With a computer interface, the surgical instruments replicate the surgeon's actions at the operative site in real time, the company says.In ...

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