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Bypass Heart Surgery Performed Without General Anesthesia

... this way may not have to go to the intensive care unit at all and this surgery may be undertaken as a day case surgery once it is perfected. Speaking about the other profound advances in the bypass surgery Dr.Zenati said, "Elimination of the heart lung machine so that our surgery is done now using beatin...

Award for TTK Chitra heart valve prosthesis

...vision of Prof. AV. Ramani at the TTK’s Healthcare unit in Bangalore.Reliance Industries has been providing its manufacturing facility for making polyethylene, Mr. T.T. Raghunathan, vice chairman said. Courtesy: The Hindu, 14/05/2001...

RANBAXY - enters anti-AIDS segment

...h will be converted to the final drug at Ranbaxy's unit at Dewas in Madhya pradesh. The company has plans for in keeping the vast opportunities for the segment offers. The anti-AIDS drug segment also witnessed the entry of many more pharmaceutical companies including GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals, Aurob...

Surgeons implant second artificial heart

...s transferred out of the hospital's intensive care unit earlier this month.The manufacturer of the heart has been given initial regulatory approval for testing of the device on five critically ill patients....

Micro-camera provides new breast imaging technique

... Imperial Cancer Research Fund’s clinical oncology unit at Guy’s Hospital in London to produce the “micro-camera”. // The camera – small enough to enter the opening in a nipple – is able to view the lining of the milk ducts from the inside to determine the presence of cancerous cells before they spread...

Leeches help in tissue transfer

...6.6 days. Most patients were in the intensive care unit for less than 15 days. Researchers say each leech sucked out between 5ml and 15ml of blood from the tissue. The bite marks then continued to bleed out another 20ml to 50ml afterwards. In this therapy doctors felt that this is effective in reducing th...

Latest device for identifying Melanomas

...ooks a bit like a hair drier. When the head of the unit is passed over a patient's skin, its built-in video camera captures an image of a skin lesion. It then downloads the information to the SolarScan computer, where image analysis software identifies the boundary of the lesion and key diagnostic featur...

Machines take over the battle against hospital bugs

...itoring the normal situation in the intensive care unit at St. James's University Hospital, which has had recurrent problems with acinetobacter infections, for the first six months. Researchers took samples from surfaces, patients and from the air to monitor bacteria levels, and logged the number of patie...

Swimming in Chlorinated Pools Raises Asthma Risk

...ies, according to Alfred Bernard of the toxicology unit at the Catholic University of Louvain in Brussels. // Disinfectants contain compounds that generated potentially harmful gases when they come into contact with urine or sweat from swimmers. The by-product trichloramine is thought to be responsible fo...

Reduced Fatigue Boosts Mental Health

... lung cancer patients. Researchers found for every unit of improvement in fatigue scores on the questionnaires, there was an improvement of 0.7 points in anxiety and 0.8 points in depression. According to previous studies, the most frequently identified symptom of psychological distress that accompanies ...

Father of CPR dies at 79

... doll. Safar established the first intensive care unit in 1958 at the Baltimore City Hospital. There already were such units for specific ailments, but Safar established the modern ICU that most people are familiar with today. In the 1960s, he was a founding members of the U.S. National Research Counci...

ICU Survival can be improved by Antibiotic use

Intensive care unit patients who receive a preventative round of antibiotics aimed at ridding their digestive tract of harmful bacteria are more likely to survive their ICU stay. // That’s the finding from a new study that compared results between ICU patients who wer...

Blood Sugar Linked to Deaths in ICU

...in blood sugar during a stay in the intensive care unit can increase someone’s risk of dying, report researchers who studied more //than 1,800 consecutive patients admitted to the hospital for various causes. High blood sugar, or hyperglycemia, is a common problem among critically ill patients, regardle...

Ultrasound Screening Could Improve The Outcome Of Critically ill Patients

... million patients admitted into the intensive care unit each year receive a central venous catheter. It’s ...ation for seven days, as well as an intensive care unit stay of eight days, and an additional eight days in the hospital. After calculating the costs, resea...

Common Medication Errors in Children

... medication errors in the pediatric intensive care unit are diverse in type and occur during all phases of...hus researchers feel that pediatric intensive care unit patient safety efforts that focus on medication delivery are needed. ...

The Logic Behind The Spread Of SARS

... air shaft generated from a middle-level apartment unit in that building. Investigators say the contaminated air at the top of the air shaft was then carried toward the other buildings by a northeasterly wind. All but five of the initial patients lived in the seven buildings of the complex. Management a...

Side Effects Of Some Common Drugs

...e patient had to be admitted to the intensive care unit for treatment. Five patients also required endotracheal intubation and mechanical ventilation. All of the patients recovered with treatment.The researchers note most of the patients who developed the swelling due to their ACE-inhibitors did so within...

Reconstituted Blood Better For Young Hearts

...ificantly shorter stays in both the intensive care unit and the hospital, and spent less time on a respirator after the surgery. Researchers conclude saying that their results show it could actually be worse for infants, thus researchers say abandoning this practice could help reduce hospital stays....

Patients with long ICU stay may be at risk from dying

...ad found that long term stay in the intensive care unit //of the hospital after cardiac surgery can increa...er those patients who stayed in the intensive care unit post operation for an average of 16 days, did not live to see the second year from the completion of...

Hospital asked to Compensate Victim – Judgment by Delhi High Cour

... be removed immediately as head of the orthopedics unit at Safdarjung and he should be asked to work under direct supervision till further orders The inquiry committee comprised Dr V.K. Arora, additional director general of Central Government Health Scheme, and Dr Surya Bhan, Head of Orthopedic Departme...

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