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Health Tourists Put Spanish Service Under Strain

...ckest in Spain." Having come over for a varicose veins operation "she obtained an appointment within a few months whereas in England we'd have waited for years," says husband Keith. But faced with increasing numbers of foreign patients in areas favoured by tourists such as Andalusia in the south and th...

Thrombosis Risk in Travel Lasting Over Four Hours is Higher: WHO

...hours. This is due to a stagnation of blood in the veins caused by prolonged immobility, which can promote blood clot formation in veins. One study within the project examining flights in particular found that those taking multiple flights over a short period of time are also at higher risk. This is bec...

Clinical Approach Defined for Superior Vena Cava Syndrome

... the cases. Arm edema and distended neck and chest veins are also common clinical presentations. Review of the literature and case studies presented at Yale Cancer Center led the authors to carefully evaluate the management of superior vena cava syndrome. Their findings strongly encouraged the careful ev...

First Ultrasound Thrombolysis in U.S. Performed at Emory University Hospital

...relieve a major system of clotting that filled the veins of the patient's leg, pelvis and inferior vena cav...egs. These clots can, in turn, form in superficial veins in deep veins. While blood clots in superficial veins rarely cause serious problems, clots in deep v...

Surgeons Perform Nasal Reconstruction for War Veteran Using His Own Body Parts

... dozen bits of bone, cartilage, skin, arteries and veins to rebuild Fletchers nose. All materials were taken from spare or renewable parts of his own body. Fletchers new nose is completely functional. He can breathe and sneeze through it, and expectations are that he will soon be sensitive to smell and t...

Jolies Slimmer Arms Shows Her Prominent Veins

The prominent veins on the arms of the very slimmed down actress Angelina Jolies makes her veins stand out on her very skinny arms. The skinny and veiny appearance of the arms forced an American...

Surgeons Shocked By Green-Blooded Man

...as startled to discover green blood flowing in the veins of a man prepped for surgery. The 42-year-old man was being operated upon to prevent his condition-compartment syndrome from worsening. The man had fallen asleep on his knees and developed the condition. In compartment syndrome, pressure builds in...

Mums Death is Reason Behind Jolies Dramatic Weightloss

...ed sick about her thinning frame, especially after veins have also popped up on her arms, hands and wrists,...According to health and fitness experts, prominent veins such as the ones Angelina is being increasingly seen with are usually a sign of physical over-exerti...

A Single High Fat Meal Could Boost Blood Pressures

...ps in his subjects were due to the constriction of veins and arteries in the body, which forces the heart to beat harder to circulate blood through. Over time, Campbell says, the problem might become cumulative, with such vessel constriction becoming permanent after a steady influx of high fat foods. T...

NRI Brings to India Effective Pain Relief Therapy

...apy, which sends magnetic pulses through the blood veins and increases blood circulation to take away the p...rly. "We send electromagnetic pulses through the veins which clears the blockages," Yadav told IANS. He said the blood pressure in the leg should normall...

Combined Imaging Approach may Be Effective in Diagnosing Some Brain Clots

...n patients with difficult-to-detect blood clots in veins of the brain. James Leach, MD, reports these fin... patients with chronic thrombosis (blood clots) in veins of the brain. "Detailed contrast-enhanced techniques produce more defined distinctions between ab...

Combined Imaging Approach may Provide Better Identification of Difficult-to-diagnose Brain Clots

...n patients with difficult-to-detect blood clots in veins of the brain. James Leach, MD, reports these fin... patients with chronic thrombosis (blood clots) in veins of the brain. "Detailed contrast-enhanced techniques produce more defined distinctions between abn...

New Chemistry Approach Promises Less Expensive Drugs

...t MacMillan's work shows that there still are rich veins waiting to be mined," said Schwab, also a program director at the NIH's National Institute of General Medical Sciences, which supported the work. "What's particularly exciting to me is the depth and rigor of the analysis that enabled this very creati...

Artificial Vein to Boost Surgery and Ease Patient Trauma

Doctors have for long relied on veins taken out of a person’s body to replace narrowed, ...trauma. This is by eliminating the need to extract veins needed for an operation from the patient himself. According to Stonebridge and colleagues who cre...

You may Be Risking Fatal Blood Clots Even While Reading This

... condition in which a blood clot forms in the deep veins of the legs. The condition can be fatal if part of the clot breaks off and blocks a blood vessel in the lungs. The condition has been linked to long-haul flights and dubbed "economy class syndrome," because passengers traveling coach often do not ...

Nonsurgical Therapy Highly Effective for Pain and Infertility in Men

...rgery// for the treatment of varicoceles (varicose veins in the testicle and scrotum). This condition in me...he procedure to sclerose, or close off, the faulty veins so they can no longer enlarge with blood, alleviating the symptoms. After the outpatient procedure, ...

DVT Treatment Vacuums Away Blood Clots – Prevents Disabilit

...evious studies have shown that clots in the larger veins will rarely clear on their own. The research was presented today at the Society of Interventional Radiology’s 32nd Annual Scientific Meeting. “The new combination technique offers a significant advancement in the treatment of DVT, often allowing th...

New Imaging Technique Tracks Traffic Patterns of White Blood Cells

...d inner workings of white blood cells in the small veins and bone marrow of mice. “Intravital micropscopy (IVM) has contributed enormously to the recent mechanistic advances in leukocyte trafficking,” wrote Mount Sinai School of Medicine researchers lead author Elaine Y. Chiang, Andres Hidalgo, Jungshan ...

GPs Suggested to Provide More Than Just Consultations

...ions such as that for hernias, cataracts, varicose veins and other minor problems. According to Thome, this is an effective way to improve patient care, increase efficiency as well as cut costs. The suggestions follow the government’s recent policies aimed at bringing patient care closer to home. Says ...

New Guidelines for Diagnosis of Venous Thromboembolism

...ccurs when such a clot, usually originating in the veins of the leg, obstructs the pulmonary artery or one of its branches. A large embolus may result in acute heart failure or sudden death. More than 200,000 deaths each year are associated with VTE in the United States. The Annals of Family Medicine and...

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