Study links arm/hand swelling to number of lymph nodes removed during breast cancer surgery
In older breast cancer survivors, the number of lymph nodes removed
during surgery and the presence of cancer in the lymph nodes were the two factors most directly linked to the development of lymphedema, swelling of the arm and hand, according to a study from the Medical College of Wisconsin's Ce...
Family Planning Provision Wrongfully Removed From Economic Stimulus Package
Pelosi, Waxman on the Right Track
Boehner and Republican Party on Wrong Track
SACRAMENTO, Calif., Jan. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- This weekend, House Minority Leader John Boehner wrongly claimed that the Medicaid Family Planning State Option, a common sense provision to expand basic ...
Gallbladder removed without external incisions
NEW YORK (July 28, 2008) -- In April of last year, surgeons at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center made headlines by removing a women's gallbladder through her uterus using a flexible endoscope, aided by several external incisions for added visibility. Now, they have p...
Woman's Abdominal Organs Removed in Unique Cancer Surgery
Taking out stomach, pancreas, liver, spleen, small intestine and large intestine led to lifesaving operation
MONDAY, March 24 (HealthDay News) -- Brooke Zepp, a 63-year-old South Florida woman, was diagnosed last May with leiomyosarcoma, a rare cancerous tumor deep inside her abdomen t...
Nation's Largest Pet Insurer Reveals Top 10 Items Surgically Removed From Pets
Ingested Household Items Can Harm Pets and Require Costly Surgery
BREA, Calif., Oct. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Call it the $1,000 sock, because
by the time your veterinarian reaches the source of Fido's digestive
disruption, that's about how much that chewed up sock can set you back.
$12 Million New Jersey Medical Malpractice Verdict for Wrongful Death of a 21-Year-Old Man After Having Wisdom Teeth Removed
A New Jersey jury awarded a verdict of $10.2 million in a medical malpractice case against an oral surgeon whose negligence resulted in the death of his patient. With interest, the total verdict will exceed $12 million. The verdict was achieved by New Jersey medical malpractice lawyer David Maz...
Seven Children Ordered Removed from Squalid Home in Texas
Yet another case of grossly mismanaged household in US has come to light .
A Texas judge on Wednesday ordered seven young children removed
from their home in Lubbock after authorities discovered it was infested with rats and filled with garbage, including stacks of dirty diapers nearly 4 feet ...
Naresh Trehan Removed from Escorts Hospital
Renowned cardiologist Naresh Trehan was Friday removed
from the post of executive director of Escorts hospital, a position he held for 20 years , for his "conflicting" interest in an upcoming multi-billion healthcare hub, Medicity.
"We have closed our relation with Dr. Trehan effective from...
AIIMS Director Venugopal Removed from Additional Post
P. Venugopal, director of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, was Wednesday removed
of his additional charge as head of //the cardiology department as per the directions of the Delhi High Court.
Sampad Kumar, the senior-most professor in the cardio-thoracic surgery department, will re...
Sword Removed from Thai Teenager's Face
Doctors at the Chulalongkorn Hospital here removed
a 60-cm-long sword that had been thrust through the nose cavity of a teenage boy and exited// near his left ear, news reports said Wednesday.
Ronnachai Tiemsanguan, 16, was said to be in a stable condition after the sword's removal from his f...
Skin Cancer Tumour Removed from Laura Bush's Leg
US First Lady Laura Bush had a skin cancer tumour removed
from her leg in November, the White House has said.//
The wife of US President George W. Bush had a biopsy of a small sore on the shin of her right leg shortly before US congressional elections, White House spokesperson Eryn Witcher sai...
21 Kg Tumour Removed From Woman
A woman who reported at a hospital here with what she thought were labour pains ended up being operated for a 21 kg tumour instead.//
Shana Devi, 22, had been admitted with severe pain and a huge swelling in her belly.
"The woman wasn't pregnant. Instead, after tests, we found a huge tum...
18kg tumor removed from woman
A team of doctors in Himachal Pradesh have removed
an 18 kg ovarian tumour from a woman in her 20s.//
The operation was performed Wednesday at a hospital in Kullu, 240 km from here, media reports said Thursday
Kesari Devi from Sarsed village in Mandi district had reported at the hospital with pai...
Giant Tumour Removed from Body of Nepalese Girl
Doctors in Nepal have removed
a giant tumour weighing over 25 kilogram from the belly of an 11-year-old girl, the largest to be taken out from a patient in this age group. //
The tumour in the belly of Aitamaya Limbu, a resident of Terathum district, extended from the uterus to the heart and ...
Third Arm Removed Successfully
Doctors at the Shanghai Children’s Medical Center have successfully accomplished the removal of an extremely rare, well-developed third arm from a two-month-old Chinese boy//.
one of his two left arms that had been laid across Liu Junjie's chest. The second left arm is furthe...
Minute Spring Removed From Boys Throat
In a delicate operation, a team of doctors here sucessfully removed
a 'minute spring' which had got stuck in the throat of a 11-month-old (RPT 11-month-old) boy. //
Dr Palaniappan of Apollo Hospital here, who led a team of doctors to perform the operation recently, told PTI here that Muniraj ...
Products Removed From Shelves Due To Aflatoxin
In US Chocolates and snack products were removed
from the shops after experts confirmed that they had high amounts of aflatoxin in them. Aflatoxin B1 is normally present// in moulds but in high amounts they result in cancer.
Three brands of snacks are being recalled from shops due to the disco...
10-Kilo Tumor Removed From Cancer Patient
A massive abdominal tumor measuring about 10 kg has been removed
from a female patient, by surgeons in the western Croatian town of Gospic//.
The woman, 66, was brought to the hospital from a nearby village after suffering severe stomach pain for several days. Doctors said they were shocked to ...
Healthy Kidney Removed From Patient, Second Surgery Needed
Medical error related to the removal of a healthy kidney from a cancer patient, in Scotland has raised resentment among the patient's family members //. Scottish National Party MSP, Alex Neil has urged the NHS Ayrshire and Arran to reveal the name of the involved surgeon.
He further intends t...
Thai Doctors Removed 421 Kidney Stones From A Single Person
A medical record was created by Thai doctors by removing about 421 kidney stones form a 60-year-old woman who had been complaining// of stomach cramps for years.
Thai doctors removed
421 kidney stones, believed to be a medical record, from a 60-year-old woman who had been complaining of stomach ...
Now, a Tattoo That can Be Easily Removed
For all those wary about getting a tattoo done of their lover's initials due to fear of getting jilted in future, here is some good news - researchers have discovered a technique, where the cryptic body symbols can be permanent or removed
as per the wearer's choice.
The new method is calle...
Indonesian boy with huge neck tumor was surgically removed
Lukas Wahangara, 12 year old boy from Indonesia had a tumor measuring about 7.87 inches diameter and weighed 4.41 lb and the tumor made up around 10% of his body weight.// The tumor was successfully operated by the Surgeons in Singapore at Mount Elizabeth Hospital involving different specialties. ...
Many Opt for Surgery to Lower Breast, Ovarian Cancer Risk
...k after undergoing genetic testing.
"Women have their breasts or ovaries removed
based on their risk. It does not always happen immediately after counseling...Forty percent of women with BRCA1 and BRCA2 gene mutations had both breasts removed
and 45 percent had both ovaries removed.
When looked at separately, 52 p...
Plastic Surgery Technique Might Ease Migraines
..."real" surgery and 26 to "sham" surgery.
The surgeries differed depending on the trigger points.
"For the patients with forehead headaches, we removed
the frowning muscles. That's why they look better, more cheerful," explained Dr. Bahman Guyuron, lead author of the study and professor and chairman o...
UF scientists program blood stem cells to become vision cells
...degeneration," Grant said. "There are no therapies for this devastating disease."
The work was supported by the National Eye Institute. Researchers removed
blood stem cells from the bone marrow of mice, modified the cells in cultures, and injected them back into the animals' circulatory systems. From ther...
Spleen May Help Heart Recover From Disease
...searchers examined mice to see if having a spleen helped the mice recover from induced heart disease. A 1977 study of veterans who'd had their spleens removed
suggested they had twice the risk of dying of heart disease, Swirski said.
They found that the spleen did indeed appear to help the heart, through ...
Penile Prosthesis Surgery Infection Rates Reduced With The No-Touch Technique By Dr. J. Francois Eid of Advanced Urological Care
...enile prosthesis surgery . An infected penile prosthesis must be completely removed
and replaced, unlike other infections, which merely require treatment and h...thesis implantation." Salvage procedures, where an infected implant is removed
and a new device immediately inserted, have been successful in the past eve...
US HIFU Secures $5 Million Financing From MMV Financial
...rd to expanding plans for clinical trials that will give patients the option to pursue focal therapy, where only the cancerous part of the prostate is removed
instead of the whole gland. Studies outside the U.S. have shown that focal therapy may reduce side effects and offer effective cancer control.
QLT announces interim data from a Phase II clinical trial and a device study for the Punctal Plug Drug Delivery System
...ototype designs, in healthy subjects. Subjects are fitted with a punctal plug in each eye and wear the devices for 24 hours, after which the plugs are removed
and replaced. Subjects then wear the devices for up to 12 weeks. Enrollment is ongoing. The preliminary overall retention rate of 75% after eight week...
Radiation Plus Chemo a Good Option in Lung Cancer
...ce in overall survival.
In an exploratory analysis, the researchers found that overall survival did improve for patients who only had part of a lung removed
(lobectomy) rather than an entire lung. They speculated that removing an entire lung left patients more likely to die from acute respiratory distress ...
Unhooking the Obesity-Diabetes Connection
...which are more commonly linked to allergies.
An over-abundance of mast cells contributed to obesity and diabetes in mice, but when mast cells were removed
from the system the problem was corrected, explained study senior author Guo-Ping Shi, a biochemist with Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston.
NeoGenomics Enters into Strategic Supply Agreement with Abbott for Development of a Melanoma Cancer Test
...elanoma will be diagnosed this year in the United States. Melanoma typically starts as an abnormal mole on the skin and is easily cured if caught and removed
early. Once it spreads to other parts of the body, however, it is particularly deadly. NeoGenomics intends to develop a FISH test to distinguish ben...
Fresh-Meat Additives May Be Dangerous for Kidney Patients
...ritical regulation of the body's salt, potassium and acid content is performed by the kidneys, where waste products and excess fluid from the body are removed
through the urine. The production of urine helps maintain a stable balance of body chemicals. According to the National Kidney Foundation, 26 million ...
Leukemia cells evade immune system by mimicking normal cells, Stanford studies show
...peutic target for patients with the cancer.
"When we blocked this signal in mice with established human leukemia, the cancer cells were more easily removed
by the body's natural defenses," Majeti said. The researchers are now moving ahead with plans to test a similar treatment in humans and have filed for...
Molecule Helps Leukemia Cells Hide From Immune System
..., which focused on acute myeloid leukemia.
"When we blocked this signal in mice with established human leukemia, the cancer cells were more easily removed
by the body's natural defenses," Majeti said in a news release from Stanford.
The study findings show that the molecule could be a prognostic fact...
Study provides documentation that tumor 'stem-like cells' exist in benign tumors
In these studies, the scientists isolated stem-like cells from both hormone-producing and non-producing pituitary adenomas that had been surgically removed
from eight patients. Laboratory experiments focused on tumor stem cells from one tumor that produced growth hormone and one tumor that produced no hor...
Counterfeit antimalarial drug discovered in Ghana
...ation used throughout the world for treating malaria have been identified as lacking any active ingredient and presumably counterfeit. These are being removed
from the market in Ghana, where they were discovered recently and confirmed as fake last Friday. The discovery was made by a vigilant citizen who cont...
Sleep Benefits From Tonsillectomy Peak at 6 Months
... For kids with breathing issues, having tonsils removed
helps most right after surgery
TUESDAY, July 21 (HealthDay News) -- Children who had their tonsils and adenoids removed
slept better after having the procedure, but the benefit began to decline s...
Lumenis' High Speed LightSheer(R) Duet(TM) Featured in New York Times Fashion & Style for Eliminating 'Pain and Nuisance' of Hair Removal for Men
...time and improved patient comfort. "Men who wanted to have their back hair removed
permanently, for example, often had to sit with a topical anesthetic for an... LightSheer Duet welcome relief has arrived. Now 'big swaths of hair can be removed
in multiple 15-minute treatments," stated Dr. Kauvar.
To read the...
Cancer Patients Benefit From Speed, Accuracy of RapidArc Radiotherapy Treatments
...rs. Following a CT scan of his brain, he learned that an aggressive type of brain tumor was hindering his speech and language functions. The tumor was removed
surgically, and as is standard for treating this type of brain tumor, Campbell began a seven-week course of radiotherapy that is targeting the area wh...