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Conjoined Twins Separated by Surgical Team at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC During Complex, 24-Hour Procedure

The twins were conjoined from the breast bone to the groin PITTSBURGH, Feb. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A multidisciplinary team of surgeons, pediatricians and nurses at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC has successfully separated conjoined twins during a 24-hour procedure. ...

Raipurs Separated Conjoined Twins are Doing Fine

Ram and Lakshman, the ten-month-old conjoined twins who were successfully separated after a gruelling operation by a team of five doctors at the Raipur Medical College Hospital here, are doing fine. Dr. Ashok, the Head of the Department of Surgery, said the operation had gone off well. ...

Condition of Separated Conjoined Twins Improving

The 10-month-old conjoined twins Ram and Laxman, who were separated by a rare surgical operation in Raipur , are improving although the doctors who operated on them said the next 24 to 48 hours are extremely critical. "They are improving, nothing to worry now, but it does not mean they are o...

Successfully Separated Conjoined Twins In A Critical Yet Stable Condition

A team of surgeons at Children's National Medical Centre in Washington, D.C had on Wednesday successfully separated 4-month-old conjoined twins who shared a spinal cord and were// joined at the lower back. It was reported that Mateo and McHale Shaw from Sheboygan, Wisconsin had undergone the ...

South African Siamese Twins to be Separated in Four Months

The first ever pair of South African Indian Siamese twins are doing well and are expected to be separated in four months//. Danielle and Danika Lowton, born on June 21 at the Arwyp Medical Centre here, are healthy and tolerating their oral feeds. "They are gaining weight and are healthy,...

Sound Separated into Sound Frequencies

It has long remained a mystery how even in loud environments - like a factory with rattling machines, or a party with music and a cacophony of people// talking - we can hear the voice of our conversational partner. This showed that the brain chooses what to hear. Neurophysiologists still do not...

Anticancer Properties of Vitamin D Could Be Separated From Other Functions

Researchers at Georgetown University’s Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center have managed to separate the anti-cancer properties of Vitamin D from its other functions like bone development. //It is generally accepted that Vitamin D helps protect against colorectal cancer, but high dosage intended to...

Conjoined Twins Separated by Saudi Doctors

Four month old Moroccan conjoined twins have been successfully separated by Saudi Arabian doctors. The surgical team of King Abdulaziz National Guard// Medical City in Riyadh separated the conjoined twin girls, reported the Saudi Press Agency. The twins, Hafsa and Ilham had a conjoined abdome...

Biomarker for prostate cancer may be separated for treatment

Scientists at UCLA had been able to isolate a biomarker for prostate cancer cells do// that it will become easier to treat the disease. The biomarker protein, which was hidden inside the cells, can now be moved to a different location from where it can go into the blood. This will make it poss...

If Baby Is Breech, Technology Might Help

...he risks. In a breech baby, according to the American Academy of Family Physicians, the infant's hip socket and thighbone are more likely to become separated during a vaginal delivery, and compression of the umbilical cord is also more likely, which can lead to brain damage from a lack of oxygen. But Ces...

School Closures May Not Be Necessary When Swine Flu Strikes

...r consumption by mid-October," Sebelius said. According to the CDC's Frieden, "the vaccine will most likely, at least for children, require two doses separated by about three weeks or more." "Because not a lot of kids get vaccinated against flu in a regular flu season, it's going to be challenging to get l...

Even healthy lungs labor at acceptable ozone levels

...t 60, 70, 80 or 87 ppb or filtered air while undergoing six 50-minute bouts of moderate exercise followed by 10-minute breaks. A 35-minute lunch break separated the third and fourth bouts of exercise. Lung function for each subject was assessed before, during and after exposure, and each individual answere...

Dietary Oils May Help Some Fight Fat

...n 55 obese, postmenopausal women with type 2 diabetes. Their average age was 60. Each woman tried both oils, one at a time, during two 16-week periods separated by a four-week period when they took neither oil. Participants took eight dietary oil capsules a day, two at each meal and another two at night, f...

K-State scientist receives grant from National Institutes of Health to research cataracts

...o use it to study the interactions of proteins. In microequilibrium dialysis, a mixture of two different types of proteins is put into one chamber, separated from another chamber by a filter that will only allow the passage of one type of protein. Over time, the protein concentrations in the chambers equali...

National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention Encourages Americans to Obtain Vitamin D Through Diet and Supplements

...breast, prostate, lung and colon cancer. While UVB radiation is one source of vitamin D, the benefits of exposure to UVB radiation cannot be separated from its harmful effects. For this reason, the safest way to obtain adequate vitamin D is through a combination of diet and vitamin D supplements. ...

Human sperm created from embryonic stem cells

...ique, the cells differentiated into germline stem cells. These expressed a protein which was stained with a green fluorescent marker and they were separated out by FACSTM (Fluorescence-activated cell sorting) using a laser. After further differentiation, these in vitro derived germline stem cells expres...

GIE: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy June issue study highlights

...side branches ≥1 mm, hyperechoic duct wall, strands, nonshadowing hyperechoic foci, and lobularity with noncontiguous lobules. EUS findings were separated into major and minor criteria based on the stronger positive predictive value of major criteria which were thereby given more weight. The new Rosemon...

The Time To Rethink Male Circumcision Is Now, Group Says In Launching www.intactamerica.org

...ant to a molded board. In some cases, an analgesic is applied to the pubic area, but many are performed without pain control. The foreskin is forcibly separated from the head of the penis with a metal instrument, and then cut off. In addition to pain and the wound's exposure to urine and feces contaminat...

Intact America Launches Campaign to Change How America Thinks About Male Circumcision

...ant to a molded board. In some cases, an analgesic is applied to the pubic area, but many are performed without pain control. The foreskin is forcibly separated from the head of the penis with a metal instrument, and then cut off. In addition to pain and the wound's exposure to urine and feces contaminat...

Fenwal to Host Webinar on the Safety of 2-Unit Red Cell Collections From Young Donors

...ped the first flexible, disposable container for blood collection, eliminating complications associated with glass containers and allowing blood to be separated into therapeutic components. Today, the company's products and advanced collection and separation technologies are used throughout the world to help e...

Heart Attacks Less Often Fatal Today

...his progress." Myerson co-authored a study, published this year in Circulation , that reviewed more than 10,000 first heart attacks in four widely separated areas of the United States. Her team found only a marginal decrease in the heart attack death rate, from 5.3 percent in 1987 down to 3.8 percent in 20...

Clarient Launches New Gene Mutation Test to Help Select Therapy for Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

...ta and expert commentary at this year's ASCO meeting concluded that lung cancer was not just one single disease but a number of diseases that could be separated by tumor biology," said Ken Bloom, M.D., Clarient's Chief Medical Officer. "One of the biggest and most exciting findings focused around the use of E...

Fenwal Statement Regarding Patent Litigation

...ped the first flexible, disposable container for blood collection, eliminating complications associated with glass containers and allowing blood to be separated into therapeutic components. Today, the company's products and advanced collection and separation technologies are used throughout the world to help e...

Chicago-area Infertility Specialist Richard Sherbahn, MD, Reports a Woman's Age Affects Her Chances of Successful Pregnancy from Egg Donation

...ent's age on the outcome of egg donation . Dr. Sherbahn studied 452 egg donation cycles using donors under age 31 between 1998 and 2007. He separated the recipients into two groups according to age, with women under 45 in one group and women ages 45-50 in the other group. The study compared the...

Wake Up & Smell the Coffee

...he New York Times , July 2, 2006). "HFCS is glucose and fructose separated. Table sugar is glucose and fructose stuck together, but quickly separated by digestive enzymes." "The body can hardly tell them apart." Marion Nestle, Ph.D. , Paulette Goddard Professor of Nutrition, Food Studies and Public...

B. Braun Anticipates Becoming First to Deliver FDA Approved 2g Cefazolin

...g waste. Consisting of a pre-filled, DEHP-free, PVC-free, Latex-free IV bag containing proper doses of drug and diluent in different compartments separated by a quick release seal, DUPLEX(R) can be stored at room temperature and does not require a messy thawing process. The caregiver simply squeezes the b...

Certified Lab Tests Confirm the Activeion Pro Is a Sanitizing Device

...ter cell that applies a small electrical charge, activating the water. Next, the activated water passes through an ion exchange membrane, where it is separated into an oxygenated mixture of positively and negatively charged nano-bubbles. Click here for a demonstration of how it works. When applied t...

Scientists find city rats are loyal to their 'hoods

...1 residential areas of Baltimore and conducted genetic studies to see how the rats were related. The scientists found that East Baltimore rats are separated from their unrelated West-side counterparts by a large waterway known as the Jones Falls. Within these hemispheres, rat families form smaller communit...

Action of ghrelin hormone increases appetite and favors accumulation of abdominal fat

...n the blood. Then, based on the biopsies of visceral fat obtained from 24 patients subjected to various operations, the adipocytes or fatty cells were separated and subsequently stimulated with hormone, which enabled the researchers to evaluate the changes generated in the genes that favoured the lipid accumul...

Obituary photos suggest growing bias against aging faces

... four years, Anderson printed copies of the first 100 obituaries of local residents that had photos, for a total of 400 obituaries in the study. He separated the text and photos before continuing the analysis. Anderson estimated the ages of the people in the photographs and compared his estimates to thei...

Estrogen May Help Men's Hearts

...ent and 70 percent, according to the American Heart Association. During the three-year follow-up period, 171 of the men died. When the researchers separated the men into groups based on their estrogen levels, they found that those with the lowest and highest levels of estrogen were more likely to have died...

Pandemic warning system keys on 'human factors'

...gs in a paper that will be presented June 2 at the Industrial Engineering Research Conference in Miami. The paper shows how pre-pandemic events are separated into four categories of "human factors," or social behavior: a period during which it is first possible to detect signals of an emerging pandemic; a t...

Nurses are assessing mothers with mental health issues despite lack of guidance and formal training

... Psychology and Social Care at Manchester Metropolitan University, UK. "These assessments have major implications as they can lead to mothers being separated from their children. Despite this, mental health nurses receive no formal training for this difficult role and there is little information available a...

CVMF Offers Tips on Emergency Preparedness for Pets

...ng pets indoors immediately. Natural disasters such as a wildfire, hurricane or tornado, can produce unhealthy air and dangerous debris. If you are separated from your pet, log on to Rescuers.com for a listing of nearby animal shelters. Visit shelters regularly, with a photo and veterinary records to identi...

Tadalafil May Effectively Treat Symptoms of BPH-LUTS in Addition to Erectile Dysfunction

...sent these findings during the 104th Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Urological Association (AUA). In this study, researchers randomly separated 200 men, with an age equal to or older than 40 years and at least a six month diagnosis of BPH-LUTS with an International Prostate Symptom Score (IPSS...

Tadalafil may effectively treat symptoms of BPH-LUTS in addition to erectile dysfunction

...resent these findings during the 104th Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Urological Association (AUA). In this study, researchers randomly separated 200 men, with an age equal to or older than 40 years and at least a six month diagnosis of BPH-LUTS with an International Prostate Symptom Score (IPPS...

MMR Information Systems, Inc. Unveils MyMedicalRecords Pro at HIMSS

... their information. The MMR Pro architecture ensures the security of information through storage on redundant servers across two Tier IV data centers, separated by more than one hundred miles. In addition, the MMR Pro system uses Secure FTP (File Transmission Protocol) to move scanned data or data from its tel...

Versus Technology to Showcase Leading Enterprise Patient and Clinical Workflow Solutions at HIMSS 2009

...l Outcomes is scheduled for Sunday, April 5th, 2009 from 5:15-6:00 PM and will explain how staff at St. Joseph Hospital view their two, physically separated EDs simultaneously as well as increased efficiencies and enhanced communication of patient and visit milestones as a result of the Versus system. ...

Study finds that mothers' military deployment affects health of women and teens

...dships and personal sacrifice, participants expressed deep satisfaction with, and commitment to, their military work and careers. Ternus, who has been separated from her teenage daughter several times while deployed, empathizes with the women in the study. "A theme emerged in which the military women expres...

Microfluidic Systems (MFSI) is Granted a Microfluidic Cartridge Patent for DNA Separation

...pecifically related to rape cases. In determining the identity of a rape perpetrator, it is imperative that the DNA from the victim and perpetrator be separated prior to analysis such as with the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) technique and/or DNA sequencing. Currently, the laboratory procedure to perform thi...
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