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Technique Might Prevent Some Bladder Removals

Method helps doctors better distinguish cancer types, researcher says,, MONDAY, March 9 (HealthDay News) -- A new technique that more accurately determines the stage of bladder cancer could help reduce the number of bladder removals, a new study says. U.S. researchers studied 70 bla...

Pakistani Doctors Behind Bars for Illegal Kidney Removals

Police in the Pakistani city of Lahore have arrested four doctors engaged in the illegally removing human kidneys, officials said Saturday. The arrests were made Friday night after police apprehended three middlemen and recovered nine men and a woman being held at a heavily guarded house i...

Hopkins transplant surgeons remove healthy kidney through donor's vagina

...ed for a 5-to-6-inch abdominal incision and left only three pea-size scars on her abdomen, one of which is hidden in her navel. Transvaginal kidney removals have been done previously to remove cancerous or nonfunctioning kidneys that endanger a patient's health, but not for healthy kidney donation. Becaus...

Sikorsky Aircraft Announces Contract with Boston MedFlight for S-76C++(TM) Helicopter

...rrier filter that provides superior protection against foreign object damage (FOD) and contamination, resulting in longer time between overhaul, fewer removals and lower costs. Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., based in Stratford, Conn., is a world leader in helicopter design, manufacture, and service. The company's...

Give the Man in Your Life the Gift of Health

...Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City. A urologic surgeon trained in both oncology and laparoscopy, Dr. Samadi has performed over 1,300 prostate removals using robotic laparoscopy, with a success rate that could not be more positive. A board-certified urologist and a leader in men's health, Dr. Samadi s...

Laser Used To Clear Blocked Arteries Preventing Amputation

...r the prevention of limb loss. Diabetes is a leading cause of lower limb amputation in the U.S accounting for more than half of all foot and leg removals each year. According to the American Diabetes Association, 82,000 people lose a foot or leg to diabetes annually. Previously conventional heat-g...
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Single Port Surgeries Now Performed at University Medical Center at Princeton

...e of right now." Dr. Davison has performed more than 30 single port surgeries since mastering the technique last fall. Gall bladder and appendix removals make up the vast majority of his single port procedures. The technique is also being used in kidney donation operations and other select procedures. ...

Skin Flaps Deliver Cancer-fighting Therapy, ASPS Study Reveals

...ry. Nearly 5.2 million reconstructive plastic surgery procedures were performed in 2007, according to ASPS statistics. More than 3.8 million tumor removals and 57,000 breast reconstructions were performed last year. Visit http://www.plasticsurgery.org for referrals to ASPS Member Surgeons and to lea...

Outcomes Vary for Prostate Cancer Patients Choosing Surgery; Overall, No Treatment Proven Superior

...ng. -- Among patients who choose surgery, urinary complications and incontinence are less likely if their surgeons performed more than 40 prostate removals per year. -- Surgery-related deaths, urinary complications and readmissions were lower and hospital stays were shorter in hospitals that performed...
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A green future for scrap iron

...ironmental Science and Engineering. The removal of biological oxygen demand (BOD) rose from 76 to 87 percent. Improvements were also recorded with the removals of nitrogen (13 to 85 percent), phosphorus (44 to 64 percent), and colors and dyes (52 to 80 percent). "Before this project," says Ma, "few people ...

'Computer-chemistry' yields new insight into a puzzle of cell division

... cycle, said Rudolph. That biochemical role is for the enzyme to remove the phosphates from two phosphate-bearing amino acids on the protein. Those removals alter electrical charges in a way that allows the protein to pick up other phosphate-containing chemical groups to pass along as part of a molecular b...

Removing egg from nest may help save endangered whooping crane

...ve been established elsewhere. But Parks Canada prefers that no future egg collections occur in Wood Buffalo National Park due to concerns that egg removals may reduce the productivity of the whooping crane population and that more generally, human intervention and disturbance should be minimized. Boyce's ...
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Intact Medical Corporation's Intact(R) Excise XL Receives 510(K) Marketing Clearance from the FDA

...ontinued, "There are over 400,000 surgical breast procedures (excisional biopsies) for initial diagnostic purposes and more than 700,000 benign lesion removals performed in the U.S. each year. Within this population, we expect the introduction of the Excise XL to result in increased usage of the System, as it...

USGI Medical Licenses Incisionless Surgery Technology to Intuitive Surgical

... this field to a wider group of procedures and patients." Surgeons have used USGI's EOS to complete the first transgastric gall bladder and appendix removals in the U.S. and to close the access incision (gastrotomy) in the stomach wall during NOTES procedures. Many surgeons and gastroenterologists use the E...

Novare Announces First Ever Single Port Laparoscopic Kidney Removal (Nephrectomy) Using RealHand(TM) HD Instruments

...ma was consolidated to a very small incision." These cases follow announcements of gall bladder removals, total laparoscopic hysterectomies and ovary removals being performed utilizing the Single Port Access technique first developed at the Drexel University College of Medicine. "With Dr. Cadeddu's accomplis...
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