According to reports, the patient is currently in isolation and listed in serious condition. As the story unfolded, it was discovered that the patient had presented to the hospital a few days prior with nondescript complaints. However,...
A Canadian group has successfully implanted a bioprosthetic pericardial valve (Tiara, Neovasc) with a minimally invasive transapical-access strategy in two patients with severe functional mitral regurgitation (MR). The transcatheter...
Technology and robotics still transforming medicine Technology is taking over in surgical medicine and leads the next wave of discovery, says a visiting expert on surgical robotics and innovation. Ex-patriot Kiwi, Dr Catherine Mohr is a University of Auckland Hood Fellow,...
For those of us who remember Capri Suns, we undoubtedly recall struggling to insert the straw without piercing the back of the pouch. Believe it or not, the same thing occurs in surgery, according to Nikolai Begg, and it’s been a problem for over a century. Begg,...
For those most severely affected, treating epilepsy means drilling through the skull deep into the brain to destroy the small area where the seizures originate — invasive, dangerous and with a long recovery period. Five years ago,...
With the current infections of two direct caregivers, questions have surfaced regarding the preparedness of our hospitals and healthcare staff in the United States.
Laparoscopic splenectomy has become the preferred surgical approach in the literature, but the number of such procedures performed in the United States remains relatively low, according to Dr. John Afthinos. National data for 2005-2010 showed a total of 37,006 elective...
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