A simple, 10-minute “frailty” test administered to older patients before they undergo surgery can predict with great certainty their risk for complications, how long they will stay in the hospital and whether they are likely to end up in a nursing home afterward, new research from Johns Hopkins suggests.
Cmdr. Jerry Berman, a Navy surgeon, Dr. Henri R. Ford, Los Angles Pediatric Hospital Surgeon-in-Chief originally from Haiti, Dr. Sanjay Gupta, a CNN medical correspondent and practicing neurosurgeon, and Lt. Cmdr. Kathryn Berndt, a Navy surgeon, perform surgery on a 12-year-old Haitian girl with a severe head injury aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70).
Informational video featuring minimally invasive cardiac surgery using the DaVinci Robot at Upstate Medical University, University Hospital in Syracuse, NY.
Hunterdon Healthcare exists to prevent disease, illness and injury; to seek cures; relieve pain; give comfort; and inspire a healthy way of living. Hunterdon Medical Center, the flagship hospital, is acknowledged as a leader in developing comprehensive medical and health care services.
In order to retrieve records faster and manage data better, the VA in Portland, Oregon applies digital technology in research, teaching, patient care, and the delivery of services to support high quality care.
Errors happen in any facility at one time or another. Health care professionals are human and as such, mistakes happen. After talking with professionals in the medical field, it seems that often, when a negative outcome occurs due to an error, infection, etc., it’s difficult to specify the root cause of the problem.
An innovative catheter-based procedure is providing relief to patients who suffer from shortness of breath and fluid overload as the result of a severely leaky heart valve, but who are too sick for open-chest surgery, according to a study presented at the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI) 33rd Annual Scientific Sessions.
Dr. Stephen Lober The surgical TIMEOUT is now a standard component of the Universal Protocol for the prevention of wrong-site surgeries. In theory, it represents the last firewall between the patient and an untoward surgical mishap, acting as a final confirmation amongst the entire surgical team regarding what is about to transpire surgically.
The unique disposable Standard Via-Guard® from SurgiMark, Inc. alternates clog-free Tip and AdjustaFlo® Poole suction. It helps clear fluids faster, saves time, cuts inventory and lowers costs. Additional features include: The availability of a clog-free standard tip or poole suction.
Scale-Tronix, Inc. offers its Model 6702W high-capacity, multi-purpose electronic wheelchair scale for non-ambulatory patients. According to the company, features include: An oversized weighing platform that measures a generous 28 x 32 and can be used with wheelchairs, chairs or as a stand-on scale.
Karoun Demirjian, AP Israel has barred a cousin of an assassinated Hamas operative from entering from Gaza for medical care, though the man’s doctors warn his life is in danger. Mohammed al-Mabhouh, 56, is the cousin of senior Hamas figure Mahmoud al-Mabhouh, who was assassinated in Dubai in January in a hit local authorities blame on Israel’s Mossad spy agency.
David Bauder, AP Surgery at breakfast time is the latest odd television trend. ABC weatherman Sam Champion had skin cancer cells removed from his shoulder live on Good Morning America this morning, publicizing his own health issues to make viewers more aware of their own. All three network morning shows have gone into operating rooms or doctors' offices the past two months.
Matthew Perrone, AP The Food and Drug Administration said it will begin asking doctors to keep an eye out for misleading drug advertisements as part of the agency's latest effort to police the pharmaceutical industry's multibillion-dollar marketing machine. The agency's bad ad program urges doctors to report ads and sales pitches that violate FDA rules.
The patient returned to my clinic several years after her original thyroid cancer surgery. “The cancer blood test never went completely back to zero,” she told me. “We knew there was cancer in there somewhere. Finally, the new ultrasound machine found it! I guess it is time for more surgery!” I guess.