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  • Double-sided tape for tissues could replace surgical sutures

    11/04/2019 5:31:42 PM PST · by Libloather · 24 replies
    Eureka Alert ^ | 10/30/19
    CAMBRIDGE, MA -- Inspired by a sticky substance that spiders use to catch their prey, MIT engineers have designed a double-sided tape that can rapidly seal tissues together. In tests in rats and pig tissues, the researchers showed that their new tape can tightly bind tissues such as the lungs and intestines within just five seconds. They hope that this tape could eventually be used in place of surgical sutures, which don't work well in all tissues and can cause complications in some patients. "There are over 230 million major surgeries all around the world per year, and many of...
  • How Oregon Built A Transgender Medical-Industrial Complex On Junk Science

    09/17/2019 8:32:43 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 09/17/2019 | By Katherin Kirkpatrick
    As a group of suburban Portland psychiatric nurses sat for training in late 2016, they had no idea they were witnessing a paradigm shift in public health policy. They simply wanted to know what to do about a sudden upsurge in young psychiatric patients who believed themselves to be in the wrong body. They had turned to a colleague from Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU) for help.The reply was astonishing: The children’s claims should be taken at face value, and the children should be referred to OHSU, or like institutions, for a “Dutch Protocol” of puberty blockers and cross-sex...
  • Emily Infelds 4th-Place Finish at Beach to Beacon Is More Than a Comeback

    08/07/2019 6:17:27 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
    Runner's World ^ | August 6, 2019 | Taylor Dutch
    For the first time since February 2018, Emily Infeld embraced the hard effort of competing in a race. Paying no mind to the clock, she trusted the cues her body provided her as she continued to battle her way through the final hill all the way through the finish line at TD Beach to Beacon 10K on August 3. Just seven months after her last hip surgery, Infeld had the rush of racing again, a feeling that she missed. The 2015 world bronze medalist covered the 10K course in 32:39 as the fourth overall finisher and top American in Cape...
  • India grows as hub for medical tourism, foreign visitors increase 111% in 3 years

    06/26/2019 5:45:13 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 12 replies
    Business Today ^ | June 26, 2019 | (Edited by) Anwesha Madhukalya
    Medical tourism in India: According to information provided by the Ministry of Home Affairs, 4.95 lakh foreign tourists visited India for medical purposes in 2017. New Delhi -- Medical tourism in India has seen an exponential growth of 111 per cent in the last three years from 2015 to 2017. According to information provided by the Ministry of Home Affairs, 4.95 lakh foreign tourists visited India for medical purposes in 2017, a significant uptick from 2.33 lakh in 2015. In 2016, a total of 4.27 lakh foreign tourists visited India for medical purposes. Seizing the opportunity, the Ministry of Tourism...
  • Cleveland Clinic performs 1st in utero surgery on fetus, repairs spina bifida before babys birth

    06/20/2019 2:13:13 PM PDT · by Vendome · 23 replies
    - The Cleveland Clinic has joined other top hospitals in North America and can now offer in utero surgery. The hospital announced Wednesday that after more than a year of preparations they have successfully completed Northern Ohios first ever surgery on a fetus inside the uterus to repair spina bifida. The operation on the fetus in the uterus, Im directing and in charge of, and the guidance of where we should open the uterus, the exposure of the baby, said Dr. Darrell Cass, Director of Fetal Surgery in the Cleveland Clinics Fetal Center. Cass and a team of more than...
  • Doctors Had to Put Out a Fire in Patient's Chest During Open Heart Surgery

    06/03/2019 1:37:09 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 34 replies
    Gizmodo ^ | 06/02/2019 | Ed Cara
    60-year-old had suffered an ascending aortic dissection, a potentially fatal rupture in the inner wall of the major artery that pumps blood away from the heart to the rest of the body. As a result, he quickly needed surgery to repair the tear. But the mans underlying lung problems, particularly his chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), would complicate the procedure in an unexpected way. In order to reach his heart, the doctors had to crack open his sternumthe bone smack in the middle of our chest. But the mans right lung was stuck to the sternum, with bits of damaged...
  • Vanity: Freeper TNoldman Is Having Surgery Today. Prayers Promised.

    05/23/2019 5:51:23 AM PDT · by fuzzylogic · 18 replies
    5-23-2019 | fuzzylogic
    Let's send some Freeper love. The request on 5/15. "I am requesting Prayers from my FReeper Friends. I am 84 YO and experienced a 10 minute Verbal Lapse on Good Friday. Diagnosed as a 75 % blockage in Left Carotid Artery bifircation. Right at 30%. Physically Normal but Anxious! Surgery will be 1 PM May 23."
  • Going under the knife

    03/27/2019 10:53:53 PM PDT · by Romans Nine · 97 replies
    Today | Romans Nine
    Well started the day out like usual. Got up, got dressed, went to the dinner table, wife brought me over fresh cooked eggs, bacon, toast and large glass of milk. I ate while reading and Free Republic. Went out to my service truck and something felt a little “off”. I went back inside and the pain hit me like a freight train. Sever abdominal/chest pain. Worst pain I’ve ever felt. I’ve had my eye cut open, kidney stones, fell on a tee post that went deep enough to hit a lung, had a rifle cartridge breech the case in...
  • Iowan taxpayers must fund transgender surgeries through Medicaid, rules court

    03/13/2019 10:49:45 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 03/13/2019 | By Leah MarieAnn Klett
    Iowa taxpayers will be forced to fund gender reassignment surgery through Medicaid after the state Supreme Court ruled that such procedures are medically necessary for transgender individuals. On Friday, Iowas Supreme Court ruled that transgender people can now use Medicaid for gender-affirming surgeries, overturning the states previously held administrative code regarding Medicaid, which classifies transition-related surgeries as "cosmetic, reconstructive or plastic surgery" and explicitly bans "surgeries for the purpose of sex reassignment, the Des Moines Register reports. The justices agreed with a district judge's ruling that the rules contradicted protections in the Iowa Civil Rights Act, which added gender identity...
  • Prayer Request, having Surgery Thursday Morning

    02/27/2019 11:00:11 AM PST · by mabarker1 · 58 replies
    Self ^ | 02/27/2019 | Self
    Asking for Prayers Please. Im having Surgery on My Left Foot to remove the 5th Metatarsal and move 2 Tendons to new location to get the Foot to be straight instead of rolling to the outside like if the Ankle was getting sprained. I also have a sore on the bottom of the Foot that wont heal up. Doctor says if that doesnt clear up I could lose the Foot or maybe some of the Leg. Im a bit worried because the last time I was in the Hospital My Intestine ruptured and had Emergency Surgery to Repair that and...
  • Rand Paul to have surgery in Canada due to injuries sustained during assault

    01/15/2019 6:28:49 AM PST · by Califreak · 51 replies
    CBS News ^ | 1/14/19 | Unnamed
    U.S. Sen. Rand Paul plans to undergo hernia surgery at a private hospital in Canada because of injuries he suffered when a neighbor tackled him while he was doing yard work at his Kentucky home. The Republican lawmaker is scheduled to cross the border for outpatient surgery scheduled sometime during the week of Jan. 21 at a hospital in Thornhill, Ontario, his attorneys said in a recent filing in Paul's lawsuit against Rene Boucher, who attacked Paul while the senator was doing yard work. The surgery is related to the 2017 attack, the court document says. Boucher pleaded guilty to...
  • When Your Birth Control Implant Doesnt Stay In Your Arm: The Truth about Nexplanon

    01/13/2019 4:24:49 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 24 replies
    Natural Womanhood ^ | January 12, 2019 | Grace Stark
    You know the one, with all of the stylishly dressed young women killing it in the workplace, telling you that theyve armored up against an unplanned pregnancy? Its clever enough, as the Nexplanon implant goes into ones arm. Unfortunately, Merck (the makers of Nexplanon) may have to come up with another clever slogan for their device, as reports have surfaced that the matchstick-sized implant has a nasty habit of migrating elsewhere in a womans body, instead of staying put in her arm. Like other methods of long-acting reversible contraception (or, LARCs), the Nexplanon implant is increasingly favored by patients and...
  • Woman tests positive for hepatitis B after NJ surgery center alerts thousands of potential exposure

    01/03/2019 12:47:25 PM PST · by DFG · 5 replies
    Fox News ^ | 01/03/2018 | Madeline Farber
    A New York woman has tested positive for hepatitis B after undergoing surgery at a facility in New Jersey that recently warned more than 3,000 patients that they may have been exposed to HIV and hepatitis as a result of deficiencies in infection control at the center. The 58-year-old Brooklyn woman, who asked to remain anonymous for privacy reasons, underwent shoulder surgery at the HealthPlus Surgery Center in August. In December, she was one of the 3,778 patients who received a letter from the Saddlebrook surgery center that urged those who underwent a procedure between January 2018 and Sept. 7,...
  • N.J. surgery center that possibly exposed thousands to HIV had rusty equipment, reports says

    12/29/2018 1:06:53 PM PST · by bgill · 13 replies
    nbcnews ^ | Dec. 29, 2018 | Kalhan Rosenblatt
    The New Jersey surgery center that may have exposed more than 3,700 patients to HIV and hepatitis used rusty equipment and had soiled bed sheets, according to a report from the state's department of health. HealthPlus Surgery Center in Saddle Brook, New Jersey, was closed on Sept. 7 after the New Jersey Department of Health discovered multiple violations of sterilization and sanitation requirements, according to a citation summary sheet made public on Friday. The state allowed HealthPlus Surgery Center to reopen on Sept. 28... "We are aware of patients with pre-existing conditions such as HIV, hepatitis B and hepatitis C....
  • Alzheimers could be triggered by medical procedures, study suggests

    12/27/2018 5:34:11 AM PST · by cba123 · 20 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 12/13/2018 | Sarah Knapton
    The seeds of Alzheimers disease can be transmitted through medical procedures, scientists have found, leading experts to call for the monitoring of blood transfusions from the elderly and those with a family history of dementia. In 2015, researchers at University College London discovered that people who developed Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) following treatments with human growth hormone also showed signs of Alzheimers in their brains after death. (Please see full article at link)
  • Ruth Bader Ginsburg undergoes surgery

    12/21/2018 10:00:45 AM PST · by libstripper · 100 replies
    CNN ^ | Dec. 21, 2018 | By Dan Berman and Veronica Stracqualursi
    Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had two cancerous nodules removed from her left lung Friday at a New York hospital, the Supreme Court announced. There is no evidence of any remaining disease, says a court spokesperson, nor is there evidence of disease elsewhere in the body.
  • Jessica Starr, Fox 2 meteorologist, commits suicide at age 35

    12/13/2018 1:15:19 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 160 replies
    New York Post ^ | December 13, 2018 | Alexandra Klausner
    A married mother of two and meteorologist for Fox 2 Detroit died by suicide, the station said Thursday. Jessica Starr, 35, who lived in Novi, Michigan, is survived by her husband, Dan, and her two children, a 5-year-old son named Noah, and a 3-year-old daughter named Riley, the Springfield News-Sun reported. The station did not provide more details about her death. [snip] Prior to her death, Starr spoke out publicly about her recovery from Lasik surgery, which she had done in October. She was out of work for several weeks and struggled with dry eye following the procedure, reported the...
  • Dallas Marathon Heart Attack Survivor to Run This Years Race With Surgeon Who Saved Him

    12/08/2018 7:20:29 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 10 replies
    Runner's World ^ | December 8, 2018 | Elizabeth Millard
    During last years Dallas Marathon relay, Dwayne Pickens had only 5.2 miles for his segment, and he was confident that hed breeze through it, considering hed run eight miles the weekend before. About two miles in, the breathing issues started. He told Runners World that it was a cold morning, so he thought the cool air was affecting his lungs and making it more challenging to breathe. The next thing he remembers is waking up in the emergency room, where he found out that, technically, hed been dead on the course for about two minutes. Although hed never had any...
  • Baby who had spine surgery in womb thriving after birth

    11/26/2018 5:18:01 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 3 replies
    Fox news ^ | 11/26/2018
    Medics told the couple the only treatment available in the U.K. was surgery by a doctor who'd never performed the operation before, so they paid 9,000 (approx. $11,550) to have it done in Germany. Piper-Kohl Kelly was born prematurely at 30 weeks and four days - and now shares a birthday and name with Prof. Thomas Kohl, the In a race against time, the couple took out a loan and traveled 570 miles to Germany for the intricate operation, which has to be carried out before 26 weeks. The three-hour operation saw surgeons insert a "fetoscope" - a small telescope...
  • Top surgeon warns: Sex change regret now rising in America

    11/09/2018 4:40:35 PM PST · by deandg99 · 64 replies
    DC Clothesline ^ | 11/09/2018 | Ethan Huff
    Thousands of transgenders who drastically altered their physical attributes in an attempt to become the opposite sex are now having buyers remorse, according to one of the worlds top genital reconstructive surgeons. So-called sex change regret, says Dr. Miroslav Djordjevic, also a professor, is now reaching epic proportions, as many of those who were sold a bill of goods about becoming themselves are coming to the shocking realization that mutilating their sexual organs and dressing in the stereotypical garb of the opposite gender isnt the cure for their gender dysphoria. Speaking to Canadas National Post, Dr. Djordjevic explained how he...