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*  Active surveillance of prostate cancer
Selection of patients for active surveillance depends upon patient and tumor metrics, as well as a patient's personal ... Klotz, L (2013). "Active surveillance: patient selection". Curr Opin Urol. 23 (3): 239-244. doi:10.1097/MOU.0b013e32835f8f6b. ... and patient factors Optimal ways to communicate the option of active surveillance to patients Methods to assist patient ... Over treatment exacts a cost to the health care system and potential harm to a patient (decrease in quality of life), with no ...
*  Joshua B. Bederson
"Patient Selection for Carotid Endarterectomy." In: Bederson JB, Tuhrim S, (eds), Treatment of Carotid Disease: A Practitioner's ... "A rare spontaneous osteosarcoma of the calvarium in a patient with long-standing fibrous dysplasia: CT and MR findings." Br J ... "Clinical improvement related to thrombolysis of third ventricular blood clot in a patient with thalamic hemorrhage." J Stroke ... "Clinical improvement related to thrombolysis of third ventricular blood clot in a patient with thalamic hemorrhage." Journal of ...
*  Endoscopic vessel harvesting
Randolph HL Wong; Calvin SH Ng; Malcolm J Underwood (2012). "Endoscopic Vein Harvesting : importance of patient selection". ... The reduction in pain allows patients to get back on their feet and return to normal mobility much sooner, and have a reduced ... In fact, conduit quality is a significant factor in long-term patient results. Conduit quality is not always visibly evident ... Totaling more than 16,000 patients tracked, these three studies provide strong evidence that EVH is a safe and viable technique ...
*  Peter Butler (surgeon)
Patient selection for facial transplantation is ongoing. It has been reported by Professor Butler that there has been ...
*  Tofy Mussivand
Mielniczuk, Lisa; Mussivand, Tofy; Davies, Ross; Mesana, Thierry G (2004). "Patient Selection for Left Ventricular Assist ... Cardiac pumps are most often used in heart surgery, so that a patient's heart can be disconnected from the body for longer than ... The Artificial Cardiac Pump temporarily takes over the function of breathing and pumping blood for a patient. It has two parts ... in patients with idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy, left ventricular end-diastolic diameter (LVEDD) > 7 cm, refractory NYHA ...
*  Rhizotomy
"Patient Selection for Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy (SDR) , St. Louis Children's Hospital". Stlouischildrens.org. 2012-12-31. ... The criteria for patient eligibility from the St. Louis Children's Hospital are: After the surgery, all patients walking ... Anderson reported that another 16-year-old patient of his is considering undergoing the rhizotomy, but that patient ... older patient's musculature and regaining of walking may happen faster with an older patient due to the fact that the patient ...
*  In vitro maturation
Accurate patient selection can improve IVM clinical outcome. IVM of oocytes cryopreserved may assist urgent fertility ... Patients with PCOS and younger women are at an increased risk of OHSS. In these women, it may be even more beneficial to employ ... In these patients IVM can be used to mature oocytes and aid conception. The use of in vitro maturation in assisted reproduction ... However, more recently IVM has also become widely utilised in areas such as fertility preservation in cancer patient who have ...
*  Cheek reconstruction
Careful patient selection is essential for a successful outcome. Donor site morbidity, patient characteristics such as skin ... It is primarily used for reconstruction of complex defects where conventional techniques are not available (in burn patients ...
*  Hepatocellular carcinoma
Proper selection of patients and attention to detail in performing the cryosurgical procedure are mandatory in order to achieve ... Ma, Ka Wing; Cheung, Tan To (December 2016). "Surgical resection of localized hepatocellular carcinoma: patient selection and ... The patient described here was the oldest and only the third female patient with hepatocellular carcinoma complicating Wilson's ... Patient selection is considered a major key for success. Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) uses high-frequency radio waves to ...
*  Cincinnati Radiation Experiments (1960-1971)
The patient selection process was the subject of another controversy. David Egilman, a doctor practicing in Massachusetts at ... Saenger's laboratory during the irradiation experiments, concluded in a 1972 peer review that the patient selection process and ... The patients were referred to Dr. Saenger's experiments by the Cincinnati General Hospital's Tumor Clinic. All the patients had ... 1/4 of the patients died within 2 months of irradiation, and over 3/4 of the patients died within a year. In his testimony, Dr ...
*  Trans-umbilical breast augmentation
Pound, EC III; Pound, EC Jr (2001). "Transumbilical breast augmentation (TUBA): Patient selection, technique, and clinical ...
*  Panoramic radiograph
Dental Radiographic Examinations: Recommendations For Patient Selection And Limiting Radiation Exposure. Am Dent Assoc, U.S. ... Broad coverage of facial bone and teeth Low patient radiation dose Convenience of examination for the patient (films need not ... The patient's skull sits between the X-ray generator and the film. The X-ray source is collimated toward the film, to give a ... The patient's actual radiation exposure time varies between 5.5 and 22 seconds for the machine's excursion around the skull. ...
*  Surgical Outcomes Analysis and Research
"Patient selection and the volume effect in pancreatic surgery: unequal benefits? HPB (Oxford). 2014 Jun 6. Buck DB, van ... SOAR's goal is to examine quality, delivery, and financing of care in order to have an immediate impact on patient care and ... Singla A, Simons JP, Li Y, Csikesz NG, Ng SC, Tseng JF, Shah SA (Dec 2009). "Admission volume determines outcome for patients ... Outcomes Research evaluates the impact of health care on the health outcomes of patients and populations (see AHRQ for further ...
*  Lipiodol
Ahrar, K.; Gupta, S. (Jan 2003). "Hepatic artery embolization for hepatocellular carcinoma: technique, patient selection, and ... small number of studies that suggest that flushing the media through the tubes gives a short-term rise in fecundity in patients ...
*  Microperimetry
Fujii GY, de Juan E, Sunness J, Humayun MS, Pieramici DJ, Chang TS (2002). "Patient selection for macular translocation surgery ... During a conventional test, patients are asked to look steady (fixate) at a visual target, while light stimuli are projected at ... Once the best retinal area is selected, patients are asked to move their gaze towards that direction, while audio signals guide ... When central vision is compromised, as in the case of macular scotoma, patients develop an eccentric or extra-foveal vision, ...
*  Deep brain stimulation
... but results vary and appropriate patient selection is important. One study of seventeen patients with intractable cancer pain ... The small patient numbers in the early trials of deep brain stimulation for TRD currently limit the selection of an optimal ... November 2006). "Patient selection and assessment recommendations for deep brain stimulation in Tourette syndrome". Mov Disord ... "pending determination of patient selection criteria and the outcome of carefully controlled clinical trials, a cautious ...
*  Progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy
... updated recommendations for patient selection and monitoring". Lancet Neurology. 10 (8): 745-58. doi:10.1016/S1474-4422(11) ... As of May 2011, over 130 cases of PML had been reported in MS patients, all in patients who had taken natalizumab for more than ... PML occurs almost exclusively in patients with severe immune deficiency, most commonly among patients with acquired immune ... AIDS patients starting HAART after being diagnosed with PML tend to have a slightly longer survival time than patients who were ...
*  Metastasectomy
Fey MF, Rauch D (2001). "Metastasectomy--a direct therapeutic effect or an illusion due to patient selection?". Ther Umsch. 58 ... removing both the primary cancer and its metastases may substantially improve the patient's prognosis. Some patients may even ... For patients in whom the primary tumour is controlled and metastases are limited to the lung, criteria for eligibility include ... Of patients who die from metastasised colorectal cancer, 20% have metastasis in the liver alone. Surgical resection of liver ...
*  Management of multiple sclerosis
... updated recommendations for patient selection and monitoring". Lancet Neurology. 10 (8): 745-58. doi:10.1016/S1474-4422(11) ... for patients who have the relapsing-remitting subtype, for patients who have the progressive subtypes, for patients without a ... Nevertheless, not all the patients are responsive to these therapies. It is known that 30% of MS patients are non-responsive to ... Bowel: bowel problems affect around 70% of the patients, with around 50% of the patients suffering from constipation and up to ...
*  Natalizumab
2007). "Natalizumab treatment for multiple sclerosis: recommendations for patient selection and monitoring". Lancet Neurol. 6 ( ... In CD patients, sites of active inflammation of the bowel in CD patients have increased expression of addressin, suggesting a ... The incidence of PML in the low risk group was estimated to be 0.09 cases, or less, per 1000 patients. Patients who had taken ... Treatment of adolescent patients with natalizumab demonstrates an effectiveness similar to that of adult patients. In January ...
*  LASIK
These factors demonstrate the importance of careful patient selection for LASIK treatment. Some people experience dry eyes ... More importantly the patient's eye prescription should be stable for at least one year prior to surgery. The patient may be ... Therefore, patients expecting so-called "super vision" from such procedures may be disappointed. When treating a patient with ... Data from the prior 10 years revealed a 95.4 percent patient satisfaction rate among LASIK patients. Some people with poor ...
*  Senning procedure
Patient selection and complexity of the congenital malformation are determinants of mortality risk. Patients who have undergone ... also because hundreds of patients survive with such correction. Still in 2011, some patients diagnosed with d-TGA are not ... 78% of patients were alive after 16 years in a large follow up study from the Netherlands. Before the utilization of surgical ... In absence of a shunt, patients with d-TGA could not survive, because there would be no flow of oxygenated blood (coming from ...
*  Interventional oncology
Patient selection protocols must be strictly followed before treating patients with IO procedures. IO treatments are carried ... Proper patient selection is the key element for the success of any medical procedure and improper conduct can have fatal ... Some patient groups may also be too weak to undergo open surgery. IR treatments can be applied in these complex cases to ... Patients can greatly benefit from IO treatments. The minimally invasive nature of the treatments means they cause less pain, ...
*  Clinical trial
Modifications include dosage, sample size, drug undergoing trial, patient selection criteria and "cocktail" mix. Adaptive ... The final objective is to serve the community of patients or future patients in a best-possible and most responsible way. See ... Researchers who treat these particular patients must participate in the trial. Then they must identify the desirable patients ... The first such approach targets squamous cell cancer, which includes varying genetic disruptions from patient to patient. Amgen ...
*  Multiple subpial transection
Proper patient selection and a thorough presurgical workup are the cornerstones of surgical success. If a review of the ... This situation is sometimes called being "medically refractory.") In the past, epilepsy patients were referred for surgery only ... At some epilepsy centers, patients are offered additional conventional or experimental medications before surgery is considered ... location of seizure activity evaluating the surrounding areas of the brain to determine what kinds of problems the patient ...
*  Scarring hair loss
... important in diagnosing a cicatricial alopecia and in identifying features in individual patients that will help the selection ... The majority of patients with cicatricial alopecia have no family history of a similar condition. The one exception is Central ...