• patient's
  • In addition, clinicians should consider additional selection criteria related to the patient's underlying condition. (medtronic.com)
  • 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 twenty minutes or so it takes for a prepared patient to die. (wikipedia.org)
  • A counter-argument against the prevailing view concerning the younger years is that it may actually be quicker and easier to restrengthen an older patient's musculature and regaining of walking may happen faster with an older patient due to the fact that the patient is fully matured and very aware of what is going on, and so may work harder and with more focus than might a young child. (wikipedia.org)
  • By 1991, the first pregnancy was recorded using IVM followed by IVF, and in 1994 the first birth using IVM oocytes from polycystic ovarian syndrome patients was recorded highlighting that PCOS patient's oocytes are capable of maturation. (wikipedia.org)
  • surgical
  • 8,9 Our objectives were to compare the results of both selection methods and to evaluate the accuracy of the prognostic model for the individual patient in light of our surgical results. (ahajournals.org)
  • Best results are achieved when the patient and caregiver are fully informed about the therapy risks and probable benefits, surgical procedures, follow-up requirements, and self-care responsibilities. (medtronic.com)
  • To help ensure maximum benefits from the neurostimulation system, long-term, post-surgical management of patients is recommended. (medtronic.com)
  • The history and physical examination alone may not provide sufficient and accurate information on which to base surgical therapy, but such basic data may provide the foundation from which to select patients for more invasive and complex testing. (medscape.com)
  • disease
  • Vascular surgeons frequently perform procedures aimed at limiting death, stroke, or amputation on patients who present with diseases such as aortic aneurysms, carotid atherosclerosis, and peripheral arterial occlusive disease. (hindawi.com)
  • Of course there are tragic cases of young men dying from the disease, but as Dr Klotz says they generally have high-grade disease at the outset and represent a very small proportion of prostate cancer patients. (healingwell.com)
  • In patients with valvular heart disease, murmurs suggestive of aortic or mitral stenosis or regurgitation or tricuspid regurgitation may be present. (oncologynurseadvisor.com)
  • The outcomes of men who are not treated for prostate cancer is dependent on cancer grade (the higher the grade the more aggressive), the life expectancy of the patient with the disease, and whether or not the cancer was detected through screening. (wikipedia.org)
  • For patients with coronary artery disease, a physician may recommend a bypass to reroute blood around blocked arteries to restore and improve blood flow and oxygen to the heart. (wikipedia.org)
  • Other benefits of natalizumab use by patients with relapsing MS included reduced visual loss, a significant increase in the proportion of disease-free individuals, significantly improved assessments of health-related quality of life in relapsing individuals, reduced cognitive decline of a portion of individuals with MS, reduced hospitalizations and steroid use, and prevention of the formation of new lesions. (wikipedia.org)
  • Several randomized controlled trials have demonstrated that natalizumab is effective in increasing rates of remission and maintaining symptom-free status in patients with Crohn's disease. (wikipedia.org)
  • Natalizumab may be appropriate in patients who do not respond to medications that block tumor necrosis factor-alpha such as infliximab, with some evidence to support combination treatment of Crohn's disease with natalizumab and infliximab may be helpful in inducing remission. (wikipedia.org)
  • therapy
  • Intrathecal baclofen therapy may assist in the ability of patients to participate in rehabilitation therapy. (medtronic.com)
  • Validation study of WOMAC: A health status instrument for measuring clinically important patient relevant outcomes to antirheumatic drug therapy in patients with osteoarthritis of the hip or knee. (springer.com)
  • Because the muscles may have been depending on the spasticity to function, there is almost always extreme weakness after a rhizotomy, and the patient will have to work very hard to strengthen the weak muscles with intensive physical therapy, and to learn habits of movement and daily tasks in a body without the spasticity. (wikipedia.org)
  • Different therapies are used for patients experiencing acute attacks, for patients who have the relapsing-remitting subtype, for patients who have the progressive subtypes, for patients without a diagnosis of MS who have a demyelinating event, and for managing the various consequences of MS. The primary aims of therapy are returning function after an attack, preventing new attacks, and preventing disability. (wikipedia.org)
  • operative
  • w4 The reported procedural success rates range between 94-98% with acceptable procedure related complication rates (5-18%), bearing in mind the high operative risk of the patients. (bmj.com)
  • severe
  • At present, the procedure is used only for patients whose symptoms cannot be adequately controlled with medications, or whose medications have severe side-effects. (wikipedia.org)
  • PML occurs almost exclusively in patients with severe immune deficiency, most commonly among patients with acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS), but people on chronic immunosuppressive medications including chemotherapy are also at increased risk of PML, such as patients with transplants, Hodgkin's lymphoma, multiple sclerosis, psoriasis and other autoimmune diseases. (wikipedia.org)
  • complications
  • Conclusions- Exclusion of single patients on the basis of risk modeling may be problematic when the rate of perioperative complications is very low. (ahajournals.org)
  • Patients with a high-level injury or history of autonomic dysreflexia may pose a greater risk for complications. (medtronic.com)
  • However, now more than ever surgeons must balance the potential benefits associated with these interventions with the risks of physiologic insult for these elderly patients, who often have significant comorbidity burdens and the potential for costly complications. (hindawi.com)
  • In this paper, we highlight how regional and national datasets can help surgeons identify which patients are most likely to benefit from vascular operations and which patients are most likely to suffer complications in the postoperative period. (hindawi.com)
  • One of the most important elements in effectively utilizing expensive, morbid procedures, such as thoracic aneurysm repair, lower extremity bypass, and carotid endarterectomy, is to perform these procedures on patients who will benefit from the procedure and not suffer complications from it. (hindawi.com)
  • The study compared more than 8,500 propensity-adjusted patients and revealed that EVH significantly reduced wound complications without compromising long-term survival or freedom from repeat revascularization. (wikipedia.org)
  • While DBS has proven to be effective for some patients, potential for serious complications and side effects exists. (wikipedia.org)
  • treatment
  • IDET should be considered in patients who have had diskogenic low back pain for more than 6 months and whose condition has not responded to conservative treatment. (medscape.com)
  • The development of a patient selection strategy linked to target expression on the tumor is thus critically important for identifying the population appropriate for receiving treatment," the two conclude. (prweb.com)
  • Although an ADC like anetumab ravtansine appears to offer new hope for mesothelioma treatment, this article reminds us that these drugs are only effective in the right patients and may be a waste of time and resources for others," says Alex Strauss, Managing Editor for Surviving Mesothelioma. (prweb.com)
  • In the meantime, active surveillance for the treatment of low risk prostate cancer is now being offered to more and more patients where it is generally considered that prostate cancer will not cause the man harm during his lifetime if treatment is delayed or avoided. (wikipedia.org)
  • Dr. Saenger maintained that while the DOD funds were used to buy irradiation equipment, run laboratory tests, and hire personnel, only University funds directly financed the patients' irradiation treatment. (wikipedia.org)
  • Although they were all cancerous, Dr. Saenger sought patients that were in good nutritional health, and who had not been exposed to previous radiation treatment. (wikipedia.org)
  • In the European Union, it has been approved for human use only for the treatment of multiple sclerosis and only then as a monotherapy because the initial cases of PML, and later the fatalities, were said by the manufacturers to be linked to the use of previous medicines by the patients. (wikipedia.org)
  • Treatment of adolescent patients with natalizumab demonstrates an effectiveness similar to that of adult patients. (wikipedia.org)
  • dystonia
  • Deep brain stimulation may be considered when a patient with chronic, primary dystonia * cannot successfully manage symptoms with medication. (medtronic.com)
  • progression
  • Natalizumab also slowed the progression of disability in patients with relapsing MS. In combination with interferon beta-1a (IB1A), relapsing and disability progression were reduced more than IB1A alone. (wikipedia.org)
  • results
  • By contrast, fundus perimetry, produces reliable results even in patients with unstable or eccentric fixation. (wikipedia.org)
  • citation needed] There are few sites in the brain that can be targeted to achieve differing results, so each patient must be assessed individually, and a site will be chosen based on their needs. (wikipedia.org)
  • Some have argued that the excellent results of liver metastasectomy for colorectal cancer are partially confounded by selection bias or reporting bias. (wikipedia.org)
  • facial
  • Rather, facial transplant patients are largely selected by a process of elimination -- those patients for whom other surgeries have not worked. (go.com)
  • radiation
  • The Cincinnati Radiation Experiments were a series of total and partial body irradiation tests performed on at least 90 patients with advanced cancer at the Cincinnati General Hospital, now University Hospital, from 1960-1971. (wikipedia.org)
  • On September 25, 1958, Saenger sent a grant proposal entitled "Metabolic Changes in Human following Total Body Radiation" to the Department of Defense, requesting $25,085 to analyze the amino-aciduria levels in the urine of total body irradiated patients. (wikipedia.org)
  • David Egilman, a doctor practicing in Massachusetts at the time, criticized the patient selection and irradiation processes in a statement to the Advisory Committee on Human Radiation Experiments, writing that many of the cancers were radio-resistant and could not have been treated effectively without killing the patient. (wikipedia.org)
  • This means many fewer repeated scans, which reduces costs and also reduces patient exposure to radiation. (wikipedia.org)
  • surgeons
  • To best select patients for these high-risk operations, surgeons need data that incorporates these complex covariates in their decision-making algorithms. (hindawi.com)
  • Consistency in patients across 24 surgeon offices, and more than 100 surgeons, was noted because site-specific medians varied from the national median by less than the minimum clinically important change. (springer.com)
  • These data suggest that despite the rapidly growing use of TKA, surgeons in the participating sites use consistent patient criteria in scheduling TKA. (springer.com)
  • physician
  • It's sort of like once that cancer label is put on there we are obligated to behave in a certain way, and its driven by physician beliefs and patient beliefs and frequently they don't have anything to do with reality. (healingwell.com)
  • effectiveness
  • However, recent cases of successful SDR procedures among those with spastic diplegia across all major age ranges (years 3-40 and even above) has finally proven its universal effectiveness and safety regardless of the age of the spastic diplegic patient. (wikipedia.org)
  • risk
  • Physicians should consider underlying factors, such as previous neurological injury or prescribed medications (anticoagulants), that may predispose a patient to the risk of bleeding. (medtronic.com)
  • procedure
  • But as the number of successful face transplant surgeries inches ever higher, medical ethicists already are discussing how to make decisions on if and when patients should be eligible for the costly and complex procedure that some say represents the ultimate gift from a deceased donor's family. (go.com)
  • preoperative
  • The 25th, 50th, and 75th percentile pain and function scores for patients cared for in 24 orthopaedic offices with 20 or more patients in the database were compared to assess whether consistent preoperative criteria are used in selecting patients undergoing TKA across settings. (springer.com)
  • researchers
  • Researchers with a company that makes antibody-based immunotherapy drugs are calling for the development of new patient selection strategies for people with malignant mesothelioma and other intractable cancers. (prweb.com)
  • In 1994, families of the patients filed a class-action lawsuit against the team of 15 researchers. (wikipedia.org)
  • survival
  • Reports from several large retrospective patient series suggest that it has a 5-year overall survival rate (5y OSR) averaging 30 to 40% and a 10y OSR around 16%, whereas the highest 5y OSR for modern chemotherapy regimens is only 9% (with FOLFOX). (wikipedia.org)
  • drugs
  • However, the hospitals that put these patients on the waiting list often will create strict criteria on alcohol use, substance abuse or any factors that would suggest the patient would have difficulty adhering to the stringent regimen of anti-rejection drugs they would have to take for the rest of their lives. (go.com)
  • liver
  • But even now, as the world's total number of face transplant recipients stands at six, it is clear that there are differences when it comes to determining whether a patient is a viable candidate for a new face, as opposed to a liver, heart or other organ. (go.com)
  • citation needed] Among colorectal cancer patients, 15-25% will have liver metastases already when the colorectal cancer is discovered, and another 25-50% will develop them in the three years after resection of their primary cancer. (wikipedia.org)
  • Of patients who die from metastasised colorectal cancer, 20% have metastasis in the liver alone. (wikipedia.org)
  • Previously, liver metastasectomy was limited to patients with less than four sites of metastasis in the liver, with a tumour-free margin of at least 1 centimetre, and no cancer elsewhere. (wikipedia.org)
  • Patients with initially unresectable liver metastases can be pre-treated with chemotherapy (this is called neoadjuvant chemotherapy). (wikipedia.org)
  • occurs
  • 1-4 Provided that no major complication occurs during the operation, most patients find themselves efficiently protected against stroke in the following years. (ahajournals.org)
  • Accurate
  • This process is not, however, considered accurate in the evaluation of pathologies affecting the central part of the retina (macula and fovea centralis) patients with these pathologies are often unable to fixate reliably. (wikipedia.org)
  • medical
  • and the irradiation was administered all at once, which diverged from the standard medical practice at the time, where cancer patients were given small doses cumulatively to maximize destruction of cancer cells. (wikipedia.org)
  • On the other hand, the American College of Radiology, after sending representatives to Dr. Saenger's laboratory during the irradiation experiments, concluded in a 1972 peer review that the patient selection process and the experiments as a whole "conformed with good medical practice. (wikipedia.org)
  • care
  • Cardinal features of DM include patient and family education, emphasis on self-care, and close follow-up, especially during and after care transitions (e.g., hospital to home). (oncologynurseadvisor.com)
  • SOAR's goal is to examine quality, delivery, and financing of care in order to have an immediate impact on patient care and system improvements. (wikipedia.org)
  • Outcomes Research evaluates the impact of health care on the health outcomes of patients and populations (see AHRQ for further details). (wikipedia.org)
  • The information learned can have an immediate impact on patient care and system improvement. (wikipedia.org)
  • criteria
  • For patients in whom the primary tumour is controlled and metastases are limited to the lung, criteria for eligibility include the technical resectability of the metastases and the general fitness and lung function reserve of the patient. (wikipedia.org)
  • tissue
  • By the same token, the world's first face transplant patient, Frenchwoman Isabelle Dinoire, in a much-publicized story, continued her smoking habit as her grafted tissue healed. (go.com)
  • time
  • The process of disk restructuring (as shown by time courses of patients' pain relief) may take several months to reach its full extent. (medscape.com)