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2014-08-04 16:26:25

Montefiore Physicians Continue to Participate in Craniopagus Separations around the World NEW YORK, Aug. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Formerly conjoined twins Carl and Clarence Aguirre celebrated the tenth anniversary of their separation today with the medical team that successfully separated and cared for them at The Children's Hospital at Montefiore (CHAM). "We are thrilled to commemorate the 10 year anniversary of one of the first successful staged separations of...

2011-09-08 00:15:00

Medical team at Shanghai Childrenâs Medical Center is making history again in high stakes procedure. Millwood, VA (PRWEB) September 07, 2011 A successful operation to separate four-month-old conjoined twin girls in China is spotlighting the pioneering work of US humanitarian organization Project HOPE, which trained the medical team that conducted the high stakes procedure. The six-hour operation went ahead at Shanghai Children's Medical Center (SCMC), which was established with...

2009-04-08 23:32:20

Doctors at Vanderbilt's children's hospital in Nashville successfully separated conjoined twins Keylee and and Zoey Miller, the hospital said. The twins, born Jan. 4 in Johnson City, Tenn., were hospitalized in critical condition in Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital after completion Tuesday of the 8-hour surgery. It was the first separation surgery performed at the hospital. The girls are were fused from the lower breastbone to the naval and shared a liver, the hospital said. They were...

2009-03-31 12:07:47

Two conjoined sisters separated 10 weeks ago are thriving, doctors at The Children's Hospital in Oklahoma City said. So far the girls have exceeded expectations, said pediatric surgeon Dr. David Tuggle. They have really sailed through dramatically well. Five-month-old Kylee Hope and Preslee Faith Wells, of Calumet, Okla., were separated Jan. 19 after being born connected at the heart lining, liver and abdomen, The Oklahoman newspaper in Oklahoma City reported Tuesday. Additional surgery will...

2009-02-16 12:00:00

The twins were conjoined from the breast bone to the groin PITTSBURGH, Feb. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A multidisciplinary team of surgeons, pediatricians and nurses at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC has successfully separated conjoined twins during a 24-hour procedure. The 2-year-old twin girls -- Dagian and Danielle Lee, of Cleveland -- were separated during a procedure that began at 6:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 13, 2008, and ended 24 hours later. The girls currently are...

2009-01-12 13:38:19

A British woman says she will be the first woman in England to give birth to conjoined twins that share one body despite having two heads. Lisa Chamberlain said despite medical advice and social scrutiny to the contrary, she decided to keep her unborn children and accept their unique physical condition, The Daily Mail said Monday. Some people might look at me and say 'You're going to give birth to a freak' but I don't care because I feel blessed, the 25-year-old said. To me, my twins are a...

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2008-11-26 14:20:50

Doctors said on Tuesday that a set of 1-month-old girls believed to be the first known American Indian conjoined twins are doing well and will be separated. David Tuggle, a pediatric surgeon who will be involved in the separation, said Preslee Faith and Kylee Hope Wells were born Oct. 25 and are joined at the liver and rib cage. "They are very cute and they hold each other," Tuggle said. Kyle Wells, 21, and Stevie Stewart, 20, of Calumet are the twins parents, both of whom have a history of...

2008-10-12 12:00:20

Formerly conjoined twins Maliyah and Kendra Herrin are recuperating from surgery Thursday to correct curvature of their spines. "They're doing well," said Primary Children Medical Center spokeswoman Bonnie Midget. The 6-year-old girls are listed in fair condition but were released from intensive care after a day there. If they continue to progress without problems, they'll be released from the hospital in two or three days, she said. The girls were born joined at the abdomen and torso and...

2008-09-23 00:00:29

PADANG BESAR: Exactly a year ago, Siamese twins Nur Badrishah Nurhisyam and Nur Bahiyah were born conjoined at their abdomen and life seemed bleak for their parents. But after a successful separation surgery on Feb 2, the girls are now on the road to recovery, leading healthy and happy lives like other children. Yesterday, with the help of their parents, the twins blew out the candles for their first birthday cake. Their modest kampung home in Semadong, Beseri, came alive with the Happy...


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bodacious
  • Remarkable; prodigious.
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  • Completely; extremely.
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This word is probably from the dialectal 'boldacious,' a blend of 'bold' and 'audacious.'
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