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2012-02-28 21:52:57

A two-year effort to prevent infections in children healing from cardiac surgery reduced sternum infections by 61 percent, a San Antonio researcher announced at the Cardiology 2012 conference Feb. 23 in Orlando, Fla. Faculty from UT Medicine San Antonio carried out a new infection-control protocol for 308 children who underwent sternotomies at CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Children's Hospital between 2009 and 2011. UT Medicine is the clinical practice of the School of Medicine at The University of...

2011-03-11 07:17:00

LA CROSSE, Wis., March 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Mark Saxton, MD, pediatric surgeon at Gundersen Lutheran Health System in La Crosse, Wis., is performing a minimally invasive surgery to correct pectus excavatum (sunken chest) in adults. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click: http://multivu.prnewswire.com/mnr/gundluth/43811/ (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110311/MM62673 ) "Sunken chest is a birth defect characterized by a sunken sternum or...

2010-12-09 18:44:56

Article reviews outcomes, refined surgical techniques and surgical instruments developed to correct pectus excavatum Since 1987, when a surgeon at Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters developed a minimally-invasive surgery to correct sunken chest, the procedure has been adopted world-wide as a standard of care and continually refined to increase its effectiveness and safety, according to a paper published in the December issue of the Annals of Surgery. Coming more than two decades...

2008-08-06 15:00:56

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Aug. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- KLS Martin LP, a medical device company specializing in craniomaxillofacial and sternal fixation, announced today the implantation of the Sternal Talon(R) in the 500th patient. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080806/CLW088 ) The Sternal Talon(R) is an alternative method of closure for midline sternotomies used in many heart procedures and utilizes rigid orthopedic-style fixation. Originally developed in conjunction with surgeons...

2008-07-10 03:00:31

Stroud jockey Jason Maguire has sustained multiple injuries in a fall during a race. He fractured his sternum, broke two ribs and punctured a lung in the incident at Market Rasen on Sunday. Maguire, who was taken to Lincoln Hospital, said it was unclear how long he would be out of action. "I haven't thought about what comes next, but hopefully some time this week I will be transferred to a hospital near home where I can talk to my doctor and get a proper verdict," he said. Tom George...

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2006-11-22 18:00:00

By JENNIFER KAY MIAMI - Using a piece of Gore-Tex fabric to make their repairs, doctors performed corrective surgery on a baby born with his heart outside his chest, and said Wednesday that the youngster should be able to lead a close-to-normal life. Naseem Hasni underwent surgery to put his heart inside his chest hours after being delivered by Caesarean section Oct. 31 at Holtz Children's Hospital. He remained in critical but stable condition Wednesday. "He's not going to be able to play...


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