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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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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2006-11-22 18:00:00

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.


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cassation
  • The abrogation of a law by a higher authority; annulment.
  • In music, during the eighteenth century, a song or an instrumental piece similar to the serenade, intended for performance in the open air.
The word 'cassation' comes from the French 'cassation', from Latin 'casso' ("destroy, annul").
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