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2011-07-01 11:12:00

NASHVILLE, Tenn., July 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Ming Wang of Wang Vision Cataract & LASIK Center, Nashville, TN, became the first surgeon in the world to perform a 3D LASIK procedure, and the first in Tennessee to perform a 3D cataract surgery. The first such ground-breaking surgeries took place at Wang Vision Cataract & LASIK Center on May 27, 2011 and June 2, 2011, respectively. Both procedures utilized off-label uses of the TrueVision® 3D high-definition,...

2011-06-03 08:30:00

ANN ARBOR, Mich., June 3, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Surgery death rates have dropped nationwide over the past decade, according to a University of Michigan Health System study that reveals cancer surgeries have seen the most dramatic improvement in safety. The U-M study in this week's New England Journal of Medicine shows surgery mortality dropped substantially for eight different high-risk surgeries performed on 3.2 million Medicare patients from 1999 to 2008. More patients are...

2011-06-02 13:29:58

U-M's study in New England Journal of Medicine shows busy hospitals safest for cancer surgeries, but other factors drive decline in heart surgery mortality Surgery death rates have dropped nationwide over the past decade, according to a University of Michigan Health System study that reveals cancer surgeries have seen the most dramatic improvement in safety. The U-M study in this week's New England Journal of Medicine shows surgery mortality dropped substantially for eight different high-risk...

2011-05-04 07:04:38

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Between 2001 and 2008, the annual rate of coronary artery bypass graft surgeries performed in the United States decreased by more than 30 percent, but rates of percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI; procedures such as balloon angioplasty or stent placement used to open narrowed coronary arteries) did not change significantly. Coronary revascularization, comprising coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery and PCI, is among the most common major medical procedures...

2011-05-03 22:54:58

Between 2001 and 2008, the annual rate of coronary artery bypass graft surgeries performed in the United States decreased by more than 30 percent, but rates of percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI; procedures such as balloon angioplasty or stent placement used to open narrowed coronary arteries) did not change significantly, according to a study in the May 4 issue of JAMA. "Coronary revascularization, comprising coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery and PCI, is among the most common...

2011-02-18 15:30:13

Hospital for Special Surgery research on platelet-rich plasma and obesity also highlighted at AAOS Meeting Patients who undergo elective orthopedic surgeries at high-volume, regional hospitals have better surgical outcomes and experience fewer complications than those who undergo those surgeries at local hospitals, according to research being presented by Hospital for Special Surgery investigators at the 2011 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS). These...

2011-02-18 13:36:55

11 educational videos document surgical techniques mastered by few surgeons in an effort to improve patient outcomes worldwide James C. Wittig, M.D., chief of the division of skin and sarcoma cancer at the John Theurer Cancer Center at Hackensack University Medical Center will present eleven different educational videos on innovative approaches to orthopedic oncology at the upcoming American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Conference. Dr. Wittig is known for inventing some of the most-used...

2011-01-13 00:00:43

For the 5th year in a row, WorldMed Assist has observed an interesting phenomenon occurring around this time of year: an annual surge in weight loss surgeries. Concord, CA (PRWEB) January 12, 2011 For the 5th year in a row, WorldMed Assist has observed an interesting phenomenon occurring around this time of year: an annual surge in weight loss surgeries. Every year the number of people contacting the company for weight loss surgery dramatically increases after Thanksgiving. For the...

2010-06-28 12:38:00

Multiple factors may play role in failed ACL repairs; U-M physicians say patients should talk to surgeons, understand experience when selecting surgeons ANN ARBOR, Mich., June 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Nick Van Erp, active in soccer since elementary school and lacrosse since junior high, tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his knee during a spring lacrosse game his freshman year of high school. His injury, caused by stepping into a pothole and hyper-extending his knee, required...


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tessitura
  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
This word is Italian in origin and comes from the Latin 'textura,' web, structure.