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2014-08-14 12:27:46

CoreValve® System Now Available to More U.S. Patients than any Other Transcatheter Aortic Valve MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Aug. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- El Camino Hospital became one of the first hospitals in California to adopt a new minimally invasive system to treat patients with narrowed, failing aortic heart valves who are considered to be at high risk to undergo surgery. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the Medtronic CoreValve(®) System to treat patients with...

Reconstructing Faces Using ‘Shape-Shifting’ Material
2014-08-14 03:21:59

American Chemical Society Injuries, birth defects (such as cleft palates) or surgery to remove a tumor can create gaps in bone that are too large to heal naturally. And when they occur in the head, face or jaw, these bone defects can dramatically alter a person's appearance. Researchers will report today that they have developed a "self-fitting" material that expands with warm salt water to precisely fill bone defects, and also acts as a scaffold for new bone growth. The team will...

2014-08-14 08:29:40

Real-World Application of UV-C Disinfection Study Concludes DURHAM, N.C., Aug. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- This past week, a groundbreaking 28-month-long study funded by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention examining the real-world effectiveness of automated UV-C disinfection robot's impact on infection outcomes concluded the data collection phase of the research, with results expected to be published in the second quarter of 2015. The study by the Duke University Prevention...

2014-08-14 08:26:40

$10,000 Book Available At Barnes & Noble; Amazon Declines to Accept Title WASHINGTON, Aug. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Doctor Book Publishing, an imprint of Deep Think Media, today published the world's most expensive new hardback book entitled Cosmetic Surgeon Marketing Motto: The Secret Recipe To Grow Referrals. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140813/136122 With a list price of $10,000, the 252-page hardback book (ISBN-13: 978-1-942065-00-5) is available now at this Barnes...

2014-08-13 23:10:13

Dr. Jaclyn Laute, an endodontist from Beijing is the first doctor from China to be certified in the Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique® at the training course held in Alhambra, CA, says Dr. John Chao. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) August 13, 2014 Dr. John Chao, inventor of the Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique® says that bimonthly training classes continue to attract doctors from across the U.S. and around the world to be trained in the revolutionary minimally invasive treatment for gum...

2014-08-13 23:07:38

Dr. Bryan McIntosh talks about one of his specialities in a newly released article—facial reconstructive surgeries. Seattle, WA (PRWEB) August 13, 2014 “Facial reconstructive surgeries are an increasing form of plastic surgery,” says Dr. Bryan McIntosh in his recently released article in which he explains the facial reconstructive surgery process. “This type of delicate and often emotionally charged procedure is being sought out by many men and women (and sometimes parents for...

2014-08-13 23:06:15

North Shore Center for Facial Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery, overseen by board-certified cosmetic surgeon Dr. Anthony Geroulis, has noted an interesting trend over the last several years which sparked new and innovative plastic surgery techniques and programs to keep up with a steady increase in men undergoing cosmetic surgery. While reasons for this are varied, delayed retirement and the desire for men to keep up with younger employees have played a large part in it. Northfield, IL...

2014-08-13 23:04:27

Northern Virginia Cosmetic Surgery Practice Responds To A Growing National Trend Fairfax, VA (PRWEB) August 13, 2014 In response to a rapidly growing Hispanic patient population, The Bitar Cosmetic Surgery Institute has launched a Spanish language cosmetic surgery website to enhance overall patient experience within the Spanish speaking community. In addition to the website, The Bitar Institute has increased the number of Spanish speaking staff members, furthering efforts to provide...

2014-08-13 16:26:21

Dr. Shirin Towfigh of the Beverly Hills Hernia Center has been successful in reducing and combating post-operative hernia issues LOS ANGELES, Aug. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Hernias are on the increase, and we have our increasingly sedentary modern lifestyle to thank for it. Fortunately, advances in medical technology have led to many effective methods for treating hernia and, in many cases, a reduced recovery time for hernia surgery patients, but complications remains an issue. As the...

2014-08-13 16:25:03

For the best foot care results, ask the doctors at Beverly Hills Physicians these top three questions regarding your foot pain. LOS ANGELES, Aug. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The best way to get effective foot care is to communicate openly with your doctor about your discomfort. Individuals may think the problem is too trivial to discuss and is a waste of an office visit, or they dread hearing the diagnosis, but Beverly Hills Physicians stresses that it is vital to your well-being to...


Latest Surgery Reference Libraries

General Surgery
2013-04-30 10:15:33

General surgery is a specialty that concentrates on the esophagus, stomach, small bowel, colon, liver, pancreas, gallbladder, bile ducts and the thyroid gland. This specialty also deals with skin, breast, soft tissue and hernia related diseases. General Surgeons have the opportunity to subspecialize in one or more of the following: Trauma Surgery: Trauma surgery is the specialty that performs invasive procedures for physical injuries in an emergency. This subspecialty holds the...

Endoluminal Capsule Monitoring
2013-03-04 16:02:35

Endoluminal capsule monitoring is categorized as a non-invasive medical procedure used in diagnosing and monitoring the progression of abnormalities in the gastrointestinal system. Procedure Once the need is identified to monitor the gastrointestinal system and the patient has a working system, they will ingest a water-tight capsule that contains a miniaturized wireless radio transmitter. Once it is ingested, it sends signals to a radio receiver. The data is then processed and presented...

Gastroscopy
2013-03-04 10:13:56

The esophagogastroduodenoscopy is a medical diagnostic procedure used in internal medicine to view the upper part of the gastrointestinal tract. This non-invasive procedure is used for many complaints and requires little to no time for recovery from the procedure. Reasons for the Procedure Patients present to their physician with physical complaints. For example, a patient may come into the office and say they have been feeling tired and forgetful. Through many tests and evaluations,...

Laparoscopy
2013-03-04 09:24:55

A laparoscopy is an invasive surgical procedure used in abdominal area but is much less invasive than the preceding methods. Small incisions are made in the abdomen or pelvic area in which the camera and tools are introduced to perform the surgery or inspect the area. The method before the laparoscopy involved cutting open the area completely with longer healing time and more complications. Although in the pediatric populations, abscesses have a tendency to form around the incision sites....

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  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
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This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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