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Management of Atrial septal defect : Device closure lagging behind surgical closure ! by Dr. Sangareddi V. Medical Doctor Posted Tue 12 May 2009 4:00pm Atrial septal defect is one among the commonest congenital heart disease .After years of controversy, there is consensus  now , all significant ASDs  need to be closed ,  at whatever age it is detected. This rule does not apply to small ASDs without chamber  right atrial and right ventricular dilatation. These defects and PFOs need not be ... Read on »
FDA Safety Communication: UPDATE on Serious Complications Associated with Negative Pressure Wound Therapy Systems by FDA Posted Thu 24 Feb 2011 12:00am Date Issued: February 24, 2011 Audience: Health Care Providers: Prescribing physicians and clinicians responsible for the ongoing care of patients whose wounds are being managed with negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT). Patients and Caregivers Device: NPWT promotes healing ... Read on »
Infection: A Dreaded Complication of DBS by Kate K. Patient Expert Posted Tue 01 May 2012 3:07pm Most of us with DBS don't want to consider the possibility of acquiring a DBS-related infection. On the one hand, we want to learn all the details as we assume that knowledge is power. On the other hand, sometimes we only want to know the bare minimum, realizing that knowledge can cause undue anxiety. Thankfully, I haven’t experienced a ... Read on »
Urban Fashionable Chlo Kathleen Shoulder Bag Providing Subtle Complication by christinamcarter Posted Thu 21 Apr 2011 8:34am Chloe is always believed turn into remarkable wherever clothing along with handbags are considered. Every fashionista is in a position to name 1 or two of Chloe 'it' bags such as Paddington, Bay, Heloise, Edith and etc.. The brand new fall 2009 ad campaign is an complete achieving success. The placing is an fall wheat industry in Spain. 3 beautie ... Read on »
I am not a rat. I am a stroke survivor that had a congenital heart defect called PFO (patent foramen ovale) and I fought like he by David D. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Fri 09 Jul 2010 8:39pm by David Dansereau for Know-Stroke.org Life after a stroke can be like living with a ticking time bomb.  The reality is that a second, possibly fatal stroke can very well follow the first.  In 2006, I survived a second stroke and shortly thereafter I vowed to make that one my last.  I researched all my treatment options, and as it turns out ... Read on »
Gastrointestinal complications: the most frequent internal complications of systemic sclerosis. by Jan Posted Mon 21 Dec 2009 12:00am By Forbes A. and Marie I. Manifestations of SSc in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract are common, occurring in 50-90% of patients. They typically result from the fibrosis that characterizes this disease. Manifestations of SSc can affect many sites within the GI tract, and patients may experience substantial dysfunction in the processes of mo ... Read on »
Closure by Rachel M. Patient Expert Posted Mon 02 May 2011 1:16pm Recently, I broke up with the last friend from my able-bodied life… It’s not really an obvious break-up, but more like I evicted her from the special place in my heart. Although the decision empowered me mentally and emotionally, it is still bothering me. So, I’m doing my therapy post. === We know each other quite a long time. I ... Read on »
Complicated...and Uncomplicated by Jodi Cutler Del Dottore Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Sat 23 Aug 2008 11:47pm Adults are complicated. Kids are not. Adults play brain games, kids play games with their hands. So why is it that so much of what makes an adult complicated always goes back to his/her childhood? Sofia was outside the other night playing Charlie's Angels Tag. Did you know that such a thing existed? I've heard of TV tag, Diaper ... Read on »
Causes and Complications of Adult Pain by thematrix777 Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Sun 07 Dec 2008 5:54pm Often called 'the fifth vital sign,' pain is as important as temperature, pulse, respiration, and blood pressure as a key indicator of a patient's medical status. The longer we live, the more likely it is that we will eventually experience some type of injury or disease that results in temporary or even chronic pain. Surgeries become more fr ... Read on »
Previous Abdominal Surgeries Increase Risk of Abdominal Complications following DIEP Flap Breast Reconstruction by Dr. C Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted Thu 22 Jan 2009 6:52pm A study published in the May edition of "Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery" has shown that patients who have had previous abdominal surgery are at an increased risk of suffering abdominal complications following DIEP flap breast reconstruction. Here is the abstract: DIEP Flaps in Women with Abdominal Scars: Are Complication Rates Affected ... Read on »