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Genetics Home Reference: esophageal atresia/tracheoesophageal fistula by Posted Tue 04 Sep 2012 5:14pm (often shortened to EA/TEF) On this page: Description Genetic changes Inheritance Diagnosis Additional information Glossary definitions Reviewed August 2012 What is EA/TEF? Esophageal atresia/tracheoesophageal fistula (EA/TEF) is a condition result ... Read on »
FDA Clears Cook Medical Esophageal Stent For Cancer Care and Patient Comfort by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Tue 09 Nov 2010 8:54am This certainly is good news for patients who have have cancer in this area of the body as it will allow for easier swallowing and have a better quality of life.  It can also be used to correct issues that have perhaps developed as  result of surgical procedures related to removing a tumor.  We are all familiar with heart stents bu ... Read on »
Genetics Home Reference: VACTERL association by Posted Wed 21 Dec 2011 12:25pm On this page: Description Genetic changes Inheritance Treatment Additional information Other names Glossary definitions Reviewed December 2011 What is VACTERL association? VACTERL association is a disorder that affects many body systems. VACT ... Read on »
Little Miracles: A Baby’s Experience with Minimally Invasive Surgery by Elizabeth Leis Patient Expert Posted Thu 27 Sep 2012 6:00am After spending nearly two unexpected weeks in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), the Van Ettens’ infant son is now happily resting at home. Monica and Jim Van Etten had watched reality shows about complicated pregnancies and births, but they never imagined they would experience something similar. Nothing seemed out of the ordi ... Read on »
Post-Intubation Tracheal Stenosis by Adam THOMPSON Posted Sun 02 May 2010 5:34pm Post-Intubation Tracheal Stenosis There has been quite a bit of research done on post-intubation injuries caused by the pressure of the endotracheal tube cuff. This is something that has been addressed by a few EMS agencies. My agency implemented a protocol based on the research about two years ago: Based on what size ... Read on »
It's a boil! It's a wound! No! It's a fistula, man! by Kamal S. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Sun 24 Aug 2008 2:57pm I have a fistula in my left upper arm. I have so many people staring at it that I get a little uncomfortable at times. Now, fistulae generally are a little gross to see. Mine has the arterial vein dilated like crazy. That makes it even worse. Generally, my shirt or T shirt sleeve covers it but when a small part of it is visible ... Read on »
Anal Abscesses/Fistulae by Dr. Anshu Gupta Patient Expert Posted Tue 02 Jun 2009 4:40pm 1 Comment An abscess results from an acute infection of a small gland just inside the anus, when bacteria or foreign matter enters the tissue through the gland. Certain conditions - colitis or other inflammation of the intestine, for example - can sometimes make these infections more likely. After an abscess has been drained, a tunnel may persis ... Read on »
State of the fistula by Kamal S. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Sun 13 Sep 2009 10:02pm I was visited by a team from Fresenius recently. They are planning to start home hemo training in India and wanted to see my setup. When they came, we discussed my treatment and they saw my fistula. They were quite alarmed. They said I should have it checked right away. They thought it was very risky to have such a huge fistula and it could rupture ... Read on »
Fistula pain by Kamal S. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Mon 29 Nov 2010 5:42am For the last couple of days I have been having some pain in the venous site of my AV Fistula. I changed the location of the cannulation. I am actually at Care Hospital, waiting outside Dr. P. C. Gupta's OP room for my turn. Dr. P. C. Gupta is a vascular surgeon. I suspect that there is an infection at that site. There was a similar pain a coup ... Read on »
Moving from a jugular to a fistula: mixed feelings by Kamal S. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Sun 06 Nov 2011 9:06pm When I was put on dialysis way back in 1997, I was given an AV Shunt. It was a small surgery, done in an Operation Theater. Dialysis was totally painless. The arterial and venous lines were connected to the two ends of the shunt and dialysis would be done. Shunts are outdated these days with the preferred mode of a temporary access for dialy ... Read on »