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St. George's Hospital Boosts Trauma Centre With Order For Next Generation CT

St. George's Healthcare NHS Trust has ordered a SOMATOM® Definition Flash CT from Siemens Healthcare. The next generation system will be used as part of the hospital's major trauma and stroke centre to provide fast, low dose images in an emergency setting. Last year, St. George's Hospital was designated one of London's four major trauma centres by Healthcare for London. The hospital offers immediate access to specialist care and treatment for patients with serious injuries in the South West London and Surrey regions. The Definition Flash will support this service, enabling rapid whole-body scanning. The system carries out the fastest available scanning speed in CT (430 mm/s) with a temporal resolution of 75ms and can image a person with a height of six feet six inches in less than five seconds.

Sinai Hospital Team Treats Haitians Transported To The Dominican Republic

A team from Sinai Hospital's Rubin Institute for Advanced Orthopedics recently arrived in the Dominican Republic to treat Haitians injured in the earthquake. Team members include Shawn Standard, M.D., a pediatric orthopedic surgeon, Marie Gdalevitch, M.D., an orthopedic fellow and James Pepple, M.D., an anesthesiologist. This team is treating severely injured Haitians who have been transported out of field hospitals in Haiti to the more sophisticated CURE International Hospital in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. The Sinai team has already operated on a 22-year-old woman who has pelvic and foot fractures and is battling infection in her amputated fingers.

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Pfizer And Auxilium Announce Commencement Of European Regulatory Review Of XIAFLEXTM For The Treatment Of Dupuytren's Contracture

Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE) and Auxilium Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: AUXL) announced that Pfizer received notification from the European Medicines Agency that the Marketing Authorization Application (MAA) for XIAFLEX™ (collagenase clostridium histolyticum), a novel, first-in-class, biologic for the treatment of Dupuytren's contracture (a condition resulting in the contracture of the fingers into the palm), has completed the validation phase successfully. As a result, the scientific/technical review procedure commenced on 21 January 2010. "We are pleased to partner with Auxilium to bring forward what potentially could be the first approved pharmaceutical treatment option for patients suffering with Dupuytren's contracture, a condition which can significantly impact patients' ability to perform everyday tasks with their hands and therefore impacts quality of life, " said Michael Berelowitz, M.

What Is Rickets? What Causes Rickets?

Rickets is a disorder that affects children, causing poor development of the bones in the skeleton. It is usually caused by an extreme and prolonged vitamin D deficiency. The term rickets comes from the Old English word "wrickken", meaning to twist or bend. Rickets was common during Victorian times, but nowadays the condition is rare. Rickets in adults is known as osteomalacia or soft bones. According to Medilexicon's medical dictionary: Rickets is "A disease attributable to vitamin D deficiency, and characterized by overproduction and deficient calcification of osteoid tissue, with associated skeletal deformities, disturbances in growth, hypocalcemia, and sometimes tetany;

Cosmetic Surgery Popular With Men!

As far as cosmetic surgery is concerned, an increasing number of men are undergoing the procedure of late. They are equally concerned about the way they look as women. The cosmetic plastic surgery is a growing industry. Men are contributing significantly to it. According to the American Academy of Facial and Plastic Surgery reports as of March 2007, there was an "astonishing" 91% increase in men receiving non-surgical facial plastic surgery since 2000. After non-surgical procedure among men, Botox injections are the most sought after. It has been revealed that liposuction was performed on over 53, 000 men followed by over 45, 000 rhinoplasty (nose) procedures and 33, 000 eyelid surgeries.

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Microtia - Techniques Used to Treat It

Microtia is a birth deformity that affects the ear and occurs once in approximately every 5, 000 to 7, 000 births. The term microtia means "small ear". There are three different grades of the deformity. These include: Grade 3- (typical microtia)- a wrinkle of skin that closely resembles a sausage Grade 2- resembles a miniature hearing organ but is not as severe as grade 3 Grade 1- an hearing organ that is minimally deformed and is the least severe of the three grades In 85 to 90 percent of the cases only one hearing organ is deformed and not both. This condition is more likely to affect the right one than the left one. In fact there are twice as many right instances of this medical problem as there are left.

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