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Caring for Your Percutaneous Nephrostomy Tube

You have had a drain placed in your kidney, which you will need to care for until it is removed. This will include flushing the tube daily as well as cleaning the tube site and changing the dressing. ... read more

C. R. Bard, Cook Medical and Boston Scientific Lead the U.S. Nephrostomy Market

This market includes percutaneous nephrostomy sets, nephrostomy balloon catheters, nephrostomy drainage tubes and ureteral stents ... prostate disease management and skin and wound care. Other notable ... read more

Consumer Reports Insights: The do's and don'ts of caring for your heart

Cardiovascular disease remains the No. 1 killer of men and women in the United States, in part because heart attack victims often don't recognize the symptoms and delay getting care. Of course ... thr... read more

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Living Well With a Feeding Tube

For them, getting a feeding tube means getting their active lives back. Feeding tubes can prevent weight loss, boost energy and bolster your immune system ... Specifically, PEG means percutaneous endo... read more

Foundation launched to help pay Keane’s medical bills

Keane’s eldest daughter, Julie-Ann, said her family’s conviction is strengthened with each passing day, despite the challenges that come with taking care of her dad ... a stomach PEG (Percutaneous end... read more

Why are kidney stones so painful?

You have to get them to pass through your urinary system or have them removed. Drinking extra water can help flush out the urinary system, making it easier for a small stone to pass. Medication to rel... read more

Risk factors for pulmonary complications after percutaneous nephrolithotomy: A retrospective observational analysis

In the present study, we evaluated the risk factors for pulmonary complications after percutaneous nephrolithotomy. We also evaluated postoperative outcomes such as the duration of hospital stay and i... read more

12 Facts About Kidney Stones

More invasive is percutaneous ultrasonic lithotripsy, which involves passing narrow instruments (including a fiberoptic camera) through your back to your kidney ... and clinical care data to provide a ... read more

Heart Stents Still Overused, Experts Say

Every year, more than half a million Americans undergo procedures to have a narrowed coronary artery propped open with a small metal mesh tube, or stent ... commonly used to place a stent — called a p... read more

Ventricular Assist Devices (VADs)

Another tube is used to connect the pump to the aorta. Once the pump begins to work and support the heart, the patient is removed from the heart-lung machine and the incision is closed. Percutaneous . ... read more

Choosing Wisely: With Your Physician

Additionally, the American Geriatrics Society has provided a set of 10 recommendations for physicians related to the quality-of-life care of older individuals. The list is as follows: 1. Don't recomme... read more

Coronary Artery Disease

This means the patient will receive the best care through the ... artery bypass surgery. A percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) is a non-surgical procedure used to treat coronary artery disease wh... read more

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