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  1. Non-surgical procedure has high success rate

    Posted Sep 26th 2005, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... The non-surgical procedure involves the use of a catheter with an electrode at its tip which is guided to the area of heart muscle where cells give off the electrical signals that stimulate the abnormal ... a scar there, then the chances of perforation are easier than when there is no scar there,' he said. He added cardiologists who performed the procedure 'need to understand ...

  2. Heart and liver transplant patient doing well

    Posted Aug 23rd 2010, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... Patsy Moy A 27-year-old woman who received the heart and liver of a brain-dead donor while donating her still useful liver to a cancer patient was making good progress yesterday, said Lo Chung-mau, head of the University of Hong Kong liver transplant team ...

  3. Arroyo admits to breast implants, a day after palace's denial

    Posted Jul 05th 2009, 12:00am by Raissa Robles

    ... presidential spokesman Lorelei Fajardo said discussion of the medical procedures was 'disrespectful, not only of the president, but of women's health issues'. However, United Opposition ...

  4. Organ donors told of pitfalls

    Posted Apr 27th 2009, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... 'During our follow-up sessions, this donor expressed emotional problems because of the surgical scar. She also had relationship problems with her boyfriend after the transplant and she is unhappy ...

  5. Mothers book Caesarean sections for triple slice of luck

    Posted Aug 08th 2008, 12:00am by Kobi Chan, Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez, Kobi Chan and Jacqueline Leung Many private hospitals are jammed with mothers wanting to give birth today, an auspicious date considered lucky for a newborn because of eight, indicating success, occurring three times- 08/08/2008. But the ...

  6. press play

    Posted Jul 29th 2007, 12:00am by Yvonne Lai

    ... Yvonne Lai What should have been a serious television report on how vasectomy reversals raise the risk of birth defects swiftly turns into a laugh-fest in this clip at www.youtube.com/watch?v=FoOjwdUqb3s&NR=1. News anchor Dan Evans, of Fox 13 in Salt ...

  7. In desperation, a liver transplant patient looks overseas for help

    Posted Jan 30th 2004, 12:00am by Elaine Wu

    ... Elaine Wu A liver transplant patient who has been waiting for an operation for three years is looking abroad for a chance to survive. Patients' Rights Association spokesman Tim Pang Hung-cheong said his group had been contacting liver transplant cent ...

  8. Transplant centre's closure is killing us, say liver patients

    Posted Dec 18th 2003, 12:00am by Ella Lee, Stella Lee

    ... Stella Lee and Cheung Chi-fai One man claims he has gone from being first in line for surgery to 22nd Liver transplant patients and their relatives yesterday tearfully accused the Hospital Authority of sacrificing lives with its decision to combine the wa ...

  9. Merger of transplant facilities irks liver patients

    Posted Dec 01st 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai Patients waiting for liver transplants expressed anger yesterday at the Hospital Authority's decision to shut the transplant facility at the Prince of Wales Hospital, saying the closure would put their lives at risk. Last Thursday the ...

  10. Managers urged to re-examine sterilisation procedures

    Posted Oct 04th 2007, 12:00am by Lilian Goh

    ... Lilian Goh Queen Elizabeth Hospital has been urged to re-examine its procedures for sterilising surgical equipment to prevent a repeat of a blunder in which instruments for four prostate ... the hospital makes to medical equipment, including sterilisers, or to sterilisation procedures. Frontline staff must be vigilant about every detail of their checks on equipment and surgical procedures ...




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