Cardiac Catheter, Infections and cancer, Ouchless needle
|Updated: 5/09/2012 5:49 pm
||Published: 5/09/2012 4:53 pm
Thousands of cardiac catheterization are performed in the united states each year.
But it is costly and may pose risks to certain people.
So, the american college of cardiology released a new set of criteria to help doctors determine who is a *catheterization candidate*.
The guidelines focus primarily on the standard use of catheterization to detect blockages in the arteries.
The complete list of guidelines can be found in the "journal of the american college of cardiology."
Infections and cancer
One in six cancers worldwide is caused by an infection.
The study - in "the lancet oncology" says of the *seven and a half million* cancer deaths worldwide in 2008 - one and a half million were due to *potentially* - preventable or treatable infections.
Researchers examined data on 27 cancers cases in nearly 200 countries.
They calculated about 16-percent of all cancers were infection-related.
The latest in technology takes the pain out of injections.
It's called the ouchless needle.
The device attaches onto a syringe and numbs the skin just long enough to eliminate the discomfort of that initial 'prick'
The ouchless needle is most often used with facial fillers like botox and juvaderm,
But is also effective for mole removal, or for children's shots.
It also cuts down on redness and bruising immediately.
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