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Are there a maximum number of times for surgical ablations on patients with Atrial Fibrillation?

In 2013, a systematic review and meta-analysis (see ref in source) examined the long term outcome of catheter ablation in patient with atrial fibrillation. They first looked at single procedure ...
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Put a finger in it? When is it appropriate to stop a bleed with your finger?

Putting your fingers in a wound is going to inflict severe pain on the casualty. There are ways you can apply direct pressure on an arterial wound, even if it is on the upper thigh. It is possible ...
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Leg apparently slightly shorter after femur surgery

I am certainly no expert, however I had a hip replacement in August 2015 and I know I have a slight leg length difference now. It's very common in hip surgery but I think we are so pleased to be out ...
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Are there a maximum number of times for surgical ablations on patients with Atrial Fibrillation?

This is a subject I'm very well versed in since I've had paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (PAF) and atrial flutter (AFL) for a number of years and I've undergone no fewer than five ablation procedures. ...
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Ice cream after surgery (Forrest Gump)

TL;DR: No, there is no medical reason to feed ice cream to surgery patients. Although it's just a fictional movie, the premise is probably sound. He was recovering from surgery for a gunshot wound to ...
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Are auditory hallucinations a side effect of Oxycodone? How long does Oxycodone stay in the body?

There are some rare anecdotal reports of auditory hallucinations related to oxycodone. For example: Example 1 Example 2 But the half-life of oxycodone is a mere 3-4 hours, so after two days there ...
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How does a skull mend after a surgery?

The article you cited answers your question. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Craniotomy The amount of skull that needs to be removed depends on the type of surgery being performed. The bone flap ...
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What OT techniques are common following heart bypass, and how do these correlate to resuming normal daily activities?

Occupational therapists primarily use functional activities to assess and treat individuals who have lost independence due to illness or injury. It is uncommon to use craft type activities outside of ...

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