LifestyleLocalNews Dominican First Wireless Ultrasound-Guided Nephrostomy Done by Chinese Medical Team by: – April 28, 2020 Sharing is caring! Tweet (Chinese Embassy) Dominica’s first wireless ultrasound-guided nephrostomy surgery was successfully completed in China-Dominican Friendship Hospital on April 15th, 2020.This is one of a series of minimally invasive surgery performed by the Chinese Medical Team after setting up the urology specialist outpatient clinic in the China-Dominican Friendship Hospital.Other minimally invasive procedures have been performed including the first transurethral bladder lithotripsy, transurethral resection of bladder tumors, minimally invasive suprapubic cystostomy, transurethral resection of urethral stricture, transurethral resection of the prostate, ureteroscope lithotripsy, laparoscopic kidney surgery, etc. Local patients with urinary diseases have received standardized and effective minimally invasive treatment.Dominica has never had a urology specialty, ward or surgery. The arrival of urology specialists from the Chinese medical team in June 2018 opened a new history of Dominica urology specialty. Since then, Dominica has urology specialty, wards and a series of minimally invasive surgery. Especially in March this year, the National Health Commission of China donated two sets of portable ultrasound and advanced puncture guidance and other complete equipment for renal puncture and fistula, which provided extremely favorable conditions for the implementation of minimally invasive surgery projects. The urologist directly carries a small wireless ultrasound for bedside examination and training, which solves the problem that patients have to wait for a long time to make an ultrasound examination in the past. Many urinary problems can be diagnosed immediately. Accurate ultrasound-guided cystostomy has also been successfully carried out.An 80-year-old prostate cancer patient who underwent the first ultrasound-guided kidney calyx puncture and nephrostomy had no urine came out from his suprapubic catheter. The casualty doctor considered that the catheter was obstructed and replace the suprapubic catheter, but it didn’t make a difference and turned to urology specialists. With the help of the portable wireless ultrasound it was confirmed that the suprapubic catheter was located in the bladder properly, and there was not much urine. The catheter was unobstructed, and the bilateral renal ultrasound was quickly performed.Hydronephrosis was found in both kidneys because the prostate cancer caused bilateral ureters obstruction. At that time, it was during the severe period of the new coronavirus. The patient was a senior with poor general physical health and Chinese doctors recommended that he go home and take oral anti-tumor drugs after emergency treatment. At this time, the wireless B-ultrasound combined with the puncture frame immediately played a role. After simple disinfection and towel placement, ultrasound guided precise puncture into the target renal calyx. Clear urine was extracted and the nephrostomy was successful. The patient’s obstruction problem was resolved immediately.Dominica has a high incidence of prostate cancer, and hydronephrosis caused by prostate cancer or other pelvic and abdominal tumors is very common. Percutaneous renal calyx puncture and nephrostomy is an effective method for solving hydronephrosis caused by urinary tract obstruction and rapidly improving renal function in most cases, which is equivalent to the effect of a hemodialysis machine. Share 100 Views no discussions Share Share
Steven Kramer | Daily TrojanTwo Trojans took home Player of the Week honors this week due to their weekend performances. Junior Gabby Smith was recognized on the women’s tennis team, while senior driver Stephania Haralabidis won the award for women’s water polo.Smith was named Pac-12 Player of the Week for the second time in her career on Monday, after she helped USC top UC Santa Barbara in its season opener last Thursday. Smith dropped her doubles match to start the day, but she rebounded with a momentum-shifting 7-6 (5), 6-0 victory in singles play. Smith is currently riding a six-match unbeaten streak, including an undefeated weekend at the National Collegiate Tennis Classic earlier this month. During the tournament, Smith defeated Arizona’s No. 18-ranked Lauren Marker 6-0, 6-3. Smith and her doubles partner, senior Zoë Katz, are also currently ranked No. 18 in the nation.Haralabidis then earned MPSF Player of the Week honors on Tuesday. The senior tallied an incredible 17 goals in five games over the weekend, as USC stormed to a perfect 5-0 record at the UCSB Winter Invitational. Haralabidis scored in every single game of the tournament and also set a new career high with nine goals in the final game against hosts No. 9 UCSB — which also matched a single-game MPSF record. She has now scored on 202 occasions as a Trojan, eighth most in program history. Three more goals will push herup to No. 7.Both players will look to defend their titles this weekend. Smith and the women’s tennis team will head to Auburn, Ala. for the ITA Kickoff Weekend on Saturday, while Haralabidis and women’s water polo will make a trip to Riverside for the Cal Baptist Invitational, which also begins on Saturday.
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisALPENA, Mich – The City of Alpena and Alpena Area Chamber of Commerce hope to move forward with the Fourth of July fireworks displaybut the decision is contingent upon social distancing guidelines and funding.Alpena’s annual fireworks display is 100% funded by community donations.With many local businesses and communities struggling because of COVID–19, the chamber and the city of Alpena are apprehensive about asking for donations.They are, however, encouraging the community to patronize or donate to assist local businesses.The Chamber of Commerce is accepting donations for the fireworks display and says if they are unable to meet the funding goal, the money will be put toward the 2021 fireworks show.The donation deadline is May 28.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious Child and Family Services recognizes foster familiesNext Local healthcare facility will soon reopen