Each year, about 5 million people are diagnosed with heart valve disease. Of those, about 1.5 million have aortic stenosis — an obstruction or narrowing of the aortic valve. This is often caused by the buildup of calcium deposits on the leaflets of the valve.
Minimally invasive surgery (MIS) began in 1987 with the first laparoscopic cholecystectomy. Since then, the list of procedures performed laparoscopically has grown at a pace consistent with improvements in technology and the technical skill of surgeons.
In the past decade, there has been a steady increase in the number of individuals diagnosed with chronic kidney disease (CKD) and those with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) who require some form of renal replacement therapy. Currently, 26 million American adults have CKD, and millions more are at risk. For Fresenius Medical Care North America and Kansas Nephrology Physicians, a dynamic partnership is the first step in providing options that empower patients to take control of their health.
Galichia Heart Hospital, a campus of Wesley Medical Center, has a long-standing tradition of quality cardiovascular and emergency services. But with new service lines, such as its total joint replacement program, and new technologies in surgery and imaging, Galichia is expanding its services to become the expert choice for nearly every medical need.
Peritoneal dialysis (PD) is a dialysis modality available as a renal replacement therapy for patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD). As such, it antedates hemodialysis, as the first report of a peritoneal dialysis dates back to 1923.
Many health conditions can contribute to, or impede the healing of, chronic wounds and ulcers. Because of the challenges associated with managing chronic wounds, Via Christi Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Therapy offers comprehensive treatment from a team of wound-care experts under one roof.
Urinary incontinence, the involuntary loss of urine, is a medical condition that affects more than 30 million American women.
Urology has always been at the forefront in implementing exciting technologies, and Wichita Urology Group (WUG) has always been among the earliest adopters of innovative advances in surgical technology. The promise that technology represents is one of the main elements that drew Jeffrey S. Davis, MD, to urology, and ultimately to WUG.
The information age has facilitated a more informed patient walking through the doors of physician practices. Patients are now aware of the latest medical research and expect their physicians to be, too. Yet keeping up with recent developments and continuing medical education (CME) requirements is more difficult for physicians as practices cope with more hectic schedules, greater documentation requirements and the need for increased patient throughput.
In 1597, Sir Francis Bacon said, “Knowledge is power.” Those words are more important today than ever in regard to chronic kidney disease (CKD). Approximately 20 million people in the United States have some degree of CKD. The incidence continues to rise.
For a physically disabled athlete, the date to mark on the calendar is Saturday, May 11, 2013. That will be the 25th anniversary of the Challenge Games — a track, field and boccia competition for physically challenged athletes held in Derby, KS, and the only event of its kind held in south central Kansas.