Minimally Invasive Robotic Lung Cancer Surgery
Thoracic surgeons at Pittsburgh's Allegheny General Hospital are using the advanced da Vinci robotic surgical system to perform minimally invasive lung cancer surgery, offering new hope to patients with early stage lung cancer who may not be good candidates for a more invasive operation. Dr. Lana Schumacher, AGH thoracic surgeon, talks to Pittsburgh NBC affiliate WPXI-TV about the hospital's robotic surgery capabilities. To learn more about Allegheny General Hospital's cancer capabilities, visit http://www.wpahs.org/specialties/canc...
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Doctors revise child ear infection treatment
Monday, February 25th, 2013
The AAP is releasing new guidelines that aim to reduce the number of diagnoses of ear infections. The guidelines, being published today in Pediatrics, have not been updated since 2004.
The new guidelines put more emphasis on distinguishing between an acute ear infection and just inflammation of the middle ear -- the difference being that antibiotics are effective against ear infections, but not inflammation.
To read more, visit the Post-Gazette website.