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Making a lifesaving operation even safer

Categories: Children's Health  /  Heart Health  /  News  /  rehabilitation

It is one of modern medicine’s great advances — the ability of surgeons to repair congenital heart defects in very young patients.  Over the years, both surgical techniques and technology have improved so that these very sick kids are surviving and living long, productive lives. Dr. Andrew Meyer wants to make that surgery even safer. Dr. Meyer, a pediatric critical care specialist who also is a biomedical engineer, is taking aim at a complication that can arise when some patients are hooked up to heart-lung bypass machines — the devices that make open heart surgery possible. In a small percentage …Read More >

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A gift from a family steeped in art and medicine

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It was a marriage of art and medicine. Mary Aubrey Keating, an opera singer and San Antonio native who later enjoyed success as a painter, fell in love and married Dr. Peter McCall Keating, a pioneering orthopedic surgeon who practiced at the old Robert B. Green Memorial Hospital. The year was 1921. “They were a wonderful combination,” said their daughter, Aubrey Keating Carter. “He was a great appreciator of art and supporter of my mother.” That marriage of art and medicine continues. On March 12, two murals painted by Ms. Keating in the 1930s will be donated by her family …Read More >

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Physical therapy on demand?

Walk-in urgent care centers such as University Health System’s ExpressMed clinics are increasingly popular, accommodating the hectic schedules of busy families. But walk-in physical therapy? While instant access to physical therapy is unusual today, the results of a year-long study found it might be worth a broader look. The study, involving patients seen at the ExpressMed clinic on the Robert B. Green Campus, found that putting appropriate patients  with a therapist immediately — or within three days at the most — led to fewer treatments, fewer tests and more patient satisfaction. Overall, the medical charges for those patients came to …Read More >

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Beware the bristles!

Categories: Emergency care  /  News  /  Surgery

It’s a Texas tradition, firing up the backyard grill. But how you clean that grill between uses could mean the difference between a savory meal and a trip to the hospital. The culprit? In the case of a few local patients, doctors found they had swallowed metal bristles — broken or dislodged from brushes used to clean outdoor grills. Those bristles can remain on the grill surface until they stick to food. “It was like somebody stuck an ice pick in me,” said Johnnie Littrell, 66, a Floresville construction manager. Littrell was about to be wheeled in for a colonoscopy …Read More >

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