Bicycle Market Booms in Major Parts of Europe for 2012

For 2012, it has been reported that bicycles outsold cars in 26 out of 28 EU states.

Especially in the northern parts of Europe such as Amsterdam and Copenhagen, the popularity of two-wheeled vehicles went up compared to previous years.

Italy’s market for bicycles are also soaring high since 2011 where there are 1.6 million bicycles were sold compared to 1.4 million of cars.

Coronary Artery Bypass Performed with Robotic Assistant

The arteries in the heart may narrow as the person ages because of the despot of plaques, health care providers say. If left unmanaged, the person may need to undergo coronary artery bypass surgery to ensure that blood and oxygen is still delivered to the heart. The advancement in the field of medicine have made it possible to operate on the human heart without the need to stop it from beating. According to the Memorial Care Health System, the Da Vinci Si surgical system makes this possible. Most surgeons are now undergoing training in order to use this new technology and provide better surgical experience to their patients.

As the arteries no longer make it possible for the blood to pass, the surgeon may create a new path for the blood to reach the heart. Bypassing the damaged artery is done by removing a piece of vein in the leg or an artery from the chest or wrist and attaching it to the coronary artery. The new path may be inserted below or above the blockage. In some cases, multiple bypass surgery is needed to ensure that the patient’s heart gets sufficient blood flow. The traditional open heart surgery for a coronary artery bypass is performed by cutting through the breastbone, thus exposing the heart. The patient is then connected to the heart-lung bypass machine to offset the beating mechanism of the heart and the surgeon may at that point operate on the bloodless heart.

However, this is not the case when the patient undergoes a minimally invasive procedure with the help of the robotic surgical system. The chest area is not sliced open but only a keyhole incision is made to insert the camera and the instruments inside the heart and a heart-lung bypass machine may not be needed. It is also possible for the patient to experience faster recovery. After the procedure, the patient may be advised to go through cardiac rehabilitation to lessen heart complications in the future. Several people say there are some risks to using this new technology and some of these concerns of patients may be found at the da Vinci Surgical System Lawsuit Center.

Januvia, Metformin Combination Remove Pancreatic Cancer Risks

The credibility of a study regarding Januvia taken with Metformin has built the possibility that it may abate risks of pancreatic cancer, online report says. Conducted at larry L. Hillblom Islet Research Center at University of California in Los Angeles (UCLA), it has been found that risks that are associated with Januvia as a monotherapy are removed when the drug is partnered with Metformin, according to Merck’s famous invention Januvia is a drug to treat type-2 diabetes patients but recently questioned by some Januvia lawyers because of the challenges that users have to deal with.

Four Ways to Cope with Post-operative Pain from Hip Replacement Surgery

People afflicted with osteoarthritis undergo a hip replacement surgery because of extreme pain they cannot endure any longer,orthopedic experts say. The main concern now is how to cope with pain after the operation. Although, this is an inevitable problem but there are also other things to consider as hip replacements are smeared with serious complications such as metallosis caused by metal-on-metal hip implants. Based on media reports, big orthopedic companies recalled their products off the market such as Stryker Rejuvenate recall.