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Vietnam’s first heart transplant to be conducted this year

In Uncategorized on March 24, 2010 at 6:10 am

Heart transplantation surgery will be carried out for the first time in Vietnam this year, Hanoi’s Army Hospital 103 announced March 14.

Surgeons at the hospital will undertake the difficult procedure sometime in 2010, said Major General Hoang Manh An, the hospital’s director, adding that heart transplants are among the most complicated of organ transplant surgeries. 

Unlike liver or kidney transplant patients, heart transplant recipients rely on the donation of a heart from someone who has been declared brain-dead but remains on life support. The donor heart must be matched as closely as possible to the recipient’s tissue type to reduce the chance the patient’s body will reject the new heart.

The Ministry of Science and Technology and the Ministry of Health assigned the Army Hospital 103 to begin offering the procedure as part of a major Government project.

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New brachial surgery technique conducted in Vietnam

In Uncategorized on March 24, 2010 at 6:08 am

A team of Vietnamese and French doctors has operated on nine babies suffering from paralysis in their arms.

Dr. Nguyen Bao Tuong, head of Ward of Orthopaedics at Children’s Hospital I, said the team of orthopaedic experts operated on nine babies, three to nine month old, with paralysis of the brachial plexus of nerves that connect the neck and arm.

Doctors said they successfully grafted nerves from the babies’ legs, the first operations of their kind in Vietnam.

In other health news, Cho Ray hospital said a recent survey had showed that patients with larynx cancer were getting younger. Previously most sufferers were aged 60 – 70 but now more than half of them are between 40 -60.

Doctors blamed late diagnosis, smoking and drinking alcohol. They said 86 per cent of patients were diagnosed late.

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First cataract surgery conducted on rare animal

In Uncategorized on December 4, 2008 at 2:24 pm

HCM City (VNA) – The HCM City Eye Hospital conducted a cataract surgery on a rare animal for the first time on December 1, helping a langur, listed as endangered, to find foods.

Doctors said the Phaco eye surgery, during which doctors implanted crystalline lenses on the four-and-half- year-old gibbon, lasted 24 hours and its result was better than expected.

The langur, which belongs to a species under threat of extinction, can now move normally and easily find food, they said.

Gibbon MIKA is expected to be returned to the Nam Cat Tien Park in several months.-