Dr. Saad Saad is one of the pediatric practitioners who has revolutionized the medical sector through the use of technology. After working as a physician for more than four decades, he has been involved in major pediatric surgeries that have enabled him to identify the challenges that are faced by the doctors in their line of duty to save the lives of patients. One of the challenges that he identified and that mainly affected the field of pediatrics is the use of catheters. A catheter is a medical gadget that is used by the medical practitioners to perform many operations on the patients, ranging from treating diseases, managing critical medical conditions and even performing other medical functionalities and procedures. The challenge involved in using this gadget was the fact that it has to be inserted into the patient’s body any time it’s operational.
After inserting it, the problem begins from that point. This is because once the doctor needs to use it again or need to attend to the patient for further treatment, they will be required to locate the catheter inside the patient’s body. Traditionally, the physicians have been using X-rays to locate the catheters. These have consequently posed the patients in hazardous positions especially if this is repeated for a prolonged period. As an alternative, magnetic resonance imaging has been used by the surgeons to locate the positions of these catheters inside the patients’ bodies, but this has also been faced by some challenges. The challenge is that the machines use for this process are so bulky and less portable, and it becomes difficult to use them on many patients since the insurance do not cater to the movement of the machines from one location to the other.
To improve on this, Dr. Saad Saad has designed a modern catheter that would be detected using the electromagnetic force. This has been a great invention that has reduced the risk on the patient that had been associated with the use of the X-rays and the guide wires while tracing the locations of the catheters. Another challenge that the pediatric doctors have faced is the use of the endoscope. This is a device that enables these physicians to view the inside of the body through the natural openings like the esophagus, trachea, colon and others. Mainly, the device is used when the children have swallowed external objects that need to be removed without going through surgery.
The challenge faced by these doctors is the aspect of fluids in the bodies of human beings. These fluids form fog that prevents a clear focus on the target objects. To curb this, Dr. Saad Saad has invented a modern endoscope that has enabled him to perform this procedure without the obstruction of the body fluids. Learn more : https://www.linkedin.com/in/saad-saad-524707159/
The leading cause of cancer-related deaths in men is prostate cancer, and celebrity urologist, Dr. David Samadi is addressing the burdening disease. For over a decade, Dr. Samadi has striven to eradicate prostate cancer, using robotic surgery, and advising patients to watch their dietary choices.Dr. David Samadi, Chief of Urology at Lenox Hill Hospital says prostate cancer is now one of the most commonly diagnosed cancers in men. Unlike many other cancers, there is no established cause for prostate cancer. Most of those affected are older than 60 years, because prostate cancer is a very slowly growing tumor that does not cause any discomfort at the initial stage. This means that the development of the disease often begins unnoticed already in much younger years.
Various studies have already demonstrated the preventive effect of certain foods on the development of aggressive prostate cancer, and according to the American Cancer Society, approximately one-third of cancer deaths are preventable and related to obesity, physical inactivity, and poor nutrition.Studies suggest that men who eat regularly large quantities of plant food reduce the risk of prostate cancer by 20 percent. Data analysis also shows that so-called flavonoids can prevent the onset of a malignant tumor. Flavonoids are a group of anti-cancer antioxidants found in plant foods. Dr. Samadi says the more diverse the diet, the better protection. Studies reveal that younger men, under the age of 65, whose diet includ a particularly large number of antioxidant foods, have a significantly lower prostate cancer risk than those men who do not eat a diverse menu of plant foods.
An even higher cancer prevention has been found in the men, who regularly consume many different representatives of these foods, like citrus fruits , blueberries , blackcurrants, hearty grapes, all types of cabbage , garlic , onions , peppers, and green tea. Dr. Samadi points out that if men integrate as many plant-based foods as possible, this may provide additional protection against the development of aggressive prostate cancer. Adding enough to your diet with flavonoid-rich foods can be extremely beneficial to your health.Dr. David Samadi, an expert specializing in urology oncology leads the urology program at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York, since 2013. He is also a medical expert correspondent with Fox News, and has his own weekend television show, Sunday Housecall.Dr. Samadi received his medical degree from Stony Brook University in New York, and completed his internship and residency at Montefiore and Albert Einstein Hospitals.
Mark Holterman is a professional tutor who teaches pediatrics and surgery at the famed University Of Illinois College Of Medicine. He is an alma mater of the University of Virginia who is dedicated to finding cures for chronic medical conditions. Mark Holterman is a member of the American Diabetes Association (ADA).
Mark Holterman’s achievements
Mark Holterman has been working in collaboration with the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles to address the effects of type 2 diabetes in children. The Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and Mark Holterman have developed an initiative, “the Camp Power Up,” a platform that guides children on how to eat healthily. This program aims to help teenagers take up practices that will help them lower the risk of developing type two diabetes.
Dr. Mark Holterman also volunteers at the International Pediatric Specialists Alliance for the Children of Vietnam. He supports this group with the objective of helping the healthcare professionals in Vietnam improve on how they offer pediatric services. Mark Holterman and other volunteers provide services in the form of lectures, training, patient care, and surgery at local medical schools in Vietnam.
About Mark Holterman
Dr. Mark Holterman is a pediatric surgeon who works at Mariam Global Health. His core competencies revolve around general research, regenerative medicine, and clinical research. Mark Holterman is fluent in English and Spanish. He has two degrees from the University of Virginia and Yale University. Mark Holterman has worked for some children hospital in the United States. Mark Holterman performed his residency and fellowship at the University of Virginia and Seattle Children’s Hospital respectively.
Dr. Mark Holterman has also worked at the University of Washington, the Clinical Research Institute of Montreal, and the University of Illinois in Chicago (WeeklyOpinion). Mark Holterman is also the founder and chief executive officer of Mariam Global Health. The idea of establishing this organization was to make impacts on global health. He also works at the University of Illinois College of Medicine-Peoria and OSF Healthcare. At the University Of Illinois College Of Medicine-Peoria, he offers insights on medical research, teaches medical and surgical residents, and provides surgical care to infants and children admitted to the hospital.
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