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Vacuum Device Used To Assist Delivery (Overview)

Vacuum extraction uses a soft plastic cup that is applied to the baby's head and stays in place by suction. There is a handle on the cup that allows the doctor to use this to assist with delivery through the birth canal.


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What is an abdominal left ventricular assist device used for?

What is an abdominal left ventricular assist device used for?

Same use for LVAD.: However, it is the location of the pump that makes it abdominal or chest. ...Read more

Vacuum Device Used To Assist Delivery (Overview)

Vacuum extraction uses a soft plastic cup that is applied to the baby's head and stays in place by suction. There is a handle on the cup that allows the doctor to use this to assist with delivery through the birth canal.


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How is the cpap device used in medicine and what does it do?

How is the cpap device used in medicine and what does it do?

CPAP treatment: The main use of CPAP is for obstructive sleep anea. This device is attached to a hose that attaches to mask over nose or nose and mouth. It can also be used for other conditions like heart failure or respiratory failure. ...Read more

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Is the device used for an intramedullary nail in humerus permanent?

Is the device used for an intramedullary nail in humerus permanent?

Humerus IM rod: Most often, rods placed in long bones to repair a fracture can be left in. ...Read more

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Do vacuum erection devices having any long lasting results?

Do vacuum erection devices having any long lasting results?

Not really: Veds are a non medical nonsurgical therapy for ed with no significant side effects. ...Read more

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What is the device used on your ears, like a tooth brace, but for treating prominent ears?

What is the device used on your ears, like a tooth brace, but for treating prominent ears?

Otoplasty is best: The device is an ear band with a molded earpiece, but this is really on for babies, when their ear cartilage is still moldable. The device has to be worn all day. An otoplasty can be useful to correct issues like a prominent ear where the entire ear is pushed forward or a cup ear deformity where there is a lack of one of the normal ear folds. Consult a facial plastic surgeon for a consultation. ...Read more

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What is the medical device used by optometrists to visualize the optic nerve called?

What is the medical device used by optometrists to visualize the optic nerve called?

Several devices: Several devices are used to evaluate optic nerves. The most common is the biomicroscope, or slit lamp, that is also used to examine the other parts of the eye. ...Read more

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Are vacuum erection devices better if ordered with doctor's prescription or are they all the same?

Are vacuum erection devices better if ordered with doctor's prescription or are they all the same?

Be careful: The Vacuum Erection Devices prescribed by doctors are usually checked and tested. That will make them more expensive. Some of the others work but be careful. As always, Caveat Emptor (Buyer beware)! ...Read more

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Why would forceps be used for delivery and not vacuum extraction?

Docs choice: Most docs use vacuum but some docs still use forceps as long as either one is done safely and properly and for the right indications there should not be a problem. ...Read more

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Can both a forcep and vacuum (ventose) be used during delivery? Help please?

Can both a forcep and vacuum (ventose) be used during delivery? Help please?

Training: If an operative assisted vaginal delivery is necessary, it will depend on what instrument the obstetrician performing the operation was trained on, whether the vacuum or the forceps will be used. ...Read more

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What is left ventricular assist device?

What is left ventricular assist device?

Device, propel blood: It is a device that propels blood thus taking over the function of the weak and failing left lower heart chamber. It is typically implanted in patients with severe class 4 heart failure who would otherwise have little mobility or not survive due to the failing heart. ...Read more

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What is the left ventricular assist device?

What is the left ventricular assist device?

Booster pump: Instead of a totally artificial heart which replaces the entire heart, an lvad is a much smaller pump that boosts the pumping ability of the left ventricle (the main pumping chamber). This has many technical advantages over a totally artificial heart. ...Read more

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Who was the inventor of the ventricular assist device?

LAVD: It was invented in 1982 by paul winchell and also attributeed to robert jarvik jarvik and named as jarvik-7. ...Read more

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What is the use of a left ventricular assist device (lvad)?

What is the use of a left ventricular assist device (lvad)?

Advanced CHF: Typically and lvad has been used in the setting of a patient with advanced congestive heart failure (CHF) where the patient is being listed for or is awaiting a heart transplantation. More recently, lvad's have been approved as destination therapy. On occasion we see patients who recover from their CHF through the use of an lvad, but that is not very common. There are multiple lvad types now. ...Read more

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Why can't a ventricular assist device be around a cellphone on a train?

LVAD and cellphones: Likely the cellphone may interfere with the electronics of the lvad and so being cautious it is recommended that individuals with an lvad stay away from any potential interference. Ther are some systems that can be monitored via the internet so it is also recommended that you avoid that source of interference. ...Read more

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What is the typical survival of a patient with left ventricular assist device?

A few years: Much progress is happening in this area that enables improved longevity from a few months to possibly a few years --. ...Read more

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What is the average life expectancy of having a left ventricular assist device?

Depends: It depends on the type of device (the newer devices heartmate ii and heartware) have longer life expectancies and fewer complications than 1st generation lvads. If an lvad is placed as destination therapy people have lived as long as 7 years without having device replace or a complication...However this is the exception no the rule. Newer devices quote averages of about 5 years. ...Read more

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What is the average life expectancy after having a left ventricular assist device?

Depends: When a person needs a vad, life expectancy without it is short unless the VAD is placed. It all depends on the indication for the vad, the status of the other ventricle and the lungs and if it is a bridge to transplant or destination therapy, or a bridge to a bridge to transplant. The 5 year survival for a heart transplant is about 70%.Vad recipients may suffer complications like stroke, bleeding, . ...Read more

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What is vacuum delivery?

What is vacuum delivery?

See below: Vacuum extractors have replaced forceps for many situations in which assistance is required to achieve vaginal delivery. Compared with metal-cup vacuum extractors, soft-cup devices are easier to use and cause fewer neonatal scalp injuries; however, they detach more frequently. Vacuum extractors can cause neonatal injury. These devices should be employed when indicated, usually for a nonreassuring. ...Read more

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Can your body reject a ventricular assist device vad?

VAD: Not usually, these are mechanical devices and do not have tissues that would be rejected. However because they are mechanical patients are kept on blood thinners because they can cause blood clots. ...Read more