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  • HIPEC – Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal chemotherapy

    Intra-abdominal hyperthermic chemoperfusion, aka hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy, or shortly HIPEC or hot chemotherapy.

    Some cancers and their advanced stages may not  be treated by traditional intravenous chemotherapy. Regardless of the chemotherapy, the disease is progressing and the patient’s condition is deteriorating more rapidly than anticipated. These are the cases where HIPEC is applied. Cytoreductive surgery  and hot chemotherapy are among the most advanced methods towards the terminal stage cancer treatment.

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  • Spine surgery in elder patients

     
     
    If spine surgeries are discussed, we believe that advanced age will create a problem. However, age factor does not mean that the result will be so bad.  We may say that this is a good news for thousands of elder patients who complain for low back pain and have restricted daily movements because of low back pain. In fact, risk of complications may be higher in the patients over 65 years of age when compared with younger patients.  However, it is not a significant risk factor solely.  In other words, a 83-year old individual who have minor health problems recovers from an important surgery better than a 67-year old patient with heart disease. 
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