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7-Jun-2012
When four-and-a-half-year-old Zrichko Vladislav was diagnosed with osteopetrosis--a condition where the bones become overly dense and cause damage to nerves and tissues--his feet had already started to bend and he could hardly walk. A bone marrow transplant at the Hadassah University Medical Center saved his life.
7-Jun-2012
The Israeli Ministry of Health has announced that genetic chip testing--the most advanced method to identify chromosomal abnormalities in the amniotic fluid of pregnant women--will be included in the health services covered by the State.
7-Jun-2012
A study team led by Dr. Carolyn F. Weiniger, an obstetrical anesthesiologist at the Hadassah University Medical Center, has developed a new model for identifying placenta accreta, the abnormal implantation of the placenta into the uterine wall.
7-Jun-2012
With cord blood stem cells preserved at the Hadassah University Medical Center, an Israeli baby with a brain injury received a transplant at Duke University Medical Center, North Carolina, and was able to walk with a walker and wave her hand which had been previously paralyzed.
7-Jun-2012
The discovery of a mummified Korean child with relatively preserved organs enabled an Israeli-South Korean scientific team to conduct genetic analysis which revealed a hepatitis B virus that is common in Southeast Asia.
7-Jun-2012
While on a cruise on the Mediterranean Sea, Patrick Griffin from Nebraska became ill with a gastroenterology problem. When it was ultimately determined he needed surgery, Mr. Griffin’s sister connected him to an air ambulance company in Tel Aviv which, in turn, referred him to the Hadassah University Medical Center’s Prof. David Linton, Director of Intensive Care Medicine and a pilot.
7-Jun-2012
A long-standing collaboration between the Hadassah University Medical Center and the Belfast (Ireland) City Hospital Trust Cardiac Anesthesia Department which began with guest lectures in Israel and Ireland has led to a joint research project using a ventilator invented in Israel.
7-Jun-2012
In an article which was recently published in the World Journal of Surgery, Hadassah University Medical Center trauma specialists shared their finding that introducing an intensified, high-level supervision approach to trauma care decreases the percent of fatalities.
7-Jun-2012
A mass casualty drill at Hadassah Hospital-Ein Kerem in early June began with “wounded” victims being brought by ambulance to Hadassah’s Trauma Unit. The wounded were examined for radiation contamination by specially dressed hospital personnel (left) and those that were found to be “polluted” were washed as part of the decontamination process (right). For this drill, a secondary emergency room was opened in the lobby of Hadassah’s Charlotte R. Bloomberg Mother and Child Center. The entire operation was supervised by teams from Israel’s Ministry of Health, Home Front Command of the Israel Defense Forces, and Rambam Hospital in Haifa.
29-May-2012
When I came to Hadassah, everyone was excited and involved in the move to the Sarah Wetsman Davidson Hospital Tower. Everyone was committed to the project; everyone was energized by the task. Everyone took to heart the words: “We’re not waiting for the future. We’re building it.” These are important words – words that apply to the Sarah Wetsman Davidson Hospital Tower, but even more to the entire Hadassah Medical Organization.