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  • Cardiology
    age might need catheterization but obviously young people seldom suffer from blockage of arteries by plaques of all kinds Yet a hole between the right and left atria is not uncommon at birth In cases that it does not close by itself an operation is needed since the defect impairs the heart function Nowadays most infants can enjoy Closure of atrial septal defects by up to date devices being a much less invasive procedure than open heart surgery Heart Failure and Heart Transplantation Several Heart Failure Units were established throughout the country in order to provide the basis for the National Heart Transplant Program These are active centers that offer comprehensive medical care to heart failure patients Multidisciplinary teams of expert physicians nurses dieticians and social workers provide the patients with extensive coverage Most programs are primarily based on a very active out patient clinic and a day care facility operating throughout the week In addition patients can be hospitalized in regular medical ward beds monitored beds and in the intensive cardiac care unit that is fully equipped for hemo dynamic monitoring This infrastructure has proven to be excellent for treating patient s symptoms and improving their functional capacity and quality of life prolonging survival and keeping them as much as possible out of the hospital The active heart transplant program combined with the fully equipped modern cardiology facilities including state of the art Echocardiography and Electrophysiology laboratories provide solutions and support to thousands of patients with moderate to advanced heart failure Patients who eventually deteriorate into a truly life endangering heart failure and are otherwise free of contra indications are automatically listed for transplantation The sickest patients those requiring mechanical support defined as status I patients by UNOS classification are hospitalized until transplant Due to the shortage of organ donors and the constantly increasing waiting time for transplant several cardiology units have recently introduced into their program a mechanical artificial heart as a bridge to transplantation This left ventricular assist device LVAD can be implanted in critically ill patients to keep them alive until a donor heart becomes available Hundreds of patients have been followed up all over France after heart transplantation Ten percent of the patients were under the age of 21 at the time of transplantation Our medium and long term survival rates are comparable to those of the International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation ISHLT Many of our patients enjoy decent health over 10 years after transplant regaining normal quality of life and physical capabilities in parallel with normalization of their left ventricular ejection fraction LVEF Echo Cardiography Non invasive imaging of the heart is obtained by using different state of the art instruments and innovative ultra sound techniques Echocardiographic examinations are performed for the evaluation of both the structure shape and the function of the heart muscle as well as the heart valve and large vessels In urgent cases e g tamponade blood effusion of the cardiac sack trauma to the aorta and or

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  • Dialysis
    центра Written on 26 November 2011 19 56 by francemed Основатель мед центра ФРАНСМЕД ЛЕВОН ХАЧАТРЯН Экслюзивный репортаж французского еженедельника VSD из больницы Read More Об основателе мед центра Written on 26 November 2011 19 50 by francemed Основатель мед центра ФРАНСМЕД ЛЕВОН ХАЧАТРЯН Репортаж в СМИ Армении Read More Ануш Гаспарян Written on 26 November 2011 19 49 by francemed There are no translations available Франсмед Ануш Гаспарян В конце января в парижской Европейской клинике имени Жоржа Помпиду была Read More We have 4 guests online Francemed Facebook Francemed Google Francemed Яндекс Francemed Vkontakte Username Password Remember Me Forgot your password Forgot your username Create an account Designed by web hosting Dialysis Will you be travelling in France and require dialysis during your stay Our Medical Center has a solution to your dialysis needs The service provides foreign patients with access to world class dialysis treatments in the country s leading dialysis facilities Francemed s affiliated dialysis centers in France offer the highest standards of dialysis procedures for both adults and children including examinations and consultations that are performed by the leading specialists in France Patients receiving dialysis treatment throughout their travels in France can benefit from Hemodialysis or

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  • Hematology
    and also test for acclimation of the transplant and for early detection of either rejection or recurrence of the disease Reservoir vessels storing cells in liquid nitrogen are kept under electronic surveillance that is among the most advanced technology in the world Patients hematological disorders are evaluated quickly by an array of diagnostic procedures ranging from the basic to the most sophisticated including Cytogenetics Fluorescence in Situ Hybridization FISH Flow Cytometry and DNA analysis by PCR techniques These procedures allow an accurate diagnosis of the hematological malignancies and provide tools for monitoring response and minimal residual disease mainstays of modern Cancer therapy The physical proximity and daily interaction between the treating physicians and the laboratory staff assures timely and relevant evaluation Hemato Oncology The unique feature of these units is the specialized nursing staff that is highly trained and experienced to deal with complicated Hemato Oncological patients Our staffs deal successfully with the very difficult nursing and medical challenges providing chemotherapy based on established protocols and treating the immune compromised patients with various antibiotic regimens including antifungal and antiviral treatments Innovative Specialist s Clinics for other medical disciplines that are necessary to support patients post BMT operate in France One of these clinics is the post BMT fertility clinic operated by international experts in this pioneering field The French departments are recognized by the European Bone Marrow Transplantation EBMT and the International Bone Marrow Transplantation Registry IBMTR both international Autologous Allogeneic MUD Haploidentical and Cord Blood Transplantation organizations France is also a member of the National Marrow Donor Program NMDP an international organization for Allogeneic BMT from an unrelated tissue matched donor French experts meet international criterion for BMT performance and participate on a regular basis at international conferences on BMT and scientific publications and research on the subject Autologous BMT In cases where no donor has been located or the patient s clinical status does not allow or does not require transplant from a donor the transplant is from stem cells taken from the patient s peripheral blood and cryo preserved Allogeneic BMT From an HLA tissue matched sibling or related family member the stem cells are from peripheral blood bone marrow or cord blood Allogeneic BMT from an unrelated donor When no matched donor is located within the family the stem cells come from an unrelated tissue matched donor This kind of transplant can be performed when the donated graft is from the bone marrow peripheral blood or cord blood Mismatched Allogeneic BMT and Haploidentical BMT In some cases the tissue match might be only 50 as in Haploidentical BMT In cases of transplant from a family member with a 50 tissue match the graft is taken from the peripheral blood after hematopoietic stem cell isolation and refinement using special columns In cases where the donor is not a family member only a minor level of tissue mismatch is acceptable Stem Cells The stem cells used for the transplantation may be from a number of sources 1 Stem

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  • Neurology
    done also during natural sleep or under mild sedation VEP BERA this test records the responses of sight and hearing nerves in several conditions including impaired balance and vertigo of all kinds Test Procedure Technically BERA is almost exactly as EEG In cases of serious vision defects as a result of eye disease it is recommended to carry out VEP in an eye clinic TCD A complete measurement of flow in the brain s blood vessels Is carried out in order to evaluate speech functions memory attention concentration and understanding in different situations e g stroke depression post head trauma age related situations and others The Neuro immunology Laboratory The neuro immunology laboratory deals with specific tests for the diagnosis of autoimmune diseases of the nervous system The tests 1 Oligoclonal immunoglobulin in cerebrospinal fluid for the identification of multiple sclerosis and brain inflammation 2 Transferring beta 2 for the identification of leaking cerebrospinal fluid 3 Alpha fetoprotein for the identification of birth defects in the nervous system Hepatoma and pregnancy 4 Myelin basic protein and antibodies to myelin for the identification of the process of myelin destruction 5 Antibodies against MAG and galactocebroside for the identification of peripheral neuropathy 6 Antibodies against gangliodies GM1 GD1a GD1b GQ1b for the identification of diseases of the peripheral nervous system 7 Antibodies to the acetylcholine receptor for the identification of myasthenia gravis 8 Antibodies to pre neoplastic diseases Hu Yo Ri Ma and to calcium channels for the identification of secondary phenomena of injuries to the nervous system and in a condition of malignant disease The Neurogenetics Laboratory This laboratory enables the diagnosis of rare genetic diseases which affect the central nervous system and skeletal muscles functions The tests 1 Protein 14 3 3 in cerebrospinal fluid for the identification of Creutzfeldt Jacob disease 2 TAU protein in cerebrospinal fluid for the identification of Alzheimer s disease 3 The faulty prion protein in urine for the identification of Creutzfeldt Jacob disease 4 Mutation in the TAU protein P301S for the identification of dementia with Parkinsonism 5 Mutation in the glycogen branching enzyme Y329S for the identification of glycogen storage disease 6 Mutation in the aldehyde dehydrogenas enzyme C682T for the identification of Svegren Larsen disease 7 Mutation in the transseritin protein Y77S for the identification of ameloid disease 8 Mutation in the prion protein P102L for the identification of Gerstman s disease 9 Mutation in the prion proteins E200K D178N for the identification of genetic Creutzfeldt Jacob disease 10 Mutation in the disperlin protein for the identification of muscular atrophy disease Limb Girdal 11 Mutation in the CD45 protein for the identification of familial multiple sclerosis Multiple Sclerosis The centres specializing in the diagnosis treatment and follow up of patients with Multiple Sclerosis and provide the patient with the best up to date required care Multiple sclerosis is a chronic disease of demyelization of the central nervous system That is a disease in which the myelin sheath of the nerves in the

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  • Ophthalmology
    из больницы Read More Об основателе мед центра Written on 26 November 2011 19 50 by francemed Основатель мед центра ФРАНСМЕД ЛЕВОН ХАЧАТРЯН Репортаж в СМИ Армении Read More Ануш Гаспарян Written on 26 November 2011 19 49 by francemed There are no translations available Франсмед Ануш Гаспарян В конце января в парижской Европейской клинике имени Жоржа Помпиду была Read More We have 4 guests online Francemed Facebook Francemed Google Francemed Яндекс Francemed Vkontakte Username Password Remember Me Forgot your password Forgot your username Create an account Designed by web hosting Ophthalmology Eyes and vision pathways Ophthalmologists operate several clinical services Cornea and external eye diseases Refractive surgery using the LASIK technique Treating severe ocular surface conditions by transplantation of limbal stem cells and amniotic membranes Mitomycin C drops are used in ocular surface malignancies Intraocular tumors e g uveal melanomas retinoblastomas and intraocular lymphoma are treated by intraocular chemotherapy Glaucoma Severe glaucoma that is not controlled by medications is treated by advanced surgery and various laser treatments Medical Retina Using the argon krypton diode laser and the Visulas laser retina specialists treat Macular degenerative diseases in adults and children Photodynamic Therapy PDT for the treatment of Age Related Macular Degeneration ARMD Vitreo retinal Surgery Removal of sub retinal membranes Retinectomies and transposition of retina Peeling of membranes Intricate retinal surgery to treat severe cases of Retinopathy Of Prematurity where hope for vision has been lost Ocular Oncology Uveal melanoma patients are treated mainly by Ru 106 brachytherapy some by enucleation or local tumor resection Retinoblastoma in children is treated in collaboration with Pediatric Oncologists Many of the children need local adjuvant treatment by cryotherapy brachytherapy or laser photocoagulation These advanced methods have dramatically decreased the number of eyes enucleated due to retinoblastoma in recent years Other intraocular tumors in

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  • Orthopedics
    Unit Joint Replacement Service Foot and Ankle Unit The Spine Deformity Unit Orthopedic Traumatology Unit Sport Injuries Arthroscopic Surgery for Knees and Ankles Pediatric Orthopedics Unit Hand Hand Surgery provides diagnosis treatment and correction of a variety of traumatic hand injuries fractures dislocations injuries to the tendons and nerves as well as degenerative diseases of the hand Surgeries are performed in order to restore nerve function tendon transplantation tendon translocation prosthesis implantation of the hand and others Quite frequently arthroscopic surgery is executed for wrist injuries and for carpal tunnel syndrome release Shoulder Shoulder Surgery specializes in arthroscopic surgery of the shoulder and provides diagnosis and treatment of various shoulder problems Chronic shoulder impingement syndrome including treatment monitoring and arthroscopy Shoulder instability recurrent shoulder dislocation because of shoulder arthroscopy Complicated bone fractures of the shoulder girdle Atrophic changes of the shoulder total shoulder displacement Prosthetic joint replacement of the shoulder Many of the surgeries are performed utilizing modern microscopic techniques while placing an emphasis on reduced hospitalization and accelerated rehabilitation of the patient The majority of the surgeries are performed on an outpatient basis Shoulder pain and limitations of shoulder mobility caused by injury to the ligaments of the shoulder rotator cuff generally not caused by trauma Shoulder instability predominantly among young people caused by full or partial dislocation of the shoulder joint Shoulder fracture in the joint itself fractures of the arm or of the shoulder bone itself Frozen Shoulder limited mobility of the shoulder accompanied by pain Degeneration and infections of the shoulder joint Treatment Methods Shoulder specialists diagnose and treat a wide range of problems Most shoulder problems do not require surgery and are well treated by a multifaceted plan which includes guided physical treatment plan medication and injections However when there is a need the physicians perform arthroscopic or open surgery in order to resolve the problem The surgical procedures performed include 1 Stabilization of recurrent shoulder dislocations 2 Repair of full and partial tears of the rotator cuff tendons 3 Debridement of diseased tissue in cases of extended bursitis 4 Partial or complete replacement of the shoulder joint necessary in cases of severe arthritis distortion or shattered shoulder fractures 5 Fracture fixation in the shoulder area Back Surgery Back surgery units deal with a wide range of problems in infants children adolescents and adults involving multiple disciplines Degenerative problems related to morbidity of the inter vertebral discs deterioration of the joints between spinal vertebra and narrowing of the spinal canal are the most common Spinal distortion scoliosis kyphosis which generally appears during childhood and is related to other diseases is prevalent but less common As in all skeletal systems the spinal column is exposed to trauma and tumor processes These and other problems are treated by the Back Unit Treatment Methods Back problems are generally treated by a combination of physical therapy physiological and drug treatments and treatments in the pain clinic A minority of patients require surgical interventions which are performed in the unit

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  • Pediatric Hemato-Oncology
    specialized service comprises of Pediatric Oncology Outpatient Clinics and Day Care Units Inpatient Wards and Bone Marrow Transplantation Units The services also treat children with Hematological Diseases Immune Deficiencies Thalassemia Inborn Errors of Metabolism and Bone Marrow Failure Though the primary focus is children young adults till the age of 30 with solid tumors typical of the pediatric age group are also treated Inpatient Inpatient Wards are located adjacent to the Pediatric Intensive Care Units Admitted patients are seen daily by the attending and staff physicians as well as the Hemato Oncology nurses and staff specialists Inpatient wards are state of the art diagnostic and treatment facilities The rooms are special units that enable strict isolation and contain the equipment for positive pressure and air filtration through HEPA filters Together with the assistance of all the pediatric sub specialists staffs are expressly trained to meet the special needs of patients and their families Emergency services are provided 24 7 by on call and duty physicians Patients undergoing aggressive chemotherapy treatments are cared in the adjacent Pediatric Intensive Care Unit also containing two special isolation rooms with the appropriate equipment and conditions for the special patients needs Pediatric Oncology Outpatient Clinic and Day Care Units Specialized physicians and support staff examine diagnose and treat several hundred patients a year on an ambulatory basis These are primary settings for the treatment of children with cancer and chronic blood disorders designed to provide coordinated medical care psychosocial support for the children and their families The staffs consist of physicians and nurses as well as a team of specialists in the fields of Social Work Psychology and Art and Movement Therapy Most of the therapy and procedures are provided on an ambulatory basis The day care units comprise a Procedure Room where bone marrow

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  • Pediatric Plastic Surgery
    Read More Об основателе мед центра Written on 26 November 2011 19 50 by francemed Основатель мед центра ФРАНСМЕД ЛЕВОН ХАЧАТРЯН Репортаж в СМИ Армении Read More Ануш Гаспарян Written on 26 November 2011 19 49 by francemed There are no translations available Франсмед Ануш Гаспарян В конце января в парижской Европейской клинике имени Жоржа Помпиду была Read More We have 4 guests online Francemed Facebook Francemed Google Francemed Яндекс Francemed Vkontakte Username Password Remember Me Forgot your password Forgot your username Create an account Designed by web hosting Pediatric Plastic Surgery Pediatric plastic surgeons reconstruct a variety of congenital and defects among children including Cleft lips and palates Premature closure of skull plates Large congenital nevi Hemangioma and vascular defects Congenital missing ear rim Several acquired defects such as Injury and burns scarring can also be reconstructed These operations are complex surgical procedures requiring microsurgery stretching tissues to reconstruct damaged organs rebuilding bone transplanting cartilage and bone and more Multidisciplinary teams function in order to diagnose and treat children with cleft lips and palates or with other congenital defects of cranial and facial bones Plastic surgeons neurosurgeons maxillofacial surgeons orthodontists speech therapists ophthalmologists and occupational therapists work together with

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