Behold the beauty of technology and newer techniques in stone management giving patients more options to choose from!
Region 1 Medical Center presents its newest addition in medical technology --- Laser Lithotripsy.
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HOLMIUM: YAG Benefits
Only the target directly in front of the fiber tip interacts with laser radiation
20 W Ho:YAG laser can effectively fragment stones regardless of their size, location or chemical composition
- COST EFFECTIVE
Limiting power to 20 W allows very compact housing with limited heating, hence reducing power consumption, noise and cost
DAGUPAN CITY – Region 1 Medical Center (R1MC) saw firecracker-related (FWRI) injuries drop to almost half during the holidays.
The hospital’s leg of the “Oplan Iwas Paputok, Fireworks ang Patok” campaign by the Department of Health (DOH) recorded a 45.76-percent decline during the surveillance period of December 21, 2018 to January 5, 2019 with a total of 32 incidents versus 59 of the same reporting period last year in 2017.
As monitored by the Hospital Epidemiology Center, this year’s reported cases was still much lower still than the 36 reported injuries two years ago—in 2016.
Most of the patients were male with 28 (78.50 percent) whereas 4 (12.50 percent) were females. Children ages 5-9 and 10-14 were the most prone to injuries with 12 and 6 reported cases respectively.
Leading causes of firecracker injuries were kwitis, lusis, whistlebomb and fountain, though majority of the involvement of the cases were passive (59.37 percent) than active (40.63 percent).
A third of the incidents attended by the hospital were burns (31.25 percent), abrasions (25 percent), eye injury (21.88 percent), lacerated wounds and avulsions (9.37 percent each), and soft tissue swelling (3.12 percent).
R1MC also recorded zero casualty and stray bullet incidence during the observed period.
R1MC INKS MOA WITH TEXILA AMERICAN UNIVERSITY. Region 1 Medical Center (R1MC) Chief Dr. Joseph Roland O. Mejia (center) and Professional Education and Training Services (PETS) chief Dr. Arnel Gerard R. Gazmen (right), along with Texila American University (TAU) Philippine Clinical Coordinator Emilyn D. Buluran (left) representing TAU Vice-Chancellor Dr. Arulsamy Anand seals through a memorandum of agreement the establishment of a professional training program for medical education and exclusive Clerkship affiliation program with R1MC on September 18 held at the R1MC Planning Office. TAU Students Coordinator for Clinical Rotation Dr. Marvin C. Callanta, and PETS Assistant Chief Perfecto B. Soriano signed as witnesses.