Controlling Seizures, Improving Lives
Forty-two year-old Jeffrey Shriner of Fairfax, Virginia began experiencing seizures as the result of epilepsy when he was around 20 years of age. The seizures he suffered came on mostly as he slept, sometimes as many as five a night, waking him, his wife and family.

Category : Neurosciences ,

Woman with Cystic Fibrosis Delivers Baby Successfully
Mary Leigh Phillips, 29, of Northern Virginia is about to celebrate her “best Thanksgiving ever,” thanks to what she calls the “miracle birth” of her son Jack. Mary Leigh has Cystic Fibrosis, a chronic lung condition, and never expected she would be able to have a successful pregnancy.

Category : Women’s services ,

Woman with Transplanted Small Bowel Gives Birth: A First for Georgetown and Thought to be Just the Second in the US
For the first time at Georgetown University Hospital and just the second time in the United States, a mother with a previous small bowel transplant had an uncomplicated pregnancy and full-term delivery. Tashia Alston, 26, of Fort Washington, Maryland gave birth to a healthy baby girl on October 24, 2011.

Category : Transplant , Women’s services ,

Twenty-One Years of Nipple Sparing Surgeries and No Recurrences of Breast Cancer Says a New Georgetown Study
A new study released today suggests that nipple sparing surgery during mastectomy is a safe and effective option for women receiving treatment for breast cancer or for those at high risk who are having surgery to prevent it.

Category : Cancer , Women’s services ,

Georgetown University Hospital Recognized for Outstanding Commitment to Patient Safety
The District of Columbia Hospital Association (DCHA) has awarded the 2011 DCHA Patient Safety Award to Georgetown University Hospital’s Center for Patient Safety. The prestigious award recognizes individuals or teams from a DCHA member who demonstrate exceptional commitment to improving the culture of safety in an institution.

Category : Healthcare industry , Quality and Patient Safety ,

Cystic Fibrosis Pioneer Celebrates 100th Birthday
One of the world’s key researchers and practitioners in cystic fibrosis celebrated his 100th birthday with a dedication and party at Georgetown University Hospital.

Category : Healthcare industry ,

Bloodless Medicine and Surgery Program at Georgetown University Hospital First in the Washington, D.C. Area
When Linda Lee, 57, of Washington, DC needed to have a non-cancerous tumor removed from her stomach in May of 2011 she was relieved to know that her surgery could be successfully performed in a way that respected her religious belief in not receiving a blood transfusion.

Category : Healthcare industry , Innovation , Orthopaedics and sports medicine ,

Pet Therapy Helps Patients Feel Better and Warms the Heart
There’s a special kind of therapy being performed at Georgetown University Hospital that can help patients of all kinds. This particular form of therapy comes with four legs, a tail, and a wet nose.

Category : MedStar in the community ,