Welcome to St. David's HealthCast
Human milk in the NICU provides a number of factors to a preterm infant that is almost like a medicine. It allows the infant to get up on our feedings very quickly and leave the hospital earlier.
We are responsible for caring for the babies that aren’t sick enough to be in the intensive care nursery.
Last year we began the task of collecting cord blood and cord samples which have a lot of stem cells, that have regenerative effects on the nervous system.
All of our neonates are followed by physical and speech therapists. They are followed throughout their NICU stay and then during Austin First Steps.
We are often asked what infants would benefit from coming to a facility like St. David’s.
The outcomes show that babies do better if mom and baby are kept together after delivery.
At St. David’s Medical Center we see a large variety of patients. We see patients that are 22 weeks, we see patients all the way up to post-term.
Here at St. David’s Medical Center we have a full complement of physicians who are able to work with us to meet the needs of the patient.
The MFM services provider at St. David's Hospital encompass most of the things that most maternal medicine people would offer.
A set of criteria is gone through to decide who would be qualified for the study at all. They would come in for the first visit which is the randomization of the study and baseline study.
From the standpoint of medical complications, whether it be ultrasound concerns surgical complications, disorders—these are all things that we certainly can answer questions in the system in whatever capacity they may need.
Fetal intervention falls in line with fetal surgery. These are procedures you do while the fetus is in utero to optimize its outcome. And it’s reserved for two scenarios.
Care for a mother on a high risk pregnancy is going to involve collaboration between the OBGYN and provider. We co-manage that patient and try to minimize the risks to a healthy pregnancy.
Gastric bypass is both a restrictive and a malabsorptive procedure. We create a small gastric pouch which actually cuts down on the volume of food that you can eat.
Obesity is well known to have a negative impact on all our organ systems. Humans have an almost unlimited capability to store energy in the form of fat and the reason we do is because fat’s more efficient than protein and sugar, as a storage agent.
We want to make sure that patients feel comfortable. If you don’t feel comfortable you’re not going to soak in the things that you need to do to make your surgery successful.
The goal of the initial evaluation of an atrial fibrillation is the determination of what type of atrial fibrillation they have. Each type of atrial fibrillation is approached slightly differently and there are different treatment options available.
When a patient visits the clinic, and at that time they see both the cardiac surgeon and the cardiologist, we have all the objective measures that we need to provide them with a solid recommendation about treatment.
Larry Berndt was determined to avoid his family history of heart disease. The Texas Cardiac Arrhythmia Institute and Dr. Natale worked with him to figure out the best course of action for resolving his intermittent atrial fibrillation.
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