02 January 2020
2019: Year in Review for Kazan University Clinic

(Left to right) Vice-Rector for Construction and Maintenance Lenar Safiullin, Rector Ilshat Gafurov, and Chief Medical Officer Sergey Osipov are opening the Center of Complex Diagnostics and Treatment of the University Clinic on 29th November 2019.


What happened in and around our medical institution last year.


A tour of facilities under renovation was organized for President of Tatarstan Rustam Minnikhanov. He made arrangements for further advancements in infrastructure development.


Vice-Premier of Russia Tatiana Golikova and Deputy Minister of Science and Higher Education Marina Borovskaya visited the Clinic in January as a part of their mission to assess preparations for WorldSkills 2019.


On the same occasion, the first Health School for local population was held at the Clinic. Experienced doctors presented lectures on kidney health, gastrointestinal diseases, diabetes, and other topics.


In February, the Clinic successfully added transcatheter cryoablation to its list of contemporary surgery methods.


In April, Almir Abashev stepped down as Chief Medical Officer to become First Deputy Minister of Health of Tatarstan. The person who had previously held that position, Sergey Osipov, was invited to assume the post of Chief Medical Officer.


The Clinic showed how to use fluorescent diagnostics for hyperparathyroidism treatment during an interregional master class. The class was held by Sergey Zinchenko, University Clinic surgeon, Chair of the Department of Surgery, Obstetrics and Gynecology of the Institute of Fundamental Medicine and Biology.


A new procedure for our doctors – arterial embolization of knee joints – was also introduced last year. The first surgery was performed by an invited expert, Chief of X-Ray Surgery Ward of Perm City Hospital N 4, Oleg Karaulov.


University Clinic doctors and employees of the Clinical Linguistics Lab join efforts in a new promising project. Cognition and memory capacity diagnostics are now handled in two official languages – Russian and Tatar. A standard procedure takes one hour, including neurological diagnostics and tests for memory, cognition, and attention evaluation.


The so-called ‘David procedure,’ or valve sparing aortic root replacement, was first performed in 2019 and took four hours. This very complicated intervention is available at a very small number of best Russian hospitals.


During the WorldSkills 2019 events in August, the Clinic was visited by Aide to the President of Russia Andrey Fursenko.


Simultaneous coronary bypass grafting and radio frequency ablation were introduced in 2019. This is a comprehensive way to solve serious cases of cardiovascular problems.


A conference titled “Pertinent questions of treatment of cardiovascular diseases” was held by the Clinic. New issues of evidence-based medicine and approaches to diagnostics and treatment were discussed.


The Clinic started using intra-operational neuro monitoring of the laryngeal nerve during surgical interventions for the thyroid gland. High-tech equipment helps minimize the risk of post-surgery complications leading to voice problems.


Unique vessel prostheses are being currently researched at the Clinic. If successful, the technology may potentially spare the patients multiple burdensome surgeries. An aortal segment replacement was performed in the University’s Wet Lab with participation from Clinic specialists.


After large-scale renovations, the Center of Complex Diagnostics and Treatment of the University Clinic was unveiled in November. All diagnostic and surgical procedures will now be concentrated in this new comfortable facility, aimed at catering to the patients’ every need. All processes will now be stationed locally, with minimal movement between wards, which provides additional safety to the patients. All the new practices in X-ray diagnostics, vascular and cosmetic surgery, neurology, somnology, pain relief and other areas are in use. In particular, the Center will offer embolization of uterine arteries to treat uterine fibroids. All-in-one checkups with further recommendations will also be available.

Source of information: Olga Pelepets, Yury Nurmeev
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