Aug. 19, 1999
PHILADELPHIA -- Surgery. Even saying the word makes most people cringe. The operation itself isn't the problem, it's the pain that comes with the recovery afterward that most dread. Imagine, however, a recovery free of pain from an incision and without the need for prescription medication.
Surgeons at Temple University Hospital are among the first to utilize a new pain management system that drastically increases post-operative comfort and mobilization.
The system, called On-Q, provides continuous infusion of a local anesthetic directly into a patient's operative site via a pump. The disposable pump works to constantly supply pain relief only to the area affected by a surgical procedure whereas oral pain relievers or narcotics typically prescribed after an operation have whole-body effects.
Prescription drugs usually given to patients can cause severe nausea and drowsiness and may not protect against breakthrough pain. Most patients are not capable of driving or doing many daily tasks while on such medications because they can seriously impair vision and judgment. On-Q allows patients to leave the operating room without ever feeling pain from surgery and return to their normal activities much more quickly.
Dr. Michael Grabowski, a general surgeon at Temple University Hospital, is one of the first surgeons in the country to use the pump after FDA approval.
"I've used it on patients having abdominal surgery who report that they never felt pain after the operation. It's a great system because it allows for much quicker recovery and makes the surgery seem much less traumatic to the patient."
The pump is indicated for use in a wide variety of surgeries, including general, orthopedic, gynecologic and cardiac procedures. It is particularly useful for patients with drug dependency issues who are not advised to take narcotic drugs for pain relief and for nursing mothers, since the drug does not enter the blood stream.
Editor's Note: This article is not intended to provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.
Thursday, October 21, 2010
Sunday, October 17, 2010
Jerome Cohen | Orthopedist, 78
Jerome Cohen, 78, of Ventnor, N.J., former chief of orthopedics at Rancocas Valley Hospital in Willingboro, died of cancer on Thursday, Oct. 14, at Cooper University Hospital.
For more than 30 years, Dr. Cohen was the primary figure in orthopedic surgery at Rancocas Valley, now Lourdes Medical Center of Burlington County. He worked there from 1963 until 1997, his family said.
Dr. Cohen was born and raised in Atlantic City and graduated from Atlantic City High School in 1950. He studied pre-medicine at Bucknell University in Lewisburg, Pa., graduating in 1954.
In 1957, he married Phyllis Friedman, whom he met on a blind date.
After graduating from Jefferson Medical College in 1958, Dr. Cohen did his residency at Charity Hospital in New Orleans.
In 1963, Dr. Cohen and his family moved to Cinnaminson when he landed a job as an orthopedic surgeon at Rancocas Valley. A few years later, he was promoted to chief and remained there until his retirement in 1997.
After retirement, Dr. Cohen and his wife split their time between Ventnor and Boynton Beach, Fla.
In addition to his wife, Dr. Cohen is survived by sons Bruce and Mark; daughter Susan Elfman; six grandchildren; and a brother.
Friends may call at 12:45 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 17, at Platt Memorial Chapels, 2001 Berlin Rd., Cherry Hill. A funeral will follow at 1:30. Interment will be at Beth Kehillah Cemetery, Pleasantville, N.J.
Sat, Oct. 16, 2010 Philadelphia Inquirer
DR. JEROME I., October 14, 2010, of Ventnor NJ, and Boynton Beach FL. Husband of Phyllis (nee Friedman) Cohen. Father of Bruce (Gail) Cohen, Mark (Stacia) Cohen and Susan (Joel) Elfman. Brother of Saul (Janice) Cohen. Grandfather of Brandon, Sean, Justin, Samantha, Amanda and Andrew. Relatives and friends are invited Sunday, beginning 12:45 P.M., to PLATT MEMORIAL CHAPELS, Inc. 2001 Berlin Rd., Cherry Hill NJ, where Funeral Services will begin promptly at 1:30 P.M. Int. Beth Kehillah Cem., Pleasantville NJ. The family will return to the home of Sue and Joel Elfman. Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society , 1851 Old Cuthbert Rd., Cherry Hill NJ 08034.
Published in Philadelphia Inquirer & Philadelphia Daily News on October 16, 2010
Posted by Joyce Kavitsky at 10/17/2010 12:32:00 PM
Burlington County Times
James E. McComas died Friday, June 18, 2010.
He was the husband of Shirley (Rosen) and the father of Debra and Michelle (Jeff) and the late James, Stewart (Karen), Diane (Jerry), Lolly (Jerry), and the late Marsha. He was the brother of Carroll (Carolyn) and Nancy (Jack). He also is survived by eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend his services at 1 p.m. Tuesday, at Berschler and Shenberg Funeral Chapels, 101 Medford-Mount Holly Road, Medford. Interment will be in Roosevelt Memorial Park, Trevose, Pa. The family will return to the late residence.
Contributions in his name may be made to Adath Emanu-El, 205 Elbo Lane, Mount Laurel, NJ 08054.
Berschler and Shenberg Funeral Chapels, Medford
June 21, 2010 2:40 AM
McCOMAS, James E. June 18, 2010, husband of Shirley (nee: Rosen), father of Debra and Michelle (Jeff) and the late James, Stewart (Karen), Diane (Jerry), Lolly (Jerry) and the...
Published in Courier-Post on June 21, 2010
Posted by Joyce Kavitsky at 10/17/2010 12:29:00 PM