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King Fahad Hospital - Madinah: a 60-Year Old Patient Restores Speech and Movement
05 October 2017
A medical team of King Fahad Hospital - Madinah has successfully used a modern therapeutic technology to treat a patient in his 60s suffering from Parkinson's disease. The patient was suffering from difficulty walking, speaking and rigor mortis. He was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease. So, he was referred to the  Gastrointestinal and Endoscopy Unit to have gastric tube to inject medications directly into his duodenum. Also,the modern therapeutic technology featured injecting DUOPA-GEL into the patient, instead the formerly used pills. As a result, the patient developed considerable physical and respiratory activity. Now he is able to move and talk far much better than before.
 
This medical appliance is one of the cutting-edge technologies used to treat such cases, where medication is injected directly into the patient's duodenum to ensure optimal benefit from medications given. This also helps prevent side-effects of oral drugs.
 
Remarkably, King Fahad Hospital - Madinah is the first reference hospital for Madinah region, with 500-bed capacity. The hospital offers health services in various specializations, including:  neurology, general surgery, gastrointestinal and endoscopy, Nephrology, orthopedic surgery, physical therapy, as well as other delicate medical disciplines. 
 
It is worth mentioning that the Ministry of Health (MOH) is currently implementing MOH's Performance Program, which covers 70 main hospitals and aims to boost productivity, performance quality and efficiency of health services in hospitals. The program features over 40 indicators to measure the performance of seven key therapeutic aspects, including emergency, clinics, surgeries, hospitalization, ICU, radiology and labs. The program also aims to develop the skills of health professionals to use the indicators and to identify performance improvement potentials, in compliance with patient safety and quality standards..
 
 
 
 



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