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A breakthrough uterus transplantation procedure that will change her life, as well as the lives of many women with uterine factor infertility, was done to the Jordanian 26 year old Riham, whose donor was her 50 year old mother, for the first time in Lebanon, under clinical research by a team of 6 Lebanese specialists in transplant surgery and high-risk obstetrics, in coordination with a Swedish team of 4 doctors headed by Professor Mats Brännström and the Lebanese Dr. Randa Akouri. The procedure was done on June 11th; the donor’s procedure took 12 hours, while the recipient’s took 6, and both were very smooth. The patient then stayed in Lebanon under supervision for one month, to prevent undesirable side effects. She is now doing well, waiting for the IVF (in-vitro fertilization) process, which can be initiated in 9 months, to be followed by a healthy pregnancy.

Zulekha Hospital has launched its new 24-hour Pediatric Emergency Department in its Sharjah hospital to treat pediatric medical emergencies. The Paediatric Emergency Department provides specialised care for childbirth and new-borns, and includes a 19-bed Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), a 3-bed Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU), pediatric surgery, pediatric cardiology and pediatric physiotherapy.

Hikma Medical Center, one of the leading dental care facilities in Abu Dhabi, is marking 35 years of excellence in dental care this year. As part of the anniversary celebrations, they are sharing the story of The Evolution of Dentistry in the UAE. Award-winning prosthodontist, and CEO of Hikma Medical Center, Dr. Omar Aloum, will share his experiences and stories from his professional journey from when he started, to the present.

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