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Functional Arteries Grown From Cells Using Novel System That Simulates Fetal Environment
... exactly like native vessels," Niklasonsaid. "The surgeons
who sewed them in told me the way they held a suture wasalso comparable. Additionally, the arteries also withstood blood pressures thesame as native vessels." To see if arteries grown in the pulsing environment worked better than thosegrown in a sta...
Procedure, new apparatus may allow relief from incontinence
...of surgical repair, Gregorcyk said. But colorectal surgeons
now have additional ammunition against a condition...owel movements. In a two-hourprocedure, colorectal surgeons
implant the multipart, fluid-filled prosthesisinside the body. A balloon with tubing at one end is i...
Cardiac surgery patients at higher risk
... levels oftenconsidered safe by anesthesiologists, surgeons
and other clinicians. When levelsdropped below 3.3 mmol/L or rose above 5.2 mmol/L there was an association withthe need for CPR due to cardiac arrest. Wahr says they don't know if low potassium levels are a cause of adverseoutcomes or a marker, poin...
New gene therapy found safe for treating coronary heart disease
...t disease researcherssay. "Cardiac surgeons
could use it in addition to bypass surgery," Crystal says. "Invasive cardiologists might use it with, or instead of,angioplasty. Finally, it could be used alone, as we did with six patients." Co-authors are Leonard Y. Lee, M.D.; Shailen R. P...
Hepatitis C is not a 'silent disease'
...more than 2,400 liver researchers, physicians, and surgeons
Heart transplant surgeon at Cedars-Sinai specializes in implanting mechanisms that allow a defective heart to rest while awaiting a transplant
...cular assistdevice conference Sept. 18 for cardiac surgeons
and cardiologists. She willpresent the topic "The ...dels, and company representatives work closelywith surgeons
to improve the products. Dr. Magliato said surgeons
andmanufacturers hope to introduce totally impla...
New treatment may relieve chronic pain, as reported in the 19 November issue of Science
...hese cases, the pain probably returned because the surgeons
cut through hundreds of other neurons in addition to those that expressed the substance P receptor. The damage to these additional neurons could have induced the brain to experience pain even without a real stimulus. "That's the beautiful thing abou...
Laser light from Free-Electron Laser used for first time in human surgery
...r wavelengths. SIDEBAR In a neurosurgical first, surgeons
at Vanderbilt University Medical Center used a powerful laseroriginally developed for the "Star Wars" missile defense program to help remove a golf ball-sizedtumor from the surface of a patient's brain. Dr. Michael Copeland, a former VUMC neurosurge...
Side effects of prostate cancer surgery far less when performed by specialist
...on't want to disappoint their doctors or, perhaps, surgeons
have an unconscious bias toward minimizing adverse outcomes. To more accurately identify side effect rates, anonymous patient questionnaires were distributed by an independent third party to 64 men with prostate cancer before radical prostatectom...
UCSF researcher reports on protein therapy to reverse facial birth defects
...the remaining features together. While pediatric surgeons
can repair cleft lip and palate, and fetal surgeons
are studying the possibility of repairing more serious defects in the womb, Helms and other biologis...
Smoking during pregnancy found to increase risk of cleft lip and palate
...in the nation. Besides plastic and reconstructive surgeons
Buchman and Chung, the U-M Craniofacial Anomalies Program includes 47 specialists and health professionals, including dentists, neurosurgeons, oral and maxillofacial surgeons, orthodontists, otolaryngologists, speech and language pathologists, social...
Virtual reality tool quantifies physics of a doctor's touch
... of what the physician is feeling, could allow the surgeons
to go right into the operating room without having to obtain a CAT scan. It could save time and, with many injuries, that's absolutely critical." The UB research group is modeling on the computer the soft tissue and organs of the human abdomen, usi...
More tolerable treatment for severe, obstructive sleep apnea around the world
...ation, aghast at the size of the necessary opening surgeons
must leave in the neck. For the past 10 or 15 years, the so called "mini tracheotomy" has been available for emphysema patients and others who need extra oxygen. To see if t...
Novel test pinpoints location of rare insulin disorder to guide surgical cure in newborns
...ated an 11-week-old infant had focal HI, pediatric surgeons
at Children's Hospital performed a partial pancrea...mine the location of the abnormal cells. Pediatric surgeons
then remove only the defective portion of the tiny organ. Children's Hospital is currently the only ...
Minimally invasive procedure offers long-term pain relief for patients with pancreatitis
...doscopic pancreatic sphincterotomy (EPS), in which surgeons
cut the sphincter muscle at the end of the pancreatic duct to release pressure, has proven effective in the short term, but the Hopkins study was designed to assess its long-term value. Kalloo and his team reviewed data from 55 patients who underwent...
Sightless cavefish may offer clues to eye growth, Science authors report
...oshiyuki Yamamoto, a postdoctoral researcher. "Eye surgeons
continue to make advances in the field of blindness research, including exciting new processes such as cornea transplantation," Jeffery says. "Our group hopes to contribute fundamental insights into the genetic factors involved in eye development and...
...sheets (New Scientist, 10 May 1995, p 23), he says surgeons
can only apply these during standard, open surgery... solutions of both polymers into a fine mist which surgeons
spray onto wounds. The liquids solidify into a gel within 2 seconds of contact with the wound. ...
African Americans fare less well than whites after stroke prevention surgery
...ericans tend to be operated on by less experienced surgeons
than whites. "In Maryland, at least, African Amer...in hospitals where fewer CEAs are performed and by surgeons
who are less experienced," says Bruce Perler, M.D., professor of surgery at Johns Hopkins. "We belie...
One in three physicians unlikely to get routine medical care
...d they had no regular source of care. Internists, surgeons
and pathologists were significantly less likely to have a regular health provider than pediatricians or psychiatrists, the survey found. And those that reported no regular source of care were less likely to get flu shots or recommended breast, colon...
Men do hear -- but differently than women, brain images show
...ors, said Dr. Lurito. It also may help guide brain surgeons
in avoiding certain areas of the brain, depending on whether they're operating on men or women, he said. "Also, scientists working on improving imaging technologies, such as fMRI and PET (positron emission tomography), need to be aware of poten...
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