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Save that tiger - Texas A&M vets set first-ever surgery
...ATION - In a first-of-its kind surgical procedure, surgeons
from Texas A&M University's College of Veterinary Medicine and the Texas Children's Hospital will perform a heart operation to save the life of Karma, a five-month-old Bengal tiger from the Tiger Creek Wildlife Refuge in Tyler, Texas. The surgery, s...
Heat kills inoperable liver tumors without initiating onslaught of harmful hormones
...ls are basically cooked to death." To date, UF surgeons
have used radiofrequency ablation on nearly a hundred patients. For their most recent study, they evaluated nine patients ages 40 to 85 who had inoperable liver tumors. Surgeons measured blood levels of inflammatory hormones during radiofrequency abl...
Can Superman get off the ventilator and breathe normally?
...rgical techniques. Working through a laparascope, surgeons
placed electrodes in Conlans diaphragm muscle. Th...y activate the diaphragm. Over the past 25 years, surgeons
have opened the chest (thoracotomy) to put electrodes in direct contact with the phrenic nerve, a ri...
Artificial lung on the horizon, reports University of Pittsburgh researcher at International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation meeting
...of lungs told a group of heart and lung transplant surgeons
today that such technology could have a tremendous impact for the nearly 750,000 patients with emphysema, chest trauma or acute respiratory distress, about 150,000 of whom die each year. A potential application also exists for military personnel ...
Device liberates quadriplegic from ventilator
... activate the diaphragm. During the past 25 years, surgeons
have opened the chest to put electrodes in direct contact with the phrenic nerve. That procedure is risky, requires a long hospital stay and potentially difficult recovery, and costs more than $100,000. In contrast, the new approach costs less than $...
Fetal research first in USA
...ic exchange, a procedure new to the U.S., in which surgeons
remove caustic amniotic fluid from the uterus and ...ns. All enrollees will be randomized and pediatric surgeons
assigned to follow the cases will be blind to the enrollment. In 1997, Bruner became a pioneer of ...
Bigger betas are better Protein found to provide pancreatic cells with protection against diabetes
...isease, blindness, and kidney failure. Recently, surgeons
have met with success in treating the disorder by transplanting clusters of pancreatic cells, called islets, into diabetic patients. Transplanted islets, which include β cells, have been shown to reestablish the production of insulin in the panc...
UCLA School of Medicine and Computer Motion Inc. win $2 million federal award to collaborate on development of world's first telemedicine surgical training system
... systems with telemedicine to allow highly skilled surgeons
to closely guide surgeons-in-training through comp...g far outpaces the time that experts have to train surgeons
in these new procedures. The shared-control robotic system to be developed with this grant will let ...
Johns Hopkins researchers find more extensive bone defects caused by bladder exstrophy
...ings, reported in this months Urology, will enable surgeons
to better correct these bone defects that cause th...ladder to develop outside of the body. "We believe surgeons
already do a great job," said Childrens Center Director of Pediatric Urology John P. Gearhart, M.D.,...
Tufts University researchers engineer first 'custom-made' human knee ligaments from adult stem cells
... at Tufts-New England Medical Center, "Orthopaedic surgeons
and active people all over the world will find great hope in this research. We look forward to the day when we'll be able to replace a damaged ligament with a healthy new one, grown from our own tissue." The ACL research presented at today's Orthopa...
Surgeons to train on artificial bodies
...ake prototype physical versions, for evaluation by surgeons
across Europe. Once the prototypes are approved, ...on the skills training of surgeons. Traditionally, surgeons
have acquired skills as apprentices, but many surgical trainers are uncomfortable about trainees sta...
Filtering patient's blood before kidney transplant allows transplant from any donor
...t normally would reject a donor kidney, transplant surgeons
at Johns Hopkins have been 93 percent successful in transplanting the organs between any two people regardless of blood type or prior exposure to their tissue type. The natural antibodies (blood proteins) most people have would destroy an organ fro...
Freezing cancer cells makes them prime targets for anti-cancer drug, new study finds
...uld protect them from the bleomycin. In practice, surgeons
treating prostate cancer avoid leaving malignant cells behind by "overshooting" the freezing zone slightly beyond the borders of the tumor, said Onik of Florida Hospital Celebration Health. "We know cryosurgery works very well, but very often we have...
New organ transplant sensor system unveiled
.... Currently, donor organs are assessed visually by surgeons
using their experience and expertise to determine ...n what are essentially elaborate cooler boxes, and surgeons
have to determine if the organs are in a suitable condition when they arrive in the operating theatr...
MIT technique could improve cartilage repair
...int with an artificial one, a procedure "that most surgeons
prefer not to perform on patients younger than about 60 years of age, since joint replacements have a finite lifetime," he said. According to the American Academy of OrthopaedicSurgeons, more than 442,000 joint replacement procedures are performed ea...
Antioxidant protects islet cells used in transplants for diabetes
...on. Since islet cells also rapidly die in culture, surgeons
are forced to transplant the cells immediately after they have been isolated. This prevents physicians from taking several steps that could improve the likelihood of a successful transplant. Isolation of the islet cells from the pancreas stresses the...
University of Florida engineers probe 'shape memory' alloy for better prostheses
...LLE, Fla. --- To keep blood vessels from clogging, surgeons
sometimes implant compressed stents that expand to the right size and shape when warmed by body heat. The tiny stents get their so-called "shape memory" from an unusual alloy called nitinol, which exhibits one shape when cool, but forms another when ...
Transplant patients from 40 years ago cause Pittsburgh doctors to take an about-face
...nsplantation, when that immune response had begun, surgeons
began giving tacrolimus as the only anti-rejection drug and at much lower doses than is typical. In 1962 and 1963, while at the University of Colorado, Dr. Starzl treated his nine living-related kidney transplant patients in a similar fashion. One to...
Islet cell transplantation for diabetes turns corner
...ecialized islet cell isolation facility. Moreover, surgeons
at these centers have then been able to transplant their patients with the shipped islets and consistently achieve insulin independence. Ten years ago, reported cases of patients being completely off insulin following islet cell transplantation were ...
Sandia-aided method to heal wounded and diseased achieves US government acceptance
... the most serious wound infections we deal with as surgeons
-- necrotizing fasciitis. There have been studies - some conflicting - but the studies seem to support that topical hyperbaric oxygen therapy may be helpful. We have in New Mexico one of the highest amounts of necrotizing fasciitis, maybe because ou...
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