Tag: "hernia" at biology news
Gene mutation responsible for lung and diaphragm defects
...in the diaphragm, such as congenital diaphragmatic hernia
(which are about as common as cystic fibrosis), are often fatal. "A lot of people haven't heard of this [disorder] because so many of the kids die early," said Kate Ackerman, Harvard Medical School researcher and lead author of the study in PLoS Ge...
Acupuncture versus acid reflux: 40% cut in sphincter relaxations brings hope for relief
...ar relationship between GERD, heartburn and hiatal hernia
(HH). Patients may have only one out of three, any...ction and H. Pylori."The possible role of a hiatal hernia
in GERD has literally gone full circle," Holloway noted. Initially the hiatus hernia
was thought to ...
Cells from amniotic fluid used to tissue-engineer a new trachea
...n newborn lambs to repair congenital diaphragmatic hernia
(CDH), or a hole in the diaphragm that separates the lungs from the visceral organs. If the hole is large enough, the stomach and other visceral organs can end up in the chest cavity, crowding the lungs and stunting their growth. Using mesenchymal s...
FDA approves first medical device using Rutgers biomaterial
...nistration's clearance of a new medical device for hernia
repair that incorporates a biodegradable technolog...ning into another part of the body. And although a hernia
can theoretically develop almost anywhere, most are in the groin and abdominal areas. The partially...
Congenital diaphragmatic hernia
...is not delayed in human fetuses with diaphragmatic hernia
In an autopsy study of human fetuses, Jacques Bourbon and colleagues report that pulmonary surfactant content is not decreased in congenital diaphragmatic hernia. The paper is discussed in a related perspective. Citation: Boucherat O, Benachi A,...