Tag: "repair" at medical news
New, less invasive repair of major artery defect
...linical trials continue to show promise, the newer repair
methodcould offer an alternative to the standard major operation that requires opening the entireabdomen, a hospital stay of seven to 10 days and six weeks for recovery. Inearly experience with the newer procedure, patients were able to leave thehosp...
Keck Foundation funds research to repair the injured spinal cord
...ible," Choi says. Because the spinal cord does not repair
itself, the best hope for restoring lostfunctions lies in replacing lost tissue. Fetal cells have been used in animals,but ethical concerns and the limited availability of such cells limit practicalapplication in humans. "We feel that embryonic stem ...
Jefferson scientist begins clinical trial to study promising Parkinson's disease drug
... "If we are able to show that we've stimulated repair
and regrowth inhumans as we and others have done in the laboratory, we will have evidence forthe first time of a therapy that can help restore the part of the nervous systemdamaged by a neurodegenerative disease," Dr. Schneider says. Fidia S...
Oxygen reduces effects of retinal detachment
...s, these articles increaseunderstanding of retinal repair
after retinal detachment, demonstrating thegreat value of translational research by building a bridge between the basicscientist and the retinal surgeon." "The bottom line is that oxygen therapy reduces the amount of damage tothe photorecept...
Sleep plays role in managing childhood chronic pain
...t to be critical to normalphysical development and repair
of damaged tissue are released during sleep, forexample. At sleep onset there is a reduction in the release of stress hormones,like cortisol, and during sleep there is a dampening of the effects of stress,such as chronic pain, on the immune system. ...
UI study identifies mechanism that causes cardiomyopathy, exacerbates muscular dystrophy
...also wants toinvestigate gene transfer as a way to repair
the sarcoglycan complex in vascularsmooth muscles and develop additional animal models to evaluate smooth musclecontributions to cardiomyopathy. In addition to Campbell, the other two primary investigators of this most recentstudy included postdocto...
Cedars-Sinai reports excellent outcomes for its cardiac surgery division
...eas ascoronary artery bypass grafting, heart valve repair
and replacement, hearttransplantation, lung transp...nts and children. The procedure allows surgeons to repair
heart and vesseldefects even in premature babies weighing only slightly more than a pound.Surgery is...
Mitral valve repair at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center gets Los Angeles dentist on the road to recovery
...percent certain at this point that I would have to repair
the valve eventually," Dr. Bredberg remembered. "I...ears, we have developed techniques to successfully repair
most of these mitral valves, which is a real advancement in cardiac medicine." Dr. Trento likens the...
Conference on arthroplasty will highlight innovations in joint replacement treatment
...s and physicians will discuss the latest methodsto repair
hips, knees and shoulders using innovative methods...s in arthroplasty - the use ofartificial joints to repair
broken hips, knees and shoulders. The symposium issponsored by Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical...
'Plug and patch' method of hernia repair an effective replacement for old surgical methods
...here is less pain, recoverytime is reduced and the repair
is more durable," said Dr. Keith Millikan,general ...ostly as the plug and patch method. Earlier hernia repair
methods, which are still used, involve stitching togetherthe two sides of the hole. However, Millik...
Scientists grow heart tissue in Bioreactor
...nal cardiac tissue that couldeventually be used to repair
damaged heart tissue inside the body, test newdrug...dressed before we could use thesetissues for, say, repair
of heart defects inside the body," Freed said. In addition, constructs must be bigger, stronger, and...
Discarded thymus tissue provides life for infants with DiGeorge Syndrome
...sked theparents of the child undergoing surgery to repair
a heart problem for permissionto use the tissue. When a child is born, its thymus gland virtually covers its heart. "Itsits on top of the heart and cascades down. And because the organ is so large,most surgeries on infant hearts result in rem...
Cutting-edge research on hepatitis, liver transplants and liver disease to be revealed at national medical conference
...ings on such diversetopics as: Using alcohol to repair
a damaged liver Prediction that Hepatitis C-related carcinoma will impact U.S. soon Prevalence and risk factors for hepatitis C infection in U.S. veterans Impact of race on response to anti-viral therapy in chronic Hepatitis Cpatients A pressro...
'Biochemical storm' following brain trauma, an important factor in treatment
...ss the harmful activity of calpains while allowing repair
to occur," said Kevin Wang, a senior research asso... necessary part of a "resculpting" effort that can repair
damage. "We may have to completely redefine our approach to therapy, because if you try to get in th...
Scientists identify gene that detects DNA damage
...ted to A-T produce DNA instability and damage. DNA repair
mechanisms in A-T patients don't work properly, which can throw cells into serious disarray ending in cancer. Scientists previously had identified mutations in a single gene, called ATM, as the cause of A-T, but the UW team, led by associate profes...
Copper-lowering drug stabilizes advanced cancer in anti-angiogenesis trial
...nesis happens in the body all the time, whether to repair
a wound or help with the normal growth of children's bodies. It occurs through a so-called angiogenesis "cascade" - a series of biochemical steps by which cells make and secrete molecules that initiate the growth of capillaries. After the job is done...
New plastic heals damaged nerves
... Austin. Currently, the most effective way to repair
a severely damaged nerve in the arm, leg or face i...rs have explored the use of synthetic materials to repair
damaged nerves for the past decade or so, but Schmidt's work is unique in that it employs an electri...
Purdue 'stealth compounds' attack cancer cells
Imagine ordering a part to repair
your car, and having the new part delivered in pieces you must first assemble. A similar situation often occurs in treating cancer, because the components needed to put the brakes on the cells' abnormal growth can be readily delivered through the c...
OHSU researchers discover new synapses in brain
... of communication are broken and what we can do to repair
them or prevent further damage."...
Mayo Clinic scientists discover way to enhance immune system that repairs nervous system in mouse model
... the immune system that resulted in nervous system repair
in the mice. The study detailing the findings will...ic, demyelinating disease, caused the regrowth and repair
of the myelin sheath. Myelin surrounds nerve fibers and acts as "insulation," allowing them to func...
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