Tag: "implanted" at medical news
Angiogenesis factor may help tumors prepare the way for spread to lymph nodes
...and his colleagues showed that human breast tumors implanted
into mice induce the growth of lymphatic vessels and that lymphangiogenesis plays a key role in tumors' spread to lymph nodes. It had previously been believed that tumors had no functioning lymphatic vessels. The 2001 study focused on VEGF-C, the fir...
Tissue engineering experts discuss orthopaedics applications
...eted from the bladder, that have been successfully implanted
in humans. He has also created blood vessels, muscle, bladders, wombs, and vaginas that have been successfully tested in large animals and are close to being ready to test in humans. Atala's team is working to use patients' own cells to grow more th...
Little evidence found for IVF as most effective infertility treatment
...e an embryo in the laboratory before the embryo is implanted
in a woman's uterus. In GIFT, egg and sperm are mixed in the laboratory and inserted in a woman's fallopian tubes before the formation of an embryo. Artificial insemination involves placing a specially prepared semen sample directly into a woman's ut...
Enrollment progress for European approval trial
...) today announced three patients had recently been implanted
with the VentrAssist TM implantable heart assist ...al Perth. Dr Sutton said 20 patients had now been implanted
with the VentrAssist TM left ventricular assist system 11 as part of the current CE Mark Trial whi...
Younger is better when implanting cochlear implants, IU study finds
...lier in life," said Dr. Svirsky. However, children implanted
before they turned one year old did not appear to do any better than those implanted
during their second year. Infants as young as six months old have started receiving the implants, bu...
Novel stem cell trial in heart failure patients to begin
...ed. About three hours later, once the VAD has been implanted
and connected to the heart's main pumping chamber, the ventricle, the cells, together with a small amount of the patient's blood plasma, will be injected into about 25 to 30 sites of the diseased heart in a process taking no more than five minutes. D...
VCR - First implant in Europe
...ark Trial. "Over the last couple of weeks, we have implanted
seven patients culminating with our first implant outside Australia. "Ventracor has now implanted
the VentrAssist in 23 patients including (nine as part of the pilot trial) and each implant adds to ...
UVa Health System doctors study surgery to stop epileptic seizures
...ntrolling seizures. Similarly, a device surgically implanted
in the brain's cortex uses an electrical current to arrest seizures when they begin. "It's clear that the modern goal of epilepsy treatment is to free patients from seizures without causing side effects," Fountain said....
Fish oil supplements may be harmful to patients with abnormal heart rhythms
...hreatening abnormal heart rhythms in patients with implanted
defibrillators. The study, led by heart research...ve had life-threatening abnormal heart rhythms and implanted
defibrillators should avoid fish oil supplements."...
Arteries bio-engineered from elderly cells
... developed that mimics the fetal environment. When implanted
back into the animals, the bioengineered vessels f...natural vessels, they were not strong enough to be implanted
into humans successfully," Niklason said. "However, this issue could be solved by adding different f...
European approval trial enrolment gathers momentum
...New Zealand, bringing the total number of patients implanted
to 27 including nine as part of the pilot trial. ...so noted the first patient outside Australia to be implanted
at Papworth Hospital near Cambridge in England was discharged home last week. Dr Steven Tsui, the co...
Experts discuss use of human stem cells in ape and monkey brains
...s and neurologists couldn't specify limits on what implanted
human cells might do, and the primatologists explained that gaps in our knowledge of normal non-human primate abilities make it difficult to detect changes. And there's no philosophical consensus on the moral significance of changes in abilities if w...
Men continue to have normal life after radiation for prostate cancer
...iation therapy in which tiny radioactive seeds are implanted
directly into the prostate gland to battle the cancer. Patients were given three separate health-related quality of life questionnaires a total of five times before, during and after undergoing radiation therapy to allow researchers to evaluate what...
VCR - First US implant
...ton noted that to date nearly 30 patients had been implanted
with the VentrAssist globally. Dr. Griffith - is Chief of the Division of Cardiac Surgery and Director of Heart and Lung Transplantation in the Department of Surgery at the University of Maryland Medical Center and is a Professor of Surgery at the U...
HUP becomes first in region to implant a HeartMate II Left Ventricular Assist System into a patient
...an other currently approved devices. The device is implanted
alongside a patient's heart and takes over the job of moving along the blood of the weakened heart's left ventricle. An external controller regulates pump speed and a power cable connects the device to a small monitor and power base unit. It's about ...
Implantable chips bear promise, but privacy standards needed
...OSTON Radio frequency identification (RFID) chips implanted
into human beings hold the promise of improving pa...ss Medical Center (BIDMC) physician who has a chip implanted
in his arm. Writing in the July 28 edition of the New England Journal of Medicine, John Halamka, MD,...
Dialysis treatment choice affects risk of death in patients with end-stage kidney disease
... of the kidneys. A tubelike catheter, permanently implanted
into the abdominal cavity, is used to inject up to 3 liters of waste-absorbing fluid into the cavity, where it remains for anywhere from two to six hours before it needs to be drained. The process must be performed four to six times per day, or pati...
NJIT entrepreneurs demonstrate their inventions for science commission
...o now must rely on catheters. The device would be implanted
into the urethra during a simple procedure performed in a physician's office or by a nurse in a patient's home. It contains a metal valve which opens whenever the user wants. A pocket-sized magnetic wand carried by the user activates the device. Si...
Second implant of US Pilot Trial achieved
...when he became sick. The VentrAssist has now been implanted
in more than 30 patients globally. Other leading hospitals to take part in the VentrAssist US study include the Cleveland Clinic, Columbia University, the University of Minnesota and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Dr. Griffith is a pion...
Chemical compound inhibits tumor growth, size in new mouse study
...etary supplement beginning three days before being implanted
with melanoma cells had significantly smaller tumo...mor growth also was significantly arrested in mice implanted
with melanoma cells that were pretreated with OGT2378 as a way to reduce ganglioside production. In ...
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