Tag: "vessel" at medical news
Minimally invasive procedure restores blood flow to kidneys, research suggests
... involves inserting a balloon-like device into the vessel
to crush fatty deposits that are blocking blood fl...scaffold-like device, is inserted to help keep the vessel
open. In this study, Edwards used what is called a "distal embolic protection system" that consisted...
Novel gene therapy may lead to cure in hemophilia A patients
...erved until the platelet sticks to a damaged blood vessel
and releases its stored protein which now includes...tion of the blood - stick to the site of the blood vessel
wound, activating its surface and rapidly stopping bleeding. In hemophilia patients, infusion of FVI...
Healing the heart with bone marrow cells
...o migrate to the heart to help stimulate new blood vessel
growth. In the study, mice with defective c-kit bone marrow cells, could not mobilize these cells to race towards the injured site and regenerate the injured heart. Their heart function was dramatically impaired and, 42 days after a heart attack,...
Experiments with fruit quality improvement lead to new approach for halting spread of cancer cells
...ch as the cells that are responsible for new blood vessel
formation (angiogenesis) in tumors. By blockin... colon cancer-derived tumors, metastases and blood vessel
formation. These promising discoveries were detailed in the Cancer article. The results shown in ...
Proteins spur diabetic mice models to grow blood vessels, nerves
...imals by demonstrating it restores nerve and blood vessel
growth in mice. The research has particularly ...ersities showed netrins not only accelerated blood vessel
growth in ischemic mice (those with constricted blood flow) but they also restored blood vessel
New scoring system predicts gastric bypass surgery risk
...lism is a blood clot that usually forms in a blood vessel
deep in the thigh and travels up to the lung, where it can block blood flow to the lungs. Increased age. In addition to the above four characteristics that were identified by the analysis of the 2,075 patients, the researchers added a fifth factor ...
New cardiac MRI pinpoints closed arteries without surgery
...rocedure that involves running a tube from a blood vessel
below the heart up toward the heart itself, and then releasing contrast material into the arteries so they are visible on x-rays. There is a need for a preliminary, noninvasive way to assess the arteries to learn if such invasive investigation is req...
Race may be risk factor for insulin resistance
...ated with diabetes, high blood pressure, and heart vessel
disease, according to new research by Wake Forest University School of Medicine. "It is well known that obesity is a contributor to insulin resistance," said senior researcher Jorge Calles-Escandon, M.D. "Our research suggests that race may also be a...
Stanford doctors advance in bid to turn mice stem cells into blood vessels
...mune system. By creating a tissue-engineered blood vessel
grown from a patient's own stem cells, this rejection could potentially be eliminated, Abilez said. "Our goal is to derive all the different cell types from the same, original cell," Abilez explained. "This would be new for an engineered tissue. We h...
Children of diabetics show signs of atherosclerosis
...ge in blood flow when the cuff was released. Blood vessel
responsiveness was impaired in all 19 participants...xide, a key signaling chemical that triggers blood vessel
dilation. The researchers reported that there was no difference between the two groups of participan...
Very early signs of atherosclerosis and heart failure seen together on MRI
...though the participants don't feel symptoms. Blood vessel
problems could be interfering with blood flow in the tiny vessels in the heart muscle. It is also possible that the early atherosclerosis and heart function abnormalities are both connected to some underlying issue that was not identified in this stu...
Animal studies suggest vegetables may reduce hardening of arteries
...ly develop atherosclerosis, the formation on blood vessel
walls of fatty plaques that eventually protrude in...etable diet, researchers found that plaques in the vessel
were 38 percent smaller than those in the mice fed vegetable-free diets. There were also modest impr...
Natural pine bark extract relieves muscle cramp and pain in athletes and diabetics
...h diabetes), or intermittent claudication (a blood vessel
disease that causes the legs to easily cramp).This study also used a two-week pre-trial observation period followed by a week of supplementing with Pycnogenol (200 mg per day for one week), followed by a week of observation without Pycnogenol supplem...
Meditation may improve cardiac risk factors in patients with coronary heart disease
...edical history review and underwent tests of blood vessel
function and heart rate variability. Heart rate variability testing assesses the functioning of the autonomic nervous system, which controls the heart and other involuntary muscles. Overall, of the 103 participants who were enrolled, 84 (82 percent)...
ACTOS (pioglitazone HCl) to be studied in new trial
...her information about the effect of ACTOS on blood vessel
health and atherosclerosis," said Theodore Mazzone, M.D., F.A.C.P., professor of medicine and director of the Section of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism at the University of Illinois at Chicago. "We look forward to further study findings, as ...
Drug attacks prostate cancer in mouse model by destroying its blood supply
...NCI paper that imatinib killed tumor-related blood vessel
(endothelial) cells by inactivating the platelet-d...othelial cells in the bone, but not in those blood vessel
cells in neighboring muscle. A JNCI paper by Fidler and colleagues in 2003 showed that blocking PDGF...
Drug shows promise against advanced form of lung cancer
...th factor receptors, thus preventing further blood vessel
growth. "As a single agent, this drug worked in a difficult group of patients whose advanced disease had been previously treated with other chemotherapies and whose options were limited," Socinski said. According to the UNC thoracic oncologist, among...
Smoking, diabetes predict different forms of peripheral artery disease
... was the absence of an impact of diabetes in large vessel
PAD progression," Aboyans said. The findings point to the importance of thinking about small and large-vessel PAD separately and looking for both when assessing blood flow in the legs. "Some patients in this study had progressive artery blockage, but...
Exploring the potential of cholesterol-lowering drugs for patients with systemic sclerosis
... blood vessels by producing new cells in the blood vessel
lining. In the June 2006 issue of Arthritis & Rheumatism ( http://www.interscience.wiley.com/journal/arthritis ), Dr. Masataka Kuwana and colleagues at the Keio University School of Medicine in Tokyo share the results of an experiment to affirm thei...
New GI technologies improve internal organ visualization
... and CE were comparable in detecting ulcers, blood vessel
abnormalities that cause bleeding and large masses, but DBE was more effective in detecting mucosal and submucosal polyps. DBE was also a more lengthy process, averaging 94 minutes, whereas CE averaged 44 minutes. As opposed to CE, DBE did not read...
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