Navigation Links
Leeches help in tissue transfer

Researchers at the University of Michigan, made a new study which showed that an odd medical approach may help patients after head and neck surgery. Ann Arbor say leeches are an effective addition when trying to salvage tissue transfers.Patients who have surgery// to remove cancer in and around the head and neck often need to have tissue transfers performed.

Doctors say about 15 percent of patients develop obstructions that cannot be treated with medicine or surgery. Of the 400 tissue transfers performed at UM between 1997 and 2000, eight patients developed a problem. Doctors used leeches on all eight patients with the intention of reducing the obstruction. They write, "Aggressive application of the presented leech therapy protocol can salvage free tissue transfers with venous obstruction that are otherwise unsalvageable."

An average of 200 leeches were used on each patient over an average of 6.6 days. Most patients were in the intensive care unit for less than 15 days. Researchers say each leech sucked out between 5ml and 15ml of blood from the tissue. The bite marks then continued to bleed out another 20ml to 50ml afterwards. In this therapy doctors felt that this is effective in reducing the amount of obstruction in tissue transplants and can eliminate the need for a second tissue transfer.


Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Leeches Provide Clues Regarding The Prevention Of Heart Disease
2. New drug to treat Heart Attack and damaged tissue
3. Antioxidants protect health tissue in people undergoing radiation therapy.
4. Bone marrow stem cells may help repair cardiac tissues
5. Growing tissues
6. Tumour risk increased by tissue protective protein
7. MRI can predict risk of cardiac arrhythmia by identification of scar tissue
8. FDA needs to be more vigilant in monitoring, tissue banks.
9. Drinking and smoking increases risk of tissue rejection
10. Exposure to hazardous tissue, a fear of 21 Windsor surgery patients
11. UCLA Researchers Transform Stem cells From Fat tissues Into Smooth Muscle
Post Your Comments:

(Date:6/25/2016)... ... 25, 2016 , ... "With 30 hand-drawn hand gesture animations, FCPX users can ... CEO of Pixel Film Studios. , ProHand Cartoon’s package transforms over 1,300 hand-drawn ... X . Simply select a ProHand generator and drag it above media or text ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... Canada (PRWEB) , ... June 25, 2016 , ... Conventional ... pursuit of success. In terms of the latter, setting the bar too high can ... risk more than just slow progress toward their goal. , Research from ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... June 24, 2016 , ... ... Conference and Scientific Sessions in Dallas that it will receive two significant new ... the grants came as PHA marked its 25th anniversary by recognizing patients, medical ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... June 24, 2016 , ... People across ... in Genome magazine’s Code Talker Award, an essay contest in which patients and their ... award to be presented at the 2016 National Society of Genetic Counselors (NSGC) Annual ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... ... National recruitment firm Slone Partners is pleased to announce the ... as Vice President of North American Capital Sales at HTG Molecular . ... team in the commercialization of the HTG EdgeSeq system and associated reagents in North ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/23/2016)... 23, 2016 , , , ... 7, 2016 , , , , LOCATION: , , , ... , , , EXPERT PANELISTS:  , , , Frost & Sullivan,s ... Christi Bird; Senior Industry Analyst, Divyaa Ravishankar and Unmesh Lal, Program ... global pharmaceutical industry is witnessing an exceptional era. Several new demand ...
(Date:6/23/2016)...  Guerbet announced today that it has been named ... . One of 12 suppliers to receive ... support of Premier members through exceptional local customer service ... to lower costs. ... outstanding customer service from Premier," says Massimo Carrara ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... -- The Biotechnology industry might still be ... opportunities to investors. assesses the recent performances of ... XON ), Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: ... ), and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: REGN ... complimentary trade alerts at: ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: