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First Vessel Graft Grown From Kidney Patients' Own Cells

... times a week via a plastic tube that creates a shunt -- a connection between the patient's arteries ... in the patient, in much the same way a plastic shunt would be. The procedure does not use any ... patient needed surgical correction to keep the shunt open. In all, seven patients used ...

SOLX Announces 1000th Gold Shunt Implantation Milestone for Glaucoma Treatment

... SOLX, "as it validates the importance of the Gold shunt in the treatment of glaucoma. The Gold shunt provides a more reliable, less invasive surgical ... in 20 countries have been certified on Gold shunt implantation. Clinical results have shown that a ...

Gotta have heart!

... long been known that reptiles have the ability to shunt blood past their lungs, the physiological ... and Biochemical Zoology, The Right-to-Left shunt of Crocodilians Serves Digestion, Professor C.G. ... crocodilians are digesting a meal, they chose to shunt and direct CO2-rich blood straight to the stomach ...

Making Obese Mice Slim, Without Diet or Exercise

... Metabolism . In one of the studies, researchers inserted a molecular shunt into the liver cells of 94 mice. Despite chowing down on high-fat foods ... up physical activity is intriguing. "The idea that we can use this shunt pathway to manipulate fatty acid metabolism in the liver is very exciting ...

Neovasc Announces Agreement With LeMaitre Vascular for Exclusive Distribution Rights to its Biological Vascular Strips

... should complement LeMaitre Vascular's gold-standard Pruitt-Inahara Carotid shunt line. We are very pleased that this superior product will now benefit from ... including the Expandable LeMaitre Valvulotome, the Pruitt-Inahara Carotid shunt and the newly-introduced TAArget Thoracic Stent Graft. For more ...

New Foam Treatment for Varicose Veins

... which makes Varisolve. The 28 patients studied so far had right-to-left shunt in their hearts. This common, usually asymptomatic heart defect affects ... that bubbles from injectable foams to treat varicose veins will cross the shunt and go to the brain or heart without being filtered in the lungs, Regan ...

Medicare expenditures decrease for glaucoma surgery as number of procedures increases

... light changes the drainage angle of the eye to relieve pressure; filtering surgery, in which surgeons use a surgical tool to create a drainage hole; shunt surgery, which involves placement of a small plastic tube with an attached pouch; and cyclodestructive procedures, used to reduce the production of ...

Neurological Surgery, P.C. of Long Island, NY Announces the Addition of Pediatric Neurosurgeon, Elizabeth M. Trinidad, M.D.

... I Malformation Redefined: Clinical and Radiographic Findings in 364 Symptomatic Patients" in Neurosurgery, and co-authored article "CSF shunt Operations without Cranial Bandaging" which has recently been accepted for publication in the Journal of Neurosurgery. A Lieutenant ...

Glaucoma Treatment Can Prevent Blindness

... intraocular pressure. In trabeculectomy, a small portion of the tissue at the base of the cornea is removed to increase fluid flow, and in GDD a tiny shunt is implanted, which redirects fluid flow. Sloan's group found that all of procedures had few adverse outcomes. However, GDD resulted in more ...

LeMaitre Vascular Reports Q4 2007 Revenue of $11.1 Million, a 27% Increase

... R&D, increased 39% to $4,591,000 in 2007, compared to $3,301,000 in 2006. The Company launched four products in 2007, including the Pruitt F3 Carotid shunt (Q1), the Flexcel II Carotid Shunt (Q3), the TT Tortuous Tracker Delivery System (Q4) and the Endofit Uniform TopStent (Q4). Business Outlook The ...

AGA Medical Corporation Receives Approval for the AMPLATZER Muscular Ventricular Septal Defect Occluder

... technical success, occurrence of major complications acutely and over designated time intervals, as well as longer term success in closing the shunt associated with the VSD. ABOUT AGA MEDICAL: AGA Medical Corporation, based in Plymouth, Minnesota (just outside Minneapolis), is the leader in ...

FDA Clears Critical Limb-Saving Vascular Device

... FDA reviewed the Temporary Limb Salvage shunt (TLSS), made by Vascutek Ltd. (Renfrew, ... of a severed blood vessel, providing a bridge or shunt around the damaged area and restoring blood flow ... permits drugs to be injected directly into the shunt without loss of blood; beveled ends that ...

Organ Donation Crusader Passes Away

... of liver resulting in its fibrosis. For this she had undergone a TIPS shunt in the London about 3 years ago. After the shunt procedure she had a few ups and down in her health. She was also on ...

Shunt for Alzheimer's Disease

... According to a new research it is observed that a surgically implanted shunt could help slow the progression of Alzheimer's disease. The research ... study and every three months for one year. Twelve of the patients had a shunt surgically implanted and 9 patients did not receive the shunt. The two ...

Health Drink Blamed for Persistent Penile Erection

... in future impotence. Treatment is often not satisfactory. According to the lawsuit filed recently, a surgery for implantation of a Winter shunt was performed to move blood from one area to another. Later, he had problems and had to be hospitalised briefly for penile artery embolisation, a ...

Twisted bypass grafts work better

... prosthetic tubes. Similar tubes are also used when patients with renal problems have dialysis. This is called a shunt. The problem with the usage of shunt have difficlties, as in the blood vessels, the blood flows twisting and turning as the artery goes. However in case of a shunt, the blood flows ...

A voice saving surgery

... performing the surgery, and he says Hancock is the first person in the United States to have it done. "When she first had air going through the shunt and into her mouth, it was the first time she had actually passed any air through her mouth in over five years," Dr. Paniello says. Being able to ...
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