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Cell transplantation and cardiac repair

... used bone marrow stem cell transplants to repair limb ischemia with a goal of preventing amputations. ... Bone marrow cell transplants for limb ischemia Bone marrow cell transplantation has ... for amputation due to the loss of blood flow to a limb (limb ischemia) and who have failed or who are ...

JumpStart and Case Technology Ventures Invest in Neuros Medical

... patients with chronic pain, specifically residual limb pain, a common occurrence after undergoing limb amputation due to vascular disease, circulatory ... who have undergone amputation experience residual limb pain. This number is expected to double by 2050. ...

Promising Three-year Data: Saving Limbs With Drug-Eluting Stents

... Arterial Disease (PAD) Patients With Critical limb Ischemia Avoid Amputation SAN DIEGO, March ... -- Attempts to treat critical limb ischemia in peripheral arterial disease (PAD) ... encouraging news for PAD patients with critical limb ischemia. The smaller blood vessels below the ...

2008 AAAS Newcomb Cleveland Prize recognizes science paper on limb regeneration in newts

... discovery of a new molecular cue that promotes limb regeneration in newts a finding that could help ... and the following May. When an amphibian's limb is severed, a variety of cell types revert to ... cells, the "blastema," from which the new limb grows. The formation of the blastema requires ...

Tamaris Announces Foot and Leg Ulcers Pose Significant Health Threat

... develop. At this stage of PAD, called Critical limb Ischemia (CLI), the health threat is serious. ... here are the facts: PAD at the stage of Critical limb Ischemia presents the likelihood of amputation or ... drugs available to effectively treat Critical limb Ischemia, and there are limited treatments ...

Irishman with Peripheral Arterial Disease (P.A.D.) Finds Leg-, Life-Saving Treatment In Columbus, Ohio

... Ohio, which has become a world leader in critical limb care. Through Riverside Methodist's Critical limb Care Program , a multidisciplinary team of ... one-stop process for patients. Critical limb Care Program Facts Riverside Methodist ...

Obesity increases lymphedema risk for breast cancer survivors

... be monitored closely for changes in symptoms and limb volume, especially those who have cancer ... MU researchers found that comparing BMI and limb volume measurements can help clinicians better ... reliability and validity," Armer said. "Pre-op limb volume measurement is an essential reference for ...

Surgical study highlights pros and cons of gastric bypass surgery for severe obesity

... out whether varying the length of the small bowel limb during surgery could offer superior weight loss. ... an ongoing debate about whether having a longer limb offers the patient greater weight loss and we ... undergoing the distal technique. The alimentary limb length in the proximal surgery group was 150cm ...

Harvest Technologies Announces Patient Education Website, www.CLIclinicalstudy.com : Supports first randomized, placebo-controlled clinical trial in the U.S. using autologous adult stem cells to treat patients with end-stage Critical Limb Ischemia

... marrow stem cells to treat patients with Critical limb Ischemia (CLI). This "feasibility ... for injecting these cells into the affected limb to reduce the potential for limb amputation. It also will offer data with respect ...

Gunther von Hagens' BODY WORLDS Exhibitions Welcome Specimens From World's First Living Body Donor for Plastination

... chief surgeon was using to detach Rohner's limb from his knee, broke while cutting into the bone. ... After the amputation, Rohner's severed limb was flown to the Institute for Plastination's ... that the tumors had already been excised from the limb during surgery. "We were quite surprised that his ...

New study shows positive role physical therapists play in lymphedema diagnois and treatment

... surveillance program that included pre-operative limb volume measurement and interval post-operative ... 2005 included basic strength, range of motion, limb volume, and physical activity level. To measure limb volume, we employed infra-red technology that ...

Surgeon operates to rescue chimp with rare deformity

... is thought that her condition, known as angular limb deformity, is a congenital problem, but could ... tissue stops growing early in life, so once the limb is straightened there is little time for the ... from the radius in order to straighten the limb and a bone plate was inserted into the radius to ...

OmniSonics Medical Technologies Announces First Patient Enrolled in SONIC II REGISTRY

... percutaneous mechanical thrombectomy for acute limb ischemia (ALI). All patients enrolled in the ... healthcare professionals treating acute limb ischemia to bring innovative treatments to ... including deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and acute limb ischemia (ALI). DVT affects approximately 2 ...

Preoperative assessment of cancer patients enables early diagnosis, treatment of lymphedema

... Mason University, researchers measured the upper limb volume of 196 newly diagnosed breast cancer ... subclinical lymphedema, as defined by a change in limb volume of >75cc; and all subjects showed a ... and water displacement to track changes in limb circumference and size as well as on patients to ...

This is your brain on jazz: researchers use MRI to study spontaneity, creativity

... persons brain are active when listening to music, limb says few have delved into brain activity while ... the Peabody Institute, a music conservatory where limb holds a joint faculty appointment. Other ... own tunes with the same recorded jazz quartet. limb and Braun then analyzed the brain scans. Since ...

JCI online early table of contents: Jan. 2, 2008

... blood and oxygen flow in the limbs (critical limb ischemia [CLI]) that can result in tissue injury ... (MAPC-VPs) had on mice with moderate or severe limb ischemia. When injected into mice with a moderate ... and restored blood flow in mice with a severe limb ischemia similar to CLI in humans. From these ...

Brain measurements could lead to better devices to move injured or artificial limbs

... signals will activate muscles in a paralyzed limb or a prosthetic (robotic) arm. In an article ... that is sufficient to activate a paralyzed limb or a robotic arm, a large number of parallel and ... to it, as is required for controlling a paralyzed limb or a robotic arm. With regard to the ...

Another Reason Not to Smoke While Pregnant: Birth Defects

... should. If cells don't proliferate, you can have limb deformities." About one out of every nine ... baby and cerebral palsy in the baby. limb defects aren't uncommon. About one in 600 babies ... that they have up to a 30 percent increase in limb defects. "Thankfully, surveys are showing that ...

World's First Deep Brain Stimulation Device Approved for Treatment of Psychiatric Condition in Europe

... Reclaim DBS Therapy is indicated for bilateral stimulation of the anterior limb of the internal capsule, AIC, as an adjunct to medications and as an ... clinical trial; the anatomical target in the brain is the anterior limb of the internal capsule (AIC), and more specifically, a region sometimes ...

Wound Management Technologies, Inc Announces Conference Plans and Presentations on Advanced Wound Care Product

... many other clinicians and specialists who are involved in all aspects of limb salvage, podiatric wound care, and peripheral vascular treatment. There ... One of the abstracts is entitled "Emerging Use of Topical Biologics in limb Salvage: The Role of 'Activated Collagen' in the multimodality Treatment" ...

MDCT angiography leads to successful treatment of severely blocked arteries in the legs

... recommendations for successful treatment of patients with critical limb ischemia, sometimes allowing the patients to avoid more complicated ... does lead to accurate recommendations in the management of critical limb ischemia. It puts patients at a low risk for developing complications and ...

National Meningitis Association Launches Interactive Online Panel About Meningitis Dangers

... -- enduring comas, painful skin grafts, organ transplants and multiple limb amputations. Jane Hession and Kathy Huddleson both lost an otherwise ... complications, including hearing loss, brain damage, kidney disease or limb amputations. Adolescents and young adults are at increased risk for ...

Wound Management Technologies, Inc. Announces the Presentation of Evidence Based Clinical Studies at the Symposium on Advanced Wound Care Conference in Dallas

... One abstract is entitled "Emerging Use of Topical Biologics in limb Salvage: The Role of Activated Collagen in the Multimodality Treatment" ... the importance of the management of diabetic wounds and the role in limb salvage. Amputation rates are on the rise with devastating consequences ...

Dealing with Dwarfism

... disorder should be aware of its many manifestations. For example, limb lengthening treatments for those living with achondroplasia have been met with mixed results. "Not only is limb lengthening a huge time commitment for the families involved, but children ...

Harvest Technologies Announces Interim Study Results From Critical Limb Ischemia Trial in Chennai India

... the clinical trial of patients suffering with non-reconstructable critical limb ischemia due to advanced thromboangitis obliterans, commonly referred to ... respectively). There was 100% reduction in the use of pain medications. limb perfusion, as measured by TcPO2 and ABI also showed statistically ...

Dealing with dwarfism

... this disorder should be aware of its many manifestations. For example, limb lengthening treatments for those living with achondroplasia have been met with mixed results. "Not only is limb lengthening a huge time commitment for the families involved, but children ...

Drug-Eluting Stents Show Promise for Leg Arteries

... extremities and sometimes leads to severe obstructions, known as critical limb ischemia (CLI), a condition in which the decreased blood flow causes pain ... the integral value of below-the-knee drug-eluting stents in critical limb ischemia treatment," Karnabatidis said. Garratt added that "the real ...

Society of Interventional Radiology Hosts 34th Annual Scientific Meeting

... available. Seeing the Promise of Drug-Eluting Stents for Critical limb Ischemia Interventional radiologists are helping peripheral arterial disease (PAD) patients with critical limb ischemia avoid amputation by exploring the treatment of the smaller blood ...

Frost & Sullivan Recognizes Lifeblood Medical for Its Innovation in Organ Preservation and Development of the Lifor(R) Solution

... its growth include stem cell research, flu vaccines, cancer research, limb preservation, tissue banking, cryopreservation of sperm cells for in vitro ... companies to develop a patient-specific approach towards cancer treatment. limb preservation can also benefit trauma medicine in both the civilian and ...

Dallas Cardiologists Explore 'Next Frontier' in Vascular-Disease Treatments

... to the lower limbs. If untreated, the condition can lead to tissue and limb loss. A new technique to treat these blockages involves using a tiny ... the conference. "Advanced treatments like these are keys to effective limb salvage." The Research and Education Institute for Texas Health ...

Insight into mechanisms of diabetes-induced microvascular disease reveals new therapies

... from Bristol scientists could lead to future treatments to prevent lower limb amputations in diabetes - which currently affect 100 people a week in the ... their "limbs". The researchers found that p75NTR inhibition enabled the limb to recover from the restricted blood flow and be well supplied with blood. ...

Myostatin inhibitors may improve recovery of wartime limb injuries

... say. They are studying two myostatin inhibitors in mice with limb injuries, first to see which works best and then to identify the best ... more rapid recovery for these soldiers and other victims of traumatic limb injuries." A $1.2 million grant from the Office of Naval Research to ....

Angioslide Closes US$8.6million Series C Financing

... protection. The device has received European CE Mark approval for lower limb use and FDA clearance is expected by end of 2008. The financing will be ... lower limbs. The device has received European CE Mark approval for lower limb use with FDA clearance expected by end of year 2008 followed by ...

Phantoms in the brain: Pain after amputation

... release is available in French . Montreal, May 12, 2008 Losing a limb can be a traumatic experience and, in some cases, emotional and physical ... can linger for years. To better understand the phenomenon, dubbed phantom limb syndrome, Universit de Montral graduate student Emma Duerden is inviting ...

Women Risk Bone Loss After Knee Surgery

... at Mayo. "So, it's probable that the forces going across that operative limb were not as great as the opposite limb, early on especially." The ... researchers found striking differences in bone density between the injured limb and the unaffected one. While there were improvements in the women's ...

Therapy Could Save Limbs After Frostbite

... muscles, tendons, nerves and blood vessels; often leading to gangrene and limb amputation, according to background information in the study. When ... Washington, D.C. "Previously, severe frostbite was a one-way route to limb loss. This treatment is a significant improvement. We're opening arteries ...

In jazz improv, large portion of brain's prefrontal region 'takes 5' to let creativity flow

... and Allen R. Braun, M.D., chief of the divisions Language Section. Dr. limb is now an otolaryngologist at the Johns Hopkins University School of ... improvisation. This paradigm was based on a novel blues melody written by limb that the volunteers had memorized beforehand. Again, using only their ...

Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation Only Hospital in New Jersey to Offer New Bionic Foot to Amputees

... strain on the leg, knees, hips and back. "Basically, this new technology enables us to more closely replicate the natural functioning of the lost limb and create a better prosthesis for our amputee clients," continues Reda. Clients are evaluated by a team of Kessler specialists and fitted for ...

ULURU Inc. to Present Altrazeal(TM) Clinical Evidence at the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA) Annual Scientific Meeting in Toronto, Canada

... DPM, Ryan Fitzgerald, DPM, and Manish Bharara from the University of Arizona on the use of Altrazeal(TM) in the management of wounds associated with limb salvage. Details of the APMA Annual Scientific Meeting are available online at http://www.apma.org/Members/Events/TheNational.aspx ...

Blue Dye Halts Worsening Paralysis in Animal Study

... in a news release from the University of Rochester. Rats with damaged spinal cords that were injected with oxidized ATP recovered much of their limb function and were able to effectively, if not gracefully, walk again, the earlier research found. The new study has found a compound that does the ...
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