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Mechanical Heart

...nsplant. Patients considered for the implant were critically ill with fewer than 30 days to live and the life expectancy of the patient who got the new device is expected to be extended by about a month. Courtesy : The New Indian Express, July 5, 2001...

Surgery made simple

...the process of providing artificial respiration to critically ill and comatose patients almost risk-free. ...re which involves giving artificial respiration to critically ill patients.// In the operation an opening is made in the wall of the trachea,the passage leadi...

Surgeons implant second artificial heart

...usly that patients considered for the implant were critically ill with fewer than 30 days to live. The first pat...ulatory approval for testing of the device on five critically ill patients....

Fifth US Patient Receives Artificial Heart

...y that patients considered for the implant must be critically ill with fewer than 30 days to live. // "The operation went well and the artificial heart is performing flawlessly," Dr. Louis Samuels, director of the cardiac transplant team at MCP Hahnemann University, said in a statement. "However, despite rest...

Pig cloning for organs

.... Such organs would save the lives of thousands of critically ill people who cannot get transplants because of the shortage of human organs.// Using the same cloning technique that created the sheep Dolly, scientists say they produced four piglets without one of two genes that lead to the massive rejections th...

A simple way to do surgery

...the process of providing artificial respiration to critically ill and comatose patients almost risk-free. The de...re which involves giving artificial respiration to critically ill patients. In the operation an opening is made in the wall of the trachea,the passage leading...

Injection supports Heart Devices

...o used the MicroMed DeBakey VAD. The pump flow was critically reduced in eight patients. Dr. Rothenburger felt that despite these advances, [the device's] axial pump seems to be associated with a higher risk for clot formation, which then might cause device malfunction and peripheral thromboembolism. He added ,...

Bridge to liver transplant looks encouraging

...lecules, pulling them out of the blood. So far, 20 critically ill patients have used the device - and 11 of them survived long enough for a transplant or even recovered. Trials are ongoing at other US hospitals. The Michigan researchers will soon start to trial an even more advanced liver support system, called...

Need for Blood Transfusions reduced

The need for blood transfusions among critically ill patients may now be reduced by a new substance. A study showed that patients in intensive care with a lowered need for transfusion were the ones who had received weekly administration //of the man-made protein. Researchers examined the effective...

Machines take over the battle against hospital bugs

...pose serious threat to patients in the ICU who are critically ill and whose body defences are weakened. Acinetobacter can cause infections of the lung (pneumonia), blood stream (septicaemia) and infections of surgical wounds and burns as well as urine infections which are difficult to treat as many strains of t...

SARS research confirms link to animals

...ransmit to new hosts, including humans and this is critically important from the point of view of public health. The researchers found the virus in civets, raccoon-dogs and ferret badgers that were offered for sale as food in a market in Shenzhen, but said it is not clear if these animals were the natural sour...

Blood Sugar Linked to Deaths in ICU

...sugar, or hyperglycemia, is a common problem among critically ill patients, regardless of whether they are diabe...ycemic management in a heterogeneous population of critically ill patients.” <BR...

Link Between Hyperglycemia & Hospital Mortality

...sugar, or hyperglycemia, is a common problem among critically ill patients, regardless of whether they are diabe...ycemic management in a heterogeneous population of critically ill patients.” ...

Ultrasound Screening Could Improve The Outcome Of Critically ill Patients

... of death from pulmonary embolism increases in the critically ill. For the study, researchers used a model to ... effective, but could also improve the outcomes of critically ill patients. ...

Blood Clots Could Be Very Fatal

...us risk for DVT. Recent studies have shown that in critically ill patients , a small pulmonary embolism, which might be of minimal clinical importance in less ill patients, might have severe or fatal consequence. After surveying nearly 70 physicians, researchers suggest exploring the role of routine ultrasoun...

Diabetes A Common Problem In The Elderly

...sugar, or hyperglycemia, is a common problem among critically ill patients, regardless of whether they are diabe...ycemic management in a heterogeneous population of critically ill patients....

Artificial Heart , Gives Hope For Patients Awaiting a Heart Transplant

...completely artificial heart could prevent death in critically ill patients and those who are candidates for a heart transplant . The artificial heart implant improved survival rates before receiving actual heart transplants and after transplantation. // The artificial heart was found to be a successful bridge...

Intensive Care Patients More At Risk From Kidney Failure

...d outcome of acute renal (kidney) failure (ARF) in critically ill patients in different regions of the world hav...F from September 2000 to December 2001. Of 29,269 critically ill patients admitted during the study period, 1,738 (5.7 percent) had ARF during their ICU stay, in...

Blood Test To Predict Heart Failures

...e called GRK2 or beta-adrenergic kinase (?ARK1) is critically important in heart function. It is increased in failing human hearts and contributes to the loss of the heart’s contractile strength during the development of heart failure. Decreasing or inhibiting the enzyme reversed heart failure in laboratory tes...

Aliskiren: A New Treatment For Hypertension

...peer-reviewed publication to assess medications by critically evaluating evidence on clinical effectiveness and outcomes. Despite the availability of many effective, well-tolerated drugs, a significant portion of treated hypertensive patients remain uncontrolled and face serious morbidity and mortality as a co...

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