Tag: "dysplasia" at medical news
New Approach to Treating Precancerous Esophagus Condition
...erted down the esophagus can effectively treat the dysplasia
with fewer side effects than current treatment methods. After the treatment, known as radiofrequency ablation, the treated cells die, slough off and are replaced within four to six weeks by new, healthier cells. In a review of the first 12 patients...
Closing in on Lethal Heart Rhythm in Young Athletes
...those at risk for arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia
(ARVD), which is among the top causes of sudden cardiac death in the young and fit. In February, the same team linked one-third of ARVD cases in their large database of patients to a dozen abnormal changes in a gene called plakophilin-2 (PKP2), whi...
Baldness is ‘gene’ deep!
... on mice will be of use in the study of ectodermal dysplasia
-- a range of conditions in which skin cells fail to develop into other tissue, including hair follicles and to the scientists looking at male-pattern baldness. "During human development, skin cells have the ability to turn into other types of ce...
Early Nitric Oxide Treatment Can Help Low Birth Weight Preemies
...ing a chronic lung disease called bronchopulmonary dysplasia
(BPD). In the United States, more than 10,000 babies a year develop BPD at an estimated $2.4 billion a year in associated health care costs. Premature babies with very low birth weights (under 3 pounds) are at high risk of developing BPD and other ...
Nitric Oxide Could Benefit Premature Babies
...ric oxide recipients were free of bronchopulmonary dysplasia
versus 37 percent who got a placebo gas. The Ballard team said, “As compared with infants who received placebo gas, infants who were treated with inhaled nitric oxide were hospitalized for fewer days, needed supplemental oxygen for a shorter period...
Birmingham Hip Resurfacing System, Another Option To Hip Replacement Surgery
... be suffering from hip pain due to osteoarthritis, dysplasia
or avascular necrosis,’ says Kurt Rathjen, M.D., orthopedic surgeon on the medical staff at Baylor Dallas trained to perform the new hip resurfacing procedure. ‘For these people, a total hip replacement may not be their best option.’ Hip replacemen...
Chronic Exposure To Benzene May Result In Dysplasia
...seases characterized by ineffective hematopoiesis, dysplasia
in one or more hematopoietic lineages, clonal evol... This paper describes a novel form of bone marrow dysplasia
in 23 workers exposed to high concentrations of benzene. Distinguishing features of benzene-...
Predicting The Risk Of Osteoarthritis
is a developmental condition, often present at bir...on.// A new study reveals the condition acetabular dysplasia
is a strong independent indicator for the development of osteoarthritis (OA) of the hip. Osteoarth...