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Modified Herpes Virus Keeps Arteries Free-flowing Following Procedures

...muscle cell proliferation, similar to formation of scar tissue, known as neointimal hyperplasia. This scar tissue can restrict blood flow not long after the procedures, leading to a recurrence of symptoms. A...

Sciton Receives FDA Clearance for Lipolysis and Wrinkle Treatment

...ir removal, photo rejuvenation, wrinkle reduction, scar reduction, and acne treatments....

Hip and Knee Replacements Becoming More Patient-friendly

...e surgeries on the other hand, result in a smaller scar and have the further benefits of less blood loss, shorter hospital stays, shorter recovery time and better motion." explains Dr. Sanjay Pai. "Minimally invasive approach is a different way of performing the surgery. For example, for a knee joint, t...

Penis Loses Its Most Sensitive Parts During Circumcision Process

...tion on the circumcised penis was the circumcision scar on the ventral surface. It was incredible that fiv...ion had lower pressure thresholds than the ventral scar of the circumcised penis. This study suggests that the midway region from the external to the inte...

Domestic Abuse a Curse to Public Health

...uffered was a crime. Domestic abuse is an unspoken scar on our society, and many individuals never report that they are victims. Sometimes this is because of social stigma or simply because they do not know who to turn to. Other times it can be because the victims are so vulnerable that they are not in a ...

A New Milestone in Stem Cell Research

...ls damaged by the heart attack, by preventing late scar formation and hence impaired heart contraction. Professor Jeremy Pearson, Associate Medical Director of the BHF, said: We hope that this exciting Bristol project will provide information taking us a step nearer to the day when stem cells can be use...

ENDEAVOR III Trial Reports Key Findings on New-generation Stent

...arrowing of the artery by preventing the growth of scar tissue inside the stent. Initial data showed that...ngiographic studies, showing significantly greater scar tissue growth, or late loss, in the inner diameter of the artery as compared to the Cypher stent. At...

Cryoablation is a Safe Procedure for Breast Cancer Patients

... patient had an excellent cosmetic result, with no scar or volume reduction in her breast, said Dr. Sisney. She is also without known progressive disease at one year mammographic and ultrasound follow-up, Dr. Sisney added. The patient had absolutely no pain during the procedure and was fully alert and t...

Surgeons Perform Nasal Reconstruction for War Veteran Using His Own Body Parts

... could get infected and have to be removed, adding scar tissue and leaving us back where we started, he sa...ere compelled to minimize risk of scarring, as any scar tissue would contrast sharply with his dark skin. Among the many procedures was the detachment on...

Research may Yield Improved Treatment for Diseased Lungs

...ve narrowed, thickened pulmonary arteries in which scar tissue accumulates, blood flow is blocked and tiny blood clots form. There are treatments, but no cure, for pulmonary arterial hypertension. Naomi Chesler, a UW-Madison assistant professor of biomedical engineering, is leading the project, which is...

Dynamic Sonography Accurate in Diagnosing Muscle Tears

...dy, the healed tears appeared as highly reflective scar tissue. We are successfully performing dynamic sonography in muscular trauma and our players have benefited tremendously in the management and follow-up of muscle tears, said Dr. Nath. If we find muscle tears with hematomas which need to be drained...

World Largest Hair Congress Convene in Vancouver

...at destroys the hair follicle and replaces it with scar tissue, and alopecia areata, an autoimmune skin disease resulting in hair loss, to more common disorders such as male pattern hair loss and women who have too much hair. Session topics include chemotherapy-induced hair loss, tissue engineering of hai...

Nanotechnology Could Treat Spinal Cord Injuries, Diabetes, and Parkinson's Disease

...ey to not only preventing the formation of harmful scar tissue which inhibits spinal cord healing, but to stimulating the body into regenerating lost or damaged cells." Stupp’s work hinges on a fundamental area of nanotechnology – self-assembly – that someday should enable medical researchers to tailor ...

Combined Imaging Approach may Be Effective in Diagnosing Some Brain Clots

...anizes’ into a more solid lesion, forms connective scar tissue and can develop small vessels in an attempt to restore blood flow. This was very difficult to diagnose correctly using previous techniques." "We don’t fully understand why this happens, but being able to recognize the imaging characteristics...

Combined Imaging Approach may Provide Better Identification of Difficult-to-diagnose Brain Clots

...anizes’ into a more solid lesion, forms connective scar tissue and can develop small vessels in an attempt to restore blood flow. This was very difficult to diagnose correctly using previous techniques." "We don’t fully understand why this happens, but being able to recognize the imaging characteristics...

Multi-Year Data Shows PAD Treatment Prevents Amputation

...f the arteries,” which occurs when cholesterol and scar tissue build up, forming a substance called plaque inside the arteries that narrows and clogs the arteries. PAD is a systemic disease – clogging in one area of the body (legs) indicates clogging is occurring in other parts of the body (heart). * PA...

‘Delayed Reaction’ to Radiation Therapy Takes the Life of a Woman After 30 Yeas

...investigation following her death, doctors noticed scar tissue covered over her chest, due to which her internal organs were compressed. This led to lack of blood supply in certain parts of her body. Coroner Peter Bedford during the investigation hearing ruled that Mrs. Roper died as a result of a dela...

Stem Cells in Liposuctioned Fat can Heal Injuries

...t does not repair spontaneously," says Galli. Once scar tissue is formed, it hinders the animal’s recovery. "If you intervene, with cell transplants, within one week, you can repair the lesion," Galli notes. Like horses, humans are also vulnerable to joint injuries, and rehabilitations are long and cos...

Steroids Cause the Same Tissue Changes as Tendon Injury

...t modulating the healing response? Do you get more scar formation or do other things change? These are the questions we are researching now.” Source-Newswise SRM...

More Women Opting for Caesarean, Unaware of Consequences

... and thrombosis. "The woman needs to know that the scar in her uterus is a weak spot," Vetter said. In subsequent pregnancies there is a greater risk of placenta accreta (abnormally firm attachment of the placenta to the uterine wall) and uterine rupture. During a normal, vaginal birth, maternal-behavi...

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