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Scientists Demonstrate Heart Cell Replication in Mice

...zation. The periostin-treated rats also had less scarring of heart tissue, a reduction in infarct size, and a denser network of blood vessels feeding the area. In contrast, the rats receiving Gelfoam alone did not show any significant improvement. The researchers believe that a sustained-delivery periosti...

UK Suggestion for Restricted Use of Anti-AMD Drugs Draws Flak

...ak fluid and blood under the retina. The resulting scarring then causes irreversible sight loss. The anti-VEGF drugs inhibit the growth of new blood vessels, thereby minimising the risk of scarring. Treatment with anti-VEGF drugs requires regular injections into the eye. In the case of Macugen six weekly i...

Doctors Warned Against Encouraging Elective Caesareans

... a previous caesarean. The researchers attribute scarring inside the womb caused by caesareans, to faulty attachment of the placenta in future pregnancies. According to Yang, the study is the largest to date and shows an important link between caesareans and subsequent pregnancy complications. 'More th...

Placental Problems in Women Linked With Caesarean Section

... The authors believe that caesarean sections cause scarring inside the womb which may affect placental attachment in future pregnancies. The ligation of the uterine vessels during caesarean sections could also damage the lining of the womb, resulting in the low implantation of the placenta in the next pregnan...

Afghan Children Fall Victim to a Disfiguring Disease

...ot fatal but it causes untold misery. Victims with scarring on their faces are stigmatized: children are excluded at school and girls often won't be able to find husbands. Long-neglected by the rich world, the disease is attracting a bit more attention in the West, if not more funds. Leishmaniasis isn't a...

Louisiana Residents Warned Against Brown Recluse Spiders

...8 weeks. Full recovery may take several months and scarring may remain....

Multiple Sclerosis Could Be Checked Through Testosterone Gel

...e scars (or scleroses) on the myelin sheaths. This scarring causes symptoms which vary widely depending upon which signals are interrupted. Testosterone treatment is an attempt to stall such a process. Starting around age 40, a man's body produces less testosterone. Testosterone is the main male hormone ...

Holy Grail Of Dermatologists On The Verge Of Discovery

...that allow the skin to heal in a way that has less scarring and includes all the normal structures of the skin, such as hair follicles and oil glands, rather than just a scar, Cotsarelis was quoted. The study did not involve any tests on people. Cotsarelis and his University of Pennsylvania colleague, May...

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

...ruction was not straightforward. He had tremendous scarring all over his face and head injuries so severe that I did not think he would go through it. But he did not want to wear a prosthesis. He wanted his nose rebuilt, even if all the world was going to see his scars. And there was significant risk that a...

New Approach to Treating Precancerous Esophagus Condition

...weeks, and up to 30 percent of patients experience scarring of the esophagus severe enough to affect swallowing. "So far, radiofrequency ablation seems to be less invasive than surgery and better tolerated than photodynamic therapy," Pavey said. "This approach has the potential to dramatically alter the way...

Fire Ants are Emerging Nuisance for Virginians

...which may lead to secondary infection or permanent scarring without proper care. "This is a horrid, obnoxious pest that we do not want in Virginia," Miller said. "Whats worse, to an untrained eye the red imported fire ants and their mounds are difficult to distinguish from other ant species." RIFAs are be...

Blood Test may Help Signal Tumor's Remission, Return in Throat Cancer Patients

...ion by these methods has been difficult due to the scarring that occurs from radiation. Finding better markers for detecting cancer as it begins and then monitoring the course of treatment is a major goal of the NCI and this research in head and neck cancer is an excellent example of the type of collaborati...

First-Ever Robotic Pancreatectomy Performed at UIC

...urgery. Chronic pancreatitis, an inflammation or scarring of the pancreas, is a life-threatening condition that destroys the pancreas and often results in severe abdominal pain, weight loss, fever, nausea, vomiting and, in some cases, cancer. Gallstones, a combination of environmental and hereditary factors...

Stem Cell Therapy Could Provide Cure for AMD in Five Years

...sion. In addition, the disease often provokes a scarring process at the back of the eye leading to the formation of new blood vessels within the retina which subsequently leak fluid resulting in exudative or so called wet AMD. Though there has been some success in controlling new blood vessel formation ...

Talcum Powder Curbs Lung Tumor Risk

... find that talc has added benefits besides causing scarring and taking away the fluid that surrounds the lung, Antony said. The cells that cover the lining of the lung are stimulated by the presence of talc to produce a factor that inhibits the growth of blood vessels and kills the tumor cells themselves.Less...

Link Between Eye Infections and Contact Lens Use Exposed

...fection of the cornea that normally causes corneal scarring and at times blindness. "We began to look for possible contact lens-related causes for the sharp increase in cases, all in contact lens wearers, in this previously rare infection. In the last three and half years we have seen 63 cases of the infect...

Three Cases of Hepatitis C Points Finger at One NYC Doctor

...s a chronic, blood-borne virus that that can cause scarring or other damage to the liver. It often does not cause noticeable symptoms, although some people experience flu-like symptoms, a yellowing of the skin and the whites of the eyes, dark urine and pale feces. It is treatable, but many people who have the...

Placental Problems in Women Linked With Caesarean Section

... The authors believe that caesarean sections cause scarring inside the womb which may affect placental attachment in future pregnancies. The ligation of the uterine vessels during caesarean sections could also damage the lining of the womb, resulting in the low implantation of the placenta in the next pregnan...

Doctors Warned Against Encouraging Elective Caesareans

... a previous caesarean. The researchers attribute scarring inside the womb caused by caesareans, to faulty attachment of the placenta in future pregnancies. According to Yang, the study is the largest to date and shows an important link between caesareans and subsequent pregnancy complications. 'More th...

Primary Urinary Tract Infection in Infants

...ne do with a DMSA scan that was positive for renal scarring 6 months after therapy was instituted. Further investigations with a larger cohort may help clarify this dilemma. Source-Newswise/N...

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