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Stem Cell Licensing Deal Positions Toronto as World Leader in Technology

...stem cells, compared with current techniques using surgically extracted cells from bone marrow, lie in sourcing them from tissue that would otherwise be thrown away at birth, their very rapid proliferation and the huge numbers of harvested stem cells....

US Hospitals Increasingly Colonized by Drug-resistant Germs

...les or fibers that enclose muscles, it needs to be surgically cleaned. Dr. Susan Gerber of Chicago's Department of Public Health said it would be a mistake to assume the infection isn't also in affluent neighborhoods. "This is an equal opportunity bacteria," she said. To prevent staph's spread, the U.S. Cen...

Women With Atypia Nearly Eight Times More Likely to Develop Breast Cancer

...roup of 9,376 women who had benign breast biopsies surgically obtained between 1967 and 1991. More than half (55.9 percent) of the women were over age 55 when diagnosed with atypia, and 42.9 percent had a family history of breast cancer. The majority (68.6 percent) of women showed calcification in the biopsy...

Many Elders in US Not Treated for Glaucoma

...angle glaucoma (POAG) are not treated medically or surgically for the condition according to a study. The study is the first investigation of glaucoma-therapy use in the U.S. to utilize longitudinal data from a nationally representative sample of Medicare patients. The researchers examined trends in glaucoma...

Quick, Innovative Procedure Helps Men Minimize Incontinence After Prostatectomy

... anterior and posterior parts of the sphincter and surgically join the bladder and the anastomosis (the gap in tissues left by prostatectomy) with the surrounding structures. In doing so, we reconstruct the major anatomical players controlling urinary continence." The post-surgical results were impressive. On...

Innovative Procedure Helps Men Minimize Incontinence After Prostatectomy

... anterior and posterior parts of the sphincter and surgically join the bladder and the anastomosis (the gap in tissues left by prostatectomy) with the surrounding structures. In doing so, we reconstruct the major anatomical players controlling urinary continence." The post-surgical results were impressive. On...

Genetic Marker Linked to Aggressive Prostate Cancer

...ad into the lymph nodes and were more difficult to surgically remove. The patients in the Northwestern study had been treated by William Catalona, M.D., professor of urology and director of the Clinical Prostate Cancer Program at the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center. Catalona is a co-principal inve...

Cosmetic Genital Surgery may Be Fuelling Womens Insecurity About Their Bodies

...led in the past five years. But decisions about surgically altering the genitalia may be based on misguided assumptions about normal dimensions, they warn. Surgery carries risk, such as loss of sensitivity and the long term benefits are unclear, they say. Some doctors even align the practice with female ge...

MRSA, the Super Bug Spreading to Urban Poor in US

...les or fibers that enclose muscles, it needs to be surgically cleaned. From 2000 to 2005, the infection rate seen in patients seeking care at Chicago's main public hospital and its affiliated clinics climbed from 24 cases per 100,000 to 164 cases per 100,000, the study found. Dr. Bala Hota of Chicago's Stro...

American Who Set Off TB Scare Apologizes, Lung Surgery an Option for Him

...hile his doctors are holding up the possibility of surgically removing the infected tissue from his lung. "I've lived in this state of constant fear and anxiety and exhaustion for a week now, and to think that someone else is now feeling that, I wouldn't want anyone to feel that way. It's awful," Andrew Speak...

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

...e primary method for treating throat cancer was to surgically remove the tumor. Because this treatment can severely impair a patients quality of life by damaging voice, speech, and swallowing, in many cases physicians and their patients are now opting for a combination of chemotherapy and radiation as a first l...

Implanting Electrodes in the Brain Could Help Treat Severe Depression

... During their most recent study, the researchers surgically implanted the system into three individuals who experienced major depression and who had not responded to other treatments, including drugs of electroconvulsive therapy. All the patients reported that they sensed no sensations when the stimulator w...

Second CyberKnife(R) System to Meet Growing Demand for Radiosurgery

... to old age or a medical condition, those who have surgically complex tumors or those who seek an alternative to surgery. Accuray has confirmed orders for second CyberKnife Systems from a total of six customers worldwide. "The ability for hospitals to treat more patients, establish a stronger referral netwo...

Childhood Obesity may Increase Ear Problems

...ged two to seven, including 155 kids who had tubes surgically inserted in one or both of their ears to relieve otitis media with effusion. The remaining 118 children had other operations for conditions unrelated to their ears. Jong Bin Kim, a doctor who works in Seoul at Kyung Hee University's department of...

Thailand Claims World’s First Successful Heart Separation in Siamese Twin

...ual for Siamese twins to die young or if separated surgically for only one to survive, said Mongkol. Thailand, formerly called Siam, can boast of the world's 'original' Siamese twins, named Eng and Chang. The conjoined brothers, born in 1811 in Samut Songkram province, became world famous when they traveled...

Stents Do Little to Prevent Heart Attacks

...heart attacks//. Stents are hollow tubes implanted surgically into blocked arteries to keep them open. This landmark study funded by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, confirms that stents do improve blood flow but are no more effective in preventing heart attacks than that is possible by drug therapy a...

Chinese Doctors Perform World’s First Disc Transplant

...recur. These methods include spinal fusion - which surgically joins bones in the spine, making them rigid - or artificial material to replace the defective discs. In some cases these methods can even cause further degeneration of the discs above and below the area most affected. The procedure was outlined i...

Artificial Urethral Sphincters can Help the Elderly

...line). The cuff is connected to the pump, which is surgically implanted in the scrotum (in men) or the labia (in women). The pump is activated by squeezing or pressing a button. The fluid in the cuff empties into the reservoir, the urethra opens, and the bladder empties. Fluid from the reservoir returns to the ...

Diet-based Method to Treat Brain Cancer

...fter studying its impact on mice. The researcher surgically implanted two different kinds of tumours into the brains of male mice. The mice were then divided into three groups. One group was fed a high-carbohydrate mouse chow, one was given unlimited amounts of KetoCal and the third group was given KetoCal...

Study to Explore Using Magnets to Correct 'sunken Chest'

...encased magnet about the size of a quarter that is surgically attached to the child's breastbone and a second magnet embedded in a lightweight plastic brace that the child wears under clothing. The attraction between the two magnets holds the brace in place. Because the internal magnet is placed just under t...

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