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Researchers Develop First Mouse Model of Lung Transplantation

...sure less than an inch in length and the pulmonary vein and artery, which carry blood to and from the heart, are as thin as human hair. Mikio Okazaki, M.D., a postdoctoral fellow, adapted the lung transplantation technique used in rats to the mice. He uses synthetic cuffs to join the donor vessels with...

UK Hospital Performs Heart Surgery Using Robotic Arm

...everal thin wires and tubes are inserted through a vein in the groin and guided into the heart where they deliver an electric current to specific areas of heart muscle. The electric current destroys tiny portions of heart tissue which cause an abnormal heartbeat. With the Sensei robot, surgeons use a j...

Scientists Develop Artificial Blood Vessels for Vascular Grafts in Mice

... blockages when grafted into rats. The saphenous vein taken from a patients leg is used for coronary art... grafting, even though a significant percentage of vein grafts eventually fail. Arterial grafts are the preferred conduits because they are less prone to be...

Special Backpacks Provide Much Needed Relief for Cancer Patients

...luids, which feed straight into his body through a vein in his arm. Nick says this has given him a new lease of freedom. "I spend a week at the Rosenheim Wing, part of University College Hospital, London, and then I can go for four or five days to the nearby Grafton Hotel, for rest and recuperation. "It...

Thrombosis Risk in Travel Lasting Over Four Hours is Higher: WHO

...the two most common manifestations of VTE are deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism. Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is a condition in which a blood clot, or thrombus, develops in a deep vein - usuall...

CE-US a Reliable Option to Diagnose Aftermath of Liver Transplant Complications

...sis, and seven transplants (18 %) developed portal vein stenosis or portal vein thrombosis. MRA or CTA confirmed the findings of the CE-US in all cases. "CE-US can accurately sh...

First Ultrasound Thrombolysis in U.S. Performed at Emory University Hospital

...deadly blood clot in a patient suffering from deep vein thrombosis. The procedure was performed by Abbas...inferior vena cava leading up to the heart. Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is a blood clot in a deep vein, usually found in the legs. These clots can, in turn...

Novel Catheter Technique Successfully Patches Holes in the Heart

...ssing it lengthwise. It is then threaded through a vein into the right ventricle and across the rupture into the left ventricle. The patch is pushed partially out of its catheter sheath until the first disc pops open. The catheter is then withdrawn back into the right ventricle, with the first disc positi...

Late Clamping of Umbilical Cord may Reduce Anemia in Children

...atocrit or hemoglobin levels of the umbilical cord vein compared to clamping the cord within 20 seconds. T...the melatonin concentration (aMT) in the umbilical vein and the umbilical artery, the latter being where the concentration is significantly higher. This s...

MRE, An Accurate Tool for Non-invasive Diagnosis of Liver Diseases

...hypertension, or high blood pressure in the portal vein that carries blood from the digestive track to the liver, usually as a result of cirrhosis of the liver. As part of the study, researchers studied MRE examinations of liver and spleen stiffness in 35 individuals with varying degrees of chronic live...

Folic Acid may Help to Cut Down the Stroke Risk

...boost the danger of stroke, heart disease and deep vein thrombosis. Scientists, led by Professor Xiaobin Wang, from Northwestern University in Chicago, US, combined together the Lancet review of eight folic acid trials, centering on stroke. They found that folic acid supplementation reduced the risk o...

First-Ever Robotic Pancreatectomy Performed at UIC

...where they were injected through a catheter into a vein in the patient's liver. Without a pancreas to produce insulin, Near would need insulin for the rest of his life. By transplanting the patient's own islets cells, there is no risk of rejection as in other organ transplants, and the cells lodge in the ...

Esophageal Cancer Patients' Positive Responses to Chemotherapy Accurately Identified by PET

... radioactive analog of sugar) is injected into the vein of a patient. Cancer cells metabolize sugar at higher rates than normal cells, and the radiopharmaceutical is taken up in higher concentrations to cancerous areas. PET scans show where FDG is by tracking photons given off by the radioactive tracer....

Hospital Errors Rise 3 Percent -- HealthGrades Patient-safety Study

...ement · Post-operative pulmonary embolism or deep vein thrombosis · Post-operative respiratory failure · Post-operative sepsis · Post-operative abdominal wound dehiscence · Transfusion reaction Distinguished Hospital Awards and Findings Of the nearly 5,000 hospitals studied, the HealthGrades study...

Stem Cells Speed Growth of Healthy Liver Tissue

... study, researchers compared the results of portal vein embolization (PVE), a technique currently used to help regenerate liver tissue, to a combination of PVE and an injection of bone marrow stem cells into the liver. PVE blocks blood flow to the diseased portion of the liver and diverts blood to the o...

Stem Cells to Treat Liver Cancer

... study, researchers compared the results of portal vein embolization (PVE), a technique currently used to help regenerate liver tissue, to a combination of PVE and an injection of bone marrow stem cells into the liver. PVE blocks blood flow to the diseased portion of the liver and diverts blood to the o...

Seated Immobility Causes Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)

...without moving// are said to be more prone to deep vein thrombosis (DVT). Deep vein thrombosis is a state where blood clots are formed in the deep vein regions of thigh or calf. These ...

Artificial Vein to Boost Surgery and Ease Patient Trauma

...n a twisting or spiraling action. The artificial vein has been created from a polymer called ePTFE. It...22 patients in Holland and Belgium showed that the vein not only encouraged a healthy blood flow, but also remained fully open a year after they were fitted...

You may Be Risking Fatal Blood Clots Even While Reading This

...to fly long miles by economy class, to risk deep vein thrombosis, say experts. Their research has brought out a startling high risk// of the ‘economy class syndrome’ in those on terra firma, right here among us, in IT offices, call centers etc. The research led by Professor Richard Beasley of New Zea...

Nonsurgical Therapy Highly Effective for Pain and Infertility in Men

...d X-ray imaging to guide a catheter up the femoral vein into the faulty vein, introducing the alcohol to seal the vein shut and allow healthy veins to take over. Source-NewswiseBR>SRM...

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