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Drug Combo Keeps Kidney Artery-Vein Grafts Viable

Aspirin plus anti-clotting therapy boosts dialysis patients' quality of life, study says WEDNESDAY, May 20 (HealthDay News) -- A combination of aspirin and the anti-clotting drug dipyridamole reduces blockages and extends the useful life of new artery-vein access grafts used for kidney...

Natural aorta grafts have few side effects for infection-prone patients

DALLAS Sept. 10, 2007 A vascular surgery technique pioneered at UT Southwestern Medical Center, in which veins are removed from the thigh to repair the aorta does not create blood-flow problems and painful side effects in a majority of patients, researchers report. Vascular disease is a major...

RTI Biologics Sees Expanded Surgeon User Base of Fresh OC Allografts

RTI Biologics, Inc. (RTI) (Nasdaq:RTIX), the Florida-based processor of orthopedic, dental, hernia and other biologic implants, today announced the company is seeing expansion of its user base of RTI’s fresh-stored osteochondral (OC) allografts since its first implant in May. To date, more ...

Scientists Develop Artificial Blood Vessels for Vascular Grafts in Mice

Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine have developed artificial blood vessels, which may have significant implications for the treatment of heart and kidney disorders . The vessels, made from muscle-derived stem cells (MDSCs) and a biodegradable polymer, exhibit ext...

Improved Bone Grafts With Bioactive cement scaffold

American Dental Association Foundation (ADAF) and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have developed a new technology for implants// that will enhance the construction or repair of bones in the face, skull and jaw. The novel technology will enable a method for making scaff...

Fetal Neural Grafts Improves Motor and Cognitive Function in Huntington Patients

Anne-Catherine Bachoud-Lévi, M.D., and colleagues of the French national institute of health and medicine reported in The Lancet that Huntington's disease// who previously received intracerebral fetal neural grafts had improvements in both motor and cognitive function. But the same investigato...

Twisted bypass grafts work better

In a new revealation, researchers have shown that twisting the graft to bypass a blockage in the blood// vessels may work better and last longer. In using a graft to bypass blockages, scientists often use plastic prosthetic tubes. Similar tubes are also used when patients with renal problems h...

Erectile Dysfunction After Prostate Cancer Surgery can Be Remedied With Nerve Grafts

New York – Some men who become impotent after prostate cancer surgery may find reprieve from this problem with implants of nerve grafts into the penis,// which assists in restoring the lost erectile function, according to a new report by researchers. These findings came to light after a study...

Drug-Eluting Stents Ensure Patency Of The Saphenous Vein Grafts

The new generation stents that are deigned for slow release of medication are found to be far more effective than conventional stents according to a recent study conducted on stents used for cardiac bypass // . It is also found to effectively prevent the overgrowth of scar tissue, thereby reducing ...

C O R R E C T I O N -- Osteotech, Inc.

...idiary of Osteotech. As a result of this favorable outcome, Osteotech lifted its self-imposed temporary suspension and will begin distributing tissue grafts processed from OCBG donors to its foreign distributors immediately. Financial Results Revenue for the three months ended June 30, 2...

Osteotech Reports Second Quarter 2009 Financial Results

...idiary of Osteotech. As a result of this favorable outcome, Osteotech lifted its self-imposed temporary suspension and will begin distributing tissue grafts processed from OCBG donors to its foreign distributors immediately. Financial Results Revenue for the three months ended June 30, 2...

MAQUET Cardiovascular Awarded New Contract by Novation

...ss (OPCAB) systems such as the HEARTSTRING III anastomosis device, ACROBAT Stabilizers and Positioners, along with a wide range of HEMASHIELD surgical grafts and fabrics for vascular surgery. MAQUET Cardiovascular US Sales LLC is a division of MAQUET Medical Systems, part of the publicly listed Swedish...

Microscopic 'beads' could help create 'designer' immune cells that ignore transplanted organs

...ming effect and once tolerance is established, we don't need it any more." His lab reported its success with this delivery method in mice with skin grafts last month in Human Immunology. When researchers compared the success of HLA-G microparticles with the dendritic cell marker to those without a marker...

American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM) Presents Prestigious Research Awards at Annual Meeting

..., Elise Magarian, BS, and Martha M. Murray, MD, for their paper "Collagen-platelet composites improve the biomechanical properties of healing ACL grafts in a porcine model." The paper studied how the application of a collagen-platelet composite to an anterior cruciate ligament graft at the time of...

The 'Other' Cruciate Ligament: Newer Treatments for PCL Tears

...ough a tunnel in the tibia (shin bone). One-bundle grafts are made thicker than two-bundle grafts, but may n... graft (studied for the past 10 years). Two-bundle grafts use thinner individual grafts, but their total gra...hicker. They may be more effective than one-bundle grafts because they attach at two different points. ...

ATS Medical Announces Participation in the Joint Meeting of the Society for Heart Valve Disease and Heart Valve Society of America

...ient," Xu Yu Jin, M.D., Oxford Heart Centre, Oxford, UK, on Sunday, June 28, 2009. "The Click Within - Impact of Prosthesis Sound of Composite grafts on Quality of Life," Mario Stalder, M.D., University Hospital Berne, Berne, Switzerland, on Monday, June 29, 2009. "Clinical Experience with t...

Arizona Heart Institute Enrolls First Patient in Anaconda(TM) Investigational Study for the Treatment of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm

...surgical repair of a ruptured aortic aneurysm carries a 25 to 50 percent risk of death; however, less invasive endovascular procedures involving stent grafts offer a lower-risk alternative to open surgical repair and are associated with minimal blood loss, faster recovery, shorter hospital stays and decreas...

BellaDerm(TM), a Unique Human Skin Tissue Implant for Facial and Body Contouring, is Introduced by MTF

...r 20 years. Since its founding by surgeons in 1987, MTF has received tissue from more than 74,000 donors and has provided more than 3.5 million tissue grafts for transplantation. For more information, visit www.mtf.org . For more information about BellaDerm, visit www.BellaDerm.org . Media con...

Some donor factors affect outcomes for HCV-positive liver transplant recipients

...ving donor liver transplantation, partial liver transplants, and the use of grafts from donors who may be less than ideal. Sub-optimal donors might include th...ctor that correlated to worse outcomes. The authors concluded that high DRI grafts should be used carefully in HCV-positive patients. In an accompanying ed...

SYNTAX Substudy Shows Positive Outcomes for Left Main Patients Treated With TAXUS(R) Express2(R) Stent System

...ncy (vessel openness) and the safety of stents and grafts in this high-risk population; it includes separate...imary endpoint is the ratio of obstructed/occluded grafts (defined here as greater than or equal to 50% sten...o at 15 months was 16 percent, with six percent of grafts obstructed in the range of greater than or equal t...

MTF, Largest Tissue Bank, Provides Skin for Victims of Santa Barbara Wildfires

... donors and their families. Since its inception in 1987, MTF has received tissue from more than 80,000 donors and has provided over 3.5 million tissue grafts for transplantation. Grossman Burn Centers ( www.grossmanburncenter.com ) are plastic surgery-based Centers of Medical Excellence specializing ...

Foundation for Hair Restoration Brings Breakthrough Surgical Technology to the U.S. and Announces Nationwide Expansion of Its Network of Top Doctors

...chnique is an incisionless procedure in which hundreds to thousands of hair grafts are harvested from the sides and back of the head using a small, circular-shaped 0.8mm punch that leaves minimal to no scarring. Each of these grafts is then re-implanted into the balding areas. This procedure decreases recov...

First U.S. Face Transplant Recipient Recounts Ordeal

... doctors had used portions of her ribs to make new cheekbones and had created an upper jaw from one of her leg bones. Culp also received numerous skin grafts from her thighs. But the face transplant was the greatest step toward a new face. During the operation, surgeons replaced 80 percent of Culp's face...

New Evidence Supports Efficacy and Value of Smith & Nephew NPWT Products

...h System. Negative Pressure, Positive Energy: Wound Closure Without Pain -- Use of Negative Pressure Wound Therapy Over Matrix Regeneration grafts -- Estelle A. Zanotti, RN, MSN, APN-CNS, CWOCN, CRRN, and Dr. Robert Rosenbloom, MD, FACS, St. Alexius Medical Center, Hoffman Estates, Illinois. ...

First Vessel Graft Grown From Kidney Patients' Own Cells

... the shunt. Of the five remaining patients, the grafts were used for dialysis for six to 20 months. Only ...er said. These patients go through one to two vein grafts made from their own veins, and after that they wil...ed as needed, he said. This process of creating grafts is expensive, McAllister noted. However, he expect...

Singapore Adopts Advanced Genetic Engineering in Orthopedic Surgery

...y fusing together two or more vertebrae using bone grafts and metal implants. The implants, which includ...l column in place; the second involves taking bone grafts from the pelvis, which can be traumatic for the pa...ith BMP, there is no longer a need to harvest bone grafts from the pelvis, which significantly reduces the a...

Singapore First in Southeast Asia to Use Novel Treatment for Sports and Musculoskeletal Injuries

... Singapore (PRWEB) April 14, 2009 -- It was first used by dental surgeons about 15 years ago to enhance wound healing of bone grafts during dental reconstructive surgery. Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy is today being applied in Singapore as an alternative to the conventional m...

Kidneys From Donors Older Than 70 Still Viable

...rs who were 10 years younger. "Ninety-three percent of kidneys from donors over 70 years, and 91 percent of kidneys from donors aged 60 to 69, had grafts [the transplanted organ] that were still functioning at two years after transplantation," said study co-author Dr. Giuseppe Remuzzi, research director...

Less Invasive Interventional Treatment Can Be Recommended as First-Line Treatment for 'Silent Killer,' Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm

...interventional radiology treatment that uses stent grafts to treat abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA), has low... were considered too sick for major surgery. Stent grafts (tubes composed of fabric supported by metal mesh)...d revising current surveillance of patients' stent grafts by CT scans to check for delayed appearance of com...

CorMatrix Cardiovascular Announces First European Implants of CorMatrix(R) ECM Technology(TM)

... "Closure of the pericardium is beneficial as it restores the natural barrier between the heart and the chest wall; it protects the heart, underlying grafts that were applied to the heart, and makes it easier and safer to re-access the heart if a subsequent procedure is required," said Robert G. Matheny, M...

According to Frost & Sullivan, Mounting Clinical Evidence Underlines Benefits of Bone Growth and Spinal Fusion Stimulators

... is part of the Medical Devices Growth Partnership Service programme, which also includes research in the following markets: European Markets for Bone grafts and Bone Cements and Issues and Trends in Infection Control Market. All research included in subscriptions provide detailed market opportunities and i...

New NeoGraft™ Device Improves Hair Transplants

...ircuts are possible after surgery Transplants roughly twice as many hair grafts (e.g. ~1,500 grafts) in a single surgery as the previous manually-performed...evice is available, experienced doctors may be able to double the number of grafts transplanted per session or shorten procedure times, saving patients both t...

MTF, Largest Tissue Bank, Provides Skin for Victims of Australian Wildfires

...onors and their families. Since its inception in 1987, MTF has received tissue from more than 80,000 donors and has provided over three million tissue grafts for transplantation. ...

Artificial disc replacement as good or better than spinal fusion surgery

...the bones of the spine together. Surgery to implant an artificial disc also removes the damaged disc, but instead of using metal rods, screws and bone grafts to fuse bones together, the surgeon replaces the disc with an implant. Patients in the study were randomly assigned to receive either the BRYAN Cer...

Burn rehabilitation experts at UT Southwestern outline best treatments for post-burn itching

... That's how fast the skin went away," he recalled. Mr. Mashburn, 56, was airlifted to Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas, where he received skin grafts on his right leg and both ankles before returning to his Rockwall County home for rehabilitation. His wounds are healing, but the resulting itching re...

Rush University Medical Center experts present latest research findings at AAOS meeting

...icine Scientific session: Instability: Bone grafts and Complications Normalization of Glenohumeral A...27, 4 p.m. Scientific session: Instability: Bone grafts and Complications The Presentation and Management...28, 2 p.m. Scientific session: Instability: Bone grafts and Complications Normalization of Glenohumeral A...

Smith & Nephew Announce the New RENASYS EZ(TM) System for Negative Pressure Wound Therapy

...TM) EZ to treat a wide range of acute, chronic and peri-operative wounds. The study showed improved outcomes in the healing of skin grafts, including grafts for very complex wounds." Promoting Choice in NPWT Smith & Nephew introduced small, medium and large RENASYS (TM) F Foam Dressing Ki...

Osteotech Receives 13485:2003 ISO Certification; Company Meets International Standards for Medical Device Manufacturing

...Ferrand, France are the processing sites for the Company's allograft tissue grafts utilized in its broad portfolio of therapy-driven products focused on promo...To date, Osteotech has successfully processed more than four million tissue grafts worldwide. The Company's advanced technology platforms, all processed at it...

Thrombectomy Device Market to Approach $300 Million by 2013, According to Millennium Research Group

...emodialysis, may cause clotting because of their synthetic material composition; mechanical thrombectomy is often performed in patients with AV access grafts in order to clear out blood clots. The growing number of patients receiving hemodialysis in the US will lead to a greater use of mechanical thrombecto...

UT Southwestern researchers find drug-coated stents less risky for heart bypass patients

... diseased coronary arteries. In bypass surgery, grafts are taken from the saphenous vein in the patient's... from blocked arteries. Years after surgery, those grafts may develop blockages inside the graft that are ch...estern and lead author of the study. "Stented vein grafts have a very high risk of re-narrowing sometimes u...
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