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Harvest Technologies Announces Interim Study Results From Critical Limb Ischemia Trial in Chennai India

PLYMOUTH, Mass., April 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Harvest Technologies Corp. ( www.harvesttech.com ) announced today that the interim study report was completed for the first thirty (30) patients in the clinical trial of patients suffering with non-reconstructable critical limb ischemia due to advanced...

2008 AAAS Newcomb Cleveland Prize recognizes science paper on limb regeneration in newts

A United Kingdom research team's discovery of a new molecular cue that promotes limb regeneration in newts a finding that could help guide the field of regenerative medicine received the 2008 Newcomb Cleveland Prize of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). The Assoc...

Obese Kids More Prone to Limb Injuries in Car Crashes

Weaker bones from poor diet, less exercise may be to blame, experts say WEDNESDAY, Dec. 10 (HealthDay News) -- During a car crash, American children who are overweight or obese face twice the risk of injury to their arms, legs and feet that normal-weight children do, a new study revea...

Harvest Technologies Announces Patient Education Website, www.CLIclinicalstudy.com : Supports first randomized, placebo-controlled clinical trial in the U.S. using autologous adult stem cells to treat patients with end-stage Critical Limb Ischemia

Harvest Technologies Corp. ( www.harvesttech.com ) announced today that its new patient-education website, www.CLIclinicalstudy.com , is now “live”. The site is intended to offer persons who are considering enrolling in the Company’s clinical trial and their referring physician...

Myostatin inhibitors may improve recovery of wartime limb injuries

Inhibiting a growth factor that keeps muscles from getting too big may optimize recovery of injured soldiers, researchers say. They are studying two myostatin inhibitors in mice with limb injuries, first to see which works best and then to identify the best delivery mechanism, says Dr. Mark Ham...

New Technique Activates Brain Neurons to Move Paralyzed Limb

Experiment with monkeys could lead to new treatments for severely injured patients WEDNESDAY, Oct. 15 (HealthDay News) -- In the latest effort to cause movement in paralyzed limbs, researchers have found a way to activate single neurons in the brain and use them to move a paralyzed wr...

Genes Associated With Limb Development is More Primitive Than Believed

A new study by a University of Chicago researcher has revealed that fish possessed the genes associated with helping to grow hands and feet (autopods) much before animals with limbs (tetrapods) came onto the scene about 365 million years ago. Lead author of the study in the Nature, Dr Marc...

Fat People Claim That They Would Give Their Limb Or Life Rather Than Being Fat

Approximately 50% of obese individuals expressed that they would rather give up a year of their life rather than being fat//. The following is the result of an online survey conducted by the Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity at Yale. The 4,000 respondents in varying numbers between 15% ...

Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation Only Hospital in New Jersey to Offer New Bionic Foot to Amputees

...less strain on the leg, knees, hips and back. "Basically, this new technology enables us to more closely replicate the natural functioning of the lost limb and create a better prosthesis for our amputee clients," continues Reda. Clients are evaluated by a team of Kessler specialists and fitted for ...

ULURU Inc. to Present Altrazeal(TM) Clinical Evidence at the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA) Annual Scientific Meeting in Toronto, Canada

..., DPM, Ryan Fitzgerald, DPM, and Manish Bharara from the University of Arizona on the use of Altrazeal(TM) in the management of wounds associated with limb salvage. Details of the APMA Annual Scientific Meeting are available online at http://www.apma.org/Members/Events/TheNational.aspx ...

Blue Dye Halts Worsening Paralysis in Animal Study

...ded in a news release from the University of Rochester. Rats with damaged spinal cords that were injected with oxidized ATP recovered much of their limb function and were able to effectively, if not gracefully, walk again, the earlier research found. The new study has found a compound that does the ...

Cryo-Cell Announces C'elle(SM) Research and Development Collaboration for Chronic Wound Healing Management

...versity College of Podiatric Medicine and has authored over 100 papers for peer-reviewed and trade journals on topics relating to wound management and limb salvage. Dr. Snyder has done extensive research on many innovative wound care therapies. He is completing an MSc in Wound Healing and Tissue Science ...

Anti-epilepsy drug risk on cognitive function for unborn children

... AEDs such as sodium valproate in the womb are more likely to suffer birth defects characterised by heart malformations, dysmorphic features and minor limb deformities. Professor Baker added: "The answer is not as simple as to take women off AEDs altogether as the effects of suffering a seizure can als...

Hospital for Special Surgery Remains Top Hospital in Northeast in U.S. News & World Report's 'America's Best Hospitals' List for Orthopedics

...f expertise include joint replacement, spine surgery, sports medicine, orthopedic trauma, hand surgery, foot and ankle surgery, pediatric orthopedics, limb lengthening and osteoporosis and metabolic bone disease. Additionally, the hospital has established a number of specialty centers including innovativ...

World's First Deep Brain Stimulation Device Approved for Treatment of Psychiatric Condition in Europe

... Reclaim DBS Therapy is indicated for bilateral stimulation of the anterior limb of the internal capsule, AIC, as an adjunct to medications and as an altern...ndomized clinical trial; the anatomical target in the brain is the anterior limb of the internal capsule (AIC), and more specifically, a region sometimes re...

Wound Management Technologies, Inc Announces Conference Plans and Presentations on Advanced Wound Care Product

...nd many other clinicians and specialists who are involved in all aspects of limb salvage, podiatric wound care, and peripheral vascular treatment. There ar...R). One of the abstracts is entitled "Emerging Use of Topical Biologics in limb Salvage: The Role of 'Activated Collagen' in the multimodality Treatment" p...

Cell transplantation and cardiac repair

...o used bone marrow stem cell transplants to repair limb ischemia with a goal of preventing amputations. ...o.com.br Bone marrow cell transplants for limb ischemia Bone marrow cell transplantation has b... for amputation due to the loss of blood flow to a limb (limb ischemia) and who have failed or who are not...

Rotator cuff treatment provides immediate tendonitis relief

... years. The results showed that treated patients exhibited a considerable reduction in pain and significant improvement to mobility of the affected limb after 1 month, 3 months and 1 year compared to non-treated patients. Five and 10 years after the procedure, the condition of non-treated patients had ...

Case Western Reserve University Receives $5M From Third Frontier Commission for the Center for Stem Cell & Regenerative Medicine

... company from Marc Penn (CC), will develop its lead drug product, stromal cell derived factor 1 (SDF-1), through a Phase I clinical trial for critical limb ischemia. Emerging programs With further refinement of already established proof of concept, the following programs could matu...

Pharmacomechanical Thrombectomy Procedure Adoption to Accelerate Due to More Aggressive Treatment of Deep Vein Thrombosis, According to Millennium Research Group

...ical Thrombectomy PMT is used predominantly for the treatment of iliofemoral DVT, but can also be used to a lesser extent in the treatment of upper limb DVT and peripheral artery occlusion. PMT combines the direct delivery of "clot-busting" thrombolytic drugs with mechanical clot disruption, and is po...

Living Cell Technologies' Diabetes Clinical Trial Authorized by New Zealand Government

...lin dependent type 1 diabetes. Type 1 diabetes is associated with kidney failure, blindness, nerve damage, life-threatening cardiovascular disease and limb amputations. Current treatment options include multiple daily injections of insulin. For further information: www.lctglobal.com . CO...

'TUG' Procedure by Texas Health Dallas Cardiologist Offers Hope to Millions of Patients

... of vessels that carry blood to the legs, arms, stomach and kidneys. The condition causes lower-leg tissue damage, non-healing wounds, blood clots and limb loss. "Currently, PVD patients with kidney problems or allergies to contrast dye can only be treated with medications or open surgery, which carr...

MDCT angiography leads to successful treatment of severely blocked arteries in the legs

...accurate recommendations for successful treatment of patients with critical limb ischemia, sometimes allowing the patients to avoid more complicated surgery...ography does lead to accurate recommendations in the management of critical limb ischemia. It puts patients at a low risk for developing complications and c...

When lawn mowers attack

... U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission reports. However, lawn mowers don't "attack" on their own. Most injuries such as severed fingers and toes, limb amputations, broken bones, burns and eye injuries are caused by careless use and can be prevented by following a few simple safety tips. The Ameri...

When Lawn Mowers Attack: National Medical Societies Offer Tips to Prevent Injuries; Children Often Victims

...U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission reports. However, lawn mowers don't "attack" on their own. Most injuries - such as severed fingers and toes, limb amputations, broken bones, burns and eye injuries - are caused by careless use and can be prevented by following a few simple safety tips. The Am...

Drug May Lessen Amputation Risk for Diabetics

... Researchers suggest that findings could alter treatment methods,, THURSDAY, May 21 (HealthDay News) -- The chances of having to have a limb amputated because of diabetes were reduced by 36 percent when people with type 2 diabetes were given the drug fenofibrate to lower their blood fat lev...

National Meningitis Association Launches Interactive Online Panel About Meningitis Dangers

...tis) -- enduring comas, painful skin grafts, organ transplants and multiple limb amputations. Jane Hession and Kathy Huddleson both lost an otherwise healt...ious complications, including hearing loss, brain damage, kidney disease or limb amputations. Adolescents and young adults are at increased risk for ...

March of Dimes Awards $250,000 Prize to Scientists Unraveling the Causes of Muscular Dystrophy

...ted by the nine forms of muscular dystrophy and other related neuromuscular disorders. Among this group are facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy and limb girdle muscular dystrophy, as well as childhood conditions such as Duchenne and Becker muscular dystrophies and congenital muscular dystrophy. Th...

New book summarizes current knowledge on the biology of the vertebrate skeleton

... question in developmental biology: How does the body know to build bones in certain areas? The authors present advances in our understanding of the limb bud and long bone formation, segmentation and the spine, and craniofacial patterning. The origins and evolution of bone are also discussed. The se...

ULURU Inc. Announces Altrazeal(TM) Clinical Experience Published in the International Wound Journal

...-review publication detailing clinical experience using Altrazeal(TM), was authored by a team of clinicians and scientists working at Southern Arizona limb Salvage Alliance ("SALSA") at the University of Arizona College of Medicine, located in Tucson, Arizona. The article is titled, "Use of a Nan...

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Announces Media Orthopaedic Reporting Excellence (MORE) Award Winners

... Consumer Print Journalism: Local Magazine Toni Rocha , Freelance Writer for Northwest Quarterly Magazine - "Life and limb Decisions: The How, When and Why of Joint Replacement Surgery" Consumer Print Journalism: Internet Serena Gordon,...

Arterial disease of the leg frequently overlooked in patients with heart disease

...eople in the U.S. Early detection of PAD is important because it can limit the ability to walk and exercise, it may place patients at greater risk for limb loss and it increases the chance of having a heart attack or stroke. Coronary artery disease (CAD) is prevalent in patients with PAD and it is known t...

Wound Management Technologies, Inc. Announces the Presentation of Evidence Based Clinical Studies at the Symposium on Advanced Wound Care Conference in Dallas

...erateRx(R). One abstract is entitled "Emerging Use of Topical Biologics in limb Salvage: The Role of Activated Collagen in the Multimodality Treatment" and...cognize the importance of the management of diabetic wounds and the role in limb salvage. Amputation rates are on the rise with devastating consequences to...

Singapore Adopts Advanced Genetic Engineering in Orthopedic Surgery

...e. Going forward, doctors here believe that the scope for BMP use will be widened to benefit more patients including those with delayed healing of limb fractures. "BMP will be particularly useful for patients going into their senior years. For these people, bone grafts alone may not work, bec...

Using tools requires that the brain is able to control movements

...hat some of those patients are also impaired in more elementary processes that allow the incorporation of an object as a functional extension of their limb into their body coordination. ...

Human stem cells promote healing of diabetic ulcers

...cause of the difficulties involved in managing type 1 diabetes, people living with the condition are at an increased risk of requiring a non-traumatic limb amputation. Although more work needs to be done before we can begin to think about potential new treatments, this research represents a useful way to ...

Brain Scans Reveal Secrets of 'Writer's Cramp'

...typically key to the proper transference of motor coordination instructions from the brain to the spine, brain guidance that ultimately enables proper limb movement. Dr. Daniel Labovitz, director of the division of cerebral vascular disease at New York University's Langone Medical Center, said the Fren...

Treating sleep disorders in people with traumatic brain injury may not eliminate symptoms

...or a falling object. Sixty-one percent of the subjects (35) were free of a sleep disorder, while 23 percent (13) had OSA, 7 percent (4) had periodic limb movements in sleep (PLMS), 5 percent (3) had narcolepsy without cataplexy and 3 percent (2) had post-traumatic hypersomnia. Participants underwent o...

Combat Injuries: A Matter of Life and Death

...egrally involved in the treatment of those personnel with war wounds," noted Dr. Covey. Orthopaedic surgeons are highly skilled at repairing the limb injuries that comprise approximately 70 percent of combat injuries. Those injuries are typically caused by high-energy weapons and are highly damagin...

Dealing with Dwarfism

...is disorder should be aware of its many manifestations. For example, limb lengthening treatments for those living with achondroplasia have been met with mixed results. "Not only is limb lengthening a huge time commitment for the families involved, but children ...
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