Transplant surgeons at Northwestern Memorial Hospital successfully completed a rare procedure known as a four-way domino paired kidney exchange involving a total of eight patients. The surgery is among the nation's largest paired exchanges and involved four kidney donors and four recipients who underwent simultaneous transplant surgery. The donors were two women and two men, as were the recipients. All are recovering well following surgery, which involved a total of 32 clinicians--six of them surgeons--working between four operating rooms and took more than 10 hours to complete.
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A new type of plastic coating made from vapor could lead to better biomedical devices such as stents and catheters that are "bioactive," meaning they can interact with the living cells around them in unique ways.
The PATHFAST rapid point of care system utilizes a chemiluminescent technology combined with a unique magtration separation method that allows this system to report highly accurate results that compare to large platform instruments.
An aging population and a shortage of healthcare workers have driven the development of systems that can monitor patients remotely, process data, and even alert a healthcare worker if there is a problem.
A new product designed to improve the agility, coordination, and reaction speed of athletes has found its way onto Wall Street.
Derma Sciences's study involving MEDIHONEY Wound & Burn Dressing shows that use of the dressings are associated with a reduction in wound size, possibly driven in part by a significant reduction in overall wound pH.
Medicare pays many hospitals and their doctors more than the most efficient and effective health care institutions to treat chronically ill people, yet gets worse results.
A new picture of a genetic parasite isolated from a deep-sea bacterium is helping researchers see how certain specialized segments of RNA escape from their positions in the genome and invade new RNA or DNA.
Researchers have described a possible reason why some studies have been unable to replicate associations between genes and traits.
Verathon is expanding their BladderScan bladder volume instrument product line and confirming their commitment to provide innovative and practical infection control solutions to acute care facilities.
Urinary catheter-related UTIs are estimated to total over 561,000 per year and account for over 40% of all nosocomial infections. According to a recent national study in the American Journal of Medicine, these UTIs, the most common hospital-acquired infection, cost the health care system between $424 million to $451 million annually.
Vaccines are a staple of modern health care. Though each one is complex, the idea behind them is simple: immunity is achieved through exposure to a weak or fragmented bug. The bug rouses the immune system, which, in turn, defeats the invader and fortifies itself in preparation for a later, more vigorous assault.
Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak is one of the only health care facilities in the United States using a 12-station hip simulator to measure wear and tear on total joint replacement devices.
Low doses of the toxic gas responsible for the unpleasant odor of rotten eggs can safely and reversibly depress both metabolism and aspects of cardiovascular function in mice, producing a suspended-animation-like state.
Investigators have revealed the hidden properties of an on-off switch that governs cell growth.
With the population aging and rates of hypertension and diabetes higher than ever, there is a growing importance to understand how the kidney works to repair itself in order to guide the development of much needed future therapies
TraumaCure's ground- breaking product, WoundStat, is the most effective wound treatment available to stop severe bleeding - the number one cause of death for soldiers in battle.
One of the most intensive pursuits in medical science is the hunt for ways to control the formation of new blood vessels. This process of angiogenesis has been called the common denominator of disease because of its influence on many different conditions, from cancer to heart disease to tissue injury and degeneration. Millions of patients stand to benefit from angiogenic therapies.
Valor Medical's first human implant of Neucrylate AN for treatment of cerebral aneurysms was performed by Dr. Sean Pakbaz at the University of Tehran.
AHP announced a voluntary recall of 1,421 units of 10000 USP units/ml heparin sodium injection 1ml vials as part of the broader February 29, 2008 recall of Heparin products made by Baxter Healthcare Corporation.
The standard treatment to treat graft-versus-host disease after bone marrow or cord blood transplant is intravenous steroids that alter the immune response.
Researchers have discovered a way to control the growth rate of replacement tissue and the formation of new blood vessels.
APHA is concerned that the allowed levels of ozone pollution still fall far short of the requirements of the Clean Air Act.
Using imaging to visualize areas lacking blood flow and deliver drugs via catheter, interventional radiologists are reopening recently frozen, clotted arteries with clot-busting and anti-spasmodic drugs.
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