Scientists at the Forsyth have gained new insight on how Tuberculosis (TB) remains a global epidemic. Although drugs have been available to fight TB for 50 years, the disease still infects nearly 2.2 billion people worldwide ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Jan 30, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
In what doctors Tuesday said was a medical first, an Argentine woman with a transplanted heart gave birth to a baby girl following an in vitro fertilization.
Obstetrics & gynaecology Jan 29, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
(HealthDay)—Lungs of heavy smokers can be donated safely for use in adult double-lung transplants, a new study contends.
Surgery Jan 29, 2013 | not rated yet | 0 |
A U.S. soldier who lost all four limbs in a roadside bombing in Iraq says he's looking forward to driving and swimming with new arms after undergoing a double-arm transplant.
Surgery Jan 29, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
One year after his last treatment, a six-year-old boy with recurrent neuroblastoma is in complete remission for his high-risk metastatic cancer. Doctors reported this case study in the January 2013 issue of Pediatrics, the jo ...
Cancer Jan 29, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
The first U.S. soldier to survive after losing all four limbs in the Iraq war has received a double-arm transplant.
Surgery Jan 28, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
Minimally invasive islet transplantation for patients with type 1 diabetes achieves insulin independence and reverses the progression of atherosclerosis in the first few years after transplant, according to a University of ...
Diabetes Jan 28, 2013 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
Women taking the immunosuppressant tacrolimus can rest assured that breast feeding will not elevate their babies' exposure to the drug, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Clinical Journal of the Am ...
Medications Jan 24, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
(HealthDay)—The proportion of livers not used for transplantation is increasing, with the primary causes being donation after cardiac death (DCD), older donor age, greater body mass index (BMI), and increasing ...
Other Jan 22, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
(HealthDay)—Octaplas has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to augment insufficient clotting proteins that could otherwise lead to excessive bleeding or excessive clotting.
Medications Jan 17, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
Many people who suffer from chronic kidney disease progressively lose their kidney function over time and eventually develop a condition called end-stage renal disease – the complete failure of the kidneys – placing them ...
Cardiology Jan 17, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
In recent weeks the intensive critical care units at University Health Network's Toronto General Hospital have used Extra Corporeal Lung Support (ECLS) to support five influenza (flu) patients in their recovery from severe ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Jan 17, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
Scientists at Singapore Eye Research Institute and A*STAR's Genome Institute of Singapore have succeeded in identifying genes for central corneal thickness that may cause potentially blinding eye conditions. These eye conditions ...
Genetics Jan 16, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
The University of Michigan Cardiovascular Center and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center will gain a new partner as it commences its study of earlier device use for patients with congestive heart failure.
Cardiology Jan 15, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
In a research review article published in the American Journal of Nephrology, Saint Louis University investigators examined data from multiple studies to better understand how obesity, an epidemic in the U.S., impacts kidney ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Jan 14, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0