Surgery

Lateral extra-articular tenodesis reduces hamstring autograft

The addition of lateral extra-articular tenodesis to a hamstring autograft in knee surgery in young active patients significantly reduces graft failure and persistent anterolateral rotatory laxity at two years post operatively. ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Detecting and treating dnDSA early preserves allograft function

Development of de novo donor-specific antibodies (dnDSA) is known to cause graft failure. Therefore, a protocol aimed at prospective monitoring and treating dnDSA—before it can cause graft damage—was developed for kidney ...

Medical research

Researchers find reason why many vein grafts fail

(Medical Xpress)—National Institutes of Health researchers have identified a biological pathway that contributes to the high rate of vein graft failure following bypass surgery. Using mouse models of bypass surgery, they ...

Cardiology

Clot-busting drug as effective as angioplasty

A clot-busting therapy may benefit some heart attack patients who cannot have immediate angioplasty, according to research presented today at the American College of Cardiology's 62nd Annual Scientific Session.

Cardiology

Off-pump bypass better for high-risk patients

Bypass surgery done without a heart-lung machine, known as off-pump, may provide better post-operative outcomes than on-pump bypass surgery for high-risk patients, according to research presented today at the American College ...

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