Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Liver surgery success boosted by growth hormone

Growth hormone has been identified as playing a key role in reducing inflammation and increasing survival rates following liver surgery.

Surgery

Kidney transplants from, to extreme elderly feasible in ESRD

(HealthDay)—Kidney transplantation among elderly people with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) can be successful, allowing them to live dialysis-free, according to a study recently published in Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation.

Medical research

Researchers successfully repair stroke-damaged rat brains

Researchers at Lund University in Sweden have succeeded in restoring mobility and sensation of touch in stroke-afflicted rats by reprogramming human skin cells to become nerve cells, which were then transplanted into the ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Model shows hep C-infected kidney transplants beneficial, cost-effective

(HealthDay)—Transplanting hepatitis C virus (HCV)-infected kidneys into uninfected recipients and then treating patients with antiviral therapy leads to a higher quality of life and is less costly than waiting for transplantation ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Cancer treatment during the COVID-19 pandemic

For patients currently undergoing treatment for cancer, the possibility of contracting the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is particularly scary. Some of the treatments and medications used to fight cancer can leave patients ...

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