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The world's first human head transplant: could it happen in the next 2 years?

In 2013, MNT reported on Italian neurosurgeon Dr. Sergio Canavero's bid to conduct the first ever human head transplant. Now, we report on an updated proposal for the procedure.  
medicalnewstoday.com
over 4 years ago
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PET/MR can effectively diagnose cause of unclear foot pain

A single scan could diagnose the cause of foot pain better and with less radiation exposure to the patient than other methods, according to a study in the March 2015 issue of The Journal of...  
medicalnewstoday.com
over 4 years ago
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Changes in surgery methods significantly reduces antibiotic resistance

A new study shows how changing working methods in surgery can significantly reduce bacterial resistance to antibiotics, while maintaining protection against infection and reducing costs by up...  
medicalnewstoday.com
over 4 years ago
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New ALS gene and signaling pathways identified

Findings point to potential therapeutic targetsUsing advanced DNA sequencing methods, researchers have identified a new gene that is associated with sporadic...  
medicalnewstoday.com
over 4 years ago
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Community nurses urged to highlight dangers of female genital mutilation

In their trusted professional capacity, community nurses are well placed to develop effective collaboration with patients and families to tackle the harmful and illegal procedure of female...  
medicalnewstoday.com
over 4 years ago
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Novel therapy to treat patients with hereditary breast cancer and ovarian cancer

EU and US have approved accelerated procedure to market promising new treatment with few side effectsEuropean scientists recently discovered a novel therapy to treat...  
medicalnewstoday.com
over 4 years ago
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Medtronic CoreValve system receives FDA approval for transcatheter valve-in-valve procedures

Medtronic plc has announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of the CoreValve® System for valve-in-valve (VIV) procedures in patients whose surgical aortic heart valves...  
medicalnewstoday.com
over 4 years ago
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FDA approves blood pump system to help patients maintain stable heart function during certain high-risk cardiac procedures

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the Impella 2.5 System, a miniature blood pump system intended to help certain patients maintain stable heart function and circulation during...  
medicalnewstoday.com
over 4 years ago
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Austrian men receive robotic prosthetic hands in world first

For the first time ever, three men from Austria have undergone a groundbreaking procedure that enables them to control robotic prosthetic hands controlled by their minds.  
medicalnewstoday.com
over 4 years ago
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Protecting heart surgery patients' kidney health with high-dose statin

Acute kidney injury often arises after major surgery because the kidneys can be deprived of normal blood flow during the procedure.  
medicalnewstoday.com
over 4 years ago
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Researchers find new therapy benefits stroke patients

Canadian researchers have completed an international randomized controlled trial showing that a clot retrieval procedure, known as endovascular treatment (ET), can dramatically improve patient...  
medicalnewstoday.com
over 4 years ago
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Minimally invasive clip can repair mitral valve regurgitation

A minimally invasive procedure to repair severe mitral valve regurgitation by clipping together the valve's leaflets can improve function and quality of life and reduce the risk of...  
medicalnewstoday.com
over 4 years ago
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Are current water treatment methods sufficient to remove harmful engineered nanoparticles?

The increased use of engineered nanoparticles (ENMs) in commercial and industrial applications is raising concern over the environmental and health effects of nanoparticles released into the...  
medicalnewstoday.com
over 4 years ago
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Engineered nanoparticles may get past current water treatment methods, says study

A new study raises concerns that current water treatment methods may not adequately remove engineered nanoparticles that are increasing in production and use.  
medicalnewstoday.com
over 4 years ago
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Lifestyle Interventions: The Best Medicine You're Not Using

Dr Chris Labos asks why physicians are more likely to prescribe a pill or procedure than lifestyle changes.  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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3D Printing in Cardiovascular Medicine

Printing a functional beating heart may be a ways off, but 3D printed models of hearts, valves, and other anatomy are currently used to plan surgical and interventional procedures.  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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The Blakemore Tube

Enter the Sengstaken-Blakemore Tube, basically a last ditch effort for balloon tamponade.  This procedure is not a common one given the prevalence and efficacy of endoscopy, but when you're all out of options it's either this or a body bag.  
emcurious.com
over 4 years ago
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Transvenous Pacemaker Placement - Part 1: The Walkthrough

If you are interested in seeing the placement of a Transvenous Pacemaker after reading this post check out Part 2 (Procedural Slide Set) and Part 3 (the first person view of the procedure) Reasons to Pace in the First Place Hemodynamically unstable+ 1. Sinus Bradycardia - seen in 17% of acute MI patients (especially inferior or anterior wall MI) [1,2] 2. AV Block - may be due to ischemia (15-19% of all Acute MI) [2,3] 3. Drug Overdose - with the goal of maintaining adequate hemodynamics while your medical therapy/dialysis has an opportunity to work.  
tamingthesru.com
over 4 years ago
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Distal Radius Fractures: Reducing the Confusion - Emergency Physicians Monthly

Simple interventions for common fractures, such as distal radius fractures, should be within the bread and butter skill set of all emergency physicians. For those practicing in resource-limited environments there is no choice. Distal radius fractures should not be intimidating. Campared with the complexity of other procedures in emergency medicine, reductions are hard to screw up.  
epmonthly.com
over 4 years ago
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Abscess, “Answers”

1.) Do you routinely pack abscesses after I & D? If so, what is your endpoint (i.e., when do you stop re-packing, and when do you stop ED follow-up)? Incision and drainage remains the cornerstone of therapy for simple cutaneous abscesses. The procedure entails administering analgesia/anesthesia, incising the abscess, probing to break up loculations, and…  
emlyceum.com
over 4 years ago