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Bacteria, Dr. Mark Wylam, Heart Transplant, Infection, Lung Transplant, Medical Research, Minnesota News Releases, Mycoplasma hominis, Transplant

Researchers Find Link Between Donor, Bacterial Infection in Heart, Lung Transplant Recipients

Researchers at Mayo Clinic have identified a possible cause for a rare infection in heart and lung transplant recipients: the donor. The way in which heart and lung transplant recipients acquired a specific species of bacteria, Mycoplasma hominis, had been previously undefined, and the bacterium was difficult to test. Originally, this bacterium was considered to reside exclusively in, and be a potential pathogen of, the area of the reproductive and urinary organs – the genitourinary tract.

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American College Of Surgeons, Committee on Trauma, Zero Preventable Deaths, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department Of Defense, National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine , National Institutes of Health, Trauma, trauma awareness month

American College of Surgeons Supports Developing a National Trauma Action Plan

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As Trauma Awareness Month progresses throughout May, the ACS Committee on Trauma today again voiced its strong support for implementing a National Trauma Action Plan to close the gaps in trauma care in the United States.

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Cancer, Thyroid Cancer, Surgery, Surgical Complications, cancer surgery, Thyroid Surgery

Complications From Thyroid Cancer Surgery More Common Than Believed, Study Finds

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As thyroid cancer rates rise, more people are having surgery to remove all or part of their thyroid. A new study suggests complications from these procedures are more common than previously believed.

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Prostate Cancer, Prostatectomy, metastatic prostate cancer, cytoreductive prostatectomy, Rutgers University, New Jersey

Interim Analysis Shows Surgery to Remove the Prostate and Prostate Cancer That Has Spread Is Safe and Feasible

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An interim analysis of a phase I clinical trial examining a surgical procedure to remove the prostate and prostate cancer in men whose disease has spread (metastatic) shows the operation is safe and feasible in carefully selected patients.

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Bone Marrow Transplantation, B cell immune reconstitution, impairment of antibody immune reconstitution

New Finding Affecting Immune Reconstitution Related to B Cells

Researchers examined the mechanisms of B cell immune reconstitution in pediatric patients who had undergone bone marrow transplantation and discovered a disruption in the maturation of B cells – critical to the immune system – preventing the production of antibodies that fight infection.

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Neurosurgery, MR-guided focused ultrasound, Essential Tremor, InSightec

Pennsylvania Hospital Neurosurgeons Perform the First High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound Treatment for Essential Tremor in Pennsylvania

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John Lukens recently became the first patient in Pennsylvania to receive MR-guided Focused Ultrasound Treatment (MRgFUS) for Essential Tremor (ET). At age 61, Lukens has suffered with bilateral Essential Tremor for roughly 10 years – a condition which left him with such significant shaking in his hands and arms that eating, shaving, and even writing with his dominant hand was very difficult. Now two weeks after the procedure, Lukens, who lives in Plymouth Meeting, Pa., says he’s tremor-free in his right hand.

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Heart Disease, Aortic Stenosis, Cardiovascular Disease, Transcather aortic valve implantation, transcather valve replacement, transcatheter aortic heart valve, transcatheter aortic valve replacement, TAVR, Mitral Valve Disease, mitral valve replacement

TVT 2017 Agenda Now Available

The agenda for the TVT (Transcatheter Valve Therapies) is now available online: http://www.crf.org/tvt/the-conference/agenda. TVT 2017 is a practical three-day course featuring the latest research and state-of-the-art techniques for transcatheter aortic and mitral valve therapies. For 10 years, TVT has provided healthcare professionals with the latest advances, tools, and techniques for the treatment of valvular heart disease using nonsurgical procedures.

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Hepatology, Liver Disease, Non Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease, Nafld, Pediatrics, Radiology, Imaging and Diagnostics, Transplantation, Liver Transplantation

MAGNET Study Sees Potential for MRE in Measuring Liver Fibrosis in Children

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Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine, with collaborators across the nation, have determined that magnetic resonance elastography (MRE) can be an accurate, non-invasive tool to identify liver fibrosis in children. Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is now the most common cause of chronic liver disease in children, and scarring of the liver, known as fibrosis, is a major determinant of clinical outcomes.

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MICA, microphthalmia/ anophthalmia, pediatric eye health, Pediatric Health, eye implant, pediatric implant, Child Health, Eye Research

3D-Printed Implant Helps Children Born with Small or Missing Eyes

A new, personalized and noninvasive treatment using 3-D printed implants has been developed to help children born with abnormally small or missing eyes (microphthalmia/ anophthalmia, or MICA). The research is being presented at the 2017 Annual Meeting of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) this week in Baltimore, Md.

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atrail fibrillation , Afib, Cardiology, Pulmonary vein isolation

Laser, Video Technology Combine in New Atrial Fibrillation Treatment

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The University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System is the first hospital in the Midwest to offer an improved minimally invasive treatment for atrial fibrillation, also called AF or AFib.







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