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Houston Methodist Hospital Announces First Implant of New FDA-Approved Stent Graft to Treat Peripheral Arterial Disease

A new stent opens up iliac arteries, the three arteries that run from the end of the aorta down to the pelvis and legs. When these arteries are clogged it can cause a whole host of problems.

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2017 International Vasculitis Foundation Symposium Set for June 23–25 at Chicago Marriott O’Hare in Chicago, Illinois

The Vasculitis Foundation announced today that the 2017 International Vasculitis Symposium will take place from Friday, June 23 to Sunday, June 25 at the Chicago Marriott O’Hare in Chicago, Illinois.

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New Treatment Guides from NCCN Help Patients with Waldenström’s Macroglobulinemia Make Informed Care Decisions

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NCCN has published the NCCN Guidelines for Patients® and NCCN Quick Guide™ sheet for Waldenström’s Macroglobulinemia—a rare, but manageable type of Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.

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Physiology, Gastrointestional Physiology, Microbiota, Microbiome, Genomics, Hypertension, High Blood Pressure

Researchers Find Unhealthy Gut Microbes a Cause of Hypertension

Researchers have found that the microorganisms residing in the intestines (microbiota) play a role in the development of high blood pressure in rats. The study is published in Physiological Genomics. It was chosen as an APS select article for February.

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First National Study on Optimal Treatment for Blood Loss After Heart Surgery Launches

The Peter Munk Cardiac Centre at Toronto General Hospital today announced the launch of the FIBrinogen REplenishment in Surgery (FIBRES) study in acquired fibrinogen deficiency.

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UT Southwestern Researchers Urge Use of Evidence-Based Medicine to Avoid Overtreatment of Type 2 Diabetes

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UT Southwestern Medical Center research supports an evidence-based medicine (EBM) approach that embraces individualized care to prevent overtreatment, specifically for patients with type 2 diabetes.

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White Blood Cells Get Pushy to Reach Infection

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How do white blood cells - the immune cells that race to the sites of infection and inflammation - actually get to their targets? The research of Prof. Ronen Alon has revealed that the white blood cells actually force their way through the blood vessel walls to reach the infection, creating large holes.

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Clue to How Cancer Cells Spread

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In a second human case, a Yale-led research team has found that a melanoma cell and a white blood cell can fuse to form a hybrid with the ability to metastasize. The finding provides further insight into how melanoma and other cancers spread from solid tumors with implications for future treatment.

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The Medical Minute: Giving Back Through Blood Donation

Donating blood is a tangible way to help people who are struggling with serious health conditions, yet many people may not think about it or make time for it.

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New Peptide Could Improve Treatment for Vision-Threatening Disease

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Johns Hopkins researchers report that a new peptide holds promise for improving treatment for degenerative retinal diseases, such as age-related macular degeneration, diabetic macular edema and diabetic retinopathy. These vascular diseases often result in central vision loss as blood vessels grow into tissues at the back of the eye, where such growth should not occur.







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