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Renal cooling beneficial in robotic kidney transplants

Surgeons in India and Detroit recently collaborated to perform kidney transplants on 50 patients using a new technique that involves using a robot to assist with the procedure and cooling the organ throughout the procedure using sterile ice. Mani Menon, M.D., the chair...

source: By Trina McMillin
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Society leaders meeting with Massachusetts Congressman Jim McGovern (D-MA) Earlier this week AST...

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The REVEAL model for pulmonary arterial hypertension uses 19 predictors to calculate a 1-year survival probability and can be repeated over time. It is currently unclear which of the 19 variables are...

source: The Journal of Heart and Lung transplantation (login required)

Transplantation of hearts has seen a new technology in which the scientists are trying to build a 3-D human heart using a person’s own cells. Of course, according to the scientists it is a very ambitious project. Completion could take over a decade as it is very complex,...

source: News on Wellness

A series of previous studies suggested that the neuronal differentiation rate of bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells during the in vitro culture reached 78-92 percent, but their in vivo transplantation efficiency, and survival...

source: News-Medical

Pre-liver transplant (LTx) hyponatremia does not affect post-LTx survival, but hypernatremia is a significant risk factor for post-LTx mortality, according to a study published online Feb. 25, in Liver Transplantation. Michael D. Leise, M.D., from the Mayo Clinic in Rochester,...

source: HealthDay News via Doctors Lounge

Frailty is recognized as a major prognostic indicator in heart failure. There has been interest in understanding whether pre-operative frailty is associated with worse outcomes after implantation of a left ventricular...

source: The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation (login required)

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