Archive for the ‘surgery’ Category

Can Stem Cells Repair a Damaged Heart?

Heart attacks and congestive heart failure remain among the Nation’s most prominent health challenges despite many breakthroughs in cardiovascular medicine. In fact, despite successful approaches to prevent or limit cardiovascular disease, the restoration of function to the damaged heart remains a formidable challenge. Recent research is providing early evidence that adult and embryonic stem cells [...]

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Antibiotic Breakthrough

Since their invention during the last century, antibiotics have revolutionised healthcare. However, excessive use, over-prescription and the emergence of antibiotic-resistant infections means antibiotics being likened to a lit window in the night that flashes open for just a moment before it shuts again, according to Dr Robert Masterton, executive medical director and consultant microbiologist at [...]

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Placenta Previa

Placenta previa is an obstetric complication that occurs in the second and third trimesters of pregnancy. It may cause serious morbidity and mortality to both the fetus and the mother. It is one of the leading causes of vaginal bleeding in the second and third trimesters. Placenta previa. [ CLOSE WINDOW ] Placenta previa. Placenta [...]

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Pneumothorax

What is a pneumothorax? A pneumothorax is a collection of free air in the chest outside the lung that causes the lung to collapse. What are the types of pneumothorax? A spontaneous pneumothorax, also referred to as a primary pneumothorax, occurs in the absence of a traumatic injury to the chest or a known lung [...]

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