Types of Transplants

A short article about transplants

Multidetector CT: Non-Invasive Alternative to Bronchoscopy in Patients with Airway Stent Complications

Multidetector CT scans are highly accurate in detecting airway stent complications according to a recent study performed at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School in Boston, MA.

Silver nanoparticles show ???immense potential??? in prevention of blood clots

Scientists are reporting discovery of a potential new alternative to aspirin, ReoPro, and other anti-platelet agents used widely to prevent blood clots in coronary artery disease, heart attack and stroke.

Oh rats! New wireless sensor first for instant monitoring of brain oxygen

Scientists in Italy and Ireland are reporting development of the first wireless sensor that gives second-by-second readings of oxygen levels in the brain.

Phytosomes: A Short Review

This article reviews the current status of phytosomal research and its potential application in hepatoprotective and antihepatotoxic activity.

Noninvasive Test Accurately Identifies Benign vs. Malignant Pelvic Lymph Nodes in Women with Gynecologic Malignancies

Diffusion weighted MR can accurately identify benign from malignant pelvic lymph nodes in patients with gynecologic malignancy

Long-forgotten research may yield new malaria treatments

An unlikely friendship between a 94-year-old retired scientist and a biochemist at Rutgers University has lead to the revival of a World War II-era research program to develop new drugs against malaria

MRI: Imaging Technique of Choice to Exam Pregnant Patients with Possible Appendicitis

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) gives physicians a safe and accurate tool for the diagnosis of appendicitis in pregnant patients without the increased risks of radiation to the patient and fetus

Computer Based Model Helps Radiologists Diagnose Breast Cancer

Radiologists have developed a computer based model that aids them in discriminating between benign and malignant breast lesions

Smokers might benefit from earlier colon cancer screening

Research also links secondhand smoke exposure, younger age at diagnosis

New Computer Algorithm Helps Physicians Determine and Monitor Breast Density: Increased Breast Density is a Strong Predictor of Overall Breast Cancer Risk

A new computerized assessment has been developed that can help physicians objectively assess a patient???s breast density and monitor it over time to detect any alarming changes that may suggest cancer

Yale test detects early stage ovarian cancer with 99 percent accuracy

Researchers at Yale School of Medicine have developed a blood test with enough sensitivity and specificity to detect early stage ovarian cancer with 99 percent accuracy.

Early-Stage Lung Cancer Identified Using Computer-Aided System Dramatically Increases One???s Chance for Survival

A computer-aided detection (CAD) method may help radiologists identify cancerous lung nodules at an early stage, according to a study performed at the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore, MD.

Doctors will soon be able to feel organs via a display screen

With the aid of computerized image analysis, it may be possible in the future for radiologists to feel images with the help of a three-dimensional mouse.

Radiation Dose Can Be Reduced For ???Triple Rule-Out??? Coronary CT Angiography

Physicians can dramatically reduce the radiation dose delivered to patients undergoing coronary CT angiography in a ???triple rule-out??? protocol by simply using tube current modulation

Evolution and medicine: the long reach of "Dr. Darwin"

Our aim in this review is to make clear first of all, how evolutionary theory is relevant to medicine; and secondly, how the biomedical sciences have enriched our understanding of evolutionary processes.

MR Spectroscopy May Help Patients Avoid Invasive Procedures and Treatments for Recurrent Brain Lesions

A clinical decision model which uses MR spectroscopy to help physicians differentiate between recurrent tumors and changes in the brain tissue due to radiation treatments, may help patients avoid invasive procedures and treatments

Research may unlock mystery of autism's origin in the brain

In the first study of its kind, researchers have discovered that in autistic individuals, connections between brain cells may be deficient within single regions, and not just between regions, as was previously believed.

Researchers Develop New and Efficient Breast Biopsy Technique

Researchers have developed a new breast biopsy technique that could lead to decreased procedure times and reduced patient discomfort and morbidity

A potential new imaging agent for early diagnosis of most serious skin cancer

Scientists in Australia are reporting development and testing in laboratory animals of a potential new material for diagnosing malignant melanoma, the most serious form of skin cancer.