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New technology to manipulate cells could help treat Parkinson's, arthritis, other diseases

(Northwestern University) A groundbreaking advancement in materials from Northwestern University could potentially help patients requiring stem cell therapies for spinal cord injuries, stroke, Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease, arthritic joints or any other condition requiring tissue regeneration, according to a new study.
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

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Authors: Salghetti F, Sieira J, Chierchia GB, Curnis A, de Asmundis C Abstract INTRODUCTION: The transseptal puncture (TSP) enables access to the left heart, through the fossa ovalis (FO), both in electrophysiology and in cardiac interventional procedures. TSP is usually safe in experienced hands. Sometimes TSP can be technically demanding and carries the risk of severe complications in approximately 1%. While performing a TSP, every effort should be taken in order to avoid complications. In the event of complications, prompt recognition and reaction are essential and a combined "heart-team" management ma...
Source: Expert Review of Cardiovascular Therapy - Category: Cardiology Tags: Expert Rev Cardiovasc Ther Source Type: research
In this study, we thus examined whether MHB in the incubator water bath affects cell viability or genome-wide gene expression in mouse embryonic stem cells under control conditions [using only dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO) in the culture medium] and under chemical-treated conditions using benzene and chloroform; conditions that simulate a cell-based toxicity assay. We found that (i) MHB significantly altered cell growth rate, and (ii) MHB affected gene expression levels related to pathways that modulate cell growth and basic molecular processes, not only under control conditions but also the chemical-treated conditions. Furthe...
Source: Drug Discoveries and Therapeutics - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Drug Discov Ther Source Type: research
Conclusions: High SBP in the first 24 h after recanalization of acute anterior cerebral vessel occlusions is associated with unfavorable functional outcome. Interventional studies are needed to determine the role of SBP management as a modifiable parameter in the early phase after successful EVT.Cerebrovasc Dis 2017;45:18 –25
Source: Cerebrovascular Diseases - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
Conclusion: For patients with anterior TO undergoing MT with concomitant CAS the presence of CCS #x3e;50% is an independent predictor of poor clinical outcome. This most likely cause is due to poorer collateral flow to the affected tissue.Cerebrovasc Dis 2017;45:10 –17
Source: Cerebrovascular Diseases - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
Conclusions: This meta-analysis provides evidence that AKI is a common complication following both AIS and ICH and it is associated with increased mortality following AIS but not ICH. This highlights the need for early assessment of renal function in the acute phase of AIS, in particular, and avoidance of factors than may induce AKI in vulnerable patients.Cerebrovasc Dis 2017;45:1 –9
Source: Cerebrovascular Diseases - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
Guide to making heritage more dementia-friendly launched with support of Alzheimer ’s Society Ambassador Sir Tony Robinson.
Source: Alzheimers Society - Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news
Conclusion: This article provides physiotherapists with a resource to enable evidence-informed, effective use of NMES for PT practice. PMID: 29162949 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Physiotherapy Canada - Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Tags: Physiother Can Source Type: research
This descriptive cross-sectional study aimed to determine the impact of parental depression level on children's quality of life after haematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT).
Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: We observed a quite high rate of masked uncontrolled hypertension and of white coat hypertension in stage 3-5ND CKD patients. Office BP measurement, as a single tool, is an inadequate diagnostic procedure in the clinical management of CKD patients. HBPM should be routinely implemented for identifying hypertensive phenotypes and then for avoiding misdiagnosis and mistreatment of pre-dialysis CKD patients in a tertiary care setting. PMID: 29164841 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Panminerva Medica - Category: General Medicine Tags: Panminerva Med Source Type: research
Neil Ferguson was a sporty 13-year-old when a stroke left him suffering from paralysis and speech problems.
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
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