New pancreatic repair mechanism found
A study, published inPLoS Genetics, demonstrates that a novel mechanism involving the Wt1 gene is essential for normal pancreas function and repair.Medical Xpress
The objective of this project is to design a wireless motion controlled dual six axis robotic arms with rover using motion technology. This robot can be used in national defense system, for border surveillance, repair works in critical areas, mine detection and diffusing. In this work concluded, the robot is designed and assembled in such a way that all the operations can be carried out by using only hand motions along with push buttons.
ConclusionsVariable surgical strategies are used in the management of PA/VSD/MAPCAs. Most teams report a repair rate of 70% to 80% and a mortality rate lower than 10%. Standardization in data reporting is necessary to better compare the existing strategies.Visual Abstract
ConclusionsThe Society of Thoracic Surgeons Congenital Heart Surgery Database Mortality Risk Model has been augmented by addition of covariates representing individual CAs, Ss, and NCAAs.
Publication date: August 2019Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery, Volume 108, Issue 2Author(s): Thomas Modine, Pavel Overtchouk
ConclusionsThe use of physician-modified thoracic stent grafts for the treatment of dissecting aortic arch aneurysm after surgical treatment of acute type A dissection is feasible and effective. Durability concerns will need to be assessed in future studies.Visual Abstract
Publication date: Available online 20 July 2019Source: The Annals of Thoracic SurgeryAuthor(s): Yas Sanaiha, Behdad Kavianpour, Peter Downey, Raveendra Morchi, Richard J. Shemin, Peyman BenharashAbstractBackgroundIn the current era of value based healthcare delivery, an understanding of patient populations at greatest risk for mortality, complications, and readmissions after Thoracic Endovascular Aortic Repair (TEVAR) is warranted. Thus, the present study aimed to evaluate outcomes after TEVAR for patients with varying degrees of renal dysfunction.MethodsAll patients who underwent TEVAR from 2010-2015 in the NRD were ident...
ConclusionsIn our experience, this approach is a reliable platform for a variety of MICS procedures and has resulted in low complication rates. The technique can be applied safely to both paediatric and adult population. Also, it is very cost effective as regular instruments and cannulas are used.
CONCLUSIONS These findings support a role for BOK in CdCl₂-induced DNA damage and cell death. PMID: 31323016 [PubMed - in process]
Abstract Predictive biomarkers are revolutionizing decisions about colon cancer treatment. Knowing which biomarkers are altered provides valuable information about which treatment may be more effective. DNA mismatch repair and microsatellite instability testing may also identify families that could benefit from further genetic evaluation to determine if there is hereditary risk for colon cancer. Nurses need to be able to explain what these biomarkers mean and how they affect treatment decisions, as well as recommend genetic counseling and testing for hereditary risk when appropriate. PMID: 31322618 [PubMed - in process]
Publication date: Available online 20 July 2019Source: The Veterinary JournalAuthor(s): N.M. Korthagen, H. Brommer, G. Hermsen, S.G.M. Plomp, G. Melsom, K. Coeleveld, S.C. Mastbergen, H. Weinans, W. van Buul, P.R. van WeerenAbstractCartilage repair remains a major challenge and treatment of (osteo)chondral defects generally results in poor quality fibrous repair tissue. Our approach aims to address some of the major biomechanical issues encountered in scaffold-based cartilage repair, such as insufficient stiffness of the scaffolds, step formation at the interface with the native tissue and inadequate integration with the o...