New Does Not Always Mean Better: Isolated Limb Perfusion Still Has a Role in the Management of In-Transit Melanoma Metastases
In the recent era of effective systemic therapies for melanoma, the provocative question of whether isolated limb perfusion still plays a role in the treatment of patients with in-transit melanoma metastases is timely and relevant. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - December 15, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Igor Puzanov, MD, MSci Joseph Skitzki, MD Tags: Melanoma Oncology Journal Source Type: news

Relation between brain temperature and white matter damage in subacute carbon monoxide poisoning - Fujiwara S, Yoshioka Y, Matsuda T, Nishimoto H, Ogawa A, Ogasawara K, Beppu T.
In the previous studies, carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning showed an imbalance between cerebral perfusion and metabolism in the acute phase and the brain temperature (BT) in these patients remained abnormally high from the acute to the subacute phase. As obse... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 10, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Brain Blood Flow Abnormally Low in Marijuana Smokers Brain Blood Flow Abnormally Low in Marijuana Smokers
Researchers found reduced global cerebral perfusion in marijuana users, with the hippocampus, a key target of Alzheimer ' s pathology, the most affected region, researchers report.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 9, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Longer Preservation Time Doesn't Harm Lungs for Transplant Longer Preservation Time Doesn't Harm Lungs for Transplant
Extending overall preservation time via ex-vivo lung perfusion (EVLP) appears to have no negative impact on short-term outcomes of lung transplantation, according to Canadian and Swiss investigators.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - November 29, 2016 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Transplantation News Source Type: news

New Technique Keeps Donor Lungs Viable Longer: Study
FRIDAY, Nov. 18, 2016 -- A technique that allows lungs destined for transplants to be preserved longer works well, a new Canadian study finds. The strategy, called ex-vivo lung perfusion (EVLP), allows preservation of lungs for up to 12 hours,... (Source: - Daily MedNews)
Source: - Daily MedNews - November 18, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news