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Self-sustaining, bioengineered blood vessels could replace damaged vessels in patients
A research team has bioengineered blood vessels that safely and effectively integrated into the native circulatory systems of 60 patients with end-stage kidney failure over a four-year phase 2 clinical trial. (2019-03-27)
Aspirin to fight an expensive global killer infection
Tuberculosis is far from eradicated around the world and still infects more than 1,400 people per year in Australia. (2019-03-25)
Mayo Clinic researchers identify potential new therapy for liver diseases
Drug therapy may effectively treat a potentially life-threatening condition associated with cirrhosis and other chronic liver diseases, according to a new study by Mayo Clinic researchers. (2019-03-22)
Antibodies stabilize plaque in arteries
Researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden have found that type IgG antibodies play an unexpected role in atherosclerosis. (2019-03-21)
Study gives new perspective on production of blood cells and immune cells
A new study provides a thorough accounting of blood cell production from hematopoietic stem cells. (2019-03-21)
Novel heart pump shows superior outcomes in advanced heart failure
Severely ill patients with advanced heart failure who received a novel heart pump -- the HeartMate 3 left ventricular assist device (LVAD) -- suffered significantly fewer strokes, pump-related blood clots and bleeding episodes after two years, compared with similar patients who received an older, more established pump, according to research presented at the American College of Cardiology's 68th Annual Scientific Session. (2019-03-18)
Apixaban plus P2Y12 inhibitor and no aspirin safest for patients with both AFib and ACS
Patients at high risk for heart attacks, strokes and blood clots who were treated with a novel blood thinner (apixaban) and an antiplatelet drug such as clopidogrel had a significantly lower risk of bleeding and being hospitalized compared with patients who received an older blood-thinning medication such as warfarin, according to research presented at the American College of Cardiology's 68th Annual Scientific Session. (2019-03-18)
Radial, femoral access for PCI found equal in terms of survival
Doctors can use either an artery in the arm (the radial approach) or in the groin (the femoral approach) to safely perform percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) on patients presenting with a heart attack, according to research presented at the American College of Cardiology's 68th Annual Scientific Session. (2019-03-18)
Cholesterol-lowering drugs guard against brain haemorrhages
The drugs statins, which are used to prevent cardiovascular diseases, also guard against brain haemorrhages. (2019-03-14)
Guardians of the synapse: Scientists identify a new role for nerve-supporting cells
Salk researchers have found, for the first time, that a blood-clotting protein can, unexpectedly, degrade nerves--and how nerve-supporting glial cells, including Schwann cells, provide protection. (2019-03-14)
Lower costs associated with late-preterm steroid therapy, NIH-funded analysis finds
An analysis of a previous study has found more evidence to support giving the steroid betamethasone to pregnant women at risk of late-preterm delivery (between 34 and 36 weeks of gestation), according to a network funded by the National Institutes of Health. (2019-03-12)
Blood holds key to liver regeneration
The liver is the only organ in the body that can regenerate. (2019-03-08)
Potential way to improve cancer surgery outcomes by managing nontraditional risk factors
In a study of 142 patients preparing for cancer surgery, Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers say they have evidence that psychological or social risk factors such as depression, limited resilience and lack of emergency resources along with standard medical risk factors such as high blood pressure or diabetes are linked with higher risks of surgical complications. (2019-03-08)
E-cigarettes linked to heart attacks, coronary artery disease and depression
Concerns about the addictive nature of e-cigarettes -- now used by an estimated 1 out of 20 Americans -- may only be part of the evolving public health story surrounding their use, according to data being presented at the American College of Cardiology's 68th Annual Scientific Session. (2019-03-07)
Potential new therapy for Crohn's, colitis identified
Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have found a compound that may treat inflammatory bowel disease without directly targeting inflammation. (2019-03-06)
Ultrasound for thrombosis prevention
Researchers established real-time ultrasonic monitoring of the blood's aggregate state using the in vitro blood flow model. (2019-03-06)
Professor Mary Schooling analyzes the relationship between testosterone and serious heart conditions
To explore whether there is a strong association between testosterone and the development of heart disease, CUNY SPH Professor Mary Schooling led a study using a technique called Mendelian randomization to analyze genetic variants that predict testosterone levels and their associations with blood clots, heart failure and heart attack in almost 400,000 men and women from a large genetic study and the UK Biobank study. (2019-03-06)
Plasma protein may hold promise for wound scaffolds
Researchers in Germany have employed a plasma protein found in blood to develop a new method for making wound-healing tissue scaffolds. (2019-03-04)
Study: More than one-third of patients risk major bleeding by doubling up on blood thinners
A new study finds patients were taking too many antithrombotics for no reason, leading to a significant increase in bleeding events. (2019-03-04)
Likelihood of tick bite to cause red meat allergy could be higher than previously thought
The original hypothesis was that humans developed the red meat allergy after being exposed to the alpha-gal protein through a tick that had fed previously on a small mammal. (2019-02-23)
The 'blue' in blueberries can help lower blood pressure
A new study published in the Journal of Gerontology Series A has found that eating 200g of blueberries every day for a month can lead to an improvement in blood vessel function and a decrease in systolic blood pressure in healthy people. (2019-02-20)
CASSINI Trial publishes data on preventing blood clots in cancer patients
The first clinical study investigating the use of the direct oral anticoagulant, rivaroxaban, to prevent blood clots in patients with cancer at high-risk published today in the New England Journal of Medicine. (2019-02-20)
Risks of shoulder replacement surgery higher than previously thought
The risks associated with shoulder replacement surgery for arthritic conditions are higher than previously estimated, particularly for people under 60 and over 85 years old, finds a study published by The BMJ today. (2019-02-20)
UBC researchers discover how blood vessels protect the brain during inflammation
Researchers from the University of British Columbia have discovered how blood vessels protect the brain during inflammation -- a finding that could lead to the development of new treatments for neurodegenerative diseases such as stroke, epilepsy and multiple sclerosis. (2019-02-20)
Hormone therapy may increase cardiovascular risk during gender transition
People receiving hormone therapy during gender transition had an elevated risk for cardiovascular events, such as strokes, blood clots and heart attacks. (2019-02-18)
Blood clot discovery could pave way for treatment of blood diseases
Scientists have discovered new ways in which the body regulates blood clots, in a discovery which could one day lead to the development of better treatments that could help prevent and treat conditions including heart diseases, stroke and vascular dementia. (2019-02-15)
Platelet 'decoys' outsmart both clots and cancer
What do heart disease, stroke, sepsis, and cancer have in common, aside from being deadly diseases? (2019-02-13)
Platelet doppelgängers tackle thrombosis and cancer metastasis
Anne-Laure Papa and colleagues have created decoys of platelets -- the body's clot-forming blood cells -- that prevented the formation of dangerous blood clots in vessels (or thrombosis) and combated cancer metastasis in preclinical models. (2019-02-13)
Researchers develop reversible antiplatelet therapy to fight clotting, cancer metastasis
A new reversible, drug-free antiplatelet therapy could reduce the risk of blood clots and potentially prevent cancer metastasis, according to a study published today in Science Translational Medicine. (2019-02-13)
Researchers closer to new Alzheimer's therapy with brain blood flow discovery
By discovering the culprit behind decreased blood flow in the brain of people with Alzheimer's, biomedical engineers at Cornell University have made possible promising new therapies for the disease. (2019-02-11)
Reversal agent decreases life-threatening bleeding
The blood thinner reversal agent - andexanet alfa -was effective at stopping acute major bleeding in patients taking factor Xa inhibitor blood thinners. (2019-02-07)
Minimally-invasive surgery for brain bleeds may not be better at restoring function than standard me
MISTIE III trial finds surgery for brain bleeding may not be better than medical treatment in restoring function but was better at reducing the risk of death. (2019-02-07)
Study links psoriasis treatment and improvement in heart artery disease
Researchers have found that treating psoriasis, a chronic inflammatory skin disease, with biologic drugs that target immune system activity can reduce the early plaque buildup that clogs arteries, restricts blood flow, and leads to heart attacks and stroke. (2019-02-05)
In vitro grafts increase blood flow in infarcted rat hearts
Advances in stem cell research offer hope for treatments that could help patients regrow heart muscle tissue after heart attacks, a key to patients achieving more complete recoveries. (2019-02-05)
Balloon-guided catheters provide better blood flow following stroke interventions
Patients who have experienced a stroke as a result of blockages of the arteries in the brain have better outcomes with the use of balloon-guided catheter surgery as compared to having a conventional guided catheter procedure. (2019-02-04)
Draining blood from bleeding stroke may prevent death
A minimally invasive surgery combining the use of a clot-busting drug and a catheter to drain blood from the brain of hemorrhagic stroke patients reduced swelling and improved patients' prognoses, according to preliminary research. (2019-01-30)
Layered cocktails inspire new form of male birth control
For decades, women have shouldered most of the burden of contraception. (2019-01-30)
Extremely high blood pressure in African-Americans is 5 times the national average
Extremely high blood pressure that leads to strokes, heart attacks and acute kidney damage, classified as hypertensive emergency, is five times higher in inner-city African-American patients than the national average, according to a recent study co-led by a Rutgers researcher. (2019-01-30)
Updated treatment guidelines for atrial fibrillation recommend a new class of blood thinners to help prevent stroke
Newer anticoagulants, known as non-vitamin K oral anticoagulants (NOACs), are recommended over the traditional warfarin to prevent stroke in people with atrial fibrillation (AFib). (2019-01-28)
Tachycardia in cancer patients may signal increased mortality risk
Cancer patients who experienced tachycardia within one year of cancer diagnosis had higher mortality rates up to 10 years after diagnosis of tachycardia, according to research presented at the American College of Cardiology's Advancing the Cardiovascular Care of the Oncology Patient conference. (2019-01-25)
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