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Women Fare Worse Than Men During Coronary Artery Bypass Graft

Women Fare Worse Than Men During Coronary Artery Bypass Graft

Women who undergo coronary artery bypass graft surgery fare worse than men and are likely to be sicker when they have the surgery. Dr. Scott Woods of Bethesda Family Practice in Cincinnati, Ohio, and colleagues analyzed data from 1,742 men and 3,582 women and compared outcomes of male and female patients undergoing coronary artery bypass…

Wound Closure Technique Affects Postoperative Infection Rate

Wound Closure Technique Affects Postoperative Infection Rate

Percutaneous suturing results in fewer superficial wound infections than does intracutaneous suturing after open-heart surgery, according to results of a randomized study comparing the two techniques. “Intracutaneous suture technique has been our standard method for closing sternal wounds in cardiac surgery, mainly for cosmetic reasons,” Dr. Ivar Risnes and fellow cardiac surgeons from Rikshospitalet in…

Wound Healing Types and Stages: An Online Review

Wound Healing Types and Stages: An Online Review

Wound Healing Types: Primary Healing – Occurring when a wound is closed within a few hours of its creation. Wound edges are surgically or mechanically approximated, and collagen metabolism provides long-term strength. Delayed Primary Healing – Occurs when a poorly delineated wound is left open to protect against wound infection. The open wound allows for…

X Technologies Wins U.S. Nod for Heart Device, Clearing the Way for Acquisition by Guidant

X Technologies Wins U.S. Nod for Heart Device, Clearing the Way for Acquisition by Guidant

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Privately held X Technologies Inc. has won U.S. marketing clearance for a new device, fulfilling the conditions necessary for the firm to be acquired by cardiovascular device giant Guidant Corp. under a deal announced earlier this year. X Technologies’ device is used to help clear stents that clog after being…

Advocacy Group Sues FDA, Claims Agency is Withholding Risks of Xenotransplantation

Advocacy Group Sues FDA, Claims Agency is Withholding Risks of Xenotransplantation

WASHINGTON (Reuters Health) – The Campaign for Responsible Transplantation (CRT) on Monday has asked a federal district court to compel the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to release records detailing the potential risks of xenotransplantation that CRT officials claim the agency has but is concealing. “We want the court to rule that the FDA…

Cloned Knockout Mini-pigs Hold Potential for Organ Xenotransplantation

Cloned Knockout Mini-pigs Hold Potential for Organ Xenotransplantation

By deleting the immunogenic alpha-1,3-galactosyltransferase (GGTA1) gene in cloned miniature swine, researchers in the US and Korea appear to have moved closer to making animal-to-human organ transplantation a reality. “This [homozygous] alteration in the gene structure will likely be enough to inhibit the initial immune response, what is called hyperacute rejection, when pig organs are…

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