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2010-06-07 11:21:00

BOSTON, June 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Prior failed ipsilateral percutaneous vascular intervention (PVI) in patients with critical limb ischemia (CLI) predicts poor outcome after lower extremity bypass (LEB), according to a study from the 64th Vascular Annual Meeting presented by the Society for Vascular Surgery®. "Often PVI is the preferred initial revascularization strategy at many centers in patients with CLI, but we sought to determine if previous failed ipsilateral,...

2010-06-07 11:14:00

BOSTON, June 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Major amputation is often selected over infrainguinal bypass in patients with severe systemic comorbidities because of a presumed decrease in risk of perioperative morbidity and mortality. To investigate this presumption, researchers from the Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery at the Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston undertook a risk-adjusted comparison of early postoperative morbidity and mortality of high-risk patients undergoing...

2010-03-16 09:53:07

X-ray"“visible bone marrow stem cells dramatically improve ability to build new blood vessels"”offering future possibility of reducing or avoiding risk of limb amputation Bone marrow stem cells suspended in X-ray-visible microbubbles dramatically improve the body's ability to build new blood vessels in the upper leg"”providing a potential future treatment for those with peripheral arterial disease or PAD, say researchers at the Society of Interventional Radiology's 35th...

2010-03-15 13:15:00

New technology offers set of peripheral arterial disease patients with critical limb ischemia excellent way to avoid amputation; results rival bypass surgery and are superior to balloon angioplasty alone TAMPA, Fla. -- In the United States, more than 100,000 amputations are performed each year on individuals with critical limb ischemia, the most severe form of peripheral arterial disease (PAD). The number one priority in treating these patients is to re-establish blood flow to avoid limb...

2010-03-15 08:00:00

New Technology Offers Set of Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) Patients With Critical Limb Ischemia Excellent Way to Avoid Amputation; Results Rival Bypass Surgery and Are Superior to Balloon Angioplasty Alone TAMPA, Fla., March 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In the United States, more than 100,000 amputations are performed each year on individuals with critical limb ischemia, the most severe form of peripheral arterial disease (PAD). The number one priority in treating these patients is to...

2010-02-11 12:52:00

DALLAS, Feb. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Every week, more than 3,000 Americans lose a limb. Without insurance or sufficient coverage many of these amputees are unable to afford the expensive prosthetic arms and legs that help make it possible to resume their daily lives. The Limbs for Life Foundation was created to bring awareness to the plight of these amputees and provide them with financial assistance so they are able to enjoy productive jobs and active lifestyles. Saturday, Feb. 27, feather...

2010-02-11 07:00:00

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Feb. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Grant Medical Center recently completed the nation's first published study of a new procedure that may give hope to millions of patients facing lower limb amputations from peripheral arterial disease (PAD). PAD is a painful circulatory problem in the legs that affects 10 million Americans. If left untreated, it can lead to serious complications such as stroke, amputation and death. The December issue of The Journal of Vascular Surgery has published...

2010-02-01 12:50:51

Pediatric amputations cost more than $21 million in hospital charges annually According to a new study conducted by researchers at the Center for Injury Research and Policy of The Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital, there were more than 950 cases of traumatic amputations among children aged 17 years and younger in the United States in 2003. Of these cases, finger and thumb amputations accounted for the majority of the injuries (64 percent). Data from this study, published in...

2010-01-07 13:49:52

The space within reach of our hands "” where actions such as grasping and touching occur "” is known as the "action space." Research has shown that visual information in this area is organized in hand-centered coordinates "” in other words, the representation of objects in the human brain depends on their physical location with respect to the hand. According to new research in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science, amputation of the...

2009-12-15 06:26:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- An innovative surgical technique called Bone Transport is being used to save limbs. Dr. Austin Fragomen, Fellowship Director for the Institute of Limb Lengthening and reconstruction surgery at the Hospital for Special Surgery, uses an evolution of techniques originally developed in Russia. Only a handful of surgeons in the world use the procedure routinely. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click:...