What Is Xenotransplantation? Why Use A Pig Heart? When Was The First Pig Heart Transplant? How Does a Pig Heart Transplant Work? Results After The Procedure Final Thought On January 7th, a 57-year-old male patient received a genetically-modified pig heart transplant at the University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC). The surgery was the “world-first” […]
Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women of most racial and ethnic groups in the United States. Who is more likely to get a heart attack, and how can you reduce the odds that you’ll have a heart attack? Continue reading further to understand the science behind heart attacks.
Surgical microscopes have become an indispensable tool since their first recorded use during an operation in 1922. First used in neurosurgical procedures, this tool is now heavily utilized in the surgical practice of ophthalmology, otolaryngology, plastic and reconstructive medicine, and more. However, new aspects such as stability, size, viewing and recording capabilities, positioning, and the ability to integrate with image-guided surgical tools must be addressed in […]
As the world awaits the imminent arrival of one — or several — types of vaccines for COVID-19 to be administered, many people may wonder how important vaccines actually are to safeguarding public health. In this feature, we answer that question by looking at what vaccines have done for us throughout history. THE ANCIENT PRACTICE […]
The Clinical Importance of Bladder Scanners in Urinary Retention Urinary retention is a disorder in which a person cannot fully empty their bladder. Someone who has urinary retention may be able to urinate, but not completely able to empty their bladder. This condition needs immediate medical attention and can be considered a symptom of a […]
Hepatitis C: From Life Sentence to Cured Hepatitis C has been cured. A new round of medications has been found to cure the disease. Before there was only a treatment for hepatitis C, now there is a hepatitis C cure. Famous celebrities who have had hep C, but who are likely cured include Red Hot Chili […]