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Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Inequities in access to kidney transplantation exist even with universal healthcare

A new study has uncovered inequities in access to kidney transplantation in the UK despite its universal healthcare system. The findings appear in an upcoming issue of CJASN.

Surgery

Travel disruptions challenge global transplant deliveries

Over the past two months, as air travel ground to a halt, Mishel Zrian has crisscrossed the Atlantic and the United States dozens of times, sleeping in empty airports and unable to return home to see his family in Israel, ...

Surgery

Stem cell treatments 'go deep' to regenerate sun-damaged skin

For a while now, some plastic surgeons have been using stem cells to treat aging, sun-damaged skin. But while they've been getting good results, it's been unclear exactly how these treatments—using adult stem cells harvested ...

Surgery

A new hip or knee can do a marriage good, study finds

(HealthDay)—After people have a hip or knee replacement surgery, doctors expect these patients will get relief from joint pain, get around easier and once again enjoy the activities they love.

Neuroscience

Now closer to reality: Prosthetics that can feel

Humans do a lot of things with their hands: We squeeze avocados at the grocery story, scratch our dogs behind the ears and hold our significant others' hands. They are things that many people who have lost limbs can't do.

Diabetes

A 'sole' mate to prevent diabetic foot ulcers

A new cooling insole developed by UT Southwestern scientists reduced the foot temperature of patients with diabetic neuropathy by several degrees, diminishing a significant risk factor for diabetic foot ulcers. This new device, ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

COVID-19 evidence and strategies for orthopaedic surgeons

How should orthopaedic surgeons respond to the COVID-19 pandemic? A review in The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery analyzes evidence and strategies for managing the novel SARS-CoV-2 virus—including critical lessons from ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Which COVID-19 patients need ventilators?

Patients who were hospitalized with COVID-19 in Chicago were more likely to need a mechanical ventilator if they were older than 65 years old, male, had a history of diabetes or felt short of breath, reports a new Northwestern ...