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Pioneering nerve transfer surgery restores hand function and elbow extension in paralyzed patients

Pioneering nerve transfer surgery restores hand function and elbow extension in paralyzed patients

Nerve transfer surgery has enabled 13 young adults with complete paralysis to regain movement and function in their elbows and hands, according to the largest case series of this technique in people with tetraplegia (paralysis of both the upper and lower limbs), …Continue reading

Magnetically-driven nanoparticles can stop internal bleeding without surgery

Scientists from ITMO University have found a way to effectively stop internal bleeding by magnetically-driven nanoparticles containing thrombin, an enzyme responsible for blood clotting. A statement issued by the university says that a drug based on these nanoparticles can be injected intravenously …Continue reading

Locally Developed Simulator Promises to Train Surgery Students on MIS Procedures

Prohibitive cost of commercially available simulators has so far prevented their uptake by healthcare providers in the country. The traditional practice of imparting training of minimally invasive surgery (MIS) at medical colleges in Pakistan has been through apprenticeships. Junior doctors are placed …Continue reading

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