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News Bites: Radiopaque glue seals wounds and guides surgeries, Sea mammals inspire life-saving method for trauma victims
 

News Bites: Radiopaque glue seals wounds and guides surgeries, Sea mammals inspire life-saving method for trauma victims

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This week, heater-cooler units used in surgery worldwide, are found to be contaminated during the manufacturing process, leading to deadly infections. Women with early or normal onset menopause are found to be at increased risk of developing Type 2 diabetes, and MIT engineers have developed a hydrogel to provide a softer, more slippery exterior that can significantly ease a patient's discomfort.
 
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22 Jul 2017 - General
 
Madhubabu kaaja Thank you for sharing your favorite tidbit in these wonderful medical updates. It is really interesting that they were able to design a gel that could secure even in moving organs. This could be of use in the future especially for perforations in the intestine. Using glue for perforated areas reduces the risk of iatrogenic perforation during surgical repair. Moreover, serial scans could be done to...
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These 5 updates will certainly quench the thirst for news feed on advances in the field of medicine. What stands out the most for me in this article is the use of radioopaque glue seals to control bleeding during open and minimally invasive surgeries. The glue seal can be visualized with all radiographic procedures and even ultrasound. What is more impressive in this seal is that it can be used in moving organs and still defy wound dehiscence. I hope everyone in the MIMS community will share the...
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