Transplantology is being completely transformed. We perform heart transplants together with transplants other organs, kidneys or liver, we repair hearts from donors to take advantage of those in a somewhat worse condition, soon we will transport a still "beating heart" - the President of the Polish Society of Cardiothoracic Surgeons, Prof. Mariusz Kuśmierczyk told PAP..
The whole world is moving towards mechanical circulatory support. In some countries, for example in Germany, artificial pumps are already implanted more often than hearts from donors; it will be similar in Poland, the President of the Polish Society of Cardiothoracic Surgeons, Prof. Mariusz Kuśmierczyk told PAP.
We can not talk about a causal relationship between drinking juices and higher risk of cancer, argues Dr. Agnieszka Kozioł-Kozakowska from the Jagiellonian University, commenting on the results of a recent study of French scientists. In her opinion, it is important to be particularly cautious when drawing conclusions concerning this issue.
Chemical compound with analgesic properties, 5,000 times more effective than the strongest currently available painkillers, has been developed by scientists from the Faculty of Chemistry of the University of Warsaw. After passing the clinical trials, the drug could be used to relieve pain, for example of neuropathic origin.
Taking too high doses of folic acid by pregnant women may increase the risk of allergy in their children, according to a study of specialists from the Polish Mother’s Memorial Hospital Research Institute in Łódź. Folic acid in appropriate doses is necessary to prevent potential congenital defects in children.
To help physicians, Polish acoustics experts have investigated how diaphragms transmit sounds from the patients` body in different types of stethoscopes. "Differences are colossal" - comments the author of the study, Dr. Łukasz Nowak. According to the researcher, the quality of auscultatory diagnosis can be easily and cheaply improved.