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Performing the first full face transplant

Face to Face

Maria Siemionow, MD, PhD, Director, Plastic Surgery Research, Head, Microsurgery Training, Cleveland Clinic, talks about her book "Face to Face", her quest to perform the first full face transplant in the United States and a memoir of her personal and professional journey as doctor in Poland and then in the...

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Stem cells preserve cardiac structure and function in porcine model of acute MI

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - German investigators report in Heart that intramyocardial transfer of cord blood-derived stem cells improves left-ventricular function and prevents scar formation in a porcine model of acute MI. Senior author Dr. Arjang Ruhparwar, at the University of Heidelberg, and...

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Race, not gender disparities disappear with liver transplant scoring system

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Before the Model for End-Stage Liver Disease (MELD) scoring system was introduced in February 2002, black patients were less likely to receive a liver transplant than their white counterparts. Now, new research suggests that use of the MELD score has eliminated this racial...