Innovative breast reconstruction: An amazing result enhances self-esteem
For Lauren Raccio, breast cancer treatment at Yale Medicine started because her life was in danger. The journey involved a remarkable form of breast reconstruction called ‘DIEP flap.’ The result is a breast that looks and feels natural, and is more resilient to radiation after surgery.Source: Yale Medicine
New hope for HIV patients who need organ transplants
HIV-positive patients are now gaining access to more donated organs—from people who had HIV. Thirteen institutions nationwide have been granted permission to conduct clinical trials of such organ transplants as of November 2016. Yale Medicine is the first in New England to receive approval.Source: Yale Medicine
Endoscopic surgery can help low back and leg pain
A Yale orthopedic spine surgeon has a minimally invasive solution for patients with moderate to severe low back pain and sciatica caused by disk herniation. Specifically, he is targeting people whose pain doesn’t improve with physical therapy or painkillers, but may not be severe enough to warrant open-spine surgery.
Dr. Nassiri is selected to the International Society for Study of Vascular Anomalies (ISSVA) task force on classification of vascular anomalies
Dr. Nassiri is selected to represent the United States and the Specialty of Vascular Surgery on the International Society for Study of Vascular Anomalies (ISSVA) Ad-hoc Committee for Classification of Vascular Anomalies.Source: ISSVA Newsletter Vol 5 - No 1 | April 2021
The Yale Larynx Lab chosen as cover of Oncotarget, Vol 11, Issue 35
The cover for issue 35 of Oncotarget features Figure 4, "The in vivo pre- or post- topical application of BAY 11-7082 prevents the acidic bile-induced deregulation of cancer-related miRNA markers in 10-day exposed murine HM," by Vageli, et. al.
Research from Yale Vascular Surgeons among Top Papers of Journal of Vascular Surgery
Aortobifemoral bypass is the preferred method of bilateral inflow revascularization, with axillobifemoral bypass reserved for high-risk patients. Hybrid surgery in the form of femorofemoral bypass and retrograde endovascular aortoiliac intervention is increasingly being used to achieve the same goal. This study compared the perioperative outcomes of hybrid surgery with traditional surgery for bilateral inflow revascularization.Source: Hybrid surgery for bilateral lower extremity inflow revascularization
Minimizing blood vessel blockage
All cardiac procedures carry a risk of stroke because plaque or calcium buildup can break off in small pieces, ﬂoat up into the brain, and block narrow blood vessels. A highly specialized tool called an embolic protection device is currently used to prevent some of the released debris from reaching the brain.
Yale Medicine Surgeons Use 3D Printing to Benefit Patients
Some Yale Medicine surgeons now routinely use 3D printing (essentially producing a solid, three-dimensional object from a virtual digital model) to plan surgeries, design tools specific to an upcoming surgery and that particular patient’s anatomy, and even to print some of the parts used to replace defective ones in the body.Source: Yale Medicine