Stem cell treatment for vascular diseases can be predicted through real-time observation

IMAGE: (A) For the bioorthogonal labeling, unnatural azide groups on the hEPC surface are generated with Ac4ManNAz pretreatment. Then, azide groups of hEPCs are labeled with DBCO-Cy5 via bioorthogonal copper-free click… view more  Credit: Korea Institute of Science and Technology(KIST) In recent years, the number of high-risk groups for ischemic diseases such as critical limb ischemia […]

Low blood pressure during hemodialysis may indicate peripheral vascular disease

Using a large nationwide registry of patients receiving maintenance hemodialysis, this study published in the American Journal of Kidney Diseases found that higher frequency of low blood pressure episodes during hemodialysis was associated with a higher incidence of diagnosed peripheral arterial disease. Peripheral artery disease (PAD) is a condition characterized by progressive atherosclerotic narrowing or […]

Minimally invasive Ellipsys system creates fused, permanent vascular access for dialysis

San Juan Capistrano, Calif. — A new case report published in the Journal of Vascular Surgery provides one of the first known opportunities to directly visualize the permanent and fused connection (anastomosis) that is created with the minimally invasive Ellipsys® Vascular Access System. The Ellipsys System, made by Avenu Medical, creates a type of dialysis […]