What to know about a blood clot behind the knee

Related video What is popliteal vein thrombosis? Symptoms Causes and risk factors Diagnosis Ultrasound CT scan D-dimer test Treatment Anticoagulants Vena cava filters Thrombolytic therapy Compression stockings Complications Prevention Summary A blood clot behind the knee is a type of venous thromboembolism. It is a serious condition that can lead to life-threatening complications, such as […]

The T2B Infrastructure Center for Respiratory Disease set to enter into the final phase

Related video The Korea Institute of Toxicology (KIT·Chief Dr. Song, Chang-woo) National Center for Efficacy Evaluation of Respiratory Disease Product (NCER·Chief Dr. Lee, Kyu-hong) obtained on January 10 the final decision from the Ministry of Health and Welfare that the T2B Infrastructure Center for Respiratory Disease would enter into the final phase (second phase) with […]

Activated PMN exosomes are pathogenic entities that cause destruction in the COPD lung

Related video University of Alabama at Birmingham researchers have found a novel, previously unreported pathogenic entity that is a fundamental link between chronic inflammation and tissue destruction in the lungs of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD. COPD is the fourth-leading cause of death in the world. This pathogenic entity — exosomes from […]

Review highlights calcium handling mechanisms involved in reperfusion injury

Related video Stroke and myocardial infarction (MI) are a significant cause of death and disability worldwide. However, over the past several decades because of advances in medicines (thrombolytic agents, antiplatelet drugs, beta blockers, and angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors) and approaches to restore tissue perfusion (percutaneous coronary intervention and cardiopulmonary bypass), the mortality of MI has […]

Experimental findings support a connection between mucins in the lung and pulmonary fibrosis

Related video A team of investigators led by members of the University of Colorado School of Medicine faculty at CU Anschutz Medical Campus has identified a connection between mucus in the small airways and pulmonary fibrosis. The findings are published in Nature Communications. “The overproduction of a lung mucin (MUC5B) has consistently been shown to […]