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Monthly Archives: June 2017

Porcine Models Used to Study Radiosurgical Ablation of the Renal Nerve

porcine cadaverAbout 75 million Americans have hypertension, a condition that can lead to stroke, heart failure, kidney disease and elevated risk for heart attack.

Treating this condition can be frustrating. Only about half of all people with hypertension have the disease under control.

New research published earlier this year in the journal Cureus looked at the efficacy of treating refractory hypertension through radiosurgical ablation of the renal nerve.

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Studying Benign Periablational Enhancement in Porcine Liver Model

iStock_000003693823_SmallThermal ablation is an important technique in treating liver tumors and metastases. New research into this treatment conducted in Germany relied on porcine liver models to test ablation methods.

This study was conducted by researchers from University Medicine Berlin and Martin Luther University in Halle, and published in April in the Journal of Cellular Biology.

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