cross-posted from: https://lemmy.ml/post/15676759

Chinese doctors treated an end-stage type 2 diabetic patient by implanting islet tissue derived in vitro from his own endoderm stem cells. The patient has been insulin-independent for 33 months.

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    2 months ago

    Percutaneous means “through the skin”: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Percutaneous

    In general, percutaneous refers to the access modality of a medical procedure, whereby a medical device is introduced into a patient’s blood vessel via a needle stick.

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      2 months ago

      Okay, through the skin, sure, but what about the other 4 words? They go in through the skin into a blood vessel… to where?

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        2 months ago

        Percutaneous: means “through the skin”

        Transhepatic: means “across the liver”

        Portal vein: a major vein that carries blood from the intestines to the liver

        Transplantation: surgical procedure involving the removal of an organ or tissue from one person (donor) and placing it in another person (recipient)

        Just use LLM these days!