Leech Therapy

Known as: Hirudotherapy, Leech Anticoagulant Therapy, Leeching 
The use of leeches for medical therapy. From hirudin, the active principle in the salivary secretion of leeches that acts as a potent anticoagulant… (More)
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2012
2012
PURPOSE Corrective plastic surgery is indicated after accidents, burns, cancer surgery, or postoperative wound healing disorders… (More)
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2008
2008
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Symptomatic treatment of osteoarthritis of the knee with leeches is presently undergoing a renaissance… (More)
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2004
2004
Medicinal leeches have an important and expanding role in medicine, but infection can complicate their use. We describe a unique… (More)
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2004
2004
Bacteria of the family Rickettsiaceae (order Rickettsiales, α-Proteobacteria) are mainly known to be endosymbionts of arthropods… (More)
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2002
2002
This paper presents a case with a 4-month history of nasal obstruction and intermittent epistaxis. The cause was found to be a… (More)
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1999
1999
Ear reconstruction is very difficult to perform and often results in a devastating deformity. The use of microsurgical… (More)
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1999
1999
We tested the hypothesis that estrogen acutely stimulates constitutive NO synthase (cNOS) activity in human peripheral monocytes… (More)
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Review
1996
Review
1996
Leeching is considered by many to be a discredited medical relic of the past. This view is not justified, since leeches still… (More)
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1995
1995
When faced with venous insufficiency following replantation or free-tissue transfer, the surgeons' first choice is surgical… (More)
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1990
1990
Temporary restoration of capillary skin blood flow can be established by using leeches or by the creation of a dermal wound and… (More)
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