Tag: "ulcer" at biology news
Spiders or scapegoats
...on and fear of spiders, and diagnosis of a chronic ulcer
on stories of suspected spider bites causing devastating necrotic fasciitis (flesh-eating skin disease)." An accompanying commentary (p 484) by Richard Vetter (University of California, USA) agrees that the medical community has helped weave a we...
Wheelchairs biomechanics, prosthetic development
...ation for veterans with a lower-limb amputation or ulcer
, pg 481 This study analyzes the acceptability of information available via a customized telerehabilitation system regarding patients with lower-limb ulcers or recent lower-limb amputations. Fifty-four participants were evaluated by means of still ...
Innovative 'self healing' bandage to help diabetics
...the technique is also being used on other types of ulcer
and on patients with extensive burns. The underlying EPSRC-funded work at the University has focused on the development of surfaces that human cells will not only grow on but also transfer from to the patient's wound. It is also developing new approa...
Brace therapy for osteoarthrisis, legal issues in TBI research, prosthetic fitting
..., ES and laser treatment are effective in pressure ulcer
and chronic wound care. Wound healing studies such as this one increase our knowledge of similar conditions such as diabetic ulcers, lacerations, and burns. Legal, ethical issues in traumatic brain injury research, pg 155 A study of federal and st...
UT Southwestern researchers receive $15.1 million in federal grants to study biothreats
... to a skin infection that develops into a painless ulcer
with a characteristic black area in the center. About 20 percent of untreated cases of skin anthrax result in death. Dr. Kim Orth, assistant professor of molecular biology, was awarded a 4-year, $800,000 grant to study the pathogenic factor Yop J ...
Chronic pain: treatment, rehabilitation, and quality of life
...r surgery; number of hospitalizations for pressure ulcer
treatment; and SCI clinic or home care visits for pressure ulcer
treatment. Stage IV pressure ulcers were the most prevalent. Duration of pressure ulcers varied from...
Vitamin C may protect against ulcer-causing bacteria, study finds
... small intestine. (One in 10 Americans develops an ulcer
at some time in their lives.) More recently, researchers discovered that H. pylori is also associated with stomach cancer, a particularly deadly form of cancer. For the current analysis, researchers used data collected during the first phase of NHAN...
Tips from the Journals of the American Society for Microbiology
Strategy for ulcer
vaccine shows promise Researchers from Auburn University have developed a strategy that may lead to an effective vaccine against a common cause of ulcers. They report their findings in the January 2003 issue of the journal Infection and Immunity. ...
Hearing loss & rehab, stroke & depression among topics of Vol. 39, Iss 5, JRRD
... is impaired. Patient education improves pressure ulcer
prevention knowledge in veterans with spinal cord ...terans with spinal cord dysfunction after pressure ulcer
surgery. Forty-one males with spinal cord injury (SCI) or multiple sclerosis (MS) were randomized be...
Chicago researchers find why uncircumcised men have more HIV
...ns of the penile shaft epithelia caused by genital ulcer
disease or trauma," he said. In uncircumcised men, Patterson said that the thin keratin layer they found on the inner compared to the outer mucosal surface predisposed the foreskin to infection. The authors mention that a limitation of the study is ...
Study shows digestive, liver woes cost nation $85.5 billion annually
...billion, colorectal cancer $4.8 billion and peptic ulcer
disease $3.1 billion. Estimated direct costs of the 17 gastrointestinal and liver diseases the researchers examined specifically were $36 billion in 1998 dollars, with estimated indirect costs of $22.8 billion, Sandler said. Our conclusion is that ...
Hormone replacement therapy may help prevent chronic wounds in elderly patients
...und 35 percent less likely to develop a venous leg ulcer
or pressure ulcer, which we view as early evidence that HRT may have a place in preventing chronic wounds," said Margolis, who holds a secondary appointment in Penn's Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology....
Procter & Gamble donates proprietary "super aspirin" technology to Vanderbilt University
...2 Inhibitor Technology is that it may also promote ulcer
healing and even prevent the development of NSAID-...Technology is working to promote - versus delay -- ulcer
healing," said Dr. L. Jackson Roberts II, professor of Pharmacology and Medicine. To develop the Pr...
Study contradicts assumption that ulcer bug has always plagued humans
...er no apparent consequences, others develop peptic ulcer
disease. Gastric cancer, the leading cause of cancer deaths in some developing countries, also has been associated with H. pylori. Analyzing DNA from more than 500 strains from five continents, Berg's group focused mainly on a region called the c...
Experts take aim at Montezuma's revenge at conference organized by UM school of
...l and RobinWarren. They successfully treated many ulcer
patients with antibiotics, but itwas many years before their groundbreaking work was taken seriously. About half of all the world's population is infected with Helicobacter pylori,making it one of the most common infections of humans. Researchers ha...
First direct link found between bacteria in drinking water and stomach ulcers
...on new H. pylori infectionsoccur each year. Peptic ulcer
disease affects nearly 5 million people withtreatm... are attributed annually tocomplications of peptic ulcer
Center For Future Health Aims To Bring High-Tech, Low-Cost Health Care To The Home
...n a person'sfoot and then alert the wearer when an ulcer
is imminent. Foot ulcers affect themajority of people with spinal-cord injuries and are a constant threat to peoplewith diabetes. A "Digital Town Center," a high-tech box that will be dropped in rural areasof the United States and Latin America to ...
H Pylori Screening To Reduce The Risk Of Gastric Cancer
... Internal Medicine. H pylori's role in most peptic ulcer
disease cases has been well documented. People infected with H pylori are also at an increased risk for gastric cancer,prompting the World Health Organization to classify H pylori as a group 1carcinogen in humans. However, to date, no clinical trial...
Children, Pets Who Swallow Post-1982 Pennies At Risk For Stomach Upset, EvenUlcers
...ier. In addition, thechild had developed a stomach ulcer
in the area where the penny had lodged. According to the Consumer Products Safety Commission, more than 21,000children made trips to the emergency room after swallowing coins in 1997. "We were surprised to find that the object we saw ...
UNC Researchers Develop New Way To Measure Acid Level Of Body Fluids
...n," Cascio says. "Then there arepeople with peptic ulcer
disease or clinical conditions involving overproductionof acid in the stomach. Gastroenterologists routinely measure this with specialtubes, so you can see putting this type of electrode on the end of those tubesas well." In their application for pa...