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Nasal antibiotic ointment reduces infection risk after surgery

...t patients who underwent various elective surgical procedures at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics and the Veteran's Affairs Medical Center in Iowa City. Mupirocin antibiotic ointment, or a placebo, was applied to the inside of the nostrils twice daily for up to five days before surgery. Patients ...

European experts slam new Italian fertility proposals

... experimental procedure, and the limited number of procedures performed so far is insufficient to establish its ...cy and the safety of which is still a concern. Any procedures like this should be undertaken only in controlled clinical trials." He said that ESHRE was also deep...

Monkeys that drink heavily develop signs of liver disease, Wake Forest study shows

...f his goals in the study was to develop diagnostic procedures that are similar to those used in the clinic for h...coholism," said Cunningham. "We've worked out some procedures that allow us to analyze during the periods they are on the ethanol (alcohol.) We can carry out thes...

MIT technique could improve cartilage repair

...aedicSurgeons, more than 442,000 joint replacement procedures are performed each year in the United States. The MIT team is hopeful that the "cartilage gel" could be implanted arthroscopically, through a small external incision. Such minimally invasive surgery is not only less expensive, but "reduces the recove...

Ocean aquaculture: Technology, business practices, policies & caviar

...recycling programs Escapement control and recovery procedures Reduction in the feeding of fish meal so aquaculture facilities do not consume more protein than they produce Submersible cages to eliminate the visual blight of surface facilities Elimination of the use of chemicals that are harmful to human and eco...

Scientists, researchers, animal advocates & regulators to discuss alternatives to animal testing

...n of the number of animals used, and refinement of procedures so that pain, distress and suffering are minimized. This World Congress has five running themes: replacement/reduction; refinement/reduction; databases/education/information retrieval; validation/testing; and policy/ethics. Speakers and contributors ...

Cloning pigs and drug discovery among 'hot' topics

...he entire answer, and that further gene 'knockout' procedures may be necessary. Nevertheless, a big step forward at this stage would be greatly encouraging to researchers, and would indicate that the organ shortage will be resolved by the use of pig organs within the foreseeable future." Somatic nuclear transfe...

African-Americans more likely to lose limbs due to vascular disease than other groups

...al research is necessary to evaluate whether these procedures can reduce amputations or improve the quality of life for patients with leg pain due to vascular insufficiency....

Geneticists tell ostrich farmers the secrets of sex

...is new technique will remove the need for invasive procedures currently in use to sex-type ostriches and allow breeders to discover the sex of their chicks much earlier. Details of this new technique can now be read by all interested parties because of the decision of the authors to publish in the open access j...

New findings reconfirm toxicity of Pfiesteria cultures

...ue. It is really important for laboratories to use procedures that allow Pfiesteria to express toxicity." At the same conference on Thursday, Gordon and Marshall will present related research showing that when some strains of toxic P. shumwayae and other microbes are removed from fish-killing cultures by filtr...

Sandia-aided method to heal wounded and diseased achieves US government acceptance

...rocess kills bacteria, expensive hospital disposal procedures are not needed and the bags are discarded as simple trash. The official acceptance opens a huge government market. The Numobag also is currently used in hospitals in Florida and California, soon will be used at University of New Mexico Hospital, and ...

Research on lentiviruses to continue at Ohio State

... followed all of the federally mandated procedures for animal use in this medical research program. "This kind of animal research plays an important role in improving our understanding of how pathogens can disrupt human health," ...

Targeted radiation to liver tumors spares tissue, improves quality of life

...l relatively fine afterwards. We don't do too many procedures like that." Many patients experience a post-procedural fever that starts immediately after implantation of the spheres and can last from a few days to a week. The fever is usually nocturnal and is likely related to the embolic effect of the microsph...

A new twist on an age-old problem: Making knee replacements last

...natural knee joints -- as well as improve surgical procedures and create longer-lasting artificial knees. They also are working to develop tools that will shed light on the causes of arthritis in the knee and improve the success of a surgical approach to correct damage from the disease. Seventy million adults, ...

Miniature implantable sensor likely lifesaver for patients

...methods for assessing circulation involve invasive procedures or extensive laboratory testing. In some cases, by the time doctors realize there isn't adequate blood flow to an organ or tissue, irreversible damage already has occurred. "Our goal is to offer a technique that provides the physician with a very ea...

Biologists raising baby loggerhead turtles for conservation find disturbing gender trend

...e needed for them to safely undergo minor surgical procedures known as laparoscopies to determine their genders. This involves a small incision to briefly insert a tiny scope and examine the babies' gonads. "These turtles have very small gonads at this age and are difficult to identify," said Wyneken, who perfo...

Researchers warn biotech advances could be misused by terrorists

...s and other scientific institutions should develop procedures to monitor scientific activities. As a world leader, the United States should also encourage other nations to adopt sound biosecurity governance systems. "Biological weapons pose a strategic threat mirrored by no other form of attack other than nucle...

Newer methods added, scope expanded in new Methods of Soil Analysis Book

...cals, and microorganisms and use of remote sensing procedures to assess large-scale geochemical processes. The book includes very thorough discussions of the principles behind the methods, explores more issues related to handling the data generated, and provides more commentary and evaluation of current methods...

Little value seen in CT scans for lung cancer screening

... to individuals who may unnecessarily get invasive procedures if the scan detects a benign lung nodule." An estimated 50 million men and women in the United States have ever smoked between the ages of 45 and 75, the authors note. If just half of this group received periodic annual screening, the program costs...

Medical devices safe, but could be safer with better regulation

...reak. "The regulation of devices used for medical procedures should be as rigorous as the regulation of drugs prescribed by doctors," said Arjun Srinivasan, M.D., assistant professor of medicine at Johns Hopkins. In the Jan. 16, 2003, issue of the New England Journal of Medicine, Srinivasan and colleagues rep...

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