Tag: "bar" at medical news
Brain Tumor Treatment In Multicenter Tests
...neurosurgeonsays. Ewend likens the wafer to a bar
of soap slowly eroding in the shower. "Thedrug within the wafer reaches the surface and is released into the brain. Butthe drug that's inside the 'bar of soap' is protected; the water can't get inand deactivate it." The polymer package for the ...
MRI Images Using Laser-Polarized Xenon
...in water molecules in the patient's body,much as a bar
magnet aligns iron filings. These polarized protons are detectedby radio waves and processed in a computer to produce detailed images ofinternal soft tissue. Instead of water molecules, the U-M's prototype MRI system detects signals frommolecules of...
Students Show Restraint Could Cut School Bus Injuries
...hns Hopkins University have invented a restraining bar
system that wouldprotect children in school buses ...leased by the results of the simulated crash. "The bar
didn't collapse, and itkept the dummy inthe seat exactly where you want it," said Pantano. "We cover...
UI study finds types of decision-making deficiencies depend on area of brain damage
...ecks. Every time thesubjects chose a card, a green bar
on the top of the computer screen changedaccording to the amount of money won or lost after each selection. Decks A and Bhad immediate higher gains, but the later losses were even greater, for anoverall net loss. Decks C and D had immediate lower gai...
Among Puerto Ricans, immigrant status overrated as barrier to adequate prenatal care
...than theliabilities of migration from Puerto Rico, bar
Puerto Rican women living in theUnited States from access to adequate prenatal health care, according to a teamof Penn State researchers. "Our data reveal that, for Puerto Rican women seeking prenatal care in ahospital or clinic, the paramoun...
Most acquisition of meningitis bacteria among students occurs in first week of university term
...osed less of a risk than a daily visit to the hall bar
which more than doubled the risk of acquisition....
'Handwriting challenged' doctors to take penmanship class at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
...goals, we believe that Cedars-Sinai is raising the bar
for other medical institutions," he said. "So that we can measure the effectiveness of our efforts, we are currently conducting a survey to determine how many calls our doctors' offices receive from pharmacists who cannot read their prescriptions. ...
Common hearing test for newborns may be wrong up to a third of the time
...up testing to rule out hearing loss. Even when the bar
was lowered, 11 percent of infants still failed the DPOAE test. "These are both good tests, and both have important applications, but if we're going to do universal newborn screening, we should do it right," says author Paul Kileny, Ph.D., director o...
Effective Clinical Practice, Nov/Dec 2000 highlights
...ch toward assuring patient safety. Efforts include bar
coding all medications and computerizing medical records. The VHA is establishing one mandatory and one voluntary system to report adverse events; the reporter remains anonymous in the voluntary system. A VHA researcher says that other health systems...
Hand size counts in safe handgun use
...th percentile of U.S adult men and women. The gray bar
in Figure 2 corresponds to handgun measurements de... The range of TGLH I measured is shown by the gray bar
in Figure 2, with the S&W Model 410 at the bottom of the bar
(3.60 inches, or 91.4 mm) and the Colt ...
UC Davis child abuse conference focuses on emerging trends, including self-mutilation, violent young males
...e judges, leaders of the state, local and minority bar
associations, and Assemblyman Darrell Steinberg, chair of the state Assembly Judiciary Committee, among others. The conference also will feature more than 40 workshops and lectures by child-protection professionals from throughout the country. Worksh...
Study discovers a way to keep infants safe from second-hand smoke
...evel in your home and its about the same as in the bar
down the street, Emmons says. That might help the parent understand why her child has so many respiratory symptoms, she continues. Then we would ask, What do you think you might do? The same health educator made four following-up counseling calls t...
Rx for drug dilemmas: Tailor the copayment to the patient
..., the BBC model is based on lowering the financial bar
most for those who can get the biggest "bang for the buck." This low copay holds true even for newer, more expensive drugs, when scientific evidence suggests that the new drug would be a better choice for a patient in the long run. Currently, copays ...
Increased attempts to quit smoking follow introduction of over-the-counter nicotine replacement therapies
.... In these already-active states, we dont see the bar
being pushed further, notes Shiffman. In addition to NRT, Massachusetts and California encourage smoking cessation by controlling tobacco product advertising, encouraging anti-smoking advertising, increasing the prices of tobacco products, establishi...
Cancer center study shows state's workplace smoking laws are effective
...irst enacted in 1994, although bars and restaurant bar
areas were not included in the restrictions until ...els among workplace types. In 1999, 31 percent of bar
and restaurant employees reported being exposed to secondhand smoke, as opposed to 11 percent of off...
Genetic 'bar codes' predict effect of statins
... level. Think about the SNP as a single band in a bar
code, and the haplotype as the bar
code that has all of those organized, explains Ruano. This research was part of an ongoing longitudi...
Eisenhower Mem. 1st CA hospital to use Bridge barcode system to prevent medication errors
... barcode technology is helping hospitals raise the bar
on patient safety....
'Cheerleader' brain signal may act as a task master, Science study suggests
...juice. The tasks involved pressing and releasing a bar
in response seeing certain colored shapes on a computer screen. A colored bar
across the top of the screen brightened each time the monkey moved to the next task, indicating that...
American Thoracic Society Journal news tips for July (first issue)
...n the final analysis, one homeless shelter and one bar
were shown to be independent predictors of clustering, suggesting that they were sites of TB transmission. The research was published in the first issuefor July 2002 of the American Thoracic Society's peer-reviewed American Journal of Respiratory an...
Hormone therapy study stopped due to increased breast cancer risk, lack of overall benefit
...e breast cancer is so serious an event, we set the bar
lower to monitor for it. We pre-specified that the change in cancer rates did not have to be that large to warrant stopping the trial. And the trial was stopped at the first clear indication of increased risk," she added. She also noted that, at t...
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