Tag: "skull" at medical news
Recovered king of beasts returns to his home, thanks to unique operation
...s living in captivity and is expressed in abnormal skull
growth, exerting pressure on the rear portion of t...om a serious distortion of the rear portion of his skull
and subsequent brain pressure. According to veterinary medicine literature, this situation is caused...
Fractured leg bone not the end of Tutankhamen mystery
...een dislodged from the top of the neck and not the skull
as previously thought. He continues: "It is poss...ertainly drained the brain through the base of the skull
rather than removing it in the traditional way via the nose. "However, the bone was not caught i...
2005 Craniofacial Biology Research Award
...neered the use of foil strain gauges bonded to the skull
to investigate the mechanics of the mandible and the temporomandibular joint. He was the first to demonstrate in vivo loading of the jaw joint. He clarified the function of the mandibular symphysis and brow ridges and determined correlations between ...
Common anesthetics appear safe for developing fetal brain
.... Researchers place a fiberoptic probe against the skull
of the fetus to measure the changing oxygenation levels of blood circulating in the brain, Reynolds said. Reynolds said that the increase in oxygenation in the fetal brain is likely due to isoflurane, one of the three commonly used agents, which indu...
Steroids increase death risk from traumatic head injury
...ng tissues, which in turns creates pressure in the skull
that may lead to complications or death. The 17 studies on steroid use and the risk of death examined by Alderson and colleagues included a total of 12,083 patients of all ages with clinically diagnosed traumatic brain injury, some of whom received s...
Two minutes of magnetic stimulation can change your brain for an hour
...tes the brain via a magnetic coil held outside the skull
which can be moved over different parts of the bra...he coil induce tiny electrical currents inside the skull
that alter the activity of neural pathways, stimulating or inhibiting activity in parts of the brain...
Wipeout! Surfing creates wave of unique injuries
...islocated shoulders, as well as board traumas like skull
fractures, facial fractures and bruises to the vocal chords. Common injuries suffered while catching or riding a wave included head and neck trauma, broken arms and legs, and damage to the knees. Environmental injuries included foreign matter in the ...
Custom-built facial implants helpful for patients with HIV and facial wasting syndrome
...sicians to create a three-dimensional model of the skull
bones--as performed on each patient. Custom-made implants were sized and fitted before implantation using models created using the CT images. The researchers write that "Overall, 22 patients had excellent aesthetic postoperative outcomes as determin...
Northwestern Memorial Hospital testing new procedure for patients with major depression
...pecial pulses of energy to easily pass through the skull
and into the brain. Once inside the brain, the magnetic pulses produce an electric field, which is thought to cause positive changes in mood. Participants remain fully awake during the 45 minute outpatient procedure and can resume their normal daily ...
Congress of Neuological Surgeons meets in San Francisco
...r insights into the state of pediatric, spinal and skull
base neurosurgery. Other featured speakers includ... the University of Iowa and a recognized spine and skull
base surgeon. "The meeting theme, Bridges to the Future, embodies the desire to improve our special...
Plastic surgeons honor 'Patients of Courage' overcoming difficult obstacles, inspiring others
...hat she had an inoperable tumor in the base of her skull
and only six months to live. Not willing to give up, Wood found reconstructive plastic surgeon Ian Jackson, MD. The life-saving operation in 1982, which required splitting her face in two and opening it to reach the tumor, was a success; however, the...
Endoscopic approach best for repairing bone defect between brain, nasal cavity
..., results when trauma or high pressures inside the skull
cause a break that allows a direct communication b...ity through breaks in the thin bone at the base of skull
and between the eyeballs, he says. The study looked at the results of 92 patients age 6-81 wh...
MDCT 'unwraps' Egyptian mummy, clearly revealing face of 3,000 year old man
...a noninvasive method that can provide data such as skull
dimensions and dehydrated soft tissue arrangement for 3D reconstructions of the skull
and body while preserving the mummy. "MDCT provides thin slices--up to 0.6 mm--in a single-shot acqu...
Thoracic PET appropriate for diagnosing some lung cancer patients
... A whole-body FDG PET examination covers from the skull
base to mid-thigh. A thoracic PET examination covers from the skull
base through the kidneys. All patients with distant metastases had lymph node disease, Dr. Aquino s...
Highlights summarized for movement disorders research at 56th annual meeting
...domen and a tube that carried the GDNF up over the skull
and down into the brain. A similar technology is an established treatment for delivery of the drug baclofen to the spines of patients with spasticity. GDNF has been shown in animal models to protect nerve cells from death and help restore their funct...
Merging hearing technologies sounds good to researcher
...gnal to a receiver implanted under the skin of the skull
and to electrodes implanted in the inner ear. The electrodes directly stimulate the auditory nerve and the signal is sent to the brain for interpretation. The two devices' main differences lie in how they send sound through our auditory system, Chung...
Sounds of New York, evidence for a preferred ear, ultrasound for the eye
...t part of the body in which to aim ultrasound: The skull
causes ultrasound to bounce around drastically, making it very hard to focus at the desired location. However, the payoffs of brain ultrasound would be enormous: the ability to remove brain tumors without surgical incision or large amounts of ionizi...
Invisible light and special goggles may improve brain tumor surgery
...t where tumors are prior to an operation, once the skull
is open, soft brain matter shifts, making it difficult to know where tumor tissue ends. Life expectancy of brain tumor patients is tied to the amount of tumor that remains, according to Ke, Research reported recently by neurosurgeons at M. D. Anders...
Blood-diverting catheter holds promise for stroke treatment
... of 25 percent. Ultrasound waves passing into the skull
can measure blood flow velocity. Velocity is an indirect measure of blood flow volume. The blood pressure in the arteries increased an average of only 6 percent overall and did not increase in five patients. "This shows the increased blood flow d...
'Ding' concussions require removal from the game
... rocking back and forth of the brain inside of the skull
that occurs with a sudden blow to the head or upper body. Symptoms vary and include amnesia, disorientation, confusion, dizziness, headache, nausea, uncoordinated hand-eye movements, and sometimes loss of consciousness. Previous studies have shown th...
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