Tag: "stimulation" at medical news
Acupuncture found to lower elevations in blood pressure
...puncture treatments using low levels of electrical stimulation
can lower elevations in blood pressure by as much ...ct on blood pressure. Next, they added electrical stimulation
to the acupuncture treatment by running an electrical current through the needles. High frequencies ...
Awards & fellowships at the International & American Association for Dental Research General Session
...t improvements in oral health sciences through the stimulation
of junior investigators by: (1) recognition of outstanding and innovative research in basic dental science for the improvement of public dental health; and (2) recognition of applied research achievements for the improvement and development of oral c...
Implanted devices detect high-risk heart failure patients
...cal Center. Besides maintaining optimal electrical stimulation
to the heart, these CRT-D (cardiac resynchronization therapy with defibrillation) devices are giving cardiologists a new view of subtle changes in a key measurement of heart health -- heart rate variability. Patients with little variability -- whose ...
Researchers model brain's electrical storm during a seizure
...ally chilled to dampen the seizure, and electrical stimulation
of the affected area of the brain to counter the seizure as it's forming. "Our hope is to provide a model that can be used to evaluate potential seizure treatments so we can move beyond the need for lobectomies," said Szeri. The National Science Fo...
An implanted nerve stimulator helps drop foot sufferers walk faster and better
...the ankle joint is fixed by a brace, or electrical stimulation
is applied to a nerve in the leg through electrode...blems of electrode placement. Also, the electrical stimulation
is not painful as the stimulation
current does not pass across the skin," explains Hermens. The proj...
Promise of 'bladder pacemaker' for people with spinal cord injury
...hich controls the bladder's outlet. The electrical stimulation
emptied 65 percent of the bladder's volume. In co...pany, which has exclusive license to the selective stimulation
patent relevant to this research. NDI Medical is also the U.S. distributor of the Vocare device....
Yale researcher studying acupuncture to reduce back pain in pregnancy
...thesiologist at the hospital. Acupuncture involves stimulation
of anatomical points on the body by a variety of techniques, including penetrating the skin with thin, solid, metallic needles that are manipulated by the hands or by electrical stimulation. In this study each of two groups of women will receive slig...
JCI table of contents, January 20 2005
... not have this effect. The authors found that this stimulation
requires the presence of DNA as well as what is known as the Fc part of immunoglobulin G, and that stimulation
of dendritic cells in this manner caused the production of many proinflammatory factors that likely ...
Two minutes of magnetic stimulation can change your brain for an hour
...to improve a method known as transcranial magnetic stimulation
(TMS) and are now using their adapted version of T...ed the technique, we can use it to explore whether stimulation
of damaged areas in stroke patients' brains can help speed up their recovery. Alternatively, it may ...
Veterans in better health than other residents of nursing homes, new test for evaluating tinnitus
...ll training combined with functional neuromuscular stimulation
improves walking poststroke This study tests t... combination of BWSTT and functional neuromuscular stimulation
(FNS) with intramuscular (IM) electrodes (FNS-IM). Sixteen volunteers were randomly assigned to one ...
Employees bring bad moods home, but they disappear by morning
...ly more stimulated, and so need less environmental stimulation
and social interaction," he said. "Extroverts are deficient in this and need more stimulus. They actually perform better on tests if they have caffeine." Judge said he did the study because he believes the emotional experience at work is important t...
Rush University Medical Center testing magnetic stimulation for depression
... symptoms have not improved. Transcranial magnetic stimulation
(TMS) produces pulses of magnetic energy that are aimed at a specific portion of the brain, the left prefrontal cortex. Researchers believe the left prefrontal cortex is involved in regulating mood. TMS produces the same amount of magnetic energy as ...
Developmental issues among triplet infants
...ent with attention and interest or refraining from stimulation
when the child averts his/her gaze or shows signs of fatigue), and to pay close attention to the infant's newly acquired skills. Because the development of infant cognitive competencies is built upon the mother's sensitive approach and timely intro...
Northwestern Memorial Hospital testing new procedure for patients with major depression
...the "mood circuits" without causing a seizure. The stimulation
applied to the brain is very focused, thereby reducing the risk of adverse effects, especially in comparison to ECT" Gilmer said. This trial will involve an inactive (or sham) procedure to confirm if the antidepressant effect of TMS is real and durab...
New insights into muscle adaptation to exercise
...letal muscle adaptation studies utilize electrical stimulation
of the muscle, which is much less physiologic and does not as closely mimic what would be expected in human exercise. When placed in the dark with a running wheel, mice will instinctively run, the researchers said. In the Duke experiments, 41 out of ...
Longterm immune memory cells cells do not develop during chronic viral infections
... cancer chemotherapy may provide rest from antigen stimulation
and allow partial recovery of some memory T cell functions. By combining drug treatment with therapeutic vaccination or cytokine therapies we may be able to prevent loss of T cell memory and establish long-term protective immunity."...
Brain regions activated by food craving overlap with areas implicated in drug craving
...ts nicely with animal research that has shown that stimulation
of memory centers is more effective than stimulation
of reward centers in getting animals to work for drug rewards." In the study, to be published in...
Allergy cancer link
... allergy. The researchers believe that the chronic stimulation
of the immune system caused by allergic conditions, which leads to the formation of increased numbers of white blood cells, increases the risk that cancer-causing mutations occur within the white-blood cell population. "Findings from our study do no...
Cruise ships -- An alternative to assisted living facilities for the elderly?
...hange in passengers would also afford seniors more stimulation
and multiple interactions wit new people, she said. Lindquist also interviewed a group of non-bedbound, cognitively intact, community-dwelling seniors aged 65 to 85 for their response to possible cruise ship living. The seniors routinely rated the u...
Mothers have brains primed for care
...mprovements seen with PPCE therapy result from the stimulation
of brainbody pathways that control and condition stress responses. "I believe that basic neurobiological mechanisms associated with early maternal-infant interaction play a critical role in a wide range of developmental disorders," Welch says. The me...
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