Tag: "artificial" at medical news
Uninsured face higher death risk from aorta problems
... can have surgery to correct the problem, using an artificial
graft to bypass the weak area. But those whose aneurysms rupture have a 50 percent chance of immediate death. In the new study, the U-M team looked at a national sample of 5,363 people under age 65 who had either an intact or ruptured AAA between 199...
Scientist gets award for sending people to sleep
...ng from those with chronic pain to those requiring artificial
ventilation in the intensive care setting. In 1999, Professor Maze became the Sir Ivan Magill Professor of Anaesthetics at Imperial College London, where he continues his research into the mechanisms of anaesthetic action. Together with Professor N...
Researchers fly away from gravity on the 35th ESA Parabolic Flight Campaign
...rse. They range from assessing how bubbles form in artificial
blood and testing an exercise machine designed for astronauts to studying the behaviour of so-called 'complex plasmas' found in cometary tails and judging the effectiveness of weightlessness surgery. The one common factor in the experiments is their ...
Aortic aneurysm death risk hinges on choice of surgeon, study finds
...ave surgery to correct the problem, often using an artificial
graft to bypass the weak area. But many patients go undiagnosed. Half the patients in the study had their AAAs repaired by a general surgeon, while 27 percent were operated on by vascular surgeons and the remaining 23 percent had a cardiac surgeon. ...
Enormous X-ray solar flare seen by SOHO
... comets. In other words, a coronagraph produces an artificial
Environmental influences found to have role for development and function of the pain system
...he discovered self-organizing mechanism will allow artificial
down regulation of pain sensitivity and thereby op...nderlying the storage of painful events will allow artificial
down regulation of pain sensitivity and thereby open up for the development of new therapeutic metho...
Researchers to develop new drug to treat myasthenia gravis
...on, and in the most severe cases, puts patients on artificial
ventilation. According to the National Eye Institute, this is the largest single project grant it has awarded to an Ohio institution. The new grant to Henry J. Kaminski, M.D., a professor in the Department of Neurology and a member of the Visual Sc...
A little electrical boost may help many heart failure patients
...mplantable device, similar in size and shape to an artificial
heart pacemaker, but that's where the similarity ends. An artificial
pacemaker makes sure the heartbeat doesn't go too slow by initiating contractions when there's a mis...
Surgically placed 'sling' reduces signs of aging in the neck
...l of Medicine, Atlanta, investigated the use of an artificial
plastic sling to help lift the tissues under the chin to give a more youthful appearance. The permanent sling a narrow strip of polytetrafluoroethylene (a kind of plastic) is surgically attached under the skin and is positioned beginning behind o...
Space science joins battle against cancer
... telescopes, ESA astronomers are able to create an artificial
solar eclipse, 'neutralising' the effects of the bright starlight so that the fainter light from a planet can be detected. European space scientists have now developed the technique even further so that they can even study the atmospheres of such p...
Caloric sweetener use grows worldwide; soft drinks are chief culprit, study shows
... Other sweeteners include maple products, caramel, artificial
and natural honey, maltose, glucose, dextrose and lactose. "When the results of this study are coupled with earlier studies, we can clearly see the pronounced shift in the world's diet toward increased consumption of caloric sweeteners and aw...
New breast scanner can detect early signs of cancer
... The new camera has undergone extensive testing in artificial
breasts and will begin testing in women this sprin...f radiology, optimized the imaging system using an artificial
breast, which they implanted with small spheres that simulate cancerous growths. The spheres ranged ...
New study in Pediatrics shows nitric oxide therapy for newborns effective and cost saving
...tment for newborns with HRF who did not respond to artificial
ventilation and supplemental oxygen was an invasive surgical procedure known as extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), which involves cutting a newborn's jugular vein and putting the baby on a heart-lung machine to oxygenate the blood. Besides b...
Mechanical support could increase survival of children requiring heart transplantation
...icular assist device), and 13 were supported by an artificial
heart and lung device (extra-corporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO). Children were prioritised on the waiting list-this resulted in an average waiting time for a heart of 7.5 days. Allan Goldman comments: "Our findings suggest that a national mechanic...
Prevent holiday burns, fires
...them as moist as possible. When purchasing an artificial
tree, be sure it is labeled as fire-retardant. Choose a sturdy tree stand designed not to tip over. When decorating Christmas trees, always use safe tree lights. (Some lights are designed only for indoor or outdoor use, but not both.) Large...
Tiny nanotube antennas may yield better signals in cell phones, televisions
...ko believes the tubes have the potential to act as artificial
nerve cells, which could help enhance sensation an...ors might even be used as electrical components in artificial
limbs, he adds. By adjusting the shape, length and chemical composition of the nanotubes, as well a...
Doctors at Northwestern Memorial are studying next generation surgery for back pain sufferers
...sc disease in a research study to determine if new artificial
discs will have the long-term durability to safely...y 30 sites around the country testing the Maverick artificial
disc made from cobalt-chrome alloy. Currently, three artificial
discs are being investigated in the...
Informed consent does not seem to influence decision-making process for cataract surgery
...aract surgery, the clouded lens is removed, and an artificial
lens is placed. Informed consent is a process by which the patient is informed of what will happen during surgery, what the possible risks are, and what he or she can expect during recovery. Cataract surgery has a very low risk of complications, bu...
7-month-old is youngest recipient of artificial corneal transplant
...niversity of Rochester Eye Institute to implant an artificial
cornea in an effort to give him sight. He is the y...ella began last spring implanting the AlphaCor, an artificial
cornea that doesn't require donor tissue. The flexible, one-piece keratoprosthesis is designed to re...
Scientists grow neurons using nanostructures
...s now have successfully grown nerve cells using an artificial
three-dimensional network of nanofibers, an important technique in regenerative medicine. The results will be published online Jan. 22 by the journal Science . "We have shown that our scaffold selectively and rapidly directs cell differentiation, d...
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