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University Of Kentucky One Of First To Use New Technique To Treat Atrial Flutter
...d life back. Until last year, he was a high school band
director in West Virginia. But he had to quit after atrial flutter struck. "I know now that I've had the problem for years, but it didn't get really bad until last year," he said shortly before the surgery. "I was so short of breath I almost didn't...
Ph.D. Degree Research Results In Patent For Low-Cost Pharmaceutical Filters Made From Seafood Waste
...c. He played the saxophone in the Tabb High School band
andtook up with local rock bands when he started c... played with the still active Blacksburg area rock band
"VisibleShivers" -- but quit to finish his dissertation. "It was hard to justifytravelling out of to...
Family Support A Factor In Cardiovascular Responses To Stress
... cardiography, a noninvasive procedure involving a band
of electrodestaped to the skin. "We found that both during the general and the conflict discussions, people whohad more supportive relationships with their spouse had less cardiovascularresponses to the stressors," Light says. "And for men, this was ...
Return to play not determined by the numbers
...improving.The Reliable Change score creates a wide band
of scores beyond which the athleteis thought to be...le Change scores also fall within a relativelywide band
of what might be clinically significant rather than statisticallysignificant. "Because of th...
Possible outpatient relief for millions of older men: MD researcher develops improved technology to shrink enlarged prostate glands without surgery
.... The frequency of operation is at the 915 MHz ISM band
to permit sufficient penetration radially to heat the periurethral cells of the enlarged transitional zone. The windows in the shield are insulated with a low-loss dielectric that prevents ohmic paths and stops "shorts" across the windows. A second d...
Medical imaging with Swiss Rolls
... team when they examined the potential of photonic band
gap materials. Such materials can manipulate electromagnetic radiation of a certain frequency band
and prevent it escaping from the material in any direction. Materials that can manipulate radio-fre...
Brain's efforts to save itself during Alzheimer's may backfire
...gic neurons in the horizontal limb of the diagonal band
of Broca, similar to what happens in humans with Alzheimers. "These mice are an example of a model of at least part of the Alzheimers syndrome," Mufson said. "Now that we have this model, we can study the effects of the overexposure of galanin and ho...
Genetic 'bar codes' predict effect of statins
... haplotype 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 longitudinal study spearheaded in Germany. Out of 3,000 individuals in the Ludwigshafen Risk and Cardiovascular He...
Council tax could be used to measure health status
...92-2000 to determine whether council tax valuation band
could be used as a predictor of mortality. Mortality was investigated as it is the most reliable measure of health in any given geographic area. The amount of council tax an individual pays is related to the value of their home. Each house is placed...
Why are people who recover from major depression never really out of the woods?
...ontal cortex. These brain regions are located in a band
that runs deep within the frontal lobes, down the midline. The subgenual cingulate is an area previously identified as critical to the acute experience of intense sadness in healthy volunteers as well as a target of anti-depressant action in depresse...
Cedars-Sinai Medical tipsheet for July 2003
...nts, suppositories and physician-prescribed rubber band
ligation fail to provide relief, 150,000 American ...tissue up to its original position and trims out a band
of tissue above the "pain" line, resulting in much less pain, faster recoveries and fewer recurrence...
Wrist bands can ease cancer nausea, especially for patients who expect them to work
... and morning sickness from pregnancy. The pressure band
applies steady pressure to an acupuncture point on the inside of the wrist; the acustimulation band
gives a mild electrical pulse to the same point. Such bands are sold at some drugstores but are not ...
Low and high birthweight increase risk of cerebral palsy
...ve cerebral palsythan were children in a reference band
between the 25th and 75thpercentiles. In children with a weight above the 97th percentile, theincreased risk was smaller (up to a threefold increase) but was stillstatistically significant. Babies born with a slightly heavier than averagebirthweight ...
Near-real time ozone forecasting made possible by Envisat
...ared emissions from the Earth's 'limb' the narrow band
of atmosphere between the planetary surface and empty space. Emissions along certain wavelengths work like signatures, indicating the presence of specific atmospheric chemicals. MIPAS has the capability to measure up to 30 trace gas species, but for...
Mount Sinai to offer NearVision CK
...sue. This circular pattern creates a constrictive band
(like the tightening of a belt), increasing the overall curvature of the cornea to improve the patient's near vision. "The telltale symptom of aging for the baby boomer population is the need for reading glasses to perform everyday tasks, such as c...
Increasing the risk of cancer
...ocess: suppressed immunity triggered by a specific band
of ultraviolet rays found in sunlight. "There is a clear relationship between the detection of HPV-positive cervical smears and extent of potential sunlight exposure," said William H. M. Hrushesky, M.D., VA Professor, Cell & Developmen...
Interventional procedures significantly improve quality of life for obese patients
...tients were selected for outpatient adjustable lap band
surgery between March 2001 and October 2003. Pati...mon gastric restriction surgery with an adjustable band
in obese patients provides significant benefits in weight loss and reduced obesity-related illnesses...
Envisat's rainbow vision detects ground moving at pace fingernails grow
... ground surveys. The fault showed up as a distinct band
of discontinuity in the interferogram, with motion either side of it ranging from around five up to as high as 30 centimetres. As well as highlighting such surface changes, InSAR results can be used to indirectly peer beneath the ground, with softwa...
Minimally invasive surgery for heart rhythm abnormality proven effective
...ection of heart tissue, heating and killing a thin band
of tissue. This bipolar radiofrequency variation of the Cox maze procedure creates scar tissues that similarly block abnormal impulses responsible for atrial fibrillation. Damiano's team replaced most of the Cox maze incisions with lesions created u...
New technologies shed light on schizophrenia
...less synchrony or harmony, akin to an orchestra or band
playing out of synch." The researchers conducted neuropsychological tests on 41 patients with schizophrenia and 46 healthy controls, and used DTI scans on a 14-person subset of people with schizophrenia and healthy controls, a sample size typica...