Tag: "cool" at medical news
University Of Texas Southwestern Studies Excimer Laser For Treating Farsightedness With Combined
...University Hospital's Laser Center for Vision -- a cool
beam of light gentlyreshapes the surface of the cornea, thereby improving vision. Patients whoundergo the procedure may reduce or eliminate their dependence on correctivelenses for distance vision, limiting the need for glasses or contacts. Thesurger...
First brain cancer surgeries using new space-age probe are successful
... "We are very hopeful that the LED's long, cool
wavelengths of light wereable to penetrate wide an... be used for hours at a time while still remaining cool
to the touch,and can be purchased for a fraction of the cost of a laser. Before the surgeri...
Dialysis patients can avoid serious complications by using medication that normally treats low blood pressure, Yale researcher reports
...ght months of therapy. In a comparative study with cool
dialysate, a proven therapy for dialysis-associated hypotension, Perazella found that midodrine was associated with fewer side effects, and there were no adverse effects observed in any of the studies. Midodrine was also shown to be effective in elde...
Fever immediately after heart bypass surgery associated with cognitive decline
...se, and that is why strategies that keep the brain cool
could protect brain cells, and we would hypothesize that this would provide some protection against cognitive decline." It appears that high temperatures cause the brain to release excitatory neurotransmitters in higher than normal amounts, fur...
Stanford researchers warm to cooling heart attack patients
...ces. "It's an attractive concept - you can cool
a patient down and lower the metabolism of the cells," Lee said. The study involves using the cooling therapy on heart-attack patients who are treated with angioplasty - a procedure to open the blocked blood vessels of the heart. To initiate ...
Body piercing may not be so cool after all
...ed periodontal disease and not to mention a not so cool
looking mouth." "Given this new information, I strongly recommend discussing potential risk factors with your dentist before mouth piercing," said Bueltmann. "Additionally, anyone with a pierced mouth should receive a thorough oral examination of th...
New breast cancer therapy trials show dramatic results
... is warm enough to engage the benefits of heat but cool
enough to prevent burning the patient's skin. This is exactly the temperature to which a Jacuzzi is typically heated; hence the treatment's nickname. "By delivering the drugs to the precise site of the tumor, and releasing them at a precise point in...
Drugs may not be best weapon against teen migraines, study finds
...because it uses a computer and kids thought it was cool
or maybe kids are more open-minded." Kids' response to biofeedback is one of several things Cottrell hopes a larger study of migraines in teens will help her understand. She also wants to devise a plan that would help parents become more involved in...
NIH supports ice slurry at Argonne
...igh cooling capacity, ice slurry would effectively cool
critical organs of the body very rapidly with just...ery quickly. The process appears to keep the brain cool
for an hour, which in a real scenario would give the medics and the doctors more time to revive norm...
Kids' backpacks may not cause back pain after all
...d news for fashion-conscious students: "You can be cool
again with your backpack over one shoulder," Haig says. Since public attention turned to the potential for backpacks to cause pain in young children or teenagers, schools have fought back by restricting backpack use during school hours and looking fo...
'Don't sweat it.' It's easier said than done for millions of Americans, Saint Louis U. study shows
...t on your excessive sweating - You sweat even in cool
environments - Your sweating waxes and wanes - Your sweating is brought on by stress, such as making a presentation or meeting new people - You sweat through multiple layers of clothing - You change clothes several times a day because of swea...
Scientists formulate a heat wave survival guide
...ratures soar during summer heat waves. In a bid to cool
down they have to learn how to ventilate and cool
rooms by using windows and the building properly. Dr. Gary Hunt of the Department of Civil and Envir...
Air pollution may increase stroke risk
...for stroke, especially on warm days," he said. On cool
days, researchers noted a link between carbon dioxide levels and ischemic stroke admissions, but believe this may have been a finding by chance. Many experts suspect that air pollution may affect blood volume and resistance of the blood vessels and ...
UF 'smart home' demonstrates concept of automated elderly help and care
...ssistance, much like an air conditioner that pumps cool
air silently and automatically through the home,. For example, with voice commands delivered to the mobile phone, a resident can turn on the lights, stereo, television, and open and close the window curtains. When he or she moves from room to room, ...
Researchers create lung cancer 'cluster bombs'
...y be just the beginning. We're looking at a lot of cool
things we can do down the road." "At this point, we're excited and encouraged about what we've done and what we could do in the future," Loebenberg said, adding that the progress is due to the interdisciplinary collaboration between experts in thr...
Cooling helmets may provide innovative stroke treatment
SAN DIEGO, Feb. 5 Helmets that cool
the brain may minimize stroke damage, according to...tients." Scientists have tried various methods to cool
the brain, including cooling the entire body, using dry ice and blowing cool
air on the head. Howev...
Lower temperatures improve outcomes after bypass surgery
...le the heart is stopped during surgery, physicians cool
a patient's blood as it passes through a heart-lung machine. However, toward the end of the operation, this blood needs to be rewarmed. While the current study demonstrates that the results of past studies have been incorporated into clinical practic...
Optics meeting tips: Internal fingerprints, no cell left behind, 3-D reality
...bel Prize in Physics for development of methods to cool
and trap atoms with laser light and are OSA's newest Honorary Members. Moderated by OSA President Peter Knight, this panel discussion will focus on the moment these scientists knew that they had made a Nobel-worthy discovery and the way this discove...
Life saving option replaces open heart surgery in newborns
...s. We have to put them on cardio-pulmonary bypass, cool
the patient and do deep hypothermic circulatory arrest. On a five or six day old, who may be premature, it's not surprising that the outcomes in terms of the brain are not very good." "Although approximately 80 percent of these infants survive the in...
Tabletop DNA test laboratory
... this usually involves a heating block to heat and cool
samples in test tubes. DSTL has negated the need for the heating block by creating a novel heating system using custom built test tubes made from a Electrically Conducting Polymer or plastic which heats and cools the test tubes individually. This not...