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Treatment Of Distal Ureteral Stones: ESWL Versus URS: A Prospective Randomized Study

...investigators studied two first line approaches to distal ureteralstone removal: extracorporal shock wave li...vice up the ureter). They treated80 patients with distal ureteral stones. Forty had stones smaller than 5millimeters and 40 larger. Following ureteroscopy...

Wake Forest researchers develop new technique to diagnose narrowed heart arteries

...ages in two main arteries supplying the heart (the distal left main and theleft anterior descending). It is important to diagnose blockages in these areasbecause they often require bypass surgery or artery-opening procedures. Theresearch team is now working to measure flow with MRI in the right coronaryarte...

Hand size counts in safe handgun use

... of the backstrap (the rear of the handle) and the distal pad of the index finger (the pad beyond the last k... on the centerline of the trigger. The part of the distal pad in question is the part close to the distal index finger joint, but not so close that the distal...

Blood pressure and cholesterol goals for type 1 diabetics are proposed by University Of Pittsburgh researchers

...ase, 52 developed overt nephropathy, 120 developed distal symmetrical polyneuropathy, and 148 developed proliferative retinopathy. Adjustments for age and gender were generally minor....

Early promise of non-invasive test for colorectal cancer

...ies have focused on the more common lesions of the distal colon and rectum. The new study, by Giovanni Traverso, Kenneth Kinzler, and Bert Vogelstein from Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center, Baltimore, USA, and colleagues focused on patients with proximal cancers-tumours that should be the most difficult to detec...

Low-intensity ultrasound therapy and fracture healing

...ctures at 3 different sites: the tibial shaft, the distal radius and the scaphoid. In all 3 studies, the mean time to healing was shorter in the treatment group than in the control groups (weighted average effect size 6.41; 95% confidence interval 1.01-11.81). The authors acknowledge that, although more and...

Calcium intake may be associated with reduced risk of colon cancer

...heir diets each day had a 40% to 50% lower risk of distal colon cancer compared with participants taking les...e effects of calcium appeared to be limited to the distal colon. Calcium intake did not seem to be associated with the risk of cancers in the right, or proxim...

Angiogenic therapy offers promise for reducing claudication

...ailed, or when the risks of critical ischaemia and distal amputation are high."...

EXANTA (TM), an oral direct thrombin inhibitor, significantly reduces risk of VTE in major OS

...) reduction in the risk of total VTE (proximal and distal DVT and PE) seen following prophylactic treatment (thromboprophylaxis) with EXANTA, compared to enoxaparin. The EXANTA treatment regimen in EXPRESS shows a good balance between efficacy and safety. A small increase in surgery-related bleeding was ...

Rheumatoid arthritis patients caught in middle of doctors' disagreement over hand surgery

...(synovectomy) and wrist bone surgery (resection of distal ulna) were indicated. In the Journal of Hand Surgery paper published earlier this year, the U-M team found that the two types of doctors differed greatly on their perceptions of what surgery could actually do for patients. More than 82 percent of the...

Mayo Clinic study finds increase in forearm fractures among adolescents

...iation (JAMA). During childhood, the incidence of distal forearm fractures (those located near the wrist) typically peaks around age 12 in girls and 14 in boys. Previous studies have documented that most of these fractures occur around the time of the growth spurt during puberty. "Our study examined wheth...

Annals of Internal Medicine tip sheet February 3, 2004

...opy between 1980 and 1998. Overall, 1,368 cases of distal colorectal adenoma were diagnosed.. Women who reported taking up to 14 tablets per week had the lowest relative risk for this cancer. Women who reported never using or rarely using aspirin had the highest relative risk. Authors caution that while low...

New technique for opening blocked carotid arteries significantly lowers complication risk

...arotid artery angioplasty with stenting (CAS) with distal embolic protection (DEP)." It adapts techniques used widely to open vessels that feed the heart to the arteries serving the brain. L. Nelson Hopkins, III, M.D., chair of the UB Department of Neurosurgery, is an international leader in research and c...

Stroke news tips for Thursday, Feb. 5, 2004

...y occurs during stenting even with deployment of a distal protection device, the researchers found. More solid emboli (clots) were seen during manipulations that crossed artery lesions. "In this pilot study, multi-frequency TCD for automated emboli detection registered a high number of events," the resear...

Radiologists back judicious use of CT pulmonary angio in women because of radiation dose to breast

...ome to an agreement as to whether the detection of distal segmental or subsegmental emboli truly impact patient management and are worth the radiation dose to the patient," Dr. Parker said. Thin-layered bismuth breast shields may reduce breast radiation exposure by 57% without greatly affecting diagnostic i...

Long-term high consumption of red and processed meat linked with increased risk for colon cancer

...1982 and 1992/1993 had a 50 percent higher risk of distal colon cancer (a section of the colon near the rect...oultry and fish had a 53 percent increased risk of distal colon cancer, relative to those persons in the lowest tertile at both time points. Long-term consump...

Case definition for polyneuropathy developed to standardize research

ST. PAUL, Minn. A new case definition for distal symmetrical polyneuropathy has been developed by t...ic studies provides the most accurate diagnosis of distal symmetrical polyneuropathy. Electrodiagnostic studies are recommended, since they are objective and ...

Columbia study shows widely used artery clearing device does not help patients during heart attack

...ot improve patient outcomes. The procedure, called distal microcirculatory protection, is commonly and succe... so much damage happens during a heart attack that distal protection is simply too little, too late," said Gregg W. Stone, M.D., director of research and educ...

'Artery clearing' system does not provide benefit for patients undergoing PCI

... attack is common. This debris may travel to more distal smaller vessels (beyond the site of arterial block...and small randomized trials have demonstrated that distal (situated beyond the point in the obstructed artery) protection of the microcirculation during prima...

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