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Birth simulator helps physicians I.D. least forceful way to manage problem deliveries

... University, have identified what may be the least forceful way to deliver a baby whose shoulders are stuck in the birth canal. Shoulder dystocia, in which the baby's shoulders won't move past the mother's bony pelvis during delivery, occurs in about 5 percent of births. Of these, up to a quarter of deliveri...

Evidence for shaken baby syndrome is uncertain

...is a term used to describe the consequences of the forceful shaking of infants. It is usually recognised by a triad of injuries - bleeding into the eye and around the brain (subdural and retinal haemorrhages) and brain damage. Patrick Lantz and colleagues report the case of a healthy 14 month old child who wa...

Pediatricians and parents key to improving quality of children's health care

...hild Health Policy. "While pediatricians have been forceful advocates for better insurance coverage for children, they've been less active in the policy debate over quality of care. Their voices need be stronger at both the state and national levels," said Dr. Simpson, a USF professor of pediatrics and chief...

Marrow injection gets damaged hearts moving

... faster heart rate, higher blood pressure and more forceful contractions. Heart function, including wall motion, was evaluated by echocardiography, an imaging test that uses sound waves to generate pictures of the beating heart. Bone marrow for the treatments was obtained from the patient's sternum (breast b...

UF research: For stroke recovery, two therapies better than one

...onds and EMG showed they were able to sustain more forceful contractions than either the group that exercised only the only the affected arm or that received no training. The group that trained with electrical stimulation using only their affected arms also fared considerably better than those receiving no th...

No basis found for conlusion that chiropractic is linked to strokes

...lp correct nerve interference. Manipulation is the forceful passive movement of a joint beyond its active limit of motion. Since it doesn't imply the use of precision, specificity or the correction of nerve interference, it is not synonymous with chiropractic adjustment. Numerous published scientific and me...

Cancer summit launches global commitment to improve cancer care, research and treatment

...ease. "The World Summit Against Cancer is a forceful way of drawing attention to cancer as a global public health problem that will - unless we continue our major investment in scientific discovery and cancer care - become a scourge of the new century," said Richard D. Klausner, M.D., director of the U...

'Biochemical storm' following brain trauma, an important factor in treatment

Oct. 28, 1999, GAINESVILLE---A forceful blow to the head can trigger a "Pacman-like" enzyme to begin gobbling up important structural proteins in the brain for up to one month afterward -- weeks longer than previously suspected, according to a University of Florida Brain Institute research...

UI-led study indicates surgery is the best treatment for severe Bell's palsy paralysis

... the face and measuring a patient'sability to make forceful contractions. If the patient fails to demonstratevoluntary motor function using EMG, the patient likely has only a 42 percentchance of normal or near-normal recovery. However, if individuals within this subgroup opt for surgical decompression of the ...

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