Tag: "function" at medical news
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Now Offers Microwave Thermotherapy For Treatment Of Prostate Disease
...compared to conventional surgery) Preserves sexual function
New Use of An Old Test Can Help Brain-Injured Patients
...ion,Satish adds that they sustain subtle executive function
deficits which are hardto measure using environmental tests. "By being able to consistently measurewhat problems these brain-injured patients are having, we can tailorrehabilitation efforts much better. This program is both time effective and costef...
Neurobiologists Show How The Brain Processes Signals From Pheromones
...g up the wiring diagram, and strangely enough, its function
can besubstituted by a molecule whose function
is totally unrelated," says Mombaerts. In fact, Mombaerts says, the two receptors share only one thi...
Carnegie Mellon, Pitt Team Show That Adult Brains Compensate For Damage To Language Systems After Stroke Occurs
... show that part of the recovery is dueto the brain function
reorganization, a re-balancing of the network, like thecast of a play adjusting to the loss of a key actor. The adjustment can beginwithin a day or two after the stroke, and can continue for many months....
New Three Year Follow-up Data Of Novantrone In Multiple Sclerosis
...urologic impairment by rating a patient's level of function
from zero (normalneurological exam) to 10 (death d...for months or years. Eventually, the neurological function
ofpatients who develop secondary progressive MS begins to steadily worsen asflares become more frequ...
Bone Marrow With Organ Transplants Reduces Rejection Of Transplanted Organs, Reports University Of Pittsburgh
...splantation, surgeons are not only replacing organ function
but they arealso exposing the recipient to the donor's immune system. Augmenting this process with donor bone marrow cells seems to be paying clinicaldividends, their current findings suggest. Dr. Rao reports that the overallincidence of acute cellu...
Updated Results On Heart Assist Device Presented At International Transplant Meeting
...tagnant,artificial assist devices serve a critical function
by providing patients ameans to sustain heart function
until human donor hearts can be found. Thereare currently more than 4,200 patients on the national ...
Better Integration Of Long-Term And Acute Care Of Elderly Needed
...alysis of the Medical Research Council's cognitive function
and ageing study. They found that disabled elderly people both use acute hospitals extensively and a large proportion of them live outside institutions, depending on formal and informal care givers. In their analysis of 10,377 people in Cambridgeshi...
Bone Marrow With Heart And Lung Transplants Reduces Rejection Of Transplanted Organs, Reports University Of Pittsburgh
...nsplantation, surgeons are not only replacingorgan function
but they are also exposing the recipient to the donor's immunesystem....
Nighttime Asthma Squeezes School Attendance
...the amount or quality of sleep, the children don't function
aswell the next day. And parents may suffer when they lose sleep to care for theirsick children." Diette and his colleagues surveyed 400 parents whose children sufferedasthma and were treated by doctors at managed care clinics. During the mon...
ALA/ATS Meeting Explores Gender Differences In Smoking And Lung Transplant Outcomes And Heart Attack Risk From Asthma Medication
... by either lung transplant failure/death or bypoor function
due to chronic rejection. They found that the rat...rvival (a functioning transplanted lung) with good function
was 29% at 24months after transplantation for the male donor lung into female recipientcombination. ...
New Type Of Artificial Surfactant Shows Promise In Treating Lung Disease
...rs to act as a protective barrier, allowing normal function
of akey substance that lines the air spaces in the...a lung secretion that is vital to normal pulmonary function
becauseit keeps the lungs from collapsing after each breath. Reporting today (May 4) at the annua...
From Houses Of Mercy To Temples Of Surgical Precision -- A New Book Explores The History Of Hospitals
... unfolds, the reader learns that the way hospitals function
andwho they serve reflect cultural change and help define it. After sketching theirorigins in Byzantium, Risse portrays hospitals in the Middle Ages as houses ofrefuge and dying, where moral and spiritual concerns prevailed and wherecaregivers were e...
Therapy Developed At Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Shows Promise In Preventing Rejection Of Transplanted Organs
...ember 1995, Scarlett was told that Elaine's kidney function
hadbeen reduced to less than 10 percent of normal ...ine was ecstatic that hernew kidney had started to function
immediately. "She just started crying and weboth just cried," said Scarlett. Elaine passed the thre...
Nerve Cells Live Long And Talkative Lives In Sculpted Colonies On Silicon Chips
...into a living brain."Such an implant might restore function
lost by disease or injury, Berger said."But the first step toward this is having a silicon chip live with andcommunicate with nerve cells," said Brinton, "and this is what we have begun todo." Brinton will present an overview of her work at the Unive...
New Strategy May Succeed At Extending The Life Of Transplanted Kidneys
...ut, on average, a transplanted kidney continues to function
foronly nine years. Now, doctors at the University...and Medical Center say anew strategy to extend the function
of transplanted kidneys shows promise. In a study of 60 people who had received kidney transplants ...
Sniffing Out The Promise Of Anti-Angiogenesis Therapy
...e IM862 is that itworks indirectly by altering the function
of other cells. IM862, for instance,seems to inte...thelial growth factors, or VEGFs, and blocking the function
of BFGF whichGill says are "major mediators of angiogenesis, tumor growth and spread. Thesegrowth f...
Ordinary Touches Multiply Into Severe Pain For Fibromyalgia Patients
...t like a weight being droppedon you, and you can't function
anymore," she said. LeMay said she is hopeful that Staud's research will lead to more effectivetreatment for fibromyalgia patients and better understanding by the generalpublic. "In our society, you either get better or you die, and fibromyalgia pati...
Cellular Implants Explored For Brain Trauma
...udying how implanted hNT cells might improve brain function
in an injured rat. "We found that cells implanted directly adjacent to the injured site 24 hoursafter the initial trauma survive, appear healthy, and integrate into the hosttissue," says Ramesh Raghupathi, PhD, assistant professor of neurosurgery and...
Depression May Lower Your Sex Hormones
...severe major depression havedisturbance of gonadal function
as reflected by decreased testosteroneconcentration," said Dr. Ulrich Schweiger, head of the study. Comparison of men with depression and those without showed: Lower testosterone concentrations during daytime and significantly lowerconcentrations at...
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