Tag: "function" at medical news
Adhesive tape connected to hospital infections
... "In the grand scheme of things, infections are a function
of many other thingswith the patient and bacteria can be found almost anywhere. But it appears thatdiscarding the outer layer of tape is one simple way of reducing the risk ofbacterial infection," says Dr. Don Redelmeier, associate professor of medic...
Comprehensive pituitary center at Cedars-Sinai brings together under one roof
medical, surgical, research and other components
...s,growth hormone replacement for adults, pituitary function
testing, and more. Inaddition, because Cedars-Sinai oversees more pituitary disease clinical trialsthan almost any other facility in the country, patients will have unparalleledaccess to these research protocols. "We currently have three large NIH gr...
Chill out: it does the heart good
... "These abnormalitiesindicate weakening of cardiac function
and are clear markers that the individualmay have future heart problems." When compared with the patients with lower emotional responsivity, thosewho scored higher had three times higher incidence of ischemia in theselaboratory tests. ...
UCSF Cancer Center joins elite group of National Cancer Institute-designated centers
...ted forcompletion this year. The new building will function
as a clinical component tothe Cancer Research Institute that opened in 1997 at UCSF/Mount Zion. "The completion of the Cancer Research Institute and new clinical cancerbuilding and NCI designation provide tremendous momentum for building anorganizat...
New laser treatment allows patients to swallow and breath easier
... this20-minute procedure, the tumor scabs over and function
is restored. The entireprocess takes about five days and is generally accomplished on an outpatientbasis. According to the experience from the use of PDT at other institutions,the only side effect is temporary extreme photosensitivity, whi...
UCSF researchers report new risk factors for non-Hodgkin's lymphoma
...phomas are B celllymphomas. Antigen-driven B cells function
as part of the immune system bysecreting antibodie... in the body. B cells canaccumulate if they do not function
properly, leading to the development ofnon-Hodgkin's lymphoma.During the study, which was conducted ...
UI study identifies mechanism that causes cardiomyopathy, exacerbates muscular dystrophy
...sruption in thesarcoglycan complex upsets vascular function
and causes injury in cardiac andskeletal muscles. This injury leads to cardiac complications, which exacerbateLGMD. "A number of proteins in cardiac muscle have been shown to be involved incardiomyopathy," Campbell said. "However, our study opens up ...
UI researchers learn more about how exercise affects the colon
...hat it's not necessarily true that "better"colonic function
means more colonic activity. Part of the colon's j...gy. The study was part of a largerstudy on colonic function
under physiological conditions....
Hypothyroidism during pregnancy linked to lower IQ for child
...oup of 124 control children whose mothers' thyroid function
in pregnancy wasnormal. At the time of the study, the children ranged in age from 7 to 9 years. Theyparticipated in a series of 15 psychological tests relating to intelligence,attention, language, reading and school problems, and visual-motor perform...
New studies of a liquid of life -- Lung surfactant
...tension tends to compress the alveoli. The primary function
of lung surfactant is to form amonolayer at the alveolar air/water interface capable of lowering the surface tension to nearzero values, said Ding. The physical and chemical properties of the monolayerdetermine how low the surface tension can be. ...
MRI for carpets & fabrics: Researchers apply medical diagnostic tool to wide range of industrial processes
...here it accumulates, andmonitored its removal as a function
of time during conditionssimulating industrial dry...it in the instrument, and takesnapshot images as a function
of drying time." Beckham will present the latest MRI results at the 218thNational Meeting of the Am...
Whole-organ pancreas transplants and partial liver transplant programs arepriorities for renowned transplant surgeon at Cedars-Sinai
... of arterial reconstruction thatresulted in better function
and improved success rates. Dr. Shackleton served from 1995 to 1997 as program director for Cedars-Sinai'sCenter for Liver Diseases and Transplantation. He is returning to Cedars-Sinaito expand the spectrum of transplant services and to assist in the...
Selective and nonselective beta-blockers equally effective in preventing sudden death
...s used in this study appeared to alter ventricular function
of theheart. The other researchers involved in this study were UT Southwesternmedical resident Dr. Susan Fesmire; VA research nurse Lucille Marcoux; researchassistants Debra Lyyski and Michael Sprague; and Dr. Harold Kennedy, a professorof me...
UCSF professor receives Pharmaceutical Scientist of the Year Award
... The group was the first to clone and describe the function
of a key type of human transporter that plays a ma...the human liver and which may also serve a similar function
in the kidney. The cloning success sets the stage for understanding the molecular mechanisms of thi...
First link demonstrated between multiple concussions, neuropsychological deficits in college athletes
... in thisstudy allow us to thoroughly measure brain function
and make more informeddecisions." Dr. Collins continues: "And for players who have sustained more than oneconcussion over their career, we need to be even more cautious because our studyshowed the damage can last years." Of the players involved in th...
'Sun-glasses' in the eye
...ls of light intensities. Of key importance for the function
of the retina is the conversion of photonsinto neu...Novartis, Basel/Switzerland), the distribution and function
of themetabotropic glutamate receptor 8, mGluR8, was studied in the retina. Employingimmunoelectron ...
UI study advances understanding of antimicrobials and cystic fibrosis-related infection
...cond, treatment using antimocribalfactors that can function
well in high-salt liquid could be beneficial." "This work helps lay the foundation on which new treatments can be built forcystic fibrosis," said co-investigator Michael J. Welsh, M.D., UI professor ofinternal medicine, and physiology and biophysics....
'Revolutionary' treatment for birth defect improves survival of newborns
... you don't excessively distend the lungs, theywill function
and recover better. "We believe babies are smarter than we are. It's our goal to augment their ownrespiratory drive and find a gentler ventilator strategy that is comfortable forthem." The cause of diaphragmatic hernia is unknown, but it's often diag...
Cancer tumors shown to consume large amounts of vitamin C
...r glucose transportermolecules and vitamin C might function
in cancer cells, as malignant cellsdevour more glucose than normal cells to obtain the energy they need to grow. Subsequently, their laboratory studies with myeloid leukemia cells showed thatthe cells accumulated high levels of vitamin C through thei...
Drug offers new hope for victims of cardiac arrest
...l to hospital dischargewith full recovery of brain function
was observed in persons treated withamiodarone, the investigators did not feel that this difference was conclusive. "Stopping the cardiac arrest and successfully getting patients to thehospital is a big step, but it's only the first hurdle," ...
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