Tag: "injury" at medical news
Promise of stem cells amplified
...to other cells in the brain and body. Spinal cord injury
results in a cut through the axons, breaking the information circuit and resulting in paralysis. Even if the neurons are able to regrow new axons, they require oligodendrocytes to form new myelin. "By transplanting new oligodendrocytes, we repaired t...
New understanding of neural circuits may help development of thought-controlled prosthetic devices
...can determine ways to help those who experience an injury
or have a disorder that has damaged their circuits...es in order to move an arm, hand, leg, or foot. An injury
that causes the loss of a limb or damage to the spinal cord can sever this communication line and pr...
Mayo Clinic research shows stroke rehabilitation best served by physical training
...tively affect recovery rate after strokelike brain injury
by improving the ability to concentrate on a task or thought. However, applying these findings to humans in previous studies of stroke recovery has produced mixed results. One reason is that it's difficult to study stroke recovery because of the vari...
Wound healers cause skin disease
... shown that cells which heal the skin following an injury
play an important role in the development of the s...e involved in the healing of the skin following an injury
and in the regular renewing of the skin. Normally these cells wait until they receive a signal to d...
Dartmouth study suggests caution against using certain drugs to unclog heart arteries
...ronary artery disease or in response to mechanical injury
such as angioplasty (a non-surgical procedure to o...So even if no there is no angiogenesis, mechanical injury
alone will still stimulate smooth muscle growth," Simons said. This duality could make both angioge...
Plastic surgeons honor 'Patients of Courage' overcoming difficult obstacles, inspiring others
PHILADELPHIA Each year, devastating illness or injury
results in life-altering reconstructive plastic surgery for many. Despite the obstacles they face, some of these patients focus on the silver lining of their experience making positive changes in their lives and, in some cases, a profound impact on o...
International MRC trial finds a routine treatment for head injury may do more harm than good
...uited from nearly 50 countries is the largest head injury
trial ever conducted. The trial, co-ordinated by r...eam looked specifically at whether the severity of injury
or how quickly the treatments were administered might affect the outcome, they found no change in th...
Widely used treatment for head injuries found to be harmful
...lts (from 239 hospitals in 49 countries) with head injury
were randomly allocated corticosteroids (methylpre...teroid treatment on disability 6 months after head injury
will be reported as soon as these data are available. Many other treatments of uncertain effectivene...
Child health improvement through computer automation
...delines for shot administration, vision screening, injury
prevention, management of chronic diseases and a myriad of other child and adolescent medicine topics often overwhelm busy pediatricians who often rely on memory. Most physicians do not use computerized guidelines because they can be costly or, unlik...
Researchers examine recurrence of low back pain
...pants who recently have recovered from a back pain injury
will undergo four sets of similar testing exercises in the lab, and then will be monitored for an entire year. Both studies, conducted at laboratories in Athens and Columbus, Ohio, are expected to start in October. The project builds on previous wo...
A glass of red wine a day may keep prostate cancer away
..., from increased overall cancer risk to accidental injury
and social problems. But for men who already are consuming alcohol, I think the results of this study suggest that modest consumption of red wine four to eight 4-ounce drinks per week is the level at which you might receive benefit. Clearly other s...
Federal policy has failed to prepare nation for possibility of bioterrorism
... participate in a program that ran a small risk of injury
from adverse reactions to the vaccine. To similarly motivate bioterror responders, LeRoy proposes that Congress cap malpractice insurance for emergency-room doctors who agree to be vaccinated. "This approach would cause emergency doctors to link two...
Consumers with health insurance are willing to help cover costs for uninsured people
...y designed would work in the case of an illness or injury
to themselves or others. The study demonstrated that when groups of citizens deliberate on this issue, even those with insurance recognize and are willing to accept tradeoffs between having more generous benefits and having coverage for all. During ...
New research calls for schools to be more aware of head injuries
...to school and classroom performance following head injury
reveals that teachers are often unaware of the injury
and that children only very rarely receive specialist help, despite having attention and memory prob...
Getting relief from pain can be shocking
...ople suffering from chronic pain caused by a nerve injury
are experiencing relief through the use of electrical stimulation of the spinal cord. The journal Neuromodulation, published by Blackwell on behalf of the International Neuromodulation Society and the International Functional Electrical Stimulation S...
Will the insured sacrifice to help cover the uninsured? New study suggests yes
...y designed would work in the case of an illness or injury
to themselves or others. By watching what choices the 322 players made when they were designing health plans for themselves, and listening to the conversations the players had when they had to work together as a group to design a health plan for thei...
3D neutron-based medical imaging, 4D lung scans, and hitting a moving tumor
...rs." Since healthy tissue cannot always be spared injury
during treatment, it is helpful to know which healthy tissue is the most important to the survival of the patient, so that the delivered radiation can be steered away. Conversely, the important part of tumors can be singled out for attention. To ac...
Triple-contrast CT depicts internal injury from gunshot and stab wounds
...g the absence or presence of peritoneal damage and injury
extent. The study group included 111 patients with...nds and three impalements. CT depicted peritoneal injury
in 68 (34 percent) of the patients and had an overall accuracy rate of 98 percent. Until recently,...
Antioxidant component of green tea blocks new but not established arterial plaque in mice
...he effect of EGCG on new plaque at the site of the injury
as well as on established plaque in the aorta. EGCG was injected once a day, five days a week after carotid artery injury, and animals were sacrificed three days, 21 days and 42 days after injury. Atherosclerotic development and benefits of treatment...
Patient safety study provides first national estimate of adverse events in Canadian hospitals
...ed with an adverse event defined as an unintended injury
or complication resulting in death, disability or prolonged hospital stay caused by health care management rather than the patient's underlying condition. Researchers from seven Canadian universities, led by the University of Toronto (U of T) and the...
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