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Study finds HIV protein can drive immune cells away

... produced to summon immune cells to the site of an injury or infection. The molecule is known to interact with a T cell receptor called CXCR4 which also is used by HIV when it binds to and enters T helper cells. Investigating whether HIV infection involves the same kind of cellular repulsion observed in t...

Elastic nails help children with broken legs recover faster than traction and body casting

...ur fractures are the most common major orthopaedic injury in children. Children's Hospital sees approximately one child with a femur fracture each week for a total of approximately 40 to 50 each year. Children who range between 6 and 14 years old make up about two-thirds of that population....

Child safety restraint use increasing in auto trips

...lt seat belts, putting them at unnecessary risk of injury in a crash. Partners For Child Passenger Safety (P...S data indicate a significant reduction in risk of injury to children in crashes. "Motor vehicle crashes still remain the leading cause of death for children...

Researchers at Wake Forest University Baptist use Botox to treat CP

...otox on CP patients since 1988. CP is caused by an injury to the developing central nervous system during or shortly after birth. The disease causes the brain to send abnormal messages to muscles in the arms and legs, causing them to stiffen and contract (muscle spasticity). Patients with CP often have diff...

American Thoracic Society Journal news tips for May 2004 (first issue)

...ffective noninvasive technique that minimized lung injury to premature baboons that are at risk of developin... need for long-term ventilator support. (BPD lung injury in tiny premature infants results from stretching of the air sacs by the high pressure needed to inf...

Researchers invent way to determine optimal conditions for spinal cord nerve regen in lab animals

... contribution toward a solution to the spinal cord injury problem," adds Michael Yaszemski, M.D., Ph.D., orthopedic spinal surgeon and chemical engineer. The determination of the effectiveness of the scaffolding is important because other surgical attempts to regenerate nerve growth do not direct and suppor...

Microwave ovens should warn of exploding eggs

...e of a 9 year old girl who sustained a serious eye injury from an exploding microwaved egg. The girl reheate...e authors. In view of the potential seriousness of injury from exploding microwaved eggs, such warnings should be made more obvious, possibly being displayed ...

Electronic nose device proves effective for diagnosing pneumonia and sinusitis

...serious bacterial infection that can cause serious injury or even death; indeed, it remains a leading cause of death in intensive care units (ICUs)," said lead author of the first study, C. William Hanson III, MD, Professor of Anesthesia and board-certified expert in critical care medicine. "Treating this ...

Robotic technology teaches spinal cord injury patients to walk again

...interdepartmental clinical program for spinal-cord injury and is an assistant professor of neurology and physical medicine and rehabilitation. Dr. Patricia Winchester, chairwoman of physical therapy, said: "The functional results we see with body-weight supported treadmill training go beyond improved muscl...

Bone implants could aid healing after tooth removal

...t victims who've lost large amounts of bone due to injury and cancer patients who have had large bony lesions in the jaw surgically removed," Mikos said....

New UNC study shows Hurricane Floyd boosted abuse and non-abuse brain injuries in children

...of cases of both inflicted and non-inflicted brain injury among small children, a new study shows. Increased... may have taken a toll. "Inflicted traumatic brain injury in the most affected counties increased dramatically in the six months following the disaster when c...

Understanding epilepsy

...ng and embarrassing; they can result in accidental injury or even death. Imagine the restrictions this places on an active life. A person with epilepsy can't drive a car, hold certain jobs, or participate fully in recreational activities." "This is a disease that strikes the young, often children," Dr. Eng...

Epilepsy presents unique problems for women

.... If they do, they may have more seizures and risk injury to themselves and the fetus. They may be subject t...king their medication without risking seizures and injury to themselves and their unborn."...

Expert calls for standard epinephrine doses when treating children in cardiac arrest

...other organs, which could contribute to subsequent injury to vital tissues. Because children often suffer cardiac arrest from asphyxia rather than primary dysfunction of the heart, they offer a unique opportunity to understand the overall risks and benefits of epinephrine, he said. Dr. J. Julio Prez Fontn ...

Successful therapy for head and neck cancer may lead to long-term circulatory problems

... have noted that after neck irradiation, long-term injury commonly occurs in the carotid arteries. Atherosclerotic and thrombotic complications have drawn the most attention. For example, in a study of 910 patients who survived at least five years after irradiation of head and neck tumors, stroke occurred ...

Concussion causes emotional disturbances, say researchers

... "Our results support a causal link between sports injury and subsequent emotional distress," says Lynda Mai...nderstanding of psychological recovery from sports injury that will eventually guide the clinical management of all types of injury, in particular short-term ...

Ultrasound treatment for hurt muscles may feel good, but doesn't promote healing, study suggests

...he impact created a contusion in each muscle. "The injury is similar to what might happen to a field hockey ..., he worries that treating a sports-related muscle injury with ultrasound may give an athlete a false sense of security. "Because the injured muscle feels bet...

Bright clothing and white helmets cut motorcycle deaths

...ent clothing had a 37% lower risk of crash related injury than other drivers. Compared with wearing a black ...e was no association between risk of crash related injury and the frontal colour of drivers' clothing or motorcycle. Increasing the use of reflective or fluor...

Alcohol limit for drink driving should be much lower

...uence people's estimates of their relative risk of injury or death while driving. Drinking and driving policies and decisions about enforcement need to be hinged on the scientific evidence, he concludes....

Changes in ovaries could indicate higher risk of ovarian cancer

...n this study are not the result of inflammation or injury to the ovary. They'd also like to test for other molecular markers, like Bcl-2, which could also indicate an increased risk of ovarian cancer....

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