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Treatment for brain tumor does not always follow recommendations

...on for diagnosis or treatment. The data collection instruments included questionnaire forms given at enrollment, during the perioperative period, and at follow-up intervals of 3 months until death or a maximum of 24 months. Of the patients recorded in the GO database, 565 patients with newly diagnosed tumors wer...

Vaginal hysterectomy leads to better outcomes than abdominal surgery

...the uterus is removed with the help of specialized instruments and a small fiber optic camera inserted through a small incision in the abdomen. Some laparoscopic hysterectomies also include a vaginal surgical component. Johnson and colleagues concluded that the laparoscopic procedure had some of the same advanta...

Most alcohol-related plane crashes occur at night and in worsening weather conditions

... in operating a plane, such as interpreting flight instruments or coping with spatial disorientation," said lead study author and medical epidemiologist Guohua Li, M.D., Dr.P.H., professor of emergency medicine at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and professor of health policy and management at th...

Acupuncture relieves pain and improves function in knee osteoarthritis

... assessed using standard arthritis research survey instruments and measurement tools, such as the Western Ontario McMasters Osteoarthritis Index (WOMAC). Patients' progress was assessed at 4, 8, 14, and 26 weeks. By week 8, participants receiving acupuncture were showing a significant increase in function and ...

ESA at the world's largest medical exhibition

...ce for research, as well as for the testing of new instruments and methods in weightlessness. For instance, the b...ors at ESA have developed many innovative methods, instruments and technologies to deal with the adverse effects of weightlessness and to monitor astronauts' bodie...

The NIH funds network to study drug-induced liver injury (DILIN)

...f DILIN is to develop standardized definitions and instruments to identify and fully characterize cases of drug-i... liver disease and will prospectively assess these instruments for sensitivity and specificity. Patient enrollment is ongoing. ...

Health state values for patients with CAD vary according to the measure used to generate them

...n Health presents the first attempt to compare two instruments using a population with coronary artery disease (CAD) enrolled in a multinational, randomized, double-blind clinical trial. The objective of the study was to compare the calculated HUI3 and the SF-6D values in CAD patient population. Economic eval...

Angioplasty, robotically assisted keyhole bypass combo appears effective

...one hole and a camera through the other. Surgical instruments are used in the larger hole.The surgeon holds inst...terprets the surgeon's movements and maneuvers the instruments performing the surgery.The computer eliminates the slightest tremor in the surgeon's hands for a les...

Heart arrhythmias easily treated, yet few know risks

...eries in the groin area and neck, Wilber used tiny instruments to identify the abnormal electrical pathway in her heart and ablate (destroy) it with high frequency radio waves. After the procedure, Sandra said "If I had known how simple this was, I would have done it earlier." She has had no more incid...

Tabletop DNA test laboratory

...20 strong patents on PCR development, field-tested instruments and continuing research projects supporting the Ministry of Defense and Department of Health. It is fair to say that we have taken PCR out of the research lab and into the field where it is most needed." The PCR process heats and cools samples...

Congress of Neuological Surgeons meets in San Francisco

...eurosurgical techniques, exhibits about the newest instruments and technology in the neurosurgical community, and examples of clinical and laboratory advances in neurological surgery....

Respiratory therapists twice as likely to have asthma than other therapists

.... Respiratory therapists who reported sterilizing instruments with glutaraldehyde-based solutions once a month or more, in comparison to those who did not, showed a higher prevalence of wheezing, waking by cough, and reported asthma. In addition, respiratory therapists who perceived their workplace to have ina...

Global air pollution map produced by Envisat's SCIAMACHY

... financed SCIAMACHY flying on Envisat. While both instruments function in the same way, GOME has a limited spatial resolution of only 320 x 40 km, compared to a typical 60 x 30 km with SCIAMACHY, which also observes the atmosphere in two different views downwards or 'nadir' looking as well as making 'limb' obse...

Endoscopic approach best for repairing bone defect between brain, nasal cavity

...st medium and computerized tomography and may need instruments to probe the area to identify the location of the tiniest leaks. They can use nasal mucosa, cartilage and abdominal fat to repair holes. Patients are hospitalized for several days and shouldn't exert themselves following surgery. ...

Envisat Symposium report day 3: Satellites supporting Kyoto - our future is in our forests

...mbining the results from all available space-based instruments to monitor global carbon flux over a seven-year period from 1997. In addition, a forest monitoring service is included in ESA's Global Monitoring for Environment and Security (GMES) Services Element, addressing Kyoto reporting needs as well as servi...

Envisat Symposium report day 2: GMES turns science to services

...cular focus on the performance of multiple Envisat instruments and the quality of their data products, including the Advanced Synthetic Aperture Radar (ASAR), the Medium Resolution Imaging Spectrometer (MERIS), the Advanced Along Track Scanning Radiometer (AATSR) and the Radar Altimeter-2 (RA-2). Also discussed...

Envisat Symposium day one: Steady symphony of Europe's largest satellite

The ten instruments aboard ESA's 8.2-tonne Earth Observation satellite...legacy within GMES, as the spacecraft's individual instruments are inspiring the design of the new generation of operational satellites at the centre of the space ...

Taking apart a hurricane: Multi-sensor Envisat sees through Frances

...ge of this unique single-spacecraft combination of instruments the Medium Resolution Imaging Spectrometer (MERIS...perature measured by AATSR or comparable satellite instruments may not by themselves show these warm upper ocean features, particularly during summer months in tro...

Envisat witnesses return of the South Polar ozone hole

...herlands Meteorological Institute (KNMI). "The two instruments give us a combined data set that stretches over te...'s ten-instrument Envisat spacecraft carries three instruments to measure the atmosphere; the results here come from SCIAMACHY, which provides global coverage of t...

Scientists meet to review Envisat results after two and a half years of operations

...ld. It carries ten sophisticated optical and radar instruments to observe and monitor the Earth's land, atmosphere, oceans and ice caps, maintaining continuity with the Agency's ERS missions started in 1991. Envisat data collectively provide a wealth of information on the workings of the Earth system, including ...

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