Tag: "knee" at medical news
The Visible Humans: Coming Of Age
...d bone structure. This "morphing" will help create knee
and hip replacement devices custom-tailored to the...nt. (EAI has already produced images that depict a knee
and hip replacement designed to fit the Visible Human male. They will show animations of these and d...
Study Reveals Possible Link Between Osteoarthritis, Diet
...antioxidants in the diet appear to protect against knee
arthritis, adegenerative condition that will becom... "We analyzed blood serum from 200 people with knee
osteoarthritis andcompared their levels of various anti-oxidants with 200 control subjects who didno...
Managed-Care Incentives Should Be Disclosed, Physician Says
...rs'recommendations. "If you come to me with a hurt knee
and I don't order an MRI,"Gallagher says, "you might be more likely to obtain a second opinion if you knewI was getting a bonus for not making referrals." Perhaps the most important impact of broader disclosure might be that it couldact as a deterren...
UCSF Study Shows Novel "Stress-Sharing" Prosthetic Device To Save Legs With Cancer Stimulates Bone Development
...eviceshave been used to replace cancerous bone and knee
joints, allowing the leg tofunction normally. The conventional system involves a titanium implant, a six inch stem that iscemented in the canal of the femur or the thighbone. "Previous research has shown that the conventional implants are becoming ...
Therapy Developed At Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Shows Promise In Preventing Rejection Of Transplanted Organs
...aine required a full kneereplacement and a partial knee
replacement at age 16. Eventually, the toxicity of the various medications began to damage Elaine'skidneys. In November 1995, Scarlett was told that Elaine's kidney function hadbeen reduced to less than 10 percent of normal and she would need hemodia...
National Survey: Leg Crossing Is Taboo But Women Indulge Anyway
... crossing style, most women choose to cross at the knee
(51percent) but men are equally likely to cross at the knee
or at the ankles (both31 percent), the survey showed. In terms of body language, leg crossin...
Computer matches CT scans to disease database
... containing magnetic resonance images of theliver, knee
and possibly the brain soon will be added, says Brodley, who isworking with Avi Kak, a professor of electrical and computer engineering;graduate students Chi-Ren Shyu, Jennifer Dy, Mark Flick, Sean MacArthur andChristina Pavlopoulou; and medical doct...
Family doctors too pessimistic about knee surgery risk
... physicians are too pessimistic about the risks of knee
replacementsurgery, according to a University of T...e and Joint Surgery. The study examined all 18,530 knee
replacements performed in Ontario over aseven-year period and found the chance of needing a second o...
Surgical pain increases risk of infection, study shows
...eralHospital, 30 patients recovering from elective knee
surgery were fitted with adevice to monitor tissue oxygen pressure. All were given standard, intravenousnarcotic pain medication. In addition, the local anesthetic lidocaine wasinjected into the surgical site of some patients - the experimental group...
Injured elite athletes need team support
...ing followed 10 elite amateur athletes with severe knee
injuries for oneyear through their recovery process. She found the athletes were surprised bytheir emotional reaction to their injury, frustrated by the perceived lack ofinformation they were receiving, discouraged by the initial slow gains intherapy...
New tests for blood clots, lung cancer use NIDCR patented technology
...lots that can be associated withartificial hip and knee
replacements. It is a major advance over traditionalmethods like venography, ultrasound, and MRI, all of which are sensitive methodsfor detecting clots, but none of which can distinguish between new and oldclots. AcuTectä recognizes only freshl...
Study shows women more likely to have severe arthritis, less likely to undergo surgery
...two areas of Ontario to identify those with hip or knee
problems, the severity of the illness and their willingness to undergo surgery. The study found an overall underuse of arthroplasty for both sexes, but the degree of underuse was three times as great in women. "In the big picture, it costs the sy...
AAPS PharmSciTech Tip Sheet
...ide used to prevent deep-vein thrombosis following knee
and hip replacement surgery. Palmitoyl dextran-coated liposomes were found to stabilize hirudin, thereby enhancing the peptide's ability to inhibit thrombin. Dynamic Changes in Size Distribution of Emulsion Droplets During Ethyl Acetate-Based Mic...
UF study shows pumping iron improves strength, independence in frail elderly
... the amount of weight they were able to lift. On a knee
extension exercise, they were able to lift 78 percent more on average. The gains were even more pronounced on the study's seven other exercises, where the participants, on average, lifted double or triple the amount of weight at the end of the traini...
First large-scale clinical study establishes the efficacy of the new oral anticoagulant H 376/95
...embolism in patients undergoing total hip or total knee
replacement surgery, according to data presented f... 376/95 in both total hip (p<0.0001) and total knee
replacement (p=0.0014) surgery. The incidence of venous thromboembolism was significantly lower wit...
Newly revised recommendations affirm medicine
...ion for the treatment of patients with pain due to knee
osteoarthritis," Dr. Brandt said. "For many patients with osteoarthritis, when used within the context of a comprehensive treatment program such as this, acetaminophen may be the only drug required for the relief of joint pain."...
Rheumatoid arthritis causes increased complications and health care costs in inpatient and outpatient settings
... ($10,050 more), hip replacement ($9,827 more) and knee
replacement ($9,159 more). "Clearly, efforts to avoid disease progression resulting in joint replacement surgery, and to prevent complications relating to the disease and its therapy are of benefit to patients as well as health care providers an...
New medical research shows protein jump signals who suffers arthritis before X-rays show damage
...antly increases in the blood of people with hip or knee
osteoarthritis even before X-rays reveal joint dam...in." People with five or more years of hip or knee
pain, for example, showed about 33 percent more of the protein in their blood than did people report...
Black men more likely to suffer some osteoarthritis, differences in women weight-related, research shows
...the same proportion of African-American men having knee
osteoarthritis as white men, but blacks were 65 pe...d faced almost three times the risk of more severe knee
osteoarthritis," said Dr. Joanne Jordan, research associate professor of medicine at the UNC-CH Scho...
Genetics likely to be a major factor in osteoarthritis of the hip
...d a family link for osteoarthritis of the hand and knee
but this large-scale study now confirms earlier research suggesting a link in osteoarthritis of the hip. The Nottingham research shows that the risk to siblings is even greater than previously thought, at around three to eightfold the rate of prevale...
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