Tag: "leg" at medical news
Pitt marks 50th anniversary of its Salk polio vaccine with reunion, scientific symposium
...al isolation from their parents, or handicapped by leg
braces until they learned to walk again, have shared longer stories, including how they now cope with the effects of post-polio syndrome. Friends, neighbors and colleagues of Salk and his research team also have come forward, each providing a glimpse...
Stanford patient is first to test new treatment for peripheral arterial disease
STANFORD, Calif. - For several years, crippling leg
pain has prevented Joan Erickson from walking more... the challenges are greater when placing stents in leg
arteries, which are much longer and wider than coronary arteries. A typical coronary stent is no big...
Fractured leg bone not the end of Tutankhamen mystery
...onnolly has re-analysed the original X-rays of the leg
taken by Professor Ronald Harrison in 1968 and has.... Mr Connolly adds: "It's possible Tutankhamen's leg
injury could have been sustained in an accident. There are remarkable similarities between his ribca...
New system for the analysis of facial movement in three dimensions
...muscle from another part of the body. Normally the leg
recto interno or the wide dorsal muscle is used as these have considerable contractile power and achieve a highly acceptable spreading movement at the mouth corners. The patient may move her or his face spontaneously with highly acceptable symmetry, ...
Pet scanning better for heart disease diagnosis, management
...nvolves threading a catheter through a vein in the leg
and injecting a special dye visible on an X-ray into the circulatory system near the heart. Blood flow then can be tracked and blockages detected by observing the dispersion of the dye. An angiogram costs around $4,800, the researchers calculated. ...
Use of cell phone images appears feasible for visualizing leg wounds
...e a feasible approach for visualization of chronic leg
ulcerations, according to an article in the Februa... to background information in the article. Because leg
ulcers and chronic wounds represent important cost factors for health care systems, with transportat...
Culture-specific exercise sparks interest of older women
...and extended head and trunk, rotation, and arm and leg
movements with bent knees. Subjects were asked to replicate the motions, postures and movement speed of the instructor. The entire sequence, which takes 8 to 10 minutes to perform, was repeated several times to provide an aerobic benefit. Particip...
An implanted nerve stimulator helps drop foot sufferers walk faster and better
...lectrical stimulation is applied to a nerve in the leg
through electrodes attached to the skin surface. The electrodes must be placed accurately, which is difficult, painful and time consuming," says Professor Dr Hermie Hermens, cluster manager at the Dutch lead partner, Roessingh Research and Developmen...
Clot-busting drugs may help detect potentially deadly leg clots
...it's not as efficient at finding clots deep in the leg
veins where many of them start. MCG researchers, ...use a clot large enough to occlude a vessel in the leg
would minimize contact between the clot and the blood. Using pigs as their animal model, the researc...
Patients with cancer have highly increased risk for blood clots
... years, with a first deep venous thrombosis of the leg
or pulmonary embolism (blood clot in the lungs), between March 1, 1999, and May 31, 2002, at 6 anticoagulation clinics in the Netherlands. There were 2,131 control participants (partners of the patients). Both groups reported via a questionnaire on ...
Inflammatory cells highly promising target in NF 1
...iatic nerve that connects the spinal cord with the leg
and foot muscles. The tumors can interfere with the function of the brain and other organs, or prevent patients from walking. "Those are particularly tough problems. They're very challenging to treat surgically, and radiation and chemotherapy don't h...
New way to diagnose sciatica may point to a different cause
...e pelvis called piriformis syndrome caused sciatic leg
pain in the majority of patients who had failed di...he sciatic nerve, causing pain to radiate down the leg
and into the foot. However, diagnosing piriformis syndrome is difficult, as there has been no effec...
CT venography increases detection of dangerous blood clots
...st pulmonary emboli occur when a blood clot in the leg
breaks free and travels to the lung. The researchers studied 1,590 consecutive patients undergoing both CTPA and CTV at New York Presbyterian HospitalWeill Medical College at Cornell University for suspected pulmonary embolism between 1998 and 2001....
Rebuilding wounded veterans: Annual review of limb loss & prosthetics research
...osthetic limbs Investigators study the effect of leg
design on the flexibility and structural integrity of monolimbs and the stress distribution at the prosthetic socket-residual limb interface. The data revealed that stress is reduced at the socket-limb interface when a more flexible shank is used, pr...
Spinal repair pioneer to speak in NY on 20th Jan
...lead to a return of sensation and movement to some leg
muscles, potentially allowing them to stand and making movement easier, while tetraplegics (patients with spinal injury high in the neck region), could recover touch sensation and movement of the hands, and regain the ability to dress, feed and clean...
Veterans in better health than other residents of nursing homes, new test for evaluating tinnitus
...ect of experimental electrical stimulation-induced leg
cycling patterns on cycling performance. Five men ... This study investigates the effect of leg
design on the flexibility and structural integrity of monolimbs and the stress distribution at the p...
Requip tablets treat symptoms of primary RLS
.... "Staying asleep was also challenging because my leg
movements disturbed my sleep and I never felt rested in the morning. But being in the clinical trial and taking Requip helped to control my symptoms so that I got more sleep at night." During treatment over a twelve-week period and over the dose ran...
New study links lead exposure with increased risk of cataract
...levels of lead in the tibia, the larger of the two leg
bones below the knee, had a 2.5-fold increased risk for cataract, the leading cause of blindness and visual impairment. "These results suggest that reducing exposure of the public to lead and lead compounds could lead to a significant decrease in the...
Replicating an eel's nerve circuitry may aid paralyzed people
...Etienne-Cummings said. "Instead of stimulating the leg
muscles directly, we want to go to the spinal cord and stimulate the nerves that control the muscles in the legs." He envisions the device that would accomplish this as one that would contain mixed-signal (analog and digital) very large-scale integra...
LA BioMed Medical/Research Briefs December 2004
...stosterone. Moreover, the team found that maximum leg
press strength increased 17 percent with either testosterone alone or training alone, but by 27 percent with both. No adverse effects were seen. Despite these encouraging results, "further research in a larger number of patients is needed before we c...
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