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Postmature Infants Not As Easily Calmed As Other Newborns

... as trembling of the lowerlip, the arms, hands and legs and a nervous mouthing behavior.But the sugar solu...ted nearly three times asmany tremors of the arms, legs or hands. Ongoing research has led Smith and her colleagues to thesurprising hypothesis that the swe...

Organ Rejection Drug Also Shows Promise For The Treatment Of Kidney Disease

...ents with glomerulardisease, cause swelling in the legs or throughout the body. "Clearly, it's been very effective," Briggs says. "MMF can work with lowerdoses ofsteroids to control protein leaks and it sometimes can work alone, avoidingprolonged exposureto steroids and other drugs." The tra...

Powerful AIDS Drugs May Promote Heart Disease

...pads on the back, whilefat wasted from their arms, legs and buttocks. "As the available therapies are allowing people to live longer, we need toconsider their risk of common diseases, and it certainly must be clarifiedwhether specific therapies are putting patients at increased risk for thesesystemic dise...

Study Shows Potential For Quelling AIDS Nerve Pain

...S have these neuropathies, mostoften affecting the legs and feet," says neurologist Justin McArthur, MBBS,M.P.H., "Patients may be in constant pain and many have difficulty walking. It's quite a problem." This spring, McArthur and a research team reported on a multicentertrial of 271 patients with...

School Computer Posture Problems Found

...gled, looking sharply up atmonitors and with their legs dangling, unsupported on the floor." As childrenspend more time at such workstations, she says, their risk for injury is likelyto increase. "Although children do not currently spend prolonged periods of timekeyboarding, their developing musculoskel...

Debilitating Body Image Disorder Often Begins In Teens; Likely To Be Missed

... the face; 30 percent on teeth; 27 percent each on legs andnose. All body parts of concern to the subjects appeared to the interviewers to be normal or to have onlyminimal anomalies. Most participants spent more than three hours a day thinking about theirperceived defects; some said it ...

UCSF Study Shows Novel "Stress-Sharing" Prosthetic Device To Save Legs With Cancer Stimulates Bone Development

...that a newprosthetic device primarily used to save legs with cancer stimulates bonedevelopment. The device directs forces or stress on the leg bone rather thanthe metal implant and this, says the researchers, is necessary to preventloosening and failure often seen in conventional implants. "With this new...

Laser Pointer Helps Parkinson's Patients Take Next Step

...atients overcome freezing episodes,where patients' legs literally freeze in place as they're trying to wal...n in northern New YorkState, noticed that when his legs stopped, looking at patterns on the floorsometimes helped him start moving again. A retired glazier,...

National Survey: Leg Crossing Is Taboo But Women Indulge Anyway

...s-Out, which calls for women to stopcrossing their legs for a single day -- Wednesday, May 26 -- as part o...of comfort, with 72 percent sayingthey cross their legs because it is more comfortable, 57 percent out of habitand 13 percent because they were taught it is...

New gene therapy may allow patients to 'grow' their own bypass around blocked leg arteries

... People who suffer from severe PAOD of the legs often experience severepain even while at rest as well as chronic wounds that won't heal, numbness, aburning sensation in their lower limbs, and gangrene that can lead toamputation. Traditionally, physicians attempt to treat these patients withsurgi...

High blood pressure drug promotes new blood vessel growth in lab animals, providing potential 'angiogenesis' treatment

...its ofatherosclerosis. Many people now lose their legs due to poor circulation causedby atherosclerosis. ... amount oftiny vessels known as capillaries in the legs of the rabbits treated withquinaprilat and VEGF, compared to the other animals. The eight rabbits th...

UNC-CH study shows compressed air sleeve prevents blood clots during hip replacement

...aid. "Clots can form during operations because the legs don't move,and surgeons, who have to twist the leg... not had the inflatabledevices placed around their legs served as control subjects and providedcomparison figures. "The overall prevalence of thromb...

Summer fun could be source of infections: ASM book discusses potential risks, diagnostic signs and preventive measures

...uggests preventive measures, such as tucking pants legs into socks and usinginsect repellent on clothing and skin....

12-year-old Oregon girl is first child to receive new bone growth material in her skull

...ably has Antley-Bixler which caused her elbows and legs to fuse together, craniosynostosis that fused the bones in her skull and Pfeiffer Syndrome whichcaused her face to recess and her ear canals to close off with skin coveringthem. When Emily was six years old pieces of her skull disintegrated as a resu...

Better diagnosis of pain in children

...s, wild movements), how it moves itslegs (kicking, legs drawn up), the posture of the back and body (cramped,twisted, trembling) and the facial expression (grimace, wrinkled up nose,frown). The total scale gives a measure of the pain: no pain (0), mild pain (1-2),pain (3-4) or severe pain (5-7). The metho...

MRI breakthroughs could lead to new tests for heart disease

...vessel disease in the coronary arteries and in the legs at one time, forexample. In June, the MRI researchers reported another breakthrough in MRIimaging. They were first in the world to report the successful use of MRI tovisualize blockages and measure blood flow in vessels leading to the heart. ...

New tests for blood clots, lung cancer use NIDCR patented technology

...vein blood clots, which candevelop in the arms and legs as a result of trauma, surgery, or inactivity. Thetest is also very useful for detecting clots that can be associated withartificial hip and knee replacements. It is a major advance over traditionalmethods like venography, ultrasound, and MRI, all o...

Impotence may be early warning of heart disease

...ther areas of the body including the heart, brain, legs and kidneys. Because the blood vessels that supply the penis are narrower than arteries in other areas of the body, atherosclerosis -- the disease process that leads to heart attacks and strokes -- may manifest itself as erectile dysfunction before ...

Growing blood vessels around clots in leg arteries may treat painful walking

DURHAM, N.C. - Like hearts, legs can also suffer from "attacks" when too little blo...added that use of such angiogenesis factors in the legs "may even be more straightforward than in the heart where the circulation and delivery can be more c...

University of Pittsburgh researcher provides first-ever definition of HIV-associated lipodystrophy

...reduction in fat (lipoatrophy), in the face, arms, legs and buttocks; and an increase in fat (lipodystroph...scan for quantifying muscle, bone and fat in arms, legs and abdomen, and computed tomography (CT) or MRI to quantify and discriminate between visceral and s...

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