Tag: "loosening" at medical news
Researchers search for first sign of congestive heart failure
...least not the first problem, Dr. Kapuku says. Like loosening
the belt to eat a big meal, the heart must relax to fill with blood. In fact, the heart is relaxed two-thirds of the time and a healthy left ventricle which pumps blood to the body should fill with blood during the early stage of relaxation. Scient...
Tracing the life cycle of a manmade disease
...ually it would attack and destroy the bone tissue, loosening
the implant to the point of failure. It turned out that this complication was an entirely new manmade disease called periprosthetic osteolysis a condition spawned inadvertently by the medical pioneers who, in finding a treatment for debilitating hi...
MDCT is better than plain film in diagnosing hip replacement complications
...lms. The ability to diagnose acetabular component loosening
on MDCT was influenced by the experience of the radiologists reading the exam, said Dr. Farber. "When the most experienced radiologist read the exam, the accuracy rate was 72%." Dr. Farber noted that they are currently comparing MDCT to plain film t...
UB, military collaborate on design, testing of first drug to prevent noise-induced hearing loss
...mpound approved by the FDA in a different form for loosening
mucus in airways or breathing tubes and for treating liver damage from overuse of acetaminophen. Bringing it to the clinical trial stage for use against noise-induced hearing loss involved a series of studies begun in 1995 and a collaboration between...
Aircraft technology helps diagnose artificial hip, knee problems
...ne around the prosthesis. This contributes to the loosening
and separation of the interface, which necessitates revision surgery to repair it. "Polyethylene wear debris can be a significant problem for patients because a loosened joint can cause great discomfort," said Meyer, a Cranston resident. "If we can ...
M.I.N.D. Institute study confirms autism increase
... increase in autism cases cannot be explained by a loosening
in the criteria used to make the diagnosis. Some children reported with mental retardation and not autism did meet criteria for autism, but this misclassification does not appear to have changed over time. Because more than 90 percent of the childr...
Study shows loosening managed care restrictions may improve doctor-patient relationship
...Across the United States, managed health plans are loosening
restrictions on patients access to specialist care. According to this study, this trend may lead to better patient relationships with their primary care practitioners, says the studys lead author Christopher Forrest, MD, PhD, associate professor of h...
Majority of patients in point-of-service health plans never use self-referral option for specialty care
...e insurance "gatekeeper." "Our research shows that loosening
the gatekeepers restrictions does not lead to uncontrolled use of specialty services. The potential downside is counterbalanced by the greater patient satisfaction, " explains co-author Jonathan P. Weiner, PhD, professor and deputy director of the He...
UCSF Study Shows Novel "Stress-Sharing" Prosthetic Device To Save Legs With Cancer Stimulates Bone Development
... findings suggest this device will notonly prevent loosening
of the prosthetic device but will also allow patie...stress,they said, the bone atrophies, resulting in loosening
of the implant. Another problem with the conventional device is that bone and metal are notcompatibl...
Bone Cement Used In Total Hip Replacements Slowly Degrades In Body Over Time, According To UCSF Study
... and this, says researchers, may contribute to the loosening
incemented total hip replacements. "This is the f...ic socket may become loose, resulting in pain. If loosening
issignificant, a revision of the joint replacement may be needed. About 90percent of hip replacemen...