Tag: "machine" at medical news
Seeing into the Alzheimers brain
...ing about it. The "camera" in question is really a machine
called a PET scanner; PET stands for positron emis...-M neurologist leading the research team. "The PET machine
looks very much like an MRI or CT scanner, but it's different because it can show not just what the ...
Surgeons perform nation's first Zeus robotics system-assisted gastric bypass surgery
... hers. "It's like the difference between a sewing machine
and sewing something by hand," she says. "The doctor is still in control, but the robot assisted him in internal suturing, resulting in a very fine incision which is barely noticeable. I don't feel like I've even had an operation."...
NIST 'pins' down imaging system for the blind
... a succession of images on a reusable surface. The machine
uses about 3,600 small pins that can be raised in any pattern, and then locked into place for reading. The pins then can be withdrawn and reset in a new pattern. Each image is sent electronically to the device, which uses software to determine how t...
Using their heads
...Bayly himself)--headed soccer balls ejected from a machine
at 20 and 26 mph. Each of the test subjects wore a headpiece (designed by Washington University mechanical engineering student Jeremy Neubauer) equipped with three "accelerometers," small devices that directly measure accelerations in the x, y and z...
Robotic heart surgery: making repairs without lifting the hood
...gery. The time needed on a cardiopulmonary bypass machine
was also slightly longer. Patients in the study had no major complications. In 14 cases, imaging tests confirmed that the defect had been successfully closed. One patient required a repair five days later. Surgeons did this through a three-inc...
Making heart surgery more brain-friendly
...n damage associated with the use of the heart lung machine
can be significantly reduced by modifying the trad...y--under pressure exerted by the heart-lung bypass machine
(which keeps blood flowing to the brain). Alan Markowitz, MD, and a team of researchers at The Res...
Anesthesia drug may better protect newborn brains during heart surgery
...B) reroutes a patient's blood through a heart-lung machine
while surgeons repair complex heart defects. During low-flow CPB, blood flow to the brain is reduced to 10 percent of normal, as opposed to deep hypothermic circulatory arrest (DHCA), in which blood flow is completely stopped. Even though low-flow CP...
Transplanted kidneys from living donors survive longer with Neoral compared with tacrolimus
...sis, involving hours hooked up to a blood-cleaning machine
three times a week and the consequent impairment of their independence and quality of life. It is therefore vital that studies like this are undertaken to help doctors find ways to reduce the risk of transplant failure." Approximately 30,000 people...
School lunch options crowd out fruits and vegetables
...ion, the researchers found. For each snack vending machine
present in the schools, students' average daily fruit consumption dropped by 11 percent. An increasing number of schools are offering a la carte and vending options along with more traditional lunches, according to Kubik and colleagues, who note that...
Physics and medicine in San Diego
...avis, is building a CT (X-ray computed tomography) machine
specifically for breast cancer screening purposes. Dr. Boone hopes that the more detailed information provided by the breast CT scan will result in earlier detection of breast cancer, which means saving lives. Boone ( firstname.lastname@example.org )...
New fitness system turns couch potatoes into armchair troopers
...ped Exten Fitness Systems identify the benefits to machine
users, their product's key markets and market the no-sweat work out that is set to help counter the UK''s ''couch potato'' culture. A total of 23 exercises from a 10 chair system means that users can complete a workout in 30 minutes. The benefits of ...
Blood dilution during bypass surgery associated with kidney damage
...use of donated human blood to prime the heart-lung machine
pump. Other studies have suggested that the lowest...ure during the period of support on the heart-lung machine
and were surprised to find that changes in blood pressure had little effect on kidney damage. Staffo...
NYU School of Medicine attracts a powerful MRI machine
...nter of a 7-Tesla MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) machine
expected to be in operation in 2004 at the School of Medicine. It will be the most powerful MRI machine
in the New York metropolitan area and one of only a handful of such big magnets available for clinic...
Researchers fly away from gravity on the 35th ESA Parabolic Flight Campaign
...s form in artificial blood and testing an exercise machine
designed for astronauts to studying the behaviour of so-called 'complex plasmas' found in cometary tails and judging the effectiveness of weightlessness surgery. The one common factor in the experiments is their need for weightlessness. Bubbles in...
The statin wars: Why AstraZeneca must retreat
...its safe use. AstraZeneca has pushed its marketing machine
too hard and too fast. It is time for McKillop to desist from this unprincipled campaign.'...
2003 winners of Collegiate Inventors Competition announced in NYC
...uate winner, Deborah Loxam-Kohl, 33, has created a machine
that makes three-dimensional forms out of felt. A... raw materials without cutting and stitching. Her machine
has many industrial applications for making stereo speaker cones, panels to insulate against sound, ...
Book explores how children use imagination to battle chronic illness
... book also has many other examples. "My breathing machine
takes ten thousand years. That's how slow it seems to me," said one young asthma sufferer. "Sometimes, I play games when I do my breathing machine. I pretend I have a friend who is a dragon, and the dragon breathes smoke. You know the steam coming fr...
Low infection rate in Arrow Lionheart* European trial
...eries. Then, the patient is placed on a heart-lung machine
to keep blood circulating and oxygenated during the surgery, and tubes are placed to connect the patient's heart and main blood vessel to the pump. Electrical connections are made from the pump and internal coil to the internal motor controller. Once...
Computer-assisted breast imaging systems help find and characterize cancers
...ages were acquired using a conventional ultrasound machine
and a mechanical transducer-guiding system develop...borating with industry to develop a breast imaging machine
that can acquire an ultrasound image and a mammogram simultaneously. The U-M team for this effort is...
New ultrafast MRI benefits stroke patients
... a speech deficit," Dr. Gillard said. "Despite the machine
noise and possible claustrophobia, agitated patients are more likely to remain still during a quick procedure than a lengthy one." Stroke is the third leading cause of death in the United States, killing nearly 160,000 Americans annually, according t...
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