Tag: "miles" at medical news

The trust game: Measuring social interaction

...etic resonance imaging in machines more than 1,500 miles apart. They found that as the interaction continue...hat sum was then tripled. The other subject, 1,500 miles away, decided how much of the money he or she kept and how much he or she left for the other subject...

UCLA Medical Center becomes first hospital to introduce remote presence robots in ICU

...nd health care staff at a moment's notice, even if miles away from the hospital. Intensivists -- the physicians who specialize in the care of critically ill patients -- in the neurosurgery department at UCLA are using RP-6 to provide additional monitoring from their homes and offices of ICU patients in res...

Telemedicine revolution is 'disappearing' from the NHS

...which enabledoctors to interact with patients many miles away via video, digital imaging and electronic data transmission, have had only limited impact on the National Health Service, according to a study sponsored by the ESRC. The expected revolution in medicine, overcoming problems of access to specialis...

UT Southwestern doctors track Oklahoma Alzheimer's patients via telemedicine

...S Feb. 10, 2005 Checking on Alzheimer's patients miles away is now as close as a simple satellite linkup....tions. In one of these, patients are more than 200 miles away from their doctors. "After the initial diagnosis is made, it is not necessary to have follow-u...

Activity not out of the question for people with chronic pain

...h as bolting up the staircase, walking for several miles or taking an aerobics class are much lower than among people without the condition. The first-of-its-kind research which involved round-the-clock activity monitoring and analysis rather than relying on patients self-reporting their activity level...

Mobile surgical units prevent delays in treating wounded combat patients in Iraq

...hese tactics often result in traveling hundreds of miles away from surgical units, according to background information in the article. To avoid severe delays in critically injured Marines reaching surgical aid, the U.S.M.C. and U.S. Navy developed the Forward Resuscitative Surgery System (FRSS), small, mob...

Care of rural stroke patients improves with telephone support

...y emergency air transportation, from as far as 277 miles away. They received tPA intravenously during the flights, with an average flight time of 30 minutes. There were no in-flight complications or subsequent problems that could be attributed to the air transportation, Frey said. Frey said major fac...

Maintaining physical activity linked to less cognitive decline in older men

... of medium-to-low intensity, such as walking three miles per day, was associated with less cognitive declin...st-intensity activity like walking less than three miles per day. The benefit of the medium-to-low intensity activities is that it will be easier for people ...

International gathering at UH examines top computer code

... the skin to those that are capable of penetrating miles of rock," said Lawrence S. Pinsky, chairman of the department of physics at UH and organizer of the five-day FLUKA course. "While most of the radiation in our everyday environment is something that our bodies have learned to live with, special condi...

Some herbal medicine products contain potentially toxic amounts of heavy metals

...ed 70 different Ayurvedic HMPs at stores within 20 miles of Boston City Hall. Concentrations of lead, mercury and arsenic were measured in the samples. The potential amount of daily metal ingestion, estimated by using manufacturers' dosage recommendations, was compared to U.S. Pharmacopeia and U.S. Enviro...

Impact of 2002 Canadian forest fires felt 700 miles away in Baltimore, Maryland

...nadian providence of Quebec traveled more than 700 miles to homes in Baltimore, Md. The study authors found... vulnerable individuals in communities hundreds of miles away. In light of the reported findings, the study authors suggest that health advisories that encou...

New insights into muscle adaptation to exercise

...e experiments, 41 out of 42 mice "ran" up to seven miles each night. At regular intervals over a 28-day period, the researchers then performed detailed analysis of capillary growth and the subsequent changes in muscle fiber type and compared these findings to sedentary mice. Mammalian muscle is generally m...

Advances in plasma physics at Annual APS Meeting

... and could replace accelerators that are currently miles long. Because of their compact size, laser wakefield accelerators are likely to find applications in laboratories that lack space for conventional accelerators. In laser wakefield machines, electrons in a plasma are accelerated when they ride the wak...

Researchers discover potential skin cancer prevention target

...ogenesis which is located in Smithville, about 250 miles from the Houston cancer center. "This is a bona fide target for prevention." It is possible that one day a STAT3 inhibitor could be applied as a topical cream to treat sunburns or precancerous lesions to prevent progression to cancer, he says. Signa...

Advances in plasma physics at Annual APS Meeting

... and could replace accelerators that are currently miles long. Because of their compact size, laser wakefield accelerators are likely to find applications in laboratories that lack space for conventional accelerators. In laser wakefield machines, electrons in a plasma are accelerated when they ride the wak...

Limiting angioplasty to experienced hospitals will not reduce access to care

...uch a strict standard would travel no more than 25 miles farther to reach the nearest high volume hospital,... one percent of patients would travel more than 50 miles farther than their observed travel distance, they found. "One argument against regionalizing health...

Siberian forest fires partly to blame for Seattle area violating EPA ozone limit

...nsumed 46.7 million acres, or nearly 73,000 square miles an area slightly larger than the state of Washing...ozone-monitoring site at Enumclaw, Wash., about 30 miles southeast of Seattle, registered an eight-hour average of 96 parts per billion by volume. The U.S. E...

Study indicates why hospitalists improve hospital efficiency

...lege of Medicine. The patients who lived within 25 miles of the hospital had the greatest reduction in length of stay, as did patients who required post-discharge nursing services such as skilled care or home care. "We believe hospitalists may become more efficient in arranging needed nursing services afte...

Study finds dramatic increase in thyroid cancer

...ors at Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Plant, located 21 miles southeast of Toledo, Ohio, identified a six-inch d...ns of the South Texas Project nuclear reactors, 90 miles southwest of Houston, Texas, allowing the reactor to leak. Had these leaks not been identified by r...

Iron supplements help only certain non-anemic women

...our weeks of the study, the women then cycled nine miles again. Only the tissue-iron-deficient women who did not take iron supplements failed to significantly improve on the endurance test. A woman's tissue iron status can be assessed with a technique called serum transferrin receptor concentration, which ...

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