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KUMC Researchers Announce Breakthrough Method For Predicting Epileptic Seizures

...he technique has predicted seizures by up to three minutes in advance, according to Ivan Osorio, MD, director of the Comprehensive Epilepsy Center and associate professor of neurology. "This is the first time anyone has been able to predict when a seizure is about to happen. Prior to this, seizures were cons...

Postmature Infants Not As Easily Calmed As Other Newborns

...ivedone drop of solution every 10 seconds for five minutes and werethen observed. After tasting the sugar solution, the postmature infants showedsignificantly more trembling than did the normal-term infants.For example, during the five-minute period in which they received the sugarsolution, the postmature ba...

MRI-Guided Cancer Surgery

...cquisition rate has risen from one frame every two minutes to one per second. The addition of a three-camera array allows doctors to follow the precise position of the radio-frequency probe in three-dimensional space. "We can track the exact location of the tip of the probe and see whats behind it a...

Kids Near Airports Don't Read As Well

...d by peaks of up to 90 decibels of noise every 6.6 minutes by low-flying planes passing overhead. The other school, closely matched for ethnicity and percentage of children receiving subsidized school lunches and speaking English as a second language, was in the same urban area but in a quiet neighborhood. ...

Heart Attack Survivors Can Lower Stroke Risk By Taking Cholesterol-Lowering Drug, Study Says

...As) -- "miniature" strokes, which can last fromfew minutes to an hour or more -- among participants treated with the drug ascompared to those who received a placebo. The results were presented here today at the American HeartAssociation's 23rd International Joint Conference on Stroke and CerebralCir...

Tighter Chemical Binding = Better Meds

...form complex computations of chemical processes in minutes insteadof days, said Jorgensen, who has created a supercomputer in his Yalelaboratory by linking together 25 Pentium machines in a network. He andhis colleagues now can analyze between 50 and 100 chemical variations, oranalogs, of a leading drug eac...

"TRAMAH" Model Seeks To Improve Emergency Response Paper Uses Maryland As Test Region

...ntshad access to trauma system resources within 30 minutes and 70.3% had accesswithin 15 minutes. In contras...nd TraumaSystem, TRAMAH simulated access within 30 minutes for 99.97% - a 5% increase tonearly 100%. Consideration of such simulations could offer life-saving ...

Identification Of Brain Areas Could Help Eliminate Side Effects Of Pain Medication

...ember our dreams. REM sleep occurs about every 90 minutes and lasts for about 20 minutes. "We think this is a very exciting discovery. We are trying to identify specific cells in the brain where we know brain-produced chemicals have been altered because of the pain medication administered," explains L...

Polish Dumpling-Like Particle Has Potential In Drug Delivery

...an time to fall apart in water anywhere from a few minutes to a few months. Adding this feature to a drug-bearing knedel would give the particle the ability to be time-released. Wooley also is working on modifications to the knedel's shell. She wants to make it flexible so that when it comes into contact ...

Filmless System Puts X-Ray Images On The Web

...ge. "We will be able to read scans within minutes and can help colleagues inother parts of the building or in outside offices make medical decisions. Forpatients, it reduces the time they must wait for medical results," adds Dr.Templeton. "It will also significantly lower medical costs by eliminatin...

Safe And Effective Treatment For Acute Repetitive Seizures

...uresmay occur serially or in clusters and may last minutes to hours. Acuterepetitive seizures may require emergency treatment, especially if they progressto status epilepticus, a potentially fatal condition in which a seizure issustained. Seizures occur as a result of abnormal electrical activity in the br...

Researchers Begin Drug Trial In Hope Of Finding New Ways To Treat Acute Kidney Failure

..."This new procedure measures kidney function in 45 minutes and allowsthe patient to receive results within one or two hours," Star said. Researchers collaborating with Star on the alpha-MSH trial from UTSouthwestern include: Dr. Khashayar Sakhaee, professor of internal medicine andthe BeautiCon...

Tiny Pellets Could Deliver Alzheimer's Drugs

...is that NGF "has a short half life of the order of minutes in the blood, and very little of a dose, perhaps less than 0.1 percent, reaches the brain, and that amount goes all over the brain." Because NGF, which is a water-soluble protein, penetrates slowly through capillaries in the brain, very little arriv...

Call To Needle Times After Acute Myocardial Infarction In Urban And Rural Areas In Northeast Scotland: Prospective Observational Study

...ation (BHF), should be given to patients within 90 minutes of their calling for medical assistance. In this week's BMJ, Dr John Rawles and colleagues from the University of Aberdeen at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary and Grampian Health Board, report the findings of the study into how best to provide thrombolytic t...

Alzheimers Disease Could Soon Be Treated With Nose Drops

... gave half the animalsdrops in their noses over 30 minutes and injected the rest with NGF. They foundthat within an hour, a significant amount of NGF had made its way not only intothe olfactory bulb, but also into the hippocampus, amygdala and other regionsnot directly involved in smelling. In contrast, very...

University Of Texas Southwestern One-Of-A-Kind Video-Laparoscopic Lab May Change The Way Surgery Is Taught

...wo weeks after that, the practicing groupspends 30 minutes daily, five days a week, on the trainer. In week four, allof the residents are post-tested on the five skills. Finally, a facultymember who isn't told which students had intense laparoscopic skillstraining and which did not, observes the residents as...

Prescription Counseling Necessary For Hospital Patients

... regimen. Providing a few minutes of counseling might be allthat's necessary to inform patients about new drug plans, saidJon Schommer, associate professor of pharmacy at Ohio State University. ...

Treatment For Cancer May No Longer Be As Grim As The Disease

...just as a microwave cooker heats food.It takes ten minutes to kill all the cells in a region measuring 3 to 5centimetres across. The technique can be used to destroy up to five livertumours in a single session. Patients receiving this treatment can leavehospital much sooner than those who undergo conventiona...

University Of Florida Researchers Hope To Ease Asthma Pains And Provide A Sigh Of Relief

...hma that he controls by taking medicine at least20 minutes before exercising. Nowicki took his experiences with asthma and his knowledge of medicineandbegan searching for better asthma treatments along with researchers at UF.Together, they hope to help Nowicki and other asthma sufferers like him. ...

Exercise Can Help To Exorcise Stroke Risk

...ries a week-- the equivalent of walking briskly 30 minutes a day, five days a week -- hadabout a 24 percent reduction in stroke risk. "Not only did we find that physical activity is associated with reduced risk ofstroke, but also we have some ideas as to how much and what type of activitymight work best," s...

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