Tag: "organs" at medical news
UW, Siemens Unveil New Panoramic Ultrasound Imaging Application Using Programmable Technology
...asound by displaying panoramic picturesof internal organs
and their surroundings. The power of the ultrasound imageprocessor allows this to happen in real time. "It's like looking into a roomthrough an open doorway rather than through a keyhole," said Dr. Tom Winter,associate professor of radiology and dir...
Radon, Especially In Combination With Smoking, Contributes To Lung Cancer Deaths
...rticles cannot travel far enough to reach cells in organs
other than the lung, so it is likely that lung cancer is the only significant health hazard posed by radon. Many studies have linked the high incidence of lung cancer in underground miners with radon exposure, leading to concerns that exposure to th...
Tighter Chemical Binding = Better Meds
...function, including those that preventtransplanted organs
from being rejected, keep HIV infections in check, andeven stimulate nerve regrowth in spinal cord injuries. At YaleUniversity, chemists are putting that fact to good use to help design moreeffective pharmaceuticals with the help of computers. "Str...
X-Rays: How Big A Risk To Kids? UF Researchers Seek Answers
...as "liver," "bladder" or"stomach" measure doses to organs
or tissues. While the results are useful,...ildren to generalize the measurementsfor the whole organs
or tissues, he said. The researchers applied for a $1.3 million grant from the NationalInst...
Diuretics And Beta-Blockers Are Best Drugs To Combat High Blood Pressure, Study Finds
...d vessels, kidney or central nervous system -- all organs
that are affected by high blood pressure. Each time a patient visited an HSTP clinic, the staff recorded items ofclinical importance, especially blood pressure and medication data. Somepatients were taking no antihypertensive drug, while othe...
Successful Cancer Therapy May Doom Later Treatments To Failure
...ay at cancers of the lung, brain, breast, andother organs
could be acting as double-edged swords, according to a new study by Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School researchers. The study, which appears in the April 14 Proceedings of the National Academy ofSciences, is the first to measu...
Researchers Identify Candidate Immunosuppressant With Fewer Side Effects
...porin A andFK506, prevent the rejection of foreign organs
or bone marrow by disrupting thesignaling pathway that activates T cells. But both drugs can cause kidney andnervous system damage, making them unsuitable for wider clinical application.The newly identified peptide prevents a single, specific step in...
New Report Demonstrates That Following Guidelines Improves Clinical Practices, Reduces Liability Costs
...thin 48 hours, as well as a low rate ofinjuries to organs
resulting from the use of an endoscope during surg...pe is a tool that allowssurgeons to view necessary organs
without having to make a large incision. "MMI's goal is to help clients take a more systematic app...
'Mutual Insurance Pool' Could Improve Transplant Organ Shortage
...rity for atransplant upon agreeing that his or her organs
will be available to othermembers of the insurance...in this case is the commitment to provide one'sown organs
upon death." The researchers initially came up with the insurance pool idea as asolution to ...
Credit Cards Could Double As Donor Cards
... could be used to indicate availability of cadaver organs
for transplantation) In a letter in this week's ...he death of a patient they consent to donate their organs
for transplantation. "There is a willingness in life to donate organs
for transplantation after de...
Antabuse May Inhibit Fatal Reaction To Anesthetic
...e them to manipulate P450 2E1 to prevent damage to organs
in workerswho have been exposed to Freon, or other hazardous chemicals, in industrialaccidents. "With further work, we could recommend disulfiram as a treatment forpeople exposed to carcinogens, or in other situations where we want to interceptthe p...
USC Researcher Lights Up The Immune System To Help Heart Transplant Recipients
...donated organ," he said. Rejection of donated organs
is a problem for many transplant patients, despite being treated with three powerful immune system suppressants. And this treatment often brings another serious complication-infection with opportunistic infections such as the cytomegalovirus ...
MIT Touch Lab Research Explores The Hand
...imulation, the user sees an on-screen image of the organs
and tissues inquestion. By manipulating a stencil that's analogous to a computer mouse, theuser can "place a 'tool' over, say, a lung, press down on it, see thedeformation of the lung and 'feel' how soft and pliable it is," Dr. Basdogansaid. (The har...
Trial Begins For First Artificial Liver Device Using Human Cells
...d of liver failure, protecting the brain and other organs
for up toten days, and giving the damaged liver time to recover without transplantation.In some studies, nearly two thirds of acetaminophen-damaged livers haverecovered without transplantation. The secondary goal is to extend the patient's ability to...
Brain Resolves Sensory Contradictions By Creating Its Own Reality
...regain equilibrium," said Peterka."But the otolith organs
are telling the brain the person is stationary. Duringthis period, we use video cameras to measure the study subject's eye movements,and we found the eyes move as though the person is still both rotating andtranslating, even though he or she is perfe...
Researchers At Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Develop Method To Detect A Deadly Complication Of Pediatric Transplantation
...ent of children who receive livers orother donated organs
can now be detected and treated early. Using a me...the virustransmitted to them when they receive the organs
of adults," said Stanley C.Jordan, M.D., director of Pediatric Nephrology and Transplant Immunology,...
Bone Marrow With Organ Transplants Reduces Rejection Of Transplanted Organs, Reports University Of Pittsburgh
...te blood cells, had migrated from the transplanted organs
torecipient tissues, where they persisted years--in one case, for 29 years--aftertransplantation. Researchers also found recipient cells continuing to coexist with donor cells within transplantedorgans. Such an observation provided confirmation tha...
Updated Results On Heart Assist Device Presented At International Transplant Meeting
...lists growingeach year but the supply of available organs
remaining relatively stagnant,artificial assist devices serve a critical function by providing patients ameans to sustain heart function until human donor hearts can be found. Thereare currently more than 4,200 patients on the national heart transpl...
More Cystic Fibrosis Patients Will Die Waiting For Lung Transplants, Predicts University Of Pittsburgh Study
...is would limit the window ofopportunity that donor organs
can be found. "At our center, and at other centers in the United States that tend to havelonger waiting times, we expect there to be substantial mortality on the waitinglist. If geographic disparities in waiting times were minimized, theseguideline...
Bone Marrow With Heart And Lung Transplants Reduces Rejection Of Transplanted Organs, Reports University Of Pittsburgh
...te blood cells, had migrated from the transplanted organs
torecipient tissues, where they persisted years--in one case, for 29 years--aftertransplantation. Researchers also found recipient cells continuing to coexistwith donor cells within transplanted organs. Such an observation providedconfirmation that...
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