Tag: "patient" at medical news
Chessboard Pattern Mirrors Eye Defects
...ed from the outside by eight neon lights. When the patient
looks into the tube, the illuminated pattern is reflected by the cornea and then recorded with a CCD camera. The pattern consists of black, yellow and blue blocks arranged in such a way that no blocks of the same colour touch one another and that eac...
New Use of An Old Test Can Help Brain-Injured Patients
...ns. The scenario takes four hours for the patient
to complete. During thatperiod the patient
makes decisions in a simulated environment which approximatesthe real world. "It sounds very complex...
Study Finds Combining Exercise With Male Hormone Therapy Benefits Men With HIV-Wasting Disease
...y massand muscle strength, regardless of whether a patient
was undergoing treatmentwith HIV anti-retroviral drugs known as protease inhibitors. "This is an important point because weight gain after initiation of proteaseinhibitor therapy usually takes place through the accumulation of body fat, butour goal...
AVANT Atherosclerosis Vaccine Raises HDL, Reduces Atherosclerosis In Vaccinated Animals
...n has side effects thatlimit its use. In addition, patient
compliance with cholesterol lowering drugshas been low, leading to their reduced usefulness. Thus we believe a vaccineapproach to raising HDL, by which patients might receive treatment two to threetimes yearly, could offer significant benefits for re...
Researchers At Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Develop Method To Detect A Deadly Complication Of Pediatric Transplantation
...s, primarily Bcells, of the recipient. Because the patient
is immune-suppressed, they can'tget rid of the virus. This eventually causes a malignant transformation of thecells." Transplant specialists, using a variety of medications, intentionally suppressthe immune system of a transplant recipient to prevent...
Oregon's Terminally Ill Patients More Likely to Have End-Of-Life Choices Respected, Study Finds
... by the patient's physician and meant tofollow the patient
from a home or nursing home through transport by a...ly members of two-thirds of decedents reported the patient
had an advancedirective regarding life-sustaining treatment. This is also the highest rate ofadvance...
Fetal Cell Therapy Benefits Some Parkinson's Patients
...ing theseearly clinical trial results led to great patient
demand for cell implanttherapy. Until now, however, researchers could not be certain whether theeffects seen in these earlier clinical trials were due to the therapy or topsychological factors. The 5-year, $5.7 million trial was the first clinical s...
Patient Characteristics And The Way Patients Are Treated Have Impact On Hospital Costs Of Liver Transplants
...ween resources used forthis procedure and specific patient
characteristics and clinical practices,"said Jonat...with differentlevels of illness severity and other patient
characteristics. Findings of thestudy highlight the clinical, economic, and ethical dilemmas in liv...
Laser Pointer Helps Parkinson's Patients Take Next Step
...a doctor assistedby shining the beam for her, that patient
also improved markedly. Two otherpatients had no freezing episodes while walking back and forth for 30 feet. "This is a very practical, inexpensive device that patients can carrywith them," says Counihan. "It seems to get them moving again." ...
Bone Marrow With Organ Transplants Reduces Rejection Of Transplanted Organs, Reports University Of Pittsburgh
...produce serious medical complications and make the patient
more susceptible tocancers and infections, some which can be deadly. "While the ultimate goal in some of the bone marrow patients is to take them offimmunosuppressive drugs, we do not want to interfere with the naturalpeace-keeping process between th...
Updated Results On Heart Assist Device Presented At International Transplant Meeting
.... The average time on the device was 97 days; one patient
hasremained on the device now for nearly 1,000 days. The Novacor LVAS provides circulatory support by taking over most of theworkload of the failing heart. An inflow circuit directs blood from the leftventricle into the blood pump, and the pump ejec...
More Cystic Fibrosis Patients Will Die Waiting For Lung Transplants, Predicts University Of Pittsburgh Study
...lantation was 590 days,yet the average time that a patient
was on the list before dying was 399 days. "Among the most significant predictors of death on the waiting list was thepercentage of carbon dioxide in the blood, but these were at lower percentagesthan stipulated in the guidelines," reported Dr. Keena...
Misdiagnosis Looms As Demand Increases For New Breast Cancer Biopsy
... take the remainingaxillary lymph nodes. Thus, the patient
can be spared a formal axillaryresection," Ollila says. After studying 65 consecutive patients, the UNC-CH team is 100 percent accuratein identifying the sentinel node with no false negative diagnoses. According to Ollila, three factors account for ...
ALA/ATS Meeting Explores Gender Differences In Smoking And Lung Transplant Outcomes And Heart Attack Risk From Asthma Medication
...that doctors should exercise caution when giving a patient
with heartdisease their first beta-agonist prescription. A study published in 1994 that examined a possible link betweenbeta-agonists and increased risk of death from asthma concluded that themedication itself was not responsible for asthma d...
Revolutionary New Procedure That Creates 'Controlled' Heart Attack Performed For
First Time In Southern California At Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
...oing downhill." In March, Armando became the first patient
in Southern California to undergothis new procedur...cks; to actually create a heart attack to help the patient
is anunconventional concept. But the results are truly phenomenal." Armando wholeheartedly attests t...
Circumcisions In Doctors' Offices As Safe As Those In Hospitals
... been circumcised wasn't known since patient
chartsoften lacked such details. Jayanthi said the main reason heand his colleagues started doing in-office circumcisionswas "to keep our operating room time free." ...
Study Finds Lymph Node Surgery Unnecessary For Many Breast Cancer Patients
...tion gained from this surgery, whichoften leaves a patient
with scars and nerve damage, is not always crucial...nt, regardless of node status. "If an early stage patient
is undergoing breast-conservation surgery and havingradiation, our model shows that axillary lymph n...
NASA Uses EAI Software In Groundbreaking Medical Application
...ations-tosimultaneously view and analyze models of patient
anatomy in real time.Ademonstration of this unique...olutionize doctor-patientcommunication and advance patient
care." World2World is EAI's multi-user, client-server-based networking solutionforreal-time interact...
New Clinical Data Indicates LEUKINE Maintains Viral Suppression And Extends Duration Of Antiretroviral Therapy Utility In People With AIDS
...egimens for atleast two reasons. One is a lack of patient
adherence to the strict dosingregimens of antiretroviral drugs. Another reason is that HIV mutates - becomingresistant to a single antiretroviral agent, or whole class of these therapies. This new data suggests that it is possible to extend the time...
Adolescents And Risk-Taking: A 'Very Likely' Danger May Not Mean The Same To A Teen As To An Adult
...ibly." To make sure thatboth the physician and the patient
are visualizing the same numbers, it may helpto ask the patient
to repeat the concept in his or her own words. Adults andadolescents may understand percentages or p...
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