Tag: "plastic" at medical news
New study of coated stent long-term results disappointing
...QP2 to treat in-stent restenosis. This stent has a plastic
sleeve and its possible that late restenosis could be the consequence of this sleeve, rather than a failure of the drug, says Colombo....
... shaped, porous scaffold made from a biodegradable plastic
like polylactic glycolic acid (PLGA). The scaffold... its construction. First, they injected a liquid plastic
into the blood vessels of a liver. Once the plastic
had solidified, they dissolved the liver tissue,...
Tau protein required for development of Alzheimer's disease
...gest that factors able to induce or restore a more plastic
composition of the microtubules might prevent the neuronal degeneration associated with the formation of senile plaques in Alzheimers disease patients," she said. Currently, Ferreira and her laboratory group are testing a variety of such factors, in...
Whitewater death inspires students to create safer helmet
...-tech rapid prototyping machine, which applies the plastic
in a computer-guided shape through a process that resembles three-dimensional ink-jet printing. Ultimately, they spent only $5,400 to design, fabricate and test their prototype helmet. It was really rewarding to see it come together, said Lee. We got...
New breast cancer therapy trials show dramatic results
... to pinpoint the tumor's precise location. Next, a plastic
tube or "catheter" is placed inside the tumor, in which doctors place a thermometer to monitor the tumor's temperature during hyperthermia. Patients then undergo hyperthermia on a one-of-a kind treatment table designed and built by Duke engineer Thad...
Baxter introduces Baxject needleless transfer device at International Haemophilia Congress
...xing the Factor VIII powder with sterile water. A plastic
barrier shields the transfer spikes at all times, so that the patient never comes in contact with them. Additionally, the BAXJECT device has a built-in filter device to remove non-visible particles that should not be present in the reconstituted sol...
Students invent voice-activated grasping tool for disabled man
...g his fingers and bending his elbow. The motorized plastic
shell will fit over the right arm of the man, who ...props featured in the film Aliens, they designed a plastic
exo-skeleton that could slide over the clients right hand and arm. To help move his fingers and elbo...
Buszaki neuroscience research published in current journals 'Science' & 'Nature'
...stand the formation of memories and the underlying plastic
mechanisms in the brain," said Buzsaki. "Current imaging methods such as positron emission tomography (PET) and functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) do not have either the time or spatial resolution for this task." Under the NIH grant, the r...
Intensification therapy studied in head and neck cancer
...ntly involves facial reconstruction and the use of plastic
or other man-made materials that can sometimes slow healing or complicate daily routines, like eating. Thats one of the reasons why patient non-compliance in head and neck cancer trials is typically higher than in other kinds of cancer studies. In ...
UCLA surgeons complete skin expansion procedure on conjoined twins
...arez, 11-month-old twins joined at the skull. UCLA plastic
surgeons implanted balloons under the babies' scal...wins' longer surgeries next month," explained UCLA plastic
and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Henry Kawamoto Jr., who conducted the 75-minute skin expansion proced...
Surgeons perform skin expansion procedure on conjoined twins at UCLA's Mattel Children's Hospital
...arez, 11-month-old twins joined at the skull. UCLA plastic
surgeons will implant balloons under the babies' s...eads after their final separation," explained UCLA plastic
and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Henry Kawamoto Jr. According to Kawamoto, surgical director of the UC...
Plastic surgery to the'nines'
...., developed the scanner. Michael Cedars, M.D., a plastic
surgeon from Berkeley, Calif., is the philosophica...is patients. The system is not intended to replace plastic
surgeons; rather, its purpose is to aid the plastic
surgeon in making more precise evaluations and p...
New horizons of nerve repair
... of rejection. Sakiyama-Elbert, working with famed plastic
surgeon Susan Mackinnon ,M.D., Syd. M. and Robert H. Shoenberg Professor of Surgery of the Washington University Medical School, places exogenous sticky material capable of binding growth factors throughout the gel, causing the growth factor proteins...
Conjoined twins celebrate first birthday at UCLA's Mattel Children's Hospital
...re than 50 medical staff, including neurosurgeons, plastic
and reconstructive surgeons, anesthesiologists, an...urgeons have studied the models, which are made of plastic
grown from a liquid medium, to rehearse for surgery and to help them determine where to cut the bone...
UCSF orthopedic surgeons test artificial back disc
...patients who have received the stainless steel and plastic
assembly in place of degenerated discs have reported significant improvement in back and leg pain after a minimum of seven years of follow-up, according to the UCSF investigators. "In European clinical trials, the implant alleviated disc-related lowe...
New device finds silent clots, may help prevent strokes
...researchers used MTCD to distinguish between solid plastic
balls and gas bubbles flowing through a silicon tu...ified 95.1 percent of the objects overall. Of 159 plastic
balls, it classified 152 (95.6 percent) as solid and seven (4.4 percent) as uncertain but apparently...
Tissue engineers steering stem cells to produce bone, cartilage
...sciplinary tissue engineering team that includes a plastic
surgeon, an orthopedic surgeon, a polymer chemist ...uld end up with living tissue rather than metal or plastic
replacement parts. "If this technique ultimately works the way we believe it will, doctors will have...
New delivery system may change the age-old method of insulin delivery
...r medical supervision. InnoLet ® is made of plastic
that can be sent to landfills or incinerated safely....
Artificial liver trials show progress, as transplant candidates wait
...ialysis pumps the blood out of the body and into a plastic
tube filled with hollow fibers made of a membrane that has been coated with albumin. On one side of the fiber's membrane is the blood; on the other, a dialysis solution containing more albumin. The toxins on the albumin in the patient's blood are att...
Ethnic, gender differences in blood pressure also seen in youth
...tress tests: a 10-minute video game and applying a plastic
bag of crushed ice and water to the subject's forehead for one minute. In addition to the blood samples, blood pressure measurements were taken multiple times throughout the study period. Black participants, regardless of gender, exhibited greater b...
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