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Maternal Exposure To Crack Cocaine Produces Stressed Newborns
...s smoke crack cocaine duringpregnancy. Its testing procedure
was developed by the Brown researchers as partof an ongoing, long-term multisite study, sponsored by the NationalInstitutes of Health, of about 1,400 infants and children. Given that studiesof crack babies in the 1980s produced conflicting findings a...
Partial Liquid Breathing Improves Lung Function, Chances of Survival in Sick Preemies
... in extremely premature infants has shown that the procedure
is safe and effective, and improves lung function in some children who failed to respond to conventional treatment, increasing their chances of survival. Corrine Leach, M.D., Ph.D., University at Buffalo assistant professor of pediatrics, headed the ...
Stents Work Well, But Are Costly: Will Hospitals Continue To Use Them?
... of stenting have fluctuated as the devicesand the procedure
have been perfected. But the primary reason is th... With stenting, current evidenceis that the repeat procedure
rate falls to about 16 percent, and to fullypay back the extra costs of the procedure, current proje...
Laser Shown Effective In Patients Who Are Not Candidates For Bypass Surgery Or Angioplasty
... "At this point, we do not know exactly why this procedure
works,"Lowe said. "We do know that there is new ca...feel better right away, that I can't see the laser procedure
supplantingit," Lowe said. "But for those who have failed all other therapies,TMR is quite promisin...
MRI-Guided Cancer Surgery
...s one of seven patients to undergo an experimental procedure
that has brought magnetic resonance imaging into t...rd against damaging vital structures." The procedure
relies on a Siemens open MRI machine coupled with a high-resolution, shielded LCD monitor. Duerks gr...
Laser Offers Hope For Heart Patients With No Alternatives
...To date, more than 350 patients have undergone the procedure
inthe United States. The procedure, known...henwe compare the scans of their hearts before the procedure
and after threemonths, we can clearly see that more of the heart muscle is oxygenated andfunctional....
New Ultrasound Technique Is Alternative To Cerebral Angiography
...vingpatients at risk of stroke not only during the procedure
but for several hoursafterward. And, said Hirsch, "the risk is exponential depending on their age andtheir history of stroke." Hirsch and other studied 72 patients. On each they performed cerebralangiography, transcranial Doppler and duplex c...
Ultrasound Detects Pathology In Patients With Whiplash
...ectromyogram (EMG) evaluation. EMG is a diagnostic procedure
inwhich doctors place needles in the patient....
Penn Researchers Create Drug To Help Target Attack On Cancerous Tumors
...(PET) imaging, which will allow for a non-invasive procedure
of identifying the oxygen content within the patient's tumor. "Applications of this drug are far-reaching," says Evans. "We'll be able to non-invasively examine the binding of EF5 for other diseases in which hypoxia occurs, such as heart attacks and ...
Radio Frequencies Used To Kill Inoperable Liver Tumors At Penn's Cancer Center
... primary and metastatic liver tumors. The powerful procedure
-- called radio frequency ablation -- is available exclusively in the Delaware Valley region at Penn's Cancer Center... and available at only a few select hospitals across the nation. This technology enhances a surgeon's ability to access an...
First Trimester Screening For Down Syndrome Possible, NICHD-Funded Study Finds
...of pregnancy (during the first trimester) is witha procedure
known as chorionic villus sampling (CVS). In this...amniotic fluid, for later chromosomalanalysis. The procedure
carries with it a 0.5 percent risk of miscarriage. Because of the invasiveness, risk, and c...
Anti-Clotting Drug May Cause Potentially Fatal Platelet Disorder
...ed TTP is for patients to undergoplasmapheresis, a procedure
that is similar to filtering the blood, immediatelyafter the onset of the disease. Half the patients in this study who did not haveplasmapheresis died, compared with a death rate of less than 25 percent in thosewho did. The researchers also ...
Clot-Busters As Effective As Surgery To Clear Blockages In Legs
... in whom they operate on,and converts an emergency procedure
to an elective one." Not all physicians are as enthusiastic. In an accompanyingeditorial in the journal, John Porter of the Oregon HealthSciences University School of Medicine concludes from the samedata that drug therapy does not improve clinic...
American Heart Association Comment: Tirofiban -- The Platelet Receptor Blocker
For Heart Attack
...he results of angioplasty -- a bloodvessel-opening procedure
-- by preventing reclosure of blood vessels, a commonproblem. But last week the Food and Drug Administration approved tirofiban forindividuals with unstable angina (chest pain at rest) and non-Q-wave myocardialinfarction (limited heart attack). The...
Acute Urinary Retention And BPH-Related Surgery: Predicting Those At Highest Risk And Prevention With Finasteride
...nce of either acute urinary retention ora surgical procedure
over the four-year period. According to the researchers,patients with moderate to severe symptoms and PSA test levels above 1.3 ng/mlwere at increased risk of either acute retention or surgery. They noted thatfinasteride markedly reduced the risk o...
World's First Producer To Repair Brain Damage From Stroke
...mals in which stroke had been induced. The procedure
begins with the placement of a stereotactic frame on thehead of the patient. The frame is a standard tool in neurosurgery to provide afixed way to find specific locations within the brain. The patient thenreceives a CT or MRI scan of the brain. The...
Researchers Begin Drug Trial In Hope Of Finding New Ways To Treat Acute Kidney
...rike within days or even hours. "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, professo...
Cedars-Sinai Medical News Tips
... orangioplasty may find relief through a new laser procedure
calledPercutaneous Transluminal Myocardial Revascularization (PTMR), which ispresently in phase II clinical trials at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Interviews: Norman Lepor, M.D., Principal Investigator, and patients DELICATE SKULL BASE BRAIN SURGERY...
University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center Researchers Awarded Grant To Fight Leukemia Recurrence
...o seek and destroy any remaining cancer cells. The procedure
should be almost completely nontoxic, Jordan said. It wouldeliminate a second round of chemotherapy for patients, reduce their exposure totoxic compounds and decrease the number of days that they're sick. "Ever since doctors began treating cancer, t...
The Visible Humans: Coming Of Age
...wing physicians to practice or simulate a surgical procedure
in a virtual environment where mistakes do not adversely affect patients--just as flight simulators have revolutionized airline safety," said Ackerman. Recyclable Cadaver. One of the most promising outcomes of the Visible Human database is the ab...
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