Tag: "recovery" at medical news
Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Enhances Short-Term Brain Plasticity
...icity is thought to be responsible for much of the recovery
seen in people who have suffered brain damage due ... damage or injury could allow doctorsto accelerate recovery
and bring about more successful rehabilitation. Similarstrategies could be developed to promote lea...
Widely Used Therapy May Not Be Effective In Treatment Of Acute Stroke
...receiving LMW heparinoid had a trend toward better recovery
than did patients receiving only conventional therapy. However, by 3 months after stroke, the conventional therapy group had caught up with the anticoagulant group and both groups were doing equally well. About 75 percent of patients in each group ...
World's First Producer To Repair Brain Damage From Stroke
...ssue. "This trial opens the door to fuller recovery
from stroke. Whilephysical and occupational therapy helps many patients adapt to the damage theirbrain has suffered from stroke, neuron cell transplantation may allow patients to recover lostabilities," said Douglas Kondziolka, M.D., co-principal in...
Changes In Care Lower Costs Of Surgery To Prevent Stroke
...o prevent stroke is cheaper and takesless time for recovery
as a result of changes that have streamlined strokemanagement, according to a study in this month's Stroke: Journal of the AmericanHeart Association. The surgery, called carotid endarterectomy, clears fatty plaque buildup from theblood vessels to the...
Altered Brain Chemistry In Bulimia Nervosa Patients Persists After Recovery, According To UPMC Researchers
...lopment of bulimia nervosa and persists even after recovery
from thedisorder. The UPMC study, authored by Walt...hat these alterations and symptoms persisted after recovery
frombulimia nervosa, suggesting that they are not merely a consequence of abnormaleating behaviors. ...
New Short-Acting Anesthetics Cut Recovery Time
...lowing more and more patients safely to bypass the recovery
room and even gohome within minutes after surgery,...operating room ina chair and completely bypass the recovery
room. Moreover, they are "awake,alert, comfortable, clear-headed, and have minimal, if any, pain or ...
Cedars-Sinai Surgeons Present TeleSurgery
...issue. Though the therapeuticresults are similar, recovery
time is not, according to Dr. McKenna. AtCedars-Sinai, average length of stay for lobectomy patients is about 11 dayswhen the procedure is performed the traditional way, compared to 3.9 days forthose done using the scope and small incisions. The con...
Thymus May Hold Clue To Rebuilding Immune System After HIV
... for ways to stimulate the thymus, therebyspeeding recovery
of the immune system after HAART or cancer treatment. "Now that we have a way to measure thymus output, we will be able to testtherapies that will increase T-cell production," Koup said. The other researchers involved in the study are: Dr. Philip Kei...
Brain Tumor Support Group Meeting Scheduled At Cedars-Sinai Maxine Dunitz Neurosurgical Institute
...ort that aids participants in their efforts toward recovery
andgreater quality of life. Following Dr. Zeltzer's presentation, attendees will split into two groups --one for patients and the other for family members, caregivers and significantothers. These groups are facilitated by either a therapist from the ...
An Ergonomically Redesigned Analgesia Delivery Device Proves Safer And More Efficient
...eloped, then empirically evaluated with a group of recovery
room nurses, experienced PCA users. The results of...ith the device, field studies in the post-surgical recovery
room at a local hospital (The Toronto Hospital), and an information requirements analysis of the nur...
Duke Doctors Can Now Cure Most Babies Born With Fatal Immune Disease
...plications,"said Buckley. Buckley aids the recovery
of her patients by bolstering them withapproximately 20 times the amount of bone marrow stem cells than other centersdeliver, a technique that speeds their ability to "grow" an immune system fromtheir donor cells. What has lagged behind trea...
Member Of The "Coasters" Making A Real-Life Comeback After Experiencing An
Aneurysm Two Years Ago
...n his basic skills andthe powers of reasoning. His recovery
has amazed seasoned therapists andespecially his own family. Although reading comprehension has been an ongoingchallenge, Richards is again able to participate in life. His once-weakenedright hand, for example, has regained strength, allowing him to ...
Cut Nerve Fibers Are Repaired In An Animal Model of Spinal Cord Injury; May Help Repair Nerve Damage In Humans
...ving mammal and whether this approach can resultin recovery
of useful function. Bittner's co-authors also included April Lore, David Bobb, MartisBallinger, Keisha Loftin, Jeffory Smith, Mark Smyers and Hubacuc Garcia. Bittner is a member of the Society for Neuroscience, an organization of morethan 28,...
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Now Offers Microwave Thermotherapy For Treatment Of Prostate Disease
...y include: Fewer complications than surgery Less recovery
time than surgery Reduced need for surgery Usually requires only light anesthesia Shortened procedure time (about an hour, compared to a two-hour surgicalprocedure) Outpatient procedure Reduced costs (compared to conventional surgery) Preserves sexu...
Carnegie Mellon, Pitt Team Show That Adult Brains Compensate For Damage To Language Systems After Stroke Occurs
... during language processing. The rapid recovery
of the ability to use language after strokedamage ...earchers say the new results show that part of the recovery
is dueto the brain function reorganization, a re-balancing of the network, like thecast of a play ad...
New Three Year Follow-up Data Of Novantrone In Multiple Sclerosis
...rsen asflares become more frequent and severe, and recovery
is incomplete. There arecurrently no approved treatments in the United States for people with secondaryprogressive MS. NOVANTRONE has been studied in MS preclinically and clinically for morethan a decade. The follow-up results released toda...
Revolutionary New Procedure That Creates 'Controlled' Heart Attack Performed For
First Time In Southern California At Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
...difficult one, given theinherent risks and lengthy recovery
time. But it was the only option until Dr.Ulrich Sigwart, a Swiss physician now practicing in London, developed a radicalnew approach to treating hypertrophic cardiomyopathy about four years ago.Within the controlled setting of a hospital laboratory,...
UI Researcher Shows Economic Benefits Of Hospitals Fast-Tracking Patients Vary
...dition, the patients might not have to stay in the recovery
room as long. If ahospital pays its ambulatory surgery center staff an hourly rate and thefast-tracking reduces substantial overtime, the decrease in labor costs can besignificant. If a hospital pays its staff a set salary, the time savings may nottr...
Knife-Less Brain 'Surgery' Offers New Treatment Options
... bleeding. Because the technique has such a fast recovery
time (two to three days), it is also gaining favor as an alternative to surgery in cases where either can be used. Research studies to compare the two procedures are just beginning, but in some European counties, 80 percent of aneurysms are treate...
Relaxation And Music Significantly Reduce Patients' Postoperative Pain
...ain annually in the United States. Paincan hamper recovery
by heightening the body's response to the stress of surgeryand increasing tissue breakdown, coagulation and fluid retention. Pain alsointerferes with appetite and sleep and can lead to complications that prolonghospitalization. Dr. Good and her re...
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