Tag: "right" at medical news
Telemedicine can be used for accurate diagnosis of stroke symptoms
...d of release] and getto the nearest emergency room right
away. The second challenge is bringing thespecialized knowledge required to correctly apply the latest treatments foracute stroke into every emergency room in the country. With telemedicine linksto tertiary care centers, smaller community hospitals...
Seasons may change heart attack risk
...archers discovered they tended to have arapid rise right
after Thanksgiving, continuing through Christmas and peakingaround New Year's Day. Researchers found little correlation between the average daily temperature,because the day-to-day temperature fluctuations were minimal.However, there did appear to be...
Duke study: The heavier the mom at delivery, the more likely baby will be delivered by cesarian section
...ed, so it can be difficult to place the tubein the right
place." If it then turns out that physicians are unable to place the tube, thepatients are still under the influence of the drugs and are unable to take careof themselves until the drugs wear off. The timing is especially critical ifthe baby...
Clinical trial demonstrates that bone marrow transplant followed by vitamin A-derivative treatment improves survival from a major childhood cancer
...e is that a whole lot of people didn't thinkit was right
that children should die so young," Reynolds said. Neuroblastoma is a cancer of the sympathetic nervous system. The most commonsolid tumor, other than brain tumors, to occur in children, it rarely strikesadults, but affects one in 6,000 children unde...
New DNA chip method could improve cancer diagnosis
...est challenges in cancer treatment is choosing the right
regimenfor a given patient. Treatment strategies work differently for differenttumors. In choosing effective treatments with minimal side effects, oncologistsrely heavily on biopsy reports that diagnose the tumor type involved. However,even today,...
'HARP MRI' provides faster, clear heart pictures
...art problems. There's nothingelse that can do that right
now." HARP MRI stands for harmonic phase magnetic resonance imaging. Prince, aprofessor in the Whiting School's Departmentof Electrical and Computer Engineering , and Osman, a doctoral student in thedepartment, recently applied for a U.S. patent cov...
New approach to imaging separates thought from perception
... appear in the left visual field,both the left and right
posterior parietal regions were activated. But whe...yexperiments support previous suggestions that the right
ventral parietal regionmay help redirect attention to any place where novel information appears. ...
Northwestern researchers present findings at Neuroscience Meeting
...ed witheach face. The researchers also showed that right
prefrontal activity is associated withgeneric aspects of memory retrieval, whereas left prefrontal activity is moreclosely associated with successful recollection. This study was supported by a grant from the National Institute of NeurologicalDisease...
Material that made car bumpers shine finds a role in manufacture of drugs, dyes
...e strip. The nitroarenes are converted to anilines right
on thepolymer beads, and the chromium is continually regenerated by the manganese. By slightly altering the properties of the polymer beads, each about thesize of a grain of sand, Miller can produce a huge variety of anilines, evenhundreds o...
Mayo Clinic investigates new device to regulate beating of the heart and improve pump function
...delivers small electrical impulses to the left and right
chambers of the heart, to better synchronize the c... run through veins from the device to the left and right
chambers of the heart. Only a small incision is required to implant the device. The procedures tak...
Harvard Med. School report warns of world health threat
...n patients stop taking or don't take enough of the right
medications, they develop resistance to the drugs, and then spread new drug-resistant strains of the bacteria." Immediate action and a massive infusion of new resources are urgently needed to bring this problem under control. While the report outl...
Novel neurotransmitter overturns laws of biology, offers potential for stroke treatment
...r higher animals. D-serine is what chemists call a right
handed amino acid. Normally, amino acids have atoms that extend from the left side of the molecule. These L-amino acids, as they're called, are the rule in vertebrates, whose biochemistry is set up to deal with these forms. Some primitive organis...
NPSF makes safe use of pharmaceuticals a national health priority
...every patient receives the optimal medicine in the right
amount, with efficient monitoring, understanding interactions and promptly recognizing, treating, and ultimately preventing adverse reactions". Since the issues are complex, broad cooperation is needed across the health care system to affect this cha...
'Chaos' theory empowers researchers to predict epileptic seizures
...edication to try to get the system to reset itself right
atthe beginning of the buildup of the pre-seizure transition. "The sooner we can identify a warning flag and intervene, the more likely we will be successful byusing a very low-intensity stimulus," he said. "Our technique also may be useful in evalu...
UCSF Psychiatry Department receives grant to study innovative drug and substance abuse treatments
... them." The goal is to get addicts into treatment right
away, he said. "The emergency room is a greatplace to catch them," Sorensen said. "Otherwise, they are out there living on the streets and in parksand we never see them. It's a way we can have access to this group of people who would be better offif ...
Cigarette smoking among American teens
...(See Figure 3.) "Certainly this is a move in the right
direction," Johnston comments, "but among the eighth-graders, even today only 55 percent think there is a great risk of harm associated with pack-a-day smoking." Disapproval of cigarette smoking also has risen a bit since 1996 in the case of the ei...
Colorado most dangerous state in nation for avalanche fatalities
...though avalanches can occur on any slope given the right
conditions, certain times of the year and certain ...egrees, but can occur on any slope angle given the right
conditions. Very wet snow is well lubricated with water, meaning it can run on a slope of only 10 d...
New understanding of a key control mechanism in the brain
...s. But this did not explain how they inhibited the right
neurons at exactly the right
time and to the right
degree. The new study carried out in the laboratory of Prof. Henry Markram of ...
Coupling of brain proteins may prompt new treatments for schizophrenia, addiction
...r function in diseases like schizophrenia with the right
medication that can either block this interaction or make it happen." Brain cells communicate with each other via neurotransmitters - natural chemicals that interact with proteins, or receptors, on adjacent neurons. There are many different types of...
Researchers view gallstones forming: May lead to earlier diagnosis of digestive disease affecting 10% of Americans
...can range from severe and intermittent pain in the right
upper abdomen to life threatening complications. Left untreated, gallstones can cause acute pancreatitis cholangitis and liver damage. Removal of the gallbladder due to gallstones is the most common surgical procedure performed in the U.S. It is es...
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