Tag: "right" at medical news
Computerized tool predicts sarcoma outcome and improves ability to make better treatment decisions
...ice, "doctors could literally have thisinformation right
on their desks," said lead author MichaelKattan, PhD, who has developed five other nomograms,including four for patients with prostate cancer and one forthose with renal cell carcinoma. While nomograms are not new, their availability as asoftware pro...
Researchers identify for the first time proteins vital to maintaining nervous system architecture
...l, temperature and touch, dual nerve cords-a major right
cord and a minor left cord--that run longitudinall...acting in one nerve cell-the PVT cell of the major right
nerve cord-after development, after the nervous system had been formed. "Without the ZIG proteins th...
Stroke news tips for Friday, Feb. 8, 2002
...4) 706-1279 or (214) 706-1135. 8:18 a.m. #42 The right
training helps emergency physicians use CT to diagnose stroke. An hour of structured teaching allowed emergency physicians to dramatically improve their ability to read a computer tomography (CT) scan and correctly diagnose different types of stroke...
Blood pressure drugs relax heart, reduce heart failure risk
...side of the heart pumps too little blood while the right
side pumps normally, filling the lungs with blood, which ultimately can result in pulmonary edema and death. High blood pressure, or hypertension, is a recognized risk factor for diastolic ventricular dysfunction. High blood pressure is defined in a...
Training can improve age-related memory decline in elderly
...ex. Two were in the left hemisphere and one in the right
hemisphere of the brain. Since the left hemisphere is dominant in language-processing, regions in that hemisphere would be expected to show increased activity during memorization of words, while the right-hemisphere would remain inactive. The third a...
New software helps design multi-task, jaw-like, surgical mini-tools
...e, the surgeon can also rotate the blades to acute right
or left angles to get around obstructions. In a compliant version, still on the drawing board, the surgeon will even be able to make the blades bend to improve maneuvering. Haluck adds, "This multifunctional approach may eventually be used in cardia...
New book aims to keep elderly drivers on the road
...atients who are concerned about losing their legal right
to drive. The book addresses whether and when the...stop driving, and what they can do to retain their right
to drive for as long as possible, or even regain it if they have lost the right
to drive on the basi...
ORNL helping make tomorrows soldiers all they can be
...ee my helmet to believe it. Its like an IMAX movie right
before my eyes." The helmet of the future will allow a soldier to monitor power reserves, will show the range of an enemy and will provide an enormous amount of additional information, including the capabilities of the enemy. While many of the techno...
Cycled light promotes growth in pre-term infants
...rates in pre-term babies, and that's a step in the right
direction," said Debra Brandon, Ph.D., R.N., principal investigator and associate professor in the Duke School of Nursing. Currently, many neonatal intensive care units keep babies in near darkness to simulate the mother's womb. Constant bright ligh...
Dental research paper
...o scenarios---one child who doesn't need much care right
now and one who really does need immediate care---their answers were not that different, especially with regard to fluoride supplement use. It was kind of automatic," says Woosung Sohn, who collaborated with Ismail on the project. "So we think doct...
Patients who need cardiac resynchronization therapy may be eligible for Cedars-Sinai clinical trials
...sult in discoordinated contraction of the left and right
heart chambers, effectively reducing the forward f...imally invasive techniques, stimulate the left and right
ventricles to activate in unison, effectively 'resynchronizing' the chambers to contract as they wou...
Reducing postoperative nausea and vomiting
...ontinued. To do better, physicians need to ask the right
questionsof their patients in order to develop strategies to reduce the chances of it occurring. The challenge, according to Gan, is identifying all relevant the risk factors whether they be patient characteristics, type of surgery, and method o...
Cigarette ads target youth, violating $250 billion 1998 settlement
...lays and retail incentives. "That's a step in the right
direction," said Garfield, "but we suspect it's a temporary business decision, not a lasting moral stand. A legal ban would close this avenue for reaching kids forever."...
Lack of inhibition strengthens nicotine addiction
...lt," said McGehee, "the reward system is turned on right
away and it keeps sending reward signals for 60 minutes even though nicotine levels drop off 15 minutes after smoking. We suspect that this ability to extend the reward only enhances the drug's ability to reinforce smoking." It may also provide a ne...
Researchers demonstrate direct, real-time brain control of cursor
...fore. We showed we could build a signal that works right
away, in real time. And we can do it recording from as few as six neurons." This work is a step toward enabling paralyzed humans to use thoughts to control a cursor that would allow them to read e-mail, surf the World Wide Web, or perform other funct...
Examining the effects of managed care on alcohol and other drug treatment
...M Criteria can help AOD programs give patients the right
intensity of treatment, said Magura, instead of not giving enough or giving more than the patients really need. If patients don't get enough treatment, then their addiction will continue and any money spent on treatment may be wasted. In the same w...
Screening the controversy continues
...emselves whether they want to be screened. What is right
for a governments, who naturally tend to concentra...he population as a whole, might not necessarily be right
for the individual." Dr Wilson said that countries with full national screening programmes included ...
Myocarditis plus pulmonary hypertension means transplant sooner
...the beginning of the study, participants underwent right
heart catheterization. Researchers then measured average pulmonary arterial pressure among other parameters. During the follow-up period, 371 (33 percent) participants died and 50 (4.4 percent) underwent heart transplantation. A total of 658 (58 pe...
2 is orange but 'two' is blue
...etters or numbers were presented separately to WOs right
and left eyes. So his brain had to fuse the right
and left views together before he could see the entire figures. He reported having no trouble seeing...
Use of invasive heart procedures decreases after the age of 75
...5. We don't know why, or whether it is necessarily right
or wrong, but the trend is there, clear and strong." Alexander hopes that the decline is not due to ageism, in which physicians might not want to consider invasive procedures, basing their recommendations solely on a patient's age. One proble...
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