Tag: "spinal" at medical news
Technique reduces time spent on radiation doses
...s near vital areas such as the ovary, bone marrow, spinal
cord or the brain. The researchers have submitted the wavelet-based simulation algorithm used for the wavelet analysis for a patent. Much of the programming for the algorithm was performed by Mathieu Picard, a visiting undergraduate student working...
AAN Guideline: MRIs help diagnose multiple sclerosis faster
...ny cases findings on a single MRI of the brain and spinal
cord can be a strong indicator of whether someone ...led out. MS involves inflammation of the brain and spinal
cord. This inflammation leads to lesions, or areas of damage, on the brain and spinal
cord. The guid...
UCSD researchers decipher function of blood-brain barrier in bacterial meningitis
...ected from the patient by the procedure known as a spinal
tap." Although the blood-brain barrier effectively blocks the vast majority of circulating bacteria from entering the brain, its defensive function fails in bacterial meningitis infections. To understand how specific virulence properties of the GBS p...
2003 Medicine for the Public
...s to date, of a comprehensive study to examine the spinal
fluid of Alzheimer's patients during the course of their illness compared to healthy patients. The research study also involves an extended view of a special group of normal subjects perceived to be at risk for developing Alzheimer's disease. The hop...
UC Davis neurosurgeon implanting artificial cervical discs
...y," said Kee Kim, assistant professor and chief of spinal
neurosurgery. "The current standard of treatment i...rent standard of treatment -- replacement bone and spinal
fusion -- with an artificial cervical disc, an all-metal prosthesis intended to maintain motion. The...
Childhood leukemia survivors not receiving radiation have same life expectancy as general population
...who had received radiation to the head or head and spinal
region even 20 years after their initial treatment of childhood ALL, according to Pui. This finding was new because survivors of other studies were followed for an average of only 4.6 to 7.6 years. Most of these late-onset tumors in the St. Jude surv...
New compound that acts on peripheral receptors may be treatment for some nerve pain
...s are in the central nervous system--the brain and spinal
cord. The beauty of having a compound that acts on the CB2 receptors is that you can get pain relief without the central nervous system side effects of THC, such as sleepiness and anxiety." The scientists tested the chemical on mice and rats with ne...
Innovations in hearing loss detection & treatment
... A single-topic issue on translational research in spinal
cord injury was also published with this issue of ... pairs of individuals with traumatic brain injury, spinal
cord injury, severe burn, or intra-articular fracture were interviewed five years post-injury to ass...
Could a mandated food additive aimed at better fetal development be a risk for seniors?
...by an improper fusion of the embryo's brain and/or spinal
cord that takes place during a series of minutely timed sequences occurring between the 16th and 25th days of gestation. The most extreme cases of developmental defects result in the total absence of a brain, called anencephaly. In less severe cases,...
Physics and medicine in San Diego
...ed web of blood vessels, typically in the brain or spinal
cord. Abnormally high blood flow can occur in AVMs, causing seizures, paralysis, and other problems. Improving prospects for successfully treating AVMs, the researchers of the medical physics department in San Bortolo Hospital, Vicenza, Italy, led by...
Annals of Internal Medicine, tip sheet, June 3, 2003
...ials found (Article, p. 898). Researchers compared spinal
manipulative therapy with conventional therapies, ...afety and cost of acupuncture, massage therapy and spinal
manipulation for persistent back pain found that massage had some benefit; spinal
'Annals' study shows that spinal manipulation is safe alternative to drugs, says ACA
ARLINGTON, VA -- A new study showing that spinal
manipulation is just as effective as traditional m...hiropractic profession has known for decades--that spinal
manipulation, or chiropractic adjustment, is an effective alternative to drugs and surgery for back ...
New evaluation of osteoporosis therapies
...enopausal women with osteoporosis who experience a spinal
fracture, one out of five will suffer their next spinal
fracture within just one year, potentially leading to a fracture cascade. Preventive measures, suc...
Glucocorticoid use increases risk of spinal fractures
...nic diseases was found to be a strong predictor of spinal
fracture at one year, according to new data presen...ds were almost six times more likely to experience spinal
fractures when compared to a group of postmenopausal women with low bone mineral density (BMD) who d...
Promising new treatment preserves bone mass in mice; May help women and men with osteoporosis
...) were equally effective at preserving overall and spinal
bone mineral density (BMD). In the hind limb of the estren-treated female mice the BMD appeared to be greater than that in either the estradiol-treated or control group, suggesting that estren treatment actually led to the addition of new bone. In ...
OHSU takes part in unique Alzheimers treatment trial
...nt of beta-amyloid in participants' brains through spinal
taps. "If the drug is successful, we expect to see a rise in amyloid levels in the spinal
fluid," said Jeffrey Kaye, M.D., an investigator and director of the C. Rex and Ruth H. Layton Alzhe...
UW awarded $1 million grant from The Paul G. Allen Foundation for Medical Research
...ve failed. Berger has demonstrated the presence of spinal
chord sensitization for the first time, and indicated that this sensitization helps set up a cycle of increased pain sensitivity, muscle spasm and increased pain from mild stimuli. Additionally, Berger has shown that genetic and stress factors may in...
Tiny nerves from the ribs may restore leg movement in spinal cord injury
Irvine, Calif. -- Paralysis from spinal
cord injury was significantly reversed by adding t...nd stimulated to grow through damaged areas of the spinal
cord, perhaps leading to better treatments for spinal
cord injury. The research is part of a wave of...
Other highlights in the October 2 issue of JNCI
... spreads to the bone, causing pain, fractures, and spinal
cord compression. In the October 2 issue of the Journal of the National Cancer Institute , Fred Saad, M.D., of Notre Dame Hospital of the University of Montreal, and his colleagues show in a randomized double-blind study that patients given the biph...
Neural stem cells improve motor function in brain injuries
..., Huntington's disease, ischemic brain injury, and spinal
cord injury. While McIntosh is impressed with the results of NSC transplants in mice, similar trials for humans are not expected in the near future....
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