Tag: "spine" at medical news
Not Cartier, but non-allergenic and long-lasting: Worlds first diamond micromachines created at Sandia
...onfines of a spring. A diamond rod attaches to the spine
of the moveable comb. When an electric voltage to the comb repeatedly cycles from positive to negative, the teeth alternatingly attract and repel each other. This moves a comb back and forth and makes work -- like driving a gear -- achievable. The la...
Whiplash debilitating, yet often ignored, according to Journal of the American Chiropractic Association
...ingle contributor to chronic neck pain and overall spine
pain is motor vehicle crashes, the JACA article states. Of the 6 million injuries per year due to motor vehicle crashes, about three million are whiplash-type injuries. Of those, 500,000 to 900,000 will develop chronic pain. So, how many crashes ca...
Properly securing trunk crucial in ambulance transport
... around and could in fact lead to further cervical spine
injuries." Other research has shown that up to 25 per cent of cervical spine
injuries arise or are aggravated during emergency transport and that 40 per cent of those injuries r...
New NIAMS grant targets osteoporosis in men
...fetime risk of older men for fractures of the hip, spine
orwrist is considerable, the cause and pathology of osteoporosis in men hasn't received the research attentionwe'd like," said NIAMS Director Stephen I. Katz, M.D., Ph.D. "We're excited about this major study in menthat will plow the same kin...
Osteoporosis drug rapidly reduces risk of bone fractures: one year of treatmentsignificantly decreases occurence of spinal fractures
...risedronate, the incidence of new fractures of the spine
(vertebral) was reducedby 41 percent and non-verte...d to those who took a placebo. BMD increased atthe spine
(5.4% versus 1.1%); neck (1.6% versus -1.2%); hip (3.3% versus -0.7%);and forearm (0.2% versus -1.4%...
Full bone mass restored to most postmenopausal women with osteoporosis in two-year trial of new treatment
...bout half of thosefractures (700,000) occur in the spine
and more than 280,000 are hip fractures,which hast...ogen treatment commonly increases bone mass in the spine
by about sixpercent in the first year and then adds little more bone mass. The controlgroup in the ...
Do Neurons Learn By Growing Thorns? Emergence Of Dendritic Spines Is Associated With Long-Term Synaptic Plasticity
...cethe researchers did not precisely know where the spine
changes would occur. Themicro-superfusion techniqu...had been preventedpharmacologically no significant spine
growth occurred. In summary the experiments show that the induction of functional synapticchanges g...
Depressed Older Women At Greater Risk For Fractures
... addition, the bone density of each woman's lumbar spine
and hip was measuredusing dual energy X-ray absorptiometry. The women were then contacted by phoneor postcard every four months, for an average of six years, to inquire aboutfalls and fractures. Researchers confirmed any reports of new fractures by...
UCSF Study Shows Drug Reduces Risk Of Spine And Hip Fractures By Half In Women With Osteoporosis
...ages of 55 and 82 who hadosteoporosis and previous spine
fractures, as detected by x-ray. Researchersfound that alendronate reduced the risk of hip fractures by 51 percent, spinefractures by 47 percent, and all clinical fractures by 28 percent. Alendronate, which is available as FOSAMAX in 72 countries inc...
UNC-CH Studies Show Medicine Can Reverse Osteoporosis From Transplants, Cystic Fibrosis
...ip)mineral densities and an 11 percent increase in spine
mineral densities whencompared with control subjects who received no Pamidronate. Some 200 lung transplants take place in the world each year because ofcystic fibrosis, Aris estimated, besides the 10,000 to 20,000 other kinds oforgan transpla...
$60 Million Brain Institute Opens At University Of Florida
...nced research technologies in studies of brain and spine
diseasesand injuries. Tour sites include the neurosurgery training laboratories; the hubof the institute's complex computer network; the imaging suite built to housepowerful magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) systems for animal and human research;the U...
Study Shows Calcitonin-Salmon Nasal Spray Helps Prevent New Spinal Fractures In Women With Existing Osteoporosis
...ightand stooped posture. However, fractures of the spine
and a shrinking frame arenot inevitable consequences of aging. Clinical trials have shown that side effects from calcitonin-salmon arecomparable to placebo. Most commonly reported side effects are nasal irritationsuch as runny nose, crusting...
UCSF Study Shows For The First Time That A Drug May Reduce Risk Of Hip Fractures
By More Than Half In Women Who Have Never Had A Spine Fracture
...alendronate, also reduced the likelihood ofpainful spine
fractures by 49 percent in women who have never ha...risk of hipfractures by 51 percent and the risk of spine
fractures by 47 percent. Other key findings of the FIT analysis to be presented during the European ...
Novel Therapy Significantly Reduces Spinal Fractures In Postmenopausal WomenWith Two Years Of Therapy
...nexpected becausefractures other than those of the spine
are much less frequent and the spineresponds much ... 3 percent increase in bone density at the hip and spine
after 24 months. During the MORE trial, 7705 osteoporatic postmenopausal women (average age 66.5year...
Studies Indicate An Effective Treatment For Steroid-Induced Osteoporosis
...mostimportant predictor of fracture risk -- at the spine
and hip in men and womentaking steroids compared w...eor length of time on steroid therapy. Increase in spine
BMD was highest in post-menopausal women not taking estrogenwho received 10 mg of alendronate, the r...
Ultrasound Detects Pathology In Patients With Whiplash
...t in thecost-effective evaluation of patients with spine
injuries, according to Gary A.Kirsch, RVT, RDCS, a...asound in more than 1,000 cases withpost-traumatic spine
injury in which the patients' pain has been difficult toevaluate clinically. They have been able to ...
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