Tag: "splitting" at medical news
New method to fix cleft palate shows promise in Mayo Clinic lab study
...e repair surgery, also increases risk of the wound splitting
open or the creation of an abnormal passage between the mouth and nose. The current repair method also may shorten and scar the soft palate, which can impair speech. The study of this method of cleft palate repair was conducted on 10 adult hounds,...
Plastic surgeons honor 'Patients of Courage' overcoming difficult obstacles, inspiring others
... The life-saving operation in 1982, which required splitting
her face in two and opening it to reach the tumor, was a success; however, the tumor came back several years later. This time, Wood developed an infection after the surgery and had to have the frontal bone in her face removed. Despite her facial defo...
Envisat witnesses return of the South Polar ozone hole
...he presence of polar stratospheric clouds leads to splitting
of chlorine into highly ozone-reactive radicals that break ozone down into individual oxygen molecules. A single molecule of chlorine has the potential to break down thousands of molecules of ozone. ESA's ten-instrument Envisat spacecraft carries ...
Study raises concerns about tablet splitting
...nce in estimated drug content due to uneven tablet splitting
ranged anywhere from 50 to 150 percent of the idea...obenzaprine HCl 10 mg tablets are not designed for splitting
(tablets are not scored), there is an increased likelihood that they will split unevenly, crumble or...
American Thoracic Society Journal news tips for March 2004 (first issue)
...of 10 percent. Early complications include wounds splitting
open, wound infection, bleeding, pulmonary embolism, and death. Compared with normal weight patients, the incidence of wound infection is significantly higher. Peritonitis from staple line leak is a serious and life-threatening complication of bari...
Pill-splitting can yield cost savings on common prescription drugs, Stanford researchers find
...y prescribing half the number of 20-mg tablets and splitting
them, medication costs would drop to $180 annually. "As a cost-saving approach, pill-splitting has significant potential," said Stafford, who is an assistant professor of medicine at the Stanford School of Medicine. He calculated that if pill-splitti...