Tag: "system" at medical news
Use of cell phone images appears feasible for visualizing leg wounds
...is approach could potentially save the health care system
money. we plan a second study that will investigate whether this type of teleconsultation can efficiently replace the face-to-face consultation in routine conditions."...
Lack of specific collagen type leads to osteoarthritis
...heumatoid arthritis, occurs when the body's immune system
attacks the linings of joints. Guilak currently leads of group of clinicians and investigators from Duke and the Durham VA Medical Center who are carrying out a broad range of basic and clinical research into better understanding and treating osteoar...
Heart attack treatment gap may be closing for women
...aid. It may be that some patients are lost in the system
after being prescribed the medications, Wung said, adding that some patients in nursing homes aren't receiving aspirin and beta-blockers after either heart attack or bouts of unstable angina. Others, after being contacted by the research team, said ...
Miniaturized lab permits saliva screening on the go
...NA that correspond to bacteria or viruses. "Such a system
could make a difference when tests are needed on the scene," Malamud said. "This might be obviously necessary when it comes to a potential bioterrorism incident or an accident of exposure, but it could also make the difference in the doctor's office...
PENN begins clinical trial of newest technology to treat thoracic aortic aneurysms
...disease, diabetes or hypertension. The Zenith TX2 system
requires an incision to insert the graft's hydrophilic, kink-resistant delivery system
into the femoral artery in the leg. Once the system
is guided into position through the patient's a...
Changing chemistry helps explain estrogen threat to the heart
...impact. "Estrogen is so powerful; it affects every system
in your body. We are looking with tunnel vision at...be a mechanism that would affect practically every system
in the body."...
Next generation body scanner launched by the University of Manchester
...lips Medical Systems UK said: "The 3.0T Achieva MR system
in Manchester represents the culmination of many years of fruitful collaboration between Philips Medical Systems and The University of Manchester. We chose to install our first 3.0T Achieva in a clinical setting in Manchester because of this close c...
A new method for early detection of disease outbreaks
...Emergency Department in its syndromic surveillance system
for monitoring outbreaks was established in 1995 to detect outbreaks of waterborne, diarrheal illnes...
Social Security reform proposals raise concerns for older women
...opular plans for the revamping the Social Security system
contain clauses that could fail to significantly protect older women, according to research reported in the February 2005 issue of The Gerontologist (Vol. 45, No. 1). The study discusses the potential effects of implementing several different minimum...
New highly active agents against sandfly fever
...and a slowly developing degradation of the nervous system
(tropical spastic paraparesia). The activity of these substances is closely linked to their chemical structure, and especially to the length of the substitution group (number of carbon atoms) located in position 2 on the quinoleic nucleus. Generally,...
Murder, eyewitness identification and the limits of human vision
...ledge. In between, the limits of the human visual system
are explored. Loftus, who testified as an expert ...en you see anything at a distance the human visual system
starts to lose small details. The greater the distance the coarser the detail you lose, " Loftus sai...
Northwestern Memorial Hospital receives $10 million commitment to support preeminent heart program
...ed on developing a centralized telephone answering system
for cardiac patients so that patients only have to... time' to get in for an appointment and making our system
seamless for patients," says Dr. McCarthy. In addition, communication with referring physicians i...
Rutgers College of Nursing faculty member is funded to develop an interactive computer system
...ember is funded to develop an interactive computer system
that delivers video vignettes aimed at reducing HI...velop an interactive computerized decision support system
(DSS) that delivers relevant video vignettes in an effort to reduce HIV sexual risk behavior among w...
Transport system smuggles medicines into brain
... brain. Her approach made use of an iron transport system
located on the blood-brain barrier. The smaller th...other protein. A major advantage of this transport system
with vesicles is that larger molecules can pass through the BBB. The vesicle has a diameter of about...
Sprinklers shown effective in slowing dorm fires
An automatic sprinkler system
significantly increases a person's chances of surviving a dormitory fire, according to a report issued recently by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). Three NIST experiments,* supported by a U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) init...
Overseas junior doctors warned to expect unemployment in the UK
...f the junior workforce. Yet, remarkably, it has no system
for matching graduates to vacancies, nor any way o...ng long periods unemployed," says the author. "The system
reflects badly on the NHS and all of those who work in it." For the future, he recommends moving awa...
Electronic medical records reduce hours, cut cost
...that a technology-driven clinical decision support system
applying evidence-based clinical guidelines to pat...r large-scale study of a clinical decision support system
conducted in an outpatient health plan environment. Researchers for ActiveHealth Management evaluat...
Leukemia drug breakthrough study in New England Journal of Medicine
...mors (anti-angiogenesis) and stimulates the immune system
to fight cancer cells. The study is reported in the Feb.10 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. Nearly 90 percent of MDS patients are anemic and require regular transfusions of red cells. In this study, 91 percent of the MDS patients with a ...
PCBs, fungicide open brain cells to Parkinson's assault
...mmonly used in farming, can injure the antioxidant system
in those same types of cells. Environmental contam...edicine. PCBs create havoc in the body's cellular system
by producing free radicals, which leads to a process known as oxidative stress (OS). Oxidative stre...
Abandoned bones suggest TB wiped out leprosy in battle of killer diseases
...different explanation. "A weakening of the immune system
following infection by leprosy, coupled with the stress, poverty and malnutrition associated with the social isolation and stigma of living with the disease, could have paved the way for opportunistic co-infection by TB which brought a speedier death...
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