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MRI-Guided Cancer Surgery
...ic needle into the patients abdomen. He guides the tip
of the probe into the heart of the tumor using mag...nal space. "We can track the exact location of the tip
of the probe and see whats behind it as well," Duerk said. The group hopes to begin a Phase...
Radio Frequencies Used To Kill Inoperable Liver Tumors At Penn's Cancer Center
...of the cancerous tumor. Once inside the tumor, the tip
of the probe is carefully opened to permit heat-de... zapping up to 100 watts of heat through the probe tip
and attached tentacle-like extensions. The heat--similar to what is generated by a microwave oven--k...
American Heart Association Comment: Tirofiban -- The Platelet Receptor Blocker
For Heart Attack
... disease,'" says Fuster. "The drughelps treat the tip
of the iceberg, but individuals may need more ways to fightthe underlying disease -- atherosclerosis. This means not smoking, keepingblood cholesterol and blood pressure levels down and increasing physicalactivity. "The best way is to prevent the bl...
Anti-Migraine Drugs Might Cause More Pain Than Relief For Those With Heart
..., the contractioneffects of the migraine drugs can tip
the balance, resulting in chest pain andeven heart attacks. For individuals whose blood circulation is not slowed by heart disease, thescientists say that the migraine drug's contraction effects should not bedangerous. "For most migraine sufferers th...
University Of Kentucky One Of First To Use New Technique To Treat Atrial Flutter
...ation was passed through the catheter, causing its tip
to heat up. By touching the heated tip
to appropriate areas in the heart, doctors could "turn off" any misfiring electrical circuits and st...
Nerve Agent Sensor A Million Times More Sensitive
...being examined and the light that returns from the tip
isanalyzed by the spectrometer. Work is ongoing to develop a smaller, more portable version of the probe.Ultimately, according to Murray, the sensor could be configured into clip-on cards, similar to ...
Chemists Discover That Aerosol Clusters Play Larger Role In Generation Of Air Pollution
...clusters play in air pollution. "This is only the tip
of the iceberg," said Garvey. "It leads us to believethere may be a rich family of reactions occurring in the atmosphere betweennitric oxide and a variety of volatile organic compounds, such as alcohols,ethers and ketones, which go on to generate co...
News Tips Thursday, March 25, 1999
...ment our news releases, here is an additional news tip
reported by theAmerican Heart Association for Thursday, March 25. For more information, March24-27, call Darcy Spitz or Carole Bullock at the Omni Rosen Hotel, Ph.: 407-996-2410. Before or after those dates, call the AHA's News Media Relationsoffi...
Tiny Tools Give New Meaning To 'Cutting Edge'
.... Lal actually kept a tiny flame shooting from the tip
of his fuelinjector for 10 minutes. Tiny ultrasonic engines may be useful for "laboratory on a chip" technology,where the goal is to make portable versions of high-powered lab instruments.They could be used to do on-the-spot medical analyses or measu...
New Cancer Procedure At Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center Offers Hope
...destroy the tissue and obliterate the tumor. "The tip
of the needle emits radiofrequency energy, akin to... microwave energy,and the tissue around the needle tip
is destroyed," said Ronald Zagoria, M.D.,professor of radiologic sciences. "This technique is mostly...
Artery Temperatures Identify Hot Spots On Plaque That May Rupture And Trigger Heart Attack
...ople. They used a tinythermometer attached to the tip
of a catheter. Temperature variations were notdetected in people free of atherosclerosis, the fat-laden plaque obstructions inthe arteries. Other researchers had previously found temperature elevations in tissue fromcarotid arteries, which carry bl...
'Super' aspirin and clot buster drug may help heart attack victims avoid surgery
... using a narrow tube witha deflated balloon on its tip
that is passed into the narrowed part of theartery. When the balloon is inflated, the blockages or blood clots are pushedaside, allowing blood to flow through. Bypass surgery is an operation that usesblood vessels "borrowed" from another part of th...
Is drug abuse, not brutality, behind some deaths in custody?
...arch claimed that the documented casesare just the tip
of the iceberg. He has devised a neurochemical test for ED thathe argues should be done during autopsies whenever people die under restraintafter arrest. Together with Deborah Mash, a neurologist and pharmacologist at theUniversity of Miami S...
How alcohol may harm your baby's brain
...est, "that number, whatever it may be, is just the tip
ofthe iceberg." Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) FAS is the name given to a group of physical and mental birth defects caused bya woman drinking heavily during pregnancy. It is characterized by facialabnormalities, growth retardation, and central nerv...
New tests for blood clots, lung cancer use NIDCR patented technology
... to Robey. "These two diagnostic kits are just the tip
of the iceberg," he said. "This isan 'enabling technology' whose research and clinical applications are virtuallylimitless." Already, Phase II clinical trials are underway using AcuTectä toimage acute clots in the carotid artery, which may prov...
To build a better artificial hip, UD prof says, mimic Mother Nature
...femur could increase the risk of cracks. Taking a tip
from nature To reduce stress shielding and prevent bone atrophy, Santare and Advani firstmodeled the function of a healthy hip--thanks to the National Center forSupercomputing Applications-to simulate natural conditions. Then, they comparedthose fi...
Northwestern chemist develops nanoplotter with parallel writing capabilities
...hography (SPL) methods is that contact between the tip
and the substrate (the writing surface) changes th...ality of each patterned structure. Therefore, each tip
requires a separate feedback system in order to control each line, which means a large amount of exp...
Government asks UNC to develop school program about alcohol and birth defects
...ing detrimental effects. We may be seeing only the tip
of the iceberg." Why is alcohol consumption increasing among women? The Carolina researchers said the answer remains unclear. Still, studies indicate that some women may be at greater risk than others for damaging their baby with lower amounts of a...
New Mayo Clinic Healthy Weight Pyramid helps you lose weight and keep it off!
...teaspoon oil or 1 tablespoon nuts. Sweets form the tip
of the pyramid, including candy and other processed sweets, equals up to 525 calories a week. The Mayo Clinic Healthy Weight Pyramid is included in the forthcoming book, Mayo Clinic on Healthy Weight, available in December 2000....
MRI-guided catheter ablation
... frequency energy passes through the catheter, the tip
of the wire heats up and burns the heart tissue, creating a small, elongated lesion. The lesions and subsequent scar tissue, which do not conduct electrical impulses, essentially form roadblocks for the abnormal impulses responsible for the arrhythmi...
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