Tag: "transmit" at medical news
Robotic heart surgery: making repairs without lifting the hood
...otic arms include one with a camera-like device to transmit
the image to the console. The other arms are fitted with operating instruments. Surgeons used this new procedure to successfully repair the hearts of patients with atrial septal defect (ASD) or patent foramen ovale conditions in which people ...
Device acts as heart's security system
...over their chest to send a signal to the device to transmit
data to a doctor via a telephone hookup. Some pacemakers use the same type of technology to relay data, but the information is limited mostly to the condition of the pacemaker and its battery. One patient in the Ohio State study lives about one and o...
Study shows faceguards, safety balls cut number of Little League injuries
...ular baseballs when batted, pitched or thrown, but transmit
less force when they hit a child. "There are different kinds of reduced impact balls -- some softer than others -- but all are engineered to 'play' as much as possible like a standard baseball," Marshall said. "Despite what some people have said, stu...
Electronic job aid to benefit healthcare workers and patients
... to input lab results as they become available and transmit
them directly to physicians. The possibilities are enormous, Welch explained. At Grady Health System in Atlanta, where MedEPSS is being tested, enthusiasm for the system is high. "The system will be useful for our nursing staff," said Rosiland Harris...
Can we halt the deadly SARS?
...would-be passengers. But if people can harbour and transmit
the virus while while remaining healthy, or showing few symptoms, it will be much harder. "If there are silent carriers, it will be virtually impossible to contain," warns Osterhaus. This issue is now the focus of research, says Heymann. A lab test f...
Latest research on possible causes of violent behavior explored in C&EN article
...icago. A neurotransmitter is a chemical that helps transmit
nerve impulses through the nervous system. Serotinin is neurotransmitter in the brain that acts as a kind of brake on impulsiveness. People with normal or above average levels of serotonin show more restraint and think things out, explains J. Dee Hi...
UCI researchers identify link between infant seizures
...rease in the number and activity of receptors that transmit
endocannabinoids. In the normal, healthy brain, endocannabinoids convey specific messages between nerve cells. Endocannabinoids bind to cannabinoid type 1 (CB-1) receptors and decrease the release of a major inhibitory neurotransmitter called GABA. R...
First relapsing fever outbreak in Montana identified
...ey discovered the species of tick that is known to transmit
this bacterium in other regions of the western Uni..., however, are quite different, and the ticks that transmit
relapsing fever spirochetes have a strikingly different lifestyle compared with the ticks that trans...
Wireless technology may help doctors treat patients
...earch tool, we had to figure out ways to query and transmit
the information." Schuler went through the vario...ers to put information into a hand-held device and transmit
it wirelessly to a cell phone, or some other receiver in a secure fashion." This is done with IBM's ...
Talented Hokies research brain impacts while battling Aggies
...vity -- forces. During football games, the sensors transmit
real-time impact data to a sideline computer system that keeps track of a range of head impact data for each player wearing the HITS sensors. "Football helmets receive a lot of impacts that will register but that don't indicate injury," said Bill B...
2003 HBP news tips
... Abstract P199 Treatment that talks: Cell phones transmit
data to doctors. Cellular technology can help con...l phones that connected to an Internet Web site to transmit
the data. The patients were monitored for three months. During that time they were asked to check ...
Environmental influences found to have role for development and function of the pain system
...m spinal projection neurons. C-fibers are known to transmit
pain-related information from the periphery to the spinal cord. After a few control responses, dorsal roots were stimulated with different stimulation patterns which can also be observed in C-fibers during inflammation or nerve injury. After these st...
Diabetic eye screening bill based on Vanderbilt model
...an can digitally photograph a patient's retina and transmit
the image to a laboratory for diagnosis. The screening equipment is easily transportable in a mobile clinic and can travel to underserved and rural communities. Telescreening for diabetic eye disease is also cost-effective. A mobile screening lab ...
Brain signals from the paralyzed or injured captured by computer
...trodes in the cortex. These electrodes amplify and transmit
the recorded signals from the brain through the wireless telemeter. The researchers say the next step in their research is to create a single system-on-a-chip device by combining the analog array of amplifiers with the microprocessor and wireless lin...
Treatment options expand for patients with neuropathic pain
... purpose it's the result of damage to nerves that transmit
pain signals. And so the nerves send errant, unnecessary pain signals that can put a person in constant, pointless, agonizing pain. "This type of pain is very abnormal," says Robert Dworkin, Ph.D., the lead author of the guidelines and director of t...
Nitric oxide can prevent lung disease and death for premature infants
...tric oxide, a gas produced by the body and used to transmit
chemical signals, was approved in 1999 by the Food and Drug Administration for use in full-term babies. Because it can relax constricted blood vessels, it has been used in infants with pulmonary hypertension, a life-threatening disease in full-term ...
'Survival sex' and substance abuse may hinder HIV prevention efforts
...tive are engaging in high-risk behavior that could transmit
their infection, according to a study in the Janua...aps because HAART patients believed they would not transmit
HIV to their partners. However, said Dr. McGowan, although HAART can help decrease the risk of HIV t...
Antiviral drug, valacyclovir, reduces genital herpes transmission
...se each day of valacyclovir were half as likely to transmit
herpes simplex type 2 (HSV-2) than infected partne...s that are often painful. Infected individuals can transmit
the virus even when they are not aware that they are infected or when no symptoms are present, and t...
Mayo researchers observe genetic fusion of human, animal cells -may help explain origin of AIDS
...ovirus, a distant cousin of HIV, and to be able to transmit
that virus to uninfected human cells. Background: What Led to This Research? The Mayo Clinic research team has long been interested -- and is a world leader -- in xenotransplantation (ZEE-no-transplantation). This is an experimental field within ...
System can predict disease spread
...er of "non-competent" or dead end hosts that can't transmit
the disease, and many other factors. Ultimately, all of that "qualitative" data is used to create a "vectorial capacity" formula that can yield quantitative predictions in other words, the growth rate of a disease. "Predicting risk is very compl...
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