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Changing chemistry helps explain estrogen threat to the heart
...cts every system in your body. We are looking with tunnel
vision at its effect on blood pressure control. What would this do to bone? What would this do to Alzheimer's? What happens to the brain is probably very similar," he says as critical cofactors drop that enable estrogen to relax blood vessels. "This ...
Optimal treatment of carpal tunnel syndrome
syndrome (CTS) is the most recognized occupational...of its association with heavy computer use, carpal tunnel
syndrome is not confined to data entry workers. Butchers, mechanics, musicians, dental hygienists, ...
Workers with carpal tunnel find relief with night-time splinting
...el the common pain and discomfort linked to carpal tunnel
syndrome. The findings, made by a team of research...t for active workers with early symptoms of carpal tunnel
syndrome. The results from the study are published in the January issue of the Archives of Physical...
A controlled study of peripheral neuropathy after bariatric surgery
...eral nervous system, PN, can be focal, like carpal tunnel
syndrome which affects fingers and hands; or more ...," Dr. Dyck said. "The most common PNs were carpal tunnel
syndrome and sensory neuropathy, but a small number had a more severe form of PN which can lead to e...
Gastric bypass and stomach-stapling patients should recognize risk of nerve injury post-surgery
...ropathy, involving individual nerves, as in carpal tunnel
syndrome, and 3) radiculoplexus neuropathy, marked by weakness, sensory loss and/or pain in a patchy, multifocal way. Radiculoplexus neuropathy can have the most serious consequences of the three, including confining a patient to a wheelchair. To en...
Exercise prevents Parkinson's symptoms in lab model mimicking human form of the disease
...exercise wheels, companionship of other mice and a tunnel
with a configuration that researchers changed weekly to provide mental stimulation. The researchers found that mice using the exercise wheels ran about two kilometers a day. The St. Jude researchers raised female mice in standard cages witho...
May/June 2004 Annals of Family Medicine tip sheet
... review of the literature on treatments for carpal tunnel
syndrome found good evidence to support some nonsurgical treatments. There is strong evidence that local corticosteroid injections, and to a lesser extent oral corticosteroids, give short-term relief for patients. There is weaker but still useful e...
Deaf-blind woman deafer than deaf-blind man
...mpairment and a retinal disorder. Patients develop tunnel
vision and can even become blind. Various forms of Usher syndrome exist. USH2a and USH1b are the most prevalent variants in the Netherlands. Pennings discovered that the hearing of USH2a patients gradually deteriorates. Each year these patients hear...
Study gives lowdown on high-temperature superconductivity
...terials is due to the ability of electron pairs to tunnel
between the layers of superconducting material. Now, Kee and her colleagues have identified the factors that combine with a mechanism--known as the competing order--that lowers a superconductor's critical temperature in materials with more than t...
Researchers to design intervention for work-related injury
...SDs. In the United States, WMSDs, including carpal tunnel
syndrome and tendonitis, cost employers $20 billio... Specifically, they found that work-related carpal tunnel
syndrome develops through mechanisms that include injury, inflammation, fibrosis and subsequent nerv...
Wind tunnel tests could lead to healthier towns and cities
...verpowering fragrance of mothballs in a large wind tunnel
could provide the key to improving air quality in ... and air quality. The project will centre on wind tunnel
tests that simulate airflow in urban areas. Cube and bar shapes representing a variety of urban sett...
Repetitive work tasks linked to bone damage
...ed musculoskeletal disorders (WMSD) such as carpal tunnel
syndrome, a new study by researchers at Temple Uni...elated musculoskeletal disorders, including carpal tunnel
syndrome, osteoarthritis and tendonitis, make up the majority (65 percent) of all occupational illne...
Anticonvulsant drug promising therapy for cocaine abuse
...of concerns about the relatively high incidence of tunnel
vision that has occurred in people given the drug over many months or years. However, none of the eight people who completed this study reported vision changes of any kind. "Cocaine addiction represents a disease process for which there is no recogn...
Growth hormone, sex steroid combination 'not ready for prime time'
...th sexes included joint pain, swelling, and carpal tunnel
syndrome. In general, men experienced more frequent and severe side effects than did women. Eighteen men treated with hGH developed either transient glucose intolerance, a precursor to diabetes, or diabetes, compared with seven men not receiving the ...
Electrodiagnostic studies the better alternative for diagnosing carpal tunnel syndrome
...nt on the most accurate tool for diagnosing carpal tunnel
syndrome (CTS). While other diagnostic tools have been proposed for CTS, the electrodiagnostic tests are the preferred method among experts from these three associations. The latest practice guideline is published in the June 11 issue of Neurology, ...
Emory studies COGNIShunt device for Alzheimer's treatment
...avity, or ventricle, in the brain. Then they will tunnel
a tube through the neck and into the abdominal cavity for proper drainage. It is a relatively short and common procedure that usually requires a one-to two-day hospital stay. The duration of the study, at Emory and 11 other sites, is 18 months. The...
Workers' comp: perfect fit for chiropractic
...ack and repetitive strain injuries, such as carpal tunnel
syndrome and tendinitis. However, the broad spectrum of workers' compensation laws across the country and some lingering medical biases have continued to prevent direct access to doctors of chiropractic in many instances, despite the fact that chirop...
Hurricane tip sheet
...d up during hurricane-force winds. He uses a wind tunnel
in his research. -- Marc Levitan, associate professor, LSU Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, 225-388-4445, email@example.com . This researcher studies the effects of hurricane-force winds on different types of trees. --...
LSU hurricane experts
...( http://www.hurricane.lsu.edu ). He uses a wind tunnel
to study the effects of hurricane-force winds on structures to determine what types of buildings make the best hurricane shelters and how to come up with new construction techniques. He also examines the ability of chemical plants to withstand hurri...
MIT Touch Lab Research Explores The Hand
... diagnosis and treatment of conditions like carpal tunnel
syndrome. More datais also key to robotic hands, and to software that allows us to touch and feelvirtual objects generated by a computer. Introducing MIT's Touch Lab. In addition to exploring the basic sciencebehind the hand, the scientists t...