Tag: "unilateral" at medical news
Scientists show hormone involved in cryptorchidism
...h some Insl3 activity (one active gene)had partial unilateral
or bilateral cryptorchidism that self-corrected afterbirth. "This is very similar to what happens in most cases of human cryptorchidism,"said Parada, who also directs the Kent Waldrep Foundation Center for BasicNeuroscience Research. The researchers ...
Studies suggest new headache treatment is more effective than medication
...the area above the upper molars. In patients with unilateral
migraine or tension-type headaches, the temperature and tenderness of the area on the symptomatic side was consistently higher (37 of 40) and more tender (39 of 40) respectively, than it was on the opposite side, as well as directly proportional to s...
UF research: For stroke recovery, two therapies better than one
...an those receiving no therapy. Participants in the unilateral
group were able to move an average of four more blocks and decreased their median reaction time by 14 milliseconds. The group receiving no therapy moved one more block, but there was no other improvement. "Seven blocks might not s...
A helping hand: Healthy arm helps retrain stroke-impaired arm
...ond group had active neuromuscular stimulation and unilateral
movement therapy on the affected arm only. The t...eral group performed significantly better than the unilateral
group, which did better than the controls. Before therapy the three groups had comparable ability at...
New Parkinson's surgical procedure shows lasting benefits, according to Emory researchers
...bthalamic nucleus on one side of the brain, called unilateral
subthalamotomy, that could later be followed by a second procedure on the opposite side. Now these investigators have taken the procedure a step further by lesioning the subthlamic nuclei on both sides of the brain simultaneously, a so-called bilate...
Bone marrow cell transplant treats clogged leg arteries
...ents had bilateral ischemia (both legs) and 25 had unilateral
ischemia (one leg). There was a "striking" increase in new capillary formation in the legs of patients who received bone marrow mononuclear cell transplants. Patients injected with saline showed much smaller increases in collateral perfusion. Rese...
JCI Table of Contents, November 14, 2003
...ty, Japan, demonstrate that in mice lacking Smad3, unilateral
ureteral obstruction does not cause epithelial-mes...ainst renal tubulointerstitial fibrosis induced by unilateral
ureteral obstruction AUTHOR CONTACT: Akira Ooshima Wakayama Medical University, Wakayama, Japan. Pho...
Tip sheet for the January 27, 2004 Neurology Journal
...ommon surgical treatments for Parkinson's disease: unilateral
pallidotomy and bilateral subthalamic nucleus deep brain stimulation, and compares the effectiveness of each surgery. The Patient Page will be available for downloading from www.neurology.org on January 27, or can be obtained in advance from AAN medi...
Breast cancer patients with BRCA1 or 2 mutations twice as likely to have double mastectomy
...e to more traditional breast-conserving therapy or unilateral
mastectomy." A woman who tests positive for the BR...y (a combination of lumpectomy plus radiation) and unilateral
mastectomy are effective treatments for the newly diagnosed breast cancer, these treatments do not p...
Changes in ovaries could indicate higher risk of ovarian cancer
...t lesions in the contralateral ovary of women with unilateral
ovarian carcinoma," conducted by physicians at Temple University's School of Medicine and Temple University Hospital, compared the healthy ovaries of women with ovarian cancer to ovaries in women without cancer. According to senior author Enrique Her...
Parkinson's patients get bilateral benefits with unilateral brain stim
... be unwarranted. "These data clearly indicate that unilateral
deep brain stimulation improves bilateral motor performance of the arms and hands," said Jay Alberts, an assistant professor in the School of Applied Physiology at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Alberts, along with researchers from Emory Univer...
Breast conserving therapy safe for hereditary breast cancer
...omen with BRCA mutations], and the indications for unilateral
mastectomy should be the same for both hereditary and non-hereditary breast cancer." They caution, however, "discussion of bilateral mastectomy is warranted by the significant contralateral breast cancer risk."...
Rebuilding wounded veterans: Annual review of limb loss & prosthetics research
... the extent to which veterans with a nontraumatic, unilateral
lower-limb amputation engage in foot care and smoking, and if health beliefs and psychological well-being are related to those health behaviors. A belief in one's ability to engage in good foot care and that good foot care reduces the risk of future ...