Tag: "used" at medical news
Chemicals in tattoo inks need closer scrutiny
...anted, according to the researchers. Although inks used
in tattoos are subject to regulation by the U.S. F...brands of black ink as it is the most common color used
in tattoos," Finley-Jones says. The researchers also are testing three different brands of red, blue...
New fingerprint visualization method uses X-rays to reveal missing clues
...o the presence of food, soil or saliva that can be used
to track down evidence of the childs movements, th...ve successful, the experimental technique could be used
commercially for fingerprint visualization in two to five years, the researchers predict. In additio...
In solution, tiny magnetic wires scatter light
...-directing phenomenon was most consistent when she used
"molasses-like" liquids such as glycerol. "Another advantage that 'magnetic fluids' may have over other light-directing devices, such as mirrors, is that fluids can easily take various shapes," Bentley adds. Bentley calls her microscopic wires "nano...
'Speaker's cramp', a new type of involuntary mouth-, lip-muscle movement
...d neurological and odontological examinations were used
for evaluation. Surface and needle electromyography (EMG) was applied to locate dystonic activity and guide injections of Botox into the affected muscles. After baseline recordings, the patients were followed for two to three years, with Botox inject...
Routine dental panoramic X-rays not necessary, study shows
...ve routinely, called the panoramic X-ray, could be used
selectively in some cases instead of as a routine diagnostic tool. Results of the study were presented today (March 11, 2005) at the International Association on Dental Research General Session, being held in Baltimore. "You can't assess cavities o...
Age shouldn't be a factor in kidney transplantation
...ls of creatinine, which is produced by muscle, are used
to determine kidney function. Using kidneys from these donors, which UNOS calls expanded criteria donors (ECDs), permits more patients to benefit from transplantation, Stratta said, but requires careful matching. Wake Forest Baptist has doubled its ...
Cornea transplants can be improved
...ving the training and standardizing the procedures used
by the nation's eye banks to assess corneal cells ...proving the accuracy of counting cells, parameters used
to assess the health of a cornea." More than 35,000 corneal transplants are performed annually in th...
Philanthropist Paul F. Glenn launches labs for aging research at Harvard Medical School
...es, a significant portion of the resources will be used
to recruit two additional faculty members focused ... These pilot grants will produce data that can be used
to attract larger government grants. The resources will also be used
to foster collaboration by pul...
Nursing mothers having surgery -- How long a wait to breastfeed safely?
...fe to resume breastfeeding after the most commonly used
anesthetic, propofol, is administered during surgery. Propofol is used
to put patients to sleep initially as part of a general anesthetic or can be administered at a lower...
Rasagiline reduces disability for patients with advanced Parkinson's disease
... and simple treatment for Parkinson's disease when used
in combination with levodopa. Rasagiline achieved the two main goals of treatment after levodopa -- reduced disability and decreased motor fluctuations. These properties position the drug as a favourable candidate to add to the treatment of Parkinson...
Fractured leg bone not the end of Tutankhamen mystery
... bone was not caught in the resin that the priests used
to preserve the body, suggesting that the bone was not broken during mummification. It is more likely that it was dislodged in the 1925 autopsy, as scientists searched for possible treasures hidden inside the skull." Mr Connolly has also conducted a...
Teen athletes continue tobacco use, despite severe consequences
...d tobacco. Almost 40% of the students who had ever used
tobacco had an oral lesion, and this finding was s...tes. More Caucasian than African-American athletes used
tobacco, and tobacco use increased from zero in grade 6 to 22.7% in grade 12. While 91% of coaches w...
Gene for age-related macular degeneration discovered by Yale researchers
...efeller University and the National Eye Institute, used
a highly interdisciplinary approach to conclude th...he same variant in the CFH gene. Hoh and her team used
new genetic analysis and microscopic imaging technologies to find the genetic variant of the AMD gen...
Aircraft cabin ventilation influences the transmission of diseases in-flight
...sengers or crew, the environmental control systems used
in commercial aircraft seem to restrict the spread of airborne pathogens. Proper ventilation within any confined space reduces the concentration of airborne organisms, with one air exchange removing 63% of airborne organisms suspended in that particu...
Sex selection popular among infertile women
...d genetic disorders in children and are not widely used
for nonmedical purposes. "Sex selection is a topic that's almost taboo for physicians to talk about. Yet it's important to understand patient interest in nonmedical sex selection and adequately address the ethical and social implications before the c...
Common anesthetics appear safe for developing fetal brain
DURHAM, N.C. An anesthetic regimen commonly used
during surgery on pregnant mothers appears to have...er to a three-drug anesthetic combination commonly used
to produce general anesthesia. The exposures lasted four hours, a length of time that would encompas...
Women less likely to get quality heart attack care
...d standard national guidelines for their care, and used
the discharge tool and contract. This major effect on mortality rates was the first evidence that standardized heart care saves lives. GAP tries to increase hospitals' use of aspirin and beta blocker drugs, and cholesterol testing, within 24 hours of...
How effective are herbal supplements in reducing illnesses in children?
...e seeds of the American wildflower and is commonly used
for skin disorders, premenstrual syndrome, and art...ost widely recognized herbal sedative and has been used
for children with hyperactivity and sleep disorders. One study assessed valerian's effect on boys w...
Panacea or Pandora's box
...iew and analysis of the way technology is actually used
by physicians and nurses, rather than on how manufacturers expect the technology to be used. In addition, the researchers recommend that continuous revisions and quality improvement be part of all medical IT programs....
Emory Study finds HIV is not an independent risk factor for severe heart disease
...RT, and findings on coronary angiography. "We then used
multivariate analyses to determine the relationship betweenHIV status and angiographically severe CAD in 525 patients," explains Emory Heart Center cardiologist and research team member Srikanth Sola, MD. "We found that 5 percent were HIV positive an...
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