Tag: "simulation" at medical news
Study shows light therapy to effectively treat mood disorders, including SAD
...AD, bright light for non-seasonal depression, dawn simulation
for SAD and bright light as an adjunct therapy com...ically significant treatment effects for SAD, dawn simulation
for SAD and bright light treatment of non-seasonal depression, the report said. "The effect size of...
To boost efficiency, hospitals borrow principles from factory floor
...y can be reduced. In one case, Lin said, a simulation
of patient transport within the hospital revealed that the elevators were a bottleneck. The problem was eliminated easily by dedicating one for patient use only. Lin is beginning discussions on how to tackle what is likely the least efficient ...
University of Nevada, Reno professor showcases 'mini' ion accelerator
...he facility also boasts strong in-house theory and simulation
capabilities supported by a 48-node cluster computer. Research areas underway at the Terawatt Facility include wire array physics, laboratory studies of astrophysics, dynamic processes in material science, ultra-strongly magnetized solids and plasmas...
Kidney donation program may provide more matches for previously incompatible recipients and donors
A mathematical simulation
model suggests that implementation of a national kidney paired donation program would provide a greater number and quality of matches for recipients and donors that were incompatible, according to a study in the April 20 issue of JAMA. Kidney transpl...
NIST fire analysis tools featured in online training
... be collected at the fire site to improve computer simulation
results, an overview of the uncertainties in the models, and methods for evaluating model results. A "readings" section, with contributions from leading trade, professional, government and private research organizations, offers additional informatio...
An alternative to prevent UC-associated colon cancer
... colleagues created a Markov model, a mathematical simulation
of hypothetical patients over time. No real patients were enrolled in this study. The hypothetical patients consisted of 35-year-old men with an eight year history of ulcerative colitis, which was inactive at the time of enrollment in the study. Usi...
Nature as important as nurture in developing ability for flexible self-control
...e self-control," Noelle said. The use of computer simulation
methods allowed Noelle and his colleagues to exami...n how to control them," Noelle said. "Our computer simulation
results show the simulated prefrontal cortex maturing only after other interacting brain systems mat...
IBM and EPFL join forces to uncover the secrets of cognitive intelligence
...second and subsequent phases will be to expand the simulation
to include circuitry from other brain regions and eventually the whole brain. As part of the agreement with IBM, some of Blue Gene's time will also be allotted to other ambitious research projects. In one of the projects, researchers from IBM's Zuric...
Study supports whooping cough booster shot for adolescents
...lt vaccination with 10-year boosters. The computer simulation
model used incorporated existing data on pertussis incidence, disease outcomes, vaccine efficacy, vaccine costs, and side effects. (The Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention is a unique research and teaching collaboration between Harvard Pilgr...
Johns Hopkins scientists use gene therapy to prevent heart arrhythmias from stem cell transplants
...herapy. In the study, Marbn and his team created a simulation
of stem cell transplantation using healthy muscle cells taken from rats' hearts and mixing them with myoblasts from healthy human skeletal muscle. A liquid suspension kept both cell types alive, and their electrical interactions were mapped with a v...
Aging eye more susceptible to serious damage, scientists report
...d his colleagues have been working on the computer simulation
model for several years and already have reported ...ake Forest center's project to create the computer simulation
"is a formidable undertaking that is bound to change the course of eye trauma research." He said tha...
New arrival at UC Davis Medical Center
...edical training. Studies have shown that life-like simulation
tools can improve patient outcomes by providing the ideal setting for physicians, nurses and medical teams to practice and perfect their medical skills in a risk-free environment. The infant simulator, known by its product name "BabySIM," is manufa...
LSUHSC innovation in patient safety training to improve surgical outcomes
...n and adaptation of the most sophisticated medical simulation
and virtual technology developed to date, faculty at LSU Health Sciences Center (LSUHSC) in New Orleans are now training future generations of medical professionals to anticipate and avoid medical errors. To our knowledge, there is not another set-up...
Massachusetts General Hospital launches magazine that examines medicine's leading edge
...ut xenotransplantation, stroke, avian flu, medical simulation
and genetics is being mailed this week to more than 100,000 top-level health care leaders, Fortune 1000 CEOs, other business executives, venture capitalists, philanthropists, legislators and academics. The magazine includes limited advertising to h...
Scrapping health care fees in Africa could prevent over 200,000 child deaths a year
...and disproportionately affect poor people. Using a simulation
model, researchers in London analysed how many child deaths might be prevented if user fees were removed in 20 African countries. They calculated that elimination of user fees could have an immediate and substantial impact on child mortality, prevent...
CHEST 2005 hosts world experts in pulmonary, sleep, and critical care medicine
... opportunity to observe and participate in patient simulation
demonstrations with highly developed patient model...ting realistic medical procedures. Learn about how simulation
teaching and learning can be incorporated into educational programs. Poster Audio Tour Audio tech...
Preventing another Vioxx
... real data from clinical studies, and hypothetical simulation
models. They also report what they found in a revi...A research scientist who worked on the statistical simulation
models for the study. "In fact, if that treatment also harms even one in 1,000 people due to serious...
Report shows steep rise in support for health charities that don't fund animal tests
...l and tissue testing, computer-based modeling, and simulation
are available." Key findings: Seventy-one percent of respondents polled in 2005 say it is important to them that their health donations be used for innovative non-animal research rather than animal experiments. Support for humane giving is growing...
New kidney disease drug saves lives at low cost
... who led the study. Huybrechts' team developed a simulation
model based on the best available evidence to date, and estimated that in the long-term, patients on sevelamer have a 12% lower cardiovascular risk than those on calcium binders. The cost savings accrued due to avoiding cardiovascular events largely...
Computer simulation shows buckyballs deform DNA
...ter. It reports the results of a detailed computer simulation
that finds buckyballs bind to the spirals in DNA molecules in an aqueous environment, causing the DNA to deform, potentially interfering with its biological functions and possibly causing long-term negative side effects in people and other living org...
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