Tag: "thoracic" at medical news
Early detection of lung cancer
...ng Service at the Navarre University Hospital used thoracic
CAT to periodically analyse persons at high risk of developing lung cancer, i.e. over-forties who have smoked at least one packet a day over ten years. The study is part of the ELCAP (Early Lung Cancer Action Program), international project in which ...
Heart scan surprises: CT reveals many non-heart problems, too
...gy at the U-M Medical School and member of the U-M thoracic
(chest) radiology team. "Our research suggests tha... Kazerooni, a professor of radiology and chief of thoracic
radiology at U-M, notes that a smaller study by Johns Hopkins researchers showed that 16 percent of ...
Don't skip chest CT in the ER just because x-ray checks out okay, warns study
...hest X-rays may miss 40% of clinically significant thoracic
injuries in multiple trauma patients that can be c...at the X-rays missed 40% of clinically significant thoracic
injuries, including lung contusions, lung lacerations, rib and spine fractures and air or blood tra...
News briefs from the journal CHEST, November 2005
... A new study shows that statin use prior to major thoracic
surgery may help to reduce the incidence of atrial...who did not use statins. Researchers conclude that thoracic
surgery patients with elevated CRP levels are not predisposed to AF and that statin use is associate...
Minimally invasive surgery may increase options for octogenarians with some lung cancers
...r all of a lung, according to a study conducted by thoracic
surgeons at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and descri...widespread cancer," said Robert McKenna Jr., M.D., thoracic
surgeon, surgical director of the Center for Chest Diseases and chief of Thoracic Surgery and Trauma...
Journal of Rehabilitation Research & Development tipsheet
...al problems assumed 16 sitting positions while the thoracic
and lumbar spines were examined. Data indicated th...s indices for the two-dimensional alignment of the thoracic
and lumbar spines when evaluating postures in a wheelchair or on a mat. Sitting posture, an importan...
'No sweat' CT-guided injection treats embarrassing hand condition
...y known permanent treatments for sweaty hands were thoracic
conventional or endoscopic surgical sympathectomie...at and colleagues performed CT-guided percutaneous thoracic
sympathectomy on 50 consecutive men and women with palmar hyperhidrosis. The patients ranged in age ...
Fat tissue surrounding thoracic arteries may be beneficial
...archers has discovered that fat tissue surrounding thoracic
arteries may be beneficial in patients undergoing ...of Anesthesia, found that fat surrounding internal thoracic
arteries produces a factor that can relax the artery. That finding could lead to an answer to one of...
Education needed to reduce snowmobile injuries in children
...l injuries; 19 percent, head injuries; 14 percent, thoracic
injuries; 14 percent, skin lacerations; and 7 percent, facial injuries. Of patients studied, 46.5 percent had multiple injuries. Most likely to be injured are individuals not wearing a helmet, individuals driving the snowmobile and individuals on a ...
Minimally invasive procedure OK for wide range of aorta problems, study shows
...ading out of the heart. In this region, called the thoracic
aorta, the intense force of blood pulsing out of t... than 15,000 Americans die each year from ruptured thoracic
aortic aneurysms, dissections and other problems. But in recent years, a few physicians at U-M and ...
Study shows minimally invasive lung surgery has low risk with same results as open surgery
... high survival rates when performed by experienced thoracic
surgeons. But even though the benefits of the tech...n open surgery to control bleeding. McKenna, whose thoracic
surgery group may be the most active in the western United States, suggests that one reason the VATS...
Refinements and innovations enhance safety, effectiveness
...n be harmful," said Peter K. Smith, M.D., chief of thoracic
and cardiovascular surgery at Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC. "We are hoping that by inhibiting inflammation, we can make heart surgery and cardiopulmonary bypass safer." One of the key participants in the inflammatory response is a fam...
Cincinnati surgeons report new treatment for often-fatal injury
...he patients who suffer this injury--known as blunt thoracic
aortic trauma--die before ever reaching a hospital...be distributed throughout the body. A severe blunt thoracic
accident, usually a non-penetrating "deceleration" injury, can jerk the aorta forward and back again...
Snoring can run in the family
...son, M.S., and Aliza Cohen, M.A., of pediatric and thoracic
surgery at Cincinnati Children's....
Delayed aortic trauma repair may improve survival
...be distributed throughout the body. A severe blunt thoracic
injury, often the result of the sudden "decelerati...he real problem is that most people die from blunt thoracic
aortic trauma before ever reaching a hospital, and about 50 percent of those who do make it will die...
Non-smokers with lung cancer respond better to treatment than smokers, study says
...ts the outcome of chemotherapy or chemotherapy and thoracic
irradiation. Led by Anne S. Tsao, M.D. of the University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, researchers reviewed the medical records of 1370 patients with NSCLC who were treated with chemotherapy or chemo-radiation to determine an asso...
Studies unclear whether spinal cement procedure improves back pain
... was performed in both the lumbar (lower back) and thoracic
(middle back) vertebrae. "To the best of our knowl...phoplasty is more effective when used on lumbar or thoracic
vertebrae," said Dr. Stephen Tregear, director of special projects for ECRI. None of the patients in...
New GI technologies improve internal organ visualization
...pig to identify major blood vessels, including the thoracic
and abdominal aorta, celiac axis, superior mesenteric artery, splenic vein, portal vein, splenic artery and hepatic veins. During the EUS, the researchers injected contrast to improve vascular visualization, and - performed angiography using several...
Drug shows promise against advanced form of lung cancer
...were limited," Socinski said. According to the UNC thoracic
oncologist, among 63 patients treated, there were six confirmed partial responses, with disease stabilized in an additional 27. He said data as to length of survival "are still pending." The patients were enrolled in the trial from January to October...
Team approach to rare cardiovascular, renal surgery at UT Southwestern provides impressive results
... DiMaio, associate professor of cardiovascular and thoracic
surgery. "Our five-year survival rate was among the highest of recent reviews of this type of surgery." The one-year survival rate for patients is 78 percent, while two- and five-year survival rates are 69 percent and 56 percent, respectively. The su...