Tag: "abdomen" at medical news
Stenting of abdominal arteries offers welcome relief for 'intestinal angina'
...ngioplasty and stenting of clogged arteries in the abdomen
successfully restored blood flow to the intestines and relieved painful symptoms in more than 90 percent of patients, without major complications. "Chronic mesenteric ischemia is an ideal condition for treatment with nonsurgical interventions," sa...
Your brain and hormones may conspire to make you fat
...ifornia in San Francisco. Fat that develops in the abdomen
to form a pot belly and thick waist has been associated with more negative health outcomes (heart disease, for example) than fat that accumulates in other areas of the body, such as the hips. Glucocorticoids, a group of steroid hormones that includes...
UW launches study testing adult stem cells for heart damage repair
...ally delivered under the skin in the arm, thigh or abdomen
of a commercially produced protein (granulocyte colony stimulating factor). The protein helps to release blood-forming CD34+ cells from a subject's bone marrow into the bloodstream. Then, investigators use a cell separation system to remove from th...
Whole-body scans may provide option for diagnosing colorectal cancer
...ntrast-enhanced CT is the most common for both the abdomen
and the thorax. However, CT offers only form and structure data for the evaluation of the tumor stage. Combined PET/CT scanners have been introduced into clinical practice to provide additional information on a tumor. By performing PET/CT colonograp...
Report calls for using heated chemotherapy after colon cancer surgery to optimize patient survival
...by heated chemotherapy delivered through the lower abdomen
of the patient before leaving the operating room, ...to kill cancer cells. Additionally, by bathing the abdomen
with heated chemotherapy immediately following surgery, a higher dose of medication can be used than...
Prescribe exercise for older adults for better health
...ng the core muscle groups of the back, thighs, and abdomen
is preferred." "Only 30 percent of America's senior citizens engage in regular exercise," notes McDermott, "yet there is compelling evidence suggesting that people in all conditions of health and at all fitness levels benefit from regular physical...
Injured, ill children treated at U.S. military hospital in Iraq
... head, eight (17 percent) in the arm, eight in the abdomen
and three (6 percent) in the chest. A total of 134 operations were performed on 63 children (74 percent of the total); each of the children had an average of 2.1 procedures. Five children died--two from burns, two from infection and one from compli...
Reducing contrast material injection in elderly patients can lower cost of exam and risks
...t enhancement in the vessels and the organs of the abdomen
increases with an increase in the volume and rate of contrast material injection. However, Dr. Itoh said that this wasn't the case in his study. Dr. Itoh noted it is essential to administer contrast material only at the volume and rate needed to achi...
Cincinnati surgeon's pediatric laparoscopic liver surgery a world first
...asive) surgery is a method of operating inside the abdomen
through small, tube-like ports using a fiber-optic...e, carbon dioxide gas is pumped into the patient's abdomen
to increase the operative area and improve visualization of the tumor. The surgeon then makes two to...
Penn researchers use the abdomen to deliver oxygen to assist ailing lungs
...es recirculating a gas-carrying liquid through the abdomen
to deliver oxygen. They tested the system in adult pigs that were put to sleep and ventilated with low concentrations of oxygen to simulate lung failure. Using this technique, they observed an increase in arterial oxygen saturation (the actual percen...
Radiation-armed robot rapidly destroys human lung tumors
...xternal markers attached to the patient's chest or abdomen
to follow tumors in real time with a few millimeters of accuracy. The researchers also applied Synchrony to treating tumors in the thorax and abdomen, which can move as much as 4 cm during respiration. ...
Mass. General study finds potential ovarian cancer stem cells
...from ascites fluid that had accumulated within the abdomen
of several ovarian cancer patients. When mouse ovarian tumor stem-like cells were injected under the skin of mice, they led to the formation of new tumors much faster than did injections of regular tumor cells. Although the potential ovarian can...
Dopamine agonist can prevent ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome in IVF patients
...luid in the space between the membranes lining the abdomen
and abdominal organs) and the incidence of moderate to severe OHSS in women at risk," said Dr. Alvarez. "Our next move will be to study the action of dopamine agonists in more detail, and to proceed to bigger studies of their effects in clinical t...
Trans fat leads to weight gain even on same total calories, animal study shows
... fat cause a redistribution of fat tissue into the abdomen
and lead to a higher body weight even when the total dietary calories are controlled," said Lawrence L. Rudel, Ph.D., professor of pathology and biochemistry and head of the Lipid Sciences Research Program. "What it says is that trans fat is worse t...
Two very different surgical procedures produce same results in often fatal intestinal disorder
...eans bringing the end of the intestine through the abdomen
to drain into a bag. The alternative option, perit...age, involves making a inch incision in the lower abdomen
and placing a small drain allowing egress of stool and pus from the abdomen
without removing any int...
First trial on life-threatening condition finds two surgical approaches have same results
...volves making a quarter-inch incision in the lower abdomen
and placing a small bag, allowing stool and pus to drain from the abdomen
without removal of any intestine....
Patients positively weigh in on liposuction
... to ASPS statistics. In this study, the thighs and abdomen
were the most common liposuctioned areas, followed by the hips, buttocks and knees. This study received a Plastic Surgery Educational Foundation (PSEF) Scientific Essay award. The award is given for excellence in study design, writing, research and ...
PET-CT highly accurate for detecting ovarian cancer recurrence
...tinues to be evaluated for many indications in the abdomen
and pelvis. Also, on CT it is difficult many times to detect ovarian cancer recurrence because of the presence of certain metastatic deposits," said Sunit Sebastian, MD, who is currently at Emory University School of Medicine and is lead author on t...
Radiologist's body CT readings quicker, more efficient with coronal reformatted images
...lely for primary interpretation of CT scans of the abdomen
and pelvis," said Dr. Sebastian. The full results of the study will be presented on May 2, 2006 during the American Roentgen Ray Society Annual Meeting in Vancouver, BC....
Abdominal fat more significant in exercise-induced shortness of breath than overall weight
...amount of abdominal fat (fat under the skin of the abdomen
as opposed to visceral fat or fat actually inside the abdominal cavity where the stomach and other organs are located) and the oxygen cost of breathing. It is not yet clear whether increased shortness of breath in these women is simply the result o...
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