Tag: "around" at medical news
New report calls for recovery units to boost surgery survival rates
...ld also improve overall mortality rates, currently around
20,000 deaths per year out of the 3 million surgic...pendency units (HDU), where evidence suggests that around
35 per cent of patients would benefit from a HDU setting and around
15 per cent require an ICU. The ...
Jefferson neurosurgeons, radiation oncologists wrap radiation around spine for cancer pain relief
...have for the first time wrapped beams of radiation around
a patient's spine, relieving pain from several can...home and relatively pain-free. "We can wrap doses around
structures such as the spinal cord, and can create a very high dose of radiation and leave the cord ...
Conflicts pitting doctors vs. patients / kin is #1 issue in medical ethics, Canadian experts say
...o acknowledge and challenge discriminatory beliefs around
age, culture, and mental illness that are cultural...sh. 8) Issues related to research Ethical issues around
medical research include informed consent; the balance between fair compensation and the risk that c...
$5.1 billion would save 6 million children
... percent of all child deaths occur in 42 countries around
the world. In those countries, the average cost per child saved would be $887 or $1.23 per capita. With the recent publication of the potential impact of proven interventions that are feasible to deliver in low-income settings to children younger tha...
Survey finds women suffer in silence with pelvic floor disorders
...ence and Kegel exercises to strengthen the muscles around
the bladder and sphincter. The next option is inipramine, an anti-depressant that stimulates the closure of the bladder neck. "When medications don't help, we first try a conservative measure: the injection of a bulking agent into the bladder neck....
Special scalpel reduces blood loss, facial nerve trauma in salivary surgery
...at option because there is a rim of thermal injury around
the tip of the cautery blade that can theoretically injure facial nerve branches," Dr. Gourin says. The harmonic scalpel, which uses ultrasonic vibrations instead of electricity to coagulate tissue, doesn't have this potential for collateral injury. ...
A promising candidate for a Lassa fever vaccine
...uld be suitable for creating a ring of vaccination around
an outbreak zone, the most likely early application of a promising candidate vaccine in humans. ...
Sunshine mapping from space means brighter solar energy future
...oing basis and limited in coverage there are only around
200 solar-energy-measuring stations to cover all of Europe and Africa in the official networks affiliated to the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO). Measuring from above using satellites provides a wide-area, objective and cost-effective soluti...
What don't we know? Science presents the great unsolved scientific mysteries of our time
...ypesetter. Today, Science's correspondents based around
the world file stories on their laptops. To honor the journal's 125th anniversary, Science's editors had initially intended to select just 25 questions that would reveal the remaining gaps in our scientific knowledge. But with the help of the Board...
FDA approves new indication for Topamax as initial monotherapy for adults and children with epilepsy
...e treatment for epilepsy in more than 65 countries around
Political prejudice preventing progress on prison health
... The Lancet comments: "The failure of governments around
the world to implement measures that have repeatedly been shown to reduce harm wastes a vital opportunity to improve the health of a population that is often beyond the reach of public health efforts. This failure is utterly shamefulIt is time for a ...
New drug is effective in reducing rejection in heart transplantation
...en-week period. Thirty-one transplantation centers around
the world enrolled patients in the study between Aug. 28, 1999, and April 29, 2001. Following transplantation, all patients in the study received the standard anti-rejection therapy, a combination of cyclosporine, mycophenolate mofetil and corticost...
USC researchers link cellular stress to drug resistance in tumors
...s drugs, however. Lee believes that there is a way around
this particular type of cellular defense. "I do not think the problem is unfixable," she says. "One approach is to create combination therapies using drugs to counteract stress proteins like GRP78."...
Television in the bedroom may hurt child's school performance
...sed per week, those who had bedroom TV sets scored around
8 points lower on math and language arts tests and...ith access to a home computer had scores that were around
6 points higher on the math and the language arts test and 4 points higher on the reading test, cont...
Canadian researchers call for more angiograms
...g by far the most), so there are many other places around
the world where increased use of angiograms would result in more high-risk people being detected and subsequently treated. Graham and her colleagues in the study were able to compile their results through access to a comprehensive database managed b...
Rusk Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine and Microsoft to present innovations for healthy workforce
...d are a mainstay of personal and professional life around
the world. Among working-age adults in the United States, 78 percent use computers -- 68 percent at home and 45 percent at work. With nearly 60 percent of the work force experiencing some level of disability or impairment due to chronic ailments (e.g...
Ten million Africans treated by international disease treatment programme
...erged as a major silent killer, typically striking around
the age of 35. The parasite, which multiplies in f... and then live for many years in the blood vessels around
the bladder and intestine, feeding off the blood. Female worms lay many eggs per day, which escape f...
Computers: Poor placement does not compute in medical exam rooms
...t either gives you a really sore neck from turning around
if you want to engage your patient or you wind up with the back of your head to the patient," said Dr. Frankel. "This really created difficulties for a lot of the doctors we studied. They would do one of two things they would either not use the com...
Postpartum treatment key for depression: U of T study
...indy-Lee Dennis. "But in my review of studies from around
the world, I found no preventive effect of any strategy initiated before birth, including prenatal classes specifically targeting postpartum depression. It's not because the interventions are theoretically weak, but it's because compliance is low wo...
Bad cholesterol: Genes make the difference
...tacted through Runner's World magazine or at races around
the country. His brother clocked 40 kilometers a week less, at least, if he exercised at all." For six weeks the twins ate either a high-fat diet (40 percent of its calories from fat) or a low-fat diet (only 20 percent of its calories from fat); the...
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