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Mayo Clinic study determines surgery is best remedy for hammer hand
...heal," he says. "Most people do quite well and get back
to work quickly." Patients with this condition have a damaged ulnar artery, a key means of blood flow to the hand. In addition to the sensory damage, they also can develop small ulcers in their fingertips resulting in blackened fingers or even gangr...
Leprosy genome tells story of human migrations, French researchers report in Science
...or at Science . The ability to trace an infection back
to a certain region may help public health workers monitor the movement of the disease over time and determine the geographic source of new infections, said study author Stewart Cole of the Pasteur Institute. Historically, it's been thought that lepr...
Still have to swab those tonsils, Mayo Clinic study finds
...tive. "We found you have to go all the way to the back
of the throat to swab where there will be enough D...look in their throats, not to mention stick a swab back
there," she says. "There are certain children for whom this is hugely traumatic. We're motivated to ...
New class of drugs may treat lung tumors resistant to Iressa and Tarceva
... inside the cell, release the ligand and then move back
to the cell membrane,"says Haber, a professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. "We're starting to appreciate that a very slight change in the regulation of this process can have a great impact, and much of this had been predicted by several re...
Changing medication packages could help patients follow prescriptions, study suggests
...ems, including changes in the blood vessels in the back
of the eye, heart attacks, kidney damage and stroke. "There often aren't any symptoms that signal high blood pressure," Schneider said. "And medications like lisinopril that are given to treat the disease can have unpleasant side effects such as a dr...
Mayo researchers seek methods to make new cancer therapies available more quickly
...y predictive of the five-year outcomes, so we went back
and asked 'could we look after one year or two years,' " says Dr. Sargent. "Our new results suggest that two years is almost as good as three years, but that one year is too early." Last year, Dr. Sargent presented his results on colon cancer therapi...
Cutting-edge technologies signify a new era for colorectal cancer screening
...ge of 16.5 min). The average advancement and pull back
duration were 10 minutes (range of 2-19 min) and 3.4 minutes (range of 2-9 min), respectively. In all cases, the Aer-O-Scope advanced at least 102 cm (mean 143 cm), and in 12 cases it advanced as far as possible (155 cm). In the eight cases where t...
Digital mammography decreases 'call-back' appointments, reducing patient anxiety and cost
...ificant decreases in the number of patients called back
to the hospital for further mammograms, making it ...erpretation of a finding, we will call the patient back
for more imaging," said Dr. Raza. The screening mammography center at Dr. Raza's institution recentl...
Go to the tape: Video replay improves radiology residents' performance
...mple, the radiology resident can be taped from the back
of the room, while she or he presents a case during rounds. The resident is taped at the beginning of the exercise, and again after a feedback session where the resident receives pointers from an academic radiologist who is involved with teaching," e...
Low back pain relief, causes, measurement & prosthetic fit, production, comfort
...icles on measurement, treatment, and causes of low back
pain and five articles on prosthetic research, inc...lthy decoupling of head and body movement. Weak back
muscles related to low back
pain in people with amputations This study compares the physical and fu...
Women rising to the challenge of weightlessness
...imulation for Exploration) study have been getting back
on their feet. They all speak of having had a wond...st phase to the rehabilitation phase once they are back
on their feet, the twelve volunteers will have spent three months at the MEDES clinic, in what they ...
Biomarkers for interstitial cystitis identified, could lead to the first test
...t pain and discomfort. Only after these tests come back
negative, can a doctor make the diagnosis of IC," said Michael Chancellor, M.D., professor, department of urology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. "Finding a marker for IC can not only make developing an early test for IC possible, but i...
Surgery no better than rehabilitation for low back pain
Surgery for chronic low back
pain is no better than intensive rehabilitation an...make decisions about the management of chronic low back
pain. Chronic low back
pain, defined as pain lasting for more than 12 months, is common and places a...
Men with spouses, partners, fare better after prostate cancer treatment
...ad less fear and anxiety about their cancer coming back
than did their single counterparts, the study found. The research appears in the July 1, 2005, issue of the peer-reviewed journal CANCER, but is being published May 23 on the journal's web site. "The message for men with prostate cancer is this; it i...
In less dense neighborhoods
...ggests homeowners' neighborhood choices have moved back
toward pre-9/11 levels, as the researchers expected. However the new normality seems to incorporate terrorism with crime when people say they want "safe" neighborhoods. Morrow-Jones conducted the studies with Brian Roe, associate professor, and Elen...
Diagnostic imaging in line with other hospital costs
...--stroke, appendectomy, lung cancer, colon cancer, back
problems and upper gastrointestinal--were selected from MGH's accounting records and analyzed. The total cost of inpatient imaging for this sample was 51 percent higher in 2002 than in 1996, but was still in line with other hospital expenses, which j...
Imaging may not be major driver of hospital cost increases
...upper gastrointestinal disorders, colon cancer and back
pain and compiled information regarding specific imaging studies that were carried out and their costs. During the study period, the total number of CT scans and MRI studies more than doubled, reflecting increases in the number of patients in the g...
Studies suggest that donation criteria can be expanded
...ability." Both studies were retrospective looking back
at success rates of patients who had transplants performed. One study involved patients who had a simultaneous kidney-pancreas transplant, and the other involved patients receiving a kidney transplant alone. Ideal pancreas donors are between the age...
Medical privacy vs. health care quality?
...ct. This allowed them to track which patients sent back
their consent forms and which did not, and to call...e willing participants to send their consent forms back
so that a researcher can call them. But still, Eagle and his colleagues worry that many other hospi...
Boston University psychologists find neurological mechanism for subliminal learning
... a stimulus they are unaware of, like words played back
below the threshold of hearing or images flashed on screen faster than the eye can perceive. Watanabe's recent findings grew out of his team's previous work in which they established that subliminal learning is real and that the brain is capable of ...
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