Tag: "bone" at medical news
Bone SPECT superior to FDG PET for detecting bone metastases in breast cancer
...o the authors, due to these differences in method, bone
SPECT images can reveal the location of bone
metastases, whereas PET cannot. In addition, bone
SPECT can detect where bone
is being regenerated a...
Onion compound may help fight osteoporosis
... in the popular vegetable that appears to decrease bone
loss in laboratory studies using rat bone
cells. Although further studies are needed, the current study suggests that eating onions might help...
Less cognitive impairment seen in women taking drug for osteoporosis
...e appropriate dose of raloxifene needed to prevent bone
fractures and maintain mineral bone
density. A secondary objective was to evaluate the drug's effectiveness in preventing cognitive impa...
US service academies to collaborate with UNC, Andrews Air Force Base, Duke in knee injury study
...hat cross within the knee joint to prevent the leg bone
(tibia) and thighbone (femur) from slipping forward or backward out of the joint. Most ACL injuries are sports-related, and most occur when there is no direct physical contact between athletes. Studies have shown that the injury rate to the knee's A...
Tissue engineering experts discuss orthopaedics applications
...y of use stem cells derived from muscle to improve bone
healing. These advances could provide better treatments for sports injuries, cleft palate and osteoporosis, the researchers said. "The potential in orthopaedics is not only to manage devastating congenital or traumatic problems but also to prevent or...
Nanotechnology's miniature answers to developing world's biggest problems
...singhua University have begun clinical tests for a bone
scaffold based on nanotechnology which gradually disintegrates as the patient's damaged skeletal tissue heals. This application of nanotechnology is especially relevant for developing countries, where the number of skeletal injuries resulting from ro...
Hormone aids recovery in rats with hemorrhagic stroke
...hropoietin, a glycoprotein hormone that stimulates bone
marrow to produce red blood cells, has shown a therapeutic effect on rats who have suffered an intracerebral hemorrhage, according to research that will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology 57th Annual Meeting in Miami Beach, Fla., April...
Gene expression pattern predicts multiple drug resistance, treatment failure in pediatric leukemia
...ALL cells used in the study were isolated from the bone
marrow or the blood of patients with newly diagnosed disease who were being treated at St. Jude, the Dutch Childhood Oncology Group at the Sophia Children's Hospital in the Netherlands or the German Cooperative Study Group for Childhood Acute Lymphob...
CML found to wield 'death factor' that kills normal blood marrow cells
...ow chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) functions within bone
marrow - a discovery they hope may some day lead t...CML does not "crowd out" normal blood cells in the bone
marrow, as has long been thought, but actually kills those healthy cells through use of a unique cel...
Increasing benefit seen in novel drug that treats Gleevec resistance
...used by the errant swapping of genetic material in bone
marrow stem cells that produces an abnormality cal...enzyme that switches on uncontrolled growth in the bone
marrow cell. Gleevec binds to this Bcr-Abl enzyme, shutting down its activity, which often leads to ...
High risk of second cancers in survivors of childhood soft tissue sarcomas
...at these children have an increased risk of second bone
or soft tissue sarcoma, many of which were related to high dose radiation and chemotherapy or, in some cases, to genetic predisposition. In the current NCI study, the research team confirmed the excess of subsequent leukemia and sarcomas, but also f...
No wisdom in routinely pulling wisdom teeth, study says
...m teeth can cause inflammation of the gum, gum and bone
disease, damage to adjacent teeth and development of cysts and tumors. General agreement exists that removal is appropriate when pain or problems occur. However, the benefits of surgery are much less clear when it comes to removal of disease-free imp...
VELCADE for injection receives EU marketing authorisation for second-line use in multiple myeloma
...d who have already undergone or are unsuitable for bone
marrow transplantation. With today's announcement, more multiple myeloma patients can hope to receive earlier access to VELCADE treatment. This decision formally ratifies the Committee for Human Medicinal Product Opinion made on 16th March 2005. VEL...
Giving children access to drug clinical trials is crucial, clofarabine approval shows
...s succeeded in eliminating leukemic cells from the bone
marrow. This Phase II trial was conducted based on the activity noted in an initial pediatric Phase I clofarabine trial that Jeha published last year in the journal Blood . Multi-institutional Phase II studies of clofarabine in combination with oth...
Annals of Internal Medicine tip sheet for May 3, 2005
...eating postmenopausal women with osteopenia or low bone
mass, a new study finds (Article, p. 734). An edi...ose with previous fractures are at higher risk for bone
fractures than those with no fracture risk factor, (Editorial, p. 796.). For this group, alendronate...
Fracture risk lower for black women than white women at all bone mineral density levels
...isk of fracture than white women at every level of bone
mineral density, according to an article in the Ma...recently released U.S. surgeon general's report on bone
health and osteoporosis noted that one in two individuals older than 50 years will be at risk for fr...
Soliciting organs over the Internet
...ring a kidney or parts of a pancreas, liver, lung, bone
marrow, or intestine. For a fee (waived if the patient cannot afford to pay), patients searching for these organs may post a solicitation as well. While praised by many patient advocates, the MatchingDonors.com program has also been severely criticiz...
Latest research and emerging treatments for osteoporosis focus of NYAS conference
...evelopment and repair molecular endocrinology of bone
bone cell biology conservation of skeletal integrity current and emerging therapies for osteoporosis. Each section will offer participants to engage in a focused discussion within each category. The Keynote Speakers are: Harvey V. Fineberg, Preside...
Recombinant DNA technology may enable oral, rather than injectable, delivery of protein drugs
...ve iron through the blood to the liver, spleen and bone
marrow. It has been used to carry some protein-based drugs in a piggy-back fashion to their necessary site of action." The next step, Shen explains, was isolating the genetic code for G-CSF, a protein factor that stimulates white blood cell productio...
Reconstruction of the lower jaw with a fibula autotrasplant
...raction of the lower jaw and its substitution by a bone
transplant from the fibula of the patient. The p...As a consequence, an increase in the size of these bone
structures takes place which, in turn, produces facial deformity. In more than 90% of these cases th...
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