Tag: "bulge" at medical news
Fat is the new normal, FSU researcher says
...eiland and Burke suggest the nations battle of the bulge
may extend into the future. Heiland and Burke studied body weights among American women in the 30- to 60-year-old age bracket from 1976 to 2000. Using data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, they found that the weight of the...
New prevention, treatment methods for patients with painful bowel inflammation
...testine characterized by pouches in the colon that bulge
outward through weak spots in the colon musculature. These pouches can become inflamed, a complication referred to as diverticulitis, or they can bleed, often profusely. Patients with diverticulosis, particularly those who have complications, are f...
Eye muscles -- those go-getters of the anatomical world
...traocular muscles get enlarged causing the eyes to bulge
out. Dr. Goldberg will speak on Eye muscle motor units: a petite illumination. His laboratory investigates the motor neurons of the brainstem which are involved in tongue and eye movements. (When a doctor asks a patient to follow his or her finger...
Specialist centers increase chance of surviving abdominal aortic aneurysm surgery
...e wall can become extremely weak and the resulting bulge
very large. If not repaired surgically, it is liable to tear (rupture) and cause catastrophic bleeding, which is fatal in 80% of cases as many patients never make it to a hospital. The first paper reports an epidemiological study of UK data from 20...
Breast reconstruction not as safe for obese patients
...deformity of the abdominal wall such as hernia and bulge
was much more common than in normal weight patients. "While it's very difficult to tell a patient she needs to wait for breast reconstruction, patient safety is our primary concern," said Dr. Beahm. "We must not compromise the oncologic imperative...
Minimally invasive procedure OK for wide range of aorta problems, study shows
...t they have such a condition "by accident," when a bulge
in their aorta is discovered on a chest X-ray or other exam. About 20,000 Americans are diagnosed with aortic aneurysms each year, and while most of those aneurysms are in the longer abdominal part of the aorta, about 25 percent are in the thoracic ...
Hopkins study describes potentially fatal heart condition among young athletes
...on MRI scans as either a protruding or pouch-like bulge
from the right side of the heart or a dilated, poorly functioning right ventricle. As noted in numerous memorials to athletes posted to the Internet, ARVD is composed of a range of symptoms, including irregular heartbeat and the presence of excess ...
New arrival at UC Davis Medical Center
...hut from an allergic reaction, and a head that can bulge
from the increase in intracranial pressure that can occur after a fall. The new $50,000 simulator joins three other high fidelity mannequins in the medical center's innovative virtual care program. The units, which now range in size from infant to ad...
New treatment 'roadmap' improves odds for unusual brain aneurysm
...ombotic aneurysm. An aneurysm is an outpouching or bulge
in an artery that usually forms at a branch point. The bulge
represents a weakened spot in the arterial wall, and without treatment there is a risk of hemorrhage...