Tag: "color" at medical news

Color doppler sonography speeds detection of serious illness in premature infants

...d and colleagues at the University of Toronto used color Doppler sonography to examine 30 premature and ful... used CDS over other ultrasound procedures because color Doppler shows the presence or absence of blood flow in the intestines and whether that flow is norma...

OHSU study finds ginkgo beneficial for MS symptoms

... percent faster than the placebo group on a timed color and word test that measures attention and such "executive functions" as planning, decision making, and controlling goal-directed behavior and execution of deliberate actions. During the test, called a "Stroop," patients are shown colored boxes and a...

Patients swallow 'camera-in-a-pill' to help doctors check for diseases of esophagus, GERD

...lides down the esophageal tract taking about 2,600 color digital pictures (14 per second), which are transmitted, to a recording device worn around the patients waist, as a belt. After 20 minutes, the physician has sufficient video images to make an evaluation. The capsule is passed naturally and painlessl...

Green laser pointer can cause eye damage

...site 5 degrees above the fovea. Dr. Robertson had color photographs taken of the eye before and after exposure to the laser. Dr. Robertson examined the patient's eye 24 hours after laser exposure. He found retinal damage characterized by yellowish discoloration involving the pigment layer beneath the fov...

Cutting-edge technologies signify a new era for colorectal cancer screening

...lectant cameras to illuminate and obtain real-time color images during colonoscopy procedures. The light r...colon is different when tumors are present, so the color of the images changes to aid in the detection of tumors when used in conjuction with conventional wh...

Skin infections caused by MRSA are cured more often when treated with Pfizer's ZYVOX

...ment, such as changes in visual acuity, changes in color vision, blurred vision, or visual field defect, prompt ophthalmic evaluation is recommended. Visual function should be monitored in all patients taking ZYVOX for extended periods (=3 months) and in all patients reporting new visual symptoms regardle...

Researchers demonstrate use of gold nanoparticles for cancer detection

...zes absorb and scatter light differently, multiple color probes can be made which may detect many molecules at the same time. What makes this technique so promising, the researchers explained, is that it doesn't require expensive high-powered microscopes or lasers to view the results, as other techniques r...

Design of neonatal intensive care units critical to infant health

...ated colors. Common sense, she says, dictates that color schemes should be subdued so they don't interfere with accurate reading of the infants' skin color. "The future of evidenced-base design for infants and staff in NICUs is hopeful," Shepley notes. "The stage has been set to enable the de...

ARVO announces 2006 Friedenwald Award winner

... studies on human optics, human cone receptors and color vision. He is also being recognized for his recent groundbreaking work on the application of adaptive optics to human retinal imaging. Williams is William G. Allyn Professor of Medical Optics and Director of the University of Rochester's Center fo...

Report describes potential problem with new drug for seizures, pain

..., however, she developed hallucinations, distorted color perception and difficulty reading, symptoms she found terrifying. Over subsequent weeks, the symptoms improved, but the woman still feels that she has never fully recovered. MR imaging studies of the patient's brain taken three weeks after the onse...

Golden armor

...coccus aureus and the characteristic yellow-orange color for which it is named ("aureus" is Latin for "gold...te a mutant strain of Staph that appeared white in color instead of the normal gold. "We found that the nonpigmented Staph mutant became much more suscepti...

Colorful bacteria more dangerous

...ed that the molecules that give certain bugs their color also help them resist attack by immune cells calle...be cause more disease than colorless strains. The color of these bugs comes from anti-oxidant molecules called carotenoids. Similar molecules also give car...

American Thoracic Society Journal news tips for July 2005 (second issue)

... researchers recommended monthly visual acuity and color discrimination testing for patients taking doses of the drug greater than 15 to 20 milligrams per kilogram of body weight, those who receive the medication for longer than 2 months, and patients with renal insufficiency since the compound is cleared ...

Creating and supporting family therapists of color

...g a bottom-up approach, they recruited students of color while still in graduate school and provided them w...ting racism in our society by treating families of color and white families almost solely by white professionals?" authors Laurie Kaplan and Sippio Small ask...

Toasty oat aroma influenced by presence of health-linked polyphenols

...produces desirable changes, such as a golden brown color and toasty aroma, but also can sometimes cause off...produces desirable changes, such as a golden brown color and toasty aroma, but also can sometimes cause off-flavors or stale odors. The reaction not only pr...

Biosensor reveals new information about suspected cause of Alzheimer's disease

...und in cerebrospinal fluid. When this happens, the color of the silver nanoparticles shifts slightly. The researchers detected these color shifts using a specialized light detector called ultraviolet-visible spectrometer. In a small sample...

Nanotechnology goes glam: Cosmetics advances, challenges discussed at ACS meeting

...itution D-E.) Wednesday, Aug. 31 An eye for color Today, contact lens wearers dont just see differ...s work? The secrets in the chemistry. Dramatic eye color changes begin with carefully patterned colorants on a contact lens, but the human iris also contribu...

Orlando meeting highlights work about making systems, tools, and products safe and easy to use

...hers found that although beliefs about the role of color in consumer choice are widespread, consumers impre...esigners and consumers to gauge the impact of room color in restaurants. MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS OF INTEREST Development and Evaluation of a System for Wearabl...

AIDS inflicts specific pattern of brain damage, reveals UCLA/Pittsburgh imaging study

...nguage and sensory functions. High-resolution 3-D color scans created from magnetic resonance images (MRI) vividly illustrate the damage. Published Oct. 10 by the online Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the research offers a new way to measure the impact of AIDS on the living brain, and ...

March of Dimes receives federal grant to help meet needs of pregnant women and infants in Louisiana

...audio, video and written news releases, as well as color photos with captions. The kit can be accessed by visiting: http://www.prnewswire.com/mnr/marchofdimes/22765/ Under the new $500,000 HHS grant the March of Dimes will reach out to thousands of families with high-risk mothers and babies. Even before...

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