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Evolving trends in the treatment of vascular birthmarks

...ay require intervention with pulsed laser therapy; deep lesions may require treatment with corticosteroids; and involuting (rolling inward) hemangiomas may require surgery. Vascular malformation of the head and neck may cause not only significant cosmetic defects but also functional impairment of struct...

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

...n eye, colored contacts can turn your baby blues a deep green, or brown, or just about any other color. How do colored contacts work? The secrets in the chemistry. Dramatic eye color changes begin with carefully patterned colorants on a contact lens, but the human iris also contributes to the transformati...

Promising therapies for haemophilia & heart disease

...our collaborators shows that the events leading to deep vein thrombosis are reduced. P-selectin inhibitors have also been shown to be anti-thrombotic in early human trials" Measurement of P-selectin levels in the blood stream may provide a new diagnostic tool to identify people at risk of heart disease a...

Polypharmacy in children on the rise in the US

...on in the pediatric age group, the authors express deep concern over the rise in polypharmacy because it could multiply the risk of adverse events. "The FDA recently questioned whether there is a link between the use of antidepressants in children and suicidal thoughts if there is so much concern over t...

'Save sight with more light': NASA helps develop new bulb

...rshall Research, LLC. Smith used his knowledge of deep space telescope optics to further enhance the Eye Saver, and Pasternak shifted his focus from developing a reflective insert on lamp shades to creating optimum lighting with a single light bulb. Pasternak also teamed with Dr. Marshall, whose research...

Rice nanophotonics lab gets $3 million training grant

... educators with the interdisciplinary backgrounds, deep knowledge, and technical, professional, and personal skills to become leaders and creative agents for change. The program is intended to catalyze a cultural change in graduate education, for students, faculty, and institutions, by establishing innova...

Most perinatal strokes lead to neurologic disorders

...ldren were more likely to have sustained injury to deep structures of the brain that control movement. The cause of stroke in babies is poorly understood, and is currently under investigation in several ongoing large studies of newborn stroke in the U.S., Canada, and Europe. "Our data do not directly imp...

Specific regions of brain implicated in anorexia nervosa, finds Univ. of Pittsburgh study

...er-activity of a chemical system found in a region deep inside the brain, a University of Pittsburgh study suggests. Reporting in the journal Biological Psychiatry , researchers found an over-activity of dopamine receptors in the brain's basal ganglia, an area known to play a role in how people learn fro...

Special scalpel reduces blood loss, facial nerve trauma in salivary surgery

...s Dr. Gourin. "When malignant disease involves the deep lobe of the parotid gland underneath the facial ne... in this area." While the number of patients with deep lobe disease was small, the evidence showed the harmonic scalpel worked as well as the standard appr...

New guidelines: Common drugs can calm essential tremor

...s than thalamotomy, according to the guideline. In deep brain stimulation, an electric probe is placed ins...The panel found insufficient evidence to recommend deep brain stimulation to treat head or voice tremor....

Drugs for blood pressure and seizures among treatments recommended for essential tremor

...s than thalamotomy, according to the guideline. In deep brain stimulation, an electric probe is placed ins...ewicz. There is insufficient evidence to recommend deep brain stimulation to treat head or voice tremor. Another type of surgery called gamma knife thalamot...

Radiofrequency ablation is effective long-term treatment for kidney tumors

...ney was successful, as was the treatment of tumors deep within the kidney, which sometimes requires additional treatments. Two patients had what are called mixed tumors, and only one of them was treated successfully. Although treatment of the other mixed-tumor patient did not reduce the size of the lesi...

Thalidomide treatment proves better than conventional chemotherapy for multiple myeloma

...between the two. main side effect of Thal-Dex was deep vein thrombosis, which 15 percent of patients on the drug experienced. Although this effect was treated successfully with anti-coagulants, researchers speculate that further research needs to be done to help predict which patients will experience thi...

Investigating 'brain shrinkage' in alcoholics

...es to different cortical regions and other neurons deep inside the brain and spinal cord. These nerve fib...the frontal cortex, cerebellum and several regions deep in the brain." However, he added, some changes can be transient, such as the shrinkage of dendrites,...

Study examines reasons for suboptimal outcomes following deep brain stimulation surgery

...are for patients with unsatisfactory outcomes from deep brain stimulation (DBS) surgery for movement disor...e, since the Food and Drug Administration approved deep brain stimulation for the treatment of Parkinson's disease, essential tremor and dystonia (uncontrol...

Diabetes, hypertension and obesity negatively effect joint replacement outcomes

...drugs post-operatively to prevent the formation of deep vein thrombosis (DVT), in which clots that can form deep in muscles during extended periods of inactivity can break loose to cause heart attacks or stroke, b...

Mayo Clinic Proceedings studies risk factors for blood clots

...formation of a blood clot within one of the large, deep veins of the pelvis or lower limbs, often in the deep veins of the calf, thigh, knee or pelvis, is referred to as deep vein thrombosis (DVT). A pulmonary ...

Asthma drug fluticasone works as well as other drugs at half the dose

...ibly expelled from the lungs in one second after a deep breath. For instance, a dose of fluticasone that was half the size of the beclomethasone or budesonide dose increased the amount of air exhaled in one second by an average of .14 liters, the researchers found. In the studies that compared equal doses...

Levels of bacteria in plaque beneath the gum line may increase risk for heart attacks

...the amount of bacteria in subgingival plaques, the deep plaques in periodontal pockets and around the teet...al bacteria further supports the need for periodic deep cleanings to enhance overall health and wellbeing." These studies represent two in a large body of ...

Study finds ADHD improves with sensory intervention

...HD) show that sensory intervention -- for example, deep pressure and strenuous exercise -- can significantly improve problem behaviors such as restlessness, impulsivity and hyperactivity. Of the children receiving occupational therapy, 95 percent improved. This is the first study of this size on sensory i...

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