Tag: "drain" at medical news
Draining away brain's toxic protein to stop Alzheimer's
...d buildup that plagues Alzheimers patients: Simply drain
the toxic protein away. Thats the method outlined in a paper published online August 12 by Nature Medicine. Scientists from the University of Rochester Medical Center show how the bodys natural way of ridding the body of the substance is flawed in ...
Making old hearts young again
...lowship a scheme designed to counteract the brain drain
of Australian talent and has since been awarded an NHMRC Career Development Award. The award, which supports early career researchers who have demonstrated excellence in their respective fields, allows Dr Peart to continue studying the particular...
Don't use drains in uncomplicated open cholecystectomy
...ons. To assess the benefits and harms of using a drain
in this operation, a team of Cochrane Researchers ...e data, the team found that having or not having a drain
did not affect the incidence of death or internal infections. Having a drain
did, however, significa...
Weak immune response critical to disease that causes most infant hospitalizations
...causes extensive serious illness and a significant drain
on medical resources in the United States, the widespread availability of advanced respiratory therapy makes U.S. RSV fatalities rare.) Analysis of the lung samples showed high concentrations of RSV and inflammatory signaling molecules associated wit...
New research brings initial find of Alois Alzheimer to fore once again
...the small arteries and capillaries that supply and drain
blood to and from the brain, over the decades doctors separated the two concepts and have come to focus mainly on the toxic effects of the disease on cells. The changes to blood vessels have been pushed to the background. The latest findings from t...
Stem cell activity deciphered in the aging brain
...ne. The common assumption had been that the brain drain
was due to a decreasing supply of neural stem cells in the aging hippocampus, said lead study investigator Bharathi Hattiangady, Ph.D., research associate in neurosurgery. Neural stem cells are immature cells that have the ability to give rise to all...
Light-sensitive photoswitches could restore sight to those with macular degeneration
...nd sticks in the channel pore and blocks it like a drain
plug. When hit with UV light, the molecule kinks and pulls the plug, allowing ions to flow through the channel and activate the nerve cell. Green light unkinks it and replugs the channel, blocking ion flow. Isacoff said that this same photoswitch co...
CHEST 2006 abstract briefs
...up two). Results showed that air leak duration and drain
time were significantly less in group one. Also, group one had one case of prolonged air leak complication, compared with 12 cases in group two. The median hospital stay was three days longer for those in group two, and patients in group one had an o...
Simulation in a virtual combat environment puts surgical skills to the test
...nsertion of a tube in the chest to permit fluid to drain
on a mannequin in a CAVE (Cave Automatic Virtual Environment) while surrounded by visual and auditory depictions of gunfire, explosions, and a virtual sniper. They performed the surgery under both daytime and nighttime combat conditions. When tested...
'Aqueous Humor Outflow' featured in Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
...due to the inability of the aqueous humor fluid to drain
from the eye. Aqueous humor is produced within the eye and supplies nutrients to tissues in the front part of the eye. Aqueous humor exits the eye via two different pathways: through the trabecular meshwork and into Schlemm's canal or a pathway thro...
Outpatient thyroid surgery safe for most patients, study shows
...o get the thyroid gland out, meant we had to put a drain
in and we had to watch patients carefully overnigh...tendency for fluid to fill that space, so we put a drain
in for 24 hours," he says. Dr. Terris reiterated that while outpatient surgery is a logical next s...
Bacteria get off easy in sinus infections
...ften be surgically removed to allow the sinuses to drain
normally. All patients were monitored for a minimum of six months to see if any symptoms or polyps returned. Thirteen in the surgery group had recurrent inflammation within three months to one year after surgery, while the rest remained symptom fre...
Hopkins scientists link immune response to 'ghost' parasites and severely congested sinuses
...sue and polyps, clearing a path for the sinuses to drain
normally. Lane says that if left untreated, polyps can lead to severe blockage and recurring infections. All patients were monitored for a minimum of nine months to see if polyps and their resulting symptoms returned. Ten in the surgery group h...
Study finds MRSA most common cause of skin infections in patients presenting in nation's ER's
...tor if you notice signs of infection; don't try to drain
a boil yourself at home. If you have a skin infection, keep the infected area covered with a clean, dry bandage until it is healed; wash your hands thoroughly after changing the bandage and put used bandages in the trash. ...
AIDS depleting health workforce more than brain drain in some African countries
...nt to the UK." He concludes: "Stopping the brain drain
requires an unprecedented level of cooperation. Keeping HIV-positive patients alive and at work in their home countries is a simpler task, and one that we know how to do." ...
Chronic middle ear infections linked to resistant biofilm bacteria
...ll tubes are placed in the eardrum to continuously drain
infectious fluid (called effusion). Working with Dr. Kerschner, Drs. Ehrlich and Post obtained middle ear muscosa or membrane tissue - biopsies from children undergoing myringotomy for OM with effusion (OME) and ROM. The team gathered uninfected...
Two very different surgical procedures produce same results in often fatal intestinal disorder
...ng the end of the intestine through the abdomen to drain
into a bag. The alternative option, peritoneal dra... incision in the lower abdomen and placing a small drain
allowing egress of stool and pus from the abdomen without removing any intestine. The trial led by M...
First trial on life-threatening condition finds two surgical approaches have same results
... of the intestine through a hole in the stomach to drain
into a bag. The second procedure peritoneal drain...and placing a small bag, allowing stool and pus to drain
from the abdomen without removal of any intestine....
Therapeutic communities: A three country comparison
...actable problem worldwide, one that is an enormous drain
on fiscal and social resources. Of particular concern in more recent years has been the contribution of substance abuse to the spread of HIV/AIDS and the promotion of criminal behavior. The Therapeutic Community (TC) method of treatment has been prov...
Probiotics ease gut problems caused by long term stress
...also detected in the mesenteric lymph nodes, which drain
fluid coming from the intestine, indicating that bacteria had entered the body and activated the immune system. However, probiotic treatment minimised the changes in chemical signalling and prevented bacterial "stickiness" and movement to the mesente...