Tag: "electrical" at medical news
Refinements and innovations enhance safety, effectiveness
...ckade of scar tissue around the source of abnormal electrical
impulses has proven superior to anti-arrhythmic dr...ach of the four pulmonary veins where the abnormal electrical
activity often originates. The resulting scar tissue prevents electrical
impulses from escaping int...
Potential heart benefit found in stem cells
...DOM cells contracted simultaneously, suggesting an electrical
communication between the cells. Further analyses ...ontracted simultaneously, indicating a significant electrical
communication between the cells. Again the extended analysis showed cardiac gene expression, as wel...
Cardiac devices during hospital stays linked to better outcomes
...in the chest, and are attached by leads to deliver electrical
pulses to both sides of the heart. Clinical trials to date, some led by Abraham, involving about 4,000 patients have demonstrated the devices offer consistent improvement in quality of life, functional status and exercise capacity in patients with CH...
Could a simple test save Medicare hundreds of millions?
...ovolt T-wave alternans are small variations in the electrical
impulses in the heart. They can't be detected on the conventional heart-rhythm test called the electrocardiogram (ECG), but MTWA test equipment can detect them via special sensors placed on the patient's body during a brief exercise session. Two comp...
Study highlighted at ACC better identifies patients at risk for sudden cardiac death
...is, according to the authors. Cardiac arrhythmias, electrical
malfunctions that throw the heart out of rhythm, c...ehind by heart attacks interferes with the heart's electrical
system. As many as 1,000 of the deaths, however, are caused by a genetic disorder called Long QT Syn...
$13.7 million in gifts support UI Center For Macular Degeneration
...en awarded to Thomas Casavant, Ph.D., professor of electrical
and computer engineering and biomedical engineering in the College of Engineering. Casavant directs the UI Center for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology. The center develops computer-based approaches for accessing, interpreting and understandin...
Hopkins study shows low-dose aspirin suppresses clumping of blood platelets in both sexes
...athways that lead to platelet clumping. Using an electrical
measure of how well platelets stick together, rese...17.3 ohms. In this test, an ohm is the measure of electrical
resistance caused by platelets as they impede the flow of electricity in a wire probe inside a test ...
Vol. 42, No. 5 JRRD tipsheet: Focus on spinal cord injury and prosthetics
...tional results of surgery combined with functional electrical
stimulation. Regarding all performance characteristics, the team preferred tendon transfer. Persons with tetraplegia gave more weight to the treatment intensity, whereas the treatment team gave more weight to the functional outcomes of the treatment....
Method for avoiding sudden death
...hin two minutes, there is a 100% survival rate. An electrical
discharge with a defibrillator makes the differenc...d and stores in its memory all the arrhythmias and electrical
discharges undergone by the patient. About 70 defibrillators of this type are implanted every year i...
Researchers win money to develop breath test to detect breast cancer
...ong wind blows them flat. The surfaces switch when electrical
charges are applied to make the straight particles...e pored surface to fill and become dense. Then, an electrical
charge would be applied so that the straight particles would bend, thus ejecting the metabolites so ...
Chaos=Order: Physicists make baffling discovery
...Neurons, on the other hand, may display repetitive electrical
activity that can be influenced by the activity of neighboring neurons. Though it's a bit of a stretch, admits Babette K. Dellen, Ph.D, the study may help to solve previously unexplained observations. Dellen first studied the model system in a neuro...
UI research aims to help patients with spinal cord injury
...at early intervention and long-term treatment with electrical
stimulation, which causes muscle contraction and e...ower leg bone) in one leg of each participant. The electrical
stimulation protocol followed normal exercise principles, training the targeted muscle and bone 20 t...
OHSU brings relief to 'suicide disease' sufferers
... my eyebrow, it feels like I stuck my finger in an electrical
outlet," said the 47-year-old construction manager, who has suffered from TN for 16 months. "I'll go outside and the breeze hits my face and it feels like the most intense toothache I've ever had in my life. It drops me to my knees almost. I can tota...
Hap1 protein links circulating insulin to brain circuits that regulate feeding behavior in mice
...reases Hap1 in the hypothalamus would decrease the electrical
drive that underlies eating behavior, resulting in weight loss and potentially longer lifespan....
Inadequate housing may contribute to poor health in immigrant farmworker families
...affect psychological well-being. And structural or electrical
problems can result in injuries as well as exposure to toxic substances such as lead and pesticides. This study focused on describing the specific housing conditions of immigrant farmworker families in North Carolina and identifying housing features...
Oops! Researchers publish new findings on the brain's response to costly mistakes
...ponses to various situations, assessing changes in electrical
activity through sensors arranged on a mesh cap th...of people with epilepsy or sleep problems, but the electrical
signal from the brain is processed in a different way. In prior studies, Gehring and his colleagues ...
Technique could speed new medulloblastoma drugs
...is somewhat analogous to the link between a home's electrical
wiring system and a light bulb," Gilbertson said. "You know if a certain part of the wiring network is working if the light bulb connected to it is on. In the medulloblastoma cell, the wiring is composed of proteins making up the specific signaling p...
MetOp satellite shipped to Baikonur on 18 April
... payload module and the solar array, including the electrical
and mechanical ground support equipment needed for the launch campaign. The mission includes a total of 12 instruments developed in cooperation with French Space Agency, CNES, and the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). MetOp ...
Protein's potential as a regulator of brain activity discovered
... excitable cells, where they provide the basis for electrical
impulses, known as action potentials, which are re... activity isn't properly moderated, uncontrollable electrical
impulses can be triggered, which is one of the cellular mechanisms behind an epileptic seizure, for ...
University of Utah to help build bionic arm
...raunhofer IZM will help develop a system to supply electrical
power wirelessly to the electrode array. It also w...n people; Reid Harrison, an assistant professor of electrical
and computer engineering, who will develop miniature electronic components such as amplifiers and si...
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