Tag: "foot" at medical news
Science steps in to discover wonders of Toe-tankhamun
An artificial big toe attached to the foot
of an ancient Egyptian mummy could prove to be the...d shows signs of wear. It is still attached to the foot
of the mummy of a female between 50 and 60 years of age. The amputation site is also well healed. ...
Bringing order to 'what if?'
...integrate into RAW risk analysis resources used in foot
and mouth disease research being undertaken at one of the other centers, the Center for Foreign Animal and Zoonotic Disease Defense, (FAZD), located at Texas A&M, and will be reaching out to the other 6 centers for subject matter. The system, says ...
New device for stroke patients improves walking
...- Among stroke survivors, one common difficulty is foot
drop, a partial leg paralysis that prevents the foot
from lifting -- causing instability and difficulty walking. Now, a new high-tech rehabilitation d...
UW study tests topical honey as a treatment for diabetic ulcers
...e in the world undergoes amputation for a diabetic foot
ulcer. In 2001, treating diabetic ulcers and amputations in U.S. patients cost $10.9 billion. "Patients like Catrina Hurlburt are a great example of the potential health care savings," explains Eddy, who is also assistant professor of family medic...
ASU, Walter Reed researchers create prosthesis of the future
...on of walking starting with the heel strike of one foot
and ending with the heel strike of the same foot,"...ing the springs to thrust or propel the artificial foot
forward for the next step," said Sugar. "Because energy is stored, a lightweight motor can be used t...
Biofeedback on abnormal mechanics lowers risk for stress fractures, pain under kneecap
...ial stress fractures tend to land harder when each foot
hits the ground, and in fact about half of the at-risk runners who have completed the study so far already had experienced microfractures. During their retraining sessions, the runners wore a shock measuring device on their lower legs while they ran ...
Pistachios may calm acute stress reaction
...al test. The physical test consists of putting one foot
in a bucket of ice water for 2.5 minutes. The psychological test asks participants to listen to two numbers, add them in their head and say the answer. Then they hear another number and they must add it to the second number they heard, not the sum th...
Report reveals estimated high prevalence and heavy cost of type 2 diabetes complications
...se, stroke, eye damage, chronic kidney disease and foot
problems that can lead to amputations, cost a pers...etes Foot problems such as foot/toe amputation, foot
lesions and numbness in the feet occur in 22.8 percent of people with diabetes vs. 10 percent withou...
Washington University surgeon develops treatment for foot deformity
April 5, 2007 -- Children born with a foot
deformity that causes them to have a rigid flatfoo...ment for CVT that involves gently manipulating the foot
and applying long leg casts weekly for four to six weeks to gradually correct the deformity. After t...
Healthy schools project gets an 'A'
...winners receive "active" gadgets such as Frisbees, foot
bags and yo-yos, and monthly individual winners receive Borders bookstore gift certificates. At the end of the year, the overall winning team receives an "active" field trip of their choice. Previous years winners have chosen a softball game with hea...
Trans-Atlantic Healing Collaborative gets underway at DFCon 07
...borative will focus on issues relating to diabetic foot
and wound healing research and care. "We hope to...tion with DFCon 07 ( www.dfcon.com ), the diabetic foot
global conference held at the Renaissance Hollywood Hotel in Los Angeles. Dr. Armstrong is co-chair ...
Study takes next step -- Why women suffer more knee injuries
... to land from a jump with a more flexed ankle, the foot
rolling outward with an elevated arch, and more knee abduction and knee internal rotation compared to male athletes. When fatigued, differences between women and men in these movements and loads were even larger, possibly explaining why females ma...
Sunny days pose risk of 'flicker illness' for a few airlifted patients
...ails an account of a patient who suffered a severe foot
injury and required an airlift from a remote geographic location to a hospital in Baltimore, where Cushman worked at the time. Flight paramedics noted flickering bursts of sunlight cast across the patients face, to which the patients eyes soon began ...
Chronic disease management quality improvement efforts yield better care delivery
...ocess improvements: A 21 percent increase in foot
examinations for patients with diabetes. A 14 percent increase in the use of anti-inflammatory medication for patients with asthma. A 16 percent increase in the level of screening for glycated hemoglobin in persons with diabetes mellitus. Overall ...
New insights into autoimmunity and depression
... test to measure the ability of mice to remember a foot
shock delivered 24-hours earlier. Depression-like behavior was strongly observed in the performance of anti-ribosomal P antibody-injected mice on the forced swimming test. The immobility time of these mice was twice as high as that of the control...
Simple classification can help define and predict limb-threatening diabetic infections
...elines for the clinical classification of diabetic foot
infections. "We're all very pleased to see this study in print," noted co-author David G. Armstrong, DPM, PhD, Professor of Surgery at Scholl's Center for Lower Extremity Ambulatory Research (CLEAR) at Rosalind Franklin University. "What this provi...
Daily use of antidepressants associated with increased risk of fracture in older adults
...es occurred at the forearm (40 percent), ankle and foot
(21 percent), hip (13 percent), rib (13 percent) femur (9 percent) and back (4 percent). Participants who used SSRIs at the beginning of the study had similar increased risks of fracture to those who used them at follow-up. During the initial inte...
MRI of the ankle changes patient treatment and improves referring physician confidence in diagnosis
...ducted the study in conjunction with an orthopedic foot
and ankle surgeon at a regional teaching hospital. The surgeon noted his proposed treatment plan for each patient before and after an MR examination. The surgeon also noted the potential diagnoses for each injury. Before an MR examination was done,...
Brain images show hysteria not an imaginary disorder
...s, the study found stimulation of the numb hand or foot
failed to activate the side of the brain which responds to touch. However, that part of the brain did respond when researchers stimulated both the numb body part and the other normal feeling hand or foot. "The principal finding is that stimulation...
Balance training better than tai chi at improving mobility among older adults
...in which they were timed while they stood with one foot
forward and while they stood on one leg tests called tandem stance and unipedal stance. They also were measured while stepping as far as they could in three directions: forward, to the side and backward (the maximal step length test). Another measur...
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