Tag: "halves" at medical news
Mediterranean diet halves risk of progressive lung disease
A Mediterranean diet halves
the chances of developing progressive inflammatory lung disease (COPD), reveals a large study, published ahead of print in Thorax. COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) is an umbrella term for chronic progressive lung disease, such as emphys...
University of Virginia Health System tests new device for mitral valve disease
...nium called the MitraClip, which 'clips' the leaky halves
of the mitral valve together without major surgery. The MitraClip procedure starts with a catheter in a patient's leg vein. The catheter, with the clip inside, is gently threaded to the heart to the part of the mitral valve that is leaking the most. ...
JRRD special issue on hearing and hearing loss
...related deficits in the connection between the two halves
of the brain may contribute to listening problems experienced by older listeners. Implications for clinical audiological rehabilitative efforts in this population are discussed. Hair cell regeneration: Is it possible to restore hearing and balance?...
GroPep starts Phase 1 infertility trial
...have shown that a singleintravaginal dose of PV903 halves
the miscarriage rate in a mouse model ofreproductive failure that shares many features with recurrent miscarriage inhumans. A Clinical Research Study conducted in the last six months has enabledGroPep to identify and measure a range of immune cells f...
MR-guided laser effective in treating liver tumors
...ion can be used to treat tumors that occur in both halves
of the liver--often during the same treatment--which is practically impossible in a traditional surgery where typically only the left or right lobe is resected. If new tumors are found during follow-up exams, it is much easier to repeat laser treatme...
Trial shows malaria vaccine could protect young children from disease for 18 months
...ces the risk of clinical malaria by 35% and nearly halves
the risk of severe malaria over a period of 18 months. Professor Alonso states: "Our results show that the RTS,S/AS02A candidate malaria vaccine confers partial protection for at least 18 months against a range of clinical diseases caused by P falcip...
'Big picture' of brain changes may be crucial to recovery from stroke injury
...ody depends on a competive balance between the two halves
of the brain. Normally, attention-controlling regions on each side of the brain actively compete with each other to establish a balance that can temporarily be shunted to one side or the other. In the aftermath of injury, the uninjured hemisphere bec...
Artificial cervical disc replacement offered for neck and arm pain problems
...ighboring vertebrae. The interface between the two halves
is like a ball and socket, allowing the upper half to slide and rotate forward and backward relative to the lower half. The surgical approach to implant the PCM device is the same as that used for cervical discectomy and fusion. A small incision is m...
Substantial 15-year survival gains from standard breast cancer treatments
...disease, a combination of both of these treatments halves
the breast cancer death rate. The authors note tha...ine-based chemotherapy and five years of tamoxifen halves
the long-term risk of death from the disease. Such treatments have been used widely for several year...