Tag: "head" at medical news
A woman who heard voices with her own speech impairments
...eard voices with her own speech impairments in her head
after a bicycle accident is examined in a Case Rep...tal after falling from her bicycle and hitting her head
and having a brain bleed, causing her to lose consciousness. Tests showed she had brain damage cover...
Electrical implant steadies balance disorder in animals
... drugs, Mnires disease, viral infection, stroke or head
trauma. The Hopkins study, done in chinchillas...that we can restore three-dimensional sensation of head
movement with a multichannel vestibular prosthesis, says Charles C. Della Santina, M.D., Ph.D., dire...
Sports concussion research using fMRI provides insight for safe return-to-play decisions
... when an athlete receives a traumatic force to the head
or upper body that causes the brain to shake inside of the skull. Injury is defined as a concussion when it causes a change in mental status such as loss of consciousness, amnesia, disorientation, confusion or mental fogginess. The severity, effects ...
UIC researchers to develop new drugs to fight bioterrorism
...f the new center, with William Beck, professor and head
of biopharmaceutical sciences, serving as deputy director. Researchers include Mike Johnson, professor and director of the UIC Center for Pharmaceutical Biotechnology; Andrew Mesecar, associate professor, Center for Pharmaceutical Biotechnology; Alex...
Speeding up CT scans with cellphone technology, ultrasound warning signal for breast cancer
...t-panel-display-based (FPD) imaging system, yields head
and neck images that are superior to those from mu...specifically to deliver low radiation doses to the head
and neck. Whereas CT scans usually require a trip to a different facility or department, MiniCAT's ...
STAMP system can help professionals to identify potentially violent individuals
...substance misuse, dementia, epilepsy, diabetes and head
injuries, this became a real issue. Nine violent episodes involved disorientated people with raised anxiety levels. Eleven of the 16 patients who became violent were observed mumbling, using slurred or incoherent speech or repeatedly asking t...
Reduced greenhouse gas emissions required to avoid dangerous increases in heat stress
...formation about particular areas. Giorgi, who is head
of the Earth System Physics Section of the International Centre for Theoretical Physics, said the Mediterranean is of interest because it is one of the most susceptible areas to climate changes - both climatically and socially. "In the global warmi...
Advocates ask fashion industry to support braille clothing tags; talking Web site
...d dressing himself and knowing what to wear as the head
of a corporation. The women brainstormed ideas and checked the Internet. They learned that, in 2005, the World Health Organization reported 46 million blind people and 161 million visually impaired people. We thought all our ideas had to have be...
Simple test predicts 6-year risk of dementia
...internal carotid artery, which brings blood to the head
and neck; and the presence of one or two copies of the e4 allele, or subtype, of APO-E, the gene that codes for the protein known as Apolipoprotein. The presence of APO-E e4 alleles is a known risk factor for Alzheimers disease. A best test score o...
Study outlines how stroke, head injury can increase risk of Alzheimer's disease
...how the death of brain cells caused by a stroke or head
injury may cause generation of amyloid-beta protei...reduce the risk of Alzheimers disease in stroke or head
trauma patients. It has been known for several years that strokes and head
injuries can increase t...
Conference to investigate basis of parental behavior
...them, said Robert S. Bridges, Ph.D., professor and head
of the Section of Reproductive Biology at the Cummings School and host of the conference. It is our hope in gathering these top minds that we might come closer to understanding parenting. The Parental Brain Conference will include 11 symposia on to...
Explaining a link between strokes and Alzheimer's
...n incidents such as a heart attack, stroke or even head
trauma. Even though the patient may outwardly reco...mes as many of them. Professor Susanne Sorensen, head
of research at the Alzheimer's Society, added: "The team examined the role of cells that support neu...
Research shows survival benefit for leukemia patients treated with arsenic trioxide
...nvestigator of the study and professor and section head
of Hematology and Oncology at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, presented the findings today at the annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO). Nearly 600 patients in the U.S. and Canada participated in the pha...
Pancreatic surgery riskier for obese patients
...um (the first part of the small intestine) and the head
of the pancreas are removed. Others underwent a py...s-preserving pancreaticoduodenectomy, in which the head
of the pancreas is removed. Obese patients are at higher risk for perioperative complications, how...
Blocking stress protein decreases Alzheimer's peptide in mice
... the Andrew B. and Gretchen P. Jones Professor and head
of the Department of Neurology. "But we didn't know based on those initial experiments if it was a chronic effect or a much more immediate effect. If it was more immediate, we thought we might be able to identify some of the brain molecules involved ...
Phase II study shows combination improves survival of metastatic melanoma patients
...ts. But the only way to know this for certain is a head
comparison with the standard course of treatment," Dr. Perez says. Melanoma that has metastasized ...
Doctors have key role in preventing and detecting child neglect and abuse
... allowed the child to burn itself. When severe head
trauma is suspected, an examination of the eye can reveal probable abuse since the pattern of haemorrhaging may be characteristic in an infant who has been violently shaken. Multiple haemorrhages which extend through multiple layers in the retina us...
New system for reporting toxicity burden of cancer treatment
...ion Therapy Oncology Group (RTOG) on patients with head
and neck cancer, done between 1991 and 2000. The trials involved 13 treatment groups and more than 2,300 patients. The adverse events focused on in the study included mouth sores, skin reactions, swallowing difficulty, nausea, and blood counts. The...
Risk of Parkinson's disease increases with pesticide exposure and head trauma
Exposure to pesticides and traumatic head
injury may have a causative role in Parkinson's disease, according to a study published online ahead of print in the journal Occupational and Environmental Medicine. And the risk of developing Parkinson's disease increases according to the level o...
Making science personal: Lilly Oncology to unveil 76 studies at ASCO 2007
...tion study of pemetrexed in patients with advanced head
and neck squamous cell cancer GEMZAR (gemcitabine HCl for injection) Phase III Study of GEMZAR Combination in Neoadjuvant (Pre-Surgical) Breast Cancer Abstract # 595: June 2, 2007; 2:00 p.m. Neoadjuvant chemotherapy with a dose-dense sequen...
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