Tag: "healing" at medical news

Hi-tech bandages

...the need to take bandages off which can affect the healing process. "It's a system which could be used to pro...orks or not. How else do you prove if something is healing a wound, " said Peter O' Hare. O'Hare believes Impedimap will save health services money and "provid...

Tissue engineering experts discuss orthopaedics applications

...nerate bone, using new technologies to enhance the healing of ligaments, efforts to produce tissue-engineered cartilage, and the possibility of use stem cells derived from muscle to improve bone healing. These advances could provide better treatments for sports injuries, cleft palate and osteoporosis, the re...

M. D. Anderson announces collaboration with India's largest yoga research institution

...nt and meditation has long been ascribed anecdotal healing benefits," says H. R. Nagendra, Ph.D., vice chancellor of the Swami Vivekanada Yoga Anusandhana Samsthana. "We are pleased to partner with M. D. Anderson to answer key cancer questions and expand yoga research to produce more tangible results that th...

Routine procedure during childbirth provides no benefits, study review finds

...resolution, and no greater or lesser risk of wound healing complications. In addition, the evidence showed that episiotomy did not protect women against urinary or fecal incontinence or pelvic organ prolapse in the first three months to five years following delivery. "The literature we reviewed suggests tha...

Study compares stomach acid control of three proton pump inhibitors in chronic NSAID users

...oms associated with acid reflux disease as well as healing erosive esophagitis. Most erosions heal in 4 to 8 weeks. Individual results may vary, and only a doctor can determine if erosions to the esophagus have occurred. Symptom relief does not rule out the existence of other serious stomach conditions. ...

New preoperative chemotherapy and radiation regimen yields encouraging results for sarcoma

...atments before surgery has a greater risk of wound healing complications, but probably a lower risk of long-term complications because a lower dose is used before surgery than would be used after surgery," Ryan said. Ryan and colleagues presented data from their study of the new high-dose chemotherapy re...

Biologic therapies for bowel disease show promise in clinical trials

...the disease, inducing remission, attaining mucosal healing and allowing for reduced corticosteroid therapy, w... with no individual sub-scores >1) and mucosal healing (defined as an Endoscopy sub-score of 0 or 1). "Given that anti-TNF agents like infliximab appear ...

Study shows grapefruit extract can heal stomach ulcers

...t have strong antioxidant properties that can have healing effects on stomach ulcers, according to a new stud... Medical College in Poland examined the beneficial healing effects of GSE on preexisting gastric ulcers. For the study, investigators induced gastric ulcers...

Steroid-free regimen with CellCept found comparable to standard therapy in liver transplantation

...ne and muscle problems, eye disease, delayed wound healing and decreased ability to fight infection. For patients with hepatitis C, steroids are widely recognized to have an adverse effect on virus replication, putting them at an increased risk for hepatitis C recurrence following liver transplantation. "T...

May/June 2005 Annals of Family Medicine tip sheet

...ntribute to the author's operational definition of healing as the personal experience of the transcendence of suffering. The Meaning of Healing: Transcending Suffering By Thomas R. Egnew, Ed.D., L.C.S.W. EVIDENCE VS. EXPERIENCE: TWO APPROACHES TO CLINICAL DECISION MAKING An essay explores generational ...

Experimental shingles vaccine proves effective in nationwide study

...cult to treat. Antiviral medications can speed the healing of shingles and reduce the severity of nerve damage caused by the disease, but only if these medications are used within 72 hours of the first sign of a shingles rash. Thus, it is important for people to recognize the symptoms of shingles and get to ...

Breast cancer uses growth factors to lure stem cells

...ells then uses those cells which normally promote healing to help it survive, researchers have found. In the laboratory, the researchers have documented secretion of growth factors FGF2 and VEGF by breast cancer cells, seen these factors bind to receptors on stem cells then watched stem cells migrate towa...

New hope for treating heart rhythm irregularity that often follows surgery

...ormal response of tissue to injury that speeds the healing process in most instances. "We found that inflammation led to non-uniform conduction of electrical impulses in the atria," Damiano says. "There were areas of very slow conduction and areas of normal conduction. The result was chaotic contractions of...

Mayo collaboration: Discovery blocks breast cancer growth, stimulates immunity

... that seeks to therapeutically harness the natural healing powers of the immune system and direct them against cancers and other diseases to improve treatment and minimize side effects. The IL-2 immunotoxin used in Dr. Knutson's mouse study is based on a naturally occurring immune-system molecule t...

Design of neonatal intensive care units critical to infant health

...health care design in 1988, the notion of creating healing environments has evolved from a tangential, subjective design consideration to an intervention based on science." In other words, designers of NICUs are taking into account things such as lighting, noise, and the physical layout of the ...

Avoiding amputation: Early infection intervention can save feet & legs

...several times more likely to have successful wound healing and to keep their foot or leg. Toe amputees were a...as effective as surgery plus antibiotics, both for healing wounds and saving limbs," says Henke. "It also suggests that diabetic patients, especially those wit...

Rice bioengineer wins ASME's Van C. Mow Medal

...ineering Laboratory conducts basic research on the healing processes of cartilage and applied research into methods of growing tissues. Athanasiou's group boasts 15 doctoral students, five post-docs and lab manager....

Researchers shed new light on cause of bedsores and other chronic wounds

...t skin cells get stuck in the middle of the normal healing process and cannot migrate to the wound site. The stalling of the healing process, the researchers discovered, is caused by overabundance of a molecule called c-myc (a produc...

New approach to thyroid surgery reduces incision size

...lly invasive approach is safe, likely speeds wound healing and has a superior cosmetic result, according to findings published in the June issue of Laryngoscope . The study looked at 44 patients with cancerous or benign thyroid disease who had surgery between September 2003 and May 2004 at Medical College o...

Giving oxygen may do more harm than good, new report shows

...tack; stroke; carbon monoxide poisoning; wound healing in hospitals, where drug-resistant infections are on the rise; cerebral blood flow to fetuses during difficult birth procedures; and treating foot ulcers and gangrene in people with type 2 diabetes. Dr. Iscoe hopes to evaluate the promise of the ...

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