Tag: "invasive" at medical news
Implanted medical device aims to lower blood pressure
...patients receive the device as part of a minimally invasive
surgical procedure, followed typically by a one- or two-night stay in the hospital. The device initially will be tested for effect in the operating room and then turned off for one month, to ensure there are no health problems associated with the imp...
...rvices money and "provide better focussed and less invasive
care for people. Now we want to take our idea forward to bigger and better things. More and more people are being cared for in their own homes through care in the community and we believe that our research can improve their care and quality of life."...
Painless test using teardrops may speed diagnosis of Sjgren's syndrome
...ease involve a battery of tests, including painful invasive
techniques using needles or biopsies to analyze bodily tissues and fluids, particularly in the eyes and mouth. Because of the complexity of the disease and its similarity to other disease symptoms or drug-induced conditions, Sjgrens can be difficult ...
Early stage breast-cancer rates are rising as incidence of invasive cases are leveling
...companied by a flattening in the incidence of true invasive
breast cancer. Both trends suggest that widespread...United States, as we have found that the number of invasive
cases being diagnosed has stabilized, while more cases of in situ breast cancer are being diagnosed,...
Combination vaccine produces lower immune response than vaccines administered separately
... childhood has dramatically decreased the rates of invasive
disease, according to background information in th...ere was a 69 percent reduction in culture-positive invasive
pneumococcal disease in children younger than 2 years. The advent of these efficacious and safe vacc...
'Nanoshells' simultaneously detect and destroy cancerous cells
... also makes destruction of the targeted cells less invasive
for patients because it uses a light source from outside the body that passes harmlessly through normal tissue and only heats the tissue containing nanoshells. The new approach has some significant advantages over other alternatives that are under d...
British Asian women have lower risk of breast cancer than all other women
... 116,000 women who had been diagnosed with primary invasive
breast cancer in England and Wales between 1986 and 1990, using information supplied to the National Cancer Registry. Their progress was monitored until 1995. The Asian women were much younger than other women when they were diagnosed with breast can...
Smart plastics change shape with light
...ations in a variety of fields, including minimally invasive
surgery. Imagine, for example, a "string" of plastic that a doctor threads into the body through a tiny incision. When activated by light via a fiber-optic probe, that slender string might change into a corkscrew-shaped stent for keeping blood vessel...
Research urgently needed to treat blood clots in children
...ld develops clots. Traditionally, researching more invasive
treatment options for children has been regarded with reluctance, Dr. Massicotte said. "Because babies and children are so cute and innocent, we are reluctant to do studies, but we are not benefiting them at all by doing that."...
'Virtual colonoscopy' effective in finding most polyps but may miss small ones
...ot be picked up by the older method. Because the invasive
colonoscopy is the standard by which all other scr...y have expressed a preference for CT over the more invasive
examination, but this does not necessarily mean they will accept one and not the other," according t...
Little evidence found for IVF as most effective infertility treatment
... and it might be appropriate to continue with less invasive
options," Pandian says. IVF is a process in which egg and sperm are joined to produce an embryo in the laboratory before the embryo is implanted in a woman's uterus. In GIFT, egg and sperm are mixed in the laboratory and inserted in a woman's fallopi...
Program for abdominal and pelvic health offered at Rush University Medical Center
...modifications, psychological support and minimally invasive
laproscopic surgery. "Rush's program focuses on issues beyond the physical - providing education on overall health, as well as access to a psychologist to address the stresses of living with a physical condition that can impact relationships and self...
Patients swallow 'camera-in-a-pill' to help doctors check for diseases of esophagus, GERD
...enefits to patients. "It's a simple, safe and less invasive
alternative. There is immediate recovery since there is no sedation, and a patient could drive himself home. There is little discomfort, and it's convenient." According to health experts, an estimated 61 million Americans, or 44 percent of the US adu...
Patients with pituitary gland tumors are often misdiagnosed
... surgeons to go up the nasal cavity in a minimally invasive
manner," Becker said. He stressed that surgical candidates are typically those with a past history of sinusitis, or nasal trauma.Becker said that patients who attend the educational forum tend to make for better patients because they ask good questio...
Facelift alternatives rid patients of neck 'wattle' without the downtime of surgery
...s. They may feel they are too young or old for an invasive
procedure, are not able to afford the prolonged re...rovement of their neck region. Patients have less invasive
options to rid the "wattle," reports a study in May's Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the offici...
Watching metals melt, nanometer-scale views inside cells
...tics system, researchers havedeveloped a minimally invasive
technique that can tell thedifference between dangerous and less harmful forms ofatherosclerotic plaque in 34 human patients. In addition, the sametechnique distinguished brain tumors from normal tissue in 18patients. Developed by a team of enginee...
MDCT accurate for diagnosing coronary artery disease in patients with no to moderate calcification
... angiography. "Coronary angiography, though, is an invasive
examination with certain risks for the patients. MDCT could help to circumvent those drawbacks. However, in patients with severe coronary calcification, conventional coronary angiography may still be necessary to diagnose or exclude high-grade stenos...
Other highlights in the May 4 JNCI
...acy of Pap screening could reduce the incidence of invasive
cervical cancer among women with access to screeni...ble and treatable. Therefore, the occurrence of an invasive
cervical cancer represents a failure in the screening process. To elucidate factors associated with ...
University of Kentucky researcher wins American Heart Association award
...cluding clinics; non-invasive cardiac diagnostics; invasive
cardiac techniques such as cardiac catheterization, angioplasty and electrophysiology; a base for the physicians providing this care and a special focus on counseling cardiac patients and their families. The clinical programs of the institute target ...
Molecular change occurring during brain tumor progression also evident in breast cancer
...es more pronounced as the cancer progresses to the invasive
stage. Therefore, the genes involved and the prote...ave been found to shift in the presence of several invasive
cancers. This shift coincides with blood vessel changes that encourage tumor growth and metastasis. ...
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