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Tobacco industry developed product strategy to conceal toxicity of cigarettes

...rategy to maximize the discrepancy between the low machine yields--which are often printed on packages and used in marketing campaigns-- and the levels of tar and nicotine actually delivered to smokers. The documents also show that BAT pursued this product strategy despite the health risks to consumers and e...

Refinements and innovations enhance safety, effectiveness

...MOCABG II) Use of a cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) machine to circulate blood outside the body enables surgeons to stop the heart during coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG), but it also provokes an inflammatory response that increases the risk of heart attack and death. In addition, cardiac surgery subje...

Liquid ventilation

...has developed a liquid respiration respirator. The machine simulates placentary respiration by filling the lu... and introduces the next oxygenated dose. The same machine carries out the removal of CO2 from the perfluorocarbon and adds oxygen to it. Being full of liquid,...

Free-electron laser targets fat

...Ls. "The Jefferson Lab FEL is an energy-recovering machine that produces laser light at the right wavelengths and right power that we need to do this research. This is a bit of a plug for the value of these very high-energy, accelerator-based lasers for physics. Because, in fact, they allow us to do experime...

Numerical processing similar in children and adults, brain scans reveal

... squirmy four-year-olds perfectly still in an fMRI machine was one of the major technical achievements of the study, noted the researchers. The technique: bribery and praise. The children were first prepared by allowing them to crawl into a fake scanner built by Pelphrey from spare fMRI parts and decorated t...

Manchester unveils made to measure medical stockings

...hen transmitted to a dedicated electronic knitting machine in the WLIC which produces a bespoke stocking designed to apply a prescribed three-dimensional pressure profile to the leg. Dr Tilak Dias, Head of the WLIC, said: "Sustained graduated compression is the key to healing a venous ulcer. Currently this i...

For one Stanford doctor, the beat goes on during open-heart surgery

...part, due to the overall success of the heart-lung machine over the past 40 years. In other words, if it ain't broke, why fix it? But proponents of beating-heart surgery, such as Ihnken, point to the risks associated with conventional bypass surgery, including blood loss, stroke and kidney failure. Because t...

UW licenses innovated cardiovascular software to VPDiagnostics

...e and the launch of UW Radiology's new 3 Tesla MRI machine located at the Biomolecular Imaging Center at South Lake Union in Seattle. A tour of the facility by National Institutes of Health (NIH) Director Elias Zerhouni and a symposium featuring internationally recognized MRI experts will mark the dedication...

Nighttime breathing mask decreases blood pressure in people with sleep apnea

... blood pressure monitor, which consists of a small machine strapped to the patient's torso that attaches to an arm cuff. The cuff automatically inflates and deflates to measure patients' blood pressure. After two weeks, patients who received the real CPAP treatment had significant reductions in blood pressur...

Spacers have advantages over nebulizers for childhood asthma

...medication. A nebulizer is an electrically powered machine that turns liquid medication into a mist breathed directly into the lungs through a face mask or mouthpiece. Nebulizers are the traditional method for treating asthma attacks, and are still used more often in hospitals. The authors found that spacers...

MIT 'seeing machine' offers hope to blind

...visit" unfamiliar buildings and more. Recently the machine received positive feedback from 10 visually challe...ter for Advanced Visual Studies. She developed the machine over the last 10 years, in collaboration with more than 3O MIT students and some of her personal eye...

Study finds ways to improve detection of blood clots in the lung

...he patient's arm. The patient lies on a table as a machine with dozens of detectors rotates around to quickly take X-ray pictures of the blood vessels -- in the lungs for the chest CT or in the pelvis or thighs for the leg CT. No additional dye is needed for the leg CT, which can be performed immediately aft...

Clearing the air links between smoking and osteoporosis strengthened

...chers used a sophisticated computer assisted X-ray machine (CAT scanner) to get three-dimensional images of bone. These 3D images showed that smoking primarily affects a specific type of bone called cortical bone. This very dense bone forms a layer, similar to the enamel on teeth, around softer, spongy bone....

Old technology helps find new test for leg artery disease

...ed exercised to exhaustion on a special push-pedal machine in an MRI scanner. A spectroscopy coil in the MRI then took readings of the phosphocreatine level in the legs every 15 seconds for several minutes afterward. "If the blood flow is poor," Kramer explained, "PCr recovery is slow, because the muscle is ...

Manual chest compressions are better than automated for treatment of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest

....S. Food and Drug Administration-approved portable machine designed to provide consistent, precise, automated chest compressions during CPR. The device resembles a small surfboard, and patients in cardiac arrest are placed on it and strapped to the board at the chest. The operator then pushes a button to beg...

U of M study examines kidney stone prevention in astronauts

... combination with hydration therapy, exercise in a machine that simulates gravity could reduce the astronaut's risk of developing kidney stones, a condition that could be particularly painful and lead to an aborted mission," Monga said....

Research offers new hope for preterm babies

A new machine the only one of its kind in Australia - is helpin...nges in brain oxygen levels continuously. With the machine we were using up until now, there was a high risk we were missing some of the minute fluctuations th...

Penn researchers use the abdomen to deliver oxygen to assist ailing lungs

...t can 'rest' the lung involve variations of bypass machine technology, all of which require anticoagulation," explains Joseph Friedberg, MD, Associate Professor of Surgery and principal investigator of this study. "The ability to rest the lungs and provide supplemental oxygen with a technique that appears no...

Liver-kidney transplant reduces organ rejection, boosts recovery

...atients, those undergoing dialysis -- the use of a machine to perform the blood filtration normally handled by the kidneys -- for longer than two months before surgery recovered better after the combined transplant than patients who received only liver transplants. "We used to recommend combined liver-ki...

Combined liver-kidney transplant beneficial for patients with dual organ disease

...ants, those who were undergoing dialysis--use of a machine to perform the blood filtration normally handled by the kidneys--for longer than eight weeks before surgery did better after the combined transplant. "Before this analysis, we recommended combined liver and kidney transplantation when patients receiv...

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