Tag: "mechanical" at medical news
People can learn motor skills by watching
...cts would construct a neural representation of the mechanical
requirements of the task. "A powerful new idea in ... individual learning to move accurately in a novel mechanical
environment, observers move more accurately themselves," concluded the researchers. "Subjects can ac...
Technology helps Stanford shed new light on coronary bypass surgery
...ked vessels that can't be unclogged through drugs, mechanical
scraping or the use of a stent to hold an obstructed artery open. The procedure involves grafting vessels from other parts of the body to create alternative conduits of blood flow to the heart. Traditionally the grafts are created from leg veins, but...
Hospitalized babies with severe breathing problems may benefit from lying on their stomachs
...ved premature infants breathing with the help of a mechanical
ventilator. The findings are not applicable to hea...istress risk oxygen poisoning and lung damage from mechanical
ventilators because their lungs are immature, according to the Cochrane reviewers. "Positioning may ...
Tumor detection, data encryption to benefit from UH research
...ctronics. Pradeep Sharma, assistant professor of mechanical
engineering at UH, received the Office of Naval Re...vestigate new scaling laws for quantum dots due to mechanical
strain," Sharma said. "Quantum dots are very small clusters of semiconductor material, and they exh...
UCI eye doctors invent laser-assisted cornea-transplant surgery
...mulated transplant surgery and then tested for the mechanical
strength of the incisions and for induced distortion. They found that the initial strength of the laser incision, even before any healing, measured almost seven times higher than that of the incision from the usual transplant technique performed by ...
ASU researchers team with Kinetic Muscles, Inc. to develop robotic arm for stroke rehabilitation
...ded for normal reaching and feeding movements. The mechanical
arm is adjustable to accommodate different arm lengths and body sizes. Recent research suggests that stroke survivors can recover significant use of their arms by performing repetitive motor function exercises over a period of time. This labor-intens...
Latest research and emerging treatments for osteoporosis focus of NYAS conference
...ton and how it responds to hormonal, cytokine, and mechanical
stimulation. How are these exciting new studies opening the doors to novel cellular and molecular targets for future drug development? What are the latest and emerging therapies for osteoporosis? To highlight the latest research on osteoporosis an...
PENN researchers use robotic surgery
...aVinci robotic system has three main components: a mechanical
robot with three multi-jointed arms; a computer co...ust move his hand to the left in order to move the mechanical
device to the right), the daVinci technology affords surgeons the direct, "intuitive" control they e...
Researchers prevent post-traumatic brain damage
...p the earliest damage that results from the direct mechanical
injury--the approach that is now most often used clinically--the Georgetown researchers took the tactic of trying to limit a second, and much larger, "wave of damage" which they have found usually peaks from 24-72 hours after injury. During this tim...
Delirium in non-ventilated patients predictor of longer hospital stay
... longer than 24 hours and did not require invasive mechanical
ventilation. The patients were followed from their admission to either death or discharge from the hospital. Delirium, or a state of changing mental status, inattention and disorganised thinking, was monitored by the nursing staff and assessed using ...
News briefs from the journal CHEST June 2005
... length of stay, hospital length of stay, need for mechanical
ventilation or number of days on the ventilator, mortality rate, and costs for obese and very obese patients when compared to the other three groups. The only significant difference found was that the patients who were severely obese were more likel...
Homeless prefer aggressive medical treatment
... were asked whether they would want intubation and mechanical
ventilation and whether they would want cardiopulm...eless individuals were more likely to want CPR and mechanical
ventilation in coma and dementia scenarios. Homeless participants also were more likely to prefer r...
Students revamp tractor for use by workers with disabilities
...e as a hand-controlled throttle. They also built a mechanical
device that allows the driver to depress the brake...er. The student inventors, all seniors majoring in mechanical
engineering, were Alex Forman, 22, of Denver, Colo.; Jon Haslanger, 22, of Chapel Hill, N.C.; Emily ...
Aging eye more susceptible to serious damage, scientists report
...injury increases with age. "General testing of the mechanical
characteristics of the entire lens suggests that a...uman lens is associated with a progressive loss of mechanical
strength," Stitzel said. "As stiffness of the lens increases over time, the amount of deformation t...
Majority of ALS patients are not depressed
...ood of hospice admission and death or the need for mechanical
ventilation within six months. The participants we...nying commentary, "In discussing feeding tubes and mechanical
ventilation as end-of-life options, we have found that having a willingness to discuss stopping them...
Speed and endurance are doled out by the pound
... in kinesiology and lead author of the study. "The mechanical
requirements of running and racing at different speeds are related to the notable differences in body types long-observed among specialized track athletes -- and even among animal runners in nature." Previously, scientists and others considered massi...
PediPump presents hope for children with heart failure
.... "Historically, children have had few options for mechanical
support of the failing heart," states lead researcher, Dr. Brian Duncan. "The PediPump is an artificial heart pump designed specifically for children with heart failure. The experimental development of the PediPump and similar devices will give new...
CryoSat environmental testing over preparations for shipment to launch site about to begin
The intense mechanical
testing period is finally over for the CryoSat sat...months the satellite has been undergoing stringent mechanical
and environmental tests at the Space Test Centre at IABG (Industrieanlagen-Betriebsgesellschaft mbH)...
Mayo Clinic researchers use ultrasound to describe subtle heart muscle motions
...siol.000191.2005], are based on "snapshots" of the mechanical
transitions that occur between the main relaxation...icance of the Findings Alterations in the cardiac mechanical
transitions detected by ultrasound imaging can be used as early indicators to predict heart problems...
Dialysis treatment choice affects risk of death in patients with end-stage kidney disease
...d four to six times per day, or patients can use a mechanical
device, called a "cycler," overnight. In hemodialysis, a patient's vein or catheter tubing is used to pump blood outside of the body and through a machine, called a dialyzer, which filters out waste. The cleansed blood is then pumped back into the ...
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