Tag: "neck" at medical news
Osteoporosis screening and treatment may be cost-effective for selected older men
...ers found that the estimated prevalence of femoral neck
osteoporosis among men with a prior fracture ranged from 14.5 percent at age 65 years to 33.6 percent at age 85 years. Osteoporosis prevalence in the absence of a prior clinical fracture was lower, ranging from 7.6 percent at age 65 years to 17.6 per...
Electrical implant steadies balance disorder in animals
...n assistant professor of otolaryngology - head and neck
surgery and biomedical engineering at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, this is the first implantable device made with multiple sensors and channels of processing that can measure and encode head rotation in all directions. Each of...
Speeding up CT scans with cellphone technology, ultrasound warning signal for breast cancer
...isplay-based (FPD) imaging system, yields head and neck
images that are superior to those from much larger and bulkier computed tomography (CT) scanners. This is the conclusion of a scientific study that includes Web Stayman of Xoran Technologies, Inc. (email@example.com), the Ann Arbor, MI-based com...
UCLA researchers develop new nanomaterials to deliver anti-cancer drugs to cells
...tiveness against carcinomas of the stomach, colon, neck
and bladder, as well as against breast cancer, small-cell lung cancer and leukemia in vitro, clinical application of CPT in humans has only been carried out with CPT derivatives that have improved water solubility. In order to be used on humans,...
New system for reporting toxicity burden of cancer treatment
...py 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 TAME sys...
Aggressive treatment for whiplash does not promote faster recovery
Whiplash, the most common traffic injury, leads to neck
pain, headache and other symptoms, resulting in a significant burden of disability and health care utilization. Although there are few effective treatments for whiplash, a growing body of evidence suggests that the type and intensity of treatment rec...
Making science personal: Lilly Oncology to unveil 76 studies at ASCO 2007
...y 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 sequential comb...
Scientific breakthrough for naprapathy
Naprapathy works better on back and neck
trouble than recommended and proven effective advi... previously proved most effective against back and neck
pain. The results, published in the Clinical Journal of Pain, show distinct differences in favour of...
Sling surgery is more effective than Burch for bladder control in women
...igned to provide additional support to the bladder neck
and urethra during increases in abdominal pressure that occur with these kinds of activities. However, randomized, controlled trials comparing these operations are rare. Studies predating SISTEr were small, short-term, or less stringent about diagn...
Tobacco and alcohol use independently increase risk of head and neck cancer
... smoking is more strongly associated with head and neck
cancers than drinking alcohol, according to a stud...t smoking is responsible for a quarter of head and neck
cancers among individuals who do not drink alcohol. At least 75 percent of head and neck
Literature review shows spinal manipulation beneficial for neck pain
...e review finds evidence that patients with chronic neck
pain enrolled in clinical trials reported signific...on clinical experience of doctors of chiropractic: neck
manipulation is beneficial for patients with certain forms of chronic neck
pain." As part of the l...
Exercise science principles strengthen swallowing rehabilitation
...about swallowing makes it harder to do. Head and neck
cancer, a stroke, brain tumor, brain injury or even a tracheostomy tube and mechanical ventilation needed to sustain life can make it impossible. Dysphagia, or swallowing problems, can also result from aging and accompanying loss of muscle strength...
New mechanism identified for resistance to targeted lung cancer drugs
...used against breast cancer, colon cancer, head and neck
cancer, and the brain tumor glioblastoma multiforme," says Jnne, who is an assistant professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School (HMS). Engelman is an HMS instructor of Medicine. "Our results suggest that, when patients' tumors become resista...
Head and neck cancer vaccine targets proteins to create immune response
...an, have developed a vaccine strategy for head and neck
cancer that targets multiple peptides (parts of pr... Cancer Institute to assess its safety in head and neck
cancer patients. Head and neck
cancer accounts for about 5 percent of all newly diagnosed cancer...
Diet and lifestyle -- In the cancer fight, eating well is the best revenge
... time." Fruit and vegetable intake and head and neck
cancer in a large United States prospective cohort...vegetables per day may lower your risk of head and neck
cancer, but the data suggest that you may not want to stop at just one, according to researchers fro...
Gene linked to increased risk of stroke
...nvolving the hardening of arteries in the head and neck
through plaque build-up. Further research is needed to determine why this gene appears to cause such a significant increased risk of stroke, since our data suggests plaque build-up in the arteries and iron overload are not to blame, said Nordestg...
Baum to receive IADR Oral Medicine & Pathology Award
...he salivary gland damage that accompanies head and neck
irradiation and occurs with Sjgren's syndrome. Beginning with pioneering studies in 1991, Dr. Baum developed highly novel applications of gene transfer technology and tissue engineering for the repair of severely damaged salivary glands, conditions f...
Esophageal cancer rates climb with obesity; U-M study finds esophagectomy safe in obese patients
...allowing is restored by pulling the stomach to the neck
and connecting it there to the remaining esophagus. THE is used to treat esophageal cancer and Barrett's esophagus with severe precancerous changes. It was originally developed at the University of Michigan as a surgical alternative to removing the e...
Combination therapy spares some head and neck patients from surgery
Giving patients with head and neck
cancer a combination of chemotherapy and radiation...it demonstrates that giving patients with head and neck
cancer a non-invasive regimen of cisplatin-based chemotherapy and radiation therapy effectively trea...
Pacifier use assists in reducing the incidence of SIDS
...trangulation, do not place a cord around a child's neck
to hold a pacifier. Look for pacifiers that have a ring. A symmetrical nipple permits the pacifier to remain in the correct sucking position. Dispose of the pacifier after use; it is not sanitary to keep it or give it away....
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