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Miniature implanted devices could treat epilepsy, glaucoma

...If it is high, the doctor prescribes medication or performs surgery. "The problem is that your interocular pressure spikes over hours, sometimes minutes," Irazoqui said. "So you can be fine today and fine in six months and spend three months in the middle where it's very high, killing your optic nerve. What...

Panel offers guidelines on skin reactions to new class of cancer drugs

...cur because the receptor blocked by the drugs also performs key functions in normal skin. There is even evidence that the rash may be a sign that EGFRI anti-cancer treatment is working in some studies, patients with more severe skin reactions had better survival. The skin reactions are rarely so severe that...

Thymus transplants gives hope to babies with fatal immune disease

...anomaly. Duke is the only center in the world that performs the procedure. The latest results of Duke's experience with this treatment of DiGeorge anomaly, published Tuesday, May 15, in the journal Blood, show that 75 percent of the babies who received a thymus transplant were alive after one year. The reci...

OHSU surgeon implants donated tissue allografts

... effective manner," Crawford said. Crawford who performs several cartilage restoration procedures each week has already seen the benefit for his patients. The opportunity to correct disability and restore joint function offers the patients the chance to return to a healthy, pain-free and productive life. ...

Washington University surgeon develops treatment for foot deformity

...omuscular disorders. Matthew B. Dobbs, M.D., who performs surgeries at St. Louis Children's Hospital, developed a treatment for CVT that involves gently manipulating the foot and applying long leg casts weekly for four to six weeks to gradually correct the deformity. After the casting period, Dobbs and his ...

Computer predicts wishes of incapacitated patients better than family or loved ones

..., who devised the tool, analyzed how well the tool performs compared to asking a loved one (loved ones are known as "surrogates"). There is obviously no way to determine which medical treatments patients actually want at the time they are incapacitated, and so studies looking at whether surrogates accurat...

Brain's action center is all talk

...r neuron" systems that activate both when a person performs a task and when the person watches someone else perform the task. "The study does demonstrate the intimate linkage between the way we talk about actions and the neural machinery that supports those actions. That's very intriguing," said USC Univers...

Barrow receives a $382,869 grant from the National Institutes of Health

...Barrow is one of a few centers in the country that performs surgeries on patients with HH. This provides a foundation for the hospital to develop new strategies to improve the treatment and control of gelastic epilepsy....

Radon testing as a campus community service

...Wright State Radiation Safety Officer, Tom Mohaupt performs radon tests on the premises of Wright State University. But Mohaupt decided to share his expertise beyond the campus walls. He knew radon was a subject of legitimate concern in the community. "Here in the Miami Valley of Ohio, a residence having el...

ESC recommends interdisciplinary collaboration in non-invasive imaging

...r disease, but much less is known about which test performs best in which circumstances and which test might have the greatest impact on improving treatment" said Alan Fraser, President of the European Association of Echocardiography. "There is an urgent need for collaboration between experts in different te...

Going where no unhydrogenated soybean oil has gone before

...l. "We know that the 1 percent linolenic acid oil performs very well. The tests by the food industry will determine if elevating the oleic acid has made the oil even better. If the results are positive, soybean breeders will develop varieties with the two traits that can be grown by farmers to expand the mar...

The right pathway to better health and science

...ate sectors in driving innovation. While Australia performs well on many measures compared to our international competitors, the report highlights areas on which we need to build, such as fostering a culture of entrepreneurship, supporting small to medium enterprises, and promoting available government assist...

Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh receives congressional recognition as pediatric transplant leader

...iatric transplant centers in the world, Children's performs more kinds of organ and tissue transplants in children than does any other center in the United States including: heart, heart-lung, heart-liver, lung, double-lung, liver, split-liver, living-related liver, heart-lung-liver, liver-kidney, liver-small...

Quick trip to cath lab best for women with acute coronary syndromes

... dye to aid in viewing the artery with x-rays, and performs PCI as needed, inflating an angioplasty balloon or placing an expandable stent to open the arterial blockage. In women, studies have reported conflicting data on whether PCI is the best treatment approach. To answer that question, Dr. Elkoustaf and ...

Going the extra mile for specialized heart attack care

... be diverted from the closest hospital to one that performs angioplasty," said senior author Harlan M. Krumholz, M.D., the Harold H. Hines, Jr. Professor of Medicine. "For some patients, the difference in time is trivial, for others it may add a potentially dangerous delay to their treatment. It suggests that...

Mayo Clinic researchers say bariatric surgery may reduce risk of heart disease

... study was based on outcomes at Mayo Clinic, which performs a large volume of bariatric surgeries and has a very low peri-operative mortality rate. Previous studies have assessed the effect of bariatric surgery on heart disease risk factors, but this is the first community-based study with a control group, a ...

Should heart attack care be more like trauma care? Study suggests regional system could be feasible

... be diverted from the closest hospital to one that performs angioplasty." Says Harlan Krumholz, M.D., senior author and professor at the Yale School of Medicine. "For some patients the difference in time is trivial, for others it may add a potentially dangerous delay to their treatment. It suggests that a nat...

UCI researchers identify first compound to block progression of Alzheimer's disease

... called dicyclomine, which is an M1 antagonist and performs exactly the opposite function of an M1 agonist. Dicyclomine was used as proof of concept; if M1 agonists help improve cognitive function and reverse memory decline, then an M1 antagonist should have the opposite effect. After eight weeks of daily AF2...

Protein level predicts who will develop deadly complication after marrow transplant

... complication. The U-M Comprehensive Cancer Center performs 250 blood and marrow transplants each year, in both children and adults. For more information, visit www.cancer.med.umich.edu/clinic/bmtclinic.htm or call the Cancer AnswerLine at 800-865-1125....

UT Southwestern doctors test robotic surgeon for laparoscopy

...he next step, offering an instrument that actually performs the surgery based on controls handled by the surgeon. "It's not difficult to learn," Dr. Scott said. But he said it does take longer to set up, mostly to position the robot. It (the robot) is also expensive and cumbersome, which limits the operative...

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