Tag: "position" at medical news
Pezcoller Foundation-AACR International Award for Cancer Research
...overed an enzyme that could phosphorylate a unique position
on phosphatidylinositol (the 3 position
of the inositol moiety), revealing a new lipid not previously known to exist in nature. More import...
ISHLT updates guidelines for heart and lung transplants
...ne are comprehensive. "Our Society is in the ideal position
to advocate comprehensive guidelines for our constituents," Mehra says. ISHLT has created several task forces, comprised of a diverse group of its members, all of whom are active in transplant medicine. The task forces are reviewing: criteria for pl...
New recommendation encourages more activist approach to lung cancer screening
...eyond existing public policy recommendations. The position
statement strongly encourages asymptomatic men and...arding the value of screening for lung cancer, the position
statement asserts that "it is wrong for these discussions not to take place." The position
Rice, NC State win NAS/Keck Futures funding
..., and acquiring preliminary data all of which can position
the researchers to compete for larger awards from other public and private sources....
The Cochrane Library newsletter, 2005, issue 2
...en infant death, doctors and nurses have tended to position
all babies on their backs. Some specialists, howev...Although placing infants and children in the prone position
may improve respiratory function, the association of sudden infant death with prone positioning mean...
Hospitalized babies with severe breathing problems may benefit from lying on their stomachs
...," Wells says. Some physicians recommend a stomach position
to adult patients with acute respiratory problems ...lieve their breathing problems by wriggling into a position
that allowed them to take in more oxygen. Wells and colleagues reviewed findings from 21 studies of ...
Jefferson Lab scientists build small-animal imager for German Cancer Research Center
...ts; and we built it with a new type of flat panel, position
sensitive photomultiplier tube," he explained. The effort to develop international collaborations such as this one began a few years ago when Detector Group leader Stan Majewski tasked Mark Smith with finding potential scientific partners in Europe, ...
New guidelines recommend screening HIV-infected patients for kidney disease
...their patients' care and are therefore in a unique position
to identify early those patients at risk for kidney disease. They provide an overview of how to identify patients at risk and evaluate their kidney function, as well as management strategies and other issues. Samir K. Gupta, MD, MS, lead author of th...
University of Kentucky researcher wins American Heart Association award
...ular Research Center. He came to UK from a faculty position
at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), and attended medical school at University Hospital Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany. Bruemmer has won several national research awards, and serves on peer review committees including the National Instit...
WHO's HIV initiative at risk of failing
...000 people affected by HIV/AIDS and its leadership position
within Africa, 3 by 5 is but a pipe dream."...
CPR instructions should focus on continuous chest compressions, UT Southwestern physicians recommend
... instruct inexperienced people on the right way to position
the head and pinch the nose before breathing into the victim's mouth, thus delaying the all-important chest compressions." Dr. Pepe emphasized that stopping chest compressions frequently to perform mouth-to-mouth ventilation can restrict the blood fl...
Arabic translation of doctoral thesis on Yemeni health workers
...ently translated into Arabic. The thesis about the position
of female health workers in Yemen has been publish...In 1997 she started her doctoral research into the position
of female health workers in basic health-care projects in the harbour city of Hodeidah. In Yemen the...
Nurses receive new tool to help patients quit smoking
...r numbers and public trust, nurses are in a unique position
to help patients end their tobacco use," explained Linda Sarna, R.N., D.N.Sc, principal investigator for Tobacco-Free Nurses and a professor at the UCLA School of Nursing. "The new pocket guide will provide nurses with the information and tools the...
Leprosy genome tells story of human migrations, French researchers report in Science
...es among its various strains worldwide, the better position
we'll be in to ultimately eliminate the disease," said Caroline Ash, Senior Editor at Science . The ability to trace an infection back to a certain region may help public health workers monitor the movement of the disease over time and determine the...
Sabin Gold Medal awarded to vaccine developer Dr. Albert Z. Kapikian
...ection of the Laboratory of Infectious Diseases, a position
he holds today as a member of the Civil Service. Dr. John La Montagne's 30-year career at NIH also was recognized at the ceremony. Dr. La Montagne contributed to international efforts to fight emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases, including t...
Cutting-edge technologies signify a new era for colorectal cancer screening
...ip. The System continually monitors the depth and position
of the tip, and uses proprietary computer algorithms to build a real-time, three-dimensional map of the patient's colon. The System then directs each of the segments to follow the shape of the colon, as identified by the physician. Because the Syst...
Women rising to the challenge of weightlessness
... feet raised slightly above their heads. In such a position
it is possible to induce in the body phenomena similar to those encountered by astronauts when subjected to weightlessness for long periods, such as a loss of muscle mass and capacity for effort followed by a reduction in bone mass. A better understa...
Study shows Philip Morris pursued tobacco regulation to enhance its image
... analysis, the researchers show that the change in position
was part of a broad effort to redefine the company as socially responsible. The company worked closely with federal legislators, conducted polls contrasting two extremes to make it appear that the public supported their position, and engaged in an ex...
Risk factors in contracting cancer of the endometrium
...to "the good life". Spain occupies an intermediate position
in the world ranking for this disease. In this context, Roco Montejo set out in her PhD to assess the influence of diet and other risk factors for this type of cancer, based on analyses of cases occurring in Navarre. The research concluded that the ...
New haptics systems challenge stroke patients to grasp, pinch, squeeze their way to recovery
...ts over an instrumented data glove, to measure the position
and orientation of the hand in a three-dimensional space. "The glove allows patients to feel the sensation of a solid object in their palms," said Yeh, who develops some of the "special effects" computer graphics for these interfaces. "Among the ta...
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