Tag: "recovery" at medical news
Wheelchair technology & spinal cord injury
...wing spinal cord injury This study reviews select recovery
outcomes and measures from multicenter studies and...is critical to neurological recovery. Neurological recovery
following SCI is often associated with an increase in function, walking, and self care. The Walking ...
New non-surgical approach showing great promise in the treatment of challenging brain aneurysms
...e. "Obviously, why would I want to undergo a long recovery
period if I don't have to," said Collins. "I chos...e is less invasive and requires significantly less recovery
time than open surgery for aneurysm repair. Additional benefits include minimal blood loss and the o...
At Johns Hopkins: Emphasis on improved care and faster access to services shortens hospital stays
...spital, confident that the patient is on a road to recovery
and that the patient's care has been delivered in ...atients and their families. It is a major step in recovery
for any patient to leave the hospital, a place where they have grown to feel safe and secure. "But...
New studies shed light on stroke prevention and management
...stroke victims has been an often neglected area of recovery
from stroke, and with past studies focusing primarily on the physical outcomes of stroke, health systems have not been properly configured to deal with the depression aspects. The key finding of this study was that depression is more often associate...
Treat stuttering before children start school, say experts
...re effective treatment for stuttering than natural recovery
in children of preschool age, say the authors. Several reasons support implementing the programme in the preschool years. For example, the programme seems to be less effective once children reach school age, while delaying treatment until school age ...
ASU secures $3.9 million to study spinal cord injuries and neurological disorders
...ord injury may be able to enhance their functional recovery
of movement by performing repetitive stepping move...bility. In some instances, the changes result in a recovery
of function; in other cases they can result in a reduction of movement. Over 200,000 people in the ...
Smoking seems to increase brain damage in alcoholics
...stion of whether smoking has an effect on physical recovery
from alcohol abuse. "In alcoholics who stop drinking, we know that there is recovery
from at least some of these injuries to the brain -- but is this recovery
affected by continued smok...
Scientists show that tick-borne flaviviruses use a novel mechanism to evade host defenses
...over from infection. Interferon is so critical for recovery
from these infections that it is being tested in clinical trials to treat infection with various flaviviruses. But the treatment appears to fail in about half of cases. Dengue virus, West Nile virus and yellow fever virus have a protein called NS4B ...
Adult stem cells aid recovery in animal model of cerebral palsy
...em cell therapy quickly and significantly improves recovery
of motor function in an animal model for the ische... seven days after transplant showed a trend toward recovery
and significant recovery
by day 14. About 1 percent to 2 percent of the transplanted cells actually ...
Penn surgeons use completely robotic surgery to treat prostate cancer
...ed blood loss, a shorter hospital stay and reduced recovery
period for a quicker return to daily activities. T...al techniques to put patients on a quicker road to recovery
with better outcomes," said Dr. Lee....
Consensus panel calls for expanded role of needle biopsies, MRI and less invasive procedures
...e removed resulting in fewer complications, faster recovery
and a lower probability of lymphedema, a painful swelling of the arm. The panel also looked at the emerging role of magnetic resonance imaging, or MRI, in diagnosing breast cancer. The panel concluded that evidencesupports MRI's use in diagnosing dis...
Innovative gel reduces post-operative pain
...ients who received platelet gel reported an easier recovery
than patients who received traditional packing to ... received the gel reported less pain and an easier recovery
than the control group. Most surgeries on the sinuses are conducted to relieve chronic sinusitis or ...
Alcoholics Anonymous and treatment seem to work best together
...ral, the more actions people take toward their own recovery
the better they do, whether it is attending treatment, going to AA, or faithfully taking medication. It is an impressively consistent finding, however, that people who go to AA during treatment have better outcomes. I do not believe that anyone sho...
Senator Arlen Specter to be honored at AACR gala
...atment institutions in the country. His impressive recovery
from treatment at our local institutions is testimony to the incredible advances in cancer care that have been made possible thanks to continued federal support for cancer research. The "One World, One Quest" gala will take place on Sunday evening, N...
Menzies secures $1.8m in funding for the NT
...h will build on recent Menzies findings concerning recovery
of brain damage with abstinence from petrol sniffing. Research into melioidosis, a potentially fatal bacterial disease of the tropics, gained further funding to establish new DNA testing to identify the disease at an earlier stage to allow faster tr...
'Big picture' of brain changes may be crucial to recovery from stroke injury
... by injury and assessing the options to accelerate recovery
from those deficits." The new study, published on...he level of activity normalized in parallel to the recovery
from attention deficits. Corbetta says these results show that the ability to pay attention to the ...
CT scan can spare some head and neck cancer patients surgery
...me cases surgery is unnecessary, and can increase recovery
time, lead to infection and possibly compromise a patient's quality of life. The current study builds on previous research involving 95 head and neck cancer patients. In two-thirds of the patients who underwent surgery after radiotherapy, the remov...
Gamma knife effective in treating trigeminal neuralgia
...thout the potential facial paralysis and long-term recovery
experienced with conventional surgery," said Volker Stieber, M.D., co-director of the Gamma Knife Program at Wake Forest Baptist. Results of the study are being presented at the American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology (ASTRO) meeting...
New class of drug reduces post-operative vomiting
...his side effect is quite important for the medical recovery
of these patients, Gan said. The same holds true for patients undergoing surgery of the upper gastrointestinal tract, he added, since the act of vomiting could cause sutures to come apart....
Sandia researchers determine that common anthrax sampling methods need improvement
...nvestigation was intended to empirically determine recovery
efficiency and extraction efficiency, calculate collection efficiency, and determine each method's limit of detection. Reference surfaces of coupons were seeded by dry deposition with a mixture containing Bacillus atrophaeus spores (a bacteria simila...
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