Tag: "scars" at medical news
Floods and fires across Europe captured from space
...lowing from major conflagrations but also the burn scars
left in their wake and even the fires themselves appearing as 'hotspots' when scanning the Earth's surface in infrared wavelengths. For a decade now, ESA satellites have been continuously surveying fires burning across the Earths surface. Worldwi...
Injection of 'skin filler' material appears to stimulate collagen production
...nd wrinkles associated with aging, as well as acne scars
and other skin conditions, according to background information in the article. Hyaluronic acid, a compound that occurs naturally in the skin and connective tissue, is among the most widely used fillers in the United States. Its molecules bind to wa...
'Beavertail' surgery helps tongue cancer patients
...th radiation or chemotherapy, but that shrinks and scars
the tongue, turning normally elastic and pliable tissue to something like wood. This reduces the patient's ability to swallow to the point that they must be fed through a tube placed through their skin directly into the stomach, because they can't ta...
High-energy clamp simplifies heart surgery for atrial fibrillation
...ency waves to heart tissue and very quickly create scars
or ablations, which replace most of the complex in...The incisions are then sewn up and eventually form scars
in the atrial tissue. The scar tissue stops atrial fibrillation by interfering with chaotic electr...
Botox injections may improve facial-wound healing, minimize scars
... years ago. The reason this works is because wide scars
are the result of the local muscles pulling the wo... worried about the scar. We can now try to improve scars
with these injections." Although this study addressed only facial wounds, Sherris said he expects t...
Botulinum toxin helps facial scars heal better, Mayo Clinic finds
...worried about the scar. We can now try and improve scars
with these injections." The researchers found ...ccording to Dr. Gassner. "In general, we know that scars
can cause functional problems -- they can interfere with eye closure, talking and eating," he says. ...
Spray-on skin relieves emotional trauma for child burn victims
...reported an improvement in the appearance of their scars
and were happier when they used the product, calle...ell said 85 percent of all children reported their scars
looked either "much better" (40 percent) or "better" (45 percent) with Microskin. "Eighty percent ...
Implantable pacemaker-like device sends pulses to the brain to treat chronic depression
...e. The incisions heal in one to two weeks, and the scars
fade over time. The neck scar is usually located within a natural crease of the neck and is therefore not very visible. "The pulse generator, which is like a pacemaker, is implanted in the chest area and sends mild pulses to the brain via the vagus ...
Reconstruction of the lower jaw with a fibula autotrasplant
... sports like any other child of his age. Also, any scars
are inside the mouth, which means the cosmetic aspect is greatly enhanced. After the bone transplant the next step is dental implanting, a procedure that will take place in two stages....