Tag: "shoulder" at medical news
Dutch study finds four in 10 heart attacks go unrecognised
...ple with diabetes and the elderly). They may sense shoulder
pain instead of chest pain, they may think they have severe flu that is taken a long time to recover from, and those with an inferior-wall infarction may complain of stomach pain. So women may hold back from reporting symptoms and doctors may also be...
You don't say: Patient-doctor nonverbal communication says a lot
shrug. Lack of eye contact. A hand gesture. What patients don't say can be just as important as what they do, according to a study of nonverbal behavior published in a January issue of the Journal of General Internal Medicine. According to the stud...
For orthopedic injuries, a robot that follows patients as they move
...-engineered. The robot can shadow a person's knee, shoulder
or other joint with its hand as he or she moves. In its completed form, the hand will hold lightweight equipment capable of shooting X-rays, while another robot will hold the sensor that captures images of the body as moving videos. Although the robo...
Pitt researchers develop less risky treatment for depression, seizures
... VNS system include no invasive tunneling from the shoulder
to the neck region and an external battery, which reduces the need for subsequent surgeries and further lowers the risk of infection. The next step for the researchers is to license the technology to a company, which would then need to obtain FDA app...
Comedy films boost blood flow to the heart
...hter or sadness. The brachial artery runs from the shoulder
to the elbow, and is a good indicator of blood flow around the body. Brachial artery blood flow was reduced in 14 of the 20 participants after watching movie clips that caused distress. But it was increased in 19 of the 20 participants after watching...
Toward the future of cancer prevention
...hat "underserved" populations in the United States shoulder
a disproportionate burden of cancer, and the researchers he leads are finding ways to reduce those inequities. Wetter's new department, up and running only since April, builds on the pioneering work of the Center for Research on Minority Healt...
UCSD researchers report results of children's backpack study
...nd belongings in backpacks they have complained of shoulder
and back pain. A University of California, San Die...er backpack straps may help identify the source of shoulder
and back pain in children. The study, published in the December 5, 2005 issue of the Archives of Pe...
Journal of Rehabilitation Research & Development tipsheet
...ommon complication of stroke and a risk factor for shoulder
pain and other problems. Researchers found that radiographic measurements are the best method for quantifying GHS and that clinical evaluations are useful screening tools. Proven treatment strategies include functional electrical stimulation and stra...
Body checking found to cause few youth hockey injuries
... checking in hockey is defined as hitting with the shoulder
or trunk a player who has the puck or who has just passed the puck. It is considered as integral to hockey as tackling is to football. Body checking frequently has been blamed for injuries among young players. Consequently, the American Academy of ...
Serving up suds a hazardous task
...ng beer kegs (weighing 72.5 kilograms), as well as shoulder
pain from pouring pitchers and from reaching to up... 100 per cent of the population would not have the shoulder
or elbow strength required. In determining the risk of injuries in the pub study, Dr. Kumar and his...
Artificial cervical disc replacement offered for neck and arm pain problems
...k herniation in the cervical spine and have arm or shoulder
pain and weakness or other symptoms or nerve compression. In addition, they must have been treated by a physician for more than six weeks for pain and symptoms. Patients will be required to return for follow-up visits at Rush for at least two years....
Wheelchair technology & spinal cord injury
...n and setup that may reduce the risk of developing shoulder
and wrist injuries. Over 60 manual wheelchair user...ers. Childhood-onset wheelchair users report less shoulder
pain than adult-onset users This study examines whether the prevalence of shoulder
pain in adult w...
Exercise program and special weighted back support improves balance in elderly
...gh between 1.75 and 2.5 pounds, centered below the shoulder
blades. A patient's doctor determines the best weighting and placement of the device. Along with Dr. Sinaki, the principal investigator, Mayo Clinic researchers contributing to this study included Robert Brey, Ph.D., Christine Hughes, Dirk Larson and...
Diabetes, hypertension and obesity negatively effect joint replacement outcomes
...their analysis of patients undergoing hip, knee or shoulder
replacement surgery, the researchers found that 3....ntified 959,839 patients who received knee, hip or shoulder
replacements between 1988 and 2000. Overall, the patients tended to be white (64.2 percent) and fema...
Low back pain relief, causes, measurement & prosthetic fit, production, comfort
...ment plan. 3-D scan reliably measures functional shoulder
movements, monitors pathology progress This study tests the reliability of three-dimensional (3-D) shoulder
movements during four functional tasks, characterizes four functional tasks in terms of shoulder