Tag: "simulation" at medical news
Vertebroplasty heals fractures but may cause others, Mayo Clinic study finds
...s of vertebroplasty in cadavers and using computer simulation
suggested that inserting cement in one bone weakens adjacent bones," explains David Kallmes, M.D., Mayo Clinic neuroradiologist and senior study investigator. The weakening effect is possible due to the overall cushioning effect of the spine, where s...
ACC Innovation in Intervention: i2 Summit 2006
...tellite transmissions, computer-based learning and simulation
training make the content innovative and interacti... Asia and the United States via satellite. Expert simulation
demonstrations along with late breaking clinical trials will also be presented. Press briefings on t...
Boston University and Boston Medical Center partner with CIMIT
...'s most challenging problems, including: Medical simulation
By bringing innovative simulators and realistic medical training under one roof, physicians learn to use new technology for medical/surgical procedures and healthcare professionals learn valuable skills in leadership, communication and teamwork. De...
Case School of Engineering professor applies virtual reality to train brain and heart surgeons
CLEVELAND Virtual reality simulation
tools are already revolutionizing the way dentists... University and if M. Cenk Cavusoglu has his way, simulation
technology at Case will also train the world's brain and heart surgeons. "Simulation is a popular t...
Emergency departments score poorly in child-saving drills, Hopkins study finds
...initive evidence to say whether performance during simulation
reflects performance during actual events," Hunt says. "However, this study gives us very specific targets for attempting to improve stabilization procedures for children." For example, Hunt suggests hospitals conduct periodic drills to look for rec...
Tool to reduce elderly driving deaths nationwide
...commercial driving simulators based on a validated simulation
driving assessment tool invented by one of the med...s we look to expand the use of Raydon's commercial simulation
technology and to provide affordable solutions for assessing driver performance," said Don Ariel, Ra...
New data show CAS in clinical practice has comparable MAE rate with pivotal sapphire trial
...ng included didactic review, case observations and simulation
training, and hands-on experience at the Regional Education Centers across the country. The CASES-PMS study is intended to validate the effectiveness of the training program. Preliminary data indicate that physicians who completed the entire traini...
Heart failure simulator 'rolls in' for Penn's medical community
...com . There are five simulators in one truck. Each simulation
takes about six minutes. --NOTE: This is NOT open ...afe, multisensory, interactive patient-perspective simulation
of the impact of heart failure on daily activity, a generally healthy person will gradually feel the...
Training on virtual 'patient' improves carotid angiography skills
... American College of Cardiology. "Virtual reality simulation
technology has advanced to the point where we can ... not connected with this study, said that although simulation
is increasingly used in medical training, there is still a need to do basic validation studies to de...
Does IQ drop with age or does something else impact intelligence?
...ing students performed like the older adults. "The simulation
of the age-related sensory deficit markedly reduced the number of items that could be completed in the coding task. This finding offers direct support for the hypothesis that sensory deficits influence coding task performances," stated the researche...
Concurrent PET/CT for radiation therapy planning shows promise over separate PET and CT
...he traditional separate CT. "Until recently PET/CT simulation
involved obtaining a CT scan in one department and a PET in another, often on different days. This process presented challenges for working with patients with cervical cancer because this introduced uncertainties caused by patient position variation...
Medical society hosts simulation training to help reduce medical complications
...ardiac catheterization lab equipped with realistic simulation
technology. This hands-on training facility allows...faculty for Boston Scientific's high-risk coronary simulation
training program. "SCAI is pleased to welcome Boston Scientific to the meeting and to enable our att...
Brain study yields insight into machinery of prejudice
...cluded that their findings support a theory called simulation
of how people perceive others. According to this t... possibility that perceivers make selective use of simulation
in the original sense, plumbing their own possible--but not necessarily concurrently experienced--th...
Use of breast MRI can be cost-effective for some women at high-risk of breast cancer
A computer model simulation
suggests that adding breast MRI screening may be cost-effective for women of certain ages who carry BRCA1 and BRCA2 gene mutations, according to a study in the May 24/31 issue of JAMA. Women who inherit mutations in the BRCA1 or BRCA2 cancer suscepti...
New study calculates millions of years saved in lives of AIDS patients
...atient survival, the investigators used a computer simulation
model to examine national surveillance and efficac... specific advances in AIDS care, and then used the simulation
model to determine per-person survival time for each era, compared to the absence of treatment. The ...
Flood forecasting for Newfoundland and Labrador available online
...orecasts and field observations. Using a computer simulation
programme called the 'Ice Progression Model', which inputs data from real-time flows, weather conditions and forecasts, the Water Resources Management Division (WRMD) simulates ice conditions on the Exploits River. When conditions warrant, forecasts ...
New osteoporosis medication not cost-effective compared with older, cheaper drug
...g when compared with alendronate. Using a computer simulation
model, they evaluated the impact of four treatment...e-existing fractures; death or survival during the simulation
period; entrance (or not) to a nursing home; adverse reactions from treatment; and new fractures dur...
New cue used to perceive motion in depth
... enhance the potential for creating more effective simulation
of motion in 3D displays and virtual environments," said Brooks. "It will also be interesting to see whether neurophysiological studies are able to locate the cells that mediate these processes."...
Is expensive new heart rhythm treatment 'worth it'?
...lation over time. The researchers ran the computer simulation
ten thousand times to more precisely define how much stroke-risk reduction LACA would have to provide in order to be cost-effective compared with drugs. In the end, LACA's cost-effectiveness prevailed over either kind of drug therapy -- and rate-con...
New study into Australia ageing gracefully
...comes of the baby boomer and older cohorts. "The simulation
will allow for evaluation of the impact of modifying risk factors, and costs associated with different trajectories of health and ageing," Associate Professor Anstey said. "For example, we will be able to model the effect of modifiable factors such ...
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