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Implanted medical device aims to lower blood pressure

...nder the skin near the collarbone, and two carotid sinus leads, which run from the generator to the left and right carotid sinus in the neck. While implantation is slightly more involved, the general principle is quite similar to...

Bacterial infection associated with heart attack in young men

...ratory problems such as pneumonia, bronchitis, and sinus infection and is not sexually transmitted. It is a common illness--by age 30, half of people have evidence of previous C. pneumoniae infection. Researchers in Wisconsin and Maryland conducted a study of young men in the military to determine whether ...

Low-dose MDCT 'better option' than x-rays for imaging children's sinuses

...with a history of persistent, recurrent or chronic sinus disease imaging may be indicated. X-rays are frequently used for diagnosis of pediatric sinus problems because the physical examination can be difficult due to many other upper respiratory infec...

Patients at high risk of stroke may need to continue warfarin after heart rhythm is controlled

... treatment of atrial fibrillation, rate control or sinus rhythm control therapy, found no difference in the...cluded in both therapies, although patients in the sinus rhythm control group could stop warfarin after at least four weeks of maintained sinus rhythm while ...

Measures can help save frontal sinuses

...h surgery, according to a new study. "The frontal sinus is behind the forehead and it has a very tortuous ...gy-Head and Neck Surgery. "It's the most difficult sinus to work with." The good news is the frontal sinuses, which run parallel to the eyebrows, are not th...

Study shows nicotine levels in Lexington service workers drop 56% after Smoke-Free Law

... that workers were less likely to report colds and sinus infections after the law went into effect (84 percent pre-law; 49 percent at three months; and 50 percent at six months). Further, the study revealed that workers reported their total exposure to secondhand smoke dropped dramatically after the law w...

Dr. Kountakis edits first textbook on the frontal sinus

...on source on the anatomy and management of frontal sinus disorders. "This is the final frontier," Dr. Kount... sinuses between the eyes the most common site of sinus infections can create chronic problems. "Once there is a problem in the frontal sinus or surgery is...

Chronic sinus infection thought to be tissue issue, Mayo Clinic scientists show it's snot

...c researchers have found that the cause of chronic sinus infections lies in the nasal mucus -- the snot -- not in the nasal and sinus tissue targeted by standard treatment. The findings will be published in the August issue of Journa...

Large sinus tumors can be removed endoscopically, study finds

...es and suctions. At points where it adheres to the sinus lining, he also removes the lining then uses a diamond drill to eliminate errant cells in the immediate underlying bone. Patients take antibiotics and anti-inflammatory agents and regularly irrigate their sinuses in the following weeks. One of the 18...

Innovative gel reduces post-operative pain

...and may improve wound healing following endoscopic sinus surgery according to researchers at Rush Universit...ng endoscopic surgery, the gel is sprayed into the sinus cavity. "The gel is rich in wound factors. It contains platelets for clotting, growth hormones for ...

Mayo Clinic: Sinusitis is common yet often overlooked cause of chronic cough

...h clinic that many of our patients have underlying sinus inflammation as a cause of their coughs. Our findi... 49 patients, or 37.1 percent. The more severe the sinus abnormalities found in the CT scans, the more likely the patients were to be ultimately diagnosed wi...

Riding roller coasters may actually be 'death-defying' for people with heart disease

... Forty-four percent of the participants had marked sinus arrhythmias that lasted up to five minutes after t...rticipants had irregular heartbeats or significant sinus arrhythmia, even though their heartbeat rates had returned to normal and were inside the range of a ...

AAAAI, ACAAI identify new recommendations for sinusitis diagnosis and management

... are based on how long symptoms last, the specific sinus involved, or both. The updated classification is as follows: Acute sinusitis: symptoms for less than 4 weeks consisting of some or all of the following: persistent symptoms of an upper respiratory tract infection, purulent rhinorrhea, postnasal dra...

Neighborhoods may affect asthma, UCSF study finds

...lts suffering from either asthma, chronic nasal or sinus conditions, or both. Most of the people live in northern California. Participants had previously been interviewed at least once as part of the researchers' on-going study. Some were also visited in their homes in order to directly assess their health...

Physiological markers for cutting, other self-harming behaviors by teenage girls found

...hetic nervous system of what is called respiratory sinus arrhythmia, a measure of the ebb and flow of heart...f-harming behavior had lower levels of respiratory sinus arrhythmia in their parasympathetic nervous system while watching the film clip. These measures, th...

Is expensive new heart rhythm treatment 'worth it'?

...n and the ability of catheter ablation to maintain sinus rhythm and prevent future complications -- primarily stroke -- will be the key factors in determining cost-effectiveness of catheter ablation. However, besides cost issues, the value of improvement in the quality of life of individual patients should...

Hopkins scientists link immune response to 'ghost' parasites and severely congested sinuses

...ypical of chronic sinusitis. A team of Hopkins sinus experts has found that the gene for the enzyme, ac... up to 250 times more active in people with severe sinus inflammation that persists even after surgery when compared to patients in whom surgery is successfu...

Bacteria get off easy in sinus infections

...mation of the moist tissue that lines the nose and sinus cavities. The result is clogged passages and recu... or months after drugs or surgery fail to keep the sinus passages open, scientists have long suspected that these resistant cases had some underlying problem...

Tongue scrapers only slightly reduce bad breath

...ften effective in relieving oral malodor caused by sinus drainage." The study reviewed literature examining the effects of using tongue scrapers to brush the tongue, rather than using a toothbrush to scrape the tongue. Data revealed that a tongue cleaner/scraper demonstrated a significant difference in ...

November/December 2006 Annals of Family Medicine tip sheet

... that signs and symptoms of sinusitis and abnormal sinus x-rays do not help physicians predict the course of the illness or whether the patient will benefit from antibiotics. Although antibiotics are not generally effective in treating this condition, they are effective in treating a bacterial type of sin...

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