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UCLA researchers awarded $9M contract for study identifiying antibiotic treatment for MRSA

...iotics for the treatment of uncomplicated skin and soft tissue infections may be effective in treating MRS...-MRSA had become the most common cause of skin and soft tissue infections among patients presenting to a geographically diverse group of 11 emergency depart...

New contracts support clinical trials on antibiotic-resistant, community-acquired staph infections

... effectively treat uncomplicated cases of skin and soft tissue infections caused by community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA) bacteria. If so, doctors could use those antibiotics first in an effort to dampen the development of resistance to such last-resort antibiotics as va...

Speeding up CT scans with cellphone technology, ultrasound warning signal for breast cancer

...sicians with sub-millimeter spatial resolution and soft tissue visibility during surgery in near real-time. The technology involves the development of CBCT on a mobile C-arm to acquire a full-volume image in a single rotation around the patient. While the image quality achieved with early cone-beam CT p...

Patients with soft tissue sarcomas should be treated at high volume centers

...utierrez and colleagues tested the hypothesis that soft tissue sarcomas are better treated at institutions... of Florida since 1981, to identify all records of soft tissue sarcomas up to 2001. A total of 6259 cases were extracted and, after duplicates were removed,...

Second SPORT study shows surgery advantage for spinal stenosis and slipped vertebra

...pressure on the nerves through removal of bone and soft tissue in a procedure called a decompressive laminectomy. "As a surgeon, it's very important to me that I have evidence that I can share with my patients as they are trying to decide how to proceed with treatment," Weinstein said. "Up until now, w...

Better insight into brain anatomical structures

...fective method for revealing anatomical details of soft tissues. Contrast agents can help to make these images even clearer and allow physiological processes to be followed in real time. Conventional gadolinium complexes currently used as MRI contrast agent cannot reveal anatomic structures. As reported i...

Researchers use MRI to predict recovery after spinal cord injury

...RI findings may include cord hemorrhage, swelling, soft tissue and ligament injury, blood clots or herniat... including bleeding within the spine, swelling and soft tissue injury. The results showed that severity of MSCC, bleeding and cord swelling were key indic...

Community-associated staph infections involving antibiotic-resistant bacteria increase

... antibiotics. "The incidence of CA-MRSA skin and soft tissue infections increased from 24 cases per 100,...ty Hospital patients, the rate of CA-MRSA skin and soft tissue infections increased rapidly between 2000 and 2005, adding significantly to the overall burde...

Vacuum cleaning ineffective in allergy avoidance

...w furniture have had limited success. "Although soft furnishings such as beds contain more concentrated sources of allergy-causing protein produced by house dust mites (known as Der p 1), the large size of carpet means it is likely to contain a larger total amount of allergen than other items in a home...

Parents and schools, major factors in China obesity boom

...seholds having an obese/overweight parent having soft drink >4 times a week and not being fussy about foods. Co-author of the research, Dr Ming Li, Research Fellow, at The George Institute for International Health in Sydney, explained that these risk factors should guide the future development...

Soft contacts designed for cone-shaped cornea

...on significantly improved with the custom-designed soft contact lenses. The scientists tested several de...ity. They compared vision with the custom-designed soft lenses to vision with conventional lenses and rigid gas permeable lenses, or hard contact lenses. Co...

Dealing deadly cancers a knockout punch

...metastasized to the lung. For patients with deadly soft tissue sarcoma, the lungs are the most common site of metastatic disease. To date, surgery has been the only effective therapy for metastatic sarcoma. The multi-center, Phase II study follows successful completion of systemic administration trials ...

Study of leukemia survivors gives hints for better care

...tantial number were more aggressive tumors such as soft tissue sarcomas (e.g., cancers of the muscle or blood vessels), and carcinomas (cancers that start in the linings of organs). "Even though they are low-grade tumors and are considered curable, they may cause significant health issues," Hijiya said...

Lectures, Keynoters, Symposia highlight International Dental Research meeting

...theirdevelopment on tooth surfaces and on the oral soft tissues, and their role in oral health and disease; (2) inflammation, itsrole in periodontal disease, from gingivitis to systemic disease; (3) the growing evidence for connections amongcardiovascular disease, diabetes, and periodontal disease; and (4...

Computer scientist reveals the math and science behind blockbuster movies

...d fire," Fedkiw says. "Similar statements hold for soft biological tissues, muscles, fractures and other solid material problems. Once the scientific numerical simulations are worked out, interesting animations can be made shortly thereafter." Most of Fedkiw's students double-major in math and computer ...

National Inventors Hall of Fame announces 2007 inductees

...hterle (1913-1998) Soft contact lens Wichterle's soft contact lens proved to be less expensive and more comfortable than traditional glass or hard plastic lenses. A significant part of his invention was the process for making the lenses. Inventors may be nominated by anyone for induction into the H...

Nutrition studies' conclusions tied to funding source

... Because the researchers focused their analysis on soft drinks, juice and milk, they aren't sure whether t...search of all existing scientific literature about soft drinks, juice and milk published during a five-year period (1999-2003). They retrieved 538 articles,...

Study examines risk of soft tissue sarcomas in hereditary retinoblastoma survivors

...blastoma survivors developing specific subtypes of soft tissue sarcomas and finds that this risk persists ... high risk of developing another cancer, including soft tissue sarcomas. The increased risk of soft tissue sarcomas is attributed both to the mutation in th...

Fluid displacement from legs to neck can lead to obstructive sleep apnea

...d from the legs to the base of the neck can narrow soft tissue around the throat and increase airflow resi...tion at the nape of the neck and around pharyngeal soft tissue. Obstructive sleep apnea is very common in fluid-retaining states such as heart failure, rena...

Key to avoiding whiplash injury may lie in head restraint positioning

...r car manufacturers. Whiplash injuries affect the soft tissues of the cervical spine (e.g., ligaments and...onditions. The model provides quantifiable data on soft tissue distortions in humans. "The process involved moving the head restraint to different positio...

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