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Duke engineers developing ultrasound devices combining 3-D imaging with therapeutic heating

...t the device. "However, a fluoroscope cannot image soft tissue at all," Smith said. "So the heart is just ...viously pioneered techniques rendering the kind of soft tissue internal images that enable fetuses to be seen in the womb. They have also pioneered the use ...

CHEST 2005 abstract highlights

...karin Hospital, in Thailand, found 27 patients had soft tissue and musculoskeletal infections (90 percent), 10 people had respiratory tract infections (33 percent), 10 patients had polymicrobial Gram-negative infections, and 6 people had multiple sites of infection (20 percent). The average hospital stay ...

Public forum on breast cancer issues 'call to action'

...me images clear enough to capture abnormalities in soft tissue. Revolutionary in its design, this technology shows promise in improvingpatient workflow and access by removing the requirement for the medical professional to be co-located with the patient. This is accomplished through a built in remote scan...

Cold treatment protects against infant disability and death from oxygen loss

...pies. The infants were cooled by placing them on a soft plastic blanket through which water circulates. The blanket's temperature is regulated by computer. For the study, the blankets were set at 5 degrees Celsius (41 degrees Fahrenheit). The infant's temperatures were lowered to 33.5 degrees Celsius (...

Real-time MRI helps doctors assess beating heart in fetus

...re like a heart with real-time MRI, with excellent soft tissue contrast," said pediatric cardiologist Mark A. Fogel, M.D., director of Cardiac MRI at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. A research team led by Dr. Fogel reported preliminary findings based on studies on two fetuses in the September/Oct...

Artificial cervical disc replacement offered for neck and arm pain problems

...t patients leave the hospital the following day. A soft collar is optional for comfort and there are few activity restrictions recommended for the first six weeks. If the cervical device is demonstrated to be safe and effective and is approved by the FDA, Philips believes it will be more widely used than ...

Suppression of FOXO1a gene might kill resistant ARMS tumors

...le in the development of the most common cancer of soft tissues in children, and restoring the function of that gene in cancer cells suppresses that cancer, according to investigators at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. The cancer, called alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma (ARMS), arises from immature skelet...

Enhanced imaging techniques could improve medical diagnosis

...ctors and researchers can view the body's hard and soft tissues through X-rays, ultrasound, computed tomography (CT), and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) technology. With MRI and positron emission tomography (PET) scans, viewing cellular activity is also possible. But these viewing techniques can be enha...

New technology shows our ancestors ateeverything!

...ve in a seasonal environment, they can get all the soft fruit they need during the wet season," Teaford added. "But come dry season, they may have to process something very hard or tough in order to survive." "For years, it's been a dream of many researchers interested in our lineage to obtain this kind ...

Research may provide new link between soft drinks and weight gain

... consume either water, fructose sweetened water or soft drinks. They found increased body fat in the mice that drank the fructose-sweetened water and soft drinks--despite that fact that these animals decreased the amount of calories they consumed from sol...

Postmenopause and periodontal disease

...or each millimeter of clinical attachment loss, or soft tissue attachment between the tooth and alveolar bone." (This is also known as loss of gums and bone.) The health of teeth depends upon the integrity of the alveolar bone holding them in the mouth. Periodontal disease is the major cause of alveola...

Minimally invasive solid tumor biopsy may replace surgery to get diagnostic specimens

...e kidney), four rhabdomyosarcomas (a cancer of the soft tissues), and three osteosarcomas (cancers of the bone), according to Hoffer. Attempts to diagnose initial cancer for each of the 103 patients produced 62 "true positive" diagnoses out of 64 results that had been judged to be positive for cancer. Th...

OHSU researchers help develop portable device to assist those combating balance disorders

...ea. Some subjects who were not able to stand on a soft cushion with eyes closed without the device were able to stand safely while using the balance feedback device. One subject who has taken part in testing for the device is Fred Kawabata. The 65-year-old retired electronics engineer has balance problem...

Golden armor

... leading cause of human infections in the skin and soft tissues, bones and joints, abscesses and normal heart valves. Staph especially flourishes in the hospital setting, producing bloodstream and surgical wound infections. The spread of antibiotic resistant strains of Staph, referred to as methicillin-...

Research: Noise, visual cues affect infants' language development

...he person talking to the child. We found that even soft noise can be a problem." Hollich, who is director of Purdue's Infant Language Laboratory, teamed with Rochelle S. Newman, assistant professor of speech-language pathology at the University of Maryland, and the late Peter W. Jusczyk, a former professo...

Skin infections caused by MRSA are cured more often when treated with Pfizer's ZYVOX

...ncomycin for the treatment of complicated skin and soft tissue infections (cSSTIs) caused by methicillin-r... cause of hospital-acquired infections. Skin and soft tissue infections are a common cause of morbidity in the community and hospital. Those at risk for ...

New preoperative chemotherapy and radiation regimen yields encouraging results for sarcoma

...ath may be a predictor of survival for people with soft tissue sarcoma, an uncommon group of malignant tum...ed in a 13 percent rate of necrosis. High-grade soft tissue sarcomas are a group of malignancies that often affect otherwise healthy young people. Tumors...

Soft drinks consumption may increase the risk of childhood obesity

... research to provide perspective about the role of soft drinks in childhood obesity. Robert Murray, MD...s from researchers and from representatives in the soft drink industry. Although no single factor can be cited as the sole cause, many of the articles show...

Wiley to publish UICC TNM Atlas in July 2005

...umors, lung and pleural tumors, tumors of bone and soft tissues, skin tumors, breast tumors, gynecological tumors, urological tumors, ophthalmic tumors, Hodgkin lymphoma, and non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Wiley will distribute the TNM Atlas on behalf of the UICC throughout the Western hemisphere - including Canad...

Carbonated soft drinks and sleeping pills cause heartburn during sleep

(NORTHBROOK, IL, May 9, 2005) - Carbonated soft drinks and one of the most commonly prescribed sle...p. The results identify a link between carbonated soft drink consumption and nighttime heartburn, a result of the carbonated soft drinks' high acidity leve...

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