Tag: "spiral" at medical news
Aspirin use during pregnancy could reduce risk of pre-eclampsia
...ugh it is known that complications in the maternal spiral
arteries in early pregnancy can lead to irregular blood flow to the placenta, causing blood clots in and death to placental tissue. This can lead to activation of the platelets and clotting system and an imbalance between hormones which promote and s...
Einstein's tea leaves inspire new blood separation technique
...scopic particles in the blood travel in a downward spiral
because of the needle's angle relative to the surf...ifugal force there. Thus the microscopic particles spiral
inward toward the bottom of the chamber like a miniature tornado, leaving a clear layer of plasma ab...
Is psychiatry racist?
...l health services deteriorates, thereby creating a spiral
of downwards engagement. Hence, a legitimate question is whether some groups of patients are more likely to refuse help from psychiatric services. And if so, why? These findings highlight that there are perfectly reasonable alternative explanations...
Mice learn tasks that may help treat human psychiatric disorders
...ed dramatically over the past 12 years, the upward spiral
may be due to better, more widespread understanding and diagnosis of the mental impairment, CDC experts said. Trichotillomania, which affects 3.4 percent of women, and some other disorders are even more prevalent. ...
Jefferson team designs program that helps elderly perform daily living tasks and live longer
...le often begin to restrict activities, which has a spiral
down effect. We were interested in affecting how people thought and solved their daily functional problems, helping build their confidence by introducing effective coping strategies, making homes safer and improving performance." The six-month inte...
Healing the heart with bone marrow cells
...g the heart and in preventing the vicious downward spiral
of heart failure in which the heart progressively thins and dilates, eventually causing death." Despite advances in surgical procedures, mechanical assistance devices, drug therapy, and organ transplantation, more than half of patients with congestiv...
A new math model finds that the cochlea's spiral shape enhances low frequencies
...ume. For decades, hearing experts thought that its spiral
shape was simply an efficient packing job and its ...a mathematical model of the cochlea that finds the spiral
shape acts to enhance the low frequency sounds that we use to communicate with one another. They pub...
New survey finds rising numbers of uninsured in moderate and middle income American families
...y to see how quickly they can fall into a downward spiral
of debt, forgone care, and poorer health." Researchers also found that being uninsured exacerbates existing problems with efficiency in health care. The uninsured are less likely than the insured to have a regular doctor, and are more likely to endur...
Pitt study offers new hope for people trying to quit smoking
...g by wearing the nicotine patch are less likely to spiral
into a total relapse if they keep wearing the patch, even if they've "cheated" and smoked a cigarette. The groundbreaking study, titled Analyzing Milestones in Smoking Cessation: Illustration in a Nicotine Patch Trial in Adult Smokers, will be publis...
Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine theme issue on children and the media
...s of influence into a cyclical process, a downward spiral
from violent television viewing to aggressive behavior to social isolation to viewing more violent television," the authors write. "Exposure to violent television could, therefore, be the catalyst for a cyclical system leading toward an aggressive, ...
Follow-up study shows drug slows severe Alzheimer's symptoms for one year
...2003, showed that the drug could slow the downward spiral
of the disease. Dr. Reisberg also was the principal investigator of this study. The new study evaluated the effects of the medication in the same patients for an additional 24 weeks in what is called an "open label extension." All patients who receiv...
Lung cancer screening encouraged for smokers with a strong family history of the disease
...ke a lung function test and undergo screening with spiral
computed tomography. The test is especially import...e American Thoracic Society. (The screening test, spiral
computed tomography, uses a 360-degree X-ray beam, along with computer production of image "slices,"...
Role of nervous system in fatal heart rhythm under study
...thought," Dr. Schumacher says. "They actually form spiral
waves that often collide with each other and spin off more spiral
waves." Better bedside monitors will be able to detect the precursors to those spiral
wave patterns ...
UQ researchers show traditional Chinese exercises can help combat diabetes
...igong and Tai Chi for more than 30 years, said the spiral
movements of the specially designed exercises could stimulate the muscles more than conventional exercises, leading to greater uptake and utilisation of glucose. He said participants in the UQ study had reported many health benefits from the program...
Focus on lung cancer: How to prevent and treat it
...ew mechanisms, the recent availability of improved spiral
CT images may now allow for clinical trials that specifically address cancer prevention in the peripheral lung compartment. Agents that are currently being studied include inhibitors of AA metabolism such as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agents and...
Depression raises disability risk, especially among African-Americans
... of daily living disability, interrupting a costly spiral
of health decline," they said. Dunlops co-researchers on the study were Larry M. Manheim, research professor of medicine; Jing Song; John S. Lyons, professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences; and Rowland W. Chang, M.D., professor of medicine, p...
World leaders in cancer research to meet in Liverpool
...he workshop will also assess the current status of spiral
CT imaging trials. Spiral CT scanners have the ability to scan the thorax very quickly and studies show that they can detect small nodules in the lung that are otherwise poorly visible on chest X-rays. In order to detect lung cancer at its most cura...
A new analysis of a standard brain test may help predict dementia
... may be time to delay or even prevent the downward spiral
into dementia. In research settings, scientists are using sophisticated tools like MRI and PET to distinguish characteristics of brain function and anatomy that indicate future problems, providing a sort of screening test for the brain. Now a ...
American Thoracic Society journal news tips for June 2005 (second issue)
... LUNG CANCER Researchers have shown that low-dose spiral
computer-based tomographic (CT) screening for the early detection of lung cancer can lead to an early diagnosis in a high proportion of cases, potentially increasing the chances for a cure. Spanish investigators pointed out that after the initial scr...
Magnetic stimulation treatment for depression helping difficult-to-treat cases at UT Southwestern
... major depression, you have no energy, no joy. You spiral
down and can't concentrate or work." As a study participant, Mrs. Baas does not know if she's getting the actual treatment or a placebo version. Participants who do not respond to the initial six-week study may be eligible for a follow-up study, at w...