Tag: "strength" at medical news
Advanced prostate cancer previously considered inoperable may be operable, curable
...llowing patients over 15 years post-treatment as a strength
of the study. "The highest incidence of prostate cancer death is not reached until 11 years after treatment, so 15-year data is significant," he says. "In contrast, five-year data is less meaningful." Dr. Zincke recommends that patients with cT3 pro...
Largest NIH grant for NYU will create research network in dental practices
...mon oral conditions. NYU's PEARL Network draws its strength
from a distinguished team of NYU senior scientists, the Bluestone Center for Clinical Research (the largest center of its kind in any dental school in the world), a world-class data coordinating center (EMMES Corporation in Rockville, MD), the larges...
US service academies to collaborate with UNC, Andrews Air Force Base, Duke in knee injury study
...argely due to neuromuscular factors such as muscle strength
and human movement. These gender differences "are ...participants will complete motion analysis, muscle strength
tests and postural alignment assessments. The performance task used in the motion analysis protoco...
Nature provides inspiration for important new adhesive
...y advantage of the new adhesives is their superior strength
and water resistance. "The plywood we make with this adhesive can be boiled for several hours and the adhesive holds as strong as ever," Li said. "Regular plywood bonded with urea-formaldehyde resins could never do that." The first commercial applic...
Exercise may not be good enough to reduce mild hypertension in older people, Hopkins experts say
...s, such as running on a treadmill and cycling, and strength
exercises, like weightlifting. The exercise routine was performed three times per week, each session lasting 90 minutes, for a total of 78 sessions per exerciser during the study period. Measures of aerobic fitness and body fat were made at the beg...
'Fickle' enzyme helps protect, but also can promote heart failure, animal study shows
...hich improves blood flow, and to help regulate the strength
of the heart's contraction, notes cardiologist David Kass, M.D., a specialist in enlarged hearts, or hypertrophy, and a professor at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and its Heart Institute. But there is clearly a dark side, a biolog...
Program for abdominal and pelvic health offered at Rush University Medical Center
...xercises - an effective way for any woman to build strength
for pelvic floor muscles, when done correctly. " Dugan says other treatment options include oral and injectable medications, nerve blocks, pelvic floor physical therapy, nutrition and diet modifications, psychological support and minimally invasive l...
UCI eye doctors invent laser-assisted cornea-transplant surgery
...re removal may be as soon as three months, and the strength
of the repaired area may be nearly 10 times that o...nsplant surgery and then tested for the mechanical strength
of the incisions and for induced distortion. They found that the initial strength
of the laser inci...
An alternative to prevent UC-associated colon cancer
...falls of surveillance strategies and the potential strength
of chemoprevention." For the cost-utility analysis of colon cancer prevention in patients with ulcerative colitis, Rubenstein and his colleagues created a Markov model, a mathematical simulation of hypothetical patients over time. No real patients we...
Low back pain relief, causes, measurement & prosthetic fit, production, comfort
...pain was related to decreased back extensor muscle strength
and back extensor muscle endurance. Individuals re...amputation because of trauma had greater abdominal strength
than those with amputations because of disease. Practitioner technique, knowledge affect residual-...
Physiotherapists cure incontinence
...ming for with our training program, improvement in strength
and tone," Neumann said. "One of the problems for women with stress incontinence is that they leak urine during sport so it's a disincentive to exercise, which compounds the problem because they stop being active, lose fitness, get depressed, eat mor...
The bladder does not shrink as you get older
...essure, voiding flow rate and detrusor contraction strength
from 95 females between the ages of 22 and 90. The researchers found that while bladder and urethral function deteriorate throughout adult life, bladder capacity rarely changes. Women with normally aging bladders had weaker bladder sensation; while w...
Bones don't pay a price when fat is lost through exercise
... the greatest increases in aerobic fitness, muscle strength
and muscle tissue. The Hopkins study is believed...ptake on a treadmill, increased by 16 percent, and strength
fitness increased by 17 percent. The average weight loss in this group was only four pounds, becaus...
Benefits of continuous NSAID use in ankylosing spondylitis
...tment of AS and the application of NSAIDs. On the strength
of the data, inflammation and progression of joint damage may be two separate processes in AS, which may be different from the situation in rheumatoid arthritis. And NSAIDs, generally considered symptom modifiers, may have unexplored disease-control...
US specialists call for heart patients to be screened for psychological distress
...e were some limitations to the study, but its main strength
was that it involved a large population-based sample and a method of evaluating distress developed by experts in the field of psychological measurement. "Our findings imply that psychological distress must be taken into consideration in the managemen...
Research results from the 'Era of Hope' Department of Defense breast cancer research program meeting
...s physical functions such as endurance, upper-body strength
(grip strength, biceps, triceps), and maximal oxygen intake (VO2max). For women who exercised throughout the program, the physical function measures were better at six months than at three months. On a standard questionnaire, exercisers also scored...
Exercise helps recovery from chemotherapy for breast cancer
... physical functions, such as endurance, upper-body strength
(grip strength, biceps, triceps), and volume of oxygen intake (VO2max). For women who exercised throughout the program, these measures of physical function were better at six months than at three months. On a standard questionnaire, exercisers also...
Arteries bio-engineered from elderly cells
...o produce more collagen, which gives structure and strength
to vessels." Additionally, she said, using telomerase expression to extend the lifespan of the vessels created from older cells proved to be an effective strategy. Growing arteries from the patient's own cells is important, Niklason said, since the u...
Non-invasive MRI technique distinguishes between Alzheimer's and frontotemporal dementia
... studied using an MRI system with a magnetic field strength
of 1.5 Tesla, a common system in clinics and hospi...erful MRI system that operates at a magnetic field strength
of 4 Tesla. This state-of-the art system was recently installed at SFVAMC with support funds from th...
Tai Chi can reduce falls in older people, says new research
...e of Tai Chi found that their balance and physical strength
improved, reducing the risk of falls, according to...r because when we get to 65 we start losing muscle strength
at a rate of up to two per cent per year." Tai Chi, an ancient Chinese martial art consisting of a...
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