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The Neurosciences and Music in Leipzig: Registration boom and over 140 posters
...his field. During the conference, in fact, a round table
will be held on the measures of effectiveness of music-therapy treatment. The program in Liepzig has been elaborated by the Organizing Committee comprising: Eckart Altenmller, University for Music and Drama, Hannover; Giuliano Avanzini, National Neu...
Nurses receive new tool to help patients quit smoking
...ssess, Assist and Arrange. The booklet features a table
of U.S. Food and Drug Administration-approved medications for smoking cessation, online resources for nurses ( www.tobaccofreenurses.org ) and a new toll-free national hotline (1-800-QUIT-NOW) for smokers wanting to quit. The DHHS' Agency for Healt...
Breast CT reaches clinical testing: May improve on mammography
....The patient lies face down on a padded table. The table
has a circular opening in it, through which the pa...aces one breast at a time. A CT machine under the table
scans each breast. The screening takes about 17 seconds per breast. "There was no discomfort," said ...
Spinoff company receives $2.5 million NIH grant to build prototype scanner
...l mammography." CBCT consists of an ergonomic exam table
that isolates the breast, a novel cone beam X-ray source, a detector that captures more information as it circles the breast and patented software that allows for better 3-D imaging. Ning's apparatus also achieves the improved imaging at or below the...
New breast shield reduces radiation to female breast during chest CT by up to 73%
... voltage or the exposure time or by increasing the table
increment. However, each manipulation is associated with some compromise in image quality and, potentially, diagnostic information," said Dr. Parker. According to the researchers, their radiation-absorbing, lead-free breast shield, which simply dra...
Whole-body MRI takes less than 20 min to scan a patient's entire body for cancer spread to bone
Whole-body MRI with an automatic moving table
is effective for evaluating the entire skeleton in...tively new technique that uses an automatic moving table
and fast software. It offers a better sensitivity and higher specificity in detecting bone metastasi...
International committee of medical journal editors updates requirements for clinical trials registry
...nformation that trial authors must disclose." The table
in this editorial lists the required items that must be contained in the clinical trials registry. The editors define a clinical trial as: "Any research project that prospectively assigns human subjects to intervention and comparison groups to study ...
A&E doctors call for ban on pointed kitchen knives
...century French laws which decreed that the tips of table
and street knives be ground smooth. A century later in this country forks and blunt-ended table
knives were introduced in an effort to reduce injuries during arguments in public eating houses. The...
4D proton therapy, radiation-resistant tumors, interpreting medical images
...at once. In breast CT, the patient lies down on a table
and places one breast at a time through a circular opening, while a CT scanner produces 300 images per breast, in a period of just 17 seconds, to build up 3D images. According to the inventors of the new approach, including John Boone of the Univers...
Doctors able to predict potential ovarian failure after radiation
Doctors in the United Kingdom have created a table
to predict when a woman who has undergone radiation therapy as a part of cancer treatment regimen in her abdominal or pelvic area may become sterile, according to a new study published in the July 2005 issue of the International Journal of Radiation ...
Computers: Poor placement does not compute in medical exam rooms
...od pressure cuff is typically sitting next to exam table
and its placement varies very little from room to room. But with computers, we found they could be anywhere in the exam room where it was convenient to drop the wires," said Dr Frankel. Ideally, the computer should be placed on a moveable arm that ca...
New proton therapy, breast CT clinical trials, radiation-resistant tumors
... at once. In breast CT, the patient lies down on a table
and places one breast at a time through a circular opening, while a CT scanner produces 300 images per breast, in a period of just 17 seconds, to build up 3D images. According to Boone, the technique has the potential to catch tumors that are the si...
Inhaling large amounts of salt can cause hypertension
... demonstration of an occupational hazard linked to table
salt. Haldiya et al. measured the blood pressure of workers in two salt milling factories in Rajasthan, India. They divided the workers in two groups: one group worked close to the salt milling plant and was directly involved in crushing, grinding, m...
Combination scanner may increase accuracy in detecting spread, recurrence of head, neck cancer
... PET/CT."In PET/CT scanning, the patient lies on a table
and is moved through the machine's doughnut-shaped tunnel twice, first to obtain the PET data and again for the CT. Cancer cells require a great deal of sugar, or glucose, to have enough energy to grow. PET scanning uses a radioactive molecule simil...
Hopkins experts highlight strategies to raise levels of so-called good HDL cholesterol
...hers support their summary findings with a concise table
listing heart medications with guidelines about ho...aise HDL cholesterol levels. Also provided in the table
are details on the drugs' chemical properties, or mechanism of action, and possible side effects. H...
ACP publishes 'Expert Guide to Sports Medicine'
...logy, and the exercise prescription. (The complete table
of contents is available on the ACP Web site.) Th...og/books/sportsmed.htm to order online or to view table
of contents. List price is $35.00; ACP members pay $32.00. The softcover book has 484 pages. "Exper...
Meeting MRSA targets largely down to chance, says expert
...y attempt at ranking trusts into a detailed league table
of change would be "entirely spurious." He also sh...f hospitals slipping significantly down the league table
from one year to the next. He believes that, if MRSA rates are to be used to assess performance, fur...
Heart mapping technique safely guides catheter repair of arrhythmia
...gnetic location pad was placed under the operating table
and situated directly beneath the animal's body to detect the position of the catheter and compare it to the computer-generated image of the heart displayed on a screen. "This is a significant improvement for patient safety and the performance of ...
NYU Child Study Center raises $4 million at eighth annual child advocacy award dinner
...nated director of My Architect, was screened. The table
centerpieces were designed and donated by artist Richard Tuttle, furthering his vision of art crossing over into life. "Science is our only answer for determining what causes Autism and for developing more effective treatments and preventions for thi...
Breast CT is more comfortable than mammography and may detect tumors better, research shows
... The patient lies face down on a padded table. The table
has a circular opening in it, through which the pa...laces one breast at a time. A CT machine under the table
rotates around each breast. Scanning takes about 17 seconds per breast. The breast CT was developed ...
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