Tag: "tears" at medical news
Ground breaking research to end in tears
...ere-examined the structure and function of natural tears
to find newclues for creating longer lasting artif...medium through which we see. Dry eyes occur when tears
evaporate or break-up too quickly. Anyone canexperience dry eyes, but the problem is more common wh...
Dynamic sonography accurate in diagnosing muscle tears
... the diagnosis, management and follow-up of muscle tears
and hematomas, according to a recent study conduct...nt tool to diagnose, follow-up and document muscle tears
for proper management," said Ashok Kumar Nath, MD, lead author of the study. Of the 50 patients, 4...
Fixed versus growth intelligence mindsets: Its all in your head, Dweck says
... about the mind being malleable, he looked up with tears
in his eyes, and he said, 'You mean, I don't have to be dumb?'" she said. "A fire was lit under him." Later on, the researchers asked the teachers to single out students who had shown positive changes. They picked students who were in the growth mi...
Common blood pressure drug treats muscular dystrophy in mice
..."Running a mile down the street causes microscopic tears
in leg muscles, which normally go unnoticed because muscles are so efficient at repairing themselves." Dietz's team then wondered whether the muscle improvement from blocking TGF-beta was specific to Marfan syndrome or possibly represented a strat...
Methamphetamine use increases risks of artery tears and stroke
...sociated with increased risks of major neck artery tears
and stroke, according to an article published in t... artery dissection, it's therefore likely that the tears
in the arteries may be due to a drug class effect rather than a specific drug, like methamphetamine,...
Two-slice-touch rule reliable when diagnosing meniscal tears
...ictive value increased from 91% to 94% in meniscal tears
and from 83% to 96% for lateral meniscal tears. The sports medicine physicians at our institution have expressed how much they value our high positive predictive value for the diagnosis of a meniscal tear when using the two-slice-touch rule, said ...
New research effort to translate basic science into faster bone healing
... 40 percent of young patients who sustain meniscal tears
in the knee joint following injury have damaged the cartilage of the surface of the joint. Over time, this damaged cartilage deteriorates to become a leading cause of osteoarthritis, which causes joint inflammation and pain in 40 million Americans. ...
Drug prevents postpartum hemorrhage in resource poor settings
...ter detachment of the placenta or from ruptures or tears
in the uterus and other tissues. The study, conducted with women in rural India, appeared in the October 7 Lancet, and was funded by the Global Network for Women's and Children's Health Research, a public-private partnership between NIH's National I...
'Egg on your face' may be more dangerous than you think
...sified as serious. The serious injuries included tears
and severe bruising to the retina, disruption of the light receptor cells in the eye, and raised internal pressure, which can damage the optic nerve and cause permanent loss of eyesight, and damage to the macula. Twelve patients recovered, one of wh...
New treatment allow patients to return to pre-injury activity
...ns were thickened and often demonstrated clefts or tears
within their substance, and it was these findings that needed treatment, said A.D. Wong, MD, lead researcher of this study. "Hyperosmolar dextrose, among other substances has been used to sclerose tendon and ligament insertions for many years but th...
Higher strength MRI can help patients avoid arthroscopy for shoulder injuries
...s comparable to arthroscopy in detecting cartilage tears
in the shoulder, according to a new study by resea...rs found that 3.0-Tesla MRI was able to detect the tears
in 42 of those 46 patients. "The results of our study show that MRI has a high correlation with what...
The critical role of the meniscus in osteoarthritis of the knee
.... There was also a strong association of meniscal tears
with cartilage loss. Reductions in the coverage and height of the meniscus, provoked by partial dislocation of the meniscus, also increased the risk of cartilage loss. This study does not distinguish the type of meniscal tear that may propel ...
Radiologic signs more than double sensitivity of MRIs
...orrectly identified 17 (89%) of 19 radial meniscal tears
using the four radiologic signs: the truncated tri...amage to the cartilage of the knee. These types of tears
are categorized based upon the easily recognizable patterns which show up on MRIs. A meniscal tear e...
St. Joseph's Hospital in Phoenix offers special test for children with stroke risk
...fy medical conditions in patients such as abnormal tears
in the brain and cerebral vascular disease. It was recently discovered that the test also predicts stroke risk in children who have sickle cell disease....
Massage for childbirth prep may reduce episiotomy rate
...the number of women who are fearful about cuts and tears
and afraid of an episiotomy," said Sally Avenson, ...id, preventing an episiotomy -- or the spontaneous tears
that can occur at childbirth -- has gained mainstream attention, and become a goal for all providers...
Potential treatment for intracerebral hemorrhage under study
..." she says. The bleeding essentially stretches and tears
brain tissue, irreparably dissecting vital communication structures between brain cells. "It can disrupt huge bundles of fibers that carry information," says Dr. Hall. "Modern neuroimaging shows it also seems to have an effect more distant than just ...
New UCSF study finds that obesity is a risk factor for kidney failure
...filtration occurs and this over filtration is what tears
the kidneys down." It has long been appreciated that obesity is linked to heart disease, high blood pressure, and diabetes, among other ailments. Now, kidney failure should be added to that list, Hsu said. "Kidney failure is yet another bad thing t...
Radiologists tackle diagnosis of puzzling football injuries
... the 2005 professional football draft and found 57 tears
of the lateral meniscus, a flat, disc-shaped ligament that supports the outer knee joint, and 26 tears
of the medial meniscus, which supports the inner knee joint. "These findings are remarkable because ...
New MRI techniques may help patients avoid knee surgery
Patients with suspected meniscal tears
or other injuries to their knees may be able to av...ions were able to identify 108 of the 112 meniscal tears
that were found when arthroscopic surgery was performed, said Tom Magee, MD, from Neuroskeletal Imag...
Obesity hits below the belt: Overweight Americans suffer higher rate of knee cartilage tears
... because the extra pounds they pack are leading to tears
in their meniscal cartilage. In the first major s... to 450,000 out of 850,000 operations for meniscus tears
annually, the researchers conclude. At an average of $3,000 per operation, that adds a whopper of a ...