Tag: "testing" at medical news
Human stem cell treatment restores motor function in paralyzed rats
... ischemia-induced paralysis. Marsala is currently testing
the human stem cell therapy for safety and efficacy in other animal models, and hopes to move to clinical trials in humans by next year. Paraplegia from spinal cord ischemia is a serious complication that occurs in 20 to 40 percent of patients unde...
Exercise test may help predict mortality risk in heart failure patients
...ients with systolic heart failure and this form of testing
is routinely performed for all patients who undergo evaluation for heart transplantation at our medical center. "Now, we may be able to use this test for patients with diastolic heart failure as well." The researchers said future studies should exa...
How brain pacemakers erase diseased messages
...er movement disorders and are at various stages of testing
for the treatment of epilepsy, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder and pain, according to Grill. The complexity of the brain -- in which nerves project in all directions and connect with one another to form multiple, looping networks -- makes...
AIUM hosts Third Annual Ultrasound Practice Forum
...sound quality assurance testing; quality assurance testing
will eventually lead to a standard practice of quality assurance in ultrasound departments; our ultimate goal is to improve patient care, and assuring that adequate and appropriate diagnostic ultrasound image quality is achieved and maintained direct...
Doctors, engineers develop new wireless system to detect esophageal reflux
...ng or other activities. The next step will involve testing
in animal models before the system eventually is tested in humans. UT Southwesterns Dr. Tang and Dr. Fred Tibbals, director of the Bioinstrumentation Resources Center, have been working with Dr. Jung-chih Chiao, associate professor of electrical en...
Dr. Eli Peli of Schepens Eye Research Institute elected SPIE fellow
...on the market as well as many novel approaches for testing
the effects of vision enhancement and image quality. Peli's service to the optics community is impressive. He has supported numerous workshops, advisory panels and committees relative to impaired vision as well as modeling of normal vision. He has...
Soy nuts may improve blood pressure in postmenopausal women
.... Blood pressure and blood samples for cholesterol testing
were taken at the beginning and end of each eight-week period. At the beginning of the study, 12 women had high blood pressure (140/90 milligrams of mercury or higher) and 48 had normal blood pressure. "Soy nut supplementation significantly reduced...
Syphilis screening, lithium fights neurodegeneration, monoclonal antibodies against avian flu
...omes in fetal health and survival would make rapid testing
more cost-effective, especially in areas where it ...difficult for women to return to the clinic. Rapid testing
was also more effective than treating women based on signs of infection on physical exam. The infr...
New prevention, treatment methods for patients with painful bowel inflammation
...patients with ulcerative colitis; however, further testing
of maintenance therapy with rosiglitazone is needed." Dr. Lewis will present this study on Tuesday, May 22, at 10:30 a.m. in Room 151. Expanded Adipose-Derived Stem Cells (Cx401) for the Treatment of Complex Perianal Fistula. A Phase II Clinica...
NYP/Weill Cornell Urologists present at 2007 AUA Conference
...is research demonstrates the importance of doctors testing
testosterone levels, and in the case of low levels of the hormone, subsequently checking bone density levels. Doing so may help to identify those at risk for osteoporosis before the disorder has progressed. Experts Available for Commentary on Break...
Clinical trial data for Perforomist Inhalation Solution presented at International ATS Conference
...acerbations than placebo. Significantly, repeated testing
for cardiac effects showed nothing to suggest a problem, a highly significant finding for the well-being of this group of patients." The research presented was supported by a grant from Dey, L.P., which developed and will market Perforomist Inhal...
Approved medical resident hours still resulting in sleepy doctors
...out the letters A, N, E and Y in three minutes. In testing
reaction times, the residents pushed a button every time they saw a shape appear on the computer screen. "There were no significant changes in these tests between the pre- and post-call days. This may be because they performed poorly to begin with on...
Quality improvement effort pays off in diabetes care
...e current standard of care. This includes regular testing
for glycosylated hemoglobin (a measure of blood su...rom 1998 to 2002." Annual glycosylated hemoglobin testing
increased from 71 percent to 92 percent of patients. Blood lipid testing
rose from 15 percent to 44...
Chronic pain can drive you to distraction
...owed clinical impairment due to pain on their pain testing
day. The remaining eight participants, or 33 per cent, showed no clinical impairment due to pain. The sample of individuals included in the study may be small, but the statistically significant findings are "robust", Dick and Rashiq said. "Preva...
Tests show healthy humans not harmed by Taser
...ase two of the two-year study is already underway, testing
the affects of Taser use on subjects who are under additional stress. "In this phase, the sheriff department volunteers will be exercising to raise their heart rates prior to being exposed to the Taser. Most suspects are being pursued: running, dr...
Ruling out pulmonary embolism with a simple bedside protocol
...t. The results showed that fully two thirds of all testing
is done in patients where the physician believed t...n 15%. In the best case, this study could reduce testing
for PE by approximately 20-25%. More importantly, this is a first step toward a culture change of us...
Some children are born with 'temporary deafness' and do not require cochlear implant
...ren who had been referred to him for pre-operative testing
who had begun to hear. At the end of his clinical research, he identified a "window of opportunity" of 17 months during which deaf children may begin to hear. "A child whose deafness is caused by a malfunctioning connection between hair cells and the...
Better health twice as likely for nonsmokers who live and work with smoking restrictions
...ncies can increase their efforts in developing and testing
effective interventions to promote household smoking policies. "By highlighting potential health benefits of promoting workplace legislation and voluntary household smoking restrictions, this research provides additional rationale for more aggressiv...
Students devise oral quick-dissolve strips for rotavirus vaccine
... can dispense the Aridis rotavirus vaccine. Animal testing
could begin later this year, he said. "This is probably the second-most important childhood vaccine needed in the developing world, right behind a malaria vaccine," he said. "The mortality rate is high." The student inventors are pleased about ...
Weill Cornell researchers use 'Virtual Iraq' simulation to study post-traumatic stress disorder
...sed with PTSD. The Weill Cornell researchers are testing
whether physiological arousal (heart rate, stress ...improve current treatments." The researchers are testing
the hypothesis that verbalizing the traumatic experience, instead of suppressing it, enables patient...
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