Tag: "tube" at medical news
Investigators uncover intriguing clues to why persistent acid reflux sometimes turns into cancer
...m the stomach into the esophagus, the long feeding tube
that connects the stomach and throat, causing a burning sensation. Over time, the persistent acid bath can cause normal skin-like cells in the esophagus to change into tougher, more acid-resistant cells of the type found in the stomach and intestin...
UCLA researchers awarded $9M contract for study identifiying antibiotic treatment for MRSA
...rs tested MRSA resistance to antibiotics in a test tube
and found that in 57 percent of cases, doctors had prescribed an antibiotic to which the bacteria were resistant. Finding certain antibiotics ineffective against MRSA in a laboratory setting, however, does not necessarily mean they will fail in patie...
Speeding up CT scans with cellphone technology, ultrasound warning signal for breast cancer
...than one second by high-speed rotation of an x-ray tube
around the object. However, the data is collected ...l radiation treatment room. The DWA is a hollow tube
whose walls consist of a very good insulator (a dielectric). When most of the air is removed from th...
GSK's Pazopanib shows positive results in patients with advanced RCC and ovarian cancer
...ib in patients with cancer of the ovary, fallopian tube
or peritoneum, who have failed standard platinum-based therapy. Treatment is continued until disease progression, withdrawal due to AEs, or withdrawal of consent. Biological activity (measured as a decrease in CA-125, a biologic marker of clinical ...
Fat protein cuts blood vessel inflammation, may help heart, Jefferson scientists find
...ove Adiponectin conceptually what we see in a test tube
system in isolated cells is relevant to an intact physiological system. It's a necessary step before going to humans. These results suggest that perhaps restoring this protein could be important to preventing atherosclerosis and vascular disease." ...
Doctors, engineers develop new wireless system to detect esophageal reflux
...cedures, which require placing a flexible catheter tube
through the nose and down into the esophagus. Th...perly identifies simulated stomach acids in a test tube
and that the transmitter can send the results through human tissue. The sensor is designed to detect...
GI screening: Racing time or wasting time?
...sigmoidoscopy, which uses a slender hallow lighted tube
to detect cancer. Researchers studied procedure results for abnormally sized and shaped polyps and adenomas (benign tumors) larger than 10 millimeters. One-third (n=5,597) of the patients screened had an average risk for colorectal cancer and eigh...
System to pinpoint airline passengers who contaminate cabins
... several seats reproduce body heat, and each has a tube
that expels a gas to simulate passengers exhaling. Recreating body heat is important because it affects airflow inside airliners, Chen said. Future work will concentrate on speeding the computation time, with a goal of one day creating a system tha...
Studies show role of age, gender, race and weight on cancer risk and treatment
...oscopy. In a colonoscopy, a long flexible lighted tube
is inserted into the rectum and slowly guided in to view the entire colon, while in a sigmoidoscopy, only the first third of the colon is viewable. "These results should be used to plan for screening interventions among the African American popul...
Exercise science principles strengthen swallowing rehabilitation
..., brain tumor, brain injury or even a tracheostomy tube
and mechanical ventilation needed to sustain life can make it impossible. Dysphagia, or swallowing problems, can also result from aging and accompanying loss of muscle strength. "We swallow a thousand times or more per day, just our own saliva, w...
Obesity may be linked to middle ear effusions in children
...34.7 percent of children who underwent ventilating tube
insertion were obese, whereas with serum total cho...rcent were obese." "The frequency of ventilating tube
insertion in the experimental group was not related to obesity, whether measured by BMI or triglycer...
The plague as a weapon?
... This causes a blockage in the proventriculus the tube
which connects the gut and the oesophagus of the flea. This blockage causes the flea to continually regurgitate and feed again, introducing Y. Pestis into the bloodstream of whatever it is biting rodent or human. The onset of bubonic plague is sud...
Northwestern surgeon invents teaching technology for scary patient exams
...ped helps students learn how to insert a breathing tube
down a patients airway in an emergency. Its a tricky procedure and "a lot of things can go wrong," she said. One of only an estimated 386 black women surgeons in the country, Pugh decided to become a doctor when she was five years old. "My uncles ...
Pittsburgh ear study finds that fluid in the ear does not impair development in children
...ent effusion were randomly assigned to undergo ear tube
insertion either promptly or up to nine months lat...with the relatively minor risk associated with ear tube
surgery, provide clear support for conservative management of fluid in the middle ear, as the fluid ...
'Beavertail' surgery helps tongue cancer patients
...allow to the point that they must be fed through a tube
placed through their skin directly into the stomach, because they can't take enough food to maintain their calorie requirements. The so-called 'beavertail' modification adds more bulk to the tongue, helping protect it from the effects of radiotherap...
Holiday season could ring in 'heartburn season'
...e stomach up into the esophagus, which is the long tube
that carries food from the throat to the stomach. A valve at the end of the esophagus is supposed to function as a one-way release, relaxing to allow food into the stomach and closing back up so food and acid in the stomach stay there while the food ...
Transforming knowledge into economic benefits -- EPSRC's First Knowledge Transfer Challenge Awards
...rge Street, Westminster, London, SW1P 3AA (nearest tube
is Westminster). A full site map and directions can be found at: http://www.ice.org.uk/contact/howtofindus.asp...
Manmade protein shows promise for cancer, macular degeneration
...helped reduce blood vessel development in the test tube
and animal models for corneal injury and melanoma. "Now we are talking about making them go away," says Dr. Ambati. While the work is still in the laboratory, it provides further evidence of the intraceptor's potential clinical application, he say...
Most Canadian med school grads lack basic surgical skills
...ing in basic surgical skills, such as suturing and tube
placements, says a new study published recently in the Canadian Journal of Surgery. "There is compelling evidence to suggest that undergraduate surgical education may fail to provide appropriate instruction in basic surgical skills and principles, ...
Alzheimer's alarm over anesthetics
...problems. The suggestion arises from recent test tube
and animal experiments. They also indicate that an...bris into the brain. Now animals studies and test tube
experiments are beginning to show that certain anaesthetics reduce the rate at which brain cells are...
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