Tag: "used" at medical news
Advocates ask fashion industry to support braille clothing tags; talking Web site
...nd. The day is named for the familiar white cane used
by millions of people. If White Cane Day is the ... blind and visually impaired. Profits will also be used
to help fight preventable blindness in children living in developing countries. Fashion is just th...
Report calls for new directions, innovative approaches in testing chemicals for toxicity to humans
...owever, targeted tests in animals would need to be used
to complement the in vitro tests, because current ... testing. In addition, human exposure data can be used
to select doses for toxicity testing, so that the tests generate information on biological effects a...
Sleep Slide-Rule improves children's understanding of the importance of sleep
... wake-up time range according to age. The aid was used
as part of a lesson plan on sleep in a group of nine-to-11-year-olds. Responses from teachers and children indicated that the Sleep Slide-Rule concept was instructive and functional. Examples of responses include the following: "You need bet...
News briefs from the journal Chest, June 2007
...The drug, most commonly known as Viagra, is widely used
to treat erectile dysfunction. The recommendation is based on several reports of studies of patients with PAH who were successfully treated with long-term sildenafil therapy. In one case, 222 patients completing 1-year of treatment with sildenafil mo...
Split the difference: Pill-splitting study looks at cost-saving step that could be used by millions
...f pills can be split safely, the practice could be used
by millions of Americans including many of those ...on one large employers prescription drug plan: U-M used
them to justify a pill-splitting program that launched in early 2006. In its first full year, the pr...
Oxygen trick could see organic costs tumble
...chemicals to aid preservation. But these cannot be used
for organic produce, as by definition no artificial chemicals are used
during processing. With some organic fruit and veg, there can be large losses [during storage], C...
Brightening prospects of using fluorescent nanotubes in medical applications
... can last for months. Fluorescent proteins widely used
for imaging living systems begin fading within a few hours. Quantum dots last several days before degrading. Hertels team is currently working on the next step necessary for many biomedical uses: finding a way to attach molecules to the surface of...
CAM-oriented primary care providers result in cost savings, high patient satisfaction
...wer hospitalizations, underwent fewer surgeriesand used
considerably fewer pharmaceuticals than HMO patients who received traditional medical care,Dr. Winterstein said. Moreover, doctors of chiropractic succeeded in diagnosing and treating patients at alevel nearly equal to medical doctors. Researchers ...
Aging stem cells in mice may hold answers to diseases of the aged, Stanford study finds
...stem cells from any of the three types of mice and used
those cells to repopulate the bone marrow of irradiated mice. This type of experiment is much like using a bone marrow transplant to bring back the bone marrow in a person who has undergone extensive chemotherapy. Normally, a few stem cells are eno...
Researchers develop criteria to detect bone mass deficiencies in children with chronic diseases
...were too small and standardized protocols were not used
for including and measuring patients, Dr. Kalkwarf...e in the national multi-institutional study, which used
dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (DXA) to measure bone mineral content (BMC) and density (BMD) in 1,...
Surgery by satellite -- New possibilities at medicine's cutting edge
...y. Robots are starting to prove that they can be used
to perform minimally invasive surgery with high pr...showed that the delays were much greater when they used
the satellite link than using the Internet (600ms vs 55 ms respectively). But after a short period o...
Metabolic syndrome points to heart health
... risk beyond that predicted by the more frequently used
Framingham risk score, Azevedo says....
Rochester spreads knowledge of cancer-related fatigue
... University's James P. Wilmot Cancer Center. "It used
to be that fatigue was viewed as an inevitable par...ve symptom. More than 20 different assessments are used
to diagnose fatigue, from single-question scales to multidimensional measurements of a patient's phy...
UCLA researchers develop new nanomaterials to deliver anti-cancer drugs to cells
... that the mesoporous silica nanoparticles might be used
as a vehicle to overcome the insolubility problem ...ave improved water solubility. In order to be used
on humans, current cancer therapies such as CPT or Taxol, which are poorly water soluble, must be mi...
Meningitis: effectiveness of preventive vaccination demonstrated
... effective durable immunity. It could therefore be used
in a routine preventive vaccination campaign. But it is costly. Its high price, at 11 to 22 euros per dose, means it remains inaccessible for African countries. These have available only the polysaccharide vaccine, less expensive at 0.3 to 0.5 euro, ...
Dartmouth's alternative breast imaging techniques sort abnormal from normal tissue
...odalities appeared even more accurate when all are used
in concert. EIS: This painless test uses a very low voltage electrode system to examine how the breast tissue conducts and stores electricity. Living cell membranes carry an electric potential that affect the way a current flows, and different canc...
MU researchers find mechanisms that may unlock answers to Alzheimer's disease
...ll evaluate the effects of statin drugs, typically used
to treat high cholesterol. Woods previous research showed that statins have other beneficial effects in addition to lowering cholesterol. His study will test if the drugs also combat the ill effects of A-beta and limit the progression of Alzheimers d...
Study shows Diachrome improves blood sugar control in people with type 2 diabetes
...n Diachrome, Chromax chromium picolinate, that was used
in these studies has been recognized as safe by many of the worlds leading government and academic research institutions, including the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA), the Institute of Medicine and the UKs Food Standards Agency. In addition, ...
Researchers call for investigation into links between khat use and psychiatric disorders
...for the development of mental illness. Commonly used
by around 10 million people in east Africa and countries in the Arabian peninsula, chewing khat for its stimulant properties has also become popular in the UK among immigrants of the Somali, Yemeni and Ethiopian communities. Whilst it is reported to...
Old memory traces in brain may trigger chronic pain
...of pain. The drug is D-Cycloserine, which has been used
to treat phobic behavior over the past decade. In animal studies, D-Cycloserine appeared to significantly diminish the emotional suffering from pain as well as reduce the sensitivity of the formerly injured site. It also controlled nerve pain re...
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