Tag: "user" at medical news
JRRD tipsheet: Focus on stroke, Parkinson's treatment, wheelchair durability
...eduction algorithms). Wheelchair durability and user
satisfaction , pg. 853 A pilot study found that users of wheelchairs are generally satisfied with their mobility devices. A convenience sample of 130 participants who use wheelchairs as their primary means of mobility was recruited. Participants comp...
ALOS satellite snaps Europe
...duction cost to the scientific and pre-operational user
community for proposal submission from July," Hoersch said. Operational and commercial users will be able to receive ALOS data via commercial distribution schemes. ALOS data will also be available for Global Monitoring for Environment and Security (...
New long-distance wireless networking developed at UC Berkeley brings eye care to India
..."hotspots" at airports and cafes, and why a laptop user
on the street can horn in on Wi-Fi from a nearby house.) Brewer and his group first pinpointed the factors that make these standards ill-suited for long distance networking, then developed software to overcome the limitations. Combining their softwa...
Researcher develops better way to detect shock
...errupted during a medical evacuation. Though it's user
friendly, Soller said she wants to make future versions of the sensor lighter and more portable for the military. A system for hospital use is being developed by Nimbis Medical, which has rights to Soller's patents. "Right now the device consists of ...
Early puberty may mean anxiety, abnormal eating behaviors later
...lescence can affect brain development or cause the user
to be more vulnerable to neuropsychiatric disorders and drug abuse later in life. Yasmin Hurd, Ph.D., professor of pharmacology and biochemistry and psychiatry at Mount Sinai, and colleagues, sought to determine exactly what, if any, impact tetrahydr...
Should patients have to opt out of electronic records?
...s to a patient record in the repository requires a user
name and password, he adds. User names are only is...racts, and before accessing the patient record the user
is asked to confirm that the patient has given consent. He believes an opt-out model should be use...
Steroid abuse harms gingival tissues
...d that gingival inflammation was higher in the AAS user
group compared to the non-AAS users. "Further stu...ed to find out if increased gingival scores in the user
group are a direct effect of AAS or if the inflammation is a result of compromised oral hygiene due ...
Animation can be outlet for victimized children, a tool for research
...am is the only one she is aware of that allows the user
to write the narrative, script the dialogue, storyboard the graphics and add voice and animation, all within one application. Those four major aspects of producing a vignette gave rise to the name "Clover," the plant considered to bring good luck in ...
SWAN system to help blind and firefighters navigate environment
...nsors in real time so you can accurately guide the user
as they move toward their destination." Walker'...n designing sound beacons easily understood by the user
but that are not annoying or in competition with other sounds they need to hear such as traffic nois...
Wiley expands partnership with Skyscape
...me and minimizing errors and legal challenges. Our user
base welcomed Skyscape's introduction of the mobile version of the Cochrane Library from Wiley. Now with this new agreement for InfoPOEMs, Skyscape will offer a very timely resource for trusted evidence-based information, further demonstrating our co...
'Meth mouth' can leave users toothless
...havior, but not powerless to intervene and get the user
the help they need. There is no safe level of meth use, but treatment and recovery are possible." In an effort to highlight this condition, the ADA has posted educational materials on its Web site www.ada.org for both dentists and patients and r...
Robot wheelchair may give patients more independence
...pass through the typical residential bathroom. The user
drives the chair using a joystick and other simple controls. The HLPR chair's drive, steering motors, batteries and control electronics are positioned to keep its center of gravity--even when carrying a patient--within the wheelbase. This allows a ...
Proposal calls for sweeping changes at US Food and Drug Administration
...interest situation. The FDA is overly dependant on user
fees from drug companies. The FDA is short on expertise in drug safety and public health. "The key features of today's media stories about questionable drug safety are the same as with previous drug tragedies," Furberg said. "New drugs are intro...
Prototype just-in-time medical device enables untrained bystanders to save lives
...rs that transmit audio and visual cues to tell the user
what to do and give him or her feedback about actions taken. The cues were based on American Heart Association protocols. Half the 40 participants used the JITS device and half did not. Those using the device not only surpassed the no-device group i...
Binghamton University researchers ready nanotechnology innovations for market
... to interpret the electronic signals, alerting the user
to the presence of the target chemicals. A similar approach could produce a sensor that checks the breath of a diabetic person for acetone, a biomarker that indicates the level of glucose in the blood, Zhong said. NSC Technology is also working wit...
Study finds gender differences related to eating and body image
...she said. For example, "If a woman is a regular user
of ideal-body media such as fitness and fashion magazines, not to mention television programming featuring advertisements for diet foods and products, she may be moved to abstain from eating several times a day even when she is hungry resulting in ...
National experts and nonprofit organizations call to end FDA user fees and to improve drug safety
... experts asks the lawmakers to not reauthorize the user
fees system that finances the review of new drugs ...t-approval, and they support replacing the current user
fee model with increased direct appropriations for the FDA. The letter is also signed by drug safet...
MIT brace aids stroke recovery
...vice. "The joint brace is easily controlled by the user
and appears to be cost-effective. It could afford ...ce through practice," Stein said. "By allowing the user
to complete an intended movement through its 'power assist' function, the device helps the user
Key science Web sites buried in information avalanche
...arch in directions that may not be intended by the user
and so makes some sites more accessible than others. Search engines such as Google play an increasingly important gate-keeping role that will influence the information that is found. They can shape "winners and losers" by means that are not always a...
Consumer nail gun injuries spike
... has not been used as much as tools that allow the user
to rapidly bounce fire nails. The findings appear in the April 13, 2007, issue of Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, published by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. These kinds of injuries are often seen as bizarre accide...
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