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Stent grafts: a better way to treat blunt trauma injuries

... injuries from high-speed collisions or falls (together referred to as blunt trauma) and is shown to save more lives and nearly eliminate paraplegia ... surgeons, pioneered the application of the stent-covered graft for blunt trauma injuries, said Hoffer. Interventional radiologists introduced the ...

LSUHSC's Bazan awarded ARRA grant to preserve vision

... years of age (74%). The majority of all eye injuries occur in persons under 30 years of age (57%). Common causes of occupational eye injury include blunt trauma, chemical burns, corneal abrasions (a scratch on the cornea, the clear dome-shaped surface that covers the front of the eye), and biological ...

Novel veterinary procedure detecting life-threatening injuries touted

... San Antonio, TX March 4, 2009 The incidence of pneumothorax (PTX), or collapsed lung, among dogs and cats with blunt and penetrating trauma has been reported to range from 13 50 percent, with mortality rates ranging from 10 18 percent. In people, PTX is reported ...

Cutting salt isn't the only way to reduce blood pressure

... salt. More than 95 percent of American men and 75 percent of American women in this age range exceed this amount. To lower blood pressure and blunt the effects of salt, adults should consume 4.7 grams of potassium per day unless they have a clinical condition or medication need that is a ...

Study reveals specific gene in adolescent men with delinquent peers

... families. As a result, we now have genuine empirical evidence that the social and family environment in an adolescent's life can either exacerbate or blunt genetic effects." Beaver and research colleagues John Paul Wright, an associate professor and senior research fellow at the University of ...

Clinical trial for new tuberculosis vaccine

... However, BCG (short for the bacterium Bacillus Calmette-Gurind) is now frequently ineffective. The immunologist continues: "BCG has become a blunt weapon. We wanted to use genetic engineering to sharpen it so that, rather than hiding from the human immune system, it would stimulate it as much as ...

Why a common treatment for prostate cancer ultimately fails

... advanced prostate cancer, who typically receive hormone therapy after other treatments such as surgery or radiation. With hormone therapy, physicians blunt the effects of male hormones like testosterone to bring the disease in the prostate to a halt. One form of hormone therapy works by blocking the ...

Coastal management cooperation, enforcement key to avoid pending crisis for millions: UN experts

... half the worlds population depend, United Nations University experts warn in a new report offering a major prescription for sweeping change. In a blunt assessment, to be presented Weds. June 4 at UN Headquarters, New York, UNUs Canadian-based International Network on Water, Environment and Health ...

Coastal management cooperation, enforcement key to avoid pending crisis for millions: U.N. experts

... half the worlds population depend, United Nations University experts warn in a new report offering a major prescription for sweeping change. In a blunt assessment, to be presented Weds. June 4 at UN Headquarters, New York, UNUs Canadian-based International Network on Water, Environment and Health ...

Dwarf cloud rat rediscovered after 112 years

... greater dwarf cloud rat (Carpomys melanurus) has dense, soft reddish-brown fur, a black mask around large dark eyes, small rounded ears, a broad and blunt snout, and a long tail covered with dark hair. An adult weighs about 185 grams. "This beautiful little animal was seen by biologists only once ...

'Revolutionary' CO2 maps zoom in on greenhouse gas sources

... understanding of the sources and fate of carbon dioxide, researchers say. "Before now the only thing policy-makers could do was take a big blunt tool and bang the U.S. economy with it," Gurney says. "Now we have more quantifiable information about what is happening in neighborhoods, on roads ...

Mayo Clinic study: Ossur's collars superior in immobilization and reduction of pressure

... routinely carried out to minimize the potential of secondary spinal cord injury. Although cervical injury is detected in only 5 to 10% of unconscious blunt trauma patients, the objective of preventing serious neurological injury necessitates the initiation of spinal precautions in all such patients ...

AAAS announces winners of 2007 AAAS Science Journalism Awards

... Scotia. She described various clues that the researchers followed in trying to determine the cause of death. They eventually concluded that a large, blunt object had hit the whale on one side. Catherine Hughes, a senior editor for National Geographic Kids magazine, said the story met all the criteria. ...

An Alzheimer's vaccine?

... stopping Alzheimers disease" A new research study from the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation (OMRF) shows that immunization could offer a way to blunt or even prevent the deadly, memory-robbing disease. OMRF scientists immunized Alzheimers mice with a protein believed to play a key role in the ...

Cincinnati surgeons report new treatment for often-fatal injury

... that 80 to 90 percent of the patients who suffer this injury--known as blunt thoracic aortic trauma--die before ever reaching a hospital. The aorta ... blood from the heart to be distributed throughout the body. A severe blunt thoracic accident, usually a non-penetrating "deceleration" injury, can ...

Elderly spinal cord injuries increase five-fold in 30 years, Jefferson neurosurgeons find

... to have severe neurological deficits but have higher rates of mortality. Researchers reviewed a database of 3,481 consecutive acute penetrating and blunt spinal cord and spine-injured patients treated at Jefferson Regional Spinal Cord Injury Center over a 28-year period (1978-2006). Overall ...

Researchers show that veins stiffen as we age

... our veins limber as time marches on? "While there have been no longitudinal studies of this yet, it's possible that regular exercise training may blunt age-related increases in vein stiffness," Farquhar notes. In the second phase of the UD study, now under way, the research team wants to find out ...

A new target for painkillers

... to touch on one hind paw but not the other. Each rat's sensitivity was assessed by measuring how much pressure could be applied to a hind paw with a blunt Teflon tip before the rat pulled away the paw. Normal rats could withstand 4.7 times more pressure before withdrawing their paws, compared with ...

Mayo Clinic researchers challenge sepsis theory

... from its constraint. That's the first step that actually initiates sepsis." Research is underway to discover new therapies that could prevent, blunt or reverse the release of the constrained receptor. ...

UW scientists report a new method to speed bird flu vaccine production

... make vaccines in large quantities. The new technique promises to ensure ready generation of seed strains for the production of vaccines required to blunt the spread of influenza. In the event of an outbreak of especially virulent strains of influenza, such as the H5N1 or "bird flu" viruses now being ...

Researchers add new tool to tumor-treatment arsenal

... their broader use." These factors, says Dr. Thomas, have probably contributed to recent reports of the under-dosing of patients and the failure to blunt the disease. When cancer cells are treated with a DNA-damaging agent, a cancer-suppressing gene known as the "guardian of the cell" (a protein ...

Weill Cornell Research Reveals Secrets Of Trafficking Within Cells

... wanted to go deeper, and discover what happened to endocytosis when amounts of clathrin increased gradually. "The knock-out mouse model was just too blunt an instrument," he said. Instead, they came up with a whole new method of inquiry. It combined two pre-existing technologies -- RNA interference ...
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