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New Surgical Approach Shows Promise in Treatment of Scoliosis

... surgery at the University of Michigan Health System, in which the curvature of the spine is corrected with a minimally invasive procedure. Initially, ... that is severe enough to require surgery, which typically involves a curvature of 45 degrees or more. Vinson's curvature, for instance, was about 50 ...

Body Abnormalities, Childhood Cancer May Share Genes

... have cancer also have more body anomalies, such as asymmetric limbs and curvature of the spine. This suggests that the same genetic defect underlies both ... such as uneven limbs, broad hands or feet, prominent ears and curvature of the spine. Just under 27 percent of cancer patients had one or more ...

Parents Shouldn't Forget Scoliosis Checks as School Starts

... the top of every parent's back to school to-do list. Scoliosis, a lateral curvature of the spine, isn't caused by carrying a heavy book bag or having poor ... the condition without the need for braces or surgery. The longer a lateral curvature in the spine remains, the more difficult it is to correct." Because only ...

Can a Contact Lens Cure Nearsightedness? Five-Year Clinical Study Testing Corneal Reshaping Therapy as Possible Method to Arrest Myopia

... designed contact lenses to change the shape of the cornea. Lenses are worn overnight during sleep only. Once removed upon waking the induced flatter curvature of the cornea results in clear vision thus reducing or eliminating the dependence on contact lenses or glasses during waking hours. Approximately ...

Dealing with Dwarfism

... to slump forward instead of sitting upright. It often diminishes as the child learns to walk, but if it does not, it can result in a severe curvature of the spine and other medical and skeletal conditions. Early interventions such as bracing and increasing one's trunk strength (this is ...

Dealing with dwarfism

... seems to slump forward instead of sitting upright. It often diminishes as the child learns to walk, but if it does not, it can result in a severe curvature of the spine and other medical and skeletal conditions. Early interventions such as bracing and increasing one's trunk strength (this is done by ...

Penile extender increased flaccid length by almost a third says independent clinical study

... surgery if men exceed this measurement. Twelve had dysmorphia (excessive dislike of a body part) and the remaining eight had undergone surgery for curvature of the shaft." The authors believe that the results are significant. "Our study showed that the penile extender device produces an effective ...

Zebra Technologies Introduces New Soft Infant Wristbands for Improved Safety and Comfort

... bar codes, include a flat surface print area that supports higher first-time scan rates and minimizes any scanning issues that may result from the curvature of an infant's wrist. The wristbands are designed for use with Zebra's desktop printers, including the new HC100 direct thermal cartridge printer. ...

The Most Breaking News in the Joint

... age of three years. Early detection is key! " If only the early warning signs of scoliosis were this obvious. The childhood signs of scoliosis, or curvature of the spine, may be subtle. A routine physical exam can often diagnose this condition. Early detection is key. Visit www.orthoinfo.org , or one ...

Magnetic-anchor-guided endoscopic submucosal dissection shows promise for gastric cancer

... by rotating the patient or by moving the examination table. The MAG system effectively facilitated an ESD for all nine tumors located on the greater curvature of the gastric body. None of the patients experienced physiological or mental abnormalities as a result of magnetic field exposure either during ...

Interactive virtual training at European Urology Forum in Davos

... Challenge is another exciting event in Davos. In 5 sessions, 5 experts defend their views on a specific topic (e.g. 'Management of the congenital curvature of the penis') against a critique panel. Only one can win ...

The 2009 Leibniz Prize: Eleven new scientific discoverers

... known as "Riemannian Geometry". He has achieved spectacular breakthroughs, both in the classification of Riemannian manifolds of positive sectional curvature as well as in the convergence of the Ricci flow. Wilking takes a very original approach to algebraic methods using geometric intuition, which enables ...

Research hightlights, AAO-SOE Joint Meeting, Nov. 9 sessions

... to one another, or crosslink. Collagen is the primary protein constituent of the body's connective tissues. The procedure helps restore appropriate curvature and structure to the cornea, and makes it possible for most patients who need them to wear rigid contact lenses again. Collagen crosslinking may ...

AAO-SOE Joint Meeting research highlights

... to one another, or crosslink. Collagen is the primary protein constituent of the body's connective tissues. The procedure helps restore appropriate curvature and structure to the cornea, and makes it possible for most patients who need them to wear rigid contact lenses again. Collagen crosslinking may ...

When poor communication pokes you in the eye

... in healthy eyes of elastic and transparent lenses, which focus light beams. With the aid of the ciliary muscles, the lens can change its degree of curvature and thus set itself on varied, far distant objects. As a result, a pin sharp image is created on the retina. As with humans, with mice too, the ...

Author Elizabeth Golden and Dancer Sarah Patellos to Serve as National Spokespersons for the National Scoliosis Foundation

... stop them from pursuing their dreams and they give hope and reassurance to the thousands of young people facing an unknown road." Scoliosis, or curvature of the spine, affects 2-3% of the population, an estimated 6 million people in the United States, and there is no cure. Scoliosis impacts infants, ...

Photo: Two Men Raising Awareness of HIV/AIDS by Running Minimum of a Marathon a Day from San Francisco to Los Angeles

... upon a tree, a waterfall flowing onto the beach, walking within 10 feet of a hawk hunting its prey on a bridge, watching the marine layer follow the curvature of the landscape as it flows up and over the road, and being a part of such a massively beautiful area with no one else around," Sacco says in a ....

New back support device can improve balance for older people

... problem by shifting the center of gravity in people who suffer from spinal curvature from osteoporosis. The participants of the experimental group had ... back of the patients needs to be decided by the doctors, depending on the curvature of the spine for the patients. Results of the study showed that women ...

Untreated Scoliosis patients found to lead productive and active lives

... Adults who have late-onset idiopathic scoliosis(LIS), a curvature of the spine diagnosed after the age ten, have been found to lead normal, ... Cobb angles or spinal angles greater than 40 degrees needed to correct the curvature with braces or surgery to prevent deformity, pain and disability. ...

Double Amputee Finishes Last, but Still Looks Forward to Beijing Olympics

... yet played rugby as a schoolboy until an injury steered him toward running five years ago, by now using blades an Icelandic company modeled after the curvature of the legs of the cheetah. At the Paralympics in 2004 in Athens, he won the 100, 200 and 400 meters. At the 400 tune-up in Rome, he ...

First Gene Linked to Scoliosis Identified

... a history of scoliosis in at least two members-the one who sought treatment and another from earlier generation. The patients had an average spinal curvature of 40 degrees and did not have any illnesses, such as Marfan syndrome or cerebral palsy, which can also involve scoliosis. Upon analysing ...

Urologists Begin Clinical Trials on Treatment of Peyronies Disease

... Pre-Trial Results The previous clinical studies by X4 Labs Inc. were a small scale study which not only looked at the effect of the device on penis curvature but also at its potential as a non-surgical penis enlargement product. In the clinical trials conducted by the research and development firm, ...

New Device Offers Hope to Children With Chest, Spinal Deformities

... Mott Hospital. “Now with VEPTR, we’re able to create room in the torso to allow the lungs to grow, and we’re even able to control the scoliosis, or curvature of the spine.” VEPTR gives the rib cage room to grow when the child's breastbone fails to support normal breathing and lung growth. During ...

More Americans Suffer from Vertebral Compression Fractures

... conservative therapy ?A VCF that has been present for more than one year ?Greater than 80 to 90 percent collapse of the vertebral body ?Spinal curvature such as scoliosis or kyphosis that is due to causes other than osteoporosis ?Spinal stenosis or herniated discs with nerve or spinal cord ...

Unmasking Nutrition's Role in Genes and Birth Defects

... metabolism in early development will contribute to the understanding of the role of copper in structural birth defects such as scoliosis, an abnormal curvature of the spine. In addition, the availability of the zebrafish model of Menkes disease permits the development of novel therapeutic approaches in ...

Gene Mutations Causing Rett Syndrome Occur in Both Sexes

... may change over time and additional problems may include seizures, breathing irregularities (hyperventilation and apnea), teeth grinding and curvature of the spine (scoliosis). About the Kennedy Krieger Institute Internationally recognized for improving the lives of children and adolescents ...

Microcirculation in Eye May Indicate Coronary Heart Death Risk

... A new study suggests that a middle-aged person dying of coronary heart disease can be predicted by examining his eyes for minimized curvature of the arterioles// and venules in the eyes. Arterioles and venules are small branches of main arteries and veins, and their condition reflects ...

Genetic Expressions Can Influence The Process Of Aging

... of premature aging observed in these p63 deficient mice (image available on request) were hair loss, reduced fitness and body weight, progressive curvature of the spine, and a shortened lifespan. The researchers had opined that aging and cancer are two sides of the same coin. In one case, cells ...

FDA Approves New surgery Treatment for Farsightedness

... for patients has been 58. LASIK is approved for higher degrees of farsightedness and astigmatism, which is blurry vision usually caused by an uneven curvature of the cornea. Conductive keratoplasty could also be safer for patients with glaucoma, because keratoplasty does not require the temporary elevation ...

Implantable Contact Lens Found Safe and Effective

... or better, and 84% had visual acuity of 20/40 or better. The lens does not correct astigmatism, which is blurry vision caused by an irregular curvature of the cornea. The implantable contact lens corrects a range of nearsightedness for which there is no other alternative. This procedure offers an ...
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