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Back to normal: Surgery improves outcomes for spine patients

... Ill. People with the spine disease called degenerative spondylolisthesis* -- who choose surgical ... of surgeries completed each year to address degenerative spine conditions, yet, there has never been a ... disc; spinal stenosis; and spinal stenosis with degenerative spondylolisthesis. To be included in the ...

Stress and its Remedies

... of insulin, which in turn can lead to chronic degenerative diseases such as type II diabetes and heart ... ideal body composition, and reduce the risk of degenerative disease. The Stress Cycle Ongoing ... promotes chronic inflammation, tissue damage and degenerative disease. With nutritional intervention, ...

QLT announces completion of Phase Ia safety trial of its synthetic retinoid product

... Amaurosis (LCA), an inherited progressive retinal degenerative disease that leads to retinal dysfunction and ... Congenital Amaurosis LCA is an inherited degenerative retinal disease characterized by abnormalities ... synthetic retinoid products for the treatment of degenerative retinal diseases. Pre-clinical studies have ...

Physical therapy is effective for management of low-back pain

... that in most cases of symptomatic lumbar degenerative disc disease, a common cause of low back pain ... during their lifetimes.1 Symptomatic lumbar degenerative disc disease develops when a disc weakens (often ... treatment methods for symptomatic lumbar degenerative disc disease, including physical therapy with the ...

Anti-Cholesterol Drug May Ease Back Pain

... results suggest that Lovastatin could help with degenerative disc disease MONDAY, Feb. 23 ... improve outcomes for people who have surgery for degenerative disc disease, a major cause of back pain. In an attempt to find ways to stop or reverse degenerative disc disease, orthopedic researchers have been ...

Archus Orthopedics Performs First Facet Replacement Procedure With an Artificial Disc

... some artificial disc recipients return later with degenerative facet joint problems that require revision to ... to compliment artificial discs. "Replacing the degenerative facet joint and maintaining spine motion is a ... treat a variety of spine disorders resulting from degenerative changes in the facet joints. The company's first ...

New technique reveals insights into lung disease

... to a link between childhood disease and later degenerative lung disease. There are relatively few centres ... as chronic bronchitis and emphysema. This is a degenerative lung condition, enhanced by smoking, in adults ... health of the lungs during childhood and later degenerative lung disease (COPD) and then seek the specific ...

Stem Cells- Dr. Omar Gonzalez' Therapy for all Ills!

... Biological solutions for degenerative diseases, bringing in hope where ... complete solution to the travails of all kinds of degenerative diseases which till now were considered ... For biological solutions to hitherto incurable degenerative diseases and a peek into the wonders of SCP visit ...

New insights into inflammation in osteoarthritis

... The most common degenerative joint disease, osteoarthritis (OA) is marked by ... novel mechanism for synovial inflammation in degenerative arthritis. This is based on a structure that the ... This is exactly what the authors found. degenerative changesat least one and sometimes severalwere ...

Fate Therapeutics Granted Exclusive License By The Regents of the University of California to Stem Cell Modulators for Osteo-Regeneration

... undergo complicated surgeries and long recovery times. In the case of degenerative bone diseases, such as osteoporosis, current therapies focus on blocking ... medicine, hematological diseases, metastatic cancer, traumatic injury and degenerative diseases. The Company is currently conducting a Phase 1b clinical trial ...

Fate Therapeutics Adds Pratik Multani, M.D., M.S., as Vice President Clinical Development to Advance Upcoming Clinical Programs of Stem Cell Modulators

... medicine, hematological diseases, metastatic cancer, traumatic injury and degenerative diseases. "Fate Therapeutics has been singularly focused on ... medicine, hematological diseases, metastatic cancer, traumatic injury and degenerative diseases. The Company's first therapeutic candidate is scheduled to enter ...

Consumer Reports Survey Shows High Satisfaction for Physical Therapist Treatment of Back Pain

... Surgeons (1) recommended that in most cases of symptomatic lumbar degenerative disc disease, a common cause of low back pain (LBP), the most effective ... L, Vaccaro, A, Spector, L, Milam RA, MD. Management of symptomatic lumbar degenerative disk disease. J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 2009; 17:102-111. 2) Macedo L, ...

Physician Group Opposes FDA's Position on Adult Stem Cells

... too far. We are talking about a person using their own tissue to treat a degenerative disorder or process safely without the use of medications or surgery. ... invasive techniques for treatment of painful conditions including degenerative spine disorders. For more information, visit http://www.stemcelldocs.org ....

Avoiding Surgery for Low Back Pain

... ( http://www.jaaos.org/ ) finds that in most cases of symptomatic lumbar degenerative disk disease, a common cause of low back pain, the most effective ... physical therapy and anti-inflammatory medication. Symptomatic lumbar degenerative disc disease occurs when a disc weakens, often due to the effects of ...

Center for the Study of Traumatic Encephalopathy announces new findings

... Tom McHale was suffering from chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a degenerative brain disease caused by head trauma, when he died in 2008 at the age of ... MD, CSTE co-director and a leading neuropathologist who specializes in degenerative brain diseases, "CTE has been described for approximately 80 years. ...

Medical Experts Use Data to Dispel Myths About Fad Diets and Exercise

... have been prevented. As obesity replaces smoking as the leading cause of degenerative illness, many people are attempting to adopt better eating and health ... life span is approximately 78 years. Why is this? Many people succumb to degenerative illness and premature death as a direct result of their health habits over ...

Leaders in Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery Open New Facility in Scottsdale

... expert surgeons can correct a variety of back and neck ailments from degenerative disc disease and spinal stenosis to herniated discs and spinal arthritis. ... pain that stems from pinched nerves, herniated discs, bulging discs, degenerative disc disease, spinal stenosis, foraminal stenosis, spinal arthritis, bone ...

DiFUSION Technologies Announces Company Launch Focused on Surgical Site Infections (SSIs)

... Colorado, who exclusively focuses on spine and complex deformity and degenerative disorders of the cervical spine. "Hospital born surgical site infections ... Denver, Colorado, exclusively focused on spine and complex deformity and degenerative disorders of the cervical spine. Received an MD from the University of ...

CA$2.4 million toward gene therapy for human degenerative retinal diseases

... project to develop innovative gene therapies for a number of human degenerative retinal diseases. A multidisciplinary and complementary team The ... a human gene-therapy trial in Canada within five years for three specific degenerative retinal diseases: Leber Congenital Amaurosis (LCA), Stargardt macular ...

Laser Spine Institute Helping Patients to "Stand Up and Be Free" from Debilitating Back Pain

... expert surgeons can correct a variety of back and neck ailments from degenerative disc disease and spinal stenosis to herniated discs and spinal arthritis. ... pain that stems from pinched nerves, herniated discs, bulging discs, degenerative disc disease, spinal stenosis, foraminal stenosis, spinal arthritis, bone ...

Five Steps for Staying in Financial Control with Long-Term Disability

... financial concerns, including Social Security disability, for people with degenerative diseases during National Young-Onset Parkinson's Network Conference in ... Belleville, Ill. (Vocus) August 22, 2008 -- The diagnosis of a long-term degenerative disease like ...

Farming at young age may lead to bone disease in adulthood

... bone. They say this could leave junior farmers more susceptible to degenerative skeletal disorders later in life. "Research has clearly shown that ... more frequently in developing bone, it may predispose these children to degenerative skeletal disorders later in life." The UC study showed that young boys ...

The Foundation for Biomedical Research (FBR) Releases Feature DVD Majestic for World Premiere

... joint injuries; these same procedures are often transferred to humans with degenerative joint diseases. "Sport horses, like all great athletes, can suffer ... that animal research is constantly saving both animal and human lives." degenerative joint diseases in horses and humans are virtually identical, making horses ...

Key step in the 'puncture' mechanism of cell death revealed

... Conversely, a person in whom too many cells self-destruct may develop a degenerative disease such as Alzheimers. The cells self-destruction is driven by a ... opposite effect is also important: to switch off unwarranted apoptosis in degenerative disorders. ...

Facet Solutions, Inc. Completes Combination Facet Joint and Disc Replacement Study

... of the spine will have dramatic implications on how we treat patients with degenerative diseases of the spine," stated Mr. Geoff Pardo, President and CEO of Facet ... anatomically shaped implants work in harmony with one another. The degenerative cascade in lumbar spine affects both the anterior and posterior elements, ...

Award-winning study says back pain may be in your genes

... In the past, the factors most commonly suspected of accelerating degenerative changes in the discs were various occupational physical loading ... over time; and differentiating normal, inconsequential changes from degenerative changes that lead to pain. This advance in the understanding of disc ...

Globus Medical Launches NIKO(TM) Corpectomy Spacer System

... It also extends Globus Medical's portfolio for trauma, tumor, and advanced degenerative disease solutions. The NIKO(TM) Corpectomy Spacer System incorporates ... who perform multilevel corpectomies due to trauma, tumors, and advanced degenerative disease. "The ease-of-use and flexibility of NIKO(TM) reflects Globus ...

RNs, Family Protest Denial of Critical Surgery for Orange County ICU Nurse

... its decision and save the health of their colleague. Kutcher has degenerative disc disease -- related to her years of nursing -- and her neurosurgeon ... in the US goes back to 1998, and has been the preferred treatment for degenerative disc disease in Europe since 1984. Among the insurance companies that ...

Disability by Denial - Blue Cross Rejects Critical Surgery for Orange County ICU Nurse - Woman Possibly Left Disabled by Denial

... Cross from making life-and-death decisions like this one. Kutcher has degenerative disc disease -- related to her years of nursing -- and her neurosurgeon ... in the US goes back to 1998, and has been the preferred treatment for degenerative disc disease in Europe since 1984. Among the insurance companies that ...

Consuming extra virgin olive oil helps to combat degenerative diseases such as cancer

... characterized by its polyphenolic composition and its potential to combat degenerative diseases. The study was completed with the collaboration of the ... polyphenols help to combat any oxidative disease associated with the degenerative process. The Environmental, Biochemical and Nutritional ...

Trichloroethylene is a risk factor for parkinsonism

... mitochondrial function (which in humans is associated with a wide range of degenerative diseases) in the substantia nigra, an area in the brain that produces ... reduced in the substantia nigra. Dopamine neurons in this area also showed degenerative changes following TCE administration. The authors acknowledge that ...

Photo: KFC Colonel Original and Look-a-Like Share Eye Treatment Success Story

... treated at the same hospital for a common and debilitating eye disease, degenerative Vitreous Syndrome (DVS). The Colonel was featured in an eye surgery film ... which lead to his involvement in the film. "We developed the term degenerative Vitreous Syndrome, or DVS," said Dr. Morris, "to describe extensive ...

Human embryonic stem cell lines created that avoid immune rejection

... for use in cell therapy to replace damaged tissues or to treat genetic and degenerative diseases. The paper was published online ahead of print in the ... in this way are able to replace cells that have been lost in human degenerative disease. Jeffrey Janus, President of International Stem Cell and ...

The Eyes of Christmas: Top Stars Telecast 12 Hours of Holiday Music and Memories for the Visually Impaired to Over 80 Million Homes on Multiple Cable Networks

... nation's leading non-profit fighting RP (Retinitis Pigmentosa) and other degenerative eye diseases. Founder Helen Harris also encourages sighted viewers to tune ... therapies, which hold great promise of restoring vision to victims of degenerative eye diseases. This is "the greatest Christmas gift of all," says Harris. ...

American Health Assistance Foundation & Asbury Methodist Village to Host Special Community Screening and Discussion of the HBO Series, The Alzheimer's Project

... Foundation: The American Health Assistance Foundation (AHAF) is a non-profit organization dedicated to finding cures for age-related and degenerative diseases by funding research worldwide on Alzheimer's disease, macular degeneration, and glaucoma. The American Health Assistance Foundation also ...

EHE International Supports The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research

... Foundation reach new members who are eager to support our work to find a cure for this devastating disease." Parkinson's disease is a chronic, degenerative neurological disorder that affects roughly one million Americans and six million people worldwide and is the 14th leading cause of death worldwide. ...

Nephros, Inc. Completes $1.25 Million Private Placement

... as "middle molecules." These molecules have been found to contribute to such conditions as dialysis-related amyloidosis, carpal tunnel syndrome, degenerative bone disease and, ultimately, mortality in the ESRD patient. Nephros ESRD products are sold and distributed throughout Europe and are currently being ...

American Health Assistance Foundation & Asbury Methodist Village to Host Special Community Screenings and Discussion of HBO Series The Alzheimer's Project

... Foundation: The American Health Assistance Foundation (AHAF) is a non-profit organization dedicated to finding cures for age-related and degenerative diseases by funding research worldwide on Alzheimer's disease, macular degeneration, and glaucoma. The American Health Assistance Foundation also ...

Home Oxygen Patients and Family Members Visit Capitol Hill to Ask Congress to Protect Medicare Home Oxygen Therapy Benefit

... Across the United States, more than 12 million Americans have been diagnosed with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and other degenerative lung conditions. COPD is currently the fourth leading cause of death in the United States and is on the rise. As a progressive, incurable disease ...

Scientists Reverse Muscular Dystrophy in Mice

... causes," she said. According to the MDA, myotonic (muscle-stiffening) dystrophy is one of nine forms of muscular dystrophy, a group of genetic, degenerative and potentially disabling diseases which primarily affect voluntary muscles. Myotonic dystrophy type 1 is the most common form of muscular ...
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