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An Orthopaedic Roadmap for Osteoarthritis of the Knee

... Evidence Report recommends: Not performing an arthroscopic lavage if a patient only displays symptoms of osteoarthritis and no other ... Glucosamine and/or chondroitin sulfate or hydrochloride Needle lavage (aspiration of the joint with injection of saline) Custom made ...

AAOS Issues New Clinical Practice Guideline for Osteoarthritis of the Knee

... Report recommends: Not performing an arthroscopic lavage if a patient only displays symptoms of osteoarthritis and no other ... Glucosamine and/or chondroitin sulfate or hydrochloride Needle lavage (aspiration of the joint with injection of saline) Custom made ...

New treatment effective for patients with shoulder pain

... that were treated with sonographically guided percutaneous needle lavage i.e. injections of lydocaine or saline. According to the study, one year ... inside the tendon, he said. The results showed us that aspiration and lavage is a very efficacious technique in the treatment of calcific tendinitis. ...

News briefs from the July issue of CHEST

... studies (n=1,105 patients), researchers from McMaster University in Ontario, Canada, found that LABA therapy had no effect on sputum, bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL), or mucosal inflammatory cell findings in adults or children. LABAs did decrease exhaled nitric oxide levels and BAL albumin levels in adults, ...

Sinus Infections Can Cause Toxic Shock in Kids

... cause of toxic shock syndrome is found. Once rhinosinusitis is diagnosed, timely otolaryngology referral should be obtained, and sinus culture and lavage should be considered if the clinical condition warrants it." More information Nemours has more about toxic shock syndrome in children . ...

Patients with mild to moderate OSA may benefit from exercise

... of tongue and pharyngeal exercises. The 15 individuals in the control group underwent a sham treatment regimen involving deep breathing and nasal lavage with a saline solution. After three months, there were no significant changes to OSA symptoms in the control group. However, the treatment group ...

Morria Biopharmaceuticals Plc Announces Preliminary Results Regarding Inflammatory Markers From its Phase II Study in Allergic Rhinitis

... as the steroid comparator arm. A secondary efficacy endpoint of this study was the effect of MRX-4 on inflammatory mediators/markers in the nasal lavage of selected patients following allergen stimulus. The patients were pre-treated by either a placebo or MRX-4 for 7 days twice per day (b.i.d.) ...

Researchers Gather to Address New Tools in Development for Breast Cancer Detection

... Telomere dysfunction markers for breast cancer detection Bassem Haddad, MD, Georgetown University Improving the diagnostic power of ductal lavage for early detection of breast cancer by assessing multiple molecular markers in the same specimen Sam Hanash, MD, PhD, Fred Hutchinson Cancer ...

Arthritic knees remain painful after arthroscopic surgery

... on three randomized controlled studies with 271 patients. The largest and most reliable of these studies compares arthroscopic debridement with lavage and sham surgery. The three treatments produce similar results in pain and physical function after two years, although debridement could cause ...

Passive Smoking Worsens Allergies

... Each of the individuals underwent a nasal lavage (rinse), and the lavage fluid was collected for testing. Immediately ... smoke or clean air. After another nasal lavage was performed and the fluid collected, each group ...

Ductal lavage may detect early breast cancer

... breast cells, according to her. Ductal lavage is a "very sensitive, relatively simple test," ... routine breast cancer screening, she said. Ductal lavage "would be a great tool for assessing risk," according to Sukumar. If the lavage detected precancerous cells, a woman could be ...

Patients Own Dental Plaque may Cause Ventilator-associated Pneumonia

... and every third day thereafter, up to 21 days. Bronchial alveolar lavage samples also were collected from those suspected of having developed ... Protein and DNA profiles of pathogens in plaque and in bronchial alveolar lavage samples were identified using a process called pulsed-field gel ...

Stem Cell Finding Could Help Reduce Transplant Rejection

... fibrosis. The current study of MSCs included 172 bronchoalveolar lavage fluid samples collected and analyzed from 76 lung transplant recipients at ... Health System. The ability to isolate these cells with relative ease from lavage fluid is a very significant finding as it provides a potential source to ...

Novel Anti-Neutrophilic Effect produced by Salmeterol in mild asthma patients

... neutrophil number and human neutrophil lipocalin level in bronchial lavage fluid, and intercellular adhesion molecule-1 level in bronchoalveolar lavage fluid. It was also observed that the numbers of (CD3+) T-lymphocytes, ...

Rejection in Lung Transplants Due to Elevated Pepsin Level

... controls for the study, and 4 normal, nonsmoking control subjects. The researchers determined pepsin levels in all the subjects using bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) Our primary finding was that, compared with control subjects, wrote the researchers, BAL pepsin levels were elevated in stable lung ...

NO Linked With Increased Survival in ALI/ARDS

... "reasonable reflection of whole-body NO levels compared with a single organ measurement, which could have been obtained by measuring bronchoalveolar lavage fluid from the lung." Source-Eurekalert ...

Surgery not needed for Osteoarthritis

... Instead, they say it may be the result of the natural history of the condition. Thus the study concludes that, if the efficacy of arthroscopic lavage or d?bridement in patients with osteoarthritis of the knee is no greater than that of placebo surgery, the billions of dollars spent on such ...

Easier Tests To Detect Tuberculosis

... the throat to collect a sputum sample. Sputum is what comes up when you have a deep cough. Researchers conducted a study comparing the use of gastric lavage to a straightforward sputum test. The two tests were given to 250 children ages 1 month to 5 years. The children were all suspected of having ...
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