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HealthSource of Chicago: New Techniques for Back Pain Relief in Chicago

... bit by bit. When people's spine, feet, knees, pelvis or feet are out of alignment or unbalanced, ... try to make up for imbalances in the muscles, pelvis and hips by trying to bend a little more, twist a ... first place the imbalances in the muscles, and pelvis plus misalignments in the spine. So HealthSource ...

Delaware Urologic Associate's, Dr. Peter J. Muench, Presents Advances in Incontinence Treatment with a New Perspective and Outlook

... had been conditioned to believe that the strong, narrow and muscular male pelvis could never allow the bladder to drop the way a female pelvis does. Questioning old beliefs pointed them to the key component of male ...

New MR sequence helps radiologists more accurately evaluate abnormalities of the uterus and ovaries

... A new MR imaging sequence, T2-weighted BLADE, used to image the female pelvis improves image quality and helps radiologists make a more accurate ... fibroids, 3.9 versus 3.6," he said. "Women are referred for MRI of the pelvis for a number of reasons. It is important for the evaluation of uterine ...

Slow-Healing Bones May Get Boost From Drug

... significant, especially when fractures are in hard-to-heal areas like the pelvis and the spine, where you can't easily immobilize the bone -- and stop the ... pelvic fracture each year. "It takes three to four months for a typical pelvis fracture to heal," Bukata said. "But, during those three months, patients ...

Pediatric Hodgkin's disease survivors face increased breast cancer risk

... be worth considering, researchers said. Surprisingly, radiation of the pelvis seemed to lower cancer risk. "That finding challenges one of our basic ... the greater the cancer risk. But it is possible that radiation to the pelvis caused premature menopause or ovary failure, with an accompanying drop in ...

Seat Belt Use by Pregnant Women Could Save 200 Fetuses a Year

... "For pregnant women, the lap-belt portion needs to be worn low over the pelvis as stated in the article, so if there is a crash, basically, the bony pelvis is what the seat belt is restraining rather than [having the force] ...

Radiologists encouraged to look beyond cancer for clinically unseen diseases

... earlier by looking more carefully at CT scans of the thorax, abdomen, and pelvis which are regularly done to determine the extent or stage of the cancer, ... venous thrombosis and pulmonary emboli on staging CT thorax, abdomen and pelvis examinations which goes unnoticed, said Carmel Cronin, MD, lead author of ...

MRI May Help Find Deep Endometriosis

... the study published online in Radiology . Endometriosis, which affects about 5 million women in the United States, can cause chronic pain in the pelvis and lower back, lead to painful sexual intercourse and menstrual cramps, and result in fatigue and infertility. Minimally invasive laparoscopy can ...

Frost & Sullivan Selects Bone Solutions for Technology Leadership of the Year Award

... ligaments and tendons to bone and bone-to-bone. On May 21, 2009 OsteoCrete received FDA 510(k) clearance as a bone void filler for long bone and pelvis applications. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081117/FSLOGO ) OsteoCrete(TM) is composed of magnesium oxide (Mg), ...

Pitching Prowess May Start With the Pelvis

... They studied the pelvic control of 24 pitchers, ages 18 to 26, in the Pittsburgh Pirates organization and found that those with the most stable pelvis typically had the greatest success. For the study, the participants wore a device that measured pelvic stability by grading anterior-posterior ...

Scientists discover way to jumpstart bone's healing process

... now return to normal function sooner." "The decreased healing time is significant, especially when fractures are in hard-to-heal areas like the pelvis and the spine, where you can't easily immobilize the bone and stop the pain," Bukata added. "Typically, a pelvic fracture will take months to heal, ...

Bone Cement Eases Pain of Late-Stage Cancers

... for Cancer Research and Treatment in Turin. Indeed, a 79-year-old nun who was confined to her bed because of thyroid cancer that had spread to her pelvis stood and walked just two hours after the minimally invasive procedure. "It is palliative. It's not going to be a curative procedure, but we've ...

Sonohysterography is an alternative diagnostic tool for women with adenomyosis

... at the Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, PA. The study included 26 women who underwent sonohysterography and MRI of the pelvis and in whom either modality suggested adenomyosis. Of these 26 women, 23 (88%) had SHG findings suggestive of adenomyosis. Three remaining women ...

Anthropologist's studies of childbirth bring new focus on women in evolution

... give birth. When our ancestors evolved to begin walking on two legs, Rosenberg says, this upright posture created a wide but short opening in the pelvis in which the baby must travel, requiring a new form of birth so that the baby could find its way through a now tight birth canal. According to ...

Conjoined Twins Separated by Surgical Team at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC During Complex, 24-Hour Procedure

... and I can't thank them enough for all they've done for my girls." Dagian and Danielle were ischiopagus twins, meaning they were joined at the pelvis and shared a colon. Conjoined twins are rare and occur in about one in every 100,000 births. The team leaders from the various specialties ...

Cementless cup device developed for hip replacements shows durability after more than 20 years

... into the device to keep the hip implant in place. Earlier generation implants relied on the use of bone cement to secure the implant to the patient's pelvis and were associated with a higher rate of failure, particularly when used in patients who had previously had a hip implant that had failed. "The ...

Motorcycle Seats NOT The Cause of Impotence or Erectile Dysfunction for Bikers

... actually stimulating not debilitating on our tissues. Regular motorcycle seat vibration is not going to damage penile nerves," Chipkar adds. The pelvis and perineum are designed for prolonged sitting properly displacing pressure and any eventual discomfort can be walked off without sustaining ...

New Williamsburg Health Evaluation Center, The Ultimate Investment In Future Health And Well-Being, Set To Open In March

... Cardiac risk appraisal Hearing assessment Comprehensive laboratory studies Ultrasound of the major arteries CT scan of the abdomen and pelvis CT scan coronary artery calcium scoring Virtual colonoscopy by CT scan (optional) Stress echocardiogram Electrocardiogram Pulmonary ...

Video: Getting in Shape From the Inside Out for the New Year

... for the New Year, they shouldn't neglect what they can't see. Having a strong pelvic floor - the group of muscles located on the underside of the pelvis responsible for bladder control - is vital in helping women stay in control of their bodies and live active lifestyles. According to a recent study ...

LSUHSC's Dr. Xiao Cheng Wu co-authors annual report to the nation on cancer

... period 2001 through 2005 after increasing by 2.1% annually from 1995 through 2001. In contrast, rates increased for cancers of the kidney and renal pelvis (kidney), liver and intrahepatic bile duct (liver), and esophagus and for myeloma, non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL), and melanoma of the skin (melanoma). ...

Possible link between diabetes and pelvic girdle syndrome

... in two municipalities in Akershus were included in a questionnaire study. This included standardized questions about pain in the lower back and / or pelvis in the last pregnancy. In addition, they asked if they had or had other diseases, including diabetes, the last 12 months. A total of 1,816 mothers ...

Asian-white couples face distinct pregnancy risks, Stanford/Packard

... percent). Because birth weights between these two groups were similar, the researchers say the findings suggest that the average Asian woman's pelvis may be smaller than the average white woman's and less able to accommodate babies of a certain size. (Asian couples had babies with the lowest ...

Ovarian and Endometrial Cancer Patients Experience Improved Outcomes When Treated First by a Gynecologic Oncologist

... primary reasons: First, gynecologic oncologists are more likely to perform complete surgical staging that includes removal of lymph nodes from the pelvis and aortic regions. Second, when treating women with Stage I endometrial cancer, gynecologic oncologists are less likely to recommend follow-up ...

Retrospective study analyzes expenses of osteoporosis-related fracture over 3 years

... and had a new Medicare claim for a closed non-traumatic (index) fracture at any of seven skeletal sites (hip, wrist, humerus, clavicle, leg, pelvis or spine) between July 1, 2000 and June 30, 2005. Out of 1,665,837 women 65 years and older, 31,758 (3 percent) were identified with a Medicare ...

Broad Screening of Blood Clots May Find Cancers Earlier

... used on these patients only detects 49 percent of cancers. However, following a more extensive protocol that includes a CT scan of the abdomen and pelvis detected 70 percent of cancers. The study, published in the Sept. 2 issue of the Annals of Internal Medicine , noted that blood clots in the ...

Cane Use May Cut Progression of Knee Osteoarthritis

... decrease when using a cane. While the participants tended to walk more slowly while using the cane, they had greater stride length and improved pelvis control, which alleviates the damaging load on the knee with OA. The study was published in the journal Arthritis Care & Research . While ...

Black Men Less Likely to Choose Elective Stomach Aorta Surgery

... aortic aneurysm occurs when there's a ballooning or swelling in a segment of the aorta, the large artery that supplies blood to the abdomen, pelvis and legs. Elective surgery can be done before symptoms appear, while urgent surgery is done when an aneurysm ruptures, leaks, expands rapidly, or ...

Radiation for Prostate Cancer Raises Risk of Other Cancers

... why external beam radiation would increase the risk of these cancers, especially lung cancer. "I'm not sure how external beam radiation to the pelvis for prostate cancer would increase the risk for lung cancer," said Dr. Bruce Roth, professor of medicine and urologic surgery at Vanderbilt ...

Scoliosis: An Unnatural Curve

... screening at school. Signs of scoliosis include a spine curving abnormally to the side, one shoulder appearing higher than the other, or the pelvis seeming out of alignment. The diagnosis can usually be made from a physical exam, but most of the time, a spinal X-ray will also be done to ...

Cane use may reduce risk of knee osteoarthritis progression

... of more than 20 percent. While individuals tended to walk more slowly with the cane than unaided, they exhibited greater stride length and improved pelvis control, alleviating the destructive load on the affected knee. Though canes are widely recommended to knee OA patients, this study validates their ...

X-rays power discoveries at Chicago's Field Museum

... us to do in a day what it used to take a week to accomplish. The CR system has already led to new discoveries, Brown added. A digital image of the pelvis of the same Egyptian mummy revealed that the person was most likely a woman between 30 and 40 years old. Additionally, an image of a Peruvian false ...

Cancer could return unless stored ovarian tissue undergoes adequate testing before re-implantation

... the 58 young women in this study, Dr Meirow and his colleagues used various imaging methods (sonography, CT and PET scans) to look for cancer in the pelvis and ovaries of the patients; the women were about to receive chemotherapy for haematological cancers such as Hodgkins lymphoma, non-Hodgkins lymphoma ...

Kaiser Permanente Study Shows That a Larger Abdomen in Midlife Increases Risk of Dementia

... measured. Belly fat was measured by using a caliper to determine the distance from the back to the upper abdomen, midway between the top of the pelvis and the bottom of the ribs. Belly density is highly correlated with visceral fat tissue, the fat tissue that is wrapped around the organs, according ...

Fingers Point to Risk for Arthritic Knees

... individuals with no history or symptoms of osteoarthritis. All participants were between 63 and 67 years old. The team took X-rays of the knees, pelvis and hands of all participants. They then measured their finger lengths using a visual estimation, a measure from the base to the tip of the upper ...

The risk of osteoarthritis and index to ring finger length ratio

... comprised of both men and women, with an average age of roughly 67 years for cases and 63 years for controls. Radiographs of both knees and the pelvis were obtained for all participants. Every participant also underwent separate radiographs of the right and left hands. Researchers then assessed ...

Research highlights important indicators of early-stage ovarian cancer

... cancer are diagnosed in the early stages of the disease, when it is confined to the ovaries (stage I) or when the spread has been limited to the pelvis (stage II). Although the long-term prognosis is better for patients with early-stage disease (10-year survival rates range from 50-70 percent) than ...

Holiday Travel Causing Stress?

... the only orthotics designed to support all three arches of the foot. By balancing the arches of the foot, Stabilizers align the ankles, knees, and pelvis to provide a balanced foundation. Along with your chiropractic adjustments, Stabilizers will help improve your overall structural alignment. ...

Positioning pelvic cancer patients on stomachs for radiation yields better results

... with a hole cut out for the stomach area, may actually aid in sparing normal tissue. Lying on a belly board not only removes the bowel from the pelvis but also reduces pelvic setup variation. The type of radiation used in this study was helical TomoTherapy. The TomoTherapy system used allows ...

Frequently Asked Questions When Considering a Colorectal Cancer Screening Test, From the American College of Gastroenterology

... your back and a CT scan is performed. You then turn over onto your stomach and you again hold your breath while a second CT scan of the abdomen and pelvis is performed. Does the Test Require Bowel Cleansing (Laxatives)? Yes. The bowel-cleansing regimen is the same for both a regular colonoscopy and ...

Bright tumors, dim prospects

... disease: They were likely to have cancerous cells in their lymph nodes, persistent disease after initial treatment, recurrence of disease in the pelvis and lower survival rates. They also found that tumor SUV did not depend on the tumor stage or volume large tumors could have a relatively low SUV, ...
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