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Humans Weren't Always 'So Special,' Expert Says

... June 25 (HealthDay News) -- A 54-million-year-old skull has yielded the first detailed images of a primitive primate brain. The 1.5-inch-long skull was from an animal species called Ignacius ... more than 1,200 cross-sectional images of the skull and combined them into a three-dimensional model ...

More Faces Being Spared in Motor Vehicle Accidents

... one or more facial fractures, 55,150 had skull base or frontal sinus fractures and 196,855 had ... have been the most important factor in preventing skull base and nose breaks. Facial fractures were ... vehicle were more likely to sustain facial and skull base injuries). Moreover, when these larger ...

Natasha Richardson Died From Head Trauma: Autopsy

... is a blood clot between the brain and the skull THURSDAY, March 19 (HealthDay News) ... known." "The brain is contained within the skull and the skull is a rigid box. There is no movement [possible]," ...

NYC Medical Examiner Performing Autopsy on Natasha Richardson

... an expanding hemorrhage between her brain and her skull that simply got to a point that started to press ... known." "The brain is contained within the skull and the skull is a rigid box. There is no movement [possible]," ...

NYC Medical Examiner Peforming Autopsy on Natasha Richardson

... an expanding hemorrhage between her brain and her skull that simply got to a point that started to press ... known." "The brain is contained within the skull and the skull is a rigid box. There is no movement [possible]," ...

Brain Hemorrhage Might Explain Natasha Richardson's Death

... an expanding hemorrhage between her brain and her skull that simply got to a point that started to press ... known." "The brain is contained within the skull and the skull is a rigid box. There is no movement [possible]," ...

Brain Hemorrhage May Explain Natasha Richardson's Condition

... an expanding hemorrhage between her brain and her skull that simply got to a point that started to press ... said. "The brain is contained within the skull and the skull is a rigid box. There is no movement [possible]," ...

Hair Beads Spurring Head Trauma in Kids

... U.S. doctors report on two recent cases of skull fracture with a surprising cause -- hair beads. ... in her skull, and a CT scan of her head showed a skull fracture with fragments. The doctors also saw ... was protruding from the wound. The young girl's skull was fractured. She had surgery to remove the bead ...

Brain surgery is getting easier on patients

... Rather than removing large sections of the skull or face, Duckworth is reaching the brain through ... aneurysm repair, the surgeon cuts out a piece of skull roughly 3 inches high and 3 inches wide. After ... uses small plates and screws to reattach the skull piece. By contrast, the opening Duckworth created ...

Study shows endoscopic surgery as effective open surgery for nasal cancer

... one of the few centers in the world that can offer patients endoscopic skull base surgery for these and other skull base tumors." ...

Successful neurosurgery with transcranial MR-guided high-intensity focused ultrasound

... prostate gland. However, its application to the brain through the intact skull for non-invasive neurosurgery was not possible until recently, because of ... HIFU beams produced by 1024 transducers are transferred through the intact skull of the patient into the brain and concentrated onto a focus of 3 to 4 ...

Blood test for brain injuries gains momentum

... injury patients will have a traumatic abnormality such as hemorrhage or skull fracture on a head CT scan. It takes about 20 minutes to get results and ... procedure called a ventriculostomy. (Doctors insert a catheter through the skull and into the brain, withdrawal fluid, and compare the concentration of ...

Weighing the options after life-altering stroke

... as a hemicraniectomy. In that procedure, doctors remove a piece of the skull temporarily, limiting further damage by giving the brain room to swell. The portion of the skull that is removed is put back in place a few months later. Typically the ...

M. D. Anderson Cancer Center Acquires Leksell Gamma Knife Perfexion for Targeted Brain Lesion Treatments

... Program. "The device will be used initially to treat primary brain and skull base tumors as well as single and multiple brain metastases in a single ... Designed to extend the system's reach down to the level of the skull base and cervical spine, Perfexion is scheduled to be delivered to M. D. ...

Head Injury While Young Ups Epilepsy Risk

... was more than doubled among people who'd suffered a mild brain injury or skull fracture and was seven time higher than normal in those who'd suffered a ... times more likely than normal to develop epilepsy, those who'd suffered skull fractures had twice the risk, and those who'd suffered severe brain injury ...

Hunter-Killed Elk Test Negative for CWD and Other Diseases

... brain, tonsils, eyes and lymph nodes); spinal cord/backbone; spleen; skull plate with attached antlers, if visible brain or spinal cord material is ... in the quarantined states, provinces or area: meat, without the backbone; skull plate with attached antlers, if no visible brain or spinal cord material ...

New laser for neurosurgery allows greater precision and efficiency for removal of complex tumors

... experiencing some hearing loss. Bernard Bendok, MD , a vascular and skull base neurosurgeon and Andrew Fishman, MD , a neurootologist and skull base surgeon, collaborated on the case and determined that Mr. Abbott was ...

Dr. Henry Barnett becomes first person outside Europe to receive Karolinska Stroke Award

... to the brain, the internal carotid artery. Through an opening of the skull bone, arteries on the outside of the skull were connected with those on the surface of the brain. The EC-IC bypass ...

Lack of time on tummy shown to hinder achievement

... at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, said flattening of the baby's skull is another side effect of too much time spent on the back. "Since the ... in SIDS cases, while simultaneously witnessing an alarming increase in skull deformation," she said. Coulter-O'Berry cites a recent study published in ...

Lack of Time on Tummy Shown to Hinder Achievement of Developmental Milestones, Say Physical Therapists

... at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, said flattening of the baby's skull is another side effect of too much time spent on the back. "Since the ... in SIDS cases, while simultaneously witnessing an alarming increase in skull deformation," she said. Coulter-O'Berry cites a recent study published in ...

Severe retinal hemorrhaging is linked to severe motor vehicle crashes

... reviewed. All patients suffered severe head injuries in the accidents. skull fractures were found in all but three patients. In six patients, improper ... of this degree have rarely been reported in accidental trauma, even with skull fractures. But most of the reported patients did not die of their trauma. ...

ATV Injuries on the Rise

... youngsters sustain include serious injuries such as broken legs and arms, skull fractures, brain injuries and hemorrhages. "Parents need to understand ... died were wearing helmets. Seventy-seven of the injured children had skull fractures, 62 had hemorrhages, and 53 had brain injuries. Twelve children ...

Sound medicine at Acoustics Meeting

... combination of radiation therapy and surgerybasically removing part of the skull and excising the tumor. When tumors are surgically removed, doctors will often implant a thin, drug-encapsulated wafer before replacing the skull that diffuses chemotherapy agent over time to help ensure that no ...

UT Southwestern investigating hypothermic technique in treating pediatric head injuries

... This excludes patients who have suffered injuries that penetrate the skull such as gunshot wounds. Those patients selected to receive hypothermia ... or mild concussions or injuries, she said. In head injuries where the skull remains intact there is little room for swelling, Dr. Okada said. This ...

FDA Warnings on Mercury Tooth Fillings Expected Today: New Regulation Result of Lawsuit Settled Last Year

... use of dental amalgam in pregnant women ." These warnings are similar to those from manufacturers. Amalgam arrives at a dentist's office with skull and cross bones affixed next to the words " POISON, CONTAINS METALLIC MERCURY ." Manufacturers advise dentists against placing amalgam in pregnant ...

Top Newport Beach-Based Plastic Surgery Practice Triples Its Revenue; Celebrates Two-Year Anniversary

... specializes in breast augmentation, facelifts, brow lifts, liposuction, rhinoplasty, eyelid surgery, cleft palate, craniofacial syndromes, positional skull deformities and correction of traumatic deformities. His Newport Beach-based practice focuses on facial aesthetics, especially facelifts, brow lifts ...

Annual costs of stroke in US children at least $42 million

... Acute treatment results in an average hospital stay of 8.3 days, costing almost $21,000. Strokes characterized by bleeding between the brain and skull (subarachnoid hemorrhage) resulted in an 11.2-day hospital stay and cost a average of more than $31,000. The hospital stay for bleeding inside the ...

Ancient fossils shed light on anatomical changes accompanying evolution of first land vertebrates

... lived between 385 and 275 million years ago. As a proxy for body size and shape, they examined the dimensions of a number of bones in a region of the skull known as the palate. By tracing changes in the length and width of interlocking bones in this part of the skull, the researchers hoped to get a more ...

For Every Blow to the Head, Quick Action Is Urged

... this case, Richardson had what's called an epidural hematoma," O'Shanick continued. "There's an artery that runs right underneath the skull, and the skull on the temple is very thin. You can break the bone, the bone cuts the artery and a high-pressure blood clot forms. That then squeezes the brain." ...

'Outsmarting Brain Tumors': Cedars-Sinai Researchers, Neurosurgeons and Other Experts Present Free Conference for Adult Brain Tumor Patients and Caregivers

... specific symptoms, research and treatment options related to low- and high-grade gliomas, metastatic tumors, acoustic neuromas and other lateral skull base tumors. Other sessions include information on visualization techniques and a Healing Through Creativity workshop presented by a brain tumor ...

More Kids Being Hurt by Falling Furniture

... motionless. Blood was trickling from his ear. Her daughter suffered only minor injuries. But the TV had landed on her son's head, fracturing his skull in two places. The injury damaged his hearing and injured the nerve that controls facial expressions on his left side. "I was 25 feet from them, ...

Study: Furniture tip-over injuries rising

... I could describe what it's like, but - to see one side of his face not moving," says Shawn Stevenson, Michael's father. The TV fractured Michael's skull in two places, leaving him temporarily deaf on one side and his face paralyzed on the other. A new study finds injuries like this happen much more ...

Selecciones Magazine Names Lucero and Laura Posada as Supermamas of 2009

... Selecciones about going through a period of depression and anxiety as her son underwent eight grueling surgeries that required doctors to piece his skull together -- and how she learned to turn her experience into an endeavor that helps families through the emotional and financial stress that comes ...

Dealing with Dwarfism

... example, some patients with achondroplasia have: stenosis of the foramen magnum - a condition in which the hole in the base of the skull that allows the spinal cord to be connected to the brain, is too small. This compresses the brain and cord, causing developmental ...

Dealing with dwarfism

... in life. For example, some patients with achondroplasia have: stenosis of the foramen magnum a condition in which the hole in the base of the skull that allows the spinal cord to be connected to the brain, is too small. This compresses the brain and cord, causing developmental delays and may ...

Discovery provides hope for sufferers of disfiguring bone disease

... funding, in the not too distant future a gel or similar vehicle could be developed that can be surgically applied to the fusing joints of the skull thus reversing the effects of the disease." ...

Superior Sound Amplifies Quality of Life for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

... However, people with a damaged middle ear cannot benefit from this type of device. The Baha system, by contrast, uses a titanium implant in the skull bone behind the ear. An external sound processor snaps onto the implant, transmitting sound vibrations from the outside world directly to the ...

LegalView Developing Cranial Implant Information Portal Detailing the Recall of Stryker Cranial Implant Kits

... for the stress endured because of the cranial implant recall . Cranial implant kits often are provided for a rare population that suffers from skull defects. According to The International Journal of Medical Robotics and Computer Assisted Surgery, "skull defects usually create aesthetic and ...

Holiday Weight Gain May Contribute to Sleep Apnea Extra Pounds May Produce Severe Problems for Adults

... condition where the upper airway in the throat closes off during sleep. Just like bulldogs, certain people have anatomical irregularities in the skull that predispose them to sleep apnea. "The percentages of people with anatomical irregularities pale in comparison to the number suffering ...

Rubenstein Public Relations Retained To Provide Publicity for Foremost Nasal and Cosmetic Surgeon

... reconstructive and cosmetic practice. A board-certified physician specializing in endoscopic surgery of the nose, face, neck, sinuses and skull base, Dr. Schaeffer is credited with aiding in pioneering revolutionary facial techniques. One new endoscopic procedure, a small balloon is placed ...
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