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Hope for tinnitus sufferers

...rea of that part of the brain which represents the amputated arm or leg. Researchers successfully treated ampu...cy of non-painful electric shocks applied to their amputated stumps. The corresponding brain areas were stimulated by the treatment, which led to growth of these...

Physiotherapy helps amputation

...ght to the patient for all the limbs including the amputated limb. Strengthening exercises are emphasized, mainly for both upper limbs. This is important because the patient is made to walk with the help of mobility aids i.e. crutches, walker etc. for which the patient requires more energy. Additionally, str...

Drug Effective for Diabetic Foot Ulcers

...wo patients in the dalteparin group had their foot amputated compared to eight in the placebo group. Study authors write, "The present study shows for the first time that treatment with dalteparin improves the ulcer outcomes in diabetic patients." Researchers add these results need to be confirmed in a larger...

A man who lost both of his arms in an accident

...ical procedure performed on Sullivan is limited to amputated arms. The hope is that one day it can be applied to other limbs as well. Sullivan said the experimental surgery was worth the uncertainty at first if it can help others later."If this benefits another person then it is well worth it," Sullivan said....

Terry Fox Run To Be Held On 6 February

...d with bone cancer that forced his right leg to be amputated six inches above the knee. While in hospital, he was so overcome by the suffering of other cancer patients that he decided to run across Canada to raise money for cancer research. After 143 days of running an average of 42 kilometers a day, startin...

University Envisages Improvements in Artificial Arm

...elay the signals to nerves in the remainder of the amputated arm and then to the brain, allowing the person usi...ring it would be implanted in the remainder of the amputated arm or shoulder, and would transmit signals wirelessly to the artificial arm via the belt-pack compu...

Diabetes, The Silent Killer of New Zealand

...se their eyesight and another 500 have their limbs amputated owing to diabetic complications. The key to effective management of diabetes is therefore early diagnosis/detection and maintenance of blood sugar level at an optimal level to prevent damage to other organs. Despite widespread research, there is no g...

Teriparatide for Brittle Bone Disorder

...others with the disorder. Fox had both of his legs amputated when he was 18 due to continued fracturing. "The study might do me some good, so I thought I might as well do it and give it a try. It will help other people." The alternative is unacceptable to Fox, who acknowledges that his significant upper-body s...

Victims of Landmine Blasts Walks with the Help of Jaipur Foot

...ched us to alleviate the sufferings of people with amputated limbs in that country," said D.R. Mehta, founder and patron of the organisation. After BMVSS proposed providing the artificial limbs free of cost, Col. Pawar contacted the organisation and even visited Jaipur to discuss the modalities of holding a ...

Third Successful Hand Transplant Accomplished at United States

...lated accident he injured his hand which was later amputated and was replaced by a cable hook prosthetic. Di...e in 1998 was not a success, and it was ultimately amputated in 2001....

Delhi Hospital Reattaches Amputated Penis

...ter a Delhi hospital// successfully reattached the amputated penis. The unmarried man from Uttar Pradesh unde... is the first case of reattachment of a completely amputated phallus in Delhi," Khazachi told IANS. The man was assaulted by a gang that severed his penis, tho...

Child Seeks Compensation for Medical Negligence

... plight of a one-year-old child whose leg had been amputated allegedly due to medical negligence , the Delhi Hi...ater, the father of Jai, whose right leg had to be amputated due to alleged medical negligence, demanded Rs.1.5 million. The doctors at the hospital had violat...

Stem Cells Endless Hope in Place of What Could Have Been a Hopeless End

If a leg is to be amputated with no recourse, injected stem cells could assist in reviving circulation in the affected leg. Thus stem cells offer immense hope to scientists, when the situation has turned hopeless for the patient. Now, scientists have explored the potential o...

Court Seeks Explanation from Hospital for Childs Amputation

... that led to a one-year-old child having his foot amputated has moved the Delhi High Court to ask the concerne...ve my only son," said Pushpa. Jai's leg was then amputated below the ankle, leaving him crippled for the rest of his life. "It happens. It is a common thing ...

Hemangioblasts Aiding Eye Damage Repair

... prevent patients from having legs and other limbs amputated by simply injecting some cells, Lanza stresses. William Caldwell, chairman and chief executive officer of Advanced Cell Technology, announcing that the company wants to test the cells in people has asked the Food and Drug Administration for permiss...

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

...out ankles and without calf bones, he had his legs amputated at 11 months, 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 t...

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