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CT Better Than Plain Radiographs in Diagnosing Lumbar Spine Fractures

...t 8.3% (15) that were missed by CT, 11 represented compression deformities of indeterminate age, three were possible transverse process fractures and one was a superior end plate fracture. "The results of our study determined that lumbar spine radiographs did not provide additional information in trauma patie...

FDA Approves Expanded Use for Surgical Sealant

...all vessels during vascular surgery when suturing, compression or other standard techniques are not effective or practical," said Jesse Goodman, M.D., M.P.H., director of FDA's Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research. This product is derived from pooled human plasma and consists of a fibrinogen concentrat...

Recovery from Spinal Cord Injury can Be Predicted Using MRI

...measurable imaging parameters: maximum spinal cord compression (MSCC), maximum canal compromise (MCC) and length ...eared severe. "Since the severity of spinal cord compression is a predictor of outcome after SCI, this study suggests that MRI may predict which patients would b...

Understanding and Treating Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia

...pmental defects of the lung, as well as mechanical compression from the displaced abdominal contents. CDH affects as many as 1 in 3,000 newborns and continues to have a mortality rate as high as 50 percent. Scientists have come to understand that it is not limited to a single or specific defect in the diaphragm ...

Breast Reduction Surgery Among Boys Rising in US

...uch as gc2compression.com and makemeheal.com, sell compression garments that purport to reduce the visibility of ...ly requires several days of bed rest and wearing a compression garment for a month. The price range is $4,000 to $10,000, depending on the complexity of the proced...

Teens can Perform CPR as Well as Adults and Should Be Taught from an Early Age

... by the British Heart Foundation, introduces chest compression at age 11, but the age at which children can perfo...as assessed during three minute’s continuous chest compression on a manikin. No year 5 pupil (age 9-10) was able to compress the manikin’s chest to the depth rec...

More Americans Suffer from Vertebral Compression Fractures

...and wrist fractures, severe osteoporosis can cause compression fractures in the spine. This occurs when the bony ...n the past, people with severe pain from vertebral compression fractures (VCFs) were treated with bed rest, medications, bracing, or invasive spinal surgery, usual...

President’s Address on the ‘Tele-Radiology’ Set Up of Krst

...h-speed telecommunications networks, improved data compression techniques, quality standards and reduction in cost. Reach the Unreached The nation at present has only less than 6000 radiologists. The introduction of tele-radiology will not only enable efficient utilization of this scarce expertise but als...

A New Gamma Camera Technique for the Detection of Small Breast Tumors

... 15 pounds is used, compared to the 45-pound force compression needed to take a mammogram,” he says. The image usually shows low, but some, absorption of the sestamibi throughout the breast. In areas of cancer, the amount of drug absorption is significantly increased by the cancer. Although some benign conditi...

A New Ultrasound Technique to Detect Breast Cancer

...y imaging and measures the tissues’ elasticity and compression in response to pressure. Generally tumors are found to be harder and less elastic than benign lumps and thus the test can tell a dangerous growth from a harmless one. “A tumorous lump should distort very little in response to movement,” said Richar...

Competitive women cyclists experience reduced genital sensation

...e directly compressed. It is possible that chronic compression of the female genital area may lead to compromised blood flow and nerve injury due to disruption of the blood-nerve barrier.” Source-Eurekalert SAV...

Cardiocerebral Resuscitation, A New Technique For Out-Of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest

...rain and the organs is so poor that stopping chest compression for any reason – including so called 'rescue breathing' – is not helpful.' At the American Heart Association's 2006 Scientific Sessions in Chicago, Ewy presented data from Emergency Medical Services in the Phoenix Metropolitan Area showing that 9 p...

Adhering to Clinical Guidelines Decreases Blood Clots in the Elderly

...ground information in the article. Medications and compression stockings have been shown to reduce or prevent DVT...rgery or who previously had DVT. Physical therapy, compression stockings and other non-drug preventive measures were recommended for other patients or in addition ...

Study on Timing of Spinal Surgery

... better the recovery of function. “We believe that compression causes electrolyte changes, cell death and apoptosis,” he says. “From an experimental standpoint, the data is unequivocal: operate early. But we’ve never been able to translate that into the clinical setting.” In the study, patients at Jefferson wh...

Sacroplasty Safe and Effective to Reduce Low Back Pain

...ct polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) into osteoporotic compression fractures. After injection the acrylic bone cement hardens. The technique was designed to stabilize the fracture, reduce pain, and improve function. Frey and colleagues reported on consecutive patients with osteoporosis who had incapacitating low b...

16 Common Myths About Breast Cancer

...k to the technologist performing it. The amount of compression used can vary, so the technologist can ease up on ...ng if it’s unbearable. Just keep in mind that more compression leads to a better image for the radiologist to read – so there’s a payoff to that bit of discomfort....

Kyphoplasty Yields Good Long-Term Improvement for Spinal Fractures

...ts with painful spinal fractures, called vertebral compression fractures (VCFs). Most of the fractures were relat...t would have been without kyphoplasty. Vertebral compression fractures are a major problem for patients with osteoporosis, causing pain, reduced physical and men...

'Smart Beds' Could Help to Prevent Elderly Patients from Falling

...Weighing 15 kg, the smart bed system is made up of compression springs under the hospital mattress. Plenitum Care is aiming to make the smart bed lighter and more portable. Source-IANS...

Brain Swelling Key to Reducing Stroke Fatalities

...ccurs when water accumulates in the brain, causing compression and eventually death of brain tissue. The mechanism in the brain is unclear. But in the skin, a similar process known as neurogenic inflammation is triggered by nerve cells. This results in increased leakiness of blood vessels and water accumulation ...

Vascular Disease 101: Discovering and Treating Common Diseases of the Veins

...s, exercising daily, managing body weight, wearing compression stockings and avoiding excessive standing. With a new technique, doctors can treat varicose veins through a laser inserted via a needle. "Only rarely do we need to remove key veins, a surgical process known as vein stripping," Dr. Gable says. Per...

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