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First Gene Linked to Scoliosis Identified

...sis and develop treatments to intervene before the deformity sets in. It may take many years to accomplish these goals, but I think it will eventually happen," she adds. The researchers believe that the reason behind why scoliosis runs in families may be because the condition is likely caused by several dif...

New Innovation in Clubfoot Treatment

...ents. Dobbs first treated children with clubfoot deformity using the Ponseti method. The treatment, developed in the 1950s by Ignacio Ponseti, M.D., professor emeritus of orthopedics and rehabilitation at the University of Iowa, involves weekly casting and manipulation of the clubfoot soon after birth. Wh...

Irish Teenager Fights for the Right to Abort

...she is carrying suffers from anencephaly, a severe deformity that means that a major part of the brain, scalp and skull is missing. If the child is carried for the full term, it is only expected to live for a maximum of three days after birth. Despite the gradual erosion of the Catholic Church's influence ...

Pregnant Irish Teenager Wins the Right to Abort

...she is carrying suffers from anencephaly, a severe deformity that means that a major part of the brain, scalp and skull is missing. If the child is carried for the full term, it is only expected to live for a maximum of three days after birth. Despite the gradual erosion of the Catholic Church's influence in...

Gene Behind Breast Cancer Found

...covered that women possessing a certain hereditary deformity syndrome carry a pronounced risk , almost twenty times, of contracting breast cancer. Several research teams around the world have long been searching for new hereditary breast cancer genes, but thus far few have been found. "Our findings are ext...

Foot Deformity Could Be Corrected With Minimal Surgery

...eon has shown early success in correcting the foot deformity in children. The treatment for rigid flatfoot//, w...le to figure out how best to gradually correct the deformity in CVT." The treatment is based on principles developed in the 1950s for clubfoot, another congeni...

New Device Offers Hope to Children With Chest, Spinal Deformities

...tens-of-thousands of children like her born with a deformity of the chest wall or spine – to grow normally into adulthood. But now a surgically-implantable device at the University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital is bringing new hope to these children and their families. Called VEPTR, for Vertica...

More Americans Suffer from Vertebral Compression Fractures

...he spine collapses, which can lead to severe pain, deformity and loss of height. While osteoporosis is the most common cause, these fractures may also be caused by trauma or metastatic tumors. “In the past, people with severe pain from vertebral compression fractures (VCFs) were treated with bed rest, medicati...

Study to Explore Using Magnets to Correct 'sunken Chest'

...which is known medically as pectus excavatum, is a deformity of the cartilage that connects the ribs to the bre...at while not life-threatening, in severe cases the deformity can cause heart and breathing difficulties, because the abnormal breast bone can reduce blood flow t...

A Young Girl Loses Her Leg Due to Surgeon’s Carelessnes

...quired into the incident, said. The girl had polio deformity on both her hand and leg although the problem with the leg was minor, he added. However, a doctor claimed the girl's arm and leg on the right side were affected by cerebral palsy. "We did what was essentially required," said S.L. Gupta, the surge...

Low-Dose Steroids Reduce Joint Damage From Rheumatoid Arthritis

...he disease progresses it can cause pain, swelling, deformity and disability. The steroids studied in the review are known as glucocorticoids and include the well-known anti-inflammatory prednisone. This medication is often prescribed in the first few months after diagnosis to relieve the discomfort of RA unt...

Patients Dissatisfied Following Closed Reduction Of Nasal Fractures

...d patients' satisfaction and the severity of their deformity aesthetically and functionally both before and aft...motor vehicle crashes. The average score for nasal deformity was 3.08 before surgery and 1.62 after surgery, the average score for aesthetic concern was 2.97 bef...

Federal Plan: Strategies to Cut Down Wait Times for Children’s Surger

... cardiac and cancer care, neurology, sight, spinal deformity and dental treatment which needs anesthesia. The second stage of the project will concentrate on evolving a treatment plan for children who are unable to cope with undue waiting times. A conference is scheduled to take place in February with the pr...

Injecting Gold into Knees may Ease Arthritis Pain

...ng and bone damage, and lowers the chance of joint deformity and disability. But gold does not help everyone with rheumatoid arthritis. Between 20 and 30 percent of people treated will not benefit from gold, they say. Source-IANS...

Craniofacial Surgery Gives Tijuana Teen Chance to be 'Normal' Kid

...t side of his skull. The stigma resulting from the deformity has prevented him from attending school for the past five years, so he’s been teaching himself at home rather than face teasing and heckling from classmates. His mother, Conchita Medina, had consulted with several physicians in Mexico following her...

Shanghai Doctors Clueless About Baby's Deformity

...he newspaper said. His mother was unaware of his deformity before his birth, as it was not detected by two "simple prenatal examinations", it said. "It wasn't until my son was delivered after a Caesarean operation that we knew he had three arms," it quoted his unnamed 22-year-old mother as saying. (Sourc...

A New Technique For Treating Juvenile Arthritis

...able to alleviate pain and to prevent irreversible deformity before the bones fuse together." Baskin explained that imaging allows doctors to deliver the medicine precisely into the affected, inflamed joint. Juvenile idiopathic arthritis is the new comprehensive term that replaces the American term of ju...

JRRD Focuses On Issues Such As Spinal Cord Injury and Prosthetics

.... Data suggests a strong relationship between foot deformity and ulceration and between foot deformity and foot type. A recent study showed that cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) along with work servi...

Smoking during pregnancy increases risk of Rheumatoid Arthritis.

...nd connective tissue, resulting in destruction and deformity of the joints. Several studies have shown that maternal smoking in pregnancy can cause a whole series of adverse reactions on the baby. The present study included nearly 59000 children born in the year 1987. The births were identified from the Finn...

Reducing Vertebral Fractures In Women

... can lead to acute and chronic back pain,// spinal deformity and hip fracture. According to a recent study , it was found that the drug strontium ranelate, for women with osteoporosis appears to be effective in reducing the risk for a vertebral fracture, according to new research. The study also reports that ...

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