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Arthroscopy for Ankles

...ough a small incision. The arthroscope projects an enlarged image on a monitor screen, allowing the surgeon to see inside the joint to diagnose and treat problems. Arthroscopy has been used for about 25 years and was first used for knees, says Dr. John J Stienstra, an orthopedic surgeon at the Permanente Me...

Shapely sperm-a valuable indicator of fertility

... has an oval head and whippy tail. Circular heads, enlarged heads and tails that are scrunched up are some of the common problems. Thet feel that although the 3 percent difference between the number of shapely sperm in fertile and infertile men's semen seems small, it was the most reliable indicator. This is...

Cleft lip and palate are due to abnormality in brain structure

...volume of the anterior portion of the cerebrum was enlarged in men with clefting and that this enlargement is inversely associated with Full Scale IQ, which measures verbal and non-verbal skills. Those with clefting also showed decreased volume in the posterior cerebrum and cerebellum as well as decreased cer...

Spine Surgeries becoming less painful

...cord of pressure created due to extended discs and enlarged bones. The advantages of the system as stated by Dr. Amit Jhala of Chirayu Hospital in Ahmedabad are that there is less tissue damage and lesser blood loss and the patient can be discharged within two days of the procedure. This method, the Micro E...

Gene defect linked to dilated cardiomyopathy(DCM)

...a condition which occurs when the heart becomes so enlarged that it is no longer able to pump blood efficiently. The condition affects 35 in every 100,000 people. Researchers in the United States have suggested in a recent study published in the journal Science that a defect in the gene phospholamban may trig...

Sleep Apnea Linked to Bed-Wetting in Kids

...g to Brooks. Treatments include surgery to remove enlarged tonsils and adenoids, he said, as well as wearing a pressurized mask at night that keeps the throat from closing off and obstructing breathing....

Cholesterol drugs improve strange heart problem

...pathic dilated cardiomyopathy (IDC), results in an enlarged heart that doesn't pump properly. Unlike the most common type of heart disease, IDC is not due to a blockage of the coronary arteries that feed the heart. Although less common than other heart problems,// it is the number one reason people get a hear...

The Size Of The Heart Does Matter

...ignificantly more likely than whites // to have an enlarged heart, putting them at increased risk for heart at...r from left ventricular hypertrophy ( LVH ), or an enlarged heart. They were 2.5-times more likely to have a thickening of the heart muscle. LVH leads to heart...

Identifying Predictors Of Anthrax

... altered mental state, swollen chest tissue due to enlarged lymph nodes, and a fluid shadow on their chest X-rays. These findings are important, because the release of just one kilogram of anthrax spores could kill more than 100,000 people in a city of 10 million. Researchers believe these findings represent...

Removal Of Tonsils Questioned

..., ages 2 to 8, with recurrent throat infections or enlarged tonsils and adenoids. Half of the children had the surgery, and half were allocated to watchful waiting. Within six months of surgery, the number of fevers, throat infections and upper respiratory tract infections was marginally reduced. However, bet...

Shrinking Birthmark’s

...lete correction. Birthmarks basically consist of enlarged veins. Most people with the birthmarks do not experience problems, but in some cases, the birthmarks get worse, resulting in disfigurement, functional impairment, or bleeding. A standard procedure called sclerotherapy is used to treat the condition,...

The Risks Of Childhood Weight Gain

Weight gain in childhood could lead to an enlarged heart by early adulthood, say researchers based on findings of a recent study .// Researchers followed 467 children for almost 22 years. Researchers compared medical data obtained from the participants at childhood with data obtained at young adult...

Surgery Offers Better Treatment For Third Degree Piles

...ation on Piles in Medindia: Piles are abnormally enlarged and dilated blood vessels (mainly veins) around the back passage or anus. Piles are also known as "hemorrhoids". Hemorrhoids occur in both men and women most often between the ages of 20 and 50. For more information: http://www.medindia.net/pat...

Soy Protein Rich Diet May Help Fatty Liver Of Diabetics

... production of fatty acids in it. The result is an enlarged liver. Although further research is needed, Torres believes that consuming soy protein could very well reduce insulin resistance, renal damage and fat production. (Source: Eureka Alert) Further information on Soy Protein from Medindia: Soy, Om...

Therapeutic cloning by regenerating stem cells from heart muscles

...cle cells can be useful for people who suffer from enlarged hearts and other diseases that affect heart muscle." Professor Hiroaki Matsubara, in 2003 reported the world’s first discovery of stem cells in the heart muscles of mouse. Professor said that he would be presenting the results of the study during t...

Lipoma Arborescens: A Rare Tumor Of The Knee

... features. The overlying synovial cells may appear enlarged and reactive with abundant eosinophilic cytoplasm. Medical management with intra-articular injection of radio-active compounds such as Yttrium 90 or steroids may lead to resolution of symptoms in the short to medium term. In the case described abov...

Prostate Cancer Can Be Treated By Application Of LASER Technology

... of benign prostatic enlargement and it evaporates enlarged prostate tissues without harming other tissues and...ears. By the age of 80, around 80 percent men have enlarged prostates. The new technology uses a laser fibre that burns enlarged prostate tissues and is less ...

Feast Of The East a gastronomic tour-de-force

...and recipes to enrich their tables. Thus, cuisines enlarged their gastronomical vocabulary, morphed and became more interesting," Li pointed out. Li partnered fellow Chinese Liang of the ITC Sonar Bangla in Kolkata and Thai chef Sampang of the ITC Grand Maratha in Mumbai in crafting the culinary delight the ...

New Computerized Imaging Systems Help In Better Dental Treatment Planning

...ways, any relevant conditions like sleep apnea and enlarged adenoids are managed in a controlled way. * These images also help in the management of cleft palates and lips by giving a better picture of the underlying structures. The authors conclude by saying, "The future in orthodontic imaging seems exciti...

Protein provides antioxidant protection to Neurons

...e EAAC1 gene deficient mice had a retarded growth, enlarged ventricles and was found to be under stress. The researchers are finding out the difference of EAAC1 expression in Neuro-degenerative diseases. Source: Eurekalert. <br...

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