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New spray gel heals surgical wounds

... be using technology which is currently applied to external wounds. "These products have been used extremely successfully to cover external wounds to ensure moist wound healing and avoid allergic reaction. It would be very beneficial if the...

Fifth US Patient Receives Artificial Heart

...tient is experiencing pulmonary distress requiring external oxygenation support. We are working to resolve that problem, so that he can begin his rehabilitation," the surgeon said....

Magnetic resonance angiography in clinical medicine

... angiogram.It does not require the injection of an external contrast because MRA uses the natural magnetic properties of the hydrogen atoms present in our bodies to create (with the help of a computer) images of the blood vesels. It is a special type of MRI study and often, the patient having a MRI scan can ...

A boon to epileptics

...ed with a change in consciousness - often the only external clue of a seizure is that the person affected will merely appear vacant or distracted for a short period. Partial seizures often originate in the temporal lobe, which is associated with memory, and patients often report experiencing a familiar smel...

Asthmatics at increased risk of lung cancer

...ree radicals.” Dr Paola also said there could be external environmental factors that play a role in the activation and progression of both asthma and lung cancer, particularly tobacco smoking. In conclusion, the researchers say their study confirms a link between asthma and lung cancer, and contradicts prev...

A new hearing device improves hearing

...w aids have two parts - internal and external. The external processor is attached magnetically just behind the ear and picks up sounds which it transmits to the internal part, a receiver implanted into the middle ear. It provides clearer sound and less feedback than the usual hearing aid. But, since it's surg...

Third artificial heart patient introduced

...ts internal battery is continually recharged by an external battery pack a patient wears at his waist. Harrison is one of six patients who have received the AbioCor as part of a clinical trial of the device. In order to be eligible, patients must have severe heart failure with an 80-percent chance of dying wi...

Cure for osteoporosis in prostate cancer patients

...hose with prostate cancer were either treated with external beam radiotherapy without androgen deprivation or started on androgen deprivation therapy. Serum testosterone and oestradiol, along with urinary collagen type I cross-linked N-telopeptides, were analysed at follow-up. Three separate morning urine sa...

Microchip gives blind a chance of sight

...fornia in Los Angeles. To capture images first an external camera mounted in an eyeglass frame captures the image and converts it into an electrical signal that is electronically transmitted to the flexible silicon biochip surgically attached near the retina.The chip electronically stimulates the healthy cel...

Microchip gives blind a chance of sight

...fornia in Los Angeles. To capture images first an external camera mounted in an eyeglass frame captures the image and converts it into an electrical signal that is electronically transmitted to the flexible silicon biochip surgically attached near the retina.The chip electronically stimulates the healthy cel...

Surgery-Rigged pulley helps patients

...few dozen patients suggests this so-called ``rigid external distraction'' can be easier than standard surgery, is done at younger ages, and lets the doctor gently push and pull until the child's face looks just right. The procedure is still experimental, cautions Dr. Harold Slavkin of the University of South...

Liver transplant oversight urged

... from living donors, some doctors are proposing an external regulator be appointed to certify hospital units t...leagues at Denver's University of Colorado said an external regulator should carry out the task of certifying such units. They also urged adoption of uniform me...

Hormone Therapy applicable for Prostate Cancer

... indicate hormone suppression with radiotherapy or external irradiation could trigger apoptosis -- the cancer cells destroying themselves. However, there were side effects, Bolla said, including hot flashes, loss of libido and impotency. Kenneth Koeneman, urology professor at University of Texas Southwestern...

Rectal Cancer treated with radiation

...ncluded radiation with contact X-rays, followed by external beam radiation. After four to six weeks, an iridium implant delivered a completion dose to the tumor. No chemotherapy was given to any of the patients. Researchers found the five-year overall survival rate was 60 percent and, for patients under age ...

FDA Approves Remodulin for Pulmonary Hypertension

... a synthetic form of prostacyclin delivered via an external pump and an intravenous catheter. United Therapeutics has claimed that Remodulin's delivery system helps reduce the risk of sepsis associated with the delivery of Flolan....

Brachytherapy for breast cancer

... powerful in treating early stage breast cancer as external beam radiation. Brachytherapy involves implanting ...mes are similar to those for the more conventional external beam radiotherapy. However, longer term follow up will be needed to fully assess the effectiveness o...

Focussed treatment for Hodgkin's disease

...n Therapy (IMRT). This is a relatively new type of external beam radiation, where the beam is conformed to the size, shape and location of the tumour. So more radiation goes to the cancer tissue and less to healthy tissue. Working with three patients for which detailed tumour information was available, the ...

Allergies: A major health problem

...annually. While many ailments can be accounted for external organisms like microbes// or due to the deficiency of essential nutritive component like Vitamins, allergies are triggered as a specific reaction to a normally harmless substance, one that does not bother other people. In other words allergies are i...

Spinal Cord Patients Walk Again

... a computer.Kirk has an implanted receiver with an external antenna. //Wires connect the electrodes located on his muscles. When activated, electrical stimulation forces his muscles to contract or relax in a specific pattern and unlike a typical person, Kirk's muscles stay stimulated until the device is deact...

Skip Breakfast, Get Fat

...on the thinner side.// "We tend to eat because of external cues instead of internal cues -- we eat until the plate's clean. If the plate has a lot less food on it, perhaps you'll be eating less," Researchers launched their study because experts don't fully understand how eating habits -- such as the timing a...

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