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A rare complication of bowel disease

... while the other needed an emergency tracheotomy - insertion of a tube in the throat to bypass the obstructed segment of the airway. Airway inflammation like this can even be life-threatening, say the researchers. It's a rare complication of IBD,but is important for physicians....

Acupuncture can ease cancer

...as a possible extra help. Acupuncture involves the insertion of tiny needles at various set points around the body. Although there is evidence that it works for a variety of conditions.// Electroacupuncture also involves inserting needles, but then passing different strengths of electrical current through th...

Awakening call for fall prevention

...nd surgery on a broken bone might even require the insertion of plates or screws. The best way to avoid all these complications is to do your utmost to prevent a fall from occurring....

Fatty deposits affect the stomach too

...bypass surgery or with angioplasty, which involves insertion of a balloon-tipped catheter which widens the artery. In fact, mesenteric ischemia should alert those who suffer from it to more serious problems elsewhere namely in the coronary arteries....

Misinterpretation living wills

...ll. They found that none of them wanted CPR or the insertion of a tube to make them breathe, if they had a terminal illness. Some did not want these procedures at all. But some of the doctors questioned said they would not do CPR or insert a tube into any patient who had made a living will - whether they wante...

Gene Variation Associated With Better Mobility For Older Individuals

...ng genetic component. A certain gene variation (an insertion [I]/deletion [D] polymorphism in intron 16 of the angiotensin-converting enzyme [ACE]) gene has been identified as a potential marker for differential response to exercise in younger adults. The Health Aging and Body Composition (Health ABC) Cohort ...

Nanotechnology Revolution To Be Spearheaded By European Union

...d of Magforce Nanotechnology, Berlin is working on insertion of ‘Nano’ cells directly into the cancer cells, by which it is made to burst. br>...

Broccoli Found to Block Cancer Progression In Both Animal and Human Studies

...forced to grow quickly (as cancer does) because of insertion of a gene known to be involved in cell growth and regulation. Laboratory tests showed that the derivative of isothiocyanate significantly pushed the human lung cells to commit 'suicide', compared to cells that did not have the gene, suggesting that i...

Minimally Invasive Ear Implant Procedures Are Better

...al recess, creating an opening in the cochlea, and insertion of the electrode into the scala tympani. Researchers in Texas propose minimally invasive cochlear implantation (MICI) as a technique in which creation of a large scalp flap is avoided, thereby reducing complications. The most common complications wi...

Women Poorly Informed About Contraceptive Options: Doctors Blamed

...tions and implants. The former two methods involve insertion of a medical device that is left in place until contraception is desired, for 2 or 3 years. A contraceptive implant would be effective for several years while the effect of the injection lasts several weeks. The National Institute for Clinical and ...

Medical Ethics Violated By Prison Officials In Guantanamo Bay

...the prisoners (currently on hunger strike) through insertion of feeding tubes // through their noses has raised controversies among medical associations and ethicists, who claim that such practices violate the fundamental principles of medical ethics. In addition, the prisoners are being subjected to harsh i...

Life Or Death: Parents Await High Court Judgment

... which a hole is cut into the windpipe followed by insertion of a synthetic tube to enable breathing. 'We want our son to have a tracheotomy so we could take him home and give him a life instead of him being stuck in a hospital cubicle. We are very hopeful we can persuade the court that his quality of life i...

Deadly 'abortion pill' takes two more lives

...erica Inc. said it would stop recommending vaginal insertion of the second course of pills. Four of the women who died, including the latest two, received the pills at Planned Parenthood-affiliated clinics, said Dr. Vanessa Cullins, the organization's vice president for medical affairs. At least seven U.S. wom...

Latest Version of Echocardiography Provides Improved Pictures of the Heart

...d imaging of the heart. This procedure entails the insertion of a // probe into the esophagus, which emits radio waves. These waves, bounce off the heart and help in enabling a motion picture of the heart, far clearer than a conventional echocardiogram. These detailed images are capable of offering various o...

Non-Hormonal Male Contraceptive Based on Sperm Block Underway

... studies in men have thus far only tested same-day insertion and removal. Elaine Lissner, director of the nonprofit Male Contraception Information Project, is cautiously optimistic. ‘The Holy Grail of contraception is a long-term, reversible method without any hormonal side effects,’ she said. ‘Right now the...

Female Condom – Confidom Launched in Indi

...ntercourse 4. Does not require erect penis for its insertion 5. Protects both internal and external area of vagina against infections 6. No danger of the condom slipping out during intercourse and semen spilling into the vagia...

Patients Undergoing Breast Radiation Are Facing Complications

...ve infection. It is uncertain if delaying catheter insertion to sometime other than the lumpectomy surgery will result in lower rates of seroma formation. 'Seroma is not infrequent after surgery, but it typically resolves itself within a few weeks. However, with these patients, the seroma didn’t resolve,' sai...

Doctors ruminate over organ removal principles

...ble Blood tests to be conducted on the patient and insertion of a tube into the main artery of each leg, to permit the doctors to begin the transplant process once the ventilator is detached, and the patient has ceased to breathe. Peter Joseph, chairman of the AHEC's organ donation department, said these ethi...

Fertility Technique only as Effective as the Natural Way

... of drugs to make the ovaries produce eggs and the insertion of sperm directly into the womb. The research found 40 conceptions and 34 ongoing pregnancies among the couples trying to conceive naturally, compared to 42 conceptions and 29 ongoing pregnancies among the couples who received the fertility treatme...

Aggresive Therapy Needed for Cervical Spinal Cord Injuries

...ed patients. Also gaining adequate access for lead insertion can be difficult in a neck secured because of a spinal injury. “Risk of infection is a big problem because many of these patients have ongoing infections such as pneumonia,” says Dr. Sharma. “Fortunately we did not find pacemaker-related infections i...

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