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Arthroscopy for Ankles

... end-stage arthritis. An arthroscope is a tubular instrument with a lighted tip that is inserted through 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 ...

Blocked viens block eye sight

... Stanford University California have devised a new instrument that uses a plasma to shoot tiny bullets of blockage-dissolving drugs into a clogged vein.// The tiny blood vessels that supply blood to the retina drain into a single vein. "If this central vein becomes blocked, you get a build up in blood pressur...

Music in link with epilepsy

...n other tests, children who were taught a keyboard instrument for six months, learning simple melodies, including Mozart, did better on tests than children who had spent their time working with computers. The left side of the brain tends to process rhythm and pitch and the right looks after timbre and melody. ...

Robots craft medical history

... flexible tube.With Zeus, the surgeon controls the instrument handles and views the operative site on a monitor. With a computer interface, the surgical instruments replicate the surgeon's actions at the operative site in real time, the company says.In addition, the robot responds to verbal commands like ``move...

Airbags lessens oppressive eye injuries

... Other eye injuries were caused by the windshield, instrument panel and steering wheel....

New virtual colonoscopy procedure for easier colon screening

... involves inserting a flexible tube with a viewing instrument into the rectum. It requires anaesthesia and there's a remote chance that the colon wall could be perforated by the tube. However, patients now have an easier option with the discovery of a procedure called 'Virtual Colonoscopy' that doctors at the U...

Electronic nose by Italian scientists

...eople, scientists concluded the sensitivity of the instrument to presence of tumor. However its reliability has to be determined. If the instrument works it could be used in preventive diagnoses....

Less Pain After Tonsillectomy

...dures, which were identical except for the type of instrument used. In group A the tonsillectomy was performed using the standard electrocautery procedure. In group B the tonsillectomy was performed using the lower-energy microdissection needle. The children that underwent the microdissection procedure express...

Reducing The After Effects of Tonsillectomy

...dures, which were identical except for the type of instrument used. In group A the tonsillectomy was performed using the standard electrocautery procedure. In group B the tonsillectomy was performed using the lower-energy microdissection needle.The children that underwent the microdissection procedure expressed...

Freedom From Nagging Pricks For Diabetic Kids ?

...ion additional studies might be needed before this instrument is brought into the market....

A Mirror Miracle!

...s to see if a tumor is growing back. A simple instrument which will bounce a low-power laser beam off a silicon mirror has to be implanted under the patient's skin. Computer analysis of the reflected beam will show the prognosis. Some cancers of the prostrate and colon release specific chemical marke...

Lasik surgery effective in correcting vision

... eye lids to prevent blinking. Then he will use an instrument called microkeratome to make a hinged flap on the surface of cornea. They you will be asked to focus on a red blinking light so that your eye will be well centered and it is time for the computer guided Exlimer laser to accurately reshape the corneal...

Musical Instruments Pleasing To The Ear But Rough On The Skin

...re allergic reactions to specific components of an instrument and irritations caused by prolonged, intense contact with instruments.Some common allergic reactions include allergies to rosin -- which is used to wax the bows of stringed instruments -- and to the cane reeds used in clarinets and saxophones. The re...

Adding Credit To The Health Care Industry In India

...to see every doctor in rural India enabled with an instrument that he or she can trust to tell the truth about t...aph and provide a patient's health status. Another instrument that displays parameters of the autonomic nervous system made up of the sympathetic and parasympathe...

Adolescents Who Walk To School Are Fitter, More Active

...land. Pupils were asked to wear accelerometers (an instrument used to measure vertical movement) throughout the day and were surveyed about their journey to school. Pupils were split into three different groups: those who traveled both ways by car, bus, or train; those who walked both ways; and those who walke...

People Suffering From Chronic Pulmonary Disease To Get Relief From Harmonica

...isease (COPD) by teaching them to play the musical instrument of harmonica//. The students are members of a pulmonary rehabilitation class at the university. The weekly harmonica instruction is one way that people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease can focus on their breathing in a way that improves th...

VELscope instrument to detect mouth cancer

...ing 400 patients is being undertaken using the new instrument and this VELscope would offer better diagnostic values to detect early recurrence in people who had been earlier treated for oral cancer....

LASIK Treatments Still To Reach Common Man

...tion and eyesight that is worse than before if any instrument happens to scratch the cornea. "You hire an experienced surgeon and he'll use the device that gives him or her the best results," said Dr. Robert Maloney, clinical professor of ophthalmology at the UCLA. He advises that patients should confirm that t...

Playing Didgeridoo can cure sleep apnoea

...boom following a Swiss study, which found that the instrument can cure the dangerous condition of sleep apnoea./...rchers have discovered that playing the Aboriginal instrument reduces snoring and daytime sleepiness for those with obstructive sleep apnoea, reports the British ...

Georgia Institute of Technology develops doppler Vein finder

...y expensive this doppler ultrasound is a hand held instrument and is comparatively cheaper. The device emits a thin acoustical wave through the reflector which directs into the angle of the skin a beam of ultrasonic waves which detects the veins accurately through which the physician injects the needle parallel...

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