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Radiofrequency catheter ablation safe for infants

...ntrolled heartbeat, known as tachycardia. A mild painless burst of radiofrequency energy, similar to microwave heat, is used to destroy about 20% of heart muscle. A study in the Journal of the American Heart Association found the procedure was 90% effective in treating the condition. The report's author Dr...

Gene study links endometriosis, infertility

...ometriosis do have certain genetic markers, then a painless scan of a tissue or blood sample could provide an easier diagnosis, DePaolo predicted.Furthermore, if certain genes -- and the proteins they encode -- are altered in women with endometriosis, future remedies could help correct the disorder by targeti...

Dental appointment fear: is it gender specific?

...dentist appointment might be pain, as 12.4% wanted painless tooth extraction or treatment and 42.3% wanted cheaper ways to opt for anesthesia. Reference: Anesthesia Progress, June 2005...

Sedation dentistry: a new way to overcome fear of dentists

...ght before. New advancement in dentistry can cause painless dental procedures with the help of sedation dentistry. Now you can get all your dental work done while being comfortably seated and sedated at the chair of the dentists. The process of dental sedation is done through sedating the patient by a sedati...

General Anesthesia For Heroin Detoxification Is No Good

... anesthesia. This has been publicized as a fast, painless way to withdraw from heroin. However, this treatment is expensive, not covered by insurance, and lacks good evidence to support efficacy. There are also significant concerns about health risks. The detoxification procedure is usually followed by long...

Diabetic Amputation May Reduce If Free Screenings Are There

...ndex (ABI) test is used to detect PAD. This quick, painless test compares the blood pressure in the legs to the blood pressure in the arms to determine how well the blood is flowing and whether further tests are needed. Additionally during Legs For Life, interventional radiologists screen for related vascular...

More Women Are Opting For Painless Labor

... shows that more and more women are now opting for painless natural childbirth than before. According to a new study in the September issue of the journal Anesthesiology, as pain control options for labor // and delivery become more varied and sophisticated, growing numbers of women are taking advantage of p...

PET Scanning can help in early detection of Alzheimer’s diseas

...deoxyglucose (FDG). PET is a safe, effective and painless biological imaging exam that "photographs" or detects the presence and extent of neurological conditions. PET uses very small amounts of radioactive materials that are targeted to specific organs, bones or tissues. Radiotracers (such as FDG) are inje...

EEG Test on brain may predict future dementia

...ext 7 to 10 years. EEG or Electroencephalogram is painless test that can measure the electrical activity of the brain by using small and sensitive electrodes that are placed over the scalp of a person for about 30 mins. Leslie feels that patients still might benefit from knowing they were at risk. She said ...

Lipoma Arborescens: A Rare Tumor Of The Knee

...presented to his general practitioner in 1988 with painless progressive swelling of both knees, which later on changed to slowly progressing pain and stiffness. The authors also review that patients with lipoma arborescens usually present with a long-standing, slowly progressive swelling of the affected joint...

Testicular Cancer Patients Have Improved Reproductive Outcomes After Treatment

...ommon symptom associated with testicular cancer is painless enlargement of the testis accompanied by a sensation of heaviness. Self-examination plays a very important role in the early detection and treatment of testicular cancer. Surgery, radiotherapy and chemotherapy are the treatment options available. A...

Is Ignorance Really Bliss? – Cases of Breast Cancer in Me

... an irrevocable stage. Men should watch out for a painless lump in the chest or an inwardly turned nipple. Which are perhaps tell tale symptoms of the onset of cancer, though symptoms of gynaecomastia , also shows up as a swelling under the nipple, albeit harmless. Professor Fentiman said: "If diagnosed ea...

Heart Disease Risk Can Now Be Predicted By A Painless, Non-Invasive Test

...e speed and accuracy of the test, non-invasive and painless nature of the investigation and the low cost are some advantages of the potential screening tool. The patient is made to lie on a couch and a pencil like device is placed over the skin in the region of the carotid artery (neck) and the femoral arte...

Efforts To Replace Reading Glasses Are In View

... of Michigan allows for a potentially noninvasive, painless fix to presbyopia using tiny bubbles that help ophthalmologists reshape the eye's lens and restore its flexibility and focusing ability. Matthew O'Donnell, professor and chair of the U-M Department of Biomedical Research, along with Kyle Hollman, ass...

Syphilis on the Rise

...stoper Columbus. The disease is characterized by a painless sore (ulcer) near the site of infection//. The primary sore first appears 3-4 weeks after infection and takes about 6 weeks to clear. This is followed by generalized skin rash, swollen glands, headache and a sore throat. After a few months or year...

Handling skin irritation induced by Radiation Therapy

... for curing breast cancer. Though it is simple and painless one of the most common temporary side effect is skin// irritation. Skin irritation induced by radiotherapy varies from patient to patient. It usually occurs in patients who received chemotherapy shortly before or during radiation therapy. It is als...

Bariatric Surgery: A New Hope for Treating Obesity

...onsumed. The two-hour operation was followed by painless and rapid recovery. "The effect of the surgery will be visible in six months. About 80 percent of the excess fat would be gone," Ramana added. "Obesity is the other extreme of malnutrition," said Ramana, adding that at least 70 to 80 percent of ...

Scientists Claim Developing A New Skin Test For The Early Detection Of Alzheimer’

...imer's disease, could be developed as a quick, and painless test for the disease. The researchers explained that not only would be quick and easy, but it would be the first accurate test for diagnosing Alzheimer's disease, which as of now could only be diagnosed by careful psychiatric assessments and by exa...

Do You Know the Signs and Symptoms of Prostate Cancer?

...ecific antigen. Your doctor will also administer a painless rectal exam in conjunction with the PSA blood test. Unlike screening tests like a colonoscopy or a mammogram, both these tests can be done by your primary care doctor in his or her office. If either is abnormal, you will need to undergo a biopsy to s...

16 Common Myths About Breast Cancer

...ot rule out cancer. Some women also believe that a painless lump must not be cancer. Again, not true. There’s no correlation between whether the lump is painful and whether it’s cancerous. Any lump should be checked by a doctor. 14. If cancer is exposed to air during surgery, it will spread.Surgery will not...

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