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General Anesthesia Safe For Children On Ketogenic Diet Suffering From Epilepsy

...10 hours with procedures ranging from central line placement to hemispherectomy. There is however light at the end of the tunnel for these patients, according to a report published at the American Epilepsy Society Annual Meeting at Los Angles, which was held on Monday. According to the report, with careful ...

Development of AIDS vaccine -- Chiron Corp in talks with four Indian cos

... the process of finalising its plans for a private placement to raise funds both for establishing an US FDA-approved research-cum-manufacturing facility and also to take up joint initiatives with pharma majors like the above, he said. Various studies and forecasts made on AIDS in India warn of an epidemic wit...

Coronary stent leads to complications

... Now a days, the majority of angioplasties involve placement of a stent - a tiny metal device, inside the coronary artery to keep it open. But the very act of placing a stent in the artery irritates the vessel walls and may promote formation of a clot - ironically, the actual problem which the procedure is sup...

Thumb Sucking in children Lead to Overbite

...ffect the development of the jaw and influence the placement of developing teeth, the current report suggests that even shorter-term sucking can have a notable impact. According to researchers, some dental organizations recommend that kids stop this type of sucking by the age of 5 to 8 years. "Previously, suc...

Radiation after Breast Reconstruction

... a reconstructive procedure called tissue expander placement with or without an implant, and 35 patients receiv...ercent of patients who were in the tissue expander placement group had a major complication, and two of these patients had to have their implant removed. Nearly ...

Ultrasound Screening Could Improve The Outcome Of Critically ill Patients

...ntral venous catheter. It’s estimated femoral vein placement of the catheter is associated with the development of blood clots in around 8 percent to 27 percent of the patients. Since there are many advantages to using the vein in the thigh for a catheter, researchers conducted a study to see if it is cost eff...

Treating Blocked Arteries In The Lower Limbs

... supply blood to the legs. Researchers say, stent placement should be considered the standard of care for treating patients with abnormal circulation due to the obstruction of the iliac arteries. Analyzing available data, the investigators found blood circulation improved with stents in 484 limbs out of 496 l...

New back support device can improve balance for older people

... between both the legs. The weights used and their placement in the back of the patients needs to be decided by the doctors, depending on the curvature of the spine for the patients. Results of the study showed that women who wore the devise had improved in maintaining their balance, walk and had less of back...

Gene Variation Associated With Better Mobility For Older Individuals

...ing are at nearly 4 times the risk of nursing home placement and 3 times the risk of death over 2 years compared with those reporting no difficulty. In older adults, more physical activity is consistently associated with less functional decline. Despite exercise’s general benefit, individual responses to exer...

Internet Helps Patients In Finding Info About Their Children's' Health Conditions

...tolaryngology procedures, such as tonsillectomy or placement of ear tubes, as outpatients at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center during September 2003 and January 2004. Parents were asked questions about their access to the Internet and whether they had searched for information on their child's medic...

Stents That Release Medication To Check Artery Narrowing

Compared to bare metal stents, placement of stents that release the medication paclitaxel reduces the risk// of the artery re-narrowing nine months following angioplasty for patients with complex coronary artery lesions, according to an article in the September 14 issue of JAMA. Drug-eluti...

Predictors Of Wound Infection In Ventral Hernia Repair

...on, and specifically focuses on the effect of mesh placement at VHR on postoperative wound complications. For the study, a cohort of subjects undergoing VHR from 13 regional Veterans Health Administration (VHA) sites was identified. Patient-specific risk variables were obtained from National Surgical Quality ...

MRI can predict risk of cardiac arrhythmia by identification of scar tissue

...c patients. It can even determine the need for the placement of a defibrillator in such individuals. A defibrillator is a device that restores the normal cardiac rhythm following an arrhythmia by delivering an electric shock. It is usually prescribed in patients with a poor ejection fraction and/or with thos...

New Technique Enables Better Nursing Of Robin Sequence Infants

...pple inside the oral cavity in rhythmic motion and placement of the nipple exactly over the tongue. Following training, substantial improvements in the feeding habits were noted in both the groups. The researchers intended to achieve an ingestion volume of 50 ml. At the end of the study, much higher ingestio...

Uncontrolled Diabetes Spells Doom for Dental Implants

...and alcohol abuse are also adverse factors for the placement of implants within the jaw bones as they compromise the health of the bone as well as the general well-being of the individual. “You must have good bone quality and a lack of chronic periodontal disease for the implant to stay in place,” commented re...

Depressive Mothers Do Not Play Enough With Their Infants

...ices (reducing temperature of the water heater and placement of infant in the correct sleeping position). The overall adherence to safety practices were found to be high among all the study participants. 'Maternal depressive symptoms are very common in early infancy. These symptoms clearly have an unfavorabl...

Brainteaser Sudoku Games On Mobile Phones

...ber' and 'Doku' means 'single'. Sudoku is a number placement puzzle. Such is its brain-teasing ability that in Britain, a Sudoku book has become a bestseller and newspapers all over the world are busy publishing the puzzles every day. Source- (IANS)...

Stem Cell Therapy Regenerates Heart Muscle In Heart Attack Patients

...cells are in primitive stages of cell development, placement of these cells from a donor to a recipient is not associated with an immune trigger. These cells can therefore be transplanted to a specific patient without tissue type matching, similar to O group blood. The MSC cells harvested from a single donor c...

New Zealand To Issue Graphic Warnings In Cigarette Packs

...e tobacco industry with guidelines on the size and placement of the pictures, and the industry would have to bear the responsibility and cost of putting them on. The associate Minister of Health Damien O'Connor said that it is all about getting some truth in labelling. Stating that by this people will know t...

Hope for Women With Fertility Problems

...tudy of a protein //that could have a role, in the placement of the fertilized egg in the uterus. The team studied the biopsies taken at several stages in the menstrual cycles of 12 women with previous histories of failed IVF treatments and fertility problems, to check if the levels of the protein were alter...

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