Tag: "platinum" at medical news
Usage of coil better in brain haemorrhage
...ive has been developed, which involves threading a platinum
coil through the artery to the weakened area to pr... North America. The patients received either the platinum
coil or conventional surgery. With the coil, the death or disability rate at one year was 25 per cen...
Platinum for the Eye: A new facial palsy implant
...d less complicated upper eyelid implant called the platinum
chain. Earlier options which included rigid gold i... loss of visual acuity associated with it. The new platinum
chain is more flexible and adapts better to the changing size of the surrounding ocular tissue with ...
An Eye Opener for the blind
...rocomputer that transmits pulses to an array of 68 platinum
electrodes implanted on the surface of the brain's visual cortex. Bringing wires through the skin without discomfort or infection is one of many independent inventions that has made the new visual prosthesis possible.When stimulated, each electrode...
Platinum Coils To Replace Brain Surgery
...ancet, have proposed treating burst aneurysms with platinum
coils instead of brain surgery. In 2002 the International Subarachnoid Aneurysm Trial (ISAT) was stopped early because it showed that the minimally invasive technique, coiling, was more likely to result in survival without disability at one year wh...
Gold Therapy- A Potential Treatment For Autoimmune Diseases
A new research has highlighted the use of platinum
and gold in the treatment of autoimmune disorders....has remained a mystery. It has now been found that platinum
or gold can prevent the disease-causing microorganism (bacteria and virus) from taking hold of an im...
Potentially Dangerous levels of Platinum Found in Women with Silicone Gel Breast Implants
...hers after potentially harmful levels of the metal platinum
was found// in some of the women who were sporting...reports that have placed on record, high levels of platinum
salts in the urine, hair and breast milk of 16 women with silicone gel implants, which carries a pot...
Silicone Leaks Seen Among Women with Breast Implants
...mental Medicine it was found// that high levels of platinum
in the hair, breast milk and other samples from women who had silicone gel-filled breast implants. US regulators are reviewing the results of this a small study. Initially it was banned for most women in 1992 amid a controversy over their safety. ...
Insight Into The Risky Health Decisions On Bird Flu
..., people seem to be following some other rule; the platinum
rule, maybe? They do differently unto others than they would do unto themselves and, for the health situations we studied, they actually made better decisions for other people than they made for themselves. If physicians think this way when talking w...
New Research May Be Useful for Developing Drugs for HIV and Cancer
...HIV NCp7, can be inhibited when it is exposed to a platinum
complex. They observed that when the HIV NCp7 prot...ss, active site displacement, involved design of a platinum
drug with higher affinity for the protein peptide backbone, thus eliminating the zinc from its activ...
Dental Grills harmful For Users
...ten made of precious metals like gold, silver, and platinum
sometimes even with diamond inlays, although cheap.... Noting that the expensive grills made of gold or platinum
were generally much less harmful to the body as they were biocompatible, he said that the cheap gril...
Novel methods to view how a drug attaches to a cell
... which involves a new process that creates hollow platinum
nanostructures. Sandia is a National Nuclear Secur... a new way of producing porous, nanoscopic, hollow platinum
spheres by using liposomes as blueprints. (Liposomes are microscopic, fluid-filled pouches that deli...
Good News for Infertile Men
...n and pointing it towards the varicocele. A tiny platinum
coil put in at this point stops blood flow through the faulty veins and hinders it from entering another passage. This procedure was performed on 173 men who were considered infertile and results showed that twenty-six percent of the men or 45 coup...
Manmohan Calls for Statistical Reforms in Healthcare and Education
...ng times," Manmohan Singh said in his address at a platinum
jubilee function of the Indian Statistical Institute (ISI), one of India's premier economic research organisations. "Liberalisation has also ushered in significant structural changes in the economy - changes that need to be captured by the statisti...
Satraplatin Benefits Hormone Refractory Prostate Cancer Patients
...latin, an investigational drug, is a member of the platinum
family of compounds. Over the past two decades, pl...sed to treat a wide variety of cancers. Unlike the platinum
drugs currently on the market, all of which require intravenous administration, Satraplatin is an or...
New Strains of TB Can Be Used as a Powerful Bioterror Weapon
... In this kind of environment, rare gold silver and platinum
coins will go BERSERK,' said DiGeorgia....
Diabetes Drug Dramatically Boosts Potency of Platinum Chemotherapy
...Dana-Farber Cancer Institute report. Combining a platinum
chemotherapy agent and the diabetes drug rosiglita...ts suggest the combination might extend the use of platinum
drugs to other cancers where they haven't previously been shown to be effective. "There's still a ...
Robbie Donates 1.5 Million Pounds to Help His Native People Beat Addiction
...the charity till now, by raising cash from selling platinum
discs and hand-written lyrics, including hit Angels, which got 27,000 pounds. The singer has been involved in other charity works as well, for he organised a charity football match in May 2006, to raise funds in Africa, with the help of pal actor/...