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Photographs for Diagnosis

Retinal snapshots could help identify with precision people at high risk of suffering a stroke, say US researchers. They say their technique is cheap enough to be used by opticians and GPs to mass-screen patients.Strokes are caused by brain cell death due to bleeding from damaged blood vessels. Over 50...

Artists prone to cubital tunnel syndrome

...na of professional artists, demands of excellence, precision and endurance can be costly to the body of the artist, often leading to seriously debilitating conditions such as carpal tunnel or cubital tunnel syndrome. Carpal tunnel is caused by pressure exerted on the median nerve at the wrist and cubital tunn...

Stanford Medical Center Implements The First Virtual Cardiac Ultrasound

...o assess and diagnose cardiac conditions with much precision and assurance. Cardiologists in Stanford hospital is of the opinion that such a computer will reduce the requirement for surgical procedures like tranesophageal echocardiograms. The physicians will be able to try out options on screen before they’d w...

New X-ray machine launched by GE Healthcare

...Advantage offers high quality image and diagnostic precision using lower radiation doses unlike conventional X-ray systems that are priced between Rs.100, 000 ($2,300) and Rs.500, 000 ($11,500). "With advanced radiography, our latest X-ray product offers radiologists better images for accurate diagnosis. It i...

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

...le to diagnose the disease with a higher degree of precision and accuracy with an imaging modality known as Positron emission tomography (PET) imaging is coupled with the radiotracer fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG). PET is a safe, effective and painless biological imaging exam that "photographs" or detects the pres...

A Novel Method For Measuring Interstitial Fluid Pressure In Cancer Tissues

...procedure using a transducer-tipped catheter and a precision glide needle that allows reliable measurement of IFP in tumor tissues. This novel procedure, using a polyurethane transducer-tipped catheter (Millar), allows reliable measurement of interstitial fluid pressure (IFP) in cancer tissues. Before and af...

Hip Replacement Can Now Be Performed On Virtual Patients

... with doctors increasingly taking advantage of the precision of robotic arms. Medindia on replacement surgery: Total Replacement Arthroplasty - When the whole of the joint is affected, it is completely removed and replaced by suitable artificial joint structure....

Lack of adequate sleep among people over 50

...ng. The results have been corrected to statistical precision to provide a national representation of all adults 50 or above. Nearly half of the individuals surveyed said they had an inadequate sleep amounting to less than seven hours of sleep each night and a quarter believe they have a sleep problem. Worry...

The Chemistry Of Sexual Attraction Between Male And Female Elephants

...ticular stage of musth. "This study reveals the precision and specificity of inter-animal signaling possible. This is the first example, in mammals, of the use of this very precise signaling and ratio of enantiomers in signaling," said co-author L.E.L. "Bets" Rasmussen. Enantiomers represent a pair of che...

Robotic Assisted Knee Replacement Surgery Has Improved Accuracy

...d with a prolonged surgical duration. A two-degree precision was noted in the accuracy of fixation related to the planned position. This was possible only in 40% of conventional surgeries. The incidence of surgery related side effects was significantly lower in robotic surgery, where an improved post-operative...

Novel Technique For Identification And Treatment Of Neurodegenerative Diseases

...ysis of brain tissue. The depth of examination and precision are main advantages of this device. The electron microscope can provide adequate resolution of 1 micron (1/1000th of a centimeter). The new device can allow identification and subsequent examination of particles as small as 200-300 microns in size....

New Device Developed For Treating Cervical Spondylitis

...ng of a tunnel along the disk is done with greater precision under the eye of a microscope," he points out. "Earlier, the drilling was followed by the hammering of nails into the vertebra and that too with the naked eye, thereby leaving scope for inaccurate and often extra removal of the osteophyte growth al...

Novel Approach Assists in Locating Leads for Drug Discovery

...d that a novel method of screening will aid better precision and accuracy in the profiling of compounds in chem...rgets, we needed a method that offered far greater precision coupled with the capacity to identify chemicals with a wide spectrum of biological activities."In th...

Skin Cells Make Use of Geographic Co-Ordinates to Reach Their Destination

...le that adults simply don't need the same level of precision mapping as a developing embryo, and they stop broadcasting the finer points of the signal when it's no longer necessary. Source Eurekalert...

Medication Errors Affect Leukemia Treatment In Children

...rotocols, a balance needs to be struck between the precision of dosing regimens and simplification so that medication errors are minimized." Source: Eurekalert...

Brain changes in schizophrenia to be analyzed

...at were not available even a few years ago. "The precision of these techniques will provide new information on how the complex neural circuitry of these regions and cell groups are altered as a function of disease as well as antipsychotic medications," Hemby said. Source-Eurekalert<BRGYT...

Gamma Knife Offers Noninvasive Treatment for Vascular Disorders, Brain Tumors

... 201 beams of cobalt radiation with sub-millimeter precision on the remaining AVM in Ms. Coit’s brain. Patien...that you can treat incredibly small targets with a precision of one-tenth of a millimeter,” said Dr. Timmerman. “This minimizes the risk of damage to healthy tis...

Three Teslas magnetic resonance imager acquired. Shot in the arm for research

...notable advantage of the 3 Teslas unit is its high precision given that it enables the recording of an enhanced image quality in less exploration time. Moreover, the imaging unit will be used to continue lines of research in close collaboration with CIMA, the most important of which involve the study of Alzhei...

Children and Chronic Kidney Disease

...pe is that eventually, we will be able to say with precision that 'X' amount of protein in the urine corresponds to a risk of 'Y' amount of kidney function loss.' Source-Newswise...

Montreal Researchers And US Develop Model Of Key Immune-System Component

...the tremendous talent of Quebec scientists and the precision that can be achieved by genomics and proteomics, two approaches that yield concrete results. "I would like to congratulate Dr. Desjardins and his team. Their very important breakthrough further confirms the wisdom of the Quebec government’s decision ...

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