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Miraculous Recovery for Australian Child Whose Throat was Speared

...ye problems. "I could put my index finger in the wound right through to the knuckle," pediatric surgeon V...minute operation to explore possible damage in the wound and clean it. Remarkably, though one of the main arteries in his neck has been permanently blocked...

Patients Undergoing Tonsillectomy Shows No Change of Taste

...presence of postoperative pain, oral discomfort or wound healing during the first days and weeks after tonsillectomy. A number of case reports and a few systematic investigations of patients experiencing taste disorders after tonsillectomy have been published, they conclude. However, based on the present...

Indian Government Asks the Supreme Court to Keep Off Environmental Issues

...vernment, the application said the Bench should be wound up and all executive functions should be carried out by the Central and State Forest Departments. Often these committees had neglected, even purposely denigrated, the efforts of the State and Central Governments at conservation and development of ...

Breathalyzer Tests for Cops Involved in Shootings

... stops on any on- or off-duty officers who kill or wound someone, Kelly said Monday. The breath tests were one of 19 recommendations made by police officials assigned to study the NYPD's undercover operations amid community outrage over the killing of Sean Bell. Other steps include more stringent psycholog...

Severe Human Bite Wounds are 12 Times More Common in Men

... Seventy per cent of incidents resulting in a bite wound had occurred during the weekend or on a public hol...assessment. The human bite injury is a deceptive wound and because of the potential for infective, functional and aesthetic complications it requires promp...

US Trying Hard to Provide Proper Treatment for Wounded Soldiers

...every five to seven troops surviving a war-related wound had a traumatic brain injury, the military estimates. It's much higher in this war. A pilot project at Walter Reed in 2003 to screen 155 patients returning from Iraq found that 62 percent had a brain injury....

Germany, Greece Hold Gay Rights Marches

... or wearing elaborate masks and wigs, as the march wound its way from the Kurfuerstendamm shopping avenue to the historic Brandenburg Gate. "Unfortunately, gay people must still fear for their jobs," Berlin's homosexual mayor Klaus Wowereit said in a closing speech. In senior positions one can be homosex...

Replidyne Announces Positive Phase I Results for Topical Antibiotic REP8839

...P8839 in patients with impetigo and other skin and wound infections." REP8839 was tested in three Phase I trials which collectively enrolled over 400 subjects. In the first Phase I trial, safety, tolerability and skin irritancy were tested following repeated daily application of REP8839, at three drug co...

British Scientists Develop Artificial Skin

...rocedure is far from ideal, as it creates an extra wound on an already badly injured patient. But the sections of artificial skin - the same thickness as that on the body are grown in square trays in the lab. Each tray contains millions of fibroblasts, the cells responsible for the production of collage...

RNA Play a Vital Role in Gene Activity

... nucleus. Inactive chromosomal regions are tightly wound around proteins called histones and cannot be copied into RNA. Loss of HOTAIR in skin cells specifically frees the HOXD control region for binding by activating proteins. "Next we need to find out how these RNAs work structurally," said Rinn, "and ...

New, Less Painful Wound Treatment for Pediatric Patients

Negative pressure wound therapy is a new innovation in treating severe and...ions with children, and can be life-saving. This wound therapy is usually delivered via a vacuum system which applies negative suction pressure to the woun...

Honey, I Shrunk The Abscess!

...py involves applying a thick layer of honey on the wound after the dead skin and bacteria have been removed. Honey therapy is already employed in New Zealand to treat bed sores and is well-known in Europe as an alternative form of medicine. The results of this trial will be published by 2008 or 2009. ...

Hemangioblasts Aiding Eye Damage Repair

...ng that the cells can also considerably accelerate wound healing, repair lung damage, and can even generate unlimited amounts of red blood cells for transfusion," Lanza states....

Stem Cells Endless Hope in Place of What Could Have Been a Hopeless End

...ng that the cells can also considerably accelerate wound healing and repair lung damage. We might also be able to use them to treat strokes and complications of diabetes."...

Louisiana Residents Warned Against Brown Recluse Spiders

...brown recluse spider can result in a painful, deep wound that takes a long time to heal. Fatalities are ext...flesh due to damaged, gangrenous tissue). The open wound may range from the size of an adult's thumbnail to the span of a hand. The dead tissue gradually slo...

Targeting Sugar on Blood Vessels may Inhibit Cancer Growth

...helial growth, such as the reproductive system and wound healing, remained robust." Studying mouse models with a genetic alteration in an important sugar-modifying enzyme (Ndst1), the researchers saw a marked decrease in the growth of experimental carcinomas. The Ndst1 enzyme is responsible for modifying...

Holy Grail Of Dermatologists On The Verge Of Discovery

...The findings, which stemmed from a study examining wound healing in animal models, showed that mice were ab...new hair follicles over skin newly formed , during wound healing. The trick word, the scientists say is wnts. The study led by George Cotsarelis found th...

It is Possible Reverse Hair Loss, US Scientists Say

...nia team found that a particular gene important in wound healing, called wnt, appeared to play a role in th...ts not only for baldness, but for other aspects of wound healing and regeneration. British expert Professor Des Tobin, from the University of Bradford, said:...

Surgeons Perform Nasal Reconstruction for War Veteran Using His Own Body Parts

...uding a 16-hour emergency operation to deal with a wound infection. This soldier is fearless, says Byrne, an assistant professor in otolaryngology - head and neck surgery at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. From the beginning, his nasal reconstruction was not straightforward. He had trem...

Gel Made of Patients Own Platelets may Speed Up Wound Healing

...telet geltreated sites had statistically increased wound closure compared with controls by visual clinical ...s and microscopic signs of healing) at the treated wound sites looked similar to the skin at the control wounds. However, when the count of platelets in the ...

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