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3-D ultrasound scanner provides in-depth view of the brain

... scanner that might guide minimally invasive brain surgeries and provide better detection of a brain tumor’s lo... heart and other internal organs during endoscopic surgeries performed through tiny "keyhole" incisions about 3 centimeters in diameter (http://www.pratt.duke.ed...

Bones in motion: Brown scientists to create new 3-D X-ray system

...rds' multijointed wings; planning orthopedic surgeries and comparing the effectiveness of different approaches; creating better treatments for shoulder, wrist, knee and back injuries; driving innovations in computer graphics and scientific visualization. The project cuts across discipline...

Cure for cancer one step closer

...sley Hospital alone had almost 2000 cancer related surgeries in 2004. The Queensland Government contributed $1.42 million towards the construction of the Tissue Bank through the Smart State Research Facility Fund. The investment has built and equipped, as part of the Institute's infrastructure, a dedicat...

MU researcher placing eye implants in cats to help humans see

... by age four. To date, Narfstrom has performed surgeries in severely visually impaired or blind cats. During the surgery, Narfstrom makes two small cuts into the sclera, the outer wall of the eyeball. After removing the vitreous, which is the gelatinous fluid inside the back part of the eyeball, ...

No-scalpel vasectomies by skilled surgeons may speed recovery

...ere he received his training and how many of these surgeries he has done. More studies would help: "Informed patients will benefit from data showing that it is a technique associated with less pain and fewer complications." ...

Ultrasound upgrade produces images that work like 3-D movies

...dures, including tumor biopsies and robot-assisted surgeries done through tiny "keyhole" incisions. The Duke team, which also includes Joanna Noble, an undergraduate student, and Matthew Fronheiser, a graduate student in Smith's laboratory, reported the findings in an issue of the journal Ultrasonic Imaging...

Circumcision: A proven strategy to prevent HIV

...urgery. According to Bailey, in 1.7 percent of the surgeries there were minor complications -- usually bleeding or a mild infection. There were no severe adverse events. Bailey cautions that circumcised men may feel they are protected from becoming HIV infected and may be more likely to engage in risky beha...

New fMRI technology making brain tumor surgery safer

...gy may make brain stimulation unnecessary for many surgeries in the future. The new BrainLAB equipment also enables physicians to integrate diffusion tensor imaging (DTI), which provides a map of critical white-matter tracts in the brain. “White-matter tracts,?said Dr. Leach, “are like the electrical conn...

Artificial cornea offers better results for infants, some blind patients

... these children, many of whom have endured several surgeries that have failed," said James Aquavella, M.D., the University of Rochester ophthalmologist who is pioneering the use of the implant and who operated on most of the children in the study. "These are children for whom, until now, there really has no...

Male circumcision reduces HIV risk, study stopped early

...cations from circumcision. However, 1.7 percent of surgeries resulted in mild complications, such as bleeding or infection. Bailey said that promoting circumcision in Africa must be done in conjunction with proper technical training and medical tools, equipment and supplies necessary to perform large number...

More kidney cancer is detected and treated early, yet death rate rises

..."What this shows us is that, despite more frequent surgeries for smaller kidney cancers, mortality among patients with kidney cancer has continued to increase," Hollingsworth says. "So even while detection and treatment are increasing and more tumors have become detectable, this study suggests a disconnect bec...

3-D ultrasound scanner could guide robotic surgeries

...ers. They said the scanner ultimately might enable surgeries to be performed without surgeons, a capability tha...d for performing minimally invasive "laparoscopic" surgeries on the heart or other organs, Smith said. In such operations, surgeons work through tiny "keyhole" i...

Results with newer bladeless LASIK equivalent to standard microkeratome LASIK

...ond (bladeless) and mechanical microkeratome LASIK surgeries has found equal results from both types six months post-surgery, using a variety of vision and eye health measurements. The study's findings will be presented next week in three abstracts at the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology me...

Ultrasound may help regrow teeth

... normal, side. These patients usually undergo many surgeries to improve their facial appearance. This work on human patients was presented at the World Federation of Orthodontics in Paris, September 2005. "After proving it worked, we looked at creating a smaller ultrasound carrier where we can take the patie...

Plastic surgeons countdown first full facial transplantation

...he body. In addition, it takes multiple grafts and surgeries to successfully reconstruct the entire face. Many patients are left with a patchy, unfavorable appearance, including large scars and mismatched skin. The studies found the only way to surgically match facial skin texture, pliability and color is th...

Radiotherapy advance points way to noninvasive brain cancer treatment

...stretch survival limits are exceptionally invasive surgeries to remove the tumor and radiation treatment with the maximum tolerated dose - all of which leads to a painfully low quality of life. Because of this, researchers are racing to find better therapies to stop or slow GBM. In the Jan. 1, 2006 issue of t...

Bone and cartilage growth to blame for heart valve disease

...eart surgery. Heart valve disease leads to 100,000 surgeries in the U.S. each year to repair or replace damaged valves. Mitral valve disease is a leading cause of atrial fibrillation, which is a major culprit in strokes and heart failure. Aortic valve disease can lead to heart failure, arrhythmia, infections...

For one Stanford doctor, the beat goes on during open-heart surgery

...tions into the potential benefits of less-invasive surgeries such as beating-heart and robotic heart surgery. "...target. The heart is not moving. In beating-heart surgeries - currently used in about 22 percent of U.S. bypass procedures - a surgeon's ability to stitch vesse...

Marine mammals are on the frontline of failing ocean health

...ple with suppressed immune systems from transplant surgeries or HIV/AIDS. "When otters get toxoplasmosis, they get far more sick than most humans," says Conrad. This allows researchers to more easily detect and trace the disease ?and calls attention to the flow of pathogens from land to sea that might otherw...

Terahertz imaging may reduce breast cancer surgeries

...s the potential to eliminate the need for multiple surgeries and tissue samples to get clear surgical margins. ...al procedure has been completed, and often, repeat surgeries have to be scheduled. For the first time, however, terahertz imaging has the potential to eliminate ...

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