Novel veterinary procedure detecting life-threatening injuries touted
...ate the potential for TFAST in veterinary emergency medicine to rapidly detect PTX and other potentially life-threatening thoracic injuries, including rib
fractures, intercostal muscle tears, diaphragmatic hernia, hemothorax, and hemopericardium advantageously upon patient presentation on the exam table ...
How alligators rock and roll
...ly by using their diaphragm, pelvic, abdominal and rib
muscles to shift their lungs like internal floatat...r pork or beef ribs. There are two groups of chest rib
muscles. One group helps the rib
cage contract and pushes air out of the lungs when...
New CPR promises better results by compressing abdomen, not Chest
...standard," Geddes said.
Another benefit of OAC-CPR is that it eliminates rib
fractures, which are commonly caused by compressing the chest. rib
fractures cause the chest to recoil more slowly, but effective CPR requires...
NIH researchers discover protein that appears to regulate bone mass loss, the cause of osteoporosis
... range of opportunistic infections. Last year, an NIAID doctor treating children with this disease observed that several of them sustained unexplained rib
fractures that he hypothesized could be, like osteoporosis, caused by a loss of bone mineral density. A new study, published online this week, confirm...
Spinal cord bridge bypasses injury to restore mobility
...e nerves in the spinal cord and restore movement, said Silver.
For more than 100 years, researchers have used grafts of peripheral nerves from the rib
area or parts of the leg. While peripheral nerves can be used successfully as grafts in the limbs, spinal cord injuries put up defenses called inhibi...
Cells from amniotic fluid used to tissue-engineer a new trachea
... on heart-lung bypass, which can cause neurologic and other complications. Surgeons have tried various fixes, such as grafting in pieces of the baby's rib
or pelvic bone, using synthetic substances like Teflon, or implanting stents (in the hope that tissue would scar around the stents and form a tube), b...
New method shows it is possible to grow bone for grafts within a patient's body
The current approach currently used by orthopedic surgeons to repair serious bone breaks is to remove small pieces of bone from a patient's rib
or hip and fuse them to the broken bone. They use the same method to fuse spinal vertebrae to treat serious spinal injuries and back pain. Although th...