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Titanium Rib Found To Be Effective In Treating Spinal Deformities In Children

Children born with spinal or chest wall deformities face many serious health risks, including premature death. Now, an experimental surgery gives these kids a new lease on life. Prior to the experimental device, // the only treatment was to fuse the spine, and the child would eventually end up wit...

Fox 11 News Anchor Christine Devine to Co-Host 2nd Annual "An Evening for Autism" Event

...where guests will have a chance to sample appetizers from the following food sponsors: Tommy Bahama's Island Grille, Wildfish Seafood Grille, Newport rib Company and The Beach Pit BBQ, The Cheesecake Factory, Maggiano's Little Italy, Taco's & Co., Harborside Restaurant and Newport Landing Restaurant...

Hip and back fractures increase mortality rates in people older than 50

... outcomes such as pain, immobility and reduced health-related quality of life. All types of fractures were more common in women than men except for rib fractures. Other factors affecting mortality including smoking status, physical activity, and comorbidity of other diseases. "Hip fractures may hav...

Dr. Kim-Chi Vu in Portland Selects Artefill to Meet Growing Patient Demand for a Longer Lasting Dermal Filler

...her residency, Dr. Vu was involved in several research projects, including the heparin effect on thrombocytopenia, bioresorbable ribs stabilization in rib fractures, and a clinical study on composite grafting for correction of bilateral cleft nasal deformity. For more information visit http://www.drvu...

Bayer CropScience and Monsanto Sign Cross Licensing Agreement on Herbicide Tolerance Traits in Rapeseed/Canola

... Contact: Greg Coffey phone: 919-549-2404 Email: greg.coffey@bayercropscience.com Find more information at www.bayercropscience.com. rib (2008-271E) Forward-Looking Statements This release may contain forward-looking statements based on current assumptions and foreca...

Heart Hugger by General Cardiac Technology, Eases Pain of Medicare's Decision to No Longer Cover Hospital Errors

...stability following a sternotomy have been folded sheets, towels, pillows and even stuffed animals. These methods provide no encircling support to the rib cage, are unavailable to the patient when ambulating, and provide no lateral support to stabilize the wound and prevent dehiscence. These outdated met...

Smith & Nephew Endoscopy's OSTEORAPTOR(TM) Anchor Provides Bioabsorbable Solution for Labral Tears in the Hip and Shoulder

...urgeon feedback, the OSTEORAPTOR Anchor system incorporates many features of the previously released BIORAPTOR(TM) Anchor line - including the implant rib design and the instrumentation used to deliver the implant. Because they are molded from bioabsorbable PLLA-HA, the anchor is invisible on x-ray and d...

American Veterinary Medical Association: Weaving a Web for Food Safety

... SCHAUMBURG, Ill., Feb. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Americans love their meat. Whether it's rib eyes, pork chops or chicken breasts, the demand for protein is so great in this country that more than 85 billion pounds of meat and poultry are proce...

New Study Data: JANUVIA™ (sitagliptin) Significantly Reduced Blood Sugar Levels and Was Not Associated with Hypoglycemia in Elderly Patients with Type 2 Diabetes

...nd 20-times human exposure at the maximum recommended human dose (MRHD) of 100mg/day based on AUC comparisons. Higher doses increased the incidence of rib malformations in offspring at 1000mg/kg, or approximately 100 times human exposure at the MRHD. Sitagliptin administered to female rats from ges...

Today's Working Adults Face Long Term Care 'Double Whammy,' Says Denise Gott, Spokesperson for LTC Financial Partners, LLC

... who need care." The radio host, Ron Kauffman, highlighted this fact with a personal experience. "I had a horrible biking accident, and I was a broken rib away from needing in-home care." Extended care needs can arise at any age. The second part of the double whammy has to do with the aging parents of ...

UD researchers discover technique for repairing gene defect that causes spinal muscular atrophy

... atrophy is caused by a mutation in the SMN1 gene, which affects the motor neurons, the nerve cells in the spinal cord that control the muscles of the rib cage and limbs, which are essential for breathing, swallowing, sitting and walking. Each gene is made up of a length of DNA, a code composed of the...

UD researchers discover promising technique for repairing gene that causes spinal muscular atrophy

... atrophy is caused by a mutation in the SMN1 gene, which affects the motor neurons, the nerve cells in the spinal cord that control the muscles of the rib cage and limbs, which are essential for breathing, swallowing, sitting and walking. Each gene is made up of a length of DNA, a code composed of the...

New technique to determine the age of immigrant minors through ribs and teeth

...jects, the project considers new criteria with a sound scientific base and legal certainty. For instance, the use of the costal cartilage of the first rib has been suggested as a key factor in determining the age of individuals over 21 years. The study opens the door to new research lines on age diagn...

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

... nasal components were assembled in two operations, with nostrils and tip, using skin transplanted from his arm and neck, bone and cartilage came from rib and ear. One of the more complex procedures involved transfer of soft skin from the underside of Fletchers arm to create an inside nasal linin...

American Who Set Off TB Scare Apologizes, Lung Surgery an Option for Him

... found around the world and exists in pockets in Russia and Asia. The tuberculosis was discovered when Speaker had a chest X-ray in January for a rib injury. ...

The Dreaded Disease Tuberculosis Raises Its Ugly Head

...he had been warned not to fly because he posed an infection risk to others. The disease in Speaker came to fore when he went for a check up for a rib injury. His X-ray picked up shadow in his right lung and TB was suspected. Only after intense test it was realized that the TB was drug resistance. Bu...

Doctors Hopeful for Elizabeth Edwards

...reast cancer. This time it is located in the right rib bone and hence classified as metastatic or stage I...r left side. While this turned out to be a cracked rib she suffered while moving furniture in her new hou...llow-up tests confirmed that there was cancer in a rib bone. Yet experts say like all chronic disease...

New Device Offers Hope to Children With Chest, Spinal Deformities

...o create room in the torso to allow the lungs to grow, and we’re even able to control the scoliosis, or curvature of the spine.” VEPTR gives the rib cage room to grow when the child's breastbone fails to support normal breathing and lung growth. During surgery, the device – a curved metal rod – is ...

Older Men Have Similar Refracture Risk as Women

...to 79-year-old woman's initial fracture risk and similar to the initial risk of a man at least 20 years older. All fracture locations apart from rib (men) and ankle (women) resulted in increased subsequent fracture risk, with highest risks following hip and clinical vertebral fractures in younger m...

Pot Belly Is A Better Risk Predictor Of Heart Attack Than BMI

...k found in all countries and cultures is similar. The waist should be measured roughly between the top of the hip bone and the lower edge of the rib cage without clothing and the hip is measured over light clothing at the widest part of the buttocks. Dr. Sharma and colleagues study on Interhe...

Injuries Cost Hospitals $20 Billion

...2 percent of hospital stays of injured patients are uninsured. The federal report also found: ? Broken bones – fractures of the hip, leg, spine, rib and pelvis, arm, and skull – are the number one type of injury hospitalizations. They account for nearly 1 million admissions a year. ? Poisonings...

Post-Operative Pain in Breast Cancer Surgery

... clearly a risk factor for acute, post-operative pain. Most pain stems from damage to the intercostal brachial nerve, which runs under the arm and rib cage. But many other triggers exist as well: scarring, post-operative radiation therapy, some chemotherapy drugs, and the unusual sensations often ass...

Mouse Gene With Gene Stutter Will Help Leukemia Research

...n leukemia. The researchers then looked to see how the mutation affected the animals. The most obvious changes was a missing or rudimentary 13th rib and an additional vertebra in the lower backbone. This suggested the mutation was affecting Hox genes, some of which govern the growth and development...

World’s First Pediatric Laparoscopic Liver Surger

...men to increase the operative area and improve visualization of the tumor. The surgeon then makes two to four small incisions on the right side of the rib cage to accommodate the laparoscope, a tiny "telescope" equipped with a camera, and other specialized surgical instruments. The surgeon then severs an...

Thai King to Undergo Spine Surgery

...k and leg pain and numbness in the legs when standing and walking. The king, who has undergone a heart procedure in the past, reportedly cracked a rib on June 24 while performing walking exercises. (Source: IANS) ...

Height Loss Determines Risk Of Vertebral Fractures And Bone Disease

...ational journal. Simple self-examination measures can be used for early detection of osteoporosis. One is placing two fingers between the lowest rib and the pelvis. If there is difficulty in doing this, there is a 60% chance of vertebral fractures. Alternatively, the patient can be made to stand na...

Its Possible To Grow Bone To Replace The Damaged Bone

...ng. 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...

Surgery-Rigged pulley helps patients

...lves multiple surgeries to cut apart most of the face bones, move them up, down or forward, and then hold them in the new spot with grafts from hip or rib bones. Some children have such little bone to work with that they can't complete such surgery until they're teen-agers. And if the graft is poorly pla...

New test for heart attack

...f those who show up in the emergency room with chest pain are actually having a heart attack. Other causes of chest pain are gastrointestinal, kidney, rib or lung problems. But this test may take several hours and maybe a formal hospital admission in order to find out the cause.// According to Docto...
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