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Seated Immobility Causes Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)

A research conducted by the Medical Research Institute of New Zealand suggested that people who sit for long hours without moving// are said to be more prone to deep vein thrombosis (DVT). Deep vein thrombosis is a state where blood clots are formed in the deep vein regions of thigh or calf. Th...

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

...raphic areas, patients with osteoporosis or have looked at only one type of fracture. Fractures are associated with negative 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 affec...

Lumbar Spinal Stenosis Surgery at the Olympia Medical Center

... trial which offered a minimally invasive treatment with a rapid recovery time." Lumbar Spinal Stenosis (LSS) is a very common cause of pain and immobility in middle age to elderly adults. Interspinous spacers act as a barrier and limit extension at symptomatic disc levels. This clinical trial aims to me...

Scientists discover way to jumpstart bone's healing process

...Center for Bone Health at the University of Rochester Medical Center Bukata. "Imagine if we can give patients a way to cut the time of their pain and immobility in half? That's what teriparatide did in our initial research." Bukata said much more was at stake then just comfort and pain relief. Patients who...

Slow-Healing Bones May Get Boost From Drug

...dical devices or other treatments that can provide relief to the patient." "Imagine if we can give patients a way to cut the time of their pain and immobility in half?" she said. Speeding the healing time for pelvic fractures could also reduce the risk of death and medical costs. Pelvic fractures carr...

Don't Shoulder the Burden any Longer

...zen Shoulder Syndrome is a debilitating condition suffered by 2-5% of the population, with symptoms including sore shoulders in the form of stiffness, immobility or excruciating pain. Figures reveal that more women (60%) are afflicted by Frozen Shoulder Syndrome, and that it may have a genetic or auto-immune ...

The SCOOTER Store's Gift of a Power Wheelchair Allows Woman to Enjoy Active Life Once Again

... arranging and other recreational activities. But he also knew that, without a power wheelchair, she could not participate. He saw her spirits sink as immobility caused her to stay in her room all day. While he was watching television, Mr. Moreland saw an advertisement for The SCOOTER Store. Because of the "c...

In-Flight Clot Risk Low for Most People

...sis, has gotten a lot of recent attention. In fact, the condition has been nicknamed "economy class syndrome," since it's been linked to long hours of immobility during flight. But the actual risk for the condition hasn't been known. In this new study, European researchers calculated the risk and found th...

Lake Elsinore Family Caregiver Receives Free Power Wheelchair From The SCOOTER Store

...'s unexpected generosity, they now happily report how "blessed" the family feels that Ms. Gares can make plans for being mobile and active again. The immobility caused by the arthritis has been tough on Ms. Gares. Over the years, she had been on the go taking care of other family members -- her five children, ...

Drug Combination Improves Parkinson’s Symptoms In Mic

...eutic measures. Patients suffering from this disease have difficulty in moving their limbs. Advanced stages of this disease could even witness a total immobility of the patients.
Immobility in Medical Products

Evans

Description:... The Evans AFO is designed to treat or help prevent lower extremity disorders associated with immobility such as hip displasia, foot drop, contractures and pressure necrosis at the calcaneus. A comfortable Kodel lining provides a comfortable wicking inter...
Company:Sky Medical, Inc.
Immobility in Medical Definition

Cachexia

...ncer , certain infectious diseases (e.g. tuberculosis , AIDS ) and some autoimmune disorders . Cachexia physically weakens patients to a state of immobility stemming from loss of appetite, asthenia , and anemia , and response to standard treatment is usually poor. Contents 1 Disease s...
Immobility in Biological News

Step out for PAD

... of fatty plaques in arteries. But it is not just the heart that is affected blood flow can be blocked to the legs too, leading to pain when walking, immobility and even in extreme cases, amputation. Approximately 20% of us will suffer from this peripheral artery disease (PAD) once we are 65 or over, and wi...

Oceans Past: A Guide to Oceans Future

...times their own volume in a 24-hour period. However, animals attached to the ocean floor, such as sponges and oysters, are vulnerable because of their immobility and irreplaceable in their ecological role. At its peak, the fishery in the northern Caribbean removed 47 million pounds (lbs.) of live sponge annu...

New insights into autoimmunity and depression

.... Depression-like behavior was strongly observed in the performance of anti-ribosomal P antibody-injected mice on the forced swimming test. The immobility time of these mice was twice as high as that of the control group, indicating a state of despair. In the remaining tests of cognitive and motor functi...
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