UAB first in US to offer speedier precise cancer radiotherapy
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) this month became the first U.S. medical center to offer a speedier
cancer radiation therapy. The new technique can turn a 20-minute radiotherapy session into a 90-second session for selected patients.
Additionally, the new therapy...
A 'light bulb' moment for people with dementia
...harmacological intervention, researchers also hope to apply information from the study to changing the lighting in hospitals where patients may have a speedier
recovery or improved quality of life with a good night's rest.
"We're innovators at heart," says Mark Duffy, engineering and technology systems man...
State-of-the-Art Technology and Hotel-Like Environment Get CareOne's Rehab Patients Home Quicker
... largest family-owned and operated senior care provider reports that newly designed hotel-like Centers, and the use of computer technology account for speedier
recovery and discharge in rehab patients compared to national averages.
Independent research data demonstrate that 91 percent of CareOne's rehab ...
New Mexico Doctors Now Treating Brain and Prostate Cancer With RapidArc Radiotherapy Technology
"RapidArc really helped John get through his treatments easier," said Gregg Franklin, MD, radiation oncologist. "But there are other benefits to a speedier
treatment. It can increase our accuracy because the chance of tumor motion is reduced when treatments are shorter."
Tumors can move during longer...
Children's National Medical Center Opens New Operating Rooms, Waiting Area
...n now be done laparoscopically, including appendectomies and lung resections. Minimally invasive surgery is easier on patients because it results in a speedier
Children's surgical specialists are supported by a large team of fellowship-trained pediatric anesthesiologists. As the only freestandi...
Angioplasty Via Wrist May Be Safer
... It's seldom used but entails lower risk, speedier
recovery, researchers say
TUESDAY, Jan. 20 (HealthDay News) -- The best way of accessing and treating ailing hearts with angioplasty may b...
Prescription for patient safety
...essor Fenn says the findings will be directly relevant to evaluating the implementation and operation of the NHS Redress Scheme that aims to provide a speedier
way to resolve negligence claims below 20,000 but whose details have still to be published.
"Once these are known and the nature of its funding is ...
Accent Dual Mode Skin Tightening Laser is Latest Offering from Juva Skin Center
...hesia, and is a virtually painless skin rejuvenation treatment.
" Skin tightening laser treatments that are less invasive and provide for a speedier
recovery are very important to patients now," explains Bruce E. Katz, M.D., director of Juva Skin and Laser Center. "The Accent Dual Mode RF...
Achilles Tendon Surgery Advances Speed Recovery
...of tissue graft products, bone anchors, radio
frequency treatments and new arthroscopic procedures provides patients with
less invasive treatments and speedier
recovery times. More than 1,000 foot
and ankle surgeons are learning about the latest treatments and techniques
for foot and ankle conditions at the A...
Capsulated Systems, Inc. Develops Long Term Local Anesthetic
...r hydrocodone after surgery, thus avoiding
the undesirable side effects associated with these medications. In
addition, the new system may allow for a speedier
recovery and increased
patient participation in physical therapy, significantly aiding the healing
process. In initial experiments, the micro- particl...
The more promiscuous the female, the speedier the sperm
Female promiscuity appears to have triggered changes in the type of sperm a male produces, according to new research on fish from central Africa.
The study, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA, examines how competition for reproduction influences the sp...
Captain Birdseye's robotic nose
...ria that break down dead fish and produce the distasteful smell of rotting fish.
It opens the door to a standard of quality control even higher and speedier
than the finely-tuned nose of the bushy-bearded Birdseye.
Using a technique based on the polymerase chain reaction (PCR), Eyjfur Reynisson and coll...
Researchers view swimming tactics of tiny aquatic predators
...nd helices. In addition, the researchers saw starkly different hunting tactics. The Karlodinium appeared to slow down and wait to ambush its prey; the speedier
Pfiesteria was a more active hunter, increasing its speed and radius of helical trajectories while pursuing its prey.
Just like lions might shift i...
Carbon nanoribbons could make smaller, speedier computer chips
Stanford chemists have developed a new way to make transistors out of carbon nanoribbons. The devices could someday be integrated into high-performance computer chips to increase their speed and generate less heat, which can damage today's silicon-based chips when transistors are packed together t...
GeneCards(R) Version 3.0 Beta Released
...Version 3.0 features a significantly upgraded infrastructure, including a comprehensive relational biological database, and a novel, sophisticated and speedier
search engine. It provides capabilities for highly effective and well-targeted queries, a user-friendly display and clear data navigation. Also releas...
Wisconsin firms make acquisitions for Check 21 readiness
...d create a completely valid substitute check to deal with other banks.
Banks are not required to start using substitute checks, but the prospect of speedier
check clearing has raised concerns over reduced float and the chance of overdraw fees.
Metavante acquires Texas banking firm
Forum builds on the work of the Wisconsin Economic Summit
...n Wisconsin. They emphasized the need for industry "clusters" to form and work together, which is happening with somewhat less success. They urged the speedier
development of a knowledge-based, tech-based economy, which is taking place at varying speeds across Wisconsin.
Those summits also foresaw the need...
CIO Leadership Series: Deb Rislow, Gundersen Lutheran
...cording to Dr. Tom Lathrop. He said some physicans were worried that EMRs might interfere with the doctor-patient relationship, but he vouched for the speedier
information retrieval made possible by electronic records and for Rislow's approach to change management. "She came in with the idea that she wanted t...