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2009-09-28 15:15:31

Heparin, a commonly used anticoagulant, can cause skin lesions, reports a study in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). Skin lesions caused by heparin may indicate the presence of a life-threatening decrease in the number of platelets, a condition called "heparin-induced thrombocytopenia" or a, in most cases self-limiting, allergic skin reaction. The study looked at 320 patients undergoing heparin injections over 12 months at The Hospital of The Johann Wolfgang Goethe University in...

2009-09-22 10:34:00

SHENZHEN, China, Sept. 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - HTDS www.htdsmedical.com The Company is pleased to announce the first batch delivery of the Varicella vaccine to Guatemala. Varicella-zoster virus (VZV) is a DNA virus of the herpesvirus family. VZV causes a primary illness (varicella or chickenpox) and establishes latency in the sensory nerve ganglia, which may be reactivated later as herpes zoster (shingles). VZV is spread by the airborne route as well as by direct contact with the virus...

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2009-09-02 23:50:00

An injectable biomaterial gel may help brain tissue grow at the site of a traumatic brain injury, according to findings by a Clemson University bioengineer. Research by assistant professor of bioengineering Ning Zhang shows that the biomaterial gel made up of both synthetic and natural sources has the potential to spur the growth of a patient's own neural stem cells in the body, structurally repairing the brain injury site. In previous lab studies, Zhang has demonstrated the reconstruction of...

2009-08-19 08:12:02

Breast MRI allows physicians to evaluate suspicious lesions using a variety of variables. Researchers have found though that computer-aided kinetic information can help significantly in distinguishing benign from malignant suspicious breast lesions on MRI, according to a study published in the September issue of the American Journal of Roentgenology (AJR).In the study, performed at the University of Washington Medical Center, researchers analyzed and compared the computer-aided evaluation...

2009-07-30 06:29:01

Cognitive testing may help people predict the future progression of inactive or benign multiple sclerosis (MS), according to a new study. Gender and brain lesions may also determine progression of MS years after diagnosis. By current definition, people with benign MS are those who remain "fully functional" after 15 or more years from disease onset. However, people with benign MS occasionally develop renewed disease activity or progression and can experience severe symptoms.For the study,...

2009-07-29 15:22:05

Cognitive testing may help people with inactive or benign multiple sclerosis (MS) better predict their future with the disease, according to a study published in the July 29, 2009, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. Gender and brain lesions may also determine the risk of progression of MS years after diagnosis.By current definition, people with benign MS are those who remain "fully functional" after 15 or more years from...

2009-06-24 07:31:00

ST. LOUIS, June 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Marc Sarti from the University of Virginia recently used the Veran IG4 Plug-N-Play Navigation System on multiple patients to target small cancerous lung lesions that were located in extremely challenging locations. Dr. Sarti's unique use of the 4D capability for the diagnosis and treatment for these patients was the first of its kind. Especially in the lungs, small potential cancers are extremely difficult to access for biopsy and diagnosis. These...

2009-02-19 10:25:16

You may recall as a child catching the itchy red rash, chicken pox. The unsightly infection was caused by the varicella zoster virus and was responsible for nearly 4 million cases each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), until a vaccine introduced in 1995 reduced that number by 83 percent. Yet, if you were among those that suffered from chicken pox, the varicella zoster virus may still be present in your body and could lead to serious (and irreversible) oral health...

2008-12-01 15:15:50

A new method of characterizing breast lesions found during magnetic resonance imaging could result in fewer biopsies of benign tumors, U.S. researchers said. Dr. Wendy DeMartini and colleagues in the breast imaging department at the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance developed a preliminary statistical model that breast radiologists could eventually use when deciding whether a lesion found on breast MRI is likely to be malignant or benign. The researchers reviewed almost 2,600 breast MRI exams...

2008-09-04 12:00:32

U.S. scientists say they've discovered merging multiple computerized tomography images can aid probe positioning during radiofrequency ablation. The researchers at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H., said radiofrequency ablation is used to destroy biological tissue for medical treatments of various lesions. "During radiofrequency ablation the probe often needs to be repositioned in order to effectively treat an entire lesion," said Dr. John Gemery, author of the study,...


Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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