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One Of First MRI-safe Devices For Pain Implanted By Ohio State's Wexner Medical Center
2013-08-07 07:23:52

Ohio State University Medical Center [ Watch The Video - Pain Management Helped By Implantation of MRI-safe Device ] Neurosurgeons at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center are among the first in the United States to successfully implant an MRI-safe spinal cord stimulator to help patients suffering from chronic back or limb pain. Neurosurgeons Dr. Ali Rezai and Dr. Milind Deogaonkar performed the surgery Aug. 5 to help relieve intense foot pain due to a peripheral neuropathy...

2012-05-21 02:25:43

COLUMBUS, Ohio, May 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- On Monday, May 21, 2012 the final beam will be lifted into place at the new James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute and Critical Care Center under construction on The Ohio State University medical campus. When completed, the 21-floor, $1.1 billion hospital will be one of the 15 tallest hospitals in the country. OSU President E. Gordon Gee and dignitaries from the state, including Mayor Michael Coleman, community and...

2012-02-10 12:42:00

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Feb. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Ohio State University Medical Center is being renamed today, in honor of one of the university's most committed leaders and benefactors, Leslie H. Wexner ('59). The Ohio State University Board of Trustees unanimously voted this morning in favor of the name change - affirming that Wexner Medical Center at The Ohio State University is a fitting tribute for Mr. Wexner's three decades of visionary leadership and service. "Les has been among Ohio...

2011-09-15 09:46:00

CHICAGO, Sept. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Thirty-nine awards were presented to UHC members by Novation, UHC's supply contracting company, for achievements in standardization in 2010. UHC account executives delivered commemorative awards to the winners. Since their inception in 1998, Novation's standardization programs have provided more than $911 million in rebates--$85 million in 2010 alone. The Ohio State University Medical Center, one of the award winners, averages $165,000 per quarter...

2011-09-06 22:09:26

Scientists have discovered a biological switch that gives energy-storing white fat the characteristics of energy-burning brown fat. The findings could lead to new strategies for treating obesity. The animal study by researchers at The Ohio State University Medical Center shows that the change is due to the activation of a nerve and biochemical pathway that begins in the hypothalamus, an area of the brain involved in energy balance, and ends in white fat cells. This pathway, called the...

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2011-07-22 12:29:07

An engineering method used in the optimization of spaceships and airplanes may guarantee the full recovery of patients suffering from craniofacial injury By Emerson Mello Silva, Carnegie Mellon University Today, surgeons face many limitations when it comes to helping a patient who suffers from a severe craniofacial injury, or an injury pertaining to the skull and the face. Most often a result of cancer or war-related circumstances, the injury is both psychologically and physically damaging....

2010-11-29 07:00:00

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Nov. 29, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- On August 21 and 22, 4,047 riders rode over 328,000 miles to raise money for cancer research at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center - James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute. During the first quarter break of the Ohio State vs. Michigan game, Pelotonia presented a check for $7,846,705. The funds raised by the Riders in 2010 bring Pelotonia's two-year total to over $12.3 million. "We are thrilled with the...

2010-09-14 18:29:23

Provides new insight into the most common form of congenital heart disease Repairing small, seemingly benign holes in a child's heart may be more clinically important than previously thought, as dysfunction could be lurking out of sight. These are the findings from a study conducted by doctors and researchers at Nationwide Children's Hospital and the Ohio State University Medical Center examining a subset of the most common form of congenital heart disease, ventricular septal defect. The...

2010-09-14 12:30:37

Researchers at the Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center-Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC-James) have identified an experimental agent that targets chronic lymphocytic leukemia and perhaps other proliferative disorders of lymphocytes. Their study shows that the small-molecule inhibitor CAL-101 directly promotes cell death by apoptosis in chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) cells and disrupts several external survival pathways needed...

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2010-07-13 09:35:51

Facial reconstruction patients may soon have the option of custom-made bone replacements optimized for both form and function, thanks to researchers at the University of Illinois and the Ohio State University Medical Center. Whether resulting from illness or injury, loss of facial bones poses problems for reconstructive surgeons beyond cosmetic implications: The patient's chewing, swallowing, speaking or even breathing abilities may be impaired. "The mid-face is perhaps the most complicated...