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Doctors Use 3D Printing to Safeguard Baby Before Birth

Posted 6 Oct 2015 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, Oct. 6, 2015 – When Michigan doctors saw a large mass on the face of a fetus late in pregnancy, they feared it might block the baby's airway at birth. The doctors didn't know what the abnormality was, or if the infant would need lifesaving care in order to breathe. Use of 3D printing technology removed the guesswork, the team reported in the Oct. 5 online edition of the journal ...

MRIs Before Breast Cancer Surgery on the Rise: Study

Posted 24 Sep 2015 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, Sept. 24, 2015 – The use of MRI scans before breast cancer surgery has risen eightfold over the past decade, even though guidelines on their use in this setting are inconsistent, a new study shows. This increased use of MRI – magnetic resonance imaging – is also linked to an increase in further testing, longer wait times to surgery, a higher likelihood of a mastectomy instead of ...

MRI Helps Detect Brain Bleeding Soon After Traumatic Brain Injury

Posted 15 Sep 2015 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, Sept. 15, 2015 – Military service members who undergo brain imaging soon after suffering a traumatic brain injury (TBI) may get better treatment more promptly, a new study suggests. The researchers found that MRI can help doctors detect microbleeding on the brain, which can sometimes trigger serious secondary health conditions, like brain swelling or stroke. "TBI is a large problem for ...

Anti-Clotting Drug Approved For Angioplasty

Posted 22 Jun 2015 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, June 22, 2015 – Kengreal (cangrelor) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to prevent blood clots from forming during angioplasty. Angioplasty involves inflating a balloon inside a clogged artery to improve blood flow. This is typically followed by insertion of a stent, a small mesh tube designed to keep the artery open. Some 500,000 people in the United States have ...

White Matter Damage in Brain May Help Spot Early Alzheimer's

Posted 27 May 2015 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, May 27, 2015 – Damage to the brain's white matter may be an early sign of certain types of Alzheimer's disease, according to a new study. Researchers used a specialized MRI technique called diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) to assess white matter in 53 people with three different types of Alzheimer's. Some patients had atypical forms of the disorder that affect localized parts of the ...

Quitting Smoking Improves Angioplasty Outcome, Study Finds

Posted 12 May 2015 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, May 12, 2015 – Patients who quit smoking when they have angioplasty – a heart blood vessel-opening procedure – have better outcomes, a new study finds. Quitting smoking was associated with less chest pain and better quality of life, researchers reported. "It's a no-brainer. Stopping smoking seems like a relatively easy way to increase your chances of getting the best outcomes from ...

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