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Ophthalmology, Corneal, Transplant, Rejection, Vaccine

Oral Vaccine That Prevents Corneal-Transplant Rejection tested at UT Southwestern

Ophthalmologists at UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas have developed an oral vaccine that may prevent rejection of corneal transplants, the most common type of tissue transplant.

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Neurology, Headache, Exercise, Heart, Disease, Migraine

Headaches During Exercise May Be Sign of Heart Disease

Headaches that begin during exercise and go away with rest may be a sign of heart disease, according to a report in the September issue of Neurology, the scientific journal of the American Academy of Neurology. Embargoed For Release Until Monday, September 22, 1997.

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Estrogen, Quickly, Reduces, Lipoprotein(A), bad, Cholesterol

Estrogen quickly reduces lipoprotein (a) - one of the "bad cholesterols" - but "how" remains a mystery

Estrogen replacement therapy used to help relieve menopausal symptoms quickly reduces the amount of lipoprotein (a), one of the "bad cholesterols" in the blood, say researchers reporting in this month's American Heart Association's journal Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology.

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Ultrasound Assisted, Lipoplasty, UAL, Plastic, Surgery, Cosmetic, Study, Patients

Study Shows Increase in Effectiveness of Lipoplasty

Through the utilization of ultrasound-assisted lipoplasty (UAL), plastic surgery procedures for body contouring are being refined and augmented, according to two studies to be presented at the 66th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons (ASPRS), September 20-24 in San Francisco, Calf. The evolving role of UAL in body contouring and its relation to traditional suction-assisted lipoplasty (SAL) was examined in one study; another study showed the benefit of using UAL for removing contour irregularities or tightening skin in patients who previously had conventional lipoplasty.

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Plastic, Surgery, Melanoma, Research, Vitamin, Tumor, Wound, Healing

Research In Mice Indicates Potential Benefits of Vitamin A for Malignant Melanoma

Supplemental vitamin A may provide therapeutic benefits in the treatment of malignant melanoma, according to a study to be presented at the 66th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons (ASPRS), September 20-24 in San Francisco, Calf. Vitamin A, which possesses both wound healing and anti-tumor actions, causes the body to encapsulate tumors which can then be removed surgically. This study of three groups of mice was designed to determine the effect of vitamin A on the presence and size of tumors.

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Breast, Reduction, Plastic, Surgery, Cancer, Adolescent, Women, Research

New Studies of Breast Reduction Surgery Increase Knowledge of the Benefits

New research confirms that breast reduction surgery may provide benefits other than a smaller size, according to two studies to be presented at the 66th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons (ASPRS), September 20-24 in San Francisco, Calf. One study examined whether women who have breast reduction surgery are at greater or lesser risk for developing breast cancer than other women; another prospective study demonstrated that breast reduction surgery may offer significant social and psychological benefits for adolescent girls.

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Technology, Plastic, Surgeons, Virtual, Reality, Surgery, Reconstructive, Cosmetic

New Technology Allows Plastic Surgeons To Use Virtual Reality In Planning And Teaching

New custom software and computer technology allows plastic surgeons to transform CT and MRI data of actual patients into three-dimensional and stereoscopic images of bones and soft tissues, according to a study to be presented at the 66th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons (ASPRS). With the patient's individual CT or MRI data in virtual reality, plastic surgeons now can practice surgical techniques and plan procedures before they perform surgery on the actual patient.

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Plastic, Surgeons, Laser, skin, Resurfacing, Surgery, Cosmetic, Meeting

Plastic Surgeons Apply Advanced Laser Techniques for Full Face Resurfacing

The evolution of laser resurfacing techniques is producing dramatic improvement in full face resurfacing, according to two studies to be presented at the 66th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons (ASPRS). One study was made to establish a consistent method of laser skin resurfacing that would result in predictable improvement of facial skin quality; the other study examined the combination of full face laser resurfacing with a facelift for rejuvenation of the aging face.

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TRAM, FLAP, Breast, Reconstruction, Plastic, Surgery, Reconstructive, Postmastectomy

Tram Flap Breast Reconstruction May Provide Greater Psychosocial Outcomes For Patients

Women who choose breast reconstruction with autogenous tissue (tissue from the patient's own body) rather than implant may experience greater psychosocial outcomes, according to a study to be presented at the 66th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons (ASPRS), September 20-24 in San Francisco, Calf. The study, designed to measure the psychosocial outcomes of postmastectomy breast reconstruction, includes evaluations of patients before and after reconstruction. Past research has been only retrospective, and did not include pre-operative evaluation.

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False, Memory, Preschool, Children, Child, Psychology, Suggestibility, Testimony

False memories in children can fool experts

When young children are interviewed suggestively over a long period of time, they begin to believe the fictitious events questioned about. Experts can't distinguish between children telling false or true accounts.







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