Medical research

High-tech peg measures palsy patients' dexterity (w/ Video)

(Medical Xpress)—It looks like a game board and many of its users will find it fun, but there's serious intent behind a device by Rice University students to test the abilities of cerebral palsy patients.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Polyethylene glycol deemed less effective for colon prep

(HealthDay)—Pulsed irrigation evacuation (PIE) and sodium phosphate are superior to polyethylene glycol (PEG) for colon preparations prior to colonoscopy, according to a study published online Nov. 21 in the Journal of ...

Pediatrics

New statement on 'PEG' feeding tubes in children published

Placement of a percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy tube has become an "essential" technique for children and young people with a wide range of problems with feeding and nutrition, according to a position statement in the ...

Surgery

Uptake of topical compounds higher with thermal coagulation

(HealthDay)—Microchannels surrounded by a coagulation zone (CZ), generated by ablative fractional laser, have higher uptake of topical compounds than those without a CZ, according to a study published online Feb. 9 in Lasers ...

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