Tag: "cardiopulmonary" at biology news
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...uring use than axillary crutches. Individuals with cardiopulmonary
or musculoskeletal system impairments or reduced aerobic capacity may walk with less effort with the aid of ESFOS. New method of evaluating posture may reduce falls in people with balance disorders, pg 207 A new method to evaluate posture con...
Complement inhibitor decreases heart attacks and death in men following cardiac surgery
...mation in men undergoing cardiac surgery involving cardiopulmonary
by-pass (open heart surgery), leading to a signifi...orida. "Activation of the complement system during cardiopulmonary
by-pass causes an acute, inflammatory reaction that can damage tissues, contributing to post-operati...
A wake-up call for environmental health
...tion is an important environmental risk factor for cardiopulmonary
mortality. One of these studies by Hoek and collea...major road was associated with a relative risk for cardiopulmonary
mortality of 195 (95 CI 109-351).' The editorial concludes: 'Changing behaviour will need changes ...
'Reverse CPR' performed on back could better restore blood flow
...y of the first proposed major change in decades to cardiopulmonary
resuscitation (CPR) suggests that performing the maneuver while patients are on their stomachs offers far better restoration of blood flow and blood pressure than the standard practice of keeping patients on their backs. The feasibility study of so-...
Hypothermia helps brain heal after cardiac arrest, finds University of Pittsburgh study
...nction. Death usually occurs within minutes unless cardiopulmonary
resuscitation (CPR) and rapid defibrillation is available. As cardiac arrest progresses, blood flow to the brain ceases. If a patient survives long enough to make it to the hospital, the patient often will be in a coma and at risk of permanent brain ...
Experimental Biology 2003 meets in San Diego April 11-15
... bioinformatics contribute to our understanding of cardiopulmonary
and other diseases. The American Society for Investigative Pathology (ASIP) will hold a session on environmental toxicology. One presentation focuses on the Sept. 11 World Trade Center Disaster and the potential for long-term health effects in hig...
Chest compression device outperforms manual CPR
...est, in the pigs. They then performed both manual cardiopulmonary
resuscitation and CPR using the belt device, in random order, and measured blood pressure and flow before and after injecting the pigs with epinephrine, a hormone that constricts small blood vessels. About 350,000 people each year suffer su...
Nanoparticles in air bad news for people
...death rates and illnesses caused by impacts on the cardiopulmonary
system. Particles smaller than a couple of hundred nanometers generally come from manmade emission sources such as engine combustion. One micrometer is equal to 1,000 nanometers. Photochemical reactions of air pollutants in the atmosphere can also yi...
A more accurate measure of exercise ability in older people reported by San Francisco VA Medical Center researchers
... found a more reliable way to measure physical and cardiopulmonary
fitness in elderly people. The researchers say th...ger are now using the OUES to study the decline of cardiopulmonary
fitness with aging, as well as the relationship between OUES and other characteristics. For instanc...
Alexion and Yale discover harmful complement activation in patients with acute coronary syndrome
... ongoing 1,000 patient clinical efficacy trials in cardiopulmonary
bypass and myocardial infarction indications with our humanized antibody fragment 5G1.1-SC." According to the European Society of Cardiology, there are approximately one million annual hospital admissions in the United States and Western Euro...