Tag: "injury" at medical news
Study shows promise in identifying kidney failure
...n for the early and rapid diagnosis of acute renal injury
that occurs in a common clinical condition, namely... highly predictive early biomarker for acute renal injury
and in this case, at least in cardiac surgery patients," he said. The new diagnostic test could also...
New marker for early diagnosis of kidney failure identified
...alin (NGAL) could give an early diagnosis of renal injury
in a susceptible population. They took blood and u...c, and highly predictive biomarker for acute renal injury
following cardiac surgery." (Quote by e-mail; does not appear in published paper) In an accompanying...
New study in 'Nature' demonstrates protection against cell death during heart attack
...particular protein in mice protects the heart from injury
due to loss of blood flow during a heart attack. ...ggests that these drugs should be re-evaluated for injury
related to loss of blood flow," says Dr. Molkentin. "Although our study was in a mouse model and lo...
Hepatotoxicity and statins
... there have been rare reports of significant liver injury
associated with statins. Statins are not recommended for patients with active liver disease, though the recommendations for those with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) are unclear. This group of patients is important to consider because the d...
New evaluation tool reliably predicts recovery from coma
...vering consciousness during coma from severe brain injury
within the first year of injury--with up to 86 per...lians over age 18 unconscious after a severe brain injury
were evaluated with the DOCS weekly, for up to six weeks. Investigators measured social knowledge, t...
Billions in cost estimated for firefighter injuries
Firefighters face a high chance of injury
or death whether on the scene of a fire, on the wa... a narrow approach to possible related firefighter injury
costs, the others with broader views of economic impacts. Fire departments can use the information t...
College alcohol problems exceed previous estimates
...002 that alcohol contributed to an estimated 1,400 injury
deaths among college students age 18-24 in 1998. ...or example, they call for alcohol testing in every injury
death in the United States. "The data already collected on the numbers of alcohol-related fatal cra...
Most hospital executives have substantial concerns about mandatory error reporting systems
... hospital would report incidents involving serious injury
to the state, but far fewer would report moderate or minor injuries, even when the incident was of sufficient consequence that they would tell the affected patient or family. "In the hospital setting, executive leaders influence institutional policy ...
Neurobehavioral function during coma, stroke rehabilitation effective for elderly
...lians over age 18 unconscious after a severe brain injury
were evaluated with the DOCS weekly. Investigators...ecognition deficits in people with traumatic brain injury
(TBI). Investigators measured the ability of 13 patients with moderate to severe TBI and 13 controls...
Teen tooth trauma prevalent in Ontario
...f Toronto study. This is the first study of dental injury
done in Ontario, says David Locker, a professor with the U of T Faculty of Dentistry. Similar studies have been done in other countries because tooth trauma is considered one of the most severe conditions children can experience. "Once you break an a...
Fractured leg bone not the end of Tutankhamen mystery
...amen died as a result of an infection following an injury
to the femur bone. Mr Connolly has re-analysed t...Mr Connolly adds: "It's possible Tutankhamen's leg injury
could have been sustained in an accident. There are remarkable similarities between his ribcage inju...
New scale predicts recovery of consciousness from coma after brain injury
...havioral functioning during coma from severe brain injury
that predicts recovery of consciousness up to one year after injury, with up to 86 percent certainty. Theresa Louise-Bender Pape, assistant research professor of physical medicine and rehabilitation at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medi...
New system for the analysis of facial movement in three dimensions
...ce and traffic accidents, given that the degree of injury
and muscular contraction can be quantified objectively and with exactitude. Facial paralysis Facial Paralysis is a relatively frequent pathology (each year there are nine new cases per 100,000 inhabitants), its origin being diverse such as, for ex...
Severe injuries on the rise among children and adolescents riding motorbikes
...ercent of patients in which events surrounding the injury
were documented, 35.5 percent rode in streets, and 53.9 did not wear helmets. One died. Those who did wear helmets sustained significantly less severe injuries. Nine of 10 injured were boys. Most of those injured were white, from urban areas and had ...
The impact of cruciate ligament rupture on osteoarthritis of the knee
...ere also asked about their history of serious knee injury
requiring the use of crutches or a cane. Interest...ors, Catherine L. Hill. "The interval between ACL injury
and significant knee symptoms may be as long as 30 years, providing one explanation for the low reca...
American Thoracic Society Journal news tips for March 2005 (first issue)
...RS patients become critically ill, with acute lung injury
affecting 16 percent of all patients with SARS and...isms of SARS are indistinguishable from acute lung injury
(ALI) and acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), the clinical management of severe SARS should ...
New radio-frequency technique for knee injuries
...dures. Patients who suffer from a partial ligament injury
and/or slack ligament can benefit from this surgical technique which tenses the ligament again and, over a short period of time not more than three months - can return to sporting activity once again. Project trials were carried out on thirty pati...
Adverse drug events in nursing homes are far more common than previously identified
...rs identified 815 adverse drug events which caused injury
to the patient. Of those events, 590 were deemed "less serious", 188 were classified "serious", 33 were called "life-threatening" and four events were fatal. The events were typically caused by errors in drug prescribing and monitoring; these errors ...
Schepens scientists regenerate optic nerve for the first time
... CNS nerves lose their ability to regenerate after injury
at the point in their development when they are fully formed. For example, the optic nerve loses this ability shortly before birth. So for those afflicted by glaucoma, which destroys the optic nerve through excessive internal pressure, or with injuri...
Psychiatric disorders greatly underdiagnosed in hospital emergency departments
...sus .23% organic psychosis (psychosis due to brain injury
or disease)= diagnostic ratios ranging from 3:1 to 25:1 depending on age group and method of estimation schizophrenia= 1.30% versus 0.32% Both Caucasians and African Americans were underdiagnosed in the emergency departments, but the study found a m...
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