Tag: "shock" at medical news
Emergency clopidogrel could save thousands of lives46,000-patient heart attack trial results
... beta-blocker treatment raises the risk of cardiac shock
in the immediate aftermath of a heart attack, and ... 1520%, but increased the relative risk of cardiac shock
by about 30% (chiefly during the first day or so of treatment). In absolute terms, the overall balan...
'Broken heart' syndrome: Real, potentially deadly but recovery quick
...udden emotional stress, including news of a death, shock
from a surprise party, fear of public speaking, armed robbery, a court appearance and a car accident. Eighteen of the stressed patients were female, between the age of 27 and 87, with a median age of 63. The results were then compared to seven othe...
American Thoracic Society Journal news tips for February 2005 (first issue)
...he control group, one patient admitted with septic shock
died on Study Day 3, and nine patients developed delayed septic shock
that was complicated by acute respiratory distress syndrome in four. One additional control patient...
Infection in breast implants
... before discussing clinical features such as toxic shock
syndrome and late infection occurring months--or even years--after implantation. Diagnostic and management strategies are proposed for such problems. In addition, they discuss the idea that capsular contraction--the leading long-term complication th...
15 minutes training enough to save lives with an automated external defibrillator
...pplying a defibrillator and delivering an electric shock
within 1 minute of its onset. Automated external d...on increased to 92.8%. The time taken to apply the shock
was 85 seconds during the first session, and decreased dramatically to around 59 seconds during the ...
Entrepreneurism Center at UC San Diego funds commercialization of lung, shock, other devices
...iber filter. Subsequent tests in a rat hemorrhagic shock
model showed no improvement in survival, but analysis indicated that (a) there may be complement and prothrombotic enzyme activation in the plasma on the glass filter, and/or that (b) the rate of filtration by collection of individual blood samples f...
Radiologists use MRI to keep basketball players on their feet
...a long period of time. The muscles that absorb the shock
of the impact eventually become fatigued, diverting much of the stress to the underlying bone. If the injury goes undetected, more serious stress fractures can occur, resulting in chronic problems or the need for surgery. For top college athletes th...
Early detection reduces threat of foot injury in college basketball players
...d of time, Major said. The muscles that absorb the shock
of the impact eventually become fatigued, diverting much of the stress to the underlying bone. If the injury goes undetected, more serious stress fractures can occur, resulting in chronic problems or the need for surgery. For top college athletes, su...
Stanford study reveals that cells linked to asthma and eczema also help cure deadly illness in mice
... fever and, in extreme cases, the life-threatening shock
of anaphylaxis. But researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine have found that these cells also have some very beneficial effects. Stephen Galli, MD, the Mary Hewitt Loveless, MD, Professor and chair of pathology, and his colleagues ha...
Millions who suffer from nut and milk allergies could benefit from Stanford researcher's test
...ectious Diseases. At its most severe, anaphylactic shock
involves cardiac arrest and/or airway swelling so severe that a person can suffocate if not immediately treated with epinephrine, a strong antihistamine. Peanuts are the most common culprit. Peanut and tree nut allergies have been on the ris...
Implanted defibrillators cut heart patients death risk, some more than others
NEW ORLEANS -- Implanted devices that can shock
a failing heart back into regular rhythm do an excellent job of keeping patients alive, two new University of Michigan studies find. The research also suggests that doctors may be able to categorize their patients according to their individual risk ...
Electroconvulsive therapy improves mood, quality of life
... which a brief application of electric stimulus a shock
is used to produce a generalized seizure. "ECT produces a net improvement in health for most patients, and should help fill the knowledge gap that recently led to more restrictive guidance on the use of ECT in the United Kingdom," said McCall. "A ...
High-fat diets hammer memory, more than a waistline worry
...iet. The mice were trained to avoid a shock
to their feet in a T maze until they successfully ...ed for how well they retained a memory of the foot shock
by continuing their training until they avoided the shock
five times in six consecutive trials. The ...
Accelerated heartbeart mystery: Is odd electrical wave the key?
..., the patient must now receive a powerful, painful shock
to restore normal rhythm, a scenario that is best avoided," said lead author Nenad Bursac, who worked on the research as a postdoctoral fellow in Tung's lab. "We are the first to show that these multiarm spiral waves can be electrically induced in sh...
New system would vastly improve heart defibrillation
...e heart any damage from the trauma, lessening the shock
to the patient and reducing the amount of energy r...10 joules of energy to disrupt these tornadoes and shock
the heart back to producing normal electrical activity. A joule is a standard energy unit equal to...
The machinery of forgetting fears
...es, with one color associated with a mild electric shock
to the wrist, while the other was not. Before the ...he volunteers were allowed to set the level of the shock
themselves so that it would be uncomfortable but not painful. The subjects' fear response was determ...
Listening in on the whispering heart
... can often be stopped by a short, sharp electrical shock
to the heart, a method known as electrical cardioversion, or defibrillation, a method familiar to anyone who watches TV hospital dramas. The method is designed to resynchronize the heart beat and restore its normal rhythm. Cardioversion is very succe...
Space solutions for health
... and, if successful, used on Earth. An innovative shock
absorption system based on magneto-rheological fluids can compete with Nike's Air Max but can also be used in the prevention of foot injuries in diabetic patients. Many more validated products for active health might be available in the future if ES...
Work on promising inorganic blood substitute to move forward with $1.5 million grant from NIH
...y to this product's ability to prevent hemorrhagic shock
lies in the capacity of the emulsion's invisible droplets to expand at body temperature into microbubbles small enough to pass through capillaries, and the strong affinity of the microbubbles for oxygen. If sufficient circulation remains to carry the...
Surgery cuts cardiac arrests among those with rare heart disorder
...cts a life-threatening heart rhythm and delivers a shock
to allow the heart rhythm to return to normal. This is the best protection, but some patients experience "storms" of cardiac arrest with multiple shocks, which is frightening and can interfere greatly with quality of life, Schwartz said. The researc...
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