Tag: "arrest" at medical news
New Study Indicates Lightning Can Kill Without Leaving a Mark
...ockedunconscious and a fourth who suffered cardiac arrest
died about three weekslater, although he exhibited no evidence of external burns or other physicaldamage from lightning. Although varying studies estimate from 100 to 400 people are killedannually in the nation by lightning, the death toll p...
"Happy Hour" Is Unhappy For Many Cardiac Arrest Victims
...udy, 597 of the patients had more than one cardiac arrest
Ofthese, 325 could provide a near-exact time of t...The study found that individuals who had a cardiac arrest
inthe morning had about the same chance of having another morning arrest
as anafternoon arrest. Res...
Unsticking The "Glue" In Blood Cells Could Save Lives
...ical blood flow to the heart or the brain, cardiac arrest
or a stroke mayoccur. This leavesresearchers with a challenge: Can platelets continue to control bleeding withoutforming lethalblood clots? Fortunately, two different molecules appear to be involved in theseprocesses. Generally, amolecule called...
Therapy Developed At Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Shows Promise In Preventing Rejection Of Transplanted Organs
...h a variety of medicationsto treat the disease and arrest
its progress, Elaine required a full kneereplacement and a partial knee replacement at age 16. Eventually, the toxicity of the various medications began to damage Elaine'skidneys. In November 1995, Scarlett was told that Elaine's kidney function hadb...
Better Emergency Medical Assistance Should Be Provided At Marathons
...n less than a minute they did not diagnose cardiac arrest
or follow the correct defibrillator procedures, claim Mr and Mrs Loyley. In France, medical rules are comprehensive and legally binding, say the authors. The French rules call for a high degree of mobility of a doctor skilled in resuscitation, par...
Rosenbaum discovers "hidden clue" on cardiogram
...ow, an important clue to predicting sudden cardiac arrest
has remained hidden on the ECG. Physicians knew th...ons to diagnosing potential risk of sudden cardiac arrest
in patients. "T-wave alternans is a marker of susceptibility to sudden cardiac death in patients," R...
Drug offers new hope for victims of cardiac arrest
...ath awaits the 250,000 persons who suffer acardiac arrest
outside the hospital each year, especially those f...urrounding KingCounty, Wash., who suffered cardiac arrest
due to a dangerous heart rhythm(ventricular fibrillation) and were treated at the scene by Medic One...
Neighborhoods matter: who gets CPR?
...go, more than 40 percent of those having a cardiac arrest
received helpfrom a bystander. People who had a cardiac arrest
in a predominately white neighborhood -- definedas fewer than ten percent African American or Hispan...
Extract from traditional Chinese herb enhances recovery in stressed cells
...ells may be an underlying cause of death incardiac arrest
patients who quickly regain a pulse. "Restoring the regular heart beat in cardiac arrest
patients does not mean thepatient is out of the woods," says Terry Vanden Hoek, MD, assistant profes...
AEDs user-friendly -- even for children
... experiencedsudden cardiac arrest. Sudden cardiac arrest
is usually caused by ventricularfibrillation -- a ...tor, but were trained in defibrillationand cardiac arrest
rehabilitation. "It took the sixth-graders an average of 90 seconds to complete thedefibrillation co...
Mayo Clinic investigates new device to regulate beating of the heart and improve pump function
...tudy must have had at least one episode of cardiac arrest
manifested by loss of consciousness due to an irregular heart beat, or have fast heart beats from the lower chambers (ventricular tachyarrhythmias). Some individuals who have pre-existing defibrillators in need of change out may also be eligible. S...
Researchers create a strong new molecule in the fight against AIDS
...the compound can become a drug, he noted. Drugs to arrest
the effects of other viral enzymes that lead to HIV are currently in clinical use to stop the infectious chemical chain reaction. The virus, however, often overcomes these drugs -- including well-known AZT -- through development of resistance. Promis...
Selective inhibitor can target specific enzyme that promotes cancer
Molecule designed to arrest
tumor growth and spread A selective molecule able to target specific enzymes that help spread cancer may stop the development of some tumors, according to research presented in the July 19 edition of the Journal of the American Chemical Society, pu...
Researchers find jail-based surveillance screening useful in monitoring HIV and sexually transmitted disease epidemics
...gonorrhea, syphilis, and chlamydia within hours of arrest
to male inmates aged 18-35 and females 18-45. Most prisoners offered the services have chosen to participate in the program, and it has detected a higher number of STDs than are typically picked up in screening programs that are available to populati...
UT Southwestern researchers find automated external defibrilators are safe and effective aboard airplanes
... flight crews can save the lives of sudden cardiac arrest
victims aboard aircraft as well as be used for mon... medicine, said a means of treating sudden cardiac arrest
victims aboard airliners has been needed for years. "This is an isolated environment. If something g...
Health clubs not fit for cardiac emergencies
...amount of time between the onset of sudden cardiac arrest
and defibrillation. Chances of survival are reduced by 7-10 percent with every minute of delay. McInnis says these devices could save lives in gyms as well, enhancing safe exercise. McInnis was careful to say that the trend toward greater use of gy...
Two thirds of sports doctors have inadequate first aid skills
...sualties." It also includes dealing with a cardiac arrest
and the insertion of breathing tubes. The diploma ...examined in their skills at dealing with a cardiac arrest
were proficient. The authors comment that doctors do not like simulated scenarios and excuse their p...
Drug protects infants with high-risk heart defect from neurologic and cardiac injury after heart surgery
...-pulmonary bypass and deep hypothermic circulatory arrest
(DHCA) in which blood circulation is halted under low-temperature conditions. "This was the first study of neuro-cardiac protection in infants with congenital heart disease who had surgery using DHCA," added Dr. Clancy. Allopurinol caused no signifi...
Widespread knowledge of CPR, defibrillation vital for saving lives
DALLAS, Death from sudden cardiac arrest
(SCA) can be significantly reduced if cardiopulmon...tudy, also in todays issue, indicates that cardiac arrest
victims who received early CPR from dispatcher-assisted bystanders before EMS arrived had higher sur...
Research shows way to boost morphine's pain-killing benefits
...on. They showed that when boosted, the process can arrest
the pattern whereby morphines pain-killing benefits tend to wear off unless dosages are increased. The research is published in the January 25 issue of the journal Cell. Morphine and other opioids affect the body first by docking with naturally occur...
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