Tag: "arrival" at medical news
Wake Up To Stroke -- Night Strokes Linked To Long Delays In Care
...the hospital byonly 2.5 hours. The median time of arrival
at the hospital was 5.5 hours forthose who awoke with symptoms, compared to 2.5 hours for those whose symptomsfirst appeared while awake. Regardless of when the stroke occurred, more than one-half of all patients tookmore than four hours after the on...
Thunderstorms shed light in mystery of epileptic seizures
... idea is to control the seizure by forecasting its arrival
andmanipulating it withelectric stimulation in specific neuronal pathways," says Perez-Velazquez, alsoa researcher at the Toronto Western Hospital. The study marks the discovery of the occurrence of a particular dynamic regime-- type III intermitten...
Renowned researcher in prenatal diagnostics joins Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
...infirst-trimester screening. For our patients, the arrival
of Dr. Snijders meansgreater experience and opportunity," said Dr. Platt, who also serves aspresident of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine and is one of theworld's most respected authorities on ultrasound and the development ofthree-di...
'Revolutionary' treatment for birth defect improves survival of newborns
...agmatic hernia, introduced the new method upon his arrival
at UF. Thesurvival rate of affected babies born and treated at Shands has more thandoubled -- from 45 percent to 92 percent -- since Kays and his colleagues atShands began using the new therapy. Kays had learned the technique from its Columbia Univer...
Elderly heart attack patients fare well with managed care
... therapies (73% vs. 62%) en route to or soon after arrival
at thehospital. For this study, Stephen B. Soumera...rs among eligible patients; and time from hospital arrival
tothrombolytic administration. "While further research is needed to examine different populations an...
The silent time bomb: divorce, health care and the baby boom generation
...in eight. By 2010, it will be one in five with the arrival
of the first wave of boomers, children born in the euphoria and prosperity of the post-war years. Because their divorce rate was so high, the burden of taking care of them will fall even more heavily on the public sector, already strapped to meet dem...
Kidney transplant proposal reduces wait from 24 to 14 months, improves equity for blacks & women
...aiting line. They also looked at patient and donor arrival
dates, the distributions for the patient and donor characteristics, the pre-transplantation and post-transplantation mortality rates, the graft failure rates, and quality of life scores. They compared four alternate ways of assigning kidneys: (1) a f...
American award recognizes Swiss researchers
...turning point in the project came in 1979 with the arrival
of Petcher, a Novartis chemist who specializes in computer modeling of drug design. "Ideas had been floating around for a few months to try radically smaller compounds," Petcher remembered. He suggested concentrating on this new direction, he said, a...
Aerosol form of cyclosporine hits key cellular target in lung transplant patients, researchers report at international meetin
... sheer volume of experience. Since 1981, with the arrival
of transplant pioneer Thomas E. Starzl, M.D., Ph.D., more than 10,000 organ transplants have been performed at the University of Pittsburgh. In addition to having among the most active liver, intestine, kidney, pancreas, heart and lung transplant pr...
License agreement signed to commercialize intelligent hearing aid
... and detecting subtle differences in their time of arrival
much like the process that occurs in the human br...eckman team. "Our brains utilize both the time of arrival
and the intensity of impinging sound waves to perform spatial processing and filtering. This allows...
One in four patients has been drinking before arrival at accident and emergency
...-4 One in four patients has been drinking before arrival
at accident and emergency, reveals a study in Emergency Medicine Journal. Alcohol was implicated in almost all cases of self-harm, almost half of collapses, half of all assaults, and half of admissions to hospital, the findings show. A survey was car...
Safe effective treatment to stop seizures can be delivered outside of the hospital
...ts were still in status epilepticus at the time of arrival
at the emergency department and were twice as likely to require intensive care as those patients whose seizures ended earlier. Because of this, they recommend conducting future research with higher doses of lorazepam and diazepam to find the optimal...
Widespread knowledge of CPR, defibrillation vital for saving lives
...ause they are alone or because they must await the arrival
of EMS, he says. Those who have cardiac arrest on... (layperson without medical training) prior to the arrival
of emergency personnel. Efforts to increase the number of cardiac arrest victims who receive bystan...
Some patients not seeking rapid heart attack care
... promptly. Researchers examined delays in hospital arrival
and treatment in two large, multinational studies ...utes (66 minutes to 48 minutes); however, patients arrival
time (84 minutes) to the hospital has not changed....
Stanford researchers warm to cooling heart attack patients
...done within 30 minutes of a heart-attack patient's arrival
at the hospital, physicians place a small catheter into a vein in the patient's leg. The catheter is connected to a specially designed device, which induces mild cooling to 91.4 degrees F, more than 7 degrees cooler than normal body temperature. "Bas...
Study: ER docs can give stroke clot-busters safely, but patients need to get to ER faster
...ving tPA within an hour and a half of the patients arrival
at the ER, on average. Most patients were treated within the recommended three-hour window from stroke onset; 22 patients were treated despite having gone past the three-hour mark, though the median number of minutes over the deadline was 12. Some pa...
Conjoined twins celebrate first birthday at UCLA's Mattel Children's Hospital
...happy smiles that they have now." Since the twins' arrival
at UCLA on June 7, they have undergone a series of diagnostic tests, including a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), an angiogram, a computed tomography angiogram (CTA) and developmental testing. Results showed the twins' brains appear separated by a m...
Armed with AEDs, police save lives by cutting response time
...ch mode, the time from the call to first responder arrival
was 4.88 minutes compared to the historical response time of 7.64 minutes. With the dual-responder system, help arrived on the scene of a cardiac arrest in less than five minutes for 41 percent of calls, compared to 14 percent for the standard fire-...
FINAL ALERT: RPB Science Writers Seminar in Eye Research to be held in Washington, DC Sept. 22-25
...e to reserve a single or a double room and provide arrival
and departure dates. If you plan to attend but do...e to reserve a single or a double room and provide arrival
and departure dates. If you plan to attend but do not need a hotel room, please also notify us at t...
Angioplasty or medical therapy immediately after heart attack?
...alteplase), or were given emergency angioplasty on arrival
at hospital. All patients were transferred to a centre with access to emergency angioplasty. Patients assigned to pre-hospital fibrinolysis were scheduled to undergo complementary emergency angioplasty ("rescue") if the initial treatment was suspecte...
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