Tag: "injured" at medical news
College alcohol problems exceed previous estimates
...01 more than 500,000 students were unintentionally injured
because of drinking and more than 600,000 were assaulted by another student who had been drinking," said Dr. Hingson. "We must remember, however, that since the 18-24 year old non-college population vastly outnumbers the college population, they act...
Emotional memory study reveals evidence for a self-reinforcing loop
... scenes and sports; the unpleasant images involved injured
people and violence, and the neutral pictures depicted buildings or other emotionally non-involving scenes. The subjects were asked to rate the emotional aspects of the images they saw. Then, a year later, the researchers showed the same subjects a c...
Severe injuries on the rise among children and adolescents riding motorbikes
...ned significantly less severe injuries. Nine of 10 injured
were boys. Most of those injured
were white, from urban areas and had commercial medical insurance coverage. From 1995 to 1997, there...
New radio-frequency technique for knee injuries
...aft from another ligament or tendon to replace the injured
tissue. This has to be followed by long months of recovery until the new graft has acquired a suitable consistency and transforms into a new ACL....
Uric acid may help reduce effects of spinal cord injury, Jefferson researchers find
...n barrier." Dr. Hooper and his co-workers compared injured
rats that received saline to spinal cord-injured rats that were given uric acid. "The injury causes a tremendous amount of damage in the mice less than 50 percent range of motion in one or two hind limb joints remain immediately following the injury...
World-first living donor islet cell transplant a success
...dead organ donors. Those islets are often severely injured
from cold storage, transport time and the pancreas is severely damaged by toxins which circulate in the blood stream after brain death." "Our expectation is that these islets from near-perfect organs will work better, although it's too early to tell,...
Good medicine, good economics: African-Americans need equal treatment for pain, SLU study finds
... system that provides uniform coverage for workers injured
in the course of their employment in the United States, Workers' Compensation should be equitable with regard to case management of persons with low back injuries, regardless of race or socioeconomic status. Similarly, outcomes of treatment, all othe...
People wounded in tsunami at risk of undetected fungal infections
...aying vegetation could represent a risk for people injured
in the tsunami, suggests a report published online...nka to a Sydney hospital for treatment after being injured
when the tsunami hit on December 26, 2004. The mainstay treatment for mucormycosis is early surgical...
Spinal repair pioneer to speak in NY on 20th Jan
... team transplanted cells from this region into the injured
spinal cord of laboratory rats, and found that the... transplant cells obtained from this area into the injured
spinal cord. What we found was that in laboratory animals the cells have a remarkable capacity to i...
Mobile surgical units prevent delays in treating wounded combat patients in Iraq
...surgical teams resulted in the faster treatment of injured
U.S. Marines and Iraqi patients, according to an a... the article. To avoid severe delays in critically injured
Marines reaching surgical aid, the U.S.M.C. and U.S. Navy developed the Forward Resuscitative Surger...
Spinal cord injury patients show improvement in early device study
...g spinal cord injuries. The prognosis for severely injured
paraplegic dogs, even with current treatment techniques, remains poor. "The results of these various animal studies were positive and somewhat mirrored what was later observed in humans, including recovery of sensation and other important functions,"...
Workers with carpal tunnel find relief with night-time splinting
...ed reduced hand/wrist discomfort, while those with injured
nerves felt no improvement over time. Those who used the splint both with healthy and injured
nerves saw significant improvement in hand/wrist discomfort, and participants who initially reporte...
New clue to nerve growth may help regeneration efforts
...the proteins' later role in preventing regrowth of injured
nerves, the researchers say. The proteins, known as chondroitin sulfate proteoglycans (CSPGs), have long been known to prevent nerve regeneration after injury by recruiting a stew of other proteins and agents, but exactly what part of the mix keeps n...
Rice cartilage experts win $1.5M NIH grant to bioengineer TMJ discs
...is sliver of cartilage cannot heal itself if it is injured
or damaged. Approximately 70 percent of all TMJ di... synthetic materials that can replace a damaged or injured
TMJ disc. Rice's new TMJ tissue engineering program aims to develop methods for growing replaceme...
Stem cells to the rescue - or not?
...e of developing into any cell type of the body, to injured
tissue in order to effect repair. A subset of bone...ies have shown that stem cells are able to home to injured
skeletal and cardiac muscle, however in the past, marker proteins that show the location of donor st...
'Sobering' disparity: African-Americans receive less compensation for job-related back injuries
...ugh the results of this study are based on workers injured
in Missouri, Tait said that the pattern likely would hold nationally. He cautioned, however, that more research examining medical treatment decisions for different ethnic or racial groups is needed to better understand the disparity. "The first stage...
Urban hospitals bear the brunt of motorcycle injuries
...njuries. Men are much more likely than women to be injured
on a motorcycle; in 2001, men accounted for 89 per...ore likely to die and four times more likely to be injured
in a traffic crash than passenger car occupants. "On average, for each day in 2001, there were appro...
All chronic sinusitis is not created equal, study finds
...lieved to result from the body trying to repair an injured
sinus lining. These studies also looked at levels of eosinophils, little exterminator-like cells found in the nose that contain bubbles with toxins that can kill fungi and parasites as they enter. Despite their noble task, when too many of these cel...
Infections in low-birth-weight infants are associated with impaired neurodevelopment and growth
... be important to find out exactly how the brain is injured
during neonatal infections. We also need to determine whether our findings are applicable to larger preterm infants or to full-term infants, and also to assess the long-term impact of neonatal infections later on in childhood. Most importantly, tho...
Study of Big Ten football injuries shows NCAA rule change did not reduce injury rates
... are very careful to ensure that people do not get injured
between games. In the spring, it is much harder to control the safety of the practices because everyone is competing for the playing spots." The study also shows that while increases in injury rates during spring practices are significant, the actual...
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