Tag: "injury" at medical news
Researchers to design intervention for work-related injury
...mine whether intervention can prevent work-related injury
from developing into a chronic disability. The s... such as reaching, lifting and typing, can lead to injury
and disability, or WMSDs. In the United States, WMSDs, including carpal tunnel syndrome and tendonit...
Antibiotic provides promise in treatment of spinal cord injuries
...nal deficits associated with a partial spinal cord injury
(SCI). Researchers in the field have known that a ..., to rats within the first hour after a paralyzing injury
has been shown to reduce this tissue loss and ultimately enable more hind-leg function, the ability ...
Insulin decreases inflammation, aids clot-busting drugs in heart attack patients, UB study shows
... the treatment period, a normal response to tissue injury
caused by a heart attack. CRP has been shown to increase the amount of heart tissue damaged by a heart attack, and elevations of both CRP and SAA are associated with adverse outcomes in heart-attack patients, Dandona noted. In patients who receiv...
Widespread nerve fiber damage in brains of patients with multiple sclerosis associated with fatigue
... nerve impulses] or inflammatory mediators, axonal injury
may be an important contributor to the development of MS fatigue," write the editorialists....
Hormone released by bone marrow cells may hasten recovery from brain injury
...ats suffering from stroke or other traumatic brain injury
recover neurological function quicker following in...tential candidate for treating stroke, spinal cord injury
and other neurological damage. Although found in the brain, BNP belongs to a family of atrial natriu...
Manual techniques may ease tough deliveries without need for episiotomy
...y, the mother can be spared a significant perineal injury
and there might even be fewer complications for th... to a quarter of these deliveries can result in an injury
to the baby's brachial plexus, the nerves that control movement and sensation in the arm. Up to 10 ...
Study provides answers for childbirth after C-section
...orn hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy (newborn brain injury
due to lack of oxygen). Researchers at 19 academic medical centers joined forces to complete the research, which included cases between 1999 and 2002. Of the approximately 46,000 women in the study with a prior cesarean delivery, one in three, or abo...
Cooling helmets may provide innovative stroke treatment
... but elegant strategy that has been shown to limit injury
in stroke, brain trauma and cardiac arrest," said Vinay Nadkarni, M.D., immediate past chair of the American Heart Association's emergency cardiovascular care committee. "Building upon space-age technology, this novel technique is a good example of ...
Cool brain opens stroke treatment window, say Stanford researchers
...hat's 4 degrees cooler than normal seems to resist injury
better than a brain at normal body temperature. In collaboration with Robert Sapolsky, PhD, the John A. and Cynthia Fry Gunn Professor of Biological Sciences, Steinberg has combined this cooling treatment with a form of gene therapy. Together the app...
Behavior patterns of some nursing home residents may provoke other residents, resulting in injuries
..., and colleagues assessed risk factors for violent injury
to nursing home residents by other residents. The... 1,994 Massachusetts nursing home patients with no injury
incident reports filed during the same time period as a control group. Of 294 injured nursing ho...
Intervention program helps reduce television viewing in preschool children
...nding control centers participated in a safety and injury
prevention program. The study was conducted over two school years (fall 2000 through spring 2001), with the intervention program implemented in the second year of the study. The researchers found that before the intervention, the intervention and co...
Study: Muscles respond to getting on your feet after spinal cord injury
...d shows that those who have suffered a spinal cord injury
can generate muscle activity independent of brain ... for helping those who have suffered a spinal cord injury
learn to walk again, Ferris and his UCLA colleagues added further evidence that adding weight to the...
Scientists grow neurons using nanostructures
...on. "Astrocytes are a major problem in spinal cord injury
because they lead to scarring and act as a barrier...g a simple injection, to the site of a spinal cord injury
in a laboratory rat. Upon contact with the tissue, the solution was transformed into a solid scaffol...
'Ding' concussions require removal from the game
...ts Medicine Concussion Program. The currently used injury
grading scales and return-to-play guidelines for h...r within 15 minutes should be treated as a serious injury
and the athletes should not be allowed to return to play in that particular game or practice session...
Discussion plus pamphlet better than just discussion for informed consent
...lowing: The nature of the disease, condition or injury
The nature, purpose, benefits, disadvantages and limitations of any treatment plan Available alternatives to any treatment, including the consequences of no treatment at all The risks and complications of the treatment Who will be performing the ...
Malpractice reform must focus on reducing patient injury, not just limiting awards
New York City, January 5, 2004--Reducing medical injury
is essential to solving the current medical malpractice crisis, and physicians must play an active role in developing and implementing systems to improve patient safety, according to an article published in the January 6th issue of Annals of Internal...
Depression, other psychiatric illnesses common following traumatic brain injury
CHICAGO Many patients who experience a traumatic injury
to the brain experience major depression or other ...mong patients who have experienced traumatic brain injury
(TBI), according to the article. Studies suggest that depression is also a common psychiatric compl...
UT Southwestern researchers discover first effective treatment for exercise disorder
... exercise and high risk of activity-related muscle injury
can dramatically improve their exercise tolerance...ly occurs after a patient suffers a massive muscle injury
and undergoes a muscle biopsy, he said. Doctors have known for decades that administering glucose in...
Silver cars are safest
...ely to be involved in a crash resulting in serious injury
than cars of other colours, finds a study in this ... the effect of car colour on the risk of a serious injury
in over 1,000 drivers who took part in the Auckland car crash injury
study between 1998 and 1999. Fa...
Prevent holiday burns, fires
..., frostbite, toxic epidural necrolysis, inhalation injury
and complex soft tissue infections....
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