Tag: "injury" at medical news
Entrepreneurism Center at UC San Diego funds commercialization of lung, shock, other devices
... in a paramedical setting at a road accident where injury
of the chest wall is suspected. ELECTRICAL AND COMPUTER ENGINEERING Charles Tu , Professor "Yellow-Amber-Red Light-Emitting Diodes (LEDs) Fabricated from a New Material System and Technique" $50,000 Solid-state lighting recently has become one of...
Spinal cord injury patients show improvement in early device study
INDIANAPOLIS Treatment for spinal cord injury
leading to paralysis continues to stymie physician...tients with complete motor and sensory spinal cord injury
were implanted with an experimental device designed to regenerate nerve fibers, promoting some degre...
Injury toll in US homes tops 12 million yearly: UNC, other experts call for action
...found that an average of 18,048 unintentional home injury
deaths occurred annually in the United States," sa...the critical need for action to reduce the risk of injury
within the home." The related articles appear in the January issue of the American Journal of ...
Good parent-doctor relationships may improve the advice parents receive
...child abuse and neglect may be reluctant to follow injury
and illness prevention advice from pediatricians w...ir pediatricians reported receiving more advice on injury
prevention issues. Parents in the study who trusted their children's pediatrician were more likely ...
American Thoracic Society journal news tips for January 2005 (first issue)
...ory distress syndrome after suffering chronic lung injury
induced by mechanical ventilation and exposure to high oxygen concentrations.) According to the researchers, the children with BPD in the study had significantly lower exhaled nitric oxide levels than did either the healthy control subjects or the p...
Birth simulator helps physicians I.D. least forceful way to manage problem deliveries
...se, up to a quarter of deliveries may result in an injury
to the baby's brachial plexus, the nerves that control movement and sensation in the arm. As many as 10 percent of infants may sustain some permanent damage. An obstetrician can perform one of several maneuvers to manipulate the position of either ...
Study shows long-term use of NSAIDs causes severe intestinal damage
...xposed to NSAIDs for more than 90 days had visible injury
to their small intestine. Injury in these people ... dyspepsia symptoms originate from small intestine injury
and whether NSAID-associated small intestine damage causing anemia and leakage of blood proteins (hy...
Veterans in better health than other residents of nursing homes, new test for evaluating tinnitus
... on cycling performance. Five men with spinal cord injury
(SCI) performed several cycling sessions on a computer-controlled cycle ergometer using different electrical stimulation patterns. The experimental stimulation patterns did not significantly improve cycling performance compared with the standard patt...
Size of myocardial infarct measured using MRI
...t is twice as likely to die within a year from the injury
than someone who has suffered less damage, and bigger infarcts often require more aggressive drug therapy or, in the most severe cases, surgery to repair heart tissue or prevent further damage." The Hopkins team measured the size of an m.i. in 13 dog...
Thanks for the memories: cinematic portrayal of amnesia is profoundly misleading
...esia in films is the myth of a second serious head injury
reversing the effects of a previous blow, says the paper's author Dr Sallie Baxendale. Movies also promote the idea that hypnosis or contact with a familiar object are ways out of the condition, but this is rarely the case. Conversely, one of the mo...
Safety of childbirth after C-section examined
...orn hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy (newborn brain injury
due to lack of oxygen). About 39 percent of the women chose to attempt a vaginal delivery in spite of their previous cesarean section. Of these, 73 percent succeeded in this "trial of labor" and delivered vaginally. Symptomatic uterine rupture - one ...
How platelets help cancer invade other tissues
...r example in the event of a nosebleed or following injury
or surgery. In an accompanying commentary, Gaorav Gupta and Joan Massagu from Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York discuss the implications of this study. These authors remind us that "cancer patients receiving cytotoxic chemotherapy wh...
Brain region identified that controls collecting behavior
...the collecting behavior began only after the brain injury
occurred; and the patient was resistant to discarding the collected items. The questionnaire very clearly split the patients into two groups 13 patients who had abnormal collecting behavior and a majority (73 patients) who did not. Unlike normal col...
New clue to nerve growth may help regeneration efforts
...ong 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 nerves from regrowing is unknown. In studies of nerve growth in developing rats, the Hopkins scientists have linked CSPGs' no-growth effects to a protein calle...
Drinking and spousal abuse by male US Army soldiers
...violence is a significant and preventable cause of injury
to women. Soldiers who drink heavily are more lik...violence is a significant and preventable cause of injury
to women. The majority of cases involve violence perpetrated by a male partner, and heavy drinking ...
Risks from labor after prior cesarean delivery low, study reports
...d vaginal birth, the overall risk for either brain injury
to the baby or death to the baby at term from uterine rupture was roughly 1 in 2000 trials of labor, said Mark B. Landon, M.D., of Ohio State University and the lead investigator for the NICHD Maternal-Fetal Medicine Units Network Cesarean Registry. ...
M. D. Anderson researchers discover key protein in psoriasis
...many people develop psoriasis lesions after a mild injury
- a characteristic called the Koebner phenomenon. DiGiovanni said this pattern is consistent with the idea that psoriasis is a form of over-active wound healing response. In another experiment, the scientists transplanted skin from their STAT3 mice t...
New study links lead exposure with increased risk of cataract
...mberg, cataracts develop as a result of cumulative injury
to the crystalline lens of the eye. "Lead can enter the lens, resulting in gradual injury
to certain proteins present in the epithelial cells, and this eventually results in a cataract," she...
Newborns with heart defect have low blood flow in brain before surgery
...re treatments. "If we can define early markers for injury
severity or injury
risk, we may be able to better identify newborn babies who could benefit from protective therapies, ...
Prevalence of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease varies by ethnicity
...e of hepatic steatosis and steatosis-related liver injury
may provide clues to the development of new therapeutic approaches for the prevention and treatment of this disorder." ...
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