Tag: "injury" at medical news
USF neuroscientists awarded $1.1 million NIH grant to improve Alzheimer's vaccine
...tner, CD40 ligand, the scene is set for microglial injury
to the main cells in the brain the neurons. They also showed that the trigger for this harmful immune response associated with brain inflammation can be blocked by an antibody. In the newly funded study, Dr. Tan and Dr. Morgan plan to administer...
Safer drug prescribing for seniors in nursing homes: Canada leads the way
...elderly residents at greater risk for drug-related injury
than any other patient population. Research has shown that medication errors resulting in preventable adverse drug events occur most often at the time the drug is being prescribed and in the follow-up. This fall, Baycrest completed the rollout of ...
IgG treatment during pregnancy reduces severity of rare, recurring liver condition in newborns
...al iron accumulation in the liver and severe liver injury
that almost always results in fetal death or acute...ess of treating mothers with IgG in reducing liver injury
in babies with recurrent NH. Whitington, a noted authority on liver disease, is professor of pedia...
Study of Big Ten football injuries shows NCAA rule change did not reduce injury rates
...not have the desired effect of reducing the spring injury
rates to levels equal to or lower than those of fall practices. In 1998, in light of evidence that injury
rates for collegiate spring football practice were significantly higher than injury
rates for fall p...
Injury from epileptic seizures relatively rare, Mayo Clinic study find
...ew Mayo Clinic study has found a low risk of major injury
from epileptic seizures. Thus, the researchers say...igator, explains that an accurate understanding of injury
risk for patients who have epilepsy not only affects the patient, but also family members, schools, ...
Astronauts submit first medical research paper from space
...ality was excellent, and no indication of shoulder injury
was found. The findings indicate that fundamental training, combined with remote guidance from ultrasound experts, may be an effective method of performing diagnostic ultrasound exams in space, and may prove useful on Earth in situations where access...
New compounds effective against Alzheimer's disease onset and progression
...em that normally help the body mount a response to injury
or developmental change but are overactivated in c...ed behavioral deficits in the mice that are due to injury
in the part of the brain called the hippocampus, a region that is gradually destroyed in neurodegene...
Serum caspase activity and liver fibrosis in patients with hepatitis C
...ion (HCV) may be a more sensitive measure of liver injury
than conventional surrogate markers like aminotransferases, according to a new study published in the November 2004 issue of Hepatology. Hepatology, the official journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD), published...
Scientists pinpoint flaw, offer new promise for stroke treatment
... the damage. The result can be a devastating brain injury
that incapacitates the person for life. TPA can prevent the damage by dissolving the clot and restoring the flow of oxygen but the drug must be given to patients within three hours of the onset of stroke symptoms. That's a big reason why just a tin...
Study looks at events that lead to disability among the elderly
...rs write. "In the setting of an acute illness or injury
leading to hospitalization, functional outcomes are improved by management of older persons on specialized inpatient services and, posthospitalization, by highly coordinated gerocentric care provided in the home."...
Exercise for special populations, sensory research, factors impacting rehabilitation top issues
...y demonstrates that individuals with a spinal cord injury
(SCI) who exercise twice a week report having less pain, stress, and depression than individuals who do not exercise regularly. Study participants completed written questionnaires that assessed pain, stress, and depression at 0, 3, 6, and 9 months. T...
DepoDur found to be innovative option for postoperative pain relief
...e or are suspected of having paralytic ileus, head injury
or increased intracranial pressure and those who are in circulatory shock. Any contraindications for an epidural injection preclude the administration of DepoDur TM . Patients with depleted blood volume receiving DepoDur TM may experience severe hyp...
Nerve navigation findings prompt new direction for spinal cord research
...h other." She's also moving toward an injury
model to see what happens to this molecular talk after a spinal cord injury. "We know this factor can turn on but we don't know how it turns on. If you sever the spinal cord, the important crossing of the axon is gone. Right now, we don't know how to...
Marijuana-like compounds may aid array of debiliating conditions ranging from Parkinson's to pain
...ite, and eat. This havoc results from the death or injury
of brain cells that produce the chemical dopamine. "There are therapies that can help replenish depleted levels of dopamine and provide symptomatic relief, but none can reverse, prevent, or delay the progression of Parkinson's disease," says Giuffri...
Several new techniques show promise for spinal cord repair
...nsplanting cells into areas damaged by spinal cord injury
and experimental drug treatments show promise for aiding those suffering from injury
to their spinal cord. The new research was presented at the 34th Society for Neuroscience annual mee...
Mouse study: Signal overload in Alzheimer brains
... prove useful in replacing nerve cells lost due to injury
or diseases like ALS and Parkinson's. The mice in the study were actually serving as controls for a study of stem cells in mice that develop amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, to see how the stem cells behaved in other models of neurodegenerative disease...
Jefferson neuroscientists find evidence of lead exposure affecting recovery from brain injury
... take significantly longer to recover from a brain injury
than those animals that weren't lead-exposed. Acc...e effects of lead poisoning on recovery from brain injury
over a longer period of time. One question, says Dr. Schneider, is whether or not lead-poisoned anim...
Infection, not lack of oxygen, plays larger role in premature infant brain injury
...ng obstetricians that, in premature infants, brain injury
results from a lack of oxygen, also called hypoxia...ys a much larger role than lack of oxygen in brain injury
among premature infants," said high-risk obstetrician Ernest Graham, M.D., an assistant professor at...
Olfactory bulb stem cells and Lou Gehrig's disease
... prove useful in replacing nerve cells lost due to injury
or diseases like ALS and Parkinson's. Researchers Zhiping Liu, Ph.D., and Lee Martin, Ph.D., who have carefully characterized cells from the olfactory bulb in people, rats and mice, grew clusters of neuronal stem cells taken from the olfactory bulb o...
Gender and sex hormones affect the brain's pain response and more, according to new studies
...le, adaptive mechanisms to protect themselves from injury
during their reproductive years to preserve the reproductive function of the species, he says. At the same time, women also have to adapt to the body changes and pain that takes place during pregnancy and childbirth--a time when reproductive hormones...
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