Tag: "restraints" at medical news
Geodon effective in psychiatric emergencies; Sharply reduces time in restraints
...rcent the time severely agitated patients spend in restraints
during psychiatric emergencies. Additionally, the...tated patients treated with Geodon IM were held in restraints
dropped by 40 percent compared to the period prior to this study when similar agitated patients rece...
Ethical discussion should come before research
...bryonic research and should be exempt from ethical restraints
placed on human embryos. The methods being studied cannot currently create embryos that can become viable beings. Jones and William P. Cheshire Jr., M.D., from the Mayo Clinic, on the other hand, contend that these embryos aren't a technologic fix. I...
Astronauts submit first medical research paper from space
...stronauts used special positioning, including foot restraints
and hand pressure to adjust the examination to a microgravity environment. During the exam, real-time ultrasound video of the shoulder was transmitted to experienced sonologists in the Telescience Center at the Johnson Space Center in Houston. The so...
Urine protein test: A tipoff to kidney transplant rejection
...urine test is risk-free, presents no discomfort or restraints
to the patients, and samples the entire kidney accurately," says study co-author William Clarke, Ph.D., assistant professor of pathology at Johns Hopkins....
Child safety restraint use increasing in auto trips
...ncreasingly placing their children in child safety restraints
during automobile trips, according to a national s...tates as well as the greater availability of child restraints
that accommodate larger children. Although many children after age 4 are in adult seat belts, PCPS r...
Study finds low activity levels among nursing home residents regardless of restraint
The use of physical restraints
in U.S. nursing homes has dropped dramatically sin...estrictive care processes than facilities that use restraints
less often. But this study - the first to independently evaluate the validity of a nursing home "pre...
Duke scientists overcome immune resistance in dendritic cell vaccines for cancer
... brakes from the fighter T-cells. Yet removing all restraints
could provoke T-cells to attack the body indiscriminately, potentially causing auto-immune reactions. In contrast, viral vaccines naturally override these cellular brakes as needed, and Yang's team determined why that occurs: viruses contain their ow...
Detection at a distance for more sensitive MRI
...te detection liberates NMR/MRI technology from its restraints
and opens a new realm of possibilities -- from targets as big as geological core samples and human bodies down to microstructures and single cells. No other spectroscopic or imaging tool has such a rich combination of capabilities....
Risk of death in car crashes reduced if all occupants wear seat belts
... associations we have estimated are causal, use of restraints
by rear seat occupants may prevent about 1 in 6 de...ise occur when a rear occupant is present. Use of restraints
by front-seat occupants may similarly reduce the risk of death for all rear targets. Persons who wi...
Wright University's Kapp wins The Gerontological Society of America's 2003 Donald P. Kent Award
...or persons with impaired decision making, physical restraints
in nursing homes, legal liability among long-term care providers, and negotiated risk agreements as a possible vehicle for consumer autonomy in long-term care. Since August 1980, Kapp has been a faculty member in the School of Medicine at Wright Stat...
Northwestern researcher calls for simplified, less toxic HIV therapies
...ociated with complex regimens with dosing schedule restraints
and frequent adverse events that may interfere with a patient's compliance and quality of life," he said. Side effects reported with most currently available protease inhibitors include gastrointestinal effects, liver problems and high levels of cho...
Matching for liver transplants could prevent disease recurrence, says Pitt study
...merits of its use have often been questioned. Time restraints
make the test impractical most of the time. But more importantly, most surgeons believe matching is irrelevant for transplants of the liver, an organ that is better equipped to mediate immune reactions against it. Hence, the test is not used to deter...
Immune system in hamsters bolstered during winter, especially in times of stress, study finds
...ns. Some hamsters were put in restraints
that increased stress in the animals but did not harm them. An antigen -- a substance that provokes an immune response -- was then applied to their skin to determine the vigor of the inflamm...
Whiplash debilitating, yet often ignored, according to Journal of the American Chiropractic Association
...ne in the low position. In addition, because head restraints
are designed to fit the average man, it can be dif...horter people to get a good fit. Some add-on head restraints
are available, but check first for safety approval and ease of installation. Prepare for Crash Cra...
Is drug abuse, not brutality, behind some deaths in custody?
...sed, gettingpolice to use alternatives to physical restraints
and, when physical restraintsare essential, to use the least dangerous approaches," says David McDonald ofthe Australian National University in Canberra....