Tag: "breathing" at medical news
More exhaust inhaled by kids inside school buses than by others in the area, says new UC study
...ship of 40 children per school bus with an average breathing
rate of 15 liters of air per minute. The researchers calculated the collective amount of bus emissions inhaled for all riders, called the self-pollution intake fraction, as well as the average intake fraction for individuals. The researchers found t...
OHSU develops instant, computerized notification system to communicate patients' end-of-life wishes
...with pneumonia, but may not want to be placed on a breathing
machine in the intensive care unit. Doctors need to know this immediately to respect the patient's wishes the minute he or she arrives at the hospital. Along with the POLST form, OHSU patients also have their advance directives filed electronically ...
About 70 percent of older adults use alternative medicine
...icine: chiropractor, acupuncture, massage therapy, breathing
exercises, herbal medicine, and meditation. The most commonly used form of alternative medicine was chiropractor, which about 43 percent of respondents had used. Acupuncture was the least used. Some of the results will need more research to explain, ...
Special physical therapy technique successful for chronic back pain
...average of five months. The sessions also included breathing
techniques. Patients were also given a home exercise program. Of the 102 people, 92 had significant improvement in their pain and were able to return fully to their daily activities. For 85 percent, the improvement was noted after three weeks of trea...
Surgery for children with sleep apnea improves quality of life
...adenoid tissue) for abnormal enlargement and sleep breathing
disturbance rather than chronic infection, accordi... quality of life in children with sleep-disordered breathing
who were suspected of having obstructive sleep apnea at baseline and then were asked to return for f...
Hospitalized babies with severe breathing problems may benefit from lying on their stomachs
Infants who are hospitalized with severe breathing
problems may benefit from being placed on their st...stomachs had higher blood oxygen levels and slower breathing
rates than those placed on their backs, the review found. Blood oxygen levels in the stomach-placed...
Nation's leading researchers, scientists reveal findings at occupational therapy conference
...sessed and educated seven musicians about posture, breathing
and rest breaks. Results revealed a significant decrease in pain and increase in body awareness after treatment. Addressing the Emotional Needs of Students School-based occupational therapy practitioners are recognizing that working with students ...
Excess oxygen worsens lung inflammation in mice
... oxygen is a life-saving therapy for patients with breathing
problems, but it can harm the lungs if it is used for long periods. While the problem of oxygen-induced lung damage is well known, the biochemical processes leading to this damage have not been fully explained. Dr. Sitkovsky's research reveals a poss...
CPR instructions should focus on continuous chest compressions, UT Southwestern physicians recommend
...pressions," said Dr. Roppolo. "Also, when assisted breathing
is provided, dispatchers spend a significant amoun...way to position the head and pinch the nose before breathing
into the victim's mouth, thus delaying the all-important chest compressions." Dr. Pepe emphasized th...
Asthma drug fluticasone works as well as other drugs at half the dose
...methasone and budesonide at opening up constricted breathing
passages, according to review author Dr. Nick Adams, a private practitioner in Tonbridge, England, and colleagues. Patients taking the three drugs had similar rates of "rescue" inhaler use, the researchers found. Rescue inhaler medications such as al...
Study finds drug works against scleroderma lung disease
...e in the lungs. The inflammation and scarring make breathing
more difficult. More than half of scleroderma deaths are due to lung-related problems, Dr. Tashkin said. About 150,000 Americans have scleroderma. Three to four times more women than men develop scleroderma. While it can develop at any age, it most c...
Moderate to severe sleep apnea significantly raises stroke risk, study finds
...AN DIEGO-Moderate to severe cases of the nighttime breathing
problem known as obstructive sleep apnea significa...llapses, during sleep. As a result, a person stops breathing
briefly multiple times throughout the night. The person's sleep is interrupted often, which may caus...
Laughter-induced asthma: It's no joke
...was chest tightness. How much laughter can set off breathing
problems? "It depends on the patient," Dr. Garay said. "For a majority of patients, mild laughter or even a chuckle will set off coughing. For others, laughing hard will bring on asthma symptoms."...
Breathing disorders during sleep are common among asthmatics, may help predict severe asthma
...they sleep, many of them continue to struggle with breathing
and an understanding of their sleep-related probl...System research. Symptoms of sleep apnea and other breathing
problems during sleep are common among people with asthma, according to the research, which is being...
Overly tired teen? Sleepiness may signal serious health problem
...insomnia, excessive daytime sleepiness, disordered breathing
and other problems. These questions can point up chronic medical or psychiatric conditions that require treatment....
Key milestone in antifungal treatment for severe asthma
...may be a useful additional strategy to improve the breathing
and overall health of these patients. Certainly our limited treatment experience with itraconazole suggests fewer admissions to hospital for asthma and reduced numbers of steroid courses." Four centers are currently enroling patients: The North Wes...
4D proton therapy, radiation-resistant tumors, interpreting medical images
...approach, one takes into account how the patient's breathing
moves the lung back and forth over time (the fourt...the tumor precisely over all phases of a patient's breathing
cycle. Now, researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital have applied the 4D approach to proton t...
Does manganese inhaled from the shower represent a public health threat?
...show the potential for permanent brain damage from breathing
vaporized manganese during a shower. It was conducted by reviewing the medical literature and calculating, based on animal studies, the amount of manganese people would absorb by showering 10 minutes a day. Because manganese is monitored in public wa...
Snoring now, hyperactive later?
...structive sleep apnea, in which repeated pauses in breathing
disrupt sleep and can reduce blood oxygen levels. ...nt of hyperactivity." Chervin and other sleep and breathing
researchers have built up a large body of evidence on this issue in recent years. The sleep-behavior...
Giving oxygen may do more harm than good, new report shows
...t." Researchers in the early 1900s observed that breathing
pure oxygen increased ventilation and lowered carbon dioxide levels. Based on their observations, several tried adding carbon dioxide and claimed success in resuscitating people and infants and treating carbon monoxide poisoning. But the practice of...
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