Tag: "hypothermia" at medical news
Complications of type 2 diabetes in young people -- a ticking bomb
..., hyperglycaemic hyperosmolar state, and malignant hypothermia
like syndrome, have all been found in studies to be more prevalent in adolescents with type 2 diabetes.One study reports the deaths of seven young black African-American males (aged 13-21 years) with previously undiagnosed diabetes. Review of their r...
Lowering body temperature could aid standard stroke treatment
...e several research centers are studying the use of hypothermia
treatment for both stroke and heart attacks, littl...," Shaw says, "if you're administering therapeutic hypothermia
and tPA at the same time, you might want a higher tPA dosing, since it is less effective at lower te...
Children's Hospital and Pitt lead national trial of hypothermia to treat pediatric brain injury
...nical trial examining the effectiveness of induced hypothermia
as a therapy for brain swelling in children who ha...e. A previous Phase II clinical trial of induced hypothermia
therapy led by Dr. Adelson at Children's found that moderate hypothermia
therapy is safe and may pot...
Federal government needs to take closer look at assisted living facilities
...ions have found residents with untreated bedsores, hypothermia
and other signs of neglect. As a result of a budget crisis, California announced in 2003 that it would cut back its inspections of ALFs from yearly to once every five years. In Alabama, regulators spent $5.5 million to inspect 244 nursing homes in 2...
Mixed results comparing use of manual vs. automated chest compression following cardiac arrest
..., timing of defibrillation, and treatments such as hypothermia
and coronary reperfusion," the authors conclude....
Reducing the damage caused by cardiac arrest
...e patient makes it to the hospital, recent work in hypothermia
to prevent brain damage shows some promise. Three ...es in Europe and Australia suggest that controlled hypothermia
may reduce mortality and neurological damage. In the first North American report on the clinical use...
Emergency departments score poorly in child-saving drills, Hopkins study finds
...k children whose veins may have constricted due to hypothermia
or blood loss. Researchers said they were surprised to find that emergency medicine staff failed to follow safe patient transport procedures. Only 12 of the 35 hospitals prepared appropriate medications, monitoring equipment and personnel needed to t...
Perinatal complications linked to eating disorders
...loping anorexia nervosa. Neonatal heart problems, hypothermia
(low body temperature), tremors and hyporeactivity (a less than normal response to stimuli) also were associated with later development of anorexia. Placental infarction, neonatal hyporeactivity, early difficulties with eating, shorter than average ...
Cold treatment protects against infant disability and death from oxygen loss
...aced in an infant's esophagus. The infants in the hypothermia
group were enrolled within the first 6 hours of bi... to a normal body temperature. Infants in both the hypothermia
group and the control group received standard newborn intensive care including monitoring of vital s...
Cool therapy reduces brain injury and death from oxygen loss in newborns
...., at Wayne State University studied the effect of hypothermia
or reduced body temperature, in full-term infants ...age, 44 percent of those in the group treated with hypothermia
developed a moderate to severe disability or had died, as compared to 62 percent in the control grou...
Study finds moderate hypothermia a safe treatment for traumatic brain injury in kids
...ellow researchers determined that induced moderate hypothermia
initiated after severe traumatic brain injury (TBI... injury. Adult research has produced evidence that hypothermia
may limit some of these deleterious metabolic responses. The trial, which is the only multi-center c...