Tag: "impending" at medical news

Queen's poll - Ontarians don't want to close institutions for those with intellectual disabilities

...chool inclusion. When the government announced the impending closure of the remaining three regional institutions in September 2004, they promised $70 million to meet community-housing needs of approximately 1,200 individuals currently living in institutions. They also promised that about $40 million would be ...

ORNL wins three R&D 100s

...ed to alert the wearer and medical personnel of an impending epileptic seizure. In a real-life implementation, the alerting device would obtain electroencephalogram data from wireless sensors on the wearer's scalp and transmit that data to a device that interprets this information in real time. Because epileps...

Mayo Clinic researchers use ultrasound to describe subtle heart muscle motions

...n, and possibly be a noninvasive aid in predicting impending heart damage including heart attacks. The study could also contribute to optimal adjustment of cardiac pacemakers or perhaps better design of artificial hearts. The findings, published in the current Journal of Applied Physiology [JApplPhysiol.000191...

Ways to detect, thwart terrorist acts scrutinized during ACS national meeting

...nal sensors that provide early warning signs of an impending chemical or nuclear terrorist attack could save countless lives. ADA Technologies and Clemson University are developing an easy-to-use, wireless sensor network that can be deployed throughout a city or region either permanently or for short periods. ...

Orlando meeting highlights work about making systems, tools, and products safe and easy to use

...ries of haptic pulse warnings that warn drivers of impending intersection violations via the car's brake uprights. Crew Resource Management Training and Young Driver Safety Michael Regan, Monash University Accident Research Centre, et. al. Friday, September 30, 10:30AM12:00PM The application of crew resource...

Corticosteroids often used in treatment of infectious mononucleosis

...ononucleosis] should be reserved for patients with impending airway obstruction, corticosteroids continue to be used on a much broader scale at this tertiary care institution," the authors conclude. "This observation suggests that clinicians see value in SCT for treatment of IM beyond the classically accepted ...

Awards totaling $6.2 million to create major genetic testing lab at University of Iowa

...l be a powerful addition to our fight against this impending epidemic of blindness." Blinding eye diseases include macular degeneration (including age-related macular degeneration, or AMD), glaucoma, retinitis pigmentosa, diabetic retinitis and many others. Most of these diseases have significant heritable com...

Sleep apnea treatment benefits the heart

...non-invasive manner and can alert the physician of impending cardiac problems. Most importantly, treatment can cause substantial improvement in a relatively short time. We hope that this paper will contribute towards improved awareness of cardiovascular and general physicians of a fairly common problem in the ...

Inconsistencies in pandemic flu preparedness between European countries

...f the H5N1 avian influenza virus in birds, and the impending threat of a pandemic, European nations need to work together to adequately prepare for the onset of such a pandemic.' The LSHTM researchers reviewed the preparedness initiatives of all 25 European Union member states, as well as Bulgaria, Norway, Rom...

HHS report indicates two thirds of ICU patients receive suboptimal care

... Press Conference at ATS 2006: In response to the impending critical care crisis, the Critical Care Workforce Partnership, comprised of the American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP), American Thoracic Society (ATS), Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM), and the American Association of Critical-Care Nurs...

Researcher develops better way to detect shock

...ol. "Our device should help alert the caregiver of impending problems." Developed by a team at the medical school, the device is a noninvasive sensor that caregivers could use to monitor oxygen and acid levels in muscles -- two known indicators of circulatory shock, a life-threatening condition that can occur ...

ACP commends CMS proposals to increase values assigned to evaluation and management codes

...f medical student debt, are key drivers behind the impending collapse of primary care," Dr. Kirk emphasized. "Medicare, as the single largest purchaser of health care in the United States, can lead by replacing policies that are antithetical to primary care with ones designed to encourage and support its impor...

Strategies that teach a caregiver to manage a loved one's illness also helps in coping with death

... treatments that would better prepare them for the impending death of their loved one," said Dr. Schulz. ...

Projected costs of stroke highlight need for increased NIH funding

... essential the NIH have the resources to halt this impending epidemic," said Catherine M. Rydell, CEO and Executive Director of the AAN. "The NIH has the ability to perform the research that can save countless lives and billions of dollars in health care costs if Congress would adequately fund its mission. The...

A third of the world population faces water scarcity today

...mated in water resources management. Despite the impending threat, the Assessment identifies numerous bright spots innovative approaches that hold potential for the future. These include very low cost technologies that facilitate access to, and use of water by, the rural poor. With health issues addressed, ...

MIT device could prevent epileptic seizures

...that person." Ideally, when the device senses an impending seizure, it sends a magnetic signal to the implanted stimulator, which in turn activates the left vagus nerve. The vagus nerve sends electrical signals up to the brain as well as down toward the viscera, controlling heart rate, gastrointestinal peris...

'Ticking time bomb': Prisons unprepared for flu pandemic, says new SLU research

ST. LOUIS -- As the fear of an impending avian flu pandemic is compelling hospitals, businesses and cities to develop preparedness plans, one of the most potentially dangerous breeding grounds of disease is woefully ill-prepared for a crisis, according to a new study being presented today b...

The AGA Institute releases report on the future of gastroenterology

...onvened the consensus conference to study possible impending changes to the field and guide development of a st...better prepare our members and the field for these impending changes. The recommendations made by the Future Trends Committee will help inform the strategic plan...

'Deserving Poor' or 'Greedy Geezers'? New book debunks aging crisis

Waltham, MA Despite the impending retirement of 76 million baby boomers, huge government deficits, and unrelenting battles over Social Security, the United States is not facing a demographic tsunami, according to a new book by two leading experts on the economics and politics of agin...

Risk factors for hypertension start young

... high nighttime blood pressure, an early signal of impending cardiovascular disease, a new study shows. As they grow up, black children also show greater increases in nighttime blood pressure, according to a study that followed children's blood pressures over 15 years. Blacks experience less of a dip in ni...

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