Tag: "injured" at medical news
Stanford researchers find culprit in aging muscles that heal poorly
...without the full instructions, it takes longer for injured
muscles to heal. Even then, the repairs aren't as good. But now that the researchers have uncovered the conduit that conveys the work orders to muscle stem cells, that knowledge could open the door to new therapies for injuries in a host of different...
Sports concussion research using fMRI provides insight for safe return-to-play decisions
...siological (fMRI) and neuropsychological data from injured
and clinically managed athletes. fMRI is one of the few brain scanning tools that can show brain activity, not just the anatomy. Traditional brain scanning techniques such as MRI and CT are helpful in viewing changes to the brain anatomy in more se...
Needle-stick injuries are common but unreported by surgeons in training
...edle sticks and timely treatment for those who are injured
could all but eliminate the risk of getting infected with disease. Makary says 57 percent of surgical residents reported a feeling of being rushed as the primary cause of the injury. He adds that 42 percent said they did not report the injury becaus...
New study reports hotel guests at risk from carbon monoxide poisoning
...at properties where guests and employees have been injured
by CO. No official statement from the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA) was found pertinent to CO poisoning prevention, although the AH&LA educational foundation contracted with Schirmer Engineering (Deerfield, Illinois) to study CO risk i...
Old memory traces in brain may trigger chronic pain
... as well as reduce the sensitivity of the formerly injured
site. It also controlled nerve pain resulting from chemotherapy, noted Apkarian, who is a member of the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center at Northwestern University. The drug has long-term benefits. Animals appeared to be pain free ...
JRRD releases single-topic issue on pain and pain management
...dom have resulted in a growing number of seriously injured
soldiers evacuated to the United States for medical care. Trauma-related pain is almost always present among these war-injured soldiers. Several military and Department of Veterans Affairs programs have been implemented to improve pain care. We descr...
Researchers use MRI to predict recovery after spinal cord injury
... classified. The majority of the patients had been injured
in motor vehicle accidents. MRI exams were obtained within 24 to 48 hours of injury. The research team studied three measurable imaging parameters: maximum spinal cord compression (MSCC), maximum canal compromise (MCC) and length of lesion (LOL). T...
Experimental gene therapy 'abolishes' arthritis pain and lessens joint damage
...This therapy can simply be injected anywhere in an injured
joint, and the treatment will find the nerve endings," said Kyrkanides, whose work on genetics in dentistry led to broader applications. The common ground between arthritis and dentistry: a common site of arthritic pain is the jaw joint. Study Det...
Soldiers acquired drug-resistant infections in field hospitals
...omplex (ABC) infections among U.S. service members injured
in Iraq has been of major concern to military health care workers since it was first detected in 2003. ABC bacteria are commonly found in soil and water. They sometimes also exist on the skin of healthy people. The bacteria pose little risk to health...
Nanomedicine opens the way for nerve cell regeneration
...x where nerve cells can regrow. It is known that injured
neurons in the central nervous system (CNS) do not regenerate, but it is not clear why. Adult CNS neurons may lack an intrinsic capacity for rapid regeneration, and CNS glia create an inhibitory environment for growth after injury. Can these challeng...
Bali bomb lessons helped shape Australia's mental health response to terrorism and trauma
...re Peninsula bushfires that killed nine people and injured
110 in South Australia in January 2005. This ...ered burns and other injuries. Many of the victims injured
in the suicide bombings at Paddy's Bar and the Sari Club in Kuta were taken to the Royal Darwin Hosp...
US soldiers in Iraq fighting drug-resistant bacteria after injuries
...istant strains of the bacteria have been infecting injured
soldiers treated in US military hospitals in Iraq....xplains Dr. Griffith. "This could happen while an injured
soldier is awaiting treatment or in the hospital during or after receiving medical care." "This ...
Obesity increases risk of injury on the job
...690 workers included in the study, 29 percent were injured
at least once between January 2, 2002, and December 31, 2004. Approximately 85 percent of the injured
workers were classified as overweight or obese. More than 28 percent of injuries occurred among empl...
Exercise may lead to improvement in patients with Parkinson's
...pamine neurotransmission that are different in the injured
subjects compared to the non-injured. "Studies i...Parkinson's," says Jakowec. "Exercise may help the injured
brain to work more efficiently by allowing the remaining dopamine producing neurons to work harder a...
Pediatricians and pathologists see traumatic brain injury differently
...heir different perspectives pediatricians look at injured
children and pathologists are conduct autopsies. They are considering different details," Dr. Laskey said. "Our study results will help facilitate the development of more uniform research definitions for future comparative studies of unintentional ...
Nerves controlling muscles are best repaired with similar nerves
...patients often do not fully regain function in the injured
area. But now a team of surgeons at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and Barnes-Jewish Hospital has found that repairing a motor nerve in rats with an intact motor nerve yields better results than using a sensory nerve. The res...
Advances in brain research poised to dramatically change society
...nds of American soldiers serving in Iraq have been injured
or killed by improvised explosive devices (IEDs). These devices frequently target U.S. military vehicles and convoys. What if military vehicles were able to operate unmanned and autonomously" The "Decade of the Brain," declared by President George ...
Home improvement warning -- Ladder-related injuries increasing in the US
..., while the legs and feet were the most frequently injured
body parts. "Given the 50 percent increase in the annual number of ladder-related injuries, the relatively high hospital admission rate, and the predominance of injuries in non-occupational settings, increased efforts are needed to prevent ladder-r...
Free weight training gets workers with rotator cuff injuries back on the job
...k for employees with less severe injuries. The injured
employees attended the Institute program four hours a day, five days a week, on average for six weeks. Their daily training began with warm up, stretching, and core exercises for balance and proper biomechanics, then moved to free weight resistance ...
Revolutionizing prosthetics 2009 team delivers first DARPA limb prototype
...rehabilitative technologies for military personnel injured
in the line of duty. Over the last year, the APL-l... to improve technology and quality of life for our injured
warfighters, Harshbarger continues. There are a lot of people working very hard to accomplish DARPAs...
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