Tag: "injuries" at medical news
1 of 2 pediatric kidney disease research centers in world established
...ension and diabetes-induced disease; and occurring injuries
when the kidney lacks oxygen. According to the new Centers associate director, Richard Roman, Ph.D., professor of physiology and pediatrics, and director of the Kidney Disease Center at the Medical College, Our research will provide physicians with ...
Stanford researchers find culprit in aging muscles that heal poorly
...knowledge could open the door to new therapies for injuries
in a host of different tissues. The key to the whole process is Wnt, a protein traditionally thought to help promote maintenance and proliferation of stem cells in many tissues. But in this instance, Wnt appears to block proper communication. "Th...
Seat belt injuries could signal more serious trauma in children
... children involved in car accidents. And seat belt injuries
should alert physicians to look for signs of more ...ent. Unless physicians are diligent, spinal-cord injuries
are hard to diagnose in children. In the event of a car accident, seat belt injuries
such as bruisin...
... the number of admissions for penetrating trauma - injuries
that occur primarily by an object piercing the skin or entering a tissue of the body, such as bullets and knives. The lower the unemployment rates, the higher the number of admissions for blunt trauma - physical trauma caused to a body part, eith...
Annals of Internal Medicine tip sheet for Aug. 7, 2007, issue
...t Injury Is Inconclusive Motor vehicle accident injuries
are the leading cause of death among Americans between the ages of 3 and 33. Counseling during regular physician visits about the proper use of child safety seats, seat belts and the dangers of drunk driving might reduce death and injury from car acc...
Heat-related deaths in middle, high school football players spikes in 2006
...er took the reins in 1980. The survey tracks major injuries
and deaths in 1.8 million football players from sa... direct injuries, Mueller said. The heat-related injuries
warrant special attention because they are preventable, he said. These and other indirect deaths and...
Where is the most dangerous place to travel over the holiday?
... five to seven times more likely to die from their injuries
unless they arrive at a trauma center in the first...of 14 percent, which in turn reduces the number of injuries
and deaths. This is a public health issue we must take much more seriously, said Munnich. In 2005, ...
U of M researchers assess effectiveness of computerized physician order entry system
...crease. More than one-half million patients suffer injuries
or death from adverse events, causing up to $5.6 million annually per hospital, according to the review....
Needle-stick injuries are common but unreported by surgeons in training
... that more than half failed to report needle-stick injuries
involving patients whose blood could be a source o...pread of HIV and hepatitis infection. Makary says injuries
could be greatly reduced by hospitals increasing the use of nurse practitioners and physicians assis...
Study outlines how stroke, head injury can increase risk of Alzheimer's disease
...been known for several years that strokes and head injuries
can increase the risk of Alzheimers disease, but the mechanism underlying that increased risk has not been understood. Alzheimer's disease is characterized by plaques within the brain of amyloid-beta protein, which is toxic to brain cells. Amyloid-b...
UGA study finds that violence costs nation $70 billion annually
...ts and 63 percent of the costs from self-inflicted injuries
were in males aged 15 to 44. The most burdensom.... Americans suffer 2.2 million medically treated injuries
due to interpersonal violence annually, at a cost of $37 billion ($33 billion in productivity losses...
Old memory traces in brain may trigger chronic pain
... from life-altering, chronic pain long after their injuries
have actually healed" The definitive answer -- and an effective treatment -- has long eluded scientists. Traditional analgesic drugs, such as aspirin and morphine derivatives, havent worked very well. A Northwestern University researcher has fou...
Doctors have key role in preventing and detecting child neglect and abuse
...nosis of child abuse frequently involves detecting injuries
which cannot be explained through the child's medical history or other circumstances. Bruises are the most common manifestation of abuse. Whereas accidental bruises are characteristically anterior and over bony areas such as the shins and forehead du...
JRRD releases single-topic issue on pain and pain management
...ers in psychiatric outpatients. Pain and combat injuries
in soldiers returning from Operations Enduring Fre...ic pain from conditions such as arthritis or nerve injuries
may be disabling and poorly controlled with aspirin, acetaminophen (Tylenol), or ibuprofen (Advil). ...
Researchers use MRI to predict recovery after spinal cord injury
...artial recovery of patients with acute spinal cord injuries
(SCI), according to a study published in the June ... vehicle accidents account for 44 percent of these injuries
in the U.S. An initial MRI examination is typically performed on patients with SCI to determine ...
Aggressive treatment for whiplash does not promote faster recovery
... patterns of care for 1,693 patients with whiplash injuries
who were compensated under tort insurance. The ...port the hypothesis that the prognosis of whiplash injuries
is influenced by the type and intensity of care received within the first month after injury," the a...
Experimental gene therapy 'abolishes' arthritis pain and lessens joint damage
...tis, it develops over time following initial joint injuries
or just as a result of aging. In the current study, researchers found that one injection of a newly designed gene therapy relieved 100 percent of osteoarthritic pain in the study model. In addition, researchers were surprised to find that the therapy...
Brain research poised to dramatically advance global society
...nd Iraq more quickly and easily recover from brain injuries
caused during combat, especially by improvised explosive devices. Further research could allow advances in robotics and artificial intelligence that would make most future military vehicles and aircraft operate unmanned and autonomously, thereby...
Bali bomb lessons helped shape Australia's mental health response to terrorism and trauma
...jured. On this occasion the majority of deaths and injuries
were caused by shrapnel rather than burns. Top E...r. Many described greater physical pain than their injuries
would be expected to cause, together with a physical ache over their losses, thoughts of what could ...
Innovative education scheme sees fewer rugby players suffering spinal injuries
...key reason for a reduction in the number of spinal injuries
suffered by rugby players, says a researcher writi...h rare, are a major cause of permanently disabling injuries
and death in rugby. In 2001 a wide-ranging injury prevention programme was introduced by the N...
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