Tag: "injury" at medical news
Statin simvastatin linked to protection against endothelial dysfunction in diabetic rats
...tatin also appeared to prevent or reverse vascular injury
by vasoprotective means. In a well-established rat model of diabetes, simvastatin protected against the development of diabetes-induced endothelial cell dysfunction in vessels of the heart, kidney, and eye. Dr. Guochuan Ma, a postdoctoral fellow in t...
Education program reduces incidents of shaken baby syndrome
...s before the study began, 49 cases of abusive head injury
were identified, or 41.5 cases per 100,000 live bi...ng the study period, only 21 cases of abusive head injury
were recorded, or 22.2 cases per 100,000 live births. "This translates to a 47 percent reduction in...
Golf-related head injuries in children increasing along with sport's popularity
...ays. The youngest patient with a golf-related head injury
was 10 months old. The popularity of the sport (Au...elated injuries constitute a common type of sports injury
in the pediatric population. The increase in frequency of these injuries is largely attributed to th...
US service academies to collaborate with UNC, Andrews Air Force Base, Duke in knee injury study
....8-million study of risk factors for a common knee injury
among athletes. The study, led by researchers at...act between athletes. Studies have shown that the injury
rate to the knee's ACL is up to eight times higher for women than it is for men, particularly in spo...
Study: Level I trauma centers boost head injury survival
PORTLAND, Ore. -- Head injury
patients transferred to level I trauma centers are...y risk dropped 10 percent among patients with head injury
transferred from rural trauma centers in Oregon and Washington to level I trauma centers in both sta...
OHSU develops instant, computerized notification system to communicate patients' end-of-life wishes
...adults who suffer from sudden illness or traumatic injury
-- in these cases, initially, all emergency medica...s are unable to make their wishes known because an injury
to the brain is severe and prolonged, health professionals look for an advance directive to find out...
Aboriginal Canadians at high risk for severe trauma
...Aboriginal Canadians had a 10-fold greater risk of injury
secondary to assault and a 3-fold greater risk of traumatic suicide. In a related commentary, Dr. Nadine Caron outlines a process that must be undertaken first begin to understand such statistics and then to address them. From the outset, however, s...
Too much water may be as dangerous as too little during long-distance athletic events
...may do serious harm rather than keep you safe from injury
if you're drinking too much, according to a cardiologist at UT Southwestern Medical Center. Runners or any long-distance athletes who drink too much water during a race could put themselves at jeopardy for developing hyponatremia, a condition marke...
Adolescent health ill-catered for in the NHS
...ent medicine. Mortality rates for adolescents from injury
and suicide have increased fivefold over the last century - rising from 11% of total deaths for 15-19 year olds in 1901-10, to 57% in 2003. Rates of obesity, sexually transmitted infections, smoking and teenage pregnancies among adolescents have als...
American Thoracic Society Journal news tips for April 2005 (second issue)
...he investigators pointed out that immunopathologic injury
of host cells triggered by the immune response to virus plays a key role in the pathogenesis of virus infections. Many cytokines/chemokines released from activated immune cells not only take part in the process of antiviral immune response, but are ...
Scientist works to reduce side effects of radiation therapy
...tain receptors in the brain can help prevent brain injury
from radiation. About 175,000 cancer patients each year receive radiation treatments that target the whole brain or large areas of the brain. Currently, there are no known treatments to prevent cognitive impairment that can result from the treatment...
Football is a pain in the neck
...dy is the second in a series examining the risk of injury
in community-based sports with a view to improving safety. The potential dangers of neck injury
in football were highlighted last weekend by the death of Arena Football lineman Al Lucas from a pre...
Electroshock therapy speeds improvement in schizophrenia patients
...elaxants to decrease anxiety and protect them from injury
during muscle contractions. Patients generally receive ECT two to three times a week, usually for a total of eight to 12 treatments in a series. The American Psychiatric Association supports use of ECT only to treat severe, disabling mental disorder...
Football players are sportsmen most at risk of injury
...rds (63.6%) of the soccer players had sustained an injury
compared to just 28.1% of swimmers The study also... themselves 'recreational athletes'. The level of injury
was highest for those competing at international level 87.5% - followed by 64% of those competing a...
UT Southwestern sports medicine doctor pedals advice on gearing up for safe cycling season
...th health information that can help reduce strain, injury
and infection, says Dr. Luis Palacios, associate professor of family and community medicine at UT Southwestern Medical Center. Dr. Palacios a cyclist himself explains that staying safe while on a bike means more than wearing a helmet. Proper fit be...
Adolescents not receiving health counseling, Stanford study shows
...d exercise, sexual behaviors, substance abuse, and injury
reduction. To help implement the guidelines, it issued questionnaires for clinicians to use with teens: "Do you eat fruits and vegetables every day?" "Have you ever used marijuana?" Still, the Stanford researchers consistently found gaps between expe...
Significant fall in serious violence in England and Wales
...t and Emergency departments after violence-related injury
in England in 2004 compared with 2000 and 2,800 fe... jaw surgeon said: "Prevention of violence-related injury
is a major public health priority. These results represent a clear reduction in harm across all age...
New portable device developed by Georgia Tech and Emory checks for concussions on the sidelines
... has a mortality rate of up to 50 percent. But the injury
is difficult to diagnose, even with a quiet room and a several-hour-long test. Michelle LaPlaca, an assistant professor in the Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering at Georgia Tech and Emory University, and David Wright, assistant d...
Study finds moderate hypothermia a safe treatment for traumatic brain injury in kids
...hypothermia initiated after severe traumatic brain injury
(TBI) is a safe therapeutic intervention for child...for children after severe TBI up to 24 hours after injury
Study results are published in the April issue of the journal, Neurosurgery. A total of 75 patients ...
Prevalence of concussion effects linked to 'pot of gold' lawsuits, researcher says
...t 30 percent of disability cases and 29 percent of injury
cases involved probable malingering and or extensive symptom exaggeration. Carlton Carl, spokesperson for the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, disputes the conclusion. "Only the most serious injuries caused by the negligence of others tend to...
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10