Tag: "recovery" at medical news
'Meth mouth' can leave users toothless
...re is no safe level of meth use, but treatment and recovery
are possible." In an effort to highlight this condition, the ADA has posted educational materials on its Web site www.ada.org for both dentists and patients and recently distributed a video news release with The Partnership for a Drug-Free Americ...
Stroke survivors and caregivers to benefit from Kent State study
...rt from family or other caregivers critical to the recovery
process. For those thrust into the role of caregiver, tending to the stroke survivor's physical and emotional needs can present many challenges--and the stress experienced by caregivers can adversely affect the stroke survivor's quality of life. Wh...
58 percent of older hospital patients have problems eating, 31 percent leave most of their meal
... and malnourishment is linked to poor health, slow recovery
and longer hospital stays. "However most of the research to date has been carried out in care homes, so little is known about the situation on hospital wards." The researchers make a number or recommendations: Nutrition should be give...
Rochester researchers join federal initiative to improve drug safety
...-second period between the heart's contraction and recovery
phase. A drug-induced prolongation of this period, called the QT interval prolongation, can significantly increase risk for developing fatal arrhythmias and sudden cardiac death. Beginning last year, the FDA required companies to submit ECG data fro...
Clinical trial shows islet transplantation is a promising procedure
...ithout complications, it requires several weeks of recovery
at home. In addition, a transplant recipient must stay on immunosuppressive drugs to prevent rejection of the transplanted pancreas. These drugs can have serious side effects, such as kidney damage and vulnerability to infection. For these reasons, p...
Steroid injections do not provide long-term relief from tennis elbow
... which could be due, in part, to a quicker initial recovery
leading to greater use and over-taxing of the elbow. The research also found that the superior long-term effects of physiotherapy were replicated by the wait and see approach at the end of the study participants in both the physiotherapy and wait ...
Rutgers College of Nursing to host Preparing for Natural Disasters Forum November 3
...sion director and acting director for response and recovery
division for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Region II, will speak about national preparedness for natural disasters at the Third Annual Conference on Emerging Infectious Diseases sponsored by the Nursing Center for Bioterrorism and Em...
Jefferson Orthopaedic surgeons leading international study of timing of spinal surgery
...oved from a compressed spinal cord, the better the recovery
of function. "We believe that compression causes electrolyte changes, cell death and apoptosis," he says. "From an experimental standpoint, the data is unequivocal: operate early. But we've never been able to translate that into the clinical setting....
Black tea soothes away stress
...oup reported a greater degree of relaxation in the recovery
period after the task. Professor Andrew Steptoe...f tea were responsible for these effects on stress recovery
and relaxation. Tea is chemically very complex, with many different ingredients. Ingredients such a...
Breast reconstruction not as safe for obese patients
...nter. "Feeling 'whole' can be an integral part of recovery
from cancer, yet significant concerns have been raised about the wisdom of doing breast reconstruction in very obese patients due to a high complication rate. The current retrospective study found that patients with a BMI greater than 35 demonstr...
Obesity tied to higher risk of complications in spinal surgery, Jefferson neurosurgeon finds
...ng some weight," Dr. Ratliff says. An individual's recovery
will likely be easier and less complicated as well, he notes. "If you're obese and having spine surgery, you need to know your risk for complications is higher than a comparable patient who is not obese," he says....
New hope for an 'untreatable' mental illness
...h Borderline Personality Disorder can achieve full recovery
across the complete range of symptoms. The contro...demonstrates that schema therapy leads to complete recovery
in about 50% of the patients, and to significant improvement in two-thirds. The success of the thera...
New biomedical device uses nanotechnology to monitor hip implant healing, may reduce wait times
... "This microsensor not only reduces post-operation recovery
time, it will also help reduce the wait time for p... less chance of over stressing the fracture during recovery
and rehabilitation. It also allows the surgeon to more accurately decide when it is safe to send pat...
New guideline for the diagnostic assessment of children with continuous seizures
...o or more continuous seizures if there is not full recovery
of consciousness in between. Status epilepticus is a life-threatening emergency that requires hospital evaluation and treatment for control. Status epilepticus annually affects an estimated 31,600 children under the age of 18 in the United States. I...
Shorter post-operative recovery stay following outpatient tonsillectomy is safe, cost-efficient
...onsillectomy patients after a short post-operative recovery
period at an outpatient surgery center. The stu...ns in patients who were discharged after a shorter recovery
period," added Shapiro. "This is especially good news for parents and children who want to go home a...
New data from NIH lab confirms protocol to reverse type 1 diabetes in mice
...re inconclusive on the role of spleen cells in the recovery
of insulin-producing pancreatic islets. The new d...tment. Spleen cells appear to contribute to islet recovery
more in mice who are older and with more advanced diabetes compared with younger mice with less adva...
Drug derived from snake venom not effective if given late in the treatment of stroke
...atment group as in the control group. Neurological recovery
was worse and there were more haemorrhages in the ancrod group than in the placebo group. Mortality at 3 months was higher in the ancrod group than in the placebo group but at 12 months there was no significant difference. The authors state that most...
Recovering alcoholics with poor sleep perceptions will likely relapse
...curate sleep perceptions among alcoholics in early recovery
may predict relapse to drinking. Alcohol can init.... New findings indicate that individuals in early recovery
from alcoholism who have inaccurate sleep perceptions are more likely to return to drinking. Result...
Psychologist to study how we put stress into words
... a second language, as well as potentially helping recovery
after brain injury. In a joint study with social... of language, with implications for impairment and recovery
following brain injury."...
Sleep problems -- real and perceived -- get in the way of alcoholism recovery
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- The first few months of recovery
from an alcohol problem are hard enough. But theyr...nd other sleep woes may actually get in the way of recovery
from alcohol problems. In fact, a persons perception of how bad their sleep problems are may be just...
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