Tag: "rescue" at medical news
Galileo to support global search and rescue
...ansponders to relay distress signals to search and rescue
organisations. In connection with this, represen...are committed to developing the Galileo search and rescue
component as an integral part of MEOSAR, the future worldwide search and rescue
satellite system. ...
WPI wins $1M to develop system to locate and monitor emergency workers in buildings
...ople inside buildings with the precision needed to rescue
first responders in the harsh environment (low- or zero visibility, extreme heat, deafening noise) of an active building fire, to locate and retrieve wounded soldiers in urban battlefields, or to aid and recover miners trapped by explosions or cave-i...
Helicopter flight trials for EGNOS
...s La Blcherette aerodrome by the Swiss medical air rescue
agency (Schweizerische Rettungsflugwacht - Garde Arienne Suisse de Sauvetage REGA) who also participated in the flight tests. The trial approaches were designed by skyguide for 6 and 9 approach angles. Initial feedback from the test pilots indic...
New study reports hotel guests at risk from carbon monoxide poisoning
...cidents, 711 guests, 41 employees or owners and 20 rescue
personnel were accidentally poisoned. Of those poisoned, 27 died, 66 developed pathological conditions, and 6 had conditions resulting in a jury verdict. Jury verdicts have averaged $4.8 million per incident (range=$1 million-17.5 million). Poisoning...
MUHC-led international team identifies gene responsible for blindness in infants and children
...study them so that we can then use gene therapy to rescue
their vision. Working with an international team... a related LCA gene called RPE65 and a spectacular rescue
of vision by RPE65 gene replacement in dogs with LCA, human clinical trials have started in London, ...
More rib fractures, but better survival rates
...findings showed that 60 percent of the CPR-trained rescue
personnel pushed with more than 125 pounds, whereas more than 60 percent of those not trained in CPR failed to push with more than 125 pounds of force. The people in the study were asked to push on a bathroom scale as though they were performing CP...
Scripps Research awarded $17 million for adult stem cell use to treat eye diseases
...e degenerate in the eye, adult stem cells can also rescue
nerve cells is the surrounding tissue. "Scienti...racrine effects on the neighboring tissue." This rescue
effect opens the door to using adult stem cell therapy to treat additional types of visual disorders...
Bronchial thermoplasty may allow severe asthma patients to wean off oral corticosteroids
... quality of life, as well as a reduction in use of rescue
medications, were observed following the bronchial...quality of life, and asthma control, and used less rescue
medication nearly 6 months following the procedure. One year following the treatment, 50% of bronch...
Emory University researchers find persistent and severe asthma associated with obesity
...greater use of both daily controller and as-needed rescue
medications. Further, obese patients were less likely to be in asthma remission compared to non-overweight patients. As demonstrated in previous studies, the associations of asthma severity and obesity in this study seem to be slightly stronger in...
More pounds equals worse asthma?
...e more ER visits, miss more days of work, use more rescue
inhaler medications and use inhaled steroids to control asthma. Obese patients were 66% more likely to report having asthma symptoms all of the time, were 47% less likely to be in asthma remission, and 52% more likely to have severe persistent asth...
New study demonstrates that Lubiprostone may improve symptom relief rates in adults with IBS-C
...tinuing for any reason or reporting an increase in rescue
medication use, lack of efficacy or moderately or significantly worse relief were deemed non-responders. These responder rates may not be comparable to those in other studies since the new scale was more restrictive than those used in previous repor...
Asthmatx completes enrollment in pivotal study of bronchial thermoplasty
...tacks, from 18/year to 9/year, 45% reduction in rescue
medication use, from 20 puffs/week to 11 puffs/week of short-acting bronchodilators, 2.6 fold increase in days with no asthma symptoms, from 3 months with no asthma symptoms to 8 months with no asthma symptoms, Clinically significant improveme...
Clinical trial data for Perforomist Inhalation Solution presented at International ATS Conference
...d a full 12 hours, enabled patients to use less rescue
medication, maintained improvements in lung function with no evidence of tolerance (tachyphylaxis) over the 12-week period, and improved the lung function and quality of life of patients compared to placebo. No significant difference in eff...
JCI table of contents -- May 17, 2007
...model of sickle cell disease was able to partially rescue
the cells from dehydration. However, the proportion of the densest red blood cells remained unaffected. This result, if extrapolated to human sickle disease, predicts that inhibitors of K-Cl cotransport, if used alone, would not be maximally effectiv...
FDA approves Dey, L.P.'s Perforomist inhalation solution for maintenance treatment of COPD
...ted with Perforomist Inhalation Solution used less rescue
albuterol during the trial compared to patients treated with placebo. ...
Web-based asthma program dramatically improves disease management for low-income black students
...e core behaviors: controller medication adherence, rescue
inhaler availability and smoking cessation or reduction. To our knowledge, our program is the first tailored, web-based multimedia asthma program for urban high school students evaluated in a non-clinic community setting, said Dr. Joseph. Results s...
Hospital errors rise 3 percent -- HealthGrades patient-safety study
...t incidence rates were decubitus ulcer, failure to rescue
and post-operative respiratory failure. "The c...in low-mortality DRGs Decubitus ulcer Failure to rescue
Foreign body left in during procedure Iatrogenic pneumothorax Selected infections due to medical ...
MIT graduate student wins $30,000 Lemelson-MIT student prize for life-saving inventions
...ons his invention having practical applications in rescue
work, recreational climbing and cave exploration, as well as urban warfare situations. It can help people complete tasks more efficiently and without depleting energy they would otherwise use climbing ladders and carrying heavy gear, he said. Hi...
CHEST 2006 abstract briefs
...ese children was associated with greater symptoms, rescue
medication, and functional limitation. Lung Disorder in Premature Babies Shows Presence After Three Years (Wednesday, October 25, 2006, 12:30 PM EST) Premature babies born with bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) continue to exhibit respiratory symp...
Olive Leaf report documents promising therapeutic interventions for 9-11 workers
...ht be a causal factor for many of the symptoms the rescue
workers and Lower Manhattan residents were reporting. A challenge urine test was administered to measure heavy metal toxicity. Eighty-five percent (85%) of those tested had excessively high levels of lead and mercury in their systems. A key comp...
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