Tag: "responders" at medical news
WPI wins $1M to develop system to locate and monitor emergency workers in buildings
...uildings 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-ins. Keynote spe...
Worcester Polytechnic Institute to host national forum on locating first responders inside buildings
... The system will employ transmitters worn by first responders
and receivers located on emergency vehicles. The g...scene and that can precisely track up to 100 first responders
in three dimensions, displaying their positions and paths on a screen at the incident command center...
Novel treatments may help alleviate constipation, IBS in women
...significant relief two out of four weeks. Overall responders
were defined as those who had been monthly responders
two out of three months. "The lubiprostone study demonstrates the continuing need for new and emer...
New study demonstrates that Lubiprostone may improve symptom relief rates in adults with IBS-C
...ponder was used. Patients were considered monthly responders
if they reported at least moderate relief four out of four weeks or significant relief two out of four weeks. To qualify as an overall responder (the measure used in the primary endpoint), patients had to be a monthly responder for at least two out ...
The hepatitis C link: Diagnose, treat, transplant
...or treatment status into non-responders or partial responders
and randomized to three treatment groups: 1) celgosivir 400 mg once daily in combination with peginterferon alfa-2b and ribavirin (PRC); 2) celgosivir 400 mg once daily in combination with peginterferon alfa-2b (PC); or 3) placebo with peginterferon ...
New accreditation program for radiation detector labs
... large enough to scan trucks and trains, emergency responders
can choose from a wide variety of radiation detection equipment for homeland security applications. To make informed decisions when buying equipment, they must have confidence that instrument test results from different laboratories are comparable. T...
International study finds ways to maximize effective responses after terrorism incidents
...ey practice "Triage Tuesdays," where every Tuesday responders
triage every patient as if they were involved in a... who they say they are and are not a threat to the responders
or bystanders. A hospital that received the bulk of patients from a bombed housing complex in Riyadh...
Flu experts call for mandatory shots for health care workers
...ng a Pandemic. Health care workers and other first responders
are the community's first line of defense in any public health emergency. Their work also puts them at high risk of illness. They should be prioritized to receive anti-flu drugs and vaccines. Build health care systems capable of responding to mass ...
World's largest clinical trial into rare bone cancer 'well underway' conference hears
...n the ultimate outcome of the treatment, with poor responders
to the initial course of chemotherapy tending to have a worse chance of surviving the disease. The EURAMOS trial will examine a different treatment regime for poor responders' to see if survival rates can be improved. The Stuttgart conference, atte...
NC State start-up looks to turn 'lights out' on flu, other viruses
...nesses, as well as for a variety of uses for first responders
and the military, including anti-viral masks. Perhaps equally important, the invention may be used to make everyday objects resistant to viruses and bacteria in the presence of light. "We have many exciting opportunities to use these proprietary c...
Hopkins scientists link immune response to 'ghost' parasites and severely congested sinuses
...and sinus cavities play an important role as first responders
of the immune system," he says. "But when they are distracted fighting non-existent parasites, they cannot deal well with the very real microbes continuously coming into the nose." This, Lane notes, may promote growth of bacteria and fungi in th...
Standard developed for collection of suspicious powders
...ax. The new standard meets the needs of the first responders
to test the powders on site, and the needs of the ...dinated effort with federal agencies and emergency responders
to standardize activities related to anthrax and other biological agent incidents. "The developmen...
World Trade Center dust cuts lung function capability in rescue workers
...ncluding institution of plans to protect emergency responders
from unnecessary occupational exposure to irritant dusts." ...
New long-term data suggests Abatacept treatment
...term extension of the AIM (Abatacept in Inadequate responders
to Methotrexte) trial, announced today at the Annual European Congress of Rheumatology, suggests the selective T-cell co-stimulation modulator abatacept sustains inhibition of radiographic progression over 2 years in rheumatoid arthritis patients wit...
Study: Paramedics save more lives when they don't follow the rules
...of the study report. Under the new approach, first responders
skipped the first steps of the standard protocol: ... compression turned out to be harmful, too." First responders
applying the new protocol were able to resuscitate the majority (58 percent) of out-of-hospital witn...
Teens' herbal product use associated with illicit substance use
... users were more likely to use illicit drugs. Teen responders
decided for themselves what would be considered "herbal or other natural products, either to make you feel better, or to help you perform better at sports or school," as asked in the survey. Herbal remedies could include products from dietary supplem...
Imaging technology helps identify esophageal cancer patients who respond well to treatment
..., lead investigator. "Being able to identify these responders
may alter the need to take some patients to surgery." Over the past two decades, the most common treatment for esophageal cancer has been chemoradiation followed by surgery. Even with these treatments, the prognosis is poor for most patients, with lo...
Many high risk patients do not receive cholesterol-lowering therapies
... compared to placebo. The proportion of treatment responders
(those who experienced a greater than 10 mmHg reduction in DBP and/or DBP less than 90 mmHg at endpoint) was significantly higher in patients receiving aliskiren 150 mg (59%), 300 mg (63%) or 600 mg (69%) versus placebo (36%). The drug remained eff...
Increased role for PET imaging could improve cancer care
...half of patients were called partial or incomplete responders
because CT found a residual mass after treatment despite lack of any other evidence of disease," Juweid said. "However, PET showed that the residual mass was scar tissue rather than viable tumor in more than half of these patients. These patients wer...
Initial results help clinicians identify patients with treatment-resistant depression
...nal levels. The researchers followed up successful responders
for a year to monitor each treatment's long-term outcomes. "Tools used in research settings (depression rating scales, etc.) are not routinely used in practice, which may contribute to the high rates of inadequate treatment with antidepressant medic...