Tag: "saturation" at medical news

54 per cent of air passengers experience significant reduction in oxygen levels

...than half of air travellers find that their oxygen saturation drops to a level at which many hospital patients w... passengers, aged from one to 78, had their oxygen saturation levels measured by qualified anaesthetists on the ground and at cruising altitude. Ground levels ...

Tip sheet Annals of Internal Medicine, Oct. 4, 2005, issue

...od tests to measure serum ferritin and transferrin saturation tests. Hemochromatosis can increase iron deposits in body organs, which can cause serious liver damage such as cirrhosis and liver cancer, diabetes, heart failure, arthritis, and skin discoloration. Patients who have relatives with hemochromatosis s...

Pulmonary artery catheter use neutral for patient outcomes

... filling pressures, pumping strength of the heart, saturation levels of oxygen in the blood and how much fluid is being retained. The procedure is usually performed at the bedside, and the catheter can be left in place for a number of days to provide constant monitoring. More than 1 million PAC procedures are p...

American Thoracic Society Journal news tips for October 2005 (second issue)

...on, lethargy, or stupor), plus the arterial oxygen saturation level. These readily available clinical parameters each were assigned a numerical score to quantify them with the patient's potential for death. According to the authors, the rule identifies patients who are at either low or high risk of fatal and n...

Near infrared laser device can measure brain oxygen levels

..., the system can calculate the brain tissue oxygen saturation by measuring the differences in intensity of light...try is used universally to measure arterial oxygen saturation for all patients undergoing surgery, interest in cerebral oxygenation levels have mainly been the do...

News Briefs from the January issue of CHEST

...mpared with men and a higher median initial oxygen saturation but did not differ in hospital length of stay. Researchers conclude that the results in children are probably explained by increased disease prevalence in pediatric males. The study appears in the January issue of CHEST, the peer-reviewed journal of ...

New model may help identify patients with pulmonary embolism who are at low risk of death

...e; low systolic blood pressure; and reduced oxygen saturation in arterial blood. Patients without any of these factors are considered low-risk and eligible for outpatient treatment. The researchers then tested their model on the remaining 5,177 participants in the original study group and by using data from a ...

Advice to children with sleep apnea: Wear that night-time breathing device!

...ber of interruptions in breathing per hour. Oxygen saturation improved by an average 12 percent. "What this means is that with treatment, sleep apnea basically went from severe to mild or better," Halbower says. It remains unclear how PAP therapy affects neurocognitive performance, even though parents reported ...

Use of high humidity does not improve symptoms for children with croup

... changes in respiratory rate, heart rate or oxygen saturation at 30 or 60 minutes among the three groups. "Our results suggest that the use of humidity in children with croup admitted to emergency departments is not warranted," the researchers write. "Humidity may actually have been found useful because of othe...

Program reduces hospitalizations and costs for nursing home residents with pneumonia

...antimicrobials, portable chest radiographs, oxygen saturation monitoring, rehydration, and close monitoring by a research nurse. Thirty-four residents (10 percent) of 327 residents in the clinical pathway group were hospitalized compared with 76 (22 percent) of 353 residents in the usual care group. Adjusting f...

Pneumonia can be treated effectively in nursing homes, reducing transfers to hospital

...of oral antibiotics, portable chest x-rays, oxygen saturation monitoring, rehydration and close monitoring by a research nurse. "The results of Dr. Loeb's study point to ways seniors can receive the best available health care with the least possible disruption at a stage in their lives when any disruption can b...

Womens skin tone influences perception of beauty, health, age, sociobiologists find

.... "Until now, skin's overall homogeneity and color saturation received little attention among behavioral scientists. This study helps us better understand that wrinkles are not the only age cue. Skin tone and luminosity may be a major signal for mate selection and attractiveness, as well as perceived age," says...

Penn researchers use the abdomen to deliver oxygen to assist ailing lungs

...ique, they observed an increase in arterial oxygen saturation (the actual percentage of blood that's carrying ox...% to 89%. Doctors generally aim to keep the oxygen saturation of patients in the 90% range. Friedberg adds, "If this experimental finding can be translated to a c...

New fat, same old problem with an added twist?

...the implication that our time-honored focus on fat saturation may tell only part of the story," explained biologist and nutritionist K.C. Hayes, who collaborated on the research with Dr. Kalyana Sundram, nutrition director for palm oil research at the Malaysian Palm Oil Board in Kuala Lampur. "Now it appears ...

Emergency departments test chest pain patients differently, based on race, gender and insurance

...ocardiography, chest radiography as well as oxygen saturation monitoring and cardiac monitoring are non-invasive...sting and monitoring, with the exception of oxygen saturation monitoring, decreased among male African American patients over the six-year period. Electrocardiogr...

Decrease in breast cancer rates likely reflect HRT reduction and saturation of mammography

...ltiple age groups beginning 1998/1999 reflects the saturation of mammography....

Faster and better emergency response through satellite telecoms

... The resulting confusion leads to traffic jams and saturation of the mobile telephone network. The work of the many civil protection and health operators, who are all entering the scene at the same time, is hindered by a lack of coordination and field information, particularly on decontamination measures and tr...

Study explains why patients with OSA are at higher risk for cardiovascular disease

...nts, breathing rates, blood pressure, blood oxygen saturation and heart rhythm, as well as direct observation of patients during sleep. The men were comparable in age, blood pressure and metabolic profiles, but the OSA patients had a higher bodymass index, though the difference was not statistically significa...

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