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Study finds 'wake up and breathe' strategy allows patients to come off ventilator sooner

...o proceed with the next step in the protocol. This second step involves allowing the patient to try breathing on their own without substantial help from the ventilator, called a spontaneous breathing trial. If the patient shows signs they are unable to breathe on their own, they are immediately placed back ...

Nanomedicine opens the way for nerve cell regeneration

...f axons of the central nervous system neurons. The second method from the University of California, Berkeley...ringing this new technology to clinical use. The second presentation focuses on peripheral nerve injury, which affects 2.8% of all trauma patients and quite...

Quality improvement effort pays off in diabetes care

...st about $700 per patient the first year, $600 the second year, $500 the third year and leveled off at $378 per year beginning in year four. The researchers then estimated how much the patients' risk for the major complications from diabetes would be decreased if these improvements were maintained. Bette...

Bali bomb lessons helped shape Australia's mental health response to terrorism and trauma

...ts whether the Royal Darwin would have handled the second bombing as effectively without the lessons learnt ...h more co-ordinated way to help the victims of the second bombing" he says. "They also recognised that the mental health nurses could provide them with the su...

Children with both autism and ADHD often bully, parents say

... at the University of Rochester Medical Center and second author of the paper. "These children may benefit from additional support services, such as from a behavioral or mental health specialist, depending on the severity of symptoms. These services may be available through community based organizations or ...

JCI table of contents -- May 17, 2007

...protein at a site within the CS-2 domain and at a second site in the interglobular domain (IGD). Recently, the enzyme aggrecanase-2 was identified as the predominant aggrecanase in mouse cartilage, however researchers were unable to distinguish aggrecanase-2 activity at the CS-2 domain from that at the IGD...

UCLA Stroke Center receives American Stroke Association's Initial Achievement Award

...while still in the hospital reduce their risk of a second heart attack or stroke. Through GWTGStroke, customized patient education materials are made available at the point of discharge, based on patients' individual risk profiles. The take-away materials are written in an easy-to-understand format and are ...

Quality versus quantity -- transforming kidney transplant policy

...organs with a high chance of graft failure, making second or even third transplants necessary later in life. Recent attention has been focused on designing new methods of prioritization, one that allocates kidneys based on matches with the most favorable risk factors for long-term graft survival. Patients...

Scientists develop method to track immune system enzyme in live animals

...the tagged enzyme during the immune response. In a second mouse strain, Casellas and coworkers expressed permanently a yellow fluorescent protein in the progeny of germinal center B cells. "Thanks to these new mouse models, we can track in live animals whenever the AID enzyme is active as well as the result...

Testing the taser on human subjects -- preliminary physiological measurements

...from law enforcement agreed to receive a single, 5 second exposure from a Taser X26, a model reported to be used by more than 30% of police agencies in the United States. Cardiovascular and blood parameters were measured before exposure and for 60 minutes afterwards. Systolic and diastolic blood pressures, ...

Some children are born with 'temporary deafness' and do not require cochlear implant

...ulse signals that activate the auditory nerve. The second cause is a malfunction of the nerves. A child may be born with what appears to be a normal inner ear, but the hair cells do not "communicate" with the auditory nerves and the child cannot hear. To date, doctors have recommended the same treatment fo...

UC Irvine researchers reveal first images of brain changes associated with memory

...ches to activated proteins involved with LTP and a second one that labels synapses. Newly developed microscopic methods were used to visualize and measure synapses that had both antibodies attached. In addition to revealing new information about the formation of memory in the brain, this study and anothe...

Will the healthcare workers go to work during disasters?

...ny analyses, interpretations or conclusions. The second presentation mentioned above is "Survey of Hospital Health Care Professionals Response During a Potential Avian Influenza Pandemic: Will They Come to Work"" by Charlene Irvin, MD, Lauren Cindrich, William Patterson, and Anthony Southall, MD. It wi...

Fingerprint instead of blood sample

...ched. These bind to the cotinine. Subsequently, a second antibody, which was tagged with a fluorescent dye and binds specifically to cotinine antibodies, was applied to the fingerprint. Because there are many cotinine antibodies attached to each nanosphere, there is a significant amplification effect. Ind...

Atypical pathogen treatment vital in hospitalized CAP patients

...ge new study. The research results appear in the second issue for May 2007 of the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, published by the American Thoracic Society. Forest W. Arnold, D.O., of the Division of Infectious Diseases at the University of Louisville, and 13 associates foun...

Full-term, low-birth-weight babies at significantly greater risk for early respiratory symptoms

...obacco smoke. The research results appear in the second issue for May 2007 of the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, published by the American Thoracic Society. Professor Johan C. de Jongste, M.D., Ph.D., of the Department of Pediatric Respiratory Medicine at Erasmus MC/Sophia C...

Food and drink, and what it says about us

..." What was it like feasting with the Greeks in the second millennium BC" How can this tell us why we like TV dinners today" Everything you have ever wanted to know about the archaeological history of food and drink will be showcased at The University of Nottingham this month. From prehistory to the Victor...

Log-on to shape-up

...l. Physical inactivity and dietary patterns are second only to tobacco use as a leading cause of preventable death in the United States. Despite the multiple health benefits that physical activity is associated with, less than half of Americans engage in the recommended physical activity levels....

Testosterone may help men with multiple sclerosis

...eased an average of -0.81 percent per year. In the second nine months, this decline slowed by 67 percent to an annual rate of -0.25 percent. "Because the protective effect of testosterone treatment on brain atrophy was observed in the absence of an appreciable anti-inflammatory effect, this protection may n...

Rx for heart failure: patient-centered care from a pharmacist

...up received typical services from pharmacists. The second group received care from a specifically trained pharmacist who had access to customized educational materials, provided comprehensive instruction to participants and reminded them to refill their prescriptions. The pharmacist worked to ensure that pa...

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