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Practice of defensive medicine widespread among physicians in specialties at high risk of lawsuits

... individual physicians in high-risk specialties to shocks to the liability system," the researchers conclude....

Size of brain structure could signal vulnerability to anxiety disorders

.... They then viewed a series of the photos with no shocks administered. On the second day, measurements of ...photos with both colors of lights displayed but no shocks given. A measurement of anxiety level, skin conductance is determined by the amount of perspiration...

Study charts origins of fear

...leave their imprint on brain cells. By delivering shocks to mice, the researchers activated the NMDA recept... says. "In one experiment, the mice received small shocks when entering a chamber and they developed fear memory. In another experiment, we used sound tones t...

Brain structure associated with fear inhibition also may influence personality

...peared. They then viewed the photos again with no shocks administered. On the second day, participants' an...iewed the photos with both colors displayed but no shocks given. Structural magnetic resonance (MR) images of the volunteers' brains showed that those who re...

'Doctor Franklin's Medicine' explores founding father's vast medical legacy

..., Franklin experimented with the use of electrical shocks to treat paralysis, blindness, deafness, hysteria and depression. He observed only short-term improvements in treating stroke victims, but had greater success treating hysteria. After studying effects of several accidental jolts to his head and the h...

Medication plus beta-blocker helps prevent shocks from implantable cardioverter defibrillator

...ion with a beta-blocker is effective in preventing shocks that can occur from an implantable cardioverter de...r arrhythmia, primarily by delivering high voltage shocks that terminate potentially fatal ventricular arrhythmias, according to background information in the...

Shock wave therapy for kidney stones linked to increased risk of diabetes, hypertension

...sed risk rose with greater number and intensity of shocks administered. Those treated with lithotripsy also had 1.47 times the risk of having hypertension -- high blood pressure -- than those who received the other kidney stone treatment; risk was highest for those who had both kidneys treated. The resear...

Neurobiology of dread gives scientists clues about human decision making

...ticipants while delivering a series of low voltage shocks to the foot of each participant, with different levels of intensity and different time delays up to the shock. Each of the participants in the study was screened to determine their maximal pain threshold. While in the MRI scanner, participants unde...

Best settings for biphasic automated defibrillators investigated

...nd conversion to an organized rhythm for secondary shocks with the escalating regimen. A much larger trial will be necessary to determine whether these differences in electrical outcomes translate to a difference in survival. The study, "A Randomized Controlled Trial of Fixed Versus Escalating Energy Leve...

Late-breaking clinical trials

...percent) and 9 ablation patients (15 percent). ICD shocks were recorded in 16 control patients (24 percent) and five ablation patients (8 percent). "Our study shows that ablation does not have to be reserved for only patients with multiple ICD therapies," said Vivek Reddy, MD, lead author and electrophysiol...

When a child's heart stops, onset time of abnormal rhythms is crucial

...currence to be 27 percent. When physicians applied shocks promptly from defibrillators, many of these childr...VF or tachycardia (rapid heart beats) that require shocks at some point during the arrest. In 104 of those patients VF or tachycardia occurred initially, whil...

Proteins necessary for brain development found to be critical for long-term memory

... of five tail shocks, spaced 15 minutes apart. The shocks cause the animals to exhibit heightened withdrawal reflexes days and weeks after the shocks are over. When the animals are shocked, a brain chemical known as serotonin is released that promo...

JAMA study provides clues to cause of sudden cardiac death in teens

...art is not restarted with a defibrillator. "LQTS shocks communities across the nation each year as teens die during sporting events," said Arthur Moss, M.D., professor of Medicine in the Department of Medicine at the University of Rochester Medical Center and an author of the JAMA paper. "It runs in famil...

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