Tag: "trauma" at medical news
Stanford researchers find culprit in aging muscles that heal poorly
...gh Rando's research focused on the repair of acute trauma
to muscles, he suspects that the same sort of problem arises on a lesser scale in repairing damage that results from the normal wear and tear of aging. Rando also found that the misdirected stem cells - the ones that failed to generate new muscle c...
...e link between unemployment rates and the types of trauma
admissions in New Orleans over six years. Unemplo... obtained from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The trauma
registry of the Medical Center of Louisiana at New Orleans (Charity Hospital) provided data on the t...
Where is the most dangerous place to travel over the holiday?
...to die from their injuries unless they arrive at a trauma
center in the first half-hour following the crash. All states need to improve rural highway safety, but the issue is particularly pressing in these states, said Munnich. Fortunately, theres much that can be done to prevent future deaths. CERS wor...
Study outlines how stroke, head injury can increase risk of Alzheimer's disease
...e the risk of Alzheimers disease in stroke or head trauma
patients. It has been known for several years that strokes and head injuries can increase the risk of Alzheimers disease, but the mechanism underlying that increased risk has not been understood. Alzheimer's disease is characterized by plaques wit...
Blocking stress protein decreases Alzheimer's peptide in mice
...rs for Alzheimer's disease," Holtzman notes. "Head trauma
increases risk, higher education lowers it. Stress may be another environmental factor that increases risk." Holtzman, Csernansky and their colleagues are intrigued by the possibility that drugs that block CRF or reduce anxiety may provide a new way...
MRI detects cancers missed by mammography in breast cancer patients
...neously rather than the physical and psychological trauma
of having a contralateral cancer detected years later, he says. Furthermore, treatment recommendations by the physician may be affected by the finding of a contralateral cancer, as well as patient preferences for one treatment versus another, such as...
Doctors have key role in preventing and detecting child neglect and abuse
...wed the child to burn itself. When severe head trauma
is suspected, an examination of the eye can reveal probable abuse since the pattern of haemorrhaging may be characteristic in an infant who has been violently shaken. Multiple haemorrhages which extend through multiple layers in the retina usually i...
Risk of Parkinson's disease increases with pesticide exposure and head trauma
...are potentially modifiable, the authors say. Head trauma
resulting from contact sports such as boxing can be avoided and further research could identify more specifically which pesticides are associated with this effect, so that these agents can be substituted. People who had been exposed to low levels o...
Dynamic sonography accurate in diagnosing muscle tears
...yers ranging from 20-30 years of age with muscular trauma
in the thigh and calf. Dynamic sonography of both ...essfully performing dynamic sonography in muscular trauma
and our players have benefited tremendously in the management and follow-up of muscle tears," said D...
Nanomedicine opens the way for nerve cell regeneration
...erve cells in the body could reduce the effects of trauma
and disease in a dramatic way. In two presentation...peripheral nerve injury, which affects 2.8% of all trauma
patients and quite often results in lifelong disability. Since peripheral nerves relay signals betwe...
Bali bomb lessons helped shape Australia's mental health response to terrorism and trauma
...eographical area and they initiated a new phase of trauma
response for public health services in the country...tal. "A national mental health response to mass trauma
was established and this proved particularly useful to the Royal Darwin Hospital, which handled a la...
Animal study leading to new treatments for hemorrhagic shock and uncontrolled abdominal hemorrhage
...BOC-201 is expected to improve treatments in human trauma
victims, particularly in pre-hospital or battlefie... Navy is seeking regulatory approval to initiate a trauma
trial in the United States. Dr. Manning indicates that this product shows promise as a life-saving t...
Pediatricians and pathologists see traumatic brain injury differently
...o do randomized controlled studies of abusive head trauma
but researchers need to develop improved tools to correctly identify and ultimately prevent this abuse according to Dr. Laskey. "We have to understand abusive head trauma. Research in the field is in its infancy compared to what we know about other...
Weill Cornell researchers use 'Virtual Iraq' simulation to study post-traumatic stress disorder
...people who develop PTSD months or even years after trauma
exposure. With this pilot study, we are trying to ... more about how the responses of people exposed to trauma
contribute to the development of PTSD re-experiencing symptoms, like intrusive memories or physiolog...
Procedural changes may reduce cardiac arrests outside pediatric ICUs
...l Center Dallas was designated a Level 1 pediatric trauma
center the only one in Texas. Level 1 means a hospital meets strict national standards for the quality of its care in a specific area of medicine. "It may be that we are now seeing more children and sicker children in our PICU," Tortoriello said. ...
US critical care delivery system in critical condition
...milar to what previously had been done by the U.S. trauma
system. Such a system would require the most critically ill patients to be seen in top-level critical care centers. Lower-level centers would not provide ongoing critical care services, but would need to transfer critically ill patients to higher-lev...
Study finds drug helps PTSD nightmares
...roblems has been found to improve sleep and lessen trauma
nightmares in veterans with posttraumatic stress d...rted significantly improved sleep quality, reduced trauma
nightmares, a better overall sense of well being, and an improved ability to function. "These ni...
International study finds ways to maximize effective responses after terrorism incidents
...st to meet the initial demand. For example, as the trauma
hospital in Darwin, Australia, prepared to receive patients from the Bali, Indonesia, night club explosion, they used the media to ask people not come to the emergency department unless they had a true emergency. However, this request did not signifi...
MIT brace aids stroke recovery
...l allow people who have suffered from neurological trauma
to rebuild strength, rehabilitate and gain indepen...nvasively helps people suffering from neurological trauma
regain mobility by facilitating their ability to relearn how to control affected muscles and neurolo...
HIV in late childhood and adolescence a growing problem
...s orphanhood, impoverishment and the psychological trauma
of prolonged illness in parents and siblings, argues Dr Ferrand. "Simply caring for these patients in existing services is not ideal because they have problems unique to their age-group and circumstances, over and above coping with their own illnes...
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