Tag: "weaning" at medical news
Study finds 'wake up and breathe' strategy allows patients to come off ventilator sooner
... has found that a two-step sedation and ventilator weaning
protocolcalled a wake up and breathe strategyhelps patients come off the ventilator faster so that they can be discharged from the ICU and hospital more quickly. The study is being presented at the American Thoracic Society 2007 International Confere...
Sildenafil prevents rebound pulmonary hypertension in infants
...y 20 percent or more during the latter part of the weaning
process. Inhaled nitric oxide was first introd... respond were given sildenafil during a subsequent weaning
attempt more than 24 hours later and were weaned successfully from nitric oxide treatment. The tot...
CHEST 2006 abstract briefs
...phragmatic atrophy may contribute to difficulty in weaning
patients from mechanical ventilation. Pre-existing Medical Conditions Common in Pregnant Women in ICU (Wednesday, October 25, 2006, 2:30 PM EST) A large proportion of pregnant women admitted to the ICU are shown to have pre-existing medical condi...
Computer-driven system reduces patient mechanical ventilation time significantly
...compared with the traditional physician-controlled weaning
process. The study, which was conducted in five ..., was reduced by 30 percent in the computer-driven weaning
group. "The system used in the study was developed several years ago and has been repeatedly evalua...
Hydrocortisone supplementation improves ventilator weaning
...can increase the success of mechanical ventilation weaning
and shorten the weaning
period by identifying critically ill patients who have adrenal insufficiency and treating them with ...
JCI table of contents: December 1, 2005
...ient mice exposed to a high-fat diet shortly after weaning
are resistant to diet-induced obesity. This data complements that presented in the same issue of the Journal by Joel Elmquist and colleagues from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center who demonstrate a similar resistance to high-fat dietinduced obesit...
Breastfeeding may protect against gluten intolerance (coeliac disease)
...at a child is simply exposed to less gluten during weaning
if s/he is being breastfed, suggest the authors. But breastfeeding might also cut the number of gastrointestinal infections, thereby reducing the potential to weaken the lining of the bowel, or it may curb the immune response to gluten, they say....
Propensity for obesity, diabetes, may occur in utero
...vels. By the 28th day, approximately 4 days after weaning
to rat chow, 2-HC rats once again had high insulin levels and showed a higher capacity for insulin secretion to a glucose stimulus. Even on rat chow, body weight began to increase around day 55, and 2-HC rats were obese by post-natal day 100. Pat...
Early detection of lung cancer
...sk. Moreover, the effect of this monitoring on the weaning
of participants off the tobacco habit will be analysed....