Navigation Links
Giffords Opens Eyes. Like 'Watching a Miracle,' Friends Say
Date:1/13/2011

rted.

Giffords' doctors said Monday that she was able to follow simple instructions, and responded to verbal commands by raising two fingers of her left hand and even managed to give a thumbs-up, the AP reported. They also said her brain remained swollen, but the pressure wasn't increasing --- a good sign for her recovery.

By Tuesday, the doctors said Giffords could raise both of her arms.

Still, experts said Giffords likely suffered some permanent damage, but it's not yet clear how extensive that damage might be.

Dr. David Langer, director of cerebrovascular research at the Cushing Neuroscience Institutes, part of North Shore/Long Island Jewish Medical Center in Great Neck, N.Y., said: "She's probably going to survive in all likelihood, but months or even a year from now we may not know what her ultimate prognosis will be."

"She'll likely have a deficit in the near term, but we don't know if she'll end up in a wheelchair like James Brady [President Ronald Reagan's press secretary who was injured by a bullet during a 1981 assassination attempt on the president] or a functioning Congresswoman. We can't know," added Langer, who was not involved with Giffords' care.

Giffords was gravely injured, 13 others were wounded, and six people, including a 9-year-old girl, were killed when a 22-year-old man, Jared Loughner, pulled out a semiautomatic Glock pistol in front of a Safeway supermarket on Saturday in Tucson, where Giffords was meeting constituents. A Democrat, she was first elected to the House of Representatives in 2006.

The fact that Giffords is alive is a bit of a miracle.

According to Langer, 90 percent of people with gunshot wounds to the head die.

More information

The U.S. National Institutes of Health has more on traumatic brain injury.

SOURCES: David Langer, M.D., director, cerebrovascul
'/>"/>

Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords Can Move Arms, Breathe On Her Own
2. Online registration opens for 14th World Conference on Lung Cancer in Amsterdam
3. Magic number 695 opens up new areas for Alzheimers research
4. 4th EAU NEEM in Riga opens tomorrow
5. Discovery Opens Door for New Options in Prevention and Treatment of Mesothelioma
6. Navy Plastic Surgeon Opens Cosmetic Surgery Practice in Atlanta, GA
7. In Time for July 4th Grilling, Bill the Butcher Opens 5th Butcher Shop
8. Advanced Pain Institute Opens Expanded Los Angeles Area Pain Management Center
9. Genetic regulator opens new avenues to AIDS, immune system research
10. Mayo Clinic Proceedings: Gabapentin opens window of communication
11. Gino Tutera, M.D., F.A.C.O.G. Brings SottoPelle Therapy to Middle Tennessee, Opens Practice in Nashville Medical District
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Giffords Opens Eyes. Like 'Watching a Miracle,' Friends Say
(Date:4/26/2015)... The grand celebration got off to a festive start with ... Deb then introduced Sandy Valentine, the wife of CCAR’s Executive ... his Walk for Recovery on the Appalachian Trail. ... gratitude to the volunteers via video. Board President Tom Kirk ... CCAR’s mission. Volunteer Manager Conrad Sienkiewicz read the names ...
(Date:4/25/2015)... (PRWEB) April 26, 2015 Diversified ... based integrative healthcare event. The Integrative Healthcare Symposium ... October 23-24, 2015 at the Sheraton Parkway Toronto ... Canada is one of the most anticipated events ... relevant, evidenced-based CME program. The event aims to ...
(Date:4/25/2015)... Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) April 25, 2015 ... for Bangladesh Worker Safety issues the following statement following ... 7.8 earthquake hit Kathmandu, Nepal, resulting in the deaths ... this massive earthquake were felt across Nepal, Bangladesh, India ... to offer my heartfelt condolences to the people of ...
(Date:4/25/2015)... 2015 Carinsurancequotesinfo.com has released a new ... cost auto insurance for flatbed trucks. , ... sometimes other vehicles. They are mainly used for commercial ... released blog post explains that by comparing multiple offers, ... and other commercial vehicles. , It is now possible ...
(Date:4/25/2015)... Caicos Islands, BWI (PRWEB) April 25, 2015 ... (PLS) has celebrated three months of successfully welcoming visitors ... January 5, 2015. , As part of a ... of Providenciales airport was completely redesigned to speed up ... up the process of getting out of the airport ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:The Connecticut Community for Addiction Recovery (CCAR) honors its volunteers during National Volunteer Recognition Week. 2Health News:Integrative Healthcare Event launching in Canada 2Health News:Auto Insurance Quotes for Flatbed Trucks Available Online! 2Health News:The Tuscany on Grace Bay Celebrates Providenciales Airport Expansion With Summer Specials to Travelers! 2
... Americans will probably have to depend on current anthrax ... year Second-generation vaccines are in the works but not ... ready to go, approved by the FDA.// ,The ... the anthrax vaccine to resume shipping after four years ...
... researchers a protein found in human fat cells may ... type-2 or adult onset diabetes. According to Dr. Lucino ... Medicine in New York , there are molecules produced ... the body and affecting the functions of different organs. ...
... the postmenopausal women enrolled in a national study had undetected ... found that these women are at increased risk of having ... Siris, of Cleavland University College of Surgeons in New Jersy, ... lose a good deal of bone density faster than it ...
... sees the heart as a pump, plain and simple, ... A. Taber, professor of biomedical engineering at Washington University ... and deformations of the heart since the mid-1980s. A ... biomechanical forces may be as important as genetics in ...
... can help older people avert a form of arthritis ... and walking an impossible one.Those who regularly walked or ... to perform activities of daily living. ,According to ... report is the first to demonstrate that exercise can ...
... disease Systemic Lupus Erythematosis has been solved by the ... the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine ... report in a nationa journal say that a gene ... symptoms remarkably similar to human SLE.// ,SLE is ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Fat Cell Protein Hits Type-2 Diabetes 2Health News:Low bone mass in Postmenopausal Women 2Health News:Mechanical forces drive early heart development 2Health News:Arthritis risk reduced by exercise 2Health News:Identification of gene 2
(Date:4/24/2015)... , April 24, 2015 In ... establishing employee groups around the world to access ... business hours. While there are many areas to ... must examine which best practices are necessary and ... According to research by benchmarking ...
(Date:4/24/2015)... 24, 2015 Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX ... th Annual Healthcare Conference on May 6 in ... executive vice president and chief financial officer, and Susie ... 35-minute question and answer session regarding the company with the ... live webcast of the presentation and question and answer session ...
(Date:4/24/2015)... , April 24, 2015 ... of automated, indication-specific planning tools for radiosurgery/SBRT   ... software applications aimed at enhancing the workflow for ... spine introduced in 2013 - comes full circle ... planning tools. These new Elements enable on-the-fly generation ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Work Around the Clock: Building Effective Global Capabilities 2Boston Scientific To Participate In The Deutsche Bank 40th Annual Healthcare Conference 2Brainlab Introduces New Generation of VMAT* for Brain and Spine at 3rd ESTRO in Barcelona 2
... June 8, 2011 Cellular Dynamics International, Inc. ... Inc ., who will distribute CDI,s iCell® Cardiomyocytes , ... cells (iPSCs), in Japan. This distribution agreement ... Dr. James Thomson and Dr. Shinya Yamanaka ...
... June 8, 2011 Reportlinker.com announces ... is available in its catalogue: ... Global Pipeline Analysis,Competitive Landscape and Market ... http://www.reportlinker.com/p0490348/Hip-Resurfacing-Implants---Global-Pipeline-AnalysisCompetitive-Landscape-and-Market-Forecasts-to-2017.html?utm_source=prnewswire&utm_medium=pr&utm_campaign=Orthopedic Hip ...
Cached Medicine Technology:iPS Academia Japan, Inc. to Distribute Cellular Dynamics' iCell® Products in Japan 2iPS Academia Japan, Inc. to Distribute Cellular Dynamics' iCell® Products in Japan 3Hip Resurfacing Implants - Global Pipeline Analysis, Competitive Landscape and Market Forecasts to 2017 2Hip Resurfacing Implants - Global Pipeline Analysis, Competitive Landscape and Market Forecasts to 2017 3Hip Resurfacing Implants - Global Pipeline Analysis, Competitive Landscape and Market Forecasts to 2017 4Hip Resurfacing Implants - Global Pipeline Analysis, Competitive Landscape and Market Forecasts to 2017 5Hip Resurfacing Implants - Global Pipeline Analysis, Competitive Landscape and Market Forecasts to 2017 6Hip Resurfacing Implants - Global Pipeline Analysis, Competitive Landscape and Market Forecasts to 2017 7Hip Resurfacing Implants - Global Pipeline Analysis, Competitive Landscape and Market Forecasts to 2017 8Hip Resurfacing Implants - Global Pipeline Analysis, Competitive Landscape and Market Forecasts to 2017 9Hip Resurfacing Implants - Global Pipeline Analysis, Competitive Landscape and Market Forecasts to 2017 10Hip Resurfacing Implants - Global Pipeline Analysis, Competitive Landscape and Market Forecasts to 2017 11Hip Resurfacing Implants - Global Pipeline Analysis, Competitive Landscape and Market Forecasts to 2017 12Hip Resurfacing Implants - Global Pipeline Analysis, Competitive Landscape and Market Forecasts to 2017 13
Premium Tennis Elbow Support is 2" wide with loop-lock contact closure and is foam-lined for comfort....
... The new "Innovation Joint Technology" elbow ... of medical specialists to help re-establish pain ... Elbow/Forearm Brace has been engineered to provide ... and dynamic rotation forces. Treatment use includes ...
... The new "Innovation Joint Technology" elbow ... of medical specialists to help re-establish pain ... elbow brace is engineered to provide adjustable ... motion limiting and locking mechanisms provide physicians ...
Designed to provide comfortable immobilization of the elbow...
Medicine Products: