Navigation Links
There's No Ebola Cure, But Early Intensive Treatment Boosts Survival
Date:8/1/2014

of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. As of July 29, the virus had killed 729 people and infected a total 1,323, according to the World Health Organization.

The virus is particularly tough to combat because "once it gets into the human body, it attacks so many different tissues," explained Dr. Bruce Hirsch, an infectious diseases specialist at North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset, N.Y.

In contrast, most viruses tend to target one specific organ, Hirsch and Norman said. For example, influenza goes after the respiratory system.

But Ebola attacks every organ system, including the heart, lungs, brain, liver and kidneys, Norman said. The virus even attacks a person's blood, thinning it and causing Ebola's trademark bleeding from multiple orifices.

And the impact in terms of overall illness is "additive," Norman said. "Every time you add another organ system that's failing, a person's chance of survival goes down exponentially."

The human body responds to this multiple-pronged attack by initiating a massive and intense inflammatory response -- which actually adds to the damage being done, Hirsch noted.

"It's a combination of the viral destruction and the inflammation that takes place in response that's so life threatening to us," he said.

Ebola's ravages are such that even young, healthy patients, who usually can fight off most serious illnesses, have a high death rate, Hirsch said.

Pumping fluids into patients remains the best front-line treatment for Ebola, to limit the damage caused by inflammation, Hirsch explained.

Beyond that, doctors must pay close attention to the patient and be ready to treat whatever organs are on the verge of failure, Hirsch and Norman said.

It doesn't sound like much, but this basic care can dramatically enhance chances of survival.

"If you look at the overall statistics, the mortality rate is around 50 to 60 percent, but if you get out into remote areas the mortality
'/>"/>

Copyright©2014 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Healdsburg District Hospital Welcomes Theresa L. Colosi, M.D., to their Orthopaedic and Total Joint Program
2. Therese Wilson’s "Fast Hidradenitis Suppurativa Cure" Reviewed by Daily Gossip Magazine
3. Einstein receives nearly $5 million to study how Ebola causes infection
4. NIH scientists identify protective role for antibodies in Ebola vaccine study
5. Ebolas secret weapon revealed
6. Einstein helps establish $28 million consortium to find ebola treatment
7. Re-emergence of Ebola focuses need for global surveillance strategies
8. The Lancet: Sierra Leone researchers call for improved health surveillance and communication around Ebola crisis
9. CDC Downplays Ebolas Threat to the United States
10. PCI Responds to Ebola Outbreak in Liberia with Supplies, Awareness Campaigns
11. CDC Issues Travel Warning as West Africa Ebola Outbreak Worsens
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
There's No Ebola Cure, But Early Intensive Treatment Boosts Survival 
(Date:1/22/2015)... (PRWEB) January 23, 2015 The U.S. ... R.Ph., DICVP, Director of Clinical Pharmacy Services at North ... the recipient of the 2015 Beal Award for Distinguished ... USP has relied on the contributions of volunteer experts ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... (PRWEB) January 22, 2015 Gabe’s Chemo Duck Program ... App, the first app ever created for kids with cancer. The ... phones and devices, is filled with enjoyable games to help children ... treatments. The free app helps to keep kids entertained, educated and ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota (Blue Cross) wants ... “Live Fearless.” , The “Faces of Fearless” campaign ... how they or someone they know has faced a challenge, ... moment. By telling these types of stories through livefearlessmn.com, participants ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... York (PRWEB) January 22, 2015 Thousand ... Fresenius Medical Care recalled its GranuFlo and NaturaLyte dialysis ... litigation underway in U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts, ... January 20th, the Court has remanded a case filed ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... NY (PRWEB) January 22, 2015 ... of Sports Medicine flagship journal Medicine & Science ... L-Citrulline before exercise may help reduce gastrointestinal (GI) ... 1 , Participants in the double-blind, placebo-controlled ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Gigi Davidson, Pioneer in Veterinary Pharmacy and Leader in Pharmacy Compounding, honored with USP’s Beal Award for Dedication to Public Health 2Health News:Gigi Davidson, Pioneer in Veterinary Pharmacy and Leader in Pharmacy Compounding, honored with USP’s Beal Award for Dedication to Public Health 3Health News:Gigi Davidson, Pioneer in Veterinary Pharmacy and Leader in Pharmacy Compounding, honored with USP’s Beal Award for Dedication to Public Health 4Health News:Chemo Duck Launches First App Ever Created for Kids with Cancer 2Health News:Chemo Duck Launches First App Ever Created for Kids with Cancer 3Health News:Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota to Showcase “Faces of Fearless” 2Health News:Court Overseeing Federal GranuFlo Lawsuits Remands Louisiana Claim Back to State Court, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 2Health News:Court Overseeing Federal GranuFlo Lawsuits Remands Louisiana Claim Back to State Court, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 3Health News:Court Overseeing Federal GranuFlo Lawsuits Remands Louisiana Claim Back to State Court, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 4Health News:Study Shows Kyowa Hakko’s L-Citrulline May Help Reduce Gastrointestinal Injury During Strenuous Exercise 2Health News:Study Shows Kyowa Hakko’s L-Citrulline May Help Reduce Gastrointestinal Injury During Strenuous Exercise 3
... OAKLAND, Calif., July 9 Members of SEIU UHW ... outside the Oakland Federal Building, 1301 Clay Street, to release newly ... former top union officials were advised by their attorney that some ... and then followed their lawyer,s advice on how to cover them ...
... woes, infertility, researchers note , THURSDAY, July 9 (HealthDay ... to the one in 10 women of childbearing age ... ovarian syndrome (PCOS). , Women with the ... testosterone -- and often develop ovarian cysts, irregular menstrual ...
... of cardiac CT for low-risk chest pain patients in the ... workup, may reduce a patients length of stay and hospital ... Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA. The SOC workup, which ... enzyme tests, ECGs and nuclear stress testing. , , ...
... ... Hospital in Taos, N.M., one of five winners of its 2009 NOVA Award. , ... Brentwood, Tenn. (PRWEB) July 9, 2009-- ... Holy Cross Hospital in Taos, N.M., one of five winners of its 2009 ...
... , HONOLULU, July 9 Specialty care physicians can ... health records and proactively providing e-consultations and treatment plan ... Permanente paper published online in the British Medical ... project at Kaiser Permanente demonstrated that specialists can take ...
... on innovative technologies and enhanced caregiver training , ... of America (AFA), New York, NY, and Samarion Inc., ... strategic partnership to address the critical need for optimal ... enhanced training programs for healthcare professionals. , , ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Newly Obtained Information Shows That Ousted Union Leaders Plotted and Covered Up Wrongdoing 2Health News:Acupuncture, Exercise May Ease Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome 2Health News:QHR Client Hospital Holy Cross Hospital Named Recipient of American Hospital Association 2009 NOVA Award 2Health News:Kaiser Permanente Project Proves Electronic Health Information and Care Coordination Improves Chronic Disease Management 2Health News:Kaiser Permanente Project Proves Electronic Health Information and Care Coordination Improves Chronic Disease Management 3Health News:Kaiser Permanente Project Proves Electronic Health Information and Care Coordination Improves Chronic Disease Management 4Health News:Alzheimer's Foundation of America and Samarion(SM) Form Strategic Alliance to Enhance Care for Individuals with Dementia 2Health News:Alzheimer's Foundation of America and Samarion(SM) Form Strategic Alliance to Enhance Care for Individuals with Dementia 3
(Date:1/23/2015)... Ala. , Jan. 23, 2015 Gem Pharmaceuticals ... patients have been enrolled into the Company,s Phase 2 ... and safety of Gem,s lead compound, GPX-150 (an investigational ... advanced or metastatic disease. Logo - ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... UPI ), a medical device company that ... voiding dysfunctions, today reported financial results for the fiscal ... revenue for the Company,s Urgent ®  PC Neuromodulation System ... record, as compared to $3.9 million in the third ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... SAN DIEGO , Jan. 22, 2015  Profil Institute ... focused on diabetes and obesity, announced today a new ... Drug Development,  published by Springer, a leading global scientific ... extensively analyze and illustrate techniques for use in early ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Gem Pharmaceuticals Announces Enrollment of Initial Patients in its Phase 2 Clinical Trial to Assess the Efficacy and Safety of GPX-150 in Sarcoma Patients 2Uroplasty Reports Record Revenue in Fiscal Third Quarter 2Uroplasty Reports Record Revenue in Fiscal Third Quarter 3Uroplasty Reports Record Revenue in Fiscal Third Quarter 4Uroplasty Reports Record Revenue in Fiscal Third Quarter 5Uroplasty Reports Record Revenue in Fiscal Third Quarter 6Uroplasty Reports Record Revenue in Fiscal Third Quarter 7Uroplasty Reports Record Revenue in Fiscal Third Quarter 8Uroplasty Reports Record Revenue in Fiscal Third Quarter 9Uroplasty Reports Record Revenue in Fiscal Third Quarter 10Uroplasty Reports Record Revenue in Fiscal Third Quarter 11Uroplasty Reports Record Revenue in Fiscal Third Quarter 12Uroplasty Reports Record Revenue in Fiscal Third Quarter 13Uroplasty Reports Record Revenue in Fiscal Third Quarter 14Uroplasty Reports Record Revenue in Fiscal Third Quarter 15Uroplasty Reports Record Revenue in Fiscal Third Quarter 16Uroplasty Reports Record Revenue in Fiscal Third Quarter 17Uroplasty Reports Record Revenue in Fiscal Third Quarter 18New Textbook "Translational Research Methods for Diabetes, Obesity and Cardiometabolic Drug Development" Provides Critical Review Of Current And Emerging Clinical Investigation Methods 2New Textbook "Translational Research Methods for Diabetes, Obesity and Cardiometabolic Drug Development" Provides Critical Review Of Current And Emerging Clinical Investigation Methods 3
... Virus IgM Capture ELISA is for the ... West Nile virus in serum as an ... West Nile virus infection in patients with ... Positive results must be confirmed by plaque ...
Used for traversing and exploring urethral strictures. The malleable tip can be shaped to desired configuration. The proximal end is threaded to attach to standard followers. Supplied sterile in peel...
Adult; dilates 6.0 to 34.0 French; individually packaged, sterile....
... Used retrograde to dilate ... a Peel-Away ureteral access ... temporary protective Peel-Away sheath ... as the ureteroscope is ...
Medicine Products: