Navigation Links
Teenager Shows Signs Of Recovery after Receiving Massive Dose of Radiation

Lisa Norris, 15, received 17 overdoses of radiation therapy at the Beatson Oncology Centre in Glasgow during treatment for a brain tumor. // The Ayrshire teenager is now being treated in a hyperbaric chamber at Ninewells Hospital, Dundee. The doctor Prof Philip James caring for a teenager said that she was improving after receiving specialist oxygen treatment.

She has suffered burns on the back of her neck and head, making her unable to lie on her back to sleep. But after four days of continuous treatment Lisa could now lie on her back again. Lisa was previously warned by the medics that exposure to the radiation could cause long-term brain damage, thereby resulting in paralysis and even premature death.

The professor said that the damage to skin and blood cells was a common side effect of radiation treatment. When the blood vessels are damaged, it becomes difficult for oxygen to be transported around the body. Hence the healing slows down at the damaged areas.

Lisa has to receive her daily treatment at the hospital in a pressurized chamber for 14 days. This treatment though a simple one will be very distressing for the patient.

Prof James also said that the treatment may prevent the possibility of future brain damage. This treatment was very useful against certain deteriorating eye conditions. But this has certain constrains and cannot be guaranteed. He has also requested the Scottish Health Minister Andy Kerr to increase the flow of funds thereby the service can be provided to every one.


'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Stress Found To Worsen Acne In Teenagers
2. Teenagers may become violent after watching aggressive acts
3. Teenagers Using Hormones And Dietary Supplements To Good Physique
4. Teenagers Take More Risk-Taking Behaviors In The Company Of Same Sex Friends
5. More Teenagers Take To Smoking
6. Human Error: Teenager’s Renewed Zest for Life Nose-Dive
7. Antidepressants still being prescribed to Teenagers despite being banned!
8. Parental Supervision Reduces Likelihood of Teenagers Having Sex in the Afternoon
9. Substance Abuse Prevention Messages Better Received Among Teenagers in the Form of Media Campaigns and Curriculum
10. New Generation Teenagers Addiction to Prescription Drugs
11. Self Harming Teenagers on the Rise in Britain
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:8/23/2017)... ... August 23, 2017 , ... MobilityWorks ®, ... named to the 2017 Inc. 500|5000, an exclusive ranking of America’s fastest-growing private ... of 139 percent, marking the twelfth year that the company has been included ...
(Date:8/23/2017)... ... August 23, 2017 , ... The non-profit ... holding an inaugural State of the Science Symposium in partnership with the Global ... 2017. , This symposium provides a forum for global leaders in human nutrition ...
(Date:8/22/2017)... , ... August 22, 2017 , ... ... pleased to announce the addition of Zack Tisch as the firm’s new Consulting ... KLAS-ranked healthcare IT consulting firm’s national accounts, from assisting clients with initial vendor ...
(Date:8/22/2017)... ... August 22, 2017 , ... “To Walk Away”: ... a B17 bomber named Edward Koontz. “To Walk Away” is the creation of published ... has published over two hundred manuscripts in chemistry and religion, as well as four ...
(Date:8/22/2017)... ... August 22, 2017 , ... ... the Founder and Managing Member for t4 Leadership Development & Consulting. He has ... his definition of “success”: physician leadership development, servant leadership, data driven process improvement, ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:8/15/2017)... -- AOTI Inc. announced today that its fully owned USA ... New York City Office in Yonkers, New York ... Oxygen (TWO 2 ) homecare therapy. This new East Coast location ... (ACHC) under the company,s DMEPOS accreditation for Home/Durable Medical Equipment Services. ... Advanced Oxygen Therapy Inc. ...
(Date:8/10/2017)... -- Physical Rehabilitation Network (PRN), acquired the long-standing outpatient rehabilitation clinic, ... . The reputable clinic will continue to be co-owned and ... staff of four clinicians. Lipkin received his doctorate in physical ... years of experience with a strong background in manual therapy. ... 10th PRN clinic in and around the Denver ...
(Date:8/7/2017)... 7, 2017 Insightin Health, provider of ... and engagement, announced the selection of Michael ... Development, effective as of February 2017. In this role, ... strategy for our clients. Wood brings with him ... and business analytics within the healthcare industry. Wood ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: