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More than words: childbirth training change improves safety, cuts unnecessary procedures

... the intervention hospitals losing 44 percent less blood. Campbell said hemorrhage and blood loss are a major cause of death and disability for women ... change is especially important for developing countries where maternal hemorrhage is a major health threat. However, the intervention also could be ...

Study reveals a key to blood vessel growth and possible drug target

... for the traits. We began with a genetic mutant that displayed vascular hemorrhage associated with vascular defects, and soon proved that the mutant had a defective birc2 gene, says Santoro. Without the birc2 gene, hemorrhage and blood pooling occurred, resulting in vascular regression and cell ...

Multiple route bone marrow stem cell injections show promise to treat spinal cord injury

... vessels and, therefore, represent an alternative therapy," said Dr. Silva. Following primary trauma to the adult spinal cord there is evidence of hemorrhage and blood flow is attenuated, he explained. The disruption of blood flow leads to spinal cord infarction, the disruption of the blood-spinal cord ...

MIT student develops new innovations to selectively kill cancer cells

... inventions outside of the polymer nano-rods and 'systems nanotechnology' paradigm for improving drug delivery, including: a low-cost method for hemorrhage detection; a new class of 'self-assembling' lipid-like peptides with promising applications in gene therapy; sensors for detecting tumor protease ...

Researchers describe protease inhibitor that may aid in diabetic retinopathy treatment

... disease progresses to its advanced or proliferative stage, and fragile new blood vessels grow along the retina. However, these fragile vessels can hemorrhage easily, and blood may leak into the retina and the clear, gel-like vitreous that fills inside of the eye. Unless quickly treated, this can result in ...

Genetic testing not cost-effective in guiding initial dosing of common blood thinner

... dosing. Eckman says results show that genotype-guided dosing might be worth the costs if it: Is used for patients at high risk for hemorrhage Prevents more than 32 percent of major bleeding events Is available within 24 hours Costs less than $200 "This could be ...

UT faculty members win American Heart Association awards for advancing research

... Resuscitation Science, which was established in 2003 to recognize leaders in this field. Holcomb's contributions to trauma medicine include increased hemorrhage control through dressings, tourniquets and intravenous methods, as well as trauma informatics and systems. "Each year the American Heart ...

US Air Force grant targets medical evacuation procedures

... models representative of traumatic military combat injuries: controlled hemorrhage, hepatic ischemia reperfusion and scald/burn. The controlled hemorrhage model, characterized by a low but sustainable level of blood pressure, is meant to reflect a soldier who has experienced a heavy-bleeding wound but ...

UCSB chemistry professor receives top military award for life-saving gauze

... popular with outdoor adventurers. "Combat Gauze has been selected by the Committee on Tactical Combat Casualty Care as the first-line product for hemorrhage control," Dr. Michael B. Given, program officer for Casualty Care and Management with the Office of Naval Research, said in a note commending Stucky ...

Hyperviscous fluids: Better treatment for severe blood loss

... that physicians first control bleeding and then provide limited fluid resuscitation, a strategy known as "permissive hypotension" until control of hemorrhage is obtained. The ATLS guidelines, developed by the American College of Surgeons and adopted in more than 30 countries, were modified to lower the ...

'Bad' enzymes may wear white hats after stroke

... loss of blood to the brain caused by a clot or burst blood vessel--MMPs chew up damaged brain tissue. This increases the risk of swelling and hemorrhage in the brain. Some current stroke treatment research seeks ways to inhibit MMPs to minimize their danger ?but this new study shows that a different ...

Sleeping Sickness Epidemic Spreading in Uganda

... experienced treatment failure, and needed to undergo the procedure a second time. Complications from either misoprostol or vacuum aspiration ?uterine hemorrhage and infection of the uterine lining ?were rare, occurring in less than 1 percent of each group. Of the women in the misoprostol group, 78 percent ...

Drug Offers Alternative to Surgical Treatment After Miscarriage

... experienced treatment failure, and needed to undergo the procedure a second time. Complications from either misoprostol or vacuum aspiration ?uterine hemorrhage and infection of the uterine lining ?were rare, occurring in less than 1 percent of each group. Of the women in the misoprostol group, 78 percent ...

Study Finds Moderate Hypothermia A Safe Treatment For Traumatic Brain Injury In Kids

... or were an adolescent (13-18 years old). Assessments of safety included mortality, infection, coagulopathy (blood clotting), arrhythmias and hemorrhage as well as ability to maintain target temperature, mean intracranial pressure (ICP), and percent time of ICP less than 20 mm Hg during the cooling ...

WHO Warns Of Increased Risk Of Vector-borne Diseases In Tsunami-affected Areas

... authorities, are increasing awareness among national and international personnel regarding risk of dengue infection. "Proper management of dengue hemorrhage fever can reduce fatality rates and save many lives", said Dr Samlee. In Sri Lanka, WHO and UNICEF have provided long-lasting insecticidal nets ...
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