Study shows CGM devices also benefit people with type 1 diabetes
... blood sugar levels between 70 mg/dL and 180 mg/dL. When blood sugar becomes very low, people can become confused, lethargic, and even slip into a coma
or die. Very high blood sugars can also be dangerous. And long term, lack of control increases the risk of developing devastating complications, ...
Behind closed eyes
... techniques.' Such techniques might not necessarily require the cooperation of the patient, allowing them to be used, for instance on people in a coma
or on young children.
Study of malaria parasite in patient blood finds distinct physiological states
... diversity was previously unknown and may help explain the widely varying course of the disease in different patients, from mild, flu-like illness to coma
and even death.
"For the first time, we have glimpsed the biology of the malaria parasite in one of its most important environments -- humans," ...
Laser can spot illness before symptoms appear
... drastic changes in the air or water pressure surrounding their bodies. It can cause anything from joint pain known as the bends to seizure, stroke, coma
and, in the most extreme cases, death.
Most of the time, decompression sickness isnt addressed until the person starts showing clinical symptoms, ...
Scientists tackle mystery mountain illness
... altitude sickness and can kill within hours if untreated. As the illness progresses, it can cause drowsiness and lack of coordination, leading to a coma
and death. As cases are not registered, nobody knows exactly how many people have died as a result of the condition.
The main treatment is ...
Glucose triggers brain cell death in rats after hypoglycemic coma
... Brain damage that was thought to be caused by hypoglycemic coma
actually occurs when glucose is administered to treat the coma, according ... "as clinicians, our first reaction when we see a patient in hypoglycemic coma
is to give lots of glucose, fast. But our rodent model makes it clear that ...
An 'elegant' idea proves its worth 25 years later
Excess nitrogen yields ammonia, which is poisonous and in the case of urea cycle disorders, causes brain damage, retardation, coma
and even death.
Despite the immediate clinical success of the treatment, the drug combination was finally approved by the U.S. Food and Drug ...
Prenatal exposure to marine toxin causes lasting damage
... vomiting nausea, diarrhea and abdominal cramps. In severe cases, the toxin leads to neurological damage, characterized by headaches, confusion, coma
and even death. Exposure can also cause amnesic shellfish poisoning, characterized by permanent loss of short-term memory.
Since the discovery of ...
Researchers develop new testing methods for potential monkeypox or smallpox outbreak
... this virulent strain of monkeypox virus resulted in numerous hospitalizations. In one case that has been previously reported, a child remained in a coma
for 12 days.
Due to similarities between the monkeypox and smallpox viruses, the smallpox vaccine likely kept these inoculated people from ...
World-first Living Donor Islet Cell Transplant A Success; Procedure Offers Promise For Diabetics
... has been on the cadaver donors transplant list since September 2004. Before the surgery, the woman had been subject to severe low blood sugar coma
attacks, and her glucose control has been transformed by the transplant.
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