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Traumatic brain injury caused by exposure to explosive blast presents critical challenge

... for studying the cause and effects of explosive blast TBI. This special issue of Journal of ... overview of the field entitled "Explosive blast Neurotrauma" was prepared by a group of authors ... Violent Explosive Neurotrauma (PREVENT) blast research program, and colleagues from the ...

Scientists uncover indicator that warns leukemia is progressing to more dangerous form

... is moving from the chronic phase in CML to the blast crisis stage, then we can hopefully intervene ... stem cells that carry BCR-ABL to the blast crisis stage. This stage is characterized by the ... and stopping the conversion of chronic CML to blast crisis stage was the failure to understand what ...

Blast overpressure is generated from the firing of weapons and may cause brain injury

... occupational standards for the highest levels of blast exposure were valid enough to avoid brain ... "We examined the maximal peak level of the blast in the brain transmitted from the blast in the air, as well as, brain tissue changes that ...

Traumatic Brain Injuries Linked to Long-Term Health Issues for Iraq Vets

... from shrapnel or gunshots. We're all worried that blast neurotrauma hasn't really made it into the human ... "They focused on blast-induced neurotrauma, a blast injury that leaves the head without any external ... for Research on Returning War Veterans. "The blast is so close and so large, it seems to be shaking ...

The physics of explosives and blast helmets

... risks for people caught within the immediate blast radius of an explosion. These include severe ... (e.g., concussion), pulmonary trauma (e.g., blast lung), and abdominal trauma (e.g., organ perforation or hemorrhage) caused by high values of blast overpressure; penetrating trauma caused by high ...

Out of Iraq emerges hope for those with the severest of head injuries

... Surgeons in Orlando, Fla. Huang discussed blast injuries, a type of wound that has affected ... from motor vehicle accidents, but we don't see blast injuries, and so neurosurgeons haven't really had ... by soldiers in previous wars. The extent of the blast injuries was far worse than I ever would have ...

Photo: New Data Show Gleevec(R) Halts Progression to Advanced Stages of Life-Threatening Form of Leukemia in Sixth Year of Treatment

... phase to a rapidly fatal form called blast crisis(1). "If this survival trend continues, ... five years(2). Once patients reached the final blast crisis phase, survival was generally three to six ... for the treatment of patients with Ph+ CML in blast crisis (BC), accelerated phase (AP), or in ...

Scientists discover new role for miRNA in leukemia

... chronic phase to a life-threatening phase, called blast crisis. Furthermore, they discovered an ... The study, using cells from CML patients in blast crisis, suggests that certain progenitor white ... called miR-328 binds with a protein that, in blast phase CML, prevents immature blood cells from ...

Easter Seals Launches Program for Veterans Returning from Iraq and Afghanistan with Traumatic Brain Injuries

... Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), with 25 percent of blast survivors at risk of TBI. Government reports cite nearly 22,000 blast survivors, leaving 5,500 service members with the ... neurological disorders from the blast waves of IEDs and mortars, all without ...

ChemGenex's omacetaxine may provide first viable treatment option for highly resistant form of CML

... from 66 patients: 40 in chronic phase, 16 in accelerated phase and 10 in blast phase. Highlights of the data were: Chronic phase patients ... months MCyR rate of 6% with a median response duration 1.8 months blast phase patients CHR rate of 20% with a median duration 3.3 months ...

Kim Kardashian Says Real Women Keep Their Curves With 'Fit In Your Jeans By Friday'

... is maintained throughout a workout. Plus the no excuse 5 minute Bonus Butt blast "Tush Push" you can do anywhere. Amazing Abs Body Sculpt : ... curves. "Pooch Pull" hip lifts with plank holds make the Bonus Ab blast a tummy sleeking, posture improving must have. Butt Blasting ...

Ka-Boom!!!

... threat. "The idea is that the cameras are robust enough to survive the blast from a suicide bomber," said Dennis. There had been some talk about ... and that was the point." Did the cameras' memory chips survive the blast intact? Fourteen out of 16 did. In our next newsnote, analysis of those ...

Prescription Copay Assistance for Patients taking Gleevec or Tasigna for Philadelphia chromosome-positive Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia (Ph+ CML)

... limited to 5 years. Gleevec is also indicated for patients with Ph+ CML in blast crisis (BC), accelerated phase (AP), or in the chronic phase (CP) after ... 4 studies among adult patients, with newly diagnosed Ph+ CML, patients in blast crisis, accelerated phase, and in the chronic phase after failure of ...

Many Combat Vets Suffer Severe Headaches Upon Return

... Almost all of those who had mild brain injury, blast exposure are affected, study says MONDAY, Feb. 23 (HealthDay ... All had suffered a concussion or head injury or experienced a blast exposure while overseas, and 97.8 percent reported having headaches. On ...

Rep. Boozman, AOA Officials Tour Military Eye Care Facilities at Walter Reed Army Medical Center

... estimates, more than half of all service personnel wounded as a result of blast exposure in Iraq have sustained a TBI, although the overall incidence of TBI in all wounded soldiers remains to be determined. In previous wars when blast exposure was thought to be a less common cause of survivable injury, ...

American Chemical Society's Weekly PressPac -- Feb. 20, 2008

... EMBARGOED FOR 9 A.M., EASTERN TIME, Feb. 25, 2008 Deadly sugar plant blast underscores need for new regulations Chemical & Engineering News The ... ARTICLE #5 EMBARGOED FOR 9 A.M., EASTERN TIME, Feb. 25, 2008 Sugar Plant blast Rekindles Dust Debate This story will be available on Feb. 25 at [ ...

Easter Seals Launches Nationwide Program for U.S. Service Members and Veterans Deployed to Iraq or Afghanistan with Traumatic Brain Injury

... signature wound of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Caused by exposure to blast waves from explosive devices, TBI can cause memory loss, headaches, ... Department of Defense statistics, there are more than 22,000 current bomb blast survivors, with TBI estimated to affect at least 25 percent. As early ...

Evidence links anemia drugs with leukemic transformation in patients with primary myelofibrosis

... risk factors for development of leukemia included peripheral blood blast (immature leukemia cells) levels greater than or equal to 3 percent; and a ... were linked to later development of leukemia, independent of the blast or platelet levels. Ayalew Tefferi, M.D., principal investigator of the ...

ABC's Bob Woodruff to Be Recognized at National Academy of Neuropsychology 1st Annual Public Awareness Recognition Ceremony

... former Surgeon General of the Navy. Mr. Woodruff suffered a severe blast injury resulting from a roadside bombing in Iraq in early 2006 and since ... in Iraq and Afghanistan, medical professionals are seeing an increase in blast injury induced brain trauma in military personnel returning from combat. ...

Video and Photo: Tasigna(R) Receives US Approval Providing New Hope to Chronic Myeloid Leukemia Patients With Resistance or Intolerance to Existing Therapies

... Gleevec is also indicated for the treatment of patients with Ph+ CML in blast crisis (BC), accelerated phase (AP), or in the chronic phase (CP) after ... range of percentages in 4 studies among adult patients with Ph+ CML in blast crisis, accelerated phase, and chronic phase. + For more detailed ...

Consumer Reports Swine Flu Survival Kit Prepares Consumers for Potentially Tough Flu Season This Fall

... Choose remedies by active ingredients, not the brand. "Shotgun" remedies. Many products are loaded with multiple ingredients to blast several symptoms at once. That's a misfire, since some added ingredients can increase risks, and any ingredient that treats a symptom you don't have ...

Bone from blood: Circulating cells form bone outside the normal skeleton, Penn study finds

... of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. "This type of aberrant bone growth also occurs after severe trauma, such as blast injuries suffered by Iraqi war veterans, and its study may help us understand how bone forms after the development of the skeleton has ceased, with ...

Nationwide Heat Wave Finally Gives Way To Cooling Trend

... -- Lemonmint combines pure water, real mint and the essence of lemon. Lemonmint is surprisingly tangy and brisk, providing a delightfully cool blast of refreshment with a bright and invigorating taste that awakens the senses Orangemint (-3) -- Orangemint is pleasantly aromatic, citrusy ...

Sunesis Announces New Data on Voreloxin for Acute Myeloid Leukemia and Ovarian Cancer Will Be Presented at ASCO

... About Acute Myeloid Leukemia AML is a rapidly progressing cancer of the blood characterized by the uncontrolled proliferation of immature blast cells in the bone marrow. The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society estimates that over 13,000 new cases of AML were diagnosed and approximately 9,000 deaths ...

Becoming Aware of Veterans' Vision Needs

... "In this war, blast injuries have become the signature injuries. These can cause damage to the eye. They can also cause damage to the visual system and the visual ...

First U.S. Face Transplant Recipient Recounts Ordeal

... 46-year-old woman lost most of mid-face area in gun blast WEDNESDAY, May 6 (HealthDay News) --The recipient of the first face transplant done in the United States has stepped forward to reveal ...

Sunesis Reports Financial Results for the First Quarter 2009

... About Acute Myeloid Leukemia AML is a rapidly progressing cancer of the blood characterized by the uncontrolled proliferation of immature blast cells in the bone marrow. The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society estimates that over 13,000 new cases of AML were diagnosed and approximately 9,000 deaths ...

Scientists Gain Insight Into Blood Cancer's Progression

... leading to the more dangerous "blast crisis" state of CML. "If we can predict when a patient is moving from the chronic phase in CML to the blast crisis stage, then we can hopefully intervene before it's too late," study co-leader Dr. Catriona H.M. Jamieson, an assistant professor of medicine ...

Hand Transplantation Marks Historical 10-Year Milestone

... hand for everyday living activities, and experiences hot and cold sensation in the hand. He lost his dominant left hand on December 23, 1985, in a blast from an M80 firecracker accident. Other U.S. hand transplant recipients include: Gerald David Fisher from Michigan became the ...

Erika Schwartz MD Congratulates Oprah Winfrey for Spotlighting Bioidentical Hormones

... someone like Oprah Winfrey, who is suffering from inadequately treated thyroid problems, menopausal hormone loss and its attendant weight gain to blast the hinges off the door to bioidentical hormone therapy. Acknowledgement is always the precursor to enlightenment, she adds. Dr. Erika says ...

Study Suggests Sugar May Be Addictive

... "Fattening food has an impact on the regulating mechanism that breaks down your sense of fullness, makes you feel an urge to go back and get that blast of sugar and this creates the vicious cycle of weight gain that we're going through." More information Visit Overeaters Anonymous for more ...

Video: America Votes Crest Whitening Expressions Is FanTaste-ic!

... WINTERGREEN ICE - delivers an icy burst of wintergreen flavor that cools the mouth and wakes your senses. CINNAMON RUSH - a bold blast of cinnamon that keeps the taste buds tingling. EXTREME HERBAL MINT - delivers an intense rush of natural mint with herbal extracts for ...

Experimental TB drug explodes bacteria from the inside out

... key event in PA-824 metabolism, they found, is the production of nitric oxide (NO) gas. "This highly reactive molecule," he adds, "is akin to a bomb blast that kills the bacteria from within." NO gas is produced naturally by certain immune system cells after they engulf M. tb or other bacteria. This ...

VA Announces Changes to the Disability Rating Schedule for Traumatic Brain Injuries and Burn Scars

... group includes veterans already receiving compensation for these injuries whose disabilities are reevaluated under the new criteria. The effects of blast injuries resulting from roadside explosions of improvised explosive devices have been common sources of injury in the conflicts in Iraq and ...

How To Allergy-Proof Your Home For Fall

... Summer air can draw scores of dust and allergens into heating ducts, curtains, bedding and carpets -- all of which unleash their fury with the first blast of heat from your furnace. Now is the time to prepare. Just ask allergy sufferer Finola Hughes, daytime Emmy Award-winning actress who hosts the ...

LegalView Brain Injury Site Reports Department of Veteran Affairs Request for Research on TBI and Soldiers

... information such as cognitive dysfunction, mood and anxiety disorders, post traumatic stress disorders (PTSD), depression, post traumatic epilepsy, blast related vision and hearing deficits, chronic pain, substance abuse, sleep disturbances and suicidal tendencies. The VA said in its announcement that ...

VIDEO from Medialink and CIGNA: Hope Binders Help Parents in the Battle Against Life-Threatening Diseases in Children

... game is a 20 level journey through the bodies of fictional patients with different types of cancer. Players control a nanobot named Roxxi. The task? blast cancer cells, battle bacterial infections, and manage realistic, life-threatening side effects. Offered at 160 hospitals nationwide, it is now ...

What's the Story With This Storyteller?

... book reviews, marketing and mailings: "Having met some pirates of the writing world, myself, I felt I needed to develop a safe haven for writers to blast their feelings, including anger, regarding the many sharks that have appeared on the scene." Patti remains supportive of women around the world, ...

Kaiser Permanente Team Builds Prosthetic Hands for Charity

... and 250 million more that are stockpiled and ready to deploy. There are approximately 2,000 land mine accidents every month, with 75 percent of mine blast survivors injured to a degree that requires at least one amputation. About Kaiser Permanente Kaiser Permanente is America's leading integrated ...

Youth Impacted By Recent 'Mitchell Report' on Major League Baseball Steroid Abuse

... Powered by ME! founding partners include Orthopaedic Associates, Towson Sports Medicine, The Center for Eating Disorders at Sheppard Pratt, Baltimore blast and St. Agnes HealthCare. Also a blue ribbon panel of volunteer experts who represent coaches, teachers, parents, athletes and medical professionals ...
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