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Heat Exposure a Dangerous Summer Threat

... $61,000. The rate of hospital admissions for hyperthermia for people without health insurance was ... People 65 and older were hospitalized for hyperthermia at 15 times the rate of people age 17 and younger. Hospital admissions for hyperthermia in the South (3.1 per 100,000 population) were ...

Genetic Disorder May Hold Key to Heat Stroke Cure

... genetic and protein defects that cause malignant hyperthermia (MH), an inherited condition that occurs in one ... breakdown in humans are related to malignant hyperthermia as well," Henry Rosenberg, president of the Malignant hyperthermia Society of the United States, said in a prepared ...

Wake Forest to host nanomedicine workshop

... at the Historic Brookstown Inn in Winston-Salem. hyperthermia in this context refers to the use of heat to ... heat transduction in nanoparticles, combining hyperthermia and mild hyperthermia with chemotherapies and extending hyperthermic ...

RI Hospital first in country to enroll patient in new study for recurrent chest wall breast cancer

... of a chemotherapeutic agent, ThermoDox, used in conjunction with mild hyperthermia (a form of heat therapy) for treating recurrent chest wall breast cancer. ... with an encapsulated chemotherapeutic agent called ThermoDox combined with hyperthermia treatment. ThermoDox is a heat-activated version of an approved and ...

Cars Are No Place for Kids to Be Alone

... the organization advises. If you spot a child alone in a hot vehicle or suspect hyperthermia, call the police or 911 for help. Warning signs of hyperthermia include skin that is red, hot and moist or dry, a lack of sweating, a strong rapid pulse or a slow weak pulse, nausea or acting strangely. In these ...

Protect Your Pets During the Dog (and Cat) Days of Summer

... your pet's head and body with room temperature water and take your pet to the veterinarian immediately. If left untreated, it can lead to prolonged hyperthermia and cause irreversible brain and kidney damage. Information provided by: William H. Craig, DVM, Chief Medical and Underwriting Director of ...

Mark G. Watson Named Executive Director of Radiological Society of North America

... of a number of radiology societies in the 1990s, Watson served as the executive director of the Radiation Research Society and the North American hyperthermia Society, working closely with the governing boards and committees of these societies and overseeing their administration. In 2005, he was named ...

Medical Tourism - Choosing a Mexican Cancer Clinic

... However, Tom never received an exam of any kind, and along with the rest of the patients we were 'herded' from one treatment to the next - IVs, local hyperthermia and photo dynamic therapy. I was alarmed because the nurses would not wear gloves, and they would go from patient to patient stabbing veins trying ...

Get the latest on premier science in medical oncology

... beyond GIST the role of adjuvant therapy and mutational analysis in treatment decision-making Molecular biology and targeted therapy of sarcomas hyperthermia improves local control of STS where next? Emerging therapies for rare tumors Neuroendocrine tumors, HCC, thyroid cancer, papillary RCC ...

VIDEO from Medialink and General Motors: Preventable Summer Tragedy

... Jan Null of Golden Gate Weather Services. (See video from General Motors (NYSE: GM ) at: http://media.medialink.com/WebNR.aspx?story=35362 ) hyperthermia is the overheating of the body, and many parents are unaware of how dangerous a car can become for a small child in just a few minutes. On a 75 ...

Smoking during pregnancy increases risk of SIDS

... following hypoxia, said Dr. Hasan. These observations provide important evidence of how prenatal cigarette smoke exposure, hypoxic episodes and hyperthermia might place infants at higher risk for SIDS and further support efforts to foster prenatal smoking cessation programs. ...

Major 'missed' biochemical pathway emerges as important in virtually all cells

... protein classes. Nitric oxide is implicated in many disease processes. Sepsis, asthma, cystic fibrosis, Parkinsons disease, heart failure, malignant hyperthermia -- all of these diseases are linked to aberrant nitric-oxide-based signaling. An important factor that previously wasnt appreciated, he said, is ...

MIT radar technology fights breast cancer

... at the University of Oklahoma and the principal investigator of the study. The tumors shrank faster and died faster using the additional microwave hyperthermia on top of the chemotherapy. According to the National Cancer Institute, some 178,000 women and 2,000 men were diagnosed with breast cancer in ....

Oral Thermometers Can't Assess Exercise Heat Stroke

... with suspected heat exhaustion or heat stroke, a new study warns. Researchers say rectal thermometers do provide an accurate assessment of hyperthermia (overheating), which can prove deadly. The study authors noted that correct and immediate assessment of core body temperature is essential in ...

Hyperthermia With Chemotherapy Improves Sarcoma Healing

... sarcoma patients: Effectiveness of local, deep hyperthermia proved in phase III study . Hyperthermia, ... research extends from clinical analysis of deep hyperthermia for cancer therapy up to biological research in ... GSF, since the mid-80s, on the use of local, deep hyperthermia as a cancer therapy. From the beginning, ...

Research Reveals Way to Speed Up Treatment of Deadly Malignant Hyperthermia

... by the often deadly condition known as malignant hyperthermia (MH)." According to research published in the ... used to prepare the DS for use. Malignant hyperthermia is a silent, inherited metabolic disorder of the ... outcome." The diagnosis of malignant hyperthermia in a patient requires swift action on the part of ...

Number of Heat-Related Deaths is Underestimated by Over 50%

... experts shows that the number of heat-related deaths is actually 54% higher than previously reported. "In this analysis, the inclusion of hyperthermia as a contributing cause of death increased by 54% the total number of heat-related deaths during 1999-2003 that would have been counted through ...

Incorrect lifestyle may be the cause of male infertility

... pollution as one of the causes of male infertility, scientists believe that nitrogen oxide and lead in exhaust fumes may be the culprits. Scrotal hyperthermia has been identified as another risk factor for male infertility according to a study published in the February issue of the journal Human ...

Hazards of Electromagnetic Fields for children

... the workshop in some detail. On the other hand, exposure to RF radiation induces heating in body tissues and imposes a heat load on the whole body. hyperthermia during pregnancy can cause embryonic death, abortion, growth retardation, and developmental defects; animal studies indicate that the development of ...

Blood test developed for malignant hyperthermia

... Experts have developed a blood test to determine the genetical predisposition for a rare condition// called malignant hyperthermia. Malignant hyperthermia is an inherited disorder that can affect the patient during or after general anesthesia. This condition may be triggered by volatile anesthetics or ...

Toxins linked with pregnancy loss

... and ionizing radiation are confirmed environmental teratogens, and exposure could contribute to pregnancy loss. Caffeine, cigarette smoking, and hyperthermia are suspected teratogens, and the teratogenic impact of pesticides remains unknown. The teratogenic potential of multiple other environmental factors ...
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