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Sinus Infections Can Cause Toxic Shock in Kids

... be a primary factor in about 20 percent of toxic shock syndrome cases in children, a new study has ... low blood pressure are among the signs of toxic shock syndrome, widely regarded as a disease associated ... risk factors have been established for toxic shock syndrome in association with focal infections, ...

New Book Highlights Human Cost of FDA's Failure to Investigate Medical Devices

... 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new history of shock treatment (electroconvulsive therapy, or ECT) - ... Deception: What They Don't Want You to Know About shock Treatment" ( Rutgers University Press) - reveals ... is safe and effective. "The FDA has allowed shock machines to be used for 33 years without any ...

American Urological Association/Engineering & Urological Society 2009 -- news tips

... of genes that control production of heat shock proteins, but they also discovered a decrease in ... of genes that control production of cold shock proteins. These proteins are normally produced in ... technique to reduce the activity of the cold shock genes in prostate cancer cells without changing ...

Faulty Household Wiring Can Trigger a Heart Defibrillator

... physical reason why the device, which delivers a shock to restore normal heart rhythm if an arrhythmia ... the event. "It was not properly grounded." The shock would not have occurred if the washing machine ... described an instance of a defibrillator shock delivered because of electromagnetic signals from ...

Explaining trends in heart attack

... the 2000s were less likely to develop cardiogenic shock than greater Worcester residents hospitalized ... years," the investigators report. Cardiogenic shock results from failure of the ventricles to provide ... hospital mortality in patients with cardiogenic shock in the last decade is most likely due to ...

Evolution and epilepsy

... nervous systems. Potassium Channels as shock Absorbers Potassium channel clustering arose ... Cooper. "The potassium channels are like the shock absorbers on the car's suspensionthey dampen some ... sodium channels open and calm the nerve, just as shock absorbers reduce bouncing and help maintain ...

Doctors' questions about end-of-life legalities may result in patient pain

... in cardiac rhythm and delivering an electrical shock to the heart to restore normal rhythm. ... that ICDs save lives by delivering an electrical shock and that such shocks are associated with ... doctors reported believing that an ICD-delivered shock would be painful for the patient. "Although ...

Medical Debt Sending Many Over Financial Brink

... card balances, but they're managing. Then a shock occurs," said Dr. Steffie Woolhandler, an ... bankruptcy, in about half of those cases, that shock is a medical shock." "The shock often takes the form of higher bills. It can also ...

New Research: Americans Underestimate Dangers of Sudden Cardiac Arrest

... cardiac arrest victims need CPR or a life-saving shock from an automatic external defibrillator (AED) ... devices that deliver a brief, high-energy shock to the victim's chest through paddles or electrode patches. AEDs will only deliver a shock when an irregular heart rhythm is detected and ...

Study offers new insights into teenagers and anxiety disorders

... than the last. A countdown bar indicated when the shock was coming; as the bar counted down, the screen ... an elevated startle response when the threat of shock was most imminent, during the final countdown on ... startle response under conditions when the shock was not imminent and, in particular, during ...

Electric shocks can cause neurologic and neuropsychological symptoms

... Canadian researchers have shown that an electric shock ranging from 120 to 52,000 volts can cause ... symptoms as well as one year after an electric shock severe enough to require 24-hour cardiac ... spasms (tetany), loss of consciousness or shock of 1000 volts or more. Twenty-one hospital ...

Study: Health 'shocks' diminish wealth more later in life

... experiencing what the researchers call a health shock -- early in retirement, they lose a substantial ... immediately. But if they experience the health shock later in life, they will lose even more. Study ... who had recently experienced a health shock lost an average of 5.5 percent of their overall ...

Two Drugs Found Equal in Treatment of Septic Shock

... the New England Journal of Medicine . Septic shock occurs when an infection, usually bacterial, ... has been widely used for the treatment of septic shock because of studies showing an improvement in ... The study included 778 people treated for septic shock in a number of hospitals in Canada, Australia and ...

Standard Septic Shock Treatments Ineffective

... -- Two new studies on the treatment of septic shock question the conventional wisdom of treating with ... hydrocortisone to a placebo in people in septic shock and found no improvement in survival rates. ... the New England Journal of Medicine . Septic shock is "associated with significant morbidity and ...

JCI online early table of contents: Dec. 6, 2007

... body's response to blood poisoning Septic shock is caused by uncontrolled inflammation throughout ... infection. For Gram-negative bacteria septic shock is mainly caused by the inflammatory response to ... bacterial endotoxin LPS. Left untreated, septic shock can lead to organ failure and death. Previous ...

Genes identified that protect against heart damage from chemotherapy

... Cardiac cells have been known to use heat shock proteins to protect themselves from toxic ... to function properly. If you have activated heat shock response, you have more activate proteins, says ... to die. The MCG researchers have shown the heat shock response also is activated in a stressed cancer ...

Defibrillators Not Dangerous While Driving

... his doctors. There have been worries that the shock delivered by the device to correct an abnormal ... within one hour of driving -- a rate of one shock for every 25,116 person-hours driving. None of ... study found that the incidence of having an ICD shock was not higher while a participant was driving. ...

UMass Medical School receives $300,000 from JDRF and Iacocca Foundation

... support the research efforts of the UMMS Heat shock Protein Consortium. Directed by Aldo A. Rossini, ... of medicine and molecular medicine, the Heat shock Protein Consortium brings together a unique group ... of the pathogenesis of type 1 diabetes. Heat shock proteins (Hsp) are essential proteins that ...

UMass Consortium awarded $300,000 from Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and Iacocca Foundation

... support the research efforts of the UMMS Heat shock Protein Consortium. Directed by Aldo A. Rossini, ... of medicine and molecular medicine, the Heat shock Protein Consortium brings together a unique group ... of the pathogenesis of type 1 diabetes. Heat shock proteins (Hsp) are essential proteins that ...

Cardiac Science Announces Full Shipment of 'Crash Cart' Defibrillator

... Science's patented STAR(R) biphasic escalating shock energy technology which automatically adjusts the magnitude of the defibrillation shock based upon each patient's unique body type. It ... which provides heart rhythm analysis and shock advice to effectively address life-threatening ...

California Shock Trauma Air Rescue (CALSTAR) Leads the Way in Pioneering Helicopter Modification Which is Expected to Greatly Enhance Safety and Save Lives

... California shock Trauma Air Rescue ( CALSTAR ) has the first helicopter in the world ... today. (PRWEB) June 25, 2009 -- California shock Trauma Air Rescue (CALSTAR) has the first helicopter in the world ...

Sepsis Treatment Offers Lifesaving Potential

... toxins from the blood of patients with severe sepsis or septic shock appears to improve blood circulation and organ function and lower the risk ... toxins. The study included 64 patients with severe sepsis or septic shock who had emergency surgery for intra-abdominal infection. The patients were ...

UAN Hails Reintroduction of Federal RN Staffing Ratio Bill and Vows to Work for Passage

... of four patients or more to one nurse suffered from cardiac arrest or shock 9.4 percent more often than patients at hospitals with ratios of 2.5 or ... hospitals were 6 percent more likely to die from complications like shock or sepsis. (Needleman, Jack, et al. "Nurse-Staffing Levels and Quality of ...

The science of design

... offers an entirely new way to support the arch, and it dissipates the shock and stress experienced at the two most stressful parts of the gait cycle: ... and pushoff. As a result, the shoes provide a more natural gait, reduce shock and shear forces, and support the foot while still allowing a natural use ...

Wiley-Blackwell and the American Heart Association present new book series

... and addresses practical diagnostic and treatment issues. Cardiogenic shock edited by Judith S. Hochman (New York University School of Medicine) and ... University Medical Center) ISBN: 9781405179263 June 2009 Cardiogenic shock causes over half of the deaths among patients hospitalized with ...

Bed Bugs Bring No Disease Danger

... red spot that's intensely itchy like a mosquito bite to anaphylactic shock (a life-threatening allergic reaction), according to Goddard. But, he noted, anaphylactic shock is very rare. The not-so-good news from this study was that ...

Ozone/Oxygen Shot Helps Heal Herniated Disk

... disk, U.S. researchers say. Small spongy discs normally act as shock absorbers between the vertebrae, but when one is damaged, it may bulge or ... be left with too little disk. Taking out a protruding disk may lose the shock absorption that naturally resides between them in the spine," said Murphy. ...

TabletKiosk Introduces the MediSlate™ MCA i1040XT: A Mobile Clinical Assistant (MCA) with Touch Screen Input

... and usability, the MediSlate™ MCA i1040XT is available with a shock mounted 80GB, 1.8" SATA HDD (standard) or 1.8" 32GB Solid State ... DDR2 533/667 MHz SDRAM Drive: 80GB, 1.8" SATA, 4,200 rpm HDD, shock mounted "G sensor" to auto-park read/write heads in case of free ...

The physics of explosives and blast helmets

... significant risk of long-term injuries, including brain trauma if the shock wave acts as a blow to the head. Mott and his NRL colleagues are ... explosion. There, facing away from the blast, it can combine with other shock waves wrapping around the outside of the helmet and produce even greater ...

Active Young Women Need Calcium, Vitamin D

... Stress fractures occur when muscles become tired and can't absorb shock properly. That force is then transferred to the bone instead. After time, that added shock can cause a tiny crack in the bone. More than half of all stress ...

Choose Flip Flops Carefully for Back to School, Say Chiropractors

... Bronston points out that while popular, most flip flops offer poor shock absorption, one can even get stress fractures, as a result of the ... a footbed designed with some very important features to ensure safety, shock absorption, arch support and overall better foot health." When selecting ...

American Heart Association Survey Reveals Americans Lack Confidence in Lifesaving Skills for Common Cardiac Emergency

... ensure that they are ready in a medical emergency, and will not deliver a shock unless a shockable rhythm is detected. "There's no reason for people to ... users what to do when using an AED and coach people through CPR. A shock is delivered only if the victim needs it. -- AEDs are now widely ...

Educational Drive Cut Death Rate From Sepsis

... appropriate care for severe sepsis (bloodstream infection) and septic shock led to improved guideline adherence and a lower rate of sepsis deaths in ... in the definition, recognition, and treatment of severe sepsis and septic shock as outlined in the SSC guidelines. In the 59 ICUs included in the ...

Philips Supports the Boston Marathon as the Sole Provider of Life-Saving Medical Devices

... provides advanced functionality with the fastest time to shock of any monitor/defibrillator and the ability to support healthcare ... treatment. Defibrillators deliver a potentially life-saving electric shock to the heart to stop the most common cause of SCA -- an electric ...

Implantable medical devices may expose patients to security, privacy risks; solutions suggested

... signals to the heart to stimulate the heart rate or by delivering a large shock to restore a potentially fatal heart rhythm back to normal. Implantable ... events. Additional commands were delivered, resulting in the delivery of a shock that could induce ventricular fibrillation, a potentially lethal ...

New insights into deadly heart rhythm disorder

... to be the best defense against unexpected VF, so that an electrical shock can be delivered by a bystander to restart a persons stopped heart. ... defibrillators implanted in their chests, able to deliver that lifesaving shock automatically. Research on which patients benefit most from these ...

Cancer cell line developed that is resistant to new cancer therapy

... more standard treatment such as chemotherapy, but highly sensitive to heat shock protein 90, or hsp90, inhibitors, another emerging cancer treatment. As ... and see if they are safe and effective together, Dr. Fiskus says. Heat shock proteins are protein caretakers, activating genes that ultimately make ...

Cell Protein Might Help Treat ALS

... Winston-Salem, N.C., treatment with the protein, called recombinant heat shock protein 70 (Hsp70), increased total lifespan of mice with ALS by 10 ... preserved motor function and prolonged motor neuron survival. Heat shock proteins are produced naturally by cells are part of the stress response ...

Holiday Decorating and Extension Cords

... when using extension cords and warns that improper use can pose serious shock and fire hazards this holiday season. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety ... standing water, and well protected from the elements. -- For electric shock protection, plug outdoor lights and electric decorations into circuits ...

Nventa presents HspE7 data at international HPV conference

... shown that HspE7, a proprietary therapeutic vaccine comprised of a heat shock protein (Mycobaterium bovis BCG Hsp65) linked to the E7 protein of HPV ... antigens, thereby stimulating cellular immune system responses. Heat shock proteins (Hsps), also known as stress proteins, are naturally present in ...
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