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Connecticut Girl Fights Rare Neurological Disease

... to treat RSD as severe as Remotti's is Ketamine coma Therapy, a clinical trial procedure being ... Mexico. The treatment would place Remotti in a coma for seven days and her brain will essentially ... Remotti explained. "I would rather try the coma therapy than live with this pain." There are ...

FDA Approves SAMSCA(TM) (tolvaptan), the First and Only Oral Vasopressin Antagonist to Treat Patients With Clinically Significant Hypervolemic and Euvolemic Hyponatremia

... changes), spastic quadraparesis (involuntary muscle weakness), seizures, coma and death. In susceptible patients, including those with severe ... dysphagia, lethargy, affective changes, spastic quadriparesis, seizures, coma and death. In susceptible patients, including those with severe ...

BiomagScience Introduces Breakthrough Health Therapy Kits

... acquaintance from Santa Barbara. His 50-year-old mother had gone into a coma from acute pancreatitis and was not expected to live. Getting the doctor's ... shortly thereafter and resumed living a healthy life. Another coma case led the development of the Organ Group Energizing (OGE) Circuit ...

Baby's Blindness Resolved, Nerves in Knee Regenerated and Other Unusual Complimentary Therapies from BiomagScience

... a decade ago, a woman in Santa Barbara about the age of 50 went into a coma from acute pancreatitis. When hearing that his mother would probably die, ... awoke and a week later left the hospital feeling well (see Woken from coma - Pancreatitis is able to heal). BiomagScience represents nearly ...

Comatose locusts may help relieve migraines

... down and conserving energy when conditions are dangerous, the locusts coma has many of the same characteristics seen in people at the onset of a ... comes down again, or oxygen levels rise. We find that the point of coma is always associated with a surge of extra-cellular potassium ions: the ...

Intensive care quality of sleep improved by new drug, reports study

... been associated with an increased risk of brain dysfunction, including coma and delirium, which prolong patients' time in hospital and raise the ... sedation and analgesia whilst at the same time reducing instances of coma and delirium. The double-blind randomised controlled trials ...

Newer Sedative Might Help Patients on Ventilators

... reduced the number of days that patients experienced delirium or coma by an average of four days. The prevalence of coma was 92 percent for those on lorazepam and 63 percent for those on ...

Tight Management of Type 1 Diabetes Worth the Effort

... out that lower HbA1c levels can cause another serious complication -- low blood sugar (hypoglycemia). Severe hypoglycemia that resulted in either a coma or seizure occurred in 16 percent of the DCCT intensive management group, and between 10 percent and 20 percent of the EDC group. Araneo said that ...

Misdiagnosis of disorders of consciousness still commonplace

... a team of researchers, including Caroline Schnakers and Joseph Giacino, to compare consensus-based diagnoses of VS and MCS to those based on the JFK coma Recovery Scale-Revised (CRS-R), a well-established standardized neurobehavioral rating scale. Laureys said, "Differentiating the vegetative from the ...

FDA Panel Urges Ban on Vicodin, Percocet

... should only be prescribed by a physician," Teperman said. "If you took an entire bottle of Tylenol Extra Strength, three days later you would be in a coma and needing a liver transplant." More information For more on acetaminophen, visit the U.S. National Library of Medicine . ...

FDA Panel Urges Tough Controls on Acetaminophen Painkillers

... should only be prescribed by a physician," Teperman said. "If you took an entire bottle of Tylenol Extra Strength, three days later you would be in a coma and needing a liver transplant." Klippel said he'd like to see more education for consumers, alerting them to the potential dangers of ...

FDA Advisers Urge Smaller Doses of Acetaminophen

... should only be prescribed by a physician," Teperman said. "If you took an entire bottle of Tylenol Extra Strength, three days later you would be in a coma and needing a liver transplant." Klippel said he'd like to see more education for consumers, alerting them to the potential dangers of ...

NUCYNTA(TM) (tapentadol) CII Immediate Release Tablets Now Available for Relief of Moderate to Severe Acute Pain

... with NUCYNTA(TM) may exhibit additive CNS depression. Interactive effects resulting in respiratory depression, hypotension, profound sedation, coma or death may result if these drugs are taken in combination with NUCYNTA.(TM) When such combined therapy is contemplated, a dose reduction of one or ...

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

... Gum tissue and lips will be tacky and dry Gum color will be blood red in early stage and turn grey-blue as shock sets in Seizures or coma occur as the brain overheats If you suspect your pet is suffering from heatstroke, cool your pet's head and body with room ...

Could standard treatment for traumatic brain injury be wrong?

... nutrients it needs to optimize recovery. The standard thinking for many years has been that after a TBI, the brain lies in a docile state or coma and thus requires very little energy. But research from the BIRC now shows that the brain's response to trauma requires enormous amounts of energy. ...

Artificial liver may extend lives

... acetaminophen pain medicine. If not treated effectively and promptly -- usually by transplantation -- patients experience organ failure, bleeding, coma and death. When a donor organ isn't available or if the patient is too sick for surgery, ELAD could be their only option. ...

Skyscape's Mobile Healthcare Professional Community Crosses the 1 Million Mark

... in the clinical setting, especially in the ER. The calculations and tables cover all types of specialties and come in handy; for example the Glasgow coma Scale in pediatrics or adults in the setting of traumatic brain injuries and gives up to date guidelines as far as administering TPA for ischemic ...

New Data Demonstrate RISPERDAL(R) CONSTA(R) (Risperidone) Long-Acting Treatment May Improve Health Outcomes and Reduce Hospitalizations in Patients with Schizophrenia

... treatment is withdrawn. Hyperglycemia and Diabetes: Hyperglycemia, some cases extreme and associated with ketoacidosis, hyperosmolar coma or death has been reported in patients treated with atypical antipsychotics (APS), including RISPERDAL(R) CONSTA(R). Patients starting treatment with ...

FDA Grants Approval for Use of RISPERDAL(R) CONSTA(R) as Both a Monotherapy and Adjunctive Therapy in the Maintenance Treatment of Bipolar I Disorder

... treatment is withdrawn. Hyperglycemia and Diabetes: Hyperglycemia, some cases extreme and associated with ketoacidosis, hyperosmolar coma or death has been reported in patients treated with atypical antipsychotics (APS), including RISPERDAL(R) CONSTA(R). Patients starting treatment with ...

UCLA study shows traumatic brain injury haunts children for years

... Various levels of TBI in children were included in the studies that were reviewed. The extent of a brain injury is typically based on the "Glasgow coma Scale" or GCS, a standard clinical tool to measure severity of a brain injury. It includes a person's eye/pupil response, motor response, and verbal ...

Third U.S. Swine Flu Death Reported

... case involved 33-year-old schoolteacher Judy Trunnell, who suffered from asthma and rheumatoid arthritis and who was 35 weeks' pregnant and in a coma when she died in a Texas hospital on Tuesday. Doctors delivered her baby girl via Cesarean section. On Friday, news reports said Canada had ...

Confirmed Swine Flu Cases in U.S. Near 2,300 Mark

... case involved 33-year-old schoolteacher Judy Trunnell, who suffered from asthma and rheumatoid arthritis and who was 35 weeks' pregnant and in a coma when she died in a Texas hospital on Tuesday. Doctors delivered her baby girl via Cesarean section. On Friday, news reports said Canada had ...

As Swine Flu Cases Mount, CDC Says U.S. Hasn't 'Dodged a Bullet'

... case involved 33-year-old schoolteacher Judy Trunnell, who suffered from asthma and rheumatoid arthritis and who was 35 weeks' pregnant and in a coma when she died in a Texas hospital on Tuesday. Doctors delivered her baby girl via Cesarean section. On Friday, news reports said Canada had ...

Person-to-Person Transmission Now Common Route for Swine Flu in U.S.

... case involved 33-year-old schoolteacher Judy Trunnell, who suffered from asthma and rheumatoid arthritis and who was 35 weeks' pregnant and in a coma when she died in a Texas hospital on Tuesday. Doctors delivered her baby girl via Cesarean section. On Friday, the CBC reported that Canadian ...

President Obama's New Knockout Mother's Day Message from Champ

... 42-1 odds against Douglas winning that fight. Douglas details how he then started alcohol and food binges to the point of going into a diabetic coma for five (5) days and nearly dying. He was still grieving his mother's passing. Just as President Obama's grandmother, who had raised him along ...

Taking Control of Your Diabetes Conference Returns to Raleigh to Bring Answers, Advocacy and Hope for People With Diabetes

... special guest speaker Urban Miyares, blinded Vietnam veteran. Presumed dead following an ambush on his platoon, Miyares was found in a diabetic coma in a body bag, and subsequently diagnosed with diabetes. Miyares has succeeded in his life and career as an entrepreneur, motivational speaker, ...

Traumatic Brain Injury: UCSF Neurosurgeon Calls For More Research, Improved Treatment Standard

... Manley said. "Even the way we classify TBI is completely outdated." The current classification system, known as the Glasgow coma Scale (GSC), divides a patient's TBI into the extremely broad categories of mild, moderate and severe, and fails to take into account the specifics ...

TV News Coverage Reports on InnerCool's CoolBlue System Treatment of Cardiac Shock Patient Following Childbirth at Rush Hospital, Chicago

... The baby was saved as a result of physicians performing an emergency Caesarean section surgery - however the mother was clinging to life in a coma and was considered likely to be "brain dead." Over 40 minutes and a series of electric shocks the mother was resuscitated while she was ...

Otsuka America Pharmaceutical, Inc. Announces the Appointment of Mark Altmeyer as President and Chief Executive Officer

... or hunger, your blood sugar should be monitored. Increases in blood sugar levels (hyperglycemia), in some cases serious and associated with coma or death, have been reported in patients taking ABILIFY(R) (aripiprazole) and medicines like it Lightheadedness or faintness caused ...

FDA Warns of Skin-Numbing Drug Dangers

... news release, the drugs can be absorbed into the bloodstream and cause reactions such as irregular heartbeat, seizures, breathing difficulties, coma or even death. Women considering using a topical anesthetic before a mammogram should talk to their physician first, the FDA said. The agency ...

Lilly Resolves Investigations of Past Zyprexa Marketing and Promotional Practices

... with dementia-related psychosis treated with Zyprexa. Hyperglycemia, in some cases extreme and associated with ketoacidosis or hyperosmolar coma or death, has been reported in patients treated with atypical antipsychotics, including Zyprexa. While relative risk estimates are ...

Each State to Receive Report Card Grading Their Progress in Passing Model Traffic Safety Laws

... who has been fighting for passage of a primary enforcement seat belt law since her son Greg, age 23, died on Christmas 1994 following a 3-1/2 year coma caused by injuries in a car crash in which he was not buckled up. After repeated tries, the Virginia legislature has failed to pass this lifesaving ...

It's A Merry Christmas for Baby John After Mother Michelle's Life-Saving Transplant

... happen for mom or baby. At the peak of the August crisis, doctors had no idea whether they could rescue Michelle from liver-failure-induced coma and death, let alone save the baby who was still 14 weeks before his due date. And doctors at both hospitals believe that never before have ...

Patient roused from coma by a magnetic field

... roused a man out of a minimally conscious state. "This is the first and very interesting use of repetitive TMS in coma," says Steven Laureys of the coma Research Group at the University of Lige in Belgium. Our understanding of disorders of consciousness is so limited that even a single study can ...

Patients in Minimally Conscious State May Still Feel Pain

... MCS patients' levels of conscious pain based on their behavior, according to background information in the study by Dr. Steven Laureys, of the coma Science Group at the University of Liege, Belgium, and colleagues. They compared brain activity following electrical stimulation of the median ...

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

... where all U.S. soldiers in Iraq with severe brain injuries are treated. Such patients are often evaluated with a standard tool known as the Glasgow coma Scale, which describes their level of neurological activity. The scale goes from 3 to 15, with a lower score indicating severe injury; the tool ...

UT Southwestern scientists discover leptin can also aid type 1 diabetics

... tested for the first time whether a single injection of the leptin gene given to insulin-deficient mice and rats on the verge of death from diabetic coma could reverse the severe condition and prevent the animals from dying. The animals that received the leptin gene began producing excessive amounts of ...

Head injuries increase after motorcycle helmet law repeal

... Research and Control, University of Pittsburgh. "Serious head injuries, causing anything from short-term memory loss, inability to concentrate to coma and death, can severely impact quality of life and affect not just those injured, but their families as well. Until a universal helmet law is ...

Pennsylvania Injuries Rise After Repeal of Helmet Law

... of Pittsburgh, said in a prepared statement. "Serious head injuries, causing anything from short-term memory loss, inability to concentrate, to coma and death, can severely impact quality of life and affect not just those injured, but their families as well," Weiss said. Only 20 states have ...

Tsunami in the brain

... affected tissue (electrocorticography), the incisions were closed, and brain waves were measured for five days. All patients were in an artificial coma during this period due to their serious condition. "Our study puts an end to the discussion as to whether these waves also occur in a human brain ...
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