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New CPR Guidelines issued by Heart Association

...have to check an unconscious person's pulse before administering chest compressions. Instead the person can "check for lifelessness" using breath, movement and response to stimulation as indicators. At least 35 percent of trained and untrained rescuers are wrong about whether or not a victim has a pulse. The Unite...

General Anesthesia Safe For Children On Ketogenic Diet Suffering From Epilepsy

... treatment of such children was the feasibility of administering General Anesthesia to these children. In many cases the anesthesia times ranged from 1 to 10 hours with procedures ranging from central line placement to hemispherectomy. There is however light at the end of the tunnel for these patients, accordin...

Negligent doctors asked to cough up 3 lakhs for death of patient

...ants alleged that the doctors had been careless in administering anesthesia and in giving post-operative care. The State Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission has awarded a compensation of Rs. 3,00,000 to Chandrakala’s relatives who the Commission said died due to medical negligence and lack of proper post-opera...

Vitamin B for Hepatitis

...eap and non toxic method of treating Hepatitis, by administering vitaminB to the Ptients. Hepatitis B virus infects the liver, and in severe cases can lead to cirrhosis, liver cancer and liver failure. It is spread through contact with the blood or body fluids of an infected person. A researcher decided to test...

Cure for osteoporosis in prostate cancer patients

...who are undergoing androgen deprivation therapy by administering dosages of diethylstilbesterol. The researchers at the New York Cornell Medical Center say this non steroidal synthetic oestrogen should be considered as a monotherapy in men who require long-term antiandrogen therapy.// Over 18 months the researche...

Needle free future for diabetics

...d mean taking blood samples without a syringe, and administering drugs without an injection. Researchers at the University of Texas, tried to show just what can be done for people with diabetes using iontophoresis. There's already a monitoring device called 'Glucowatch' which extracts glucose through the skin u...

Heart problems detected better with a Cardiac MRI

...nducted by investigators who wanted to find out if administering a cardiac MRI would improve doctors' ability to correctly diagnose a set of heart problems known as acute coronary syndrome (ACS) which can lead to heart attack. The study involved 161 patients who came to the ER after experiencing 30 minutes of ches...

Risk of DVT for those spending long hours in front of computers

...ered him unconscious. Doctors saved the patient by administering blood-thinning drugs. Dr. Beasley said that this case was an interesting one as it indicated that DVT is not only associated with the aged as the patient was relatively young. The researchers said that this case was the first of its nature and it att...

Curbing medication errors with new rules

... This technology would help prevent errors such as administering the wrong drug, the wrong dose, or the wrong method of treatment (for example by injection rather than by mouth). The second rule requires reporting all actual and potential medication errors received by all companies, to the FDA within 15 calendar d...

The Effectiveness Of The Breast Cancer Drug By Pfizer

...able . The clinical trial strengthens the case for administering the newer drug, exemestane, as a first option.// A study showed that women recovering from breast cancer lowered their chance of developing another tumor by 32 percent if they switched to exemestane after two or three years of tamoxifen treatment. ...

Chicken-Pox vaccine not fool proof

... What’s the solution for this then? Sibal suggests administering a second dose, "Even now, children beyond 15 years are recommended two doses." The catch: it’s very expensive.br>...

New hope for breast cancer patients

A new way of administering the drug Herceptin had resulted in a highly successful trial of breast cancer treatment. // Patients with HER-2-positive breast cancer who were slated for lumpectomy (breast-conserving surgery) or mastectomy (breast removal), or are in the early st...

Cystic fibrosis patients may require a new treatment for bacterial infection

....// Treatment for bacterial infections is often by administering antibiotics. Research suggests that antibiotic treatment may encourage the bacteria to affect the patient in a permanent infection. Cystic fibrosis is disease of genetic origin that causes the body to produce thick mucus that affects the lungs and c...

Spray on contraceptive clears Phase I trial

... drug delivery company called Acrux specializes in administering medicines// through the skin. It has recently reported positive results for its Phase I clinical results of a contraceptive for women in the form of a spray. The novel contraceptive spray called Nestorone MDTS is being developed in collaboration wit...

Now insulin can be inhaled

...gow have developed and patented a simple method of administering protein based drugs such as insulin using inhalers. The manufacture of tiny protein coated micro crystals can pass through the lung wall and into the blood stream using dry powder inhalers similar to those used by asthma sufferers.// Th...

Researchers Feel The Need For Standards Of Practice In Immunoglobulin Therapy

...support doctors and nurses in correctly dosing and administering intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) as replacement t... side effects from the therapy.3 Another option is administering IG subcutaneously, or under the skin (SC). In Europe, SCIG has been approved and is regularly used f...

General Anesthesia For Heroin Detoxification Is No Good

...sia-assisted opioid detoxification, which involves administering an opioid antagonist drug to neutralize the effects of heroin while the patient is unconscious from general anesthesia. This has been publicized as a fast, painless way to withdraw from heroin. However, this treatment is expensive, not covered by i...

Neurobiology Provides Answers To Block Memory-Related Drug Cravings

...nimals. Especially significant is the finding that administering the inactivator compound immediately after recall of the cocaine-associated places also continued to blur memories of those places weeks later. This research provides novel insights into the brain mechanisms underlying relapse and suggests a new stra...

Supportive spouse help ease job strain on blood pressure

...sion latitude. Marital cohesion was evaluated by administering the Dyadic Adjustment Scale, a widely used and established test. The amount of support given at home in the relationship is a major definition of marital cohesion. Following the study, it has been advised that people who have high job strain and/or ...

Amoxicillin use in infancy linked to dental fluorosis in later life

The feasibility of administering antibiotics to children to combat minor infections has always been a contentious point among the medical fraternity. But among the antibiotics that are generally used, amoxicillin was considered // the relatively safest one. Not any longer, if resear...

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