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Nurse Has Miraculous Escape as Window is Blown Off an Air Ambulance

...as hard as he could and got enough air between his chest and the window to break the suction and pull himself back inside the aircraft. "I have a vivid picture of looking at the tail of the plane and seeing my headset dangling out of the plane," Fogg said. He fell back into his seat, and grabbed one of...

Blood Protein may Hold Key to Why Healthy People Get Heart Attacks

...he Netherlands. Earlier studies in patients with chest pain and heart disease have linked elevated levels of MPO with those at highest risk for a heart attack. As part of the study, to examine the relationship of MPO to cardiovascular risk in apparently healthy individuals, researchers recruited healt...

High-risk Patients Need Better Guidance on What is and Isnt a Heart Attack

...es patients with known IHD to call an ambulance if chest pains last longer than 15 minutes and to use their...plicitly primed to recognise high-risk features of chest pain. They advise patients at high-risk or with IHD to carry a GTN spray with them at all times, to ...

Clamor for Catheter-based Ablation Increasing Among Heart Patients in US

...d, but almost always restricted to cases where the chest is already being cut open for heart valve replacement or other surgery. But most atrial ablations are now minimally invasive procedures using tiny devices mounted at the end of long, flexible plastic catheters that are threaded into the heart thro...

Experts Need to Include Children in Research

...nd behaviour; new treatments for acute and chronic chest disorders such as bronchiolitis and asthma. They will also be looking at infectious diseases and immunisation; new treatments for neuromuscular diseases such as Duchenne muscular dystrophy; and prevention of the complications of sickle cell disease...

Listening to MP3s During Lightning Could Be Disastrous to Your Brains

...g him. Two long, thin burn marks extended up his chest and the sides of his face, and there were substantial burns inside his ears, he said. Dr Heffernan said though a cartilage graft from elsewhere in his body was used to patch up the eardrums, but the patient was still suffering from 50 percent hear...

High Blood Pressure Linked to Decreased Pain Perception in Heart Patients

... phenomenon extends to people who typically suffer chest pain during exercise, and may be correlated with a potentially deadly heart condition. In a study, she drew on data collected from over 900 patients undergoing exercise stress testing to diagnose possible myocardial ischemia (MI), a condition wher...

TB Traveler Underwent Surgery to Remove Infected Lung Tissue

...t was to keep the diseased area from infecting the chest wall or any other part of Speaker's body. Doctors also wanted to make sure they didn't "release any of those tuberculosis bacteria into the operating room, into the rest of the hospital," Speaker will most likely recover at the University of Colora...

500 Pound Man Rescued After 12 Hour Ordeal From Wisconsin River

...r and walk along the shore, he apparently suffered chest pains and a possible heart attack and fell into th...s group called police to report that he was having chest pains. A paramedic who arrived by helicopter stabilized Rike, but the pilot could not take him to a ...

World Epilepsy Week - 2007

...lude a kind of epilepsy pacemaker implanted in the chest to sends signals to help the brain regulate its electrical signals. For some, though, their seizures are resistant to everything else but brain surgery. Support Groups for Epilepsy : There are innumerable organizations and support groups around ...

Diana Could Have Been Saved Had She Been Rushed to Hospital

...moved from the car. Doctors performed an external chest massage in order to re-establish a cardiac rhythm. After she was removed from the vehicle, she was moved to Pitie-Salpetriere Hospital which was less than four miles away. However, due to French procedure which required the vehicle to move extremely...

Annual Cancer Run Draws Huge Response in US

...til two years ago, when the cancer returned to her chest wall. It was discovered just hours after she'd given birth to her third and youngest child, Braedon. "It's great there's all this excitement," McDonnell said of the pageantry surrounding the run. "But I ran for the people who are struggling and try...

Doctors Remove Tumour from Heart in a Rare Surgery

... He said PNET commonly occurs in the brain and the chest walls and there was no identifiable cause known to trigger off the growth of this tumour in the heart. "It took us over five hours to remove the tumour measuring 8 x 10 x 12 cm along with a large part of both the upper chambers (left and right atri...

Pubs Propose to Sell Nicotine Gum Patches

... 65 in the UK. Children would be more at risk from chest infections (91 per cent) and asthma (86 per cent) from second hand smoke. Second hand smoking would increase a non smoker's risk of lung cancer, bronchitis and asthma. Public Health Minister, Caroline Flint said "A smoke free England will see the si...

US Trying Hard to Provide Proper Treatment for Wounded Soldiers

... or care for themselves); neuroses; respiratory or chest symptoms; depression; head and neck problems (including traumatic brain injury); epilepsy; infections, and muscle pulls and strains. "I don't want to try to say these are not war-related. Being in the military is a very physically demanding job," K...

Emergency Department Guidelines to Improve Quality Patient Care

...procedural complications, such as with inserting a chest tube, it will provide motivation for them to improve, says Wright. Wright says the scorecards also track which physicians may need more education on a particular therapy or procedure.In addition, if there are physicians who are doing an excellent ...

SARS Patients Experience Mental Health Decline

...n, a six-minute walk test, a lung function test, a chest X-ray and quality-of-life measures and reporting how often they saw a physician. General health, vitality and social functioning remained below the normal range one year after discharge from the hospital. Many patients returned to work part-time, i...

Air Pollution Affects Women More Than Men: Study

...espiratory system, triggering shortness of breath, chest pain when inhaling deeply and wheezing and coughing. Ozone is formed when sunlight acts on hydrocarbon pollutants spewed out into the air by vehicles and such industrial processes as painting, oil refining and manufacture of chemicals. Ozone is...

Thrombosis Risk in Travel Lasting Over Four Hours is Higher: WHO

... known as pulmonary embolism, and symptoms include chest pain and breathing difficulties. VTE can be treated, but if it is not, it can lead to death. The study showed that plane, train, bus or automobile passengers are at the higher risk of VTE when immobile on journeys of more than four hours. This is d...

Pride, Even the Hubristic Kind, Allows Us to Survive

... indicate sadness, a faint grin, a little inflated chest and hands on hips hint a person's pride. The researchers also found that when a person experiences authentic pride, he or she was more expected to score high on extraversion, agreeableness, genuine self-esteem and conscientiousness. On the other ha...

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