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Malaria strikes Munger tribals

...ia,which if not treated can lead on to convulsions coma and death within 24 hours....

Greater volume hospitals better for stroke

...g the brain's exterior. It can cause brain damage, coma and death. Data on nearly 10,000 patients admitted to 300 emergency departments was scanned, in terms of how many cases the departments saw a year. High volume hospitals were those seeing 20 to 50 cases, while low volume hospitals would see, typica...

Identifying brain lesions with impaired consciousness

...cticable results. Brain lesions are more common in coma patients with stroke, brain tumors, epilepsy or meningitis .The authors say, "Our study justifies the validity of systolic blood pressure for discriminating between patients with impaired consciousness who have a brain lesion and those who do not. U...

Prediction Of Disease In The Future Questioned

...able conditions could be avoided, such as diabetic coma as well as severe acute complications of untreated Addison's disease (adrenal-gland failure) or Graves' disease (overactive thyroid gland)....

Steroid Treatment after head injury may be fatal

...was supposed to enrol 20,000 patients with Glasgow coma score of 14 or lower within 8 hours of head injury. However after studying 10,008 patients in 239 hospitals from 49 countries the trail found 21% mortality rate within 2 weeks for those treated with the 48-hour methylprednisolone infusion, versus 18%...

Promising cure for West Nile Virus

...us system being affected and people falling into a coma or paralysis. The virus mainly affects people over the age of 50 yrs. The researchers feel that it may still be a long way to develop the antibody to be inoculated in the human beings, as the ones they have created have certain disadvantages like th...

Woman In Coma Gives Birth To Daughter

An American woman who had gone into coma when she was four months pregnant, had been proclaimed //as brain dead, and was on life support. Susan Torres, 26, had given birth to a two-month premature daughter, while being on life support. The medical practitioners of the Virginia Hospital Cen...

Kids In Northern India To Be Vaccinated Against Encephalitis

...high fever and vomiting, and can sometimes lead to coma and death. Children are most susceptible to the disease, and many of the dead in the outbreak have been under age 15....

Poisoning by fruits similar to blackberries

...nd neurological manifestations including seizures, coma and apnea. A recent paper in the November issue of Toxicon, presents a new case report that took place in the French Catalonia.A previously healthy 8-year-old boy ingested an unknown quantity of black berries from a plant growing wild in the region...

Servings of fruits can help reduce the risk of stroke

...ralysis, speech problems, loss of feeling, memory, coma and possibly death. Ischemic stroke, which is responsible for 80 percent of strokes, can be caused by atherosclerosis (narrowing of the large arteries to the brain). Hemorrhagic stroke, which accounts for 20 percent of strokes, is caused by the burs...

Soap Opera Coma Patients Have Far Better Prognosis Than In Real Life

...an soap operas paint an improbably rosy picture of coma patients' survival and recovery, with potentially ...// , says a study. Tracking storylines containing coma patients over 10 years, researchers found that soap opera patients were far more likely to survive a...

Television soaps showing unrealistic coma survival and recovery

...vision soaps or serials give a false picture about coma survival and recovery rates in coma patients. Researchers compiled 10 years data of sufferings felt // by coma patients and found that ...

Girl Comes Out Of Irreversible Coma

...tion is improving after four months in a coma. The coma was allegedly caused by the beating// she had rec... a respirator for a period of four months, and her coma was declared irreversible by doctors. The girl is showing signs of coming out of her vegetative stat...

Doctors Drained Excess Fluids From Sharon's Abdominal Cavity

...ure was carried out on Sharon, 77, who has been in coma for seven weeks after suffering a stroke Jan 4. An emergency surgery was carried out 10 days back to remove part of his large intestine. The surgery was the latest in a series of procedures Sharon has undergone since his stroke and brain hemorrhage...

Organ Donation Crusader Passes Away

...oped brain hemorrhage and was in a deep state of coma and was on the verge of being declared brain dead. At that stage Rajan – her husband told the doctors that if she was declared brain dead, he wanted to donate all her organs that could be used. She however again made a remarkable recovery from this ...

Plan for Death, Health Center Advises People

...issue. Schiavo spent 15 years in a vegetative or a coma state and finally died last March, two weeks after her feeding tube was removed. Her husband had contended that she no longer wanted to live, while her parents had sought the court's opinion on the issue. That case brought biomedical ethics to the fo...

46-Year-Old Canada Man Donates A Part Of His Liver To A Complete Stranger

... with the constant risk of permanent brain damage, coma and eventually death. 'Imagine if your child had to take a special formula and medications every six hours -- in fact about 40 pills a day and had to be on a severely restricted low-protein diet. Where do you turn to for hope? Hope for us came in the...

Movies Represent Coma In A Wrong Way

...resentation of coma, according to study author and coma expert Eelco Wijdicks, MD, Fellow of the American ...no physical or mental problems after many years in coma and portraying the comatose person as a ‘Sleeping Beauty’ with no loss of muscle tone or feeding tub...

Renowned Doctor Passes Away

...dards to determine whether a patient was in a deep coma or a vegetative state//. According to his family the cause of death was complications of kidney cancer. Dr. Cranford had long been an advocate for the right of terminally ill patients to end their lives. He was a bioethicist interested in the mor...

Man's Memory Awakens After Twenty Years

...ed in a car crash and he was in a state of partial coma wherein he communicated with others by means of grunts and nods. But now his speech and movement were slowly improving. The doctors and researchers said that the tiny nerve connections in his brain slowly started to rewire. He is the only person i...

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