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Fireworks can spell death for asthmatic children

...hma treatment was effective but some were severely hypoxic (starved of oxygen) that they were declared brain dead and life support withdrawn later. While for many the season of festivals is the time to really unwind and enjoy, for an unfortunate few this becomes the dreaded period of the year where they fi...

New ways to help children with trauma

...ment has been shown to be effective for stroke and hypoxic ischemia in children, but its effectiveness in treating children with traumatic brain injuries has not yet been studied. Hypothermia decreases inflammation, excitotoxicity (excessive neurotransmitters released with injury that damage tissues), and ce...

Good News for New Borns With Hypoxic Respiratory Failure

...omplications. A study finds a new treatment for hypoxic respiratory failure is not only more effective and less invasive, but it also costs less.Recent research has shown giving the infant nitric oxide as an inhaled gas is also effective for babies with HRF.The study shows inhaled nitric oxide is less exp...

Vaginal Birth After C-section Dangerous For Both Mother And Baby

...nal route, or less than 1 percent, and 12 cases of hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy were reported in their infants, with two deaths. None of the infants in the repeat C-section group were affected by this condition. In conclusion researchers say though the magnitude of risk for serious complication is small,...

Pomegranate juice to check fetal brain injury

...g consequences like seizures or a condition called hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy, or even cerebral palsy. The condition of hypoxia ischemia is a difficult condition that till date has not much treatment possibilities. Preventive measures to avoid this condition can go a long way in reducing the number of ...

Clinical Trials Of New Anti-Cancer Drug To Be Initiated In New Zealand

...g that is converted to a DNA damaging agent in the hypoxic (oxygen deficient) regions in tumours". "This fir...obably often due to the ability of cancer cells in hypoxic regions to survive existing treatments." The drug was developed in New Zealand by Proacta Inc, a co...

Reduced Oxygen to the Brain Increases Alzheimers Risk in Stroke Victims

...ere will be times in the night when their brain is hypoxic deprived of sufficient oxygen. It can be anything that stops the heart and lungs working together to their optimal capabilities, Peers added. Researchers found that if at some point the astrocytes become hypoxic, they are less able to mop up these...

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