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The advantages of oxygen therapy

According to a new research, oxygen therapy at home reduces hospitalisation in those with lung disease. Researchers at the University Hospital of Denmark, have studied the effects of oxygen on 200 patients with smoker's lungs// - where the blood becomes deficient in oxygen. The oxygenation was begun in an outpatient clinic, then continued at home. ....Having oxygen therapy, for at least 15 hours...

Oxygen Treatment may be injurious

According to a recent survey it is observed that breathing oxygen may cause some harm to cells. The oxygen cylinder is a familiar sight around the beds of people //with severe lung or heart disease.Oxygen supports the organs of the body when the heart can't deliver enough through the blood. But oxygen is often given inappropriately. Overall the fact to believed is that Oxygen is the 'breathe of l...

Oxygen helps heal wounds

A recent study has has shown that oxygen, apart from breathing life into lungs, also helps heal wounds. Prior studies have shown that oxygen plays an important role in helping the body heal, after injury. In fact, studies have shown treatment in a hyperbaric oxygen chamber can help wound healing. However, hyperbaric therapy is expensive and there are doubts about whether or not it causes oxygen t...

Oxygen Usage During Exercise Could Indicate Heart Problems

During the first few minutes of exercise, the amount of oxygen per heartbeat increases and ....continues to rise as the heart carries the oxygen to the blood.// A new study shows less oxygen ....to the body after the first few minutes of exercise could signal heart trouble. ..Researchers studied nearly 100 patients between ages 55 and 75 who had mild hypertension. ....Researchers measured the pat...

Oxygen Consumption During Workouts Could Indicate Heart Problems

A new study shows less oxygen to the body after the first few minutes of exercise could signal heart trouble. During the first few minutes // of exercise, the amount of oxygen per heartbeat increases and continues to rise as the heart carries the oxygen to the blood. ..Researchers studied nearly 100 patients between ages 55 and 75 who had mild hypertension. Researchers measured the patients’ he...

Cooling Can Reduce The Risk Of Brain Damage In Oxygen Deprived Newborns

Newborns deprived of oxygen can have a reduced risk of brain damage and cerebral palsy by having their brains cooled // for 72 hours after birth according to a recent study. ..Babies that received an inadequate supply of oxygen to the brain during delivery showed signs of being at a high risk for brain injury. However researchers say brain damage does not happen immediately when babies are oxyge...

Air travel reduces oxygen level in the blood

In a recent study made by researchers of UK, scientists have found that traveling by air seemed to lower the //oxygen level in the blood of the passengers. ....The study was done to see whether air traveling, which has become so commonplace today, do have any effect on the health of the passengers flying today. The researchers have taken the measurement of peripheral oxygen saturation and pulse r...

Influence Of Heart Rate On Myocardial Oxygen Tension

The influence of heart rate on cardiac output, oxygen consumption, and myocardial activity has been widely investigated.// However, the influence of heart rate on myocardial oxygen tension (pO2) remains unclear. Since the introduction of flexible pO2 micro catheters to measure partial oxygen tension in a working muscle, it is possible to investigate the influence of heart rate on myocardial oxyge...

Mobilizing Stem Cells at the Injured Site Using Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatments.

The research was done by Stephen Thom, MD, Ph.D., Professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, School of Medicine. // ..He said that a course of hyperbaric oxygen treatments would increase the number of circulating stem cells in the body of the patient. ..Stem cells are progenitor cells which are totipotent and pluripotent meaning that they have the ability to differentiat...

Stem cells mobilized by hyperbaric oxygen

Hyperbaric oxygen treatments boost tissue repair and recovery from injury tissue by increasing the number of circulating stem cells, according to a new study // . ..The report, to be published in the April 2006 issue of American Journal of Physiology-Heart and Circulation Physiology, says a typical course of hyperbaric oxygen treatments increases the number of stem cells circulating in a patient`...

New Sensor To Monitor Oxygen Deprivation In Babies During Birth

A new device developed to detect elevated levels of hypoxanthine (a chemical) can alert physicians about oxygen deprivation in a baby during childbirth. // This finding is hoped to reduce the number of Caesareans being performed, as any suspicion of oxygen deprivation is a strong indication for the surgery. ....The medical device, developed by researchers at Warwick University has been named th...

Oxygen Shortage Causes Panic Among Patients

Regular oxygen supplies are facing a setback, after four private companies took over the reins of the contract, from NHS Service, in February, this year. This has created huge problems for patients for whom oxygen supply can mean the difference between life and death. //It is estimated that about 60,000 people are in need of oxygen at home for various life threatening problems. ..Home deliverie...

Oxygen-Induced Damage A Leading Cause For Parkinson’s Diseas

Cellular damage induced by oxygen free radicals may be one important factor contributing to Parkinson’s disease, reports a new study. //This groundbreaking study conducted by neuroscientists at the University of Virginia Health System highlights that damage of complex I, a protein that plays a major role in the electron transport chain inside the mitochondria has been blamed for cellular damage i...

Heart Has Enough Oxygen to Survive Hypothermia; CPR Crucial

Researchers from Norway may have ruled out insufficient oxygen supply to the heart as the critical variable in whether a mammal’s heart survives while in a hypothermic state.// ....Writing in the July issue of the American Journal of Physiology-Heart and Circulatory Physiology, researchers found no significant difference in the amount of oxygen available to the heart between rats exposed to one...

Women Are More Likely To Die Than Men When On Oxygen Therapy

A new study has shown that among patients on long-term oxygen therapy for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), women are more likely to die from the disease than men.// ....The new study that is to appear in the first issue of the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, published by the American Thoracic Society, this month, was conducted by Maria-Christina L. Machad...

Alzheimer’s risk pronounced with reduced levels of brain oxyge

Researchers from the psychiatry department and Brain Research Centre at Canada's University //of British Columbia conducted a study on mice which portrayed a genetic predisposition to Alzheimer’s disease. .. ..During the study, the researchers allowed some mice to stay in captivity marked by low-oxygen levels for about 16 hours a day, which continued for a month. Another group was subject to norm...

Fetal Oxygen Monitors Not Helpful To Prevent Mishaps In Labor:Says Study

A study conducted recently has concluded that monitoring fetal oxygen when a woman is in labor//, need not ensure that the new born may be more healthier or decrease the chances of an avoidable Caesarean deliveries. ..As part of fetal monitoring, during labor, it has been a routine practice in modern hospitals to monitor the fetal oxygen levels of the unborn fetus .This is done in the current v...

Routine Oxygen Administration in Heart Attack Victims, Challenged

Oxygen is Nature’s gift to man and indispensable, yet says a doctor, when administered without need, in a clinical situation to a person recovering from a heart attack, it// does more harm than good. .. It has been routine practice in most hospitals to give oxygen to patients via a facemask, in order to reduce the workload on a heart after it suffers an attack. Yet the New Zealand researcher, Pr...

Oxygen Treatment To Cardiac Patients Questioned

The standard practice of giving oxygen to patients of heart attack was criticized by Professor Richard Beasley from Medical Research Institute// of New Zealand. According to him, this practice is likely to bring more harm to the patients than good. ..While writing about this issue in the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine, professor Beasley averred that this practice could decrease the bl...

Experiments on Mount Everest to Study Oxygen Deprivation Effect

To study the effects of oxygen deprivation on the human body, a group of doctors from the University College, London would be trekking// all the way to Mount Everest, the highest point on earth, it has been announced. ..Oxygen deprivation is a critical problem for patients in intensive care units, it must be remembered. On Mount Everest, the highest point on earth, the amount of oxygen available...

Reduced Oxygen to the Brain Increases Alzheimers Risk in Stroke Victims

Researchers have found that stroke victims develop higher risk for Alzheimers disease because of gradual build-up of toxic chemicals due to reduced oxygen to the brain caused by the stroke. ......The study was conducted by a team of researchers led by Chris Peers at the University of Leeds. ......When the brain is functioning normally, it makes connections through the release of tiny amounts of...

UCLA Imaging Study Reveals How Pure Oxygen Harms the Brain

Recent research suggests that inhaling straight oxygen can harm the brain. A new UCLA brain-imaging study reveals how actually it affects. ......Published in the edition of Public Library of Science (PLoS) Medicine, the findings fly in the face of national guidelines for medical practice and recommend a new approach adding carbon dioxide to the gas mix to preserve brain function in patients....

Scientists Activate New Cancer Drug Using Light and Oxygen

Researchers at the Ontario Cancer Institute at Princess Margaret Hospital have successfully proven that cancer cells alone can be killed by a new cancer drug that is triggered by a laser light, a process known as photodynamic therapy (PDT). ......In a study published today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), Dr. Gang Zheng, Senior Scientist - Division of Biophysics a...
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