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Brain death – How to cope with it

...apparent injuries and breathing with the help of a ventilator can be brain dead, despite explanations from medical staff. However by witnessing tests to confirm that the patient is actually brain dead, the family and friends can be convinced about the futility of prolonging the life support, say doctors. Two-t...

First Artificial Heart patient has Major setback

...s right side and unable to speak. He has been on a ventilator to help him breathe. Tools also suffered gastrointestinal bleeding again last week. Similar bleeding during the first two months after the heart implant kept doctors from giving Tools blood-thinning anticoagulants that reduce the risk of clots, which...

Recovery from lung injury

...surviving lung injury. But recovery is possible if ventilator treatment is given in time. On an average older pe...he US have studied 800 people needing treatment by ventilator for acute lung problems. Those with heart failure were not included in the study. They found that 50...

Food May Trigger Life-Threatening Asthma

...s' team studied 19 children who required emergency ventilator treatment //for a life-threatening asthma attack, matching each patient to two other patients treated for a non-life-threatening asthma attack. In the medical publication the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, they report that 53 percent of...

Hope for Babies Born With Spinal Muscular Atrophy

...and death by age 2. She is now 5 and has been on a ventilator since she was 10 months. She can’t swallow, so she’s fed through a tube, but she can and loves to talk. Gallagher was not in the study, but she will start taking riluzole with the hope of extending her life even more say specialists. Her mom says, ...

Past President Narayanan's Condition Still Critical

...Referral Hospital two days later and has been on a ventilator since then. There is no change in his condition. He continues to be critical, the aide said. Narayanan was president from 1997-2002....

First Face Transplant On A Women Savaged By A Dog

... has to be conducted while the patient is still on ventilator and this means that the body when handed will be without tissues on the face. What are the psychological impacts on the donor’s family has also to be looked into before accepting this form of surgery. The 36-year-old French woman had surgery that l...

Respirator Can Improve Quality Of Life Of Motor Neurone Disease Patients

...d be improved substantially by the use of a simple ventilator and facemask//. Patients suffering from Motor Ne...ty of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Britain, found that the ventilator can help patients maintain adequate blood oxygen levels and clear their lungs of carbon dioxide buil...

Review of Pramod Mahajan's Injuries

...d are preventing further blood loss. He is also on ventilator and being a diabetic prone to infections. The longer he stays on the ventilator the more the chance s of lung and systemic infections setting in. This can lead to multi-organ fail...

Pramod Mahajan Continues to Battle for His Life

...stable,'' he added. Mr Mahajan a diabetic is on ventilator support for his lungs. However what is worrying is that his kidneys are functioning poorly and he is requiring dialysis support. The best possible care is being given by team of surgeons and intensivists with support from doctors from abroad. It is ...

Pramod Mahajan Undergoes Third Surgery

... of rage, said Pramod Mahajan continued to be on a ventilator in the ICU. Mahajan, a former central minister and a BJP general secretary, underwent a minor surgery to give him an abdominal wash, said sources in the hospital. A CT scan was done Friday to assess the injury to the politician. The scan showed th...

Premature Babies Profit From Caffeine Therapy

...y, the control group infant needs an extra week of ventilator therapy to tackle apnea....

Rahul Mahajans Condition Improving; Vital Parametres Normal

... were hopeful that they will be able to remove the ventilator shortly, he said. While Rahul was admitted in an unconscious state, his father's secretary Vivek Moitra died after the duo allegedly took drugs in a late night party at late Mahajan's official residence. Source:(PTI News)...

Doctors ruminate over organ removal principles

...tensive care to the operating theatre, keeping the ventilator working on the patient. This procedure would enab...e doctors to begin the transplant process once the ventilator is detached, and the patient has ceased to breathe. Peter Joseph, chairman of the AHEC's organ dona...

Organ Donation from Cardiac Death Patients

...ntly. In such cases the organs are preserved via a ventilator for the purpose of donation. These preparations have been made legitimate and present no ethical barrier in brain dead patients. In case of cardiac death the heart stops beating and within a few minutes the organs deteriorate by themselves. Hence i...

Early Nitric Oxide Treatment Can Help Low Birth Weight Preemies

...ly to succumb to respiratory failure. Oxygen and a ventilator can help them breathe and protect their brains, he...ts weighing between 1 to 3 pounds and who needed a ventilator to help them breathe. The studies were supported by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NH...

Abdomen Can Help In Gas Exchange In Lung Failure

... function out of an already injured lung, by using ventilator settings that can actually exacerbate the underlyi... to recover. They just exceeded the ability of the ventilator to exchange enough gas through their sick lungs. Also, there is a phenomenon of ventilator-induced l...

Experimental Drug Causes Cytokine Storm

...e trail became so ill that he had to be put on the ventilator following which the doctors decided to put the others also into intensive care. This was followed by a dramatic two weeks during which the previously healthy men developed difficulty in breathing and had symptoms that looked like a serious sepsis in...

Low Birth Weight Babies May Have Mental & Physical Problems

...n neonatal ultrasound and who spent more days on a ventilator as an infant were more likely to have motor difficulties. Social disadvantages, a lower fetal growth ratio (calculated by dividing birth weight by the median weight for the infant’s age) and white matter injury also predicted lower IQ scores. “The ...

Computer-Driven System Reduces Patient Mechanical Ventilation Time Significantly

...plications such as reintubation, self-removal from ventilator assistance, need for noninvasive ventilation, mech... designed to perform several tasks comparable to a ventilator weaning protocol 24 hours a day, seven days a week. It automatically and gradually reduced the venti...

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