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Electric shocks can cause neurologic and neuropsychological symptoms

Montreal, May 14, 2008 Canadian researchers have shown that an electric shock ranging from 120 to 52,000 volts can cause neurologic and neuropsychological symptoms in humans. Following an electrical injury, some patients may show various emotional and behavioral aftereffects, such as memory l...

PTSD Risk Enhanced With Mild Neurologic Deficits

A study conducted on identical male twins has revealed that Vietnam war veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and their non-combat exposed, identical twins portrayed// slight neurologic deficits that veterans without PTSD and their twins did not have, suggesting that the existence of ...

Developmental, neurologic problems common in extremely preterm infants

Extremely preterm infants born before 25 weeks' gestation often have severe neurologic and developmental disabilities, researchers report in the August 10th issue of The New England Journal of Medicine.The EPICure Study Group identified 308 children born at the gestational age of 25 weeks or e...

Cooling treatment after cardiac arrest is cost-effective, Penn study shows

... and family caregivers. "There are very few treatments for cardiac arrest victims, and hypothermia stands out as the only therapy which can improve neurologic survival," Merchant says. "Hospitals and physicians should promote rapid adoption of this treatment for patients, and cost should not be considered a ...

Questcor and Child Neurology Foundation Announce Creation of Infantile Spasms Awareness Week

... The Foundation's mission is to advocate for children and adolescents with neurologic and developmental disorders; fund neurologic research of young investigators; promote awareness of career opportunities ...

Swine Flu Could Eventually Affect 40% of Americans: CDC

...res, but all recovered and had no lasting neurological effects after leaving the hospital. "This is a reminder that seizure, encephalitis and other neurologic complications can occur in the setting of influenza," she said. Although less severe in summer, the H1N1 swine flu continues to spread, especially ...

Jury Awards Valley Medical Center Patient $1.8 Million for Nursing Negligence

... her pleas, instead giving her pain medication and suggesting that it was simply a leg spasm. Sandbo then developed incontinence, a sign of neurologic damage, according to testimony. During rounds the next morning, Sandbo's surgeon, Dr. Jason Thompson, was alarmed at Sandbo's condition. Th...

Memory Forms at 30 Weeks in the Womb

...he Centre for Genetics, Reproduction and Child Health at Maastricht University Medical Centre in the Netherlands. "We aim to develop an 'intra-uterine neurologic examination,' which could then be used in fetuses at risk." Although memory is thought to develop while the baby is still in the womb, little else ...

Dakim BrainFitness Now Used in 286 Senior Living Communities, Adding 136 Sites in 12 Months for Dementia-Fighting System

...kim BrainFitness activities were developed in conjunction with experts in brain health, aging, entertainment and communications, based on standardized neurologic tests. The system self-adjusts the level of challenge for ability levels ranging from active seniors to early-stage Alzheimer's patients. The touch sc...

Anti-angiogenesis treatment improves hearing in some NF2 patients

... complete hearing loss. Growing vestibular schwannomas can also press on the brainstem, leading to headaches, difficulty swallowing and other serious neurologic symptoms. Since vestibular schwannomas are benign tumors, it was believed that they did not stimulate formation of new blood vessels as malignant ...

Drug Shows Promise in Nervous-System Tumor Treatment

...ecting the ear to the brain. This type of tumor, also called acoustic neuroma, causes hearing loss and can press on the brain stem, leading to serious neurologic symptoms and the risk of death. Currently, these tumors are treated with surgery or radiation. This study found that treatment with the angiogenesi...

PM&R accepted for abstracting and indexing in MEDLINE

...tion opportunities for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit are also offered. PM&R coverage includes acute and chronic musculoskeletal disorders and pain, neurologic conditions involving the central and peripheral nervous systems, rehabilitation of impairments associated with disabilities in adults and children, an...

Toyota Awards $1 Million in Scholarships to 100 High School Seniors - Roslyn High's Urbach Named One of Only 12 'National' Winners; Receives $20,000

...ultiple Sclerosis Society, Mott Children's Hospital's Ronald McDonald House at University of Michigan Medical Center and the Institute for Music and neurologic Function. Urbach is a perfect example of what the Toyota Community Scholars program is all about. "In these tough economic times, it is par...

Innovative Voice and Swallowing Center Opens in Orange County

...r swallowing," states Steven Feinberg, M.D., director of Hoag Voice and Swallowing Center , whose patients include those suffering from systemic neurologic disorders such as stroke and Parkinson's disease. "These patients benefit from expert diagnosis and treatments including medical and surgical the...

New American College of Surgeons risk calculator determines colorectal surgery risk

... index, shortness of breath and comorbidities such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD), high blood pressure, pneumonia, cardiovascular or neurologic diseases, diabetes and cancer. Outcomes were assessed at 30 days, regardless of whether the patient was discharged, remained hospitalized or was admit...

Sangamo BioSciences Presents Positive Phase 2 ZFP Therapeutic Data at ADA 2009

... that subjects entering the SB-509-601 trial had significantly milder DN by neurologic exam (A-NIS-LL) and NCV than subjects in either the Phase 1 SB-509-401 or P...nd untreatable," commented Dr. Ando. "There is both a vascular as well as a neurologic component to severe peripheral neuropathy which appears to be addressed by ...

FDA Approves SAMSCA(TM) (tolvaptan), the First and Only Oral Vasopressin Antagonist to Treat Patients With Clinically Significant Hypervolemic and Euvolemic Hyponatremia

... Too Rapid Correction of Serum Sodium Can Cause Serious neurologic Sequelae - During initiation and after titration monitor patients to assess serum sodium concentrations and neurologic status. Subjects with SIADH or very low baseline serum sodium concentratio...

Subway Defibrillators Save Lives

...ered no shock. Eight (57 percent) were discharged from hospital without neurologic damage. Ventricular fibrillation, a severely abnormal heart rhythm, was the initial recording in 10 patients, eight of whom survived without neurologic damage. One shock was inadequately delivered by the defibrillator opera...

United Spinal Association Reports Positive Results of Stem Cell Transplantation to Treat Multiple Sclerosis: Study May be Key to Unlocking a Cure

...g ) and the North American Research Committee on Multiple Sclerosis (NARCOMS), highlights the positive initial results of patients who have improving neurologic function after receiving a stem cell transplant, despite no longer taking any MS medications. The results are reported in a National Institutes o...

Risk of Leukemia with Multiple Sclerosis Drug Higher Than Thought

...rology, an association of more than 21,000 neurologists and neuroscience professionals, is dedicated to promoting the highest quality patient-centered neurologic care. For more information about AAN, visit www.aan.com. The AAN 61st Annual Meeting, the world's largest gathering of...

First 10-year follow-up shows that treatment with AVONEX leads to long-term benefits in early multiple sclerosis patients

... today announced data results from the CHAMPIONS (Controlled High-Risk AVONEX (interferon beta-1a) Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Prevention Study In Ongoing neurologic Surveillance) study, an open label follow-up to CHAMPS (Controlled High Risk Subjects AVONEX MS Prevention Study). Based on the CHAMPS study, AVONEX ...

First ten-year follow-up shows that treatment with AVONEX leads to long-term benefits in early multiple sclerosis patients

... today announced data results from the CHAMPIONS (Controlled High-Risk AVONEX (interferon beta-1a) Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Prevention Study In Ongoing neurologic Surveillance) study, an open label follow-up to CHAMPS (Controlled High Risk Subjects AVONEX MS Prevention Study). Based on the CHAMPS study, AVONEX ...

Glutamate Identified As Predictor of Disease Progression in Multiple Sclerosis

...reactions in the brain leading to many of the complications associated with neurologic diseases such as MS, Parkinson's disease, stroke, ALS (amyotrophic lateral ...w that we have those markers, we can quantify levels of glutamate for other neurologic diseases, which could be another way to track disease progression and thera...

Controlling Cholesterol, Blood Pressure Adds Up to Prevent Stroke

...rology, an association of more than 21,000 neurologists and neuroscience professionals, is dedicated to promoting the highest quality patient-centered neurologic care. For more information about the American Academy of Neurology, visit www.aan.com . The AAN 61st Annual Meeting, the world's largest...

New Treatment Discovered for Restless Legs Syndrome Improves Sleep

...rology, an association of more than 21,000 neurologists and neuroscience professionals, is dedicated to promoting the highest quality patient-centered neurologic care. For more information about the American Academy of Neurology, visit www.aan.com . The AAN 61st Annual Meeting, the world's largest...

Safely transporting a preterm or low birth weight infant

...idelines for positioning the baby and the assessment of the baby in the seat prior to discharge are emphasized," said Dr. Bull. The weight, length, neurologic maturation and associated medical conditions of the newborn determine whether to bring the baby home in a car safety seat or a car bed. The AAP report...

AAN Foundation Benefits from Grey's Anatomy 'Wedding Registry'

...e, autism, headache, stroke, and hundreds of other neurologic conditions. Buy a virtual brain now at http://w...acters who, on the show, often treat patients with neurologic conditions. "This is an enormous opportunity to ge...search into the prevention, treatment, and cure of neurologic disorders such as Alzheimer's disease, dementia, m...

Resuscitated Newborns at Risk for Lower IQs

... Despite this, the results seem to make sense, Hack said. One problem is how the effects of low oxygen were evaluated in the study, she noted. "The neurologic exam after birth is a subjective exam," Hack said. "To say a child is normal or abnormal based on a clinical exam is difficult. To say that if they ha...

Occupational Therapists Use Sensory Integration to Help Autistic Children Find Fitting Social Behaviors

... PORTLAND, Ore., April 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a biologically based neurologic disorder affecting childhood development. Although it has strong genetic underpinnings, it is also a mix of unlike disorders. While ASD has been assoc...

Psoriasis Drug Raptiva Pulled From U.S. Market

...ds that health care professionals carefully monitor patients on Raptiva, as well as those who have discontinued the drug, for any signs or symptoms of neurologic disease, and that they periodically reassess the benefits of continued treatment." "Patients should be aware of the symptoms of PML and contact the...

Coronary angiography may improve outcomes for cardiac arrest patients

...r study, which shows that angiography is independently associated with good neurologic outcomes, suggests that clinicians should consider the procedure for all po...f the arrest, the initial heart rhythm disturbance and certain coronary and neurologic abnormalities were among the predictors of who would receive angiography. M...

New insights into how brain responds to viral infection

...r inflammatory trigger, such as schizophrenia and autism. There also may be broader implications for the treatment of a wide range of immune-mediated neurologic diseases, such as multiple sclerosis and Parkinson's disease. ...

Cardium's InnerCool Announces Journal of Neurotrauma Highlights Hypothermia Therapy's Role in Post Cardiac Arrest, and Traumatic Brain and Spinal Cord Injury Patients

...ic events in which blood flow to critical organs such as the heart or brain is restricted and to prevent or reduce associated injuries such as adverse neurologic outcomes. InnerCool's RapidBlue endovascular system is a thermal regulating system designed to manage and control patient body temperature. RapidBlu...

Individualized stroke treatment available for patients, though underutilized

...nd were not eligible for intravenous thrombolysis. Patients were tested for neurologic disability at 90 days, improvement in the NIH Stroke Scale (NIHSS). The res...essfully treated with CBT. At follow-up, half the patients had slight or no neurologic disability and 18 significantly improved their NIHSS score. The study n...

Top Neurology Programs Control Fever with Arctic Sun Cooling Technology

...afe temperature management technology, aggressive fever control may improve neurologic outcomes after stroke or brain injury LOUISVILLE, Colo., March 25 /PRN...eting also advance the case for using mild therapeutic hypothermia to treat neurologic injury. Notably, radiographic findings presented by researchers fro...

Trial Vaccine May Protect Against Serious Viral Infection

...t. Kisco, N.Y., described the study as "very promising." "If we can reduce the risk of a pregnant woman acquiring CMV, then we will reduce the many neurologic and congenital risks than CMV poses to a growing fetus," he said. "However, further larger studies will be needed to ensure the safety and efficacy of...

Safety Alert: From the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

...heartbeat), blood pressure fluctuation. Depression, Alzheimer's disease and senility. Arthritis, hip weakness or imbalance. neurologic conditions, stroke, Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis. Urinary and bladder dysfunction. Vision or hearing loss. Cance...

1 in 4 Americans lacks timely access to optimal care during time-sensitive medical emergencies

...r resources available at all times of day and night within individual hospitals such as a 24-hour cardiac catheterization laboratory, round-the-clock neurologic or neurosurgical expertise, or in-house critical care specialists emergency medical services planners are unable to efficiently deliver acutely ill p...

Institute for Neurodegenerative Disorders Deploys OpenClinica EDC solution for Large Parkinson's Study

... develop improved treatments, diagnostic tools and educational programs for neurologic disorders such as Parkinson disease, Huntington disease and Alzheimer disea...s in clinical and neuroimaging research and is developing tools to diagnose neurologic disorders at the earliest possible stages of disease. IND also conducts la...

Specialists On Call Earns the Hospital Association of Southern California's Endorsement

...ician resources that are greatly needed by several of our facilities. With SOC, we are able to provide our patients suffering from stroke or any other neurologic emergency with immediate access to emergency neurologists and that's invaluable." Specialists On Call, Inc., is a cost-effective solution ...
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