Preventing toxic shock syndrome and other severe diseases
A researcher at The University of Western Ontario has received over $603,000 from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) to investigate how and why a group of bacterial toxins leads to the development of toxic shock
syndrome and other serious diseases. John McCormick is an associate pr...
California Shock Trauma Air Rescue (CALSTAR) Leads the Way in Pioneering Helicopter Modification Which is Expected to Greatly Enhance Safety and Save Lives
Trauma Air Rescue ( CALSTAR ) has the first helicopter in the world modified to allow for dramatically enhanced abilities and increased safety to make landings while using Instrument Flight Rules (IFR), Joseph Cook, CALSTAR's President and CEO announced today.
Sinus Infections Can Cause Toxic Shock in Kids
Rhinosinusitis is one of several causes of syndrome, researchers say
TUESDAY, June 16 (HealthDay News) -- Sinus infections may be a primary factor in about 20 percent of toxic shock
syndrome cases in children, a new study has found.
Fever, rash and low blood pressure are among the s...
TV News Coverage Reports on InnerCool's CoolBlue System Treatment of Cardiac Shock Patient Following Childbirth at Rush Hospital, Chicago
SAN DIEGO, Feb. 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Cardium Therapeutics (NYSE Alternext US: CXM) and its operating unit InnerCool Therapies today reported that InnerCool's CoolBlue surface temperature modulation system was highlighted in a television segment that aired on Chicago's NBC 5 News. The stor...
11.4% Shareholders & Former Executive Management of LCA-Vision Express Shock and Disbelief at Recent Adoption of Poison Pill
CINCINNATI, Nov. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Stephen Joffe, Craig Joffe, and
Alan Buckey today filed an amendment to their Schedule 13D with the U.S.
Securities and Exchange Commission. The group previously filed a 13D
disclosing ownership of 11.4% of LCA-Vision, Inc. (Nasdaq: LCAV ), which
Standard Septic Shock Treatments Ineffective
Studies find corticosteroids, insulin don't combat mortality
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 9 (HealthDay News) -- Two new studies on the treatment of septic shock
question the conventional wisdom of treating with corticosteroids, intensive insulin therapy or with the synthetic fluid replacement subst...
Cha-Ching! Seniors Enrolled in Medicare Prescription Drug Plans Might Be in for Sticker Shock Next Year
Consumers Union finds up to $1,900 annual increases in plan premiums,
drug costs; urges beneficiaries to check plan costs during Nov. 15 open
WASHINGTON, Nov. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Halloween may be over,
but Medicare Part D beneficiaries shopping during open enrollme...
More Damage Than Good? Shock Survey Reveals Sport can Actually be bad for Your Joints
LONDON, October 8 /PRNewswire/ -- - Report Suggests Millions of Sports Persons are Suffering From Joint
Pain A new survey(C) released by Litozin joint health reveals that men and
women who aim to keep fit, could in fact, be damaging their joints. Over
two thirds (68%) of all active responden...
Toxic Shock Drug Might Aid Trauma Victims
Norepinephrine added to fluids protects against blood loss, study finds
THURSDAY, Sept. 27 (HealthDay News) -- The drug norepinephrine may come to the rescue of trauma victims suffering from heavy blood loss and shock, a French study in rats suggests.
"This is the first scientific s...
Heat shock proteins are co-opted for cancer
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (Sept. 20, 2007) A Jekyll-Hyde mechanism that both protects healthy cells and enables cancer cells could be the basis for new cancer-fighting drugs.
Scientists in the laboratory of Whitehead Member Susan Lindquist have discovered that a certain transcription factora protein th...
Age No Bar to Aggressive Rx for Cardiogenic Shock
The heart condition is a major killer of people over the age of 75, researchers note
MONDAY, Feb. 16 (HealthDay News) -- Age shouldn't prevent the aggressive treatment of elderly patients with heart attack complicated by cardiogenic shock, Australian researchers report.
Two Drugs Found Equal in Treatment of Septic Shock
But vasopressin might be slightly better than norepinephrine in less severe cases
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 27 (HealthDay News) -- The artery-tightening medication vasopressin holds no overall advantage over an older drug, norepinephrine, in the treatment of severe septic shock, a new study find...
Hong Kong - HIV Test Shock Sparks Warning
Hong Kong's Department of Health urges people with history of unprotected sex to have an HIV test, as they fear a rapid local HIV transmission.// The announcement being the first case of such magnitude in the territory.
Health officials, on Thursday uncovered two clusters of HIV infections, HIV...
Radioprotective effect of Heat Shock Proteins
Radiation therapy for head and neck cancer often results in radiation-induced damage of the salivary glands. According to researchers//, targeted over-expression of heat shock
protein 25 (HSP 25) could prevent this damage.
The report by Lee et al., "Radioprotective effect of HSP25 on submandibu...
Cardiogenic Shock is the Leading Cause of Death for Heart Attack Patients
People who has got the heart attack for the time and has survived cannot be termed as out of danger totally, despite the best of treatment given to them//. A new study has found that one out of ten of them will develop cardiogenic shock, which can reduce the amount of blood to be pumped to the vita...
Aprotinin in the treatment of hemorrhagic shock trauma patients
The conservative treatment of bleeding from solid abdominal organs has been traditionally based on massive fluid resuscitation and correction of coagulopathy, which has latelybeen recognized as detrimental. // Although there are new and sophisticated methods for the control of hemorrhage, bleeding ...
New Study Finds On/Off Switch for Septic Shock
According to a new study, septic shock—a dangerous, often deadly runaway immune response—is controlled by a genetic on/off switch. The research also suggests how a drug might// temper sepsis. This is the first time this genetic mechanism has been revealed in an experimental animal.
Harvard Health Letter Special Section Features the Body's Unsung Marvels: The Feet
Boston (Vocus) August 6, 2009 -- We ask a lot of our feet. They provide a steady base when we stand, serve as shock
absorbers when we move, and help propel us forward -- and sometimes backward -- when we walk or run. It's no wonder that so many people develop foot-r...
Surgery, 'Sham' Equal in Treating Compression Fracture Pain
...tion in pain.
"Like every other trial, patients with vertebroplasty gained substantial benefit. Pain was cut almost in half," Kallmes said. "To our shock
and amazement, however, there was no difference in pain relief, function or quality of life between the groups."
The second study, done in Australi...
New Collagen Meniscus Implant Opens New Vista for Knee Repair
... a whole new field of meniscus reconstruction. The implant permits segmental rebuilding of portions damaged or missing meniscus cartilage, the fibrous shock
absorber of the knee.
To date doctors have only been able to remove, suture repair or replace the whole meniscus with cadaver tissue. There wa...
Pelosi, Democratic Leaders Remarks Today at News Conference on Legislative Accomplishments
... will be done, again, in a fiscally sound way that takes down the curve and again, to dispel the myths that are being put out there.
This is a shock
and awe, carpet bombing by the health insurance industry to perpetuate the status quo. A status quo where they don't have to be responsible for anti-t...
Put Defibrillators in High-Traffic Spots, Studies Urge
..., and without immediate cardiopulmonary resuscitation from someone, brain damage or death can occur in just four to six minutes. AEDs send an electric shock
to the heart and allow it to return to a normal rhythm.
In one study, Seattle researchers found that schools that have AED programs have a high ra...
Congress Braces for Showdown Over Health-Care Reform
...the bulk of their work before the August recess -- the aggressive timetable set by President Barack Obama.
"We've already been hit with the sticker shock
of just how much this is going to cost -- a trillion dollars plus in 10 years with higher costs beyond that, so there remain questions about whether t...
Watson Pharmaceuticals Receives a Complete Response Letter for Its 24-Week Formulation of TRELSTAR(R) (triptorelin pamoate) NDA from US FDA
...ransient increase in testosterone levels and may initiate or worsen symptoms during this transient period. Rare post-marketing reports of anaphylactic shock
and angioedema have been reported. TRELSTAR(R) is contraindicated for use in women.
About Watson Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
El Camino Hospital Los Gatos Celebrates Opening With the Community
...ology, orthopedics and ophthalmology. Surrounding communities also will benefit from facilities and treatment with state-of-the-art services such as a shock
wave lithotripter for the non-invasive treatment of kidney stones. Located at the Los Gatos campus, the system is the only one available in the South ...
Watson Pharmaceuticals Resumes Shipment of INFeD(R) (Iron Dextran Injection, USP)
... administration of iron dextran injection, the drug should be given only when resuscitation techniques and treatment of anaphylactic and anaphylactoid shock
are readily available. Test dose is required.
INFeD should be used with caution in individuals with histories of significant allergies and/or a...
Consumer Reports to Parents: Think Twice About Free Prescription ADHD Drug Samples for Your Children
... is likely not the best first-choice treatment for a patient's condition."
"Once the samples run out, consumers are likely to end up with sticker shock
when they go to fill the prescription," explained Santa. Moreover, samples often do not contain a patient package insert, which describe important saf...
Advanced Heart Procedure Treats Growing Problem
...pulse, which can be fairly well-managed with medications and a treatment called cardioversion, a brief procedure where a doctor delivers an electrical shock
to convert an abnormal heart rhythm back to normal rhythm. Even if the condition is closely monitored and managed, however, it still raises the risk o...
Barriers Hinder EMS Workers From Using Best Resuscitation Practices
... lights and sirens blazing, to the hospital."
The American Heart Association recommends that paramedics on the scene administer good-quality CPR, shock
the heart to try to re-establish a normal heart rhythm and provide appropriate advanced cardiovascular life support. The final decision to stop resus...
Jackson's Death Puts Spotlight on Sudden Cardiac Arrest
...ysiology at the Cleveland Clinic. "It is actually the most common cause of death in the United States," he noted.
The best emergency treatment is a shock
from a defibrillator to restore heart rhythm. Defibrillators now are available in many public places, and tens of thousands of Americans have tiny def...
Making nanoparticles in artificial cells
... fuse two vesicles to form a bigger vesicle - this is done by subjecting the bubble cocktail to a short but very strong electrical pulse. The electric shock
fuses the membranes of two adjacent bubbles.
In many cases, this results in the fusion of two bubbles containing different reactants. These then re...
American Heart Association Extends Sympathy to Family of Singer Michael Jackson
...te that passes without CPR and defibrillation. Cardiac arrest can be reversed by defibrillation if it's treated within a few minutes with an electric shock
to the heart to restore a normal heartbeat. However, few attempts at resuscitation succeed after 10 minutes.
The American Heart Association ur...
Michael Jackson's Death Underscores the Tragedy and Impact of Sudden Cardiac Arrest
... Jackson's home was near UCLA Medical Center, it was still not sufficient to revive Mr. Jackson because SCA victims usually need immediate CPR and the shock
of an automated external defibrillator (AED) if they are to have any chance of survival. Today's news should be a reminder that CPR is a basic life-s...
Eggland's Best and Award-Winning Fitness Trainer Cathe Friedrich Launch National Health and Fitness Program
...sive "Power Hour" events in New York City.
During these "Power Hours," Cathe will demonstrate a high-energy, innovative exercise workout from her shock
Training System (STS) DVD series that can lead to better health, increased energy and practical weight management when combined with delicious and nut...
NUCYNTA(TM) (tapentadol) CII Immediate Release Tablets Now Available for Relief of Moderate to Severe Acute Pain
...when overdose of NUCYNTA(TM) is suspected. Supportive measures (including oxygen and vasopressors) should be employed in the management of circulatory shock
and pulmonary edema accompanying overdose as indicated. Cardiac arrest or arrhythmias may require cardiac massage or defibrillation.
Protect Your Pets During the Dog (and Cat) Days of Summer
...g from the tongue and mouth
Gum tissue and lips will be tacky and dry
Gum color will be blood red in early stage and turn grey-blue as shock
Seizures or coma occur as the brain overheats
If you suspect your pet is suffering from heatstroke, cool your pet...
Somanetics Reports Second Quarter Results and Extension of Exclusive Distribution Agreement With Covidien
... of oxygen changes in the cerebral and peripheral circulatory systems and may provide an early indication of oxygen deficits associated with impending shock
states and anaerobiosis.
"Early indications are that this new labeling is going to help us continue to drive adoption of our technol...
BioArts International Clones 9-11 Hero Dog - Owner to Receive Five Cloned Puppies June 17 in Los Angeles
...ber 8, 2008 and the last on April 4, 2009. All were born and weaned in Seoul, South Korea, and all are in excellent health.
"9-11 was a terrible shock
for Korean people as well as Americans," said Dr. Hwang by email from Seoul, Korea. "These five clones of Trakr, who saved a human life at Ground Zero...
Sepsis Treatment Offers Lifesaving Potential
...ria-produced toxins from the blood of patients with severe sepsis or septic shock
appears to improve blood circulation and organ function and lower the risk ...move toxins.
The study included 64 patients with severe sepsis or septic shock
who had emergency surgery for intra-abdominal infection. The patients were ...
Consumer Reports 'Best Buy Drug' for Enlarged Prostate Could Save Consumers Nearly $3,000 a Year
...11 million prescriptions written.
"Flomax is just the latest in a series of drugs promoted as blockbusters that, in fact, create more sticker shock
than anything else," says Santa. "The advertising appeal to middle aged men capitalizes on something all men want to avoid -- standing in a restroom ...