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Patient roused from coma by a magnetic field

JOSH VILLA was 26 and driving home after a drink with a friend on 28 August 2005 when his car mounted the kerb and flipped over. Villa was thrown through the windscreen, suffered massive head injuries and fell into a coma. Almost a year later, there was little sign of improvement. "He would open...

Update on Jill Finley Story, Coma Survivor

The Melting Pot to Give Free Fondue for a Year TAMPA, Fla., Sept. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- In response to the story of an Oklahoma City woman who awoke from a two-week coma with a craving for The Melting Pot, the Tampa-based restaurant is honoring her with free fondue for a year. The Me...

Doctor Slipped into Coma after Being Beaten by Crowds

Patna: A doctor in a Bihar village was Monday battling for life after he was beaten by mobs, furious that a patient bitten by a snake had died during treatment. // Dr. Satish Chandra Sharma, who was beaten virtually within an inch of his life at Sursand in Sitamarhi district, was in a coma, o...

Movies Represent Coma In A Wrong Way

Movies often misrepresent coma, in a way that is powerful enough to change public perceptions about the same. If the trend were allowed to continue, it could have a dangerous impact// on real-life situations involving coma, highlights a new study published in the latest issue of Neurology, the scie...

Television soaps showing unrealistic coma survival and recovery

British Medical Journal reports that television soaps or serials give a false picture about coma survival and recovery rates in coma patients. Researchers compiled 10 years data of sufferings felt // by coma patients and found that the rate of survival and recovery shown in television soaps is not...

Soap Opera Coma Patients Have Far Better Prognosis Than In Real Life

American soap operas paint an improbably rosy picture of coma patients' survival and recovery, with potentially important consequences for viewers // , says a study. Tracking storylines containing coma patients over 10 years, researchers found that soap opera patients were far more likely to sur...

Woman In Coma Gives Birth To Daughter

An American woman who had gone into coma when she was four months pregnant, had been proclaimed //as brain dead, and was on life support. Susan Torres, 26, had given birth to a two-month premature daughter, while being on life support. The medical practitioners of the Virginia Hospital Center ...

Polish Man Wakes Up to New World After 19 Years in Coma

WARSAW, A Pole who spent 19 years in a coma has woken up and will now have to adapt to a country where the communists are no longer in power, a television station announced Friday. Railwayman Jan Grzebski fell into a coma after he was hit by a train in 1988, the private channel Polsat said...

Glucose Causes Death of Brain Cells in Rodents Following Hypoglycemic Coma

It was thought that hypoglycemic coma causes brain damage. On the contrary brain damage occurs only when glucose is given to treat the coma//, as discovered by researchers from San Francisco VA Medical Center, during a study on rodents. The study results may have implications on the treatment ...

Girl Comes Out Of Irreversible Coma

The US Government has stopped the removing of life support to an 11-year-old girl after doctors said her condition is improving after four months in a coma. The coma was allegedly caused by the beating// she had received from her stepfather and adoptive mother. The girl had been on a respirator fo...

Tight Management of Type 1 Diabetes Worth the Effort

...ed out that lower HbA1c levels can cause another serious complication -- low blood sugar (hypoglycemia). Severe hypoglycemia that resulted in either a coma or seizure occurred in 16 percent of the DCCT intensive management group, and between 10 percent and 20 percent of the EDC group. Araneo said that bet...

Misdiagnosis of disorders of consciousness still commonplace

...h a team of researchers, including Caroline Schnakers and Joseph Giacino, to compare consensus-based diagnoses of VS and MCS to those based on the JFK coma Recovery Scale-Revised (CRS-R), a well-established standardized neurobehavioral rating scale. Laureys said, "Differentiating the vegetative from the m...

FDA Panel Urges Ban on Vicodin, Percocet

... should only be prescribed by a physician," Teperman said. "If you took an entire bottle of Tylenol Extra Strength, three days later you would be in a coma and needing a liver transplant." More information For more on acetaminophen, visit the U.S. National Library of Medicine . ...

FDA Panel Urges Tough Controls on Acetaminophen Painkillers

... should only be prescribed by a physician," Teperman said. "If you took an entire bottle of Tylenol Extra Strength, three days later you would be in a coma and needing a liver transplant." Klippel said he'd like to see more education for consumers, alerting them to the potential dangers of acetaminoph...

FDA Advisers Urge Smaller Doses of Acetaminophen

... should only be prescribed by a physician," Teperman said. "If you took an entire bottle of Tylenol Extra Strength, three days later you would be in a coma and needing a liver transplant." Klippel said he'd like to see more education for consumers, alerting them to the potential dangers of acetaminoph...

NUCYNTA(TM) (tapentadol) CII Immediate Release Tablets Now Available for Relief of Moderate to Severe Acute Pain

...itantly with NUCYNTA(TM) may exhibit additive CNS depression. Interactive effects resulting in respiratory depression, hypotension, profound sedation, coma or death may result if these drugs are taken in combination with NUCYNTA.(TM) When such combined therapy is contemplated, a dose reduction of one or b...

Protect Your Pets During the Dog (and Cat) Days of Summer

... Gum tissue and lips will be tacky and dry Gum color will be blood red in early stage and turn grey-blue as shock sets in Seizures or coma occur as the brain overheats If you suspect your pet is suffering from heatstroke, cool your pet's head and body with room tempe...

Could standard treatment for traumatic brain injury be wrong?

...the nutrients it needs to optimize recovery. The standard thinking for many years has been that after a TBI, the brain lies in a docile state or coma and thus requires very little energy. But research from the BIRC now shows that the brain's response to trauma requires enormous amounts of energy. ...

Artificial liver may extend lives

...uch acetaminophen pain medicine. If not treated effectively and promptly -- usually by transplantation -- patients experience organ failure, bleeding, coma and death. When a donor organ isn't available or if the patient is too sick for surgery, ELAD could be their only option. ...

Skyscape's Mobile Healthcare Professional Community Crosses the 1 Million Mark

... in the clinical setting, especially in the ER. The calculations and tables cover all types of specialties and come in handy; for example the Glasgow coma Scale in pediatrics or adults in the setting of traumatic brain injuries and gives up to date guidelines as far as administering TPA for ischemic stro...

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

...od changes), spastic quadraparesis (involuntary muscle weakness), seizures, coma and death. In susceptible patients, including those with severe malnutriti...m, dysphagia, lethargy, affective changes, spastic quadriparesis, seizures, coma and death. In susceptible patients, including those with severe malnutriti...

New Data Demonstrate RISPERDAL(R) CONSTA(R) (Risperidone) Long-Acting Treatment May Improve Health Outcomes and Reduce Hospitalizations in Patients with Schizophrenia

...ipsychotic treatment is withdrawn. Hyperglycemia and Diabetes: Hyperglycemia, some cases extreme and associated with ketoacidosis, hyperosmolar coma or death has been reported in patients treated with atypical antipsychotics (APS), including RISPERDAL(R) CONSTA(R). Patients starting treatment with ...

FDA Grants Approval for Use of RISPERDAL(R) CONSTA(R) as Both a Monotherapy and Adjunctive Therapy in the Maintenance Treatment of Bipolar I Disorder

...ipsychotic treatment is withdrawn. Hyperglycemia and Diabetes: Hyperglycemia, some cases extreme and associated with ketoacidosis, hyperosmolar coma or death has been reported in patients treated with atypical antipsychotics (APS), including RISPERDAL(R) CONSTA(R). Patients starting treatment with ...

UCLA study shows traumatic brain injury haunts children for years

... Various levels of TBI in children were included in the studies that were reviewed. The extent of a brain injury is typically based on the "Glasgow coma Scale" or GCS, a standard clinical tool to measure severity of a brain injury. It includes a person's eye/pupil response, motor response, and verbal c...

Third U.S. Swine Flu Death Reported

...econd case involved 33-year-old schoolteacher Judy Trunnell, who suffered from asthma and rheumatoid arthritis and who was 35 weeks' pregnant and in a coma when she died in a Texas hospital on Tuesday. Doctors delivered her baby girl via Cesarean section. On Friday, news reports said Canada had confirm...

Confirmed Swine Flu Cases in U.S. Near 2,300 Mark

...econd case involved 33-year-old schoolteacher Judy Trunnell, who suffered from asthma and rheumatoid arthritis and who was 35 weeks' pregnant and in a coma when she died in a Texas hospital on Tuesday. Doctors delivered her baby girl via Cesarean section. On Friday, news reports said Canada had confirm...

As Swine Flu Cases Mount, CDC Says U.S. Hasn't 'Dodged a Bullet'

...econd case involved 33-year-old schoolteacher Judy Trunnell, who suffered from asthma and rheumatoid arthritis and who was 35 weeks' pregnant and in a coma when she died in a Texas hospital on Tuesday. Doctors delivered her baby girl via Cesarean section. On Friday, news reports said Canada had experie...

Person-to-Person Transmission Now Common Route for Swine Flu in U.S.

...econd case involved 33-year-old schoolteacher Judy Trunnell, who suffered from asthma and rheumatoid arthritis and who was 35 weeks' pregnant and in a coma when she died in a Texas hospital on Tuesday. Doctors delivered her baby girl via Cesarean section. On Friday, the CBC reported that Canadian off...

President Obama's New Knockout Mother's Day Message from Champ

...placed 42-1 odds against Douglas winning that fight. Douglas details how he then started alcohol and food binges to the point of going into a diabetic coma for five (5) days and nearly dying. He was still grieving his mother's passing. Just as President Obama's grandmother, who had raised him along w...

Taking Control of Your Diabetes Conference Returns to Raleigh to Bring Answers, Advocacy and Hope for People With Diabetes

...eature special guest speaker Urban Miyares, blinded Vietnam veteran. Presumed dead following an ambush on his platoon, Miyares was found in a diabetic coma in a body bag, and subsequently diagnosed with diabetes. Miyares has succeeded in his life and career as an entrepreneur, motivational speaker, mento...

Traumatic Brain Injury: UCSF Neurosurgeon Calls For More Research, Improved Treatment Standard

...arena," Manley said. "Even the way we classify TBI is completely outdated." The current classification system, known as the Glasgow coma Scale (GSC), divides a patient's TBI into the extremely broad categories of mild, moderate and severe, and fails to take into account the specifics of...

TV News Coverage Reports on InnerCool's CoolBlue System Treatment of Cardiac Shock Patient Following Childbirth at Rush Hospital, Chicago

...hicago. The baby was saved as a result of physicians performing an emergency Caesarean section surgery - however the mother was clinging to life in a coma and was considered likely to be "brain dead." Over 40 minutes and a series of electric shocks the mother was resuscitated while she was simultaneousl...

Otsuka America Pharmaceutical, Inc. Announces the Appointment of Mark Altmeyer as President and Chief Executive Officer

...ination, or hunger, your blood sugar should be monitored. Increases in blood sugar levels (hyperglycemia), in some cases serious and associated with coma or death, have been reported in patients taking ABILIFY(R) (aripiprazole) and medicines like it Lightheadedness or faintness caused b...

FDA Warns of Skin-Numbing Drug Dangers

...agency news release, the drugs can be absorbed into the bloodstream and cause reactions such as irregular heartbeat, seizures, breathing difficulties, coma or even death. Women considering using a topical anesthetic before a mammogram should talk to their physician first, the FDA said. The agency also...

Lilly Resolves Investigations of Past Zyprexa Marketing and Promotional Practices

...nts with dementia-related psychosis treated with Zyprexa. Hyperglycemia, in some cases extreme and associated with ketoacidosis or hyperosmolar coma or death, has been reported in patients treated with atypical antipsychotics, including Zyprexa. While relative risk estimates are inconsistent...

Each State to Receive Report Card Grading Their Progress in Passing Model Traffic Safety Laws

...mom who has been fighting for passage of a primary enforcement seat belt law since her son Greg, age 23, died on Christmas 1994 following a 3-1/2 year coma caused by injuries in a car crash in which he was not buckled up. After repeated tries, the Virginia legislature has failed to pass this lifesaving l...

It's A Merry Christmas for Baby John After Mother Michelle's Life-Saving Transplant

... happen for mom or baby. At the peak of the August crisis, doctors had no idea whether they could rescue Michelle from liver-failure-induced coma and death, let alone save the baby who was still 14 weeks before his due date. And doctors at both hospitals believe that never before have back-to-ba...

BiomagScience Introduces Breakthrough Health Therapy Kits

...ess acquaintance from Santa Barbara. His 50-year-old mother had gone into a coma from acute pancreatitis and was not expected to live. Getting the doctor's ...hospital shortly thereafter and resumed living a healthy life. Another coma case led the development of the Organ Group Energizing (OGE) Circuit Therap...

Patients in Minimally Conscious State May Still Feel Pain

...sessing MCS patients' levels of conscious pain based on their behavior, according to background information in the study by Dr. Steven Laureys, of the coma Science Group at the University of Liege, Belgium, and colleagues. They compared brain activity following electrical stimulation of the median nerv...

Out of Iraq emerges hope for those with the severest of head injuries

...d, where all U.S. soldiers in Iraq with severe brain injuries are treated. Such patients are often evaluated with a standard tool known as the Glasgow coma Scale, which describes their level of neurological activity. The scale goes from 3 to 15, with a lower score indicating severe injury; the tool measur...
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