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Spurious Drugs is a Leading Cause of Casualties Among Drug Users

While the consumption of narcotics substances is potentially lethal in itself, a more potent menace is the increasing supply of spurious drugs //that is leading to a higher casualty rate among drug users in India, especially when consumed with alcohol, according to experts. 'The 'impure' drugs...

Computer Program Helps Hospitals Prepare For Mass Casualties

Johns Hopkins emergency medicine specialists have developed a tool to help hospitals prepare for disasters with the potential to overwhelm services//. The Electronic Mass Casualty Assessment & Planning Scenarios (EMCAPS) computer program calculates the impact of such crises as a flu epidemic, ...

20,000 Cholera Cases In Angola, 1,000 Casualties

Medical aid group Doctors without Borders, which is working in Angola to contain the cholera outbreak there says that 20,000 cases have come to light so far with 1,000 deaths//. Cholera is an acute intestinal infection, which is caused in most cases by drinking contaminated water. “It’s still ...

Life-Saving 'Thermal Angel' Blood Warmer Is Immediately Available For Use By U.S. Troops In Harm's Way

...dical device -- has become a mission-critical component of combat casualty care. "The Thermal Angel is being extensively used by the Marines to treat casualties in their portable operating rooms, the Forward Resuscitative Surgical System (FRSS). In fact, our product is so effective that we've sold it to every ...

Team Develops Anti-Infection Technology

...ese pioneering techniques could be important to the United States because of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan," Li says. "The treatment of battlefield casualties is expensive, and the infection rate runs from 2 percent to 15 percent. In some cases, because the organisms have developed resistance, antibiotics do...

Study finds air traffic control tracking method reduces errors in trauma management

...arios with six groups of senior medical students, each with five to 30 mock casualties as part of training session at the Emergency Medical Support Level II facil...cial security number or patient location, or in determining total number of casualties (both were 92 percent). However, the air traffic control method was able to...

HDNet World Report Investigates an Alarming String of Murders Committed by Iraq War Veterans

...former soldiers at Ft. Carson, Colorado 'Ft. Carson Killings: The New casualties of War' airs on HDNet, Tuesday, June 2 at 9:00 p.m. ET DALLAS, May 28 ...n incarceration. HDNet World Report - " Ft. Carson Killings: The New casualties of War " premieres on HDNet, Tuesday, June 2 at 9:00 p.m. ET with a re-air ...

Physicians for Human Rights Calls for the Release of Sri Lankan Doctors

...urity forces will use excessive force or torture in retaliation against them for providing detailed information about government shelling and civilian casualties in the conflict zone to outside media and human rights organizations. The Sri Lankan Prevention of Terrorism Act grants security forces broad arrest a...

Virtuoso(R) Affirms Travel Amidst H1N1 Flu Scare

...in travel in the first quarter of the year." Virtuoso states that while the flu's effect on humans is undeniably tragic, one of the very real casualties of this outbreak has been the already ailing economy. Mexico City alone is estimating losses at over $60 million a day. The SARS epidemic in 2003, w...

Combat Injuries: A Matter of Life and Death

... Improved training of corpsmen and medics in treating traumatic injuries. Another military innovation is the practice of moving casualties through a string of medical facilities with increasing expertise. Damage control orthopaedics, such as rapid amputation and fracture stabilization, is...
Casualties in Medical Technology

U.S. Naval Medical Research Center Resubmits IND Application for Proposed 'RESUS' Clinical Trial in Trauma Patients in the Out-of-Hospital Setting

...MRC has developed protocols for trials in civilian casualties in the United States and abroad (RESUS) as well as... trial of Hemopure for resuscitation of operations casualties with severe traumatic hemorrhagic shock, when bloo...le. The proposed trial hypothesis is that for such casualties Hemopure will improve survival and other clinical ...

Advances in Science and Treatment of Pain Presented at 25th Annual American Academy of Pain Medicine Meeting January 28 - 31, 2009

...s Adrenal Corticosteroids, Poster 221 Catastrophizing About Pain & Enhanced Pro-Inflammatory Pain Response Poster 250 Pain Surveys of casualties from the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars, Posters 252 and 253 Outcomes of a Community-Based Pain Management Program, Poster 261 Public Opinion ...

U.S. Naval Medical Research Center Resubmits IND Application for Proposed 'Op RESUS' Clinical Trial in Trauma Patients in the Battlefield Setting

...ol for a Phase 2 clinical trial of Hemopure for resuscitation of operations casualties with severe traumatic hemorrhagic shock, when blood transfusion is not available. The proposed trial hypothesis is that for such casualties Hemopure will improve survival and other clinical parameters, and will be r...

PharmAthene Initiates Phase I Clinical Trial of Nerve Agent Bioscavenger Protexia(R)

...anophosphate poisons (e.g. nerve agents) before they cause neurological damage. Protexia(R) is being developed as a pre- and post-exposure therapy for casualties on the battlefield or civilian victims of nerve agent attacks. Nerve agents belong to a class of compounds known as organophosphate (OP) agents. OP ne...

PharmAthene Presents Data for Protexia(R) and Valortim(R) at 2008 BARDA Industry Conference / PHEMCE Stakeholders Workshop

...anophosphate poisons (e.g. nerve agents) before they cause neurological damage. Protexia(R) is being developed as a pre- and post-exposure therapy for casualties on the battlefield or civilian victims of nerve agent attacks. Nerve agents belong to a class of compounds known as organophosphate (OP) agents. OP ne...

Copper Eliminates Resistant Hospital Germs in a Worldwide Field Test

...d from surfaces with cooper alloys. Experience has shown that door handles and light switches are the most frequent surfaces of transmission. 50,000 casualties in Europe alone every year According to serious estimates, more than half a million of such nosocomial infections - i.e. caught in the clinic - occu...

U.S. Navy Submits Protocol for Field Trauma Trial of Hemopure(R)

...bin glutamer - 250 (bovine)], or HBOC-201, for resuscitation of operational casualties with severe traumatic hemorrhagic shock without availability of blood transfusions. The proposed trial hypotheses is that for such casualties Hemopure will improve survival and other clinical parameters, and will be r...

Hospital Launches Landmark Emergency Medicine Project

...as one of the few hospitals in the country to play a major role in response to both events. The hospital was the destination for all critically burned casualties from the attack on the Pentagon and a month later treated hundreds of patients who feared possible anthrax exposure after anthrax was found on Capitol...
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Dengue fever

...ms and risk factors of this mosquito-borne illness. ... Dengue fever is a disease — ranging from ... Safety Precautions for Dengue Fever casualties ... They are most often found in children who have been previously had Dengue fever . ... mdtravelhealth.com - complete travel health informati...
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US Air Force grant targets medical evacuation procedures

... the body and the timing of strategic medical evacuation movements. For this study, UC researchers will investigate how early evacuation of combat casualties affects the body's inflammatory response, possibly predisposing already critically wounded people to death from related complications. "We need to...

USGS science picks -- leads, feeds and story seeds

...hts: Major Earthquake in China Results in casualties and Severe Damage Disaster Earthquake Scenario U...science) Major Earthquake in China Results in casualties and Severe Damage A magnitude-7.9 earthquake o...f this earthquake, there have been at least 34,000 casualties and severe damage in the nearby mountainous areas....

It's official: The carbon crisis is lethal for coral reefs

...d Ocean Acidification. The livelihoods of 100 million people living along the coasts of tropical developing countries will be among the first major casualties of rising levels of carbon in the atmosphere, says Professor Hoegh-Guldberg. The warmer and more acidic oceans caused by the rise of carbon dioxide...

Chernobyl: The true scale of the accident

...0). These three major cohorts were subjected to higher doses of radiation amongst all the people exposed to Chernobyl radiation. The estimated 4000 casualties may occur during the lifetime of about 600,000 people under consideration. As about quarter of them will eventually die from spontaneous cancer not ca...

Stem Cells to Solve the Blood Shortage Problem?

...ries of those who are directly involved. In the aftermath of the disaster, academics and politicians alike are trying to investigate how the number of casualties could have been reduced and, more important, how such severe damage can be avoided if a tsunami ever strikes again. In an essay published this week in...

Could better mangrove habitats have spared lives in the 2004 tsunami?

...ries of those who are directly involved. In the aftermath of the disaster, academics and politicians alike are trying to investigate how the number of casualties could have been reduced and, more important, how such severe damage can be avoided if a tsunami ever strikes again. In an essay published this week in...

Study Models Impact Of Anthrax Vaccine

... if an antibiotic-resistant strain of anthrax were used in an attack. “Our study highlights the need for rapid distribution of antibiotics to minimize casualties from an anthrax outbreak,?explained Ron Brookmeyer, PhD, lead author of the study and professor in the Department of Biostatistics at the Bloomberg Sc...
Casualties in Biological Technology

Biopure Announces 2008 Third Quarter Financial Results

...unity notification and the right to opt out rather than individual patient consent. The NMRC has proposed subsequently a similar protocol for military casualties in the field called Op RESUS with subjects who would sign an informed consent prospectively. The Company postponed the meeting we had planned to req...

Biopure Announces 2008 Second Quarter Financial Results

...y $3.4 million for the development of HBOC-201 for a project entitled: A Multifunctional Blood Substitute for Field Resuscitation of Polytrauma Combat casualties with Brain Injury and Concomitant Hemorrhagic Shock. This project is part of the Post Traumatic Stress Disorder/Traumatic Brain Injury Research Progra...

Cleveland Clinic and Rutgers to Lead Newly Formed Institute for War Wounded

...e devastation of war firsthand and commends the AFIRM project. "Early in my career, I served as an Air Force surgeon in Vietnam where I saw military casualties firsthand and witnessed the impact of combat injuries on the fine men and women of our Armed Forces," Dr. Cosgrove said. "I am honored that Cleveland ...
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