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2009-01-26 14:33:41

A study of the medical emergencies on board two airlines found fainting is the most common in-flight medical emergency, U.S. and German researchers said. Michael Sand led a team of researchers from the University of Bochum in Germany and the University of California, Los Angeles, analyzed 10,189 different emergencies. Although in-flight medical emergencies are rare in general, they can have a significant effect on other passengers and crew, potentially with operational implications for the...

2009-01-23 14:02:27

Fainting is the most common in-flight medical emergency. Research recently published in BioMed Central's open access journal Critical Care details the number, type and frequency of medical emergencies on board two airlines. Michael Sand led a team of researchers from the University of Bochum, Germany, and the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), who analyzed 10,189 different emergencies. He said, "Although in-flight medical emergencies are rare in general, they can have a significant...

2008-10-22 12:00:51

AspenBio Pharma, Inc. (NASDAQ: APPY), an emerging bio-pharmaceutical company dedicated to the development of novel drugs and diagnostics for humans and animals, reported the enrollment level in the ongoing FDA 510(k) clinical trial for AppyScore(TM), the world's first blood-based diagnostic test for human appendicitis, has reached approximately 70%. As of October 18, 2008, there were 553 patients enrolled in the ongoing clinical trial in which 800 patient enrollments will complete the...

2008-10-07 12:00:52

A U.S. study shows computerized tomography scans change the initial ER treatment plans of more than one-quarter of all suspected appendicitis patients. University of Washington Harborview Medical Center researchers in Seattle studied 100 adult patients admitted to the center's emergency department for symptoms of appendicitis. The treatment plans of those patients were assessed before and after CT scans and then compared. Results showed "treatment plans changed in 29 percent of patients...

2008-10-06 15:05:00

Adult onset appendicitis is a common condition whose cause is unclear, but Canadian researchers have linked it to air pollution. Dr. Gilaad G. Kaplan of the University of Calgary and colleagues identified more than 5,000 adults who were hospitalized for appendicitis in Calgary from 1999 to 2006. The team used data from Environment Canada's National Air Pollution Surveillance monitors that collect hourly levels of ozone, nitrogen dioxide, sulfur dioxide, carbon monoxide and particulate matter...

2008-09-04 15:00:36

AspenBio Pharma, Inc. (NASDAQ: APPY) an emerging bio-pharmaceutical company dedicated to the development of novel drugs and diagnostics for humans and animals, reported enrollment levels are approaching fifty percent in the ongoing FDA 510(k) clinical trial for AppyScore(TM), the world's first blood-based diagnostic tool for human appendicitis. Since the trial commenced in late June 2008, enrollment rates have accelerated, as the number of participating institutions have expanded and all...

2008-08-28 03:00:19

By Monaco, John E For a decade I have committed myself to raising the consciousness of one of the greatest public health crises ever to face the children of this country and much of the industrialized world. Not only is this problem still with us, but also it has actually worsened, to the point that overweight kids now have become the "new normal." Illnesses related to obesity have increased in frequency, new complications have been revealed, and for the first time in modern history, the...

2008-06-27 09:03:10

AspenBio Pharma has initiated a clinical trial to support the FDA 510(k) application for the AppyScore human appendicitis blood-based diagnostic test. Enrollment of the first patients in the independent, blind, multicenter study began earlier, which will include patients from a large children's hospital. The study is focused on patients arriving at hospital emergency rooms with a primary complaint of abdominal pain. This is further narrowed with criteria related to medical history and...

2008-06-26 09:03:12

AspenBio Pharma, Inc. (NASDAQ: APPY) an emerging bio-pharmaceutical company dedicated to the development of novel drugs and diagnostics for humans and animals, has officially initiated a clinical trial to support the FDA 510(k) application for the AppyScore(TM) Human Appendicitis blood-based diagnostic test. Enrollment of the first patients in the independent, blind, multicenter study began this week, which will include patients from a large children's hospital. The study is focused on...

2008-01-29 03:00:00

By Lopez, Peter P Cohn, Stephen M; Popkin, Charles A; Jackowski, Julie; Michalek, Joel E Diagnosing appendicitis continues to be a difficult task for clinicians. The use of routine CT scan has been advocated to improve the accuracy of diagnosing appendicitis. When compared with the use of clinical examination alone, CT scan was not significantly different with regard to making the diagnosis of appendicitis in women of childbearing age. The use of computed tomography in making the diagnosis...


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Laparoscopy
2013-03-04 09:24:55

A laparoscopy is an invasive surgical procedure used in abdominal area but is much less invasive than the preceding methods. Small incisions are made in the abdomen or pelvic area in which the camera and tools are introduced to perform the surgery or inspect the area. The method before the laparoscopy involved cutting open the area completely with longer healing time and more complications. Although in the pediatric populations, abscesses have a tendency to form around the incision sites....

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Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.