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Pregnant Women With High Risk For Preeclampsia Should Be On Low-Dose Aspirin Regimen: Study
2014-04-08 14:08:39

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Marked by high blood pressure and elevated levels of protein in the urine, preeclampsia is the leading cause of death for pregnant women. New guidelines released by the US Preventative Services Task Force now recommend that pregnant women at high risk for preeclampsia take a steady low dose of aspirin as a preventative measure starting after 12 weeks of pregnancy. High-risk women include those who have a history with the condition,...

2014-04-03 11:08:53

Muscle weakness associated with physical impairments 2 years later Patients have substantial physical impairments even two years after being discharged from the hospital after a stay in an intensive care unit (ICU), new Johns Hopkins research suggests. The scientists found that for every day of bed rest in the ICU, muscle strength was between 3 and 11 percent lower over the following months and years. "Even a single day of bed rest in the ICU has a lasting impact on weakness, which...

2013-05-22 20:22:19

LAGUNA HILLS, Calif., May 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Advanced Prenatal Therapeutics (APT), a privately held company, is developing a medical device that will help alleviate the high blood pressure and other symptoms associated with preeclampsia. APT's targeted apheresis cartridge is expected to be the first medical device specifically designed to treat preeclampsia, a leading cause of maternal and fetal death. Every year, preeclampsia affects approximately 300,000 pregnant women in the United...

2013-02-02 23:01:57

World-champion triathlete Barbara Edelston Peterson presents a guide to adapt and thrive for the more than one million people who face an extended period of bed rest. (PRWEB) February 02, 2013 Making the Most of Bed Rest provides a one-of-a-kind guide to turning recuperation into a productive and rewarding experience. Forced to spend months in bed during her first pregnancy and then again after a sustaining a bone fracture from a fall, author Barbara Edelston Peterson knows what it takes to...

‘Pillownauts’ Stay At Six Degrees Of Inclination For 3 Weeks
2012-12-04 15:53:42

ESA Stay in a tilted bed for weeks with your head at the lower end and your body starts to change as if it were ageing prematurely or living in space. Twelve volunteers in ESA´s bedrest study are enduring the testing experience. The ℠pillownauts´ have to stay in a bed for 21 days that is inclined at 6º. The rule is that at least one shoulder and their hips must be in contact with the bed at all times, even when they eat, wash and go to the toilet. As their...

Bedrest Study Examines How The Body Changes In Space
2012-11-12 16:24:52

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online The European Space Agency (ESA) has enlisted 12 volunteers to spend 21 days in bed in an experiment to help understand how astronauts' bodies change in space. The volunteers in this bedrest study will undergo regular and intensive daily activities, including tests and examinations, but without stepping foot on the ground. The ESA said their volunteers would not be allowed to get up for anything, including a breath of fresh...

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2010-05-10 14:20:00

NASA-sponsored studies have found that omega-3 fatty acids found in fish oil may play a role in mitigating bone breakdown that occurs during spaceflight and in osteoporosis. Ongoing research for decades has looked for ways to stop bone density loss in astronauts. The solution could have significant implications for space travelers and those susceptible to bone loss on Earth. The studies' results are published in the May issue of the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research. The paper reports on...

2010-05-10 11:46:00

WASHINGTON, May 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA-sponsored studies have found that omega-3 fatty acids found in fish oil may play a role in mitigating bone breakdown that occurs during spaceflight and in osteoporosis. Ongoing research for decades has looked for ways to stop bone density loss in astronauts. The solution could have significant implications for space travelers and those susceptible to bone loss on Earth. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The...

2010-04-09 08:38:51

Sedation cut back so patients can exercise, which speeds recovery A new report from critical care experts at Johns Hopkins shows that use of prescription sedatives goes down by half so that mild exercise programs can be introduced to the care of critically ill patients in the intensive care unit (ICU). Curtailing use of the drowsiness-inducing medications not only allows patients to exercise, which is known to reduce muscle weakness linked to long periods of bed rest, but also reduces bouts...

2009-09-21 15:44:17

Critical care experts at Johns Hopkins are reporting initial success in boosting recovery and combating muscle wasting among critically ill, mostly bed-bound patients using any one of a trio of mild physical therapy exercises during their stays in the intensive care unit (ICU). "ICU-related muscle weakness is the number one factor in prolonging a patient's recovery and delaying their return to a normal life, including work and recreational activities," says critical care specialist Dale...