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2010-11-15 12:42:27

Heart experts at Johns Hopkins say that physicians might be drawing conclusions too soon about irreversible brain damage in patients surviving cardiac arrest whose bodies were for a day initially chilled into a calming coma. The chilling, known as therapeutic hypothermia, is one of the few medical practices known to improve brain recovery after sudden heart stoppages, with brain recovery usually assessed three days after the incident. The therapy, recommended in American Heart Association...

2010-11-04 01:41:49

Scientists at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center, University of Helsinki and Stanford University have developed a technique to keep normal and cancerous prostate tissue removed during surgery alive and functioning normally in the laboratory for up to a week. The new technique could not only enhance research of prostate biology and cancer, but also hasten the creation of individualized medicines for prostate cancer patients, the investigators say. Previous attempts to culture live prostate...

2010-10-20 07:30:00

MARLBORO, Mass., Oct. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Skyscape, a global leader in clinical decision support for mobile devices and wholly owned subsidiary of Physicians Interactive Holdings, announced today that it has obtained a non-exclusive license to provide mobile service of the Johns Hopkins POC-IT Diabetes Guide to health care professionals. Skyscape currently releases mobile versions of the POC-IT Antibiotic (ABX) and HIV Guides. Developed by the Johns Hopkins POC-IT Center (point-of-care /...

2010-09-25 00:34:58

New Johns Hopkins research suggests race plays a factor in accident survival African-American victims of motorcycle crashes were 1.5 times more likely to die from their injuries than similarly injured whites, even though many more of the African-American victims were wearing helmets at the time of injury, according to a new study by Johns Hopkins researchers. Results of the research revealing these racial disparities, published in the August issue of the American Journal of Surgery, suggest...

2010-09-07 07:00:00

PROVIDENCE, R.I., Sept. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- CleanBrands LLC is providing Johns Hopkins Children's Center (www.hopkinschildrens.org) in-kind support for a critical clinical trial that will help investigators better understand the link between childhood asthma and the presence of mouse allergen in urban homes. CleanBrands LLC will donate CleanRest® (www.cleanrest.com) mattress and pillow encasements in the homes of 350 children in the greater Boston, MA, and Baltimore, MD,...

2010-08-30 14:30:00

Governor O'Malley to Lead Dignitaries at Shady Grove Groundbreaking ROCKVILLE, Md., Aug. 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A $200 million satellite campus for the National Cancer Institute will get its official start in Rockville September 1, with elected leaders saluting the initiative and the collaboration that forged it. Governor Martin O'Malley will lead a list of dignitaries including U.S. Senator Benjamin L. Cardin, Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett and other elected leaders....

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2010-07-22 09:11:26

The birth of a baby is usually a joyous event, but when a child is born too early, worrisome complications can occur, including serious health problems for the baby and steep medical bills for the family. To address this, Johns Hopkins graduate students and their faculty adviser have invented a new system to pick up very early signs that a woman is going into labor too soon. The normal length of a pregnancy is 40 weeks, while babies born before 37 weeks gestation are considered to be preterm....

2010-07-20 13:10:00

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., July 20 /PRNewswire/ -- A world leader in clinical care, research and medical education intends to join forces with Florida's leader in pediatric specialty care for the betterment of children. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100720/FL37809LOGO-a ) (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100720/FL37809LOGO-a ) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100720/FL37809LOGO-b ) (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100720/FL37809LOGO-b ) Johns...

2010-06-09 14:22:00

Surgeons at Johns Hopkins have safely and effectively operated inside the brains of a dozen patients by making a small entry incision through the natural creases of an eyelid to reach the skull and deep brain. They say access to the skull and brain through either lid, formally known as a transpalpebral orbitofrontal craniotomy, sharply contrasts with the more laborious, physically damaging and invasive, traditional means of entry used in brain surgery that requires opening the top half of 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...


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  • To talk saucily.
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