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2013-11-05 11:58:10

A large body of evidence shows that spinal circuits are significantly affected by training, and that intrinsic circuits that drive locomotor tasks are located in lumbosacral spinal segments in rats with complete spinal cord transection. However, after incomplete lesions, the effect of treadmill training has been debated, which is likely because of the difficulty of separating spontaneous stepping from specific training-induced effects. According to a study published in the Neural Regeneration...

2013-10-31 08:31:59

Studies also show sepsis hospitalizations on the rise, while fewer than half of American adults even know what sepsis is. SAN DIEGO, Oct. 31, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- With much of the country focused on the rollout of Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (also known as Obamacare), the nation's leading sepsis patient advocacy group praised the findings of a recent study, which found that the most expensive condition treated in hospitals is sepsis, accounting for over $20 billion in...

First Aid Teams Use Pocket Manual To Improve Heart Attack Survival
2013-10-30 11:29:13

European Society of Cardiology First aid teams are set to improve the survival of heart attack patients with the first pocket-sized manual on acute cardiac conditions. The toolkit was created by expert members of the Acute Cardiovascular Care Association (ACCA) of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) to help first aid teams across Europe make the best decisions in seconds after a heart attack. The Acute Cardiovascular Care Association Clinical Decision-Making Toolkit is available...

2013-10-29 23:35:22

Honey has been used since ancient times as a therapy for fighting infections in wounds. Though its popularity died down with the invention of antibiotics, it's recently seen a re-emergence and is likely to popularize immensely over the next few years. Brooklyn, NY (PRWEB) October 29, 2013 Although honey is one of the most ancient conventional therapies for fighting infections, its popularity waned in the early 20th century when antibiotics popularized. However, in recent years,...

2013-10-25 10:30:00

A year ago this month, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention activated its Emergency Operations Center as part of the response to the tragic outbreak of fungal meningitis linked to three contaminated lots of preservative-free methylprednisolone acetate (MPA) produced by the New England Compounding Center (NECC). As of October 23, 2013, there have been 751 cases of fungal meningitis and other infections associated with this outbreak; 64 of these patients have died. Since July 2013,...

2013-10-24 23:20:33

Reportbuyer.com just published a new market research report: Acute Renal Failure (ARF) (Acute Kidney Injury) Global Clinical Trials Review, H2, 2013. London (PRWEB) October 24, 2013 Summary GlobalData's clinical trial report, “Acute Renal Failure (ARF) (Acute Kidney Injury) Global Clinical Trials Review, H2, 2013" provides data on the Acute Renal Failure (ARF) (Acute Kidney Injury) clinical trial scenario. This report provides elemental information and data relating to the...

2013-10-23 23:00:24

http://www.DrugNews.net is the web’s premier source for prescription device warnings, research, side effects and legal news. Visit the DrugNews Center today. New York, NY (PRWEB) October 23, 2013 The medication safety advocates at DrugNews.net are alerting patients taking the blood thinner Pradaxa of new information on the site. Records released this week from a special federal court show the number of lawsuits alleging the drug caused internal bleeding have risen*. DrugNews offers the...

Flu Shot Reduces Cardiac Risk
2013-10-23 10:10:01

[ Watch the Video: Getting A Flu Shot Could Help Your Cardiovascular Health ] Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In addition to preventing a seasonal illness, the flu vaccine may reduce the risk of heart attack, according to a new study in The Journal of the American Medical Association. For individuals who have already had a heart attack or stroke, the vaccination was shown to decrease the risk by over 50 percent, the international team of study researchers found....

2013-10-22 08:31:56

GENEVA, Ill., Oct. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Argentum Medical, an industry leading manufacturer of metallic silver based antimicrobial wound dressings, announced today that it has been awarded a contract by Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA). Under this contract, Argentum Medical will conduct studies to evaluate the use of its Silverlon® brand burn and wound trauma dressings for potential use on patients affected by mass casualty incidents involving...

2013-10-22 08:31:25

ANAHEIM, Calif., Oct. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Questcor Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: QCOR) announced today that it will commence a Phase 2 study to explore the efficacy and safety of H.P. Acthar® Gel (repository corticotropin injection) for Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS). The Company's Investigational New Drug (IND) application for the study has been reviewed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and is now active. ARDS is an acute life-threatening lung condition...


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Coronary Angiography
2013-07-29 11:05:01

A coronary angiography, also known as a coronary catheterization, is a procedure that gives both visual and tactical access to coronary circulation and blood filled chambers of the heart for both diagnostic and interventional purposes. It is one of many diagnostic tests used in cardiology. More specifically, coronary catheterization recognizes occlusion, stenosis, thrombosis or aneurismal enlargement of the walls of the coronary arteries; heart chamber size; heart muscle contraction...

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
2013-04-30 13:21:44

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation, commonly known as CPR, is an emergency procedure performed in an effort to preserve brain function and manually pump blood through to the body’s vital organs, until further measures are taken to restore spontaneous circulation. CPR is indicated in cardiac arrest patients, but may also be performed on patients with an unresponsive presentation or those experiencing agonal breaths or severe and prolonged arrhythmias such as bradycardia or tachycardia. The first...

Precordial Thump
2012-12-31 12:53:08

The precordial thump is an application of mechanical energy through a calculated strike to the torso when in a specific fatal heart rhythm. This procedure is used in very specific circumstances by highly trained health professionals with ACLS certifications. The Procedure While in the presence of a patient that is suffering a potentially fatal heart rhythm, a medical provider can strike a calculated point on the sternum to disrupt that rhythm. The energy transferred by the provider is...

Temperature Examination
2012-11-26 23:06:36

Taking a patient's temperature is an initial part of a full clinical examination. The moment the medical provider comes within inches of the patient’s skin, they can tell if there is a change in the patient’s temperature. Heat radiates from a febrile patient, skin becomes clammy when cardiac output is reduced, and cold skin can be an ominous sign when combined with other negative findings. Temperature is an important indicator for patient status. How the Temperature is Attained...

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