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2012-02-10 18:32:17

Mathematical model reveals system of compensating for reduced cellular energy A distinctive pattern of brain activity associated with conditions including deep anesthesia, coma and congenital brain disorders appears to represent the brain's shift into a protective, low-activity state in response to reduced metabolic energy. A mathematical model developed by a Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH)-based research team accurately predicts and explains for the first time how the condition...

2011-11-14 23:04:07

Patients often regain consciousness 3 days or more after arrest Physicians may be making premature predictions about which patients are not likely to survive following cardiac arrest — and even withdrawing care -- before the window in which comatose patients who have received therapeutic hypothermia are most likely to wake up, according to two new studies from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. The research helps to better define the proper timeframe...

2011-11-14 22:30:35

Cardiomyopathy is common among cardiac arrest survivors. The survival and neuroprotective benefits of therapeutic hypothermia is similar in patients with preexisting cardiomyopathy, compared with those patients without cardiomyopathy, according to a scientific poster being presented Nov. 14 at the at the American Heart Association (AHA) scientific sessions in Orlando, Fla. Therefore, the researchers recommended the use of therapeutic hypothermia in patients with the preexisting condition....

2011-11-14 22:29:29

Delay in initiation of therapeutic hypothermia and delay in return of spontaneous circulation (ROSC), evidenced by a palpable pulse or a measurable blood pressure, were both associated with poor neurologic outcomes in post cardiac arrest patients, according to a study being presented Nov. 14 at the at the American Heart Association (AHA) scientific sessions in Orlando, Fla. Also, caregivers who have an appropriate understanding of the patient's post cardiac arrest neurologic state could...

2011-11-14 11:25:16

Penn researchers' probe of social media discussion on cardiac arrest reveals new avenues for public health education Discussion about cardiac arrest on Twitter is common and represents a new opportunity to provide lifesaving information to the public, according to new research from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. The Penn investigators will present two studies (ReSS Abstracts #52 and #53) examining cardiac arrest-information exchange on the social media...

2011-06-24 23:08:04

First analysis of national in-hospital cardiac arrest rate underscores need to identify preventable causes, implement best practices in resuscitation care More than 200,000 people are treated for cardiac arrest in United States hospitals each year, a rate that may be on the rise. The findings are reported online this week in Critical Care Medicine in a University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine-led study. Though cardiac arrest is known to be a chief contributor to in-hospital...

2011-06-16 08:00:00

BROADVIEW HEIGHTS, Ohio, June 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Life Core Technologies, a medical device company that has developed a series of products that improve outcomes by preventing brain damage through a novel approach to therapeutic hypothermia, today announced Michael Burke as president and chief executive officer. Burke will be joining the existing executive team and founders: Dr. Aqeel Sandhu, M.D., current president and CEO, Brian Seitz, chief compliance officer, and Scott...

2011-05-27 21:43:17

Treatment for stroke subset reduces mortality, improves quality of life A new treatment that treats a subset of stroke patients by combining minimally invasive surgery, an imaging technique likened to "GPS for the brain," and the clot-busting drug t-PA appears to be safe and effective, according to a multicenter clinical trial led by Johns Hopkins researchers. The novel treatment, detailed for the first time at this week's European Stroke Conference in Hamburg, Germany, was developed for...


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