Assessing parental awareness and attitudes toward leaving children unattended inside locked cars and the risk of vehicular heat strokes

ConclusionConsidering the high temperatures in the Gulf region, the prevalence of vehicular heat stroke secondary to locking children inside vehicles is nontrivial. Awareness programs for parents and caregivers are strongly encouraged.
Source: International Journal of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine - Category: Pediatrics Source Type: research

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AbstractHeat stroke (HS) is a fatal disease caused by thermal damage in the body, and it has a very high mortality rate. In 2015, the People ’s Liberation Army Professional Committee of Critical Care Medicine published the first expert consensus on HS in China,Expert consensus on standardized diagnosis and treatment for heat stroke. With an increased understanding of HS and new issues that emerged during the HS treatment in China in recent years, the 2015 consensus no longer meet the requirements for HS prevention and treatment. It is necessary to update the consensus to include the latest research evidence and estab...
Source: Military Medical Research - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research
Authors: Hirayama I, Inokuchi R, Ueda Y, Doi K PMID: 31915313 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Internal Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Intern Med Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: This nurse-driven technology offers a new means to rapidly deploy cooling to critically ill patients without needing to implement advanced surgical approaches or obstruct access to the patient, freeing the provider to continue optimal care in high-morbidity conditions.
Source: Journal of Neuroscience Nursing - Category: Neuroscience Tags: Case Study Source Type: research
(University of Missouri-Columbia) One day, soldiers could cool down on the military battlefield -- preventing heat stroke or exhaustion -- by using 'wearable air conditioning,' an on-skin device designed by engineers at the University of Missouri. The device, which provides approximately 11 degrees Fahrenheit of cooling to the human body, includes numerous human health care applications such as the ability to monitor blood pressure, electrical activity of the heart and the level of skin hydration.
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news
Exertional heat illness, including muscle cramps, heat syncope, heat exhaustion, and heat stroke, occur each year in athletes and military soldiers. Exertional heat stroke, the most concerning type of exertional heat illness, is a life-threatening condition defined clinically by a core body temperature greater than 104° F (40°C) and central nervous system dysfunction. Heat stroke may lead to multiorgan failure and death and is one of the leading causes of nontraumatic death in athletes participating in outdoor activities. Current recommendations are discussed regarding prehospital and first responder care of exerti...
Source: Current Orthopaedic Practice - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Special Focus: Sports Medicine Source Type: research
Title: Heat Stroke (A Very Serious Condition)Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 8/4/1999 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/11/2019 12:00:00 AM
Source: MedicineNet Exercise and Fitness General - Category: Podiatry Source Type: news
ConclusionConsidering the high temperatures in the Gulf region, the prevalence of vehicular heat stroke secondary to locking children inside vehicles is nontrivial. Awareness programs for parents and caregivers are strongly encouraged.
Source: International Journal of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine - Category: Pediatrics Source Type: research
We present a case of heat stroke resulting in acute liver injury (ALI) successfully treated with intravenous N-acetylcysteine (NAC).
Source: The American Journal of Emergency Medicine - Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Source Type: research
Introduction: Heat stroke is defined as high body temperature causing multiple organ failure, psychological change, seizure, and consciousness disturbance, which lead to its high mortality rate. However, the involvement of brain injury is rare, and heat-stroke has only been reported in a few case reports or case series. The purpose of this case study was to evaluate the clinical symptoms and radiological features of heat stroke. Methods: We reviewed our hospital records and previously published reports to find cases of heat stroke.
Source: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases - Category: Neurology Authors: Source Type: research
Conclusions In 10-km road races, injury rates are low compared with longer races in similar weather conditions. Common medical issues can be managed with basic resources in the on-site medical tent. Green flag start race conditions may not predict race safety with regard to exertional heat stroke risk. There were no deaths in nearly 100,000 finishers.
Source: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise - Category: Sports Medicine Tags: CLINICAL SCIENCES Source Type: research
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