22 hrs ago
Los Angeles Times
Would you worry first about saving a life or an EpiPen-related lawsuit?
A trainer in the Michigan schools instructs teachers and other staff on how to use an epinephrine auto-injector. Michigan was ahead of California in stocking the life-saving devices in schools and training staff to use them in an emergency.
23 hrs ago
UTMB professor implements lifesaving protocol for school children with severe allergies
As the number of children with food allergies in the U.S. increases, so does the risk of children having a severe, potentially life-threatening allergic reaction called anaphylaxis on school campuses. School nurses often have treatment plans in place for students with diagnosed allergies, but many children have their first allergic reactions at school, where a specific medication, such as EpiPen epinephrine injectors, may not be available and a response protocol may not be in place.
Mon Sep 15, 2014
Fire Rescue Magazine
Push Dose Epinehrine as a Temporizing Measure for Drugs Causing Hypotension
You transport a 55-year-old male to the hospital on continuous positive airway pressure for respiratory distress and fever. Initially, the CPAP at a pressure of 10 cm of water improved the patient's oxygen saturation from 73% to 93%.
Sat Sep 13, 2014
Study Finds New Insights Into Chemical Imbalance in Schizophrenia
Neurons in schizophrenia patients secrete greater amounts of dopamine, norepinephrine, and epinephrine - three neurotransmitters commonly linked to a range of psychiatric disorders. The findings, published in the journal Stem Cell Reports , confirms and enhances the theory of a chemical basis for schizophrenia.
Fri Sep 12, 2014
Protect your child this school year with an allergy action plan: Advice from Doctor Mom
The start of a new school year is an exciting time for parents and children alike, but when your child has life-threatening allergies, this can also be a time of fear and worry: Will the school understand his diet restrictions? Can they provide a nurse to administer her medication if she needs it? Who will watch him closely enough to make sure he is safe? These are all questions at the forefront of the minds of parents with a child diagnosed with allergies. When your child has a history of severe allergic reactions or anaphylaxis, it is important to work closely with your child's physician, teachers and school to develop an allergy action plan.
Sacramento Bee Newspaper
Editorial: Drone regulation, EpiPens in schools and other worthy bills
Authorities' use of drones would face restrictions under Assembly Bill 1327. It would prohibit police from using drones to spy on people without a warrant.
Thu Sep 11, 2014
Neurons in Stem Cells Connected to Schizophrenia by UCSD Researchers
What could be a chemical basis for the development of schizophrenia was uncovered in a study published today by researchers at UC San Diego and the The Salk Institute for Biological Studies. Neurons derived from stem cells secreted significantly greater amounts of dopamine, epinephrine and norepinephrine, which are called catecholamine neurotransmitters, than other people, according to the study, which was published online by the journal Stem Cell Reports.
Wed Sep 10, 2014
Researchers Submit Patent Application, 'Epinephrine Nanoparticles,...
For these specially designed formulations, the small volume of saliva that is available is sufficient to disintegrate or dissolve a tablet in the oral cavity. The drug released from these tablets can be absorbed partially or entirely into the systemic circulation from the buccal mucosa or sublingual cavity, or can be swallowed as a solution to be absorbed from the gastrointestinal tract.
Allergists to study epinephrine auto-injector program
McMaster researchers will be following a pilot project being launched in Hamilton's Jackson Square shopping mall to make epinephrine auto-injectors available to the public. As part of the project, security guards have been trained to identify the symptoms and signs of anaphylaxis, the most serious form of an allergic reaction, and when and how to use an auto-injector.
Wed Sep 03, 2014
How Blueberry Pie Caused Girl's Strange Allergic Reaction
A girl in Canada experienced an unusual allergic reaction to blueberry pie - she was not allergic to any of the pie's ingredients, but instead reacted to antibiotic residue in the food, a new study suggests.
Mon Sep 01, 2014
Medical News Today
Vasopressin decreases neuronal apoptosis during cardiopulmonary resuscitation
Immunohistochemical staining revealed that the c-Jun N-terminal kinase level gradually increased in the hippocampi of rats undergoing cardiopulmonary resuscitation after combined injection of epinephrine and vasopressin.
Sat Aug 30, 2014
San Mateo Daily Journal
Epi-pen bill passes Legislature: Legislation would require schools to ...
A bill that would put epi-pens in all public schools passed in the state Senate 33-0 despite concerns from the California Teachers Association that the medical devices for allergies would require work beyond the typical scope of training.
Erin Tolbert's Tips on Medicine Expiration Dates
Tablets & Capsules: the most stable formulation of medications w/ tablets lasting longest; after a few years, strength may decrease slightly - it's OK if Tylenol or Aspirin is a little weaker, probably still safe to take EpiPens: should not be used after expiration as epinephrine has been shown to lose its potency & these are used in ... (more)
Fri Aug 29, 2014
New state law regarding EpiPens in public schools
Before this year, public schools were not required to carry EpiPens, but a new state law is changing that.
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Last year, Governor Rick Snyder signed a law requiring every public school in Michigan to have epinephrine devices on hand in the event of an emergency.
Vasopressin more effective for cardiopulmonary resuscitation
Epinephrine has been shown to be a first-choice drug for cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
Wed Aug 27, 2014
Researchers Submit Patent Application,...
News editors obtained the following quote from the background information supplied by the inventors: "Human adrenergic receptors are integral membrane proteins which have been classified into two broad classes, the alpha and the beta adrenergic receptors.
C & G Newspapers
Following law change, Royal Oak teachers get EpiPen training
A Royal Oak teacher holds a training EpiPen Aug. 19. The district will have at least two people in each school building with knowledge of how to use the pens.
Mon Aug 25, 2014
The Miami Herald
Peterson urges anaphylactic kids to be prepared
The Minnesota Vikings star has been adding his voice to a campaign to encourage kids with severe allergies like his to be prepared, that carrying an epinephrine auto-injector is not uncool.
WXMI-TV Grand Rapids
West Michigan schools training for new Epipen mandate
It's a device that could be life-saving, but that doesn't necessarily mean it has always been readily available, at least until now.