Water: The unexpected drug

April 2000
Science Teacher;Apr2000, Vol. 67 Issue 4, p13
Academic Journal
Reports on the findings of researchers at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Texas, concerning the use of water in patients who suffer from autonomic nervous failure. Capability to raise blood level; Need for physicians to consider water as a variable when assessing patients' blood pressure levels.


Related Articles

  • The Effect of a Meal and Water Loading on Heart Rate Variability in Children with Functional Dyspepsia. Friesen, Craig; Lin, Zhiyue; Schurman, Jennifer; Andre, Linda; McCallum, Richard // Digestive Diseases & Sciences;Aug2010, Vol. 55 Issue 8, p2283 

    Alteration in autonomic function has been implicated as a possible pathophysiologic mechanism in functional dyspepsia (FD) in adults. This was a two-part study. For the first part of the study, nine children with FD and 28 controls underwent heart rate variability (HRV) analysis for 30 min...

  • Endovascular renal denervation: a novel sympatholytic with relevance to chronic kidney disease. Hoye, Neil A.; Baldi, James C.; Putt, Tracey L.; Schollum, John B.; Wilkins, Gerard T.; Walker, Robert J. // Clinical Kidney Journal;Feb2014, Vol. 7 Issue 1, p3 

    Endovascular renal denervation (sympathectomy) is a novel procedure developed for the treatment of resistant hypertension. Evidence suggests that it reduces both afferent and efferent sympathetic nerve activity, which may offer clinical benefit over and above any blood pressure-lowering effect....

  • Diagnosis and management of diabetic autonomic neuropathy. Ewing, D.J.; Clarke, B.F. // British Medical Journal (Clinical Research Edition);10/2/1982, Vol. 285 Issue 6346, p916 

    Investigates the diagnosis and management of diabetic autonomic neuropathy in Great Britain. Use of cardiovascular reflexes for the tests; Examination on the presence of autonomic damage; Prevention of reversal early stages of autonomic damage.

  • The Challenge of Treating Autonomic Neuropathy. Hayes, John // American Chiropractor;Aug2011, Vol. 33 Issue 8, p44 

    The article focuses on gastrointestinal (G.I.) autonomic neuropathy and its treatment. It says that G.I. autonomic neuropathy is a downside of gastric bypass or lap band placement procedures in patients with a history of alcohol abuse, diabetes, and other diseases. It states that its physical...

  • Hypotensive sedative effects of insulin in autonomic failure. Mathias, Christopher J.; da Costa, David F.; Fosbraey, Paul; Christensen, Niels Juel; Bannister, Roger // British Medical Journal (Clinical Research Edition);7/18/1987, Vol. 295 Issue 6591, p161 

    Examines the hypotensive and sedative effects of insulin in treating autonomic failure. Rate of blood pressure in patients after insulin administration; Determination of heart rate after hypoglycemia; Standard practice to reverse hypoglycemia.

  • Supply meets demand: Hospital to tie critical paths, purchasing. Taylor, Kathryn S. // H&HN: Hospitals & Health Networks;10/5/93, Vol. 67 Issue 19, p72 

    Features the patient-centered care strategy of Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Decentralized service centers; Combination with critical path program; Focus of its Center for Patient Care Innovation; Benefits from decentralization of materials; Standardization of treatment approaches;...

  • Collaborative care pathways proving to be big money savers. Bankhead, Charles // Urology Times;May96, Vol. 24 Issue 5, p14 

    Describes the collaborative care pathway implemented at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee. Cost effectiveness of the collaborative care; Evolution of the managed care plans; Features of the plan; Use of the care pathway to radical cystectomy; Vanderbilt's...

  • Prostatectomy costs cut in half. Overmyer, Mac // Urology Times;Sep95, Vol. 23 Issue 9, p1 

    Reports on the development of a prostatectomy pathway that provides quality results at minimal cost. Collaborative-care approach used in the Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee; Recognition of situations deviating from pathway.

  • Vanderbilt Opens New Clinic for Lymphedema Therapy.  // Tennessee Tribune;6/9/2011, Vol. 22 Issue 23, p3B 

    The article reports on the opening of the Vanderbilt Lymphedema Therapy Clinic by Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee.


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics