Search for dissertations about: "Heat illness"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 12 swedish dissertations containing the words Heat illness.

  1. 1. Heat exposure and health outcomes in Costa Rican sugarcane harvesters

    University dissertation from Umeå : Umeå universitet

    Author : Jennifer Crowe; Umeå universitet.; [2014]
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Agricultural worker; Central America; Chronic kidney disease; Climate change; Dehydration; Heat; Heat illness; Heat stress; Sugarcane; Urinalysis; Worker health; folkhälsa; Public health; Epidemiology; epidemiologi;

    Abstract : Background The remarkably efficient mechanisms of the human body to maintain its core temperature of 37°C can be inadequate when harsh climatic conditions and excessive muscle movement lead to heat stress, dehydration and potential heat illness, ranging from minor symptoms such as fatigue to a potentially fatal heat stroke. Agricultural workers in the tropics are at high risk, which is expected to increase with climate change. READ MORE

  2. 2. Molecular And Cellular Networks in Critical Illness Associated Muscle Weakness Skeletal Muscle Proteostasis in the Intensive Care Unit

    University dissertation from Uppsala : Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis

    Author : Varuna Chaminda Banduseela; Uppsala universitet.; [2012]
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; chaperones; autophagy; intensive care unit; heat shock proteins; protein synthesis; proteostasis; ER stress; gene expression; sepsis; neuromuscular blockers; corticosteroids; immobilisation; mechanical ventilation; Molekylär cellbiologi; Molecular Cellbiology; Molekylär medicin; Molecular Medicine;

    Abstract : Critical illness associated muscle weakness and muscle dysfunction in intensive care unit (ICU) patients lead to severe morbidity and mortality as well as significant adverse effect on quality of life. Immobilization, mechanical ventilation, neuromuscular blocking agents, corticosteroids, and sepsis have been implicated as important risk factors, but the underlying molecular and cellular mechanisms remain unclear. READ MORE

  3. 3. Critical illness myopathy : mechanisms and pharmacological interventions

    University dissertation from Stockholm : Karolinska Institutet, Dept of Physiology and Pharmacology

    Author : Hazem Akkad; Karolinska Institutet.; Karolinska Institutet.; [2018]
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES;

    Abstract : The human body typically contains over 600 skeletal muscles that make up about 40% of total body weight. These muscles work together to perform functions such as locomotion, breathing, mastication, heat regulation and speech. READ MORE

  4. 4. Critical illness myopathy : understanding different effects on muscle fibre function

    University dissertation from Stockholm : Karolinska Institutet, Dept of Physiology and Pharmacology

    Author : Hannah Ogilvie; Karolinska Institutet.; Karolinska Institutet.; [2015]
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES;

    Abstract : Skeletal muscle is an essential component of the human body, being one of the most dynamic and plastic tissues. As such it can be altered by numerous confounding factors. READ MORE

  5. 5. Critical illness myopathy : effects of specific intervention strategies and molecular mechanisms

    University dissertation from Stockholm : Karolinska Institutet, Dept of Physiology and Pharmacology

    Author : Rebeca Corpeño Kalamgi; Karolinska Institutet.; Karolinska Institutet.; [2015]
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES;

    Abstract : Skeletal muscles are a tissue with remarkable adaptability and are essential in the body in many aspects. The homeostasis of the muscles is vital for the maintenance of the body, thus muscle damage is associated with several diseases and leads to a poor quality of life. READ MORE