Jean Léonard Marie Poiseuille

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia on August 26, 2016
Jean Léonard Marie Poiseuille
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Born 22 April 1797
Died 26 December 1869 (aged 72) Paris
Nationality French
Fields physicist and physiologist
Alma mater Ecole Polytechnique
Known for Poiseuille’s law

Jean Léonard Marie Poiseuille (French: [pwazœj]; 22 April 1797 – 26 December 1869) was a French physicist and physiologist.

Poiseuille was born in Paris, France and he died there on 26 December 1869.

Fluid flow

From 1815 to 1816 he studied at the École Polytechnique in Paris. He was trained in physics and mathematics. In 1828 he earned his D.Sc. degree with a dissertation entitled Recherches sur la force du coeur aortique. He was interested in the flow of human blood in narrow tubes.

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Prince, master of rock, soul, pop and funk, dies at 57

Prince | 1958 – 2016
August Brown and Josh Rottenberg
L.A. Times Contact Reporters
article published Saturday April 23, 2016

Prince

At the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony in 2004, Prince walked on stage with fellow rock legends Tom Petty, Jeff Lynne and others to pay tribute to the late George Harrison with a cover of the Beatles’ “While My Guitar Gently Weeps.”

Dressed in a red hat and matching shirt unbuttoned to his stomach, Prince took the song’s final solo — burning through riff after riff of instrumental fireworks. Then he threw his guitar over his head and walked offstage without saying a word.

In a room of legends, Prince still had no equal. A sexual boundary pusher and devout Jehovah’s Witness, he was our first post-everything pop star, defying easy categories of race, genre and commercial appeal.

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Some cardiac arrest victims ignore warning symptoms

Associated Press
By LAURAN NEERGAARD  Dec. 21, 2015

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sudden cardiac arrest may not always be so sudden: New research suggests a lot of people may ignore potentially life-saving warning signs hours, days, even a few weeks before they collapse.

Cardiac arrest claims about 350,000 U.S. lives a year. It’s not a heart attack, but worse: The heart abruptly stops beating, its electrical activity knocked out of rhythm. CPR can buy critical time, but so few patients survive that it’s been hard to tell if the longtime medical belief is correct that it’s a strike with little or no advance warning.

An unusual study that has closely tracked sudden cardiac arrest in Portland, Oregon, for over a decade got around that roadblock, using interviews with witnesses, family and friends after patients collapse and tracking down their medical records.

 About half of middle-aged patients for whom symptom information could be found had experienced warning signs, mostly chest pain or shortness of breath, in the month before suffering a cardiac arrest, researchers reported Monday. The research offers the possibility of one day preventing some cardiac arrests if doctors could figure out how to find and treat the people most at risk.

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Southwest Airlines sued over death of financial trader

LA TIMES, Hugo Martin
Contact Reporter

The widow of a financial trader is suing Southwest Airlines, claiming the crew on her huband’s flight last year didn’t offer adequate medical attention when he collapsed in a lavatory.

Kelly Ilczyszyn filed a wrongful death suit in Alameda County Superior Court, saying the Dallas-based airline treated her dying husband, Richard Ilczyszyn, as if he were causing a disturbance when he was found moaning and crying in the bathroom of a Sept. 19 flight last year.

In a statement, Southwest Airlines said it responded “appropriately and professionally” to the “unfortunate medical event.” The airline said the crew on the plane “attempted to reach the customer in an effort to provide assistance.”

Richard Ilczyszyn, 46, a financial trader and contributor to CNBC’s “Futures Now” show, died 17 hours after being taken off of the flight from Oakland International Airport to John Wayne Airport in Orange County. He died of a pulmonary embolism.

The suit asks for financial damages suffered by Kelly and her three children but does not list a specific dollar amount.

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