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Latest Accidental hypothermia Stories

2012-07-31 11:47:49

Hypothermia in trauma victims is a serious complication and is associated with an increased risk of dying. A new study published in BioMed Central's open access journal Critical Care has found that the key risk factor was severity of injury. However, environmental conditions and medical care, such as the temperature of the ambulance or temperature of any fluids administered intravenously, also increased risk. A multicenter study, carried out by the emergency medical services of eight...

Post Cardiac-Arrest Deaths On The Decline
2012-07-16 06:04:42

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Patients who arrive at a hospital in a state of cardiac arrest have a better chance for survival than a decade ago, according to a new study in the journal Circulation. While the report was unable to identify a particular reason for the improvement, researchers suspect a combination of changes, including the way hospitals treat cardiac arrest and the increased awareness of those witnessing someone suddenly collapse from the attack....

2012-03-07 11:18:05

Thromboembolic stroke, caused by a blood clot in the brain, results in damage to the parts of the brain starved of oxygen. Breaking up the clot with tissue plasminogen activator (tPA) reduces the amount of damage, however, there is a very short time window when the value of the treatment outweighs the side effects. New research published in BioMed Central's open access journal Experimental & Translational Stroke Medicine shows that, during the first 24 hours after a stroke, mild...

2012-03-01 13:17:42

Research opening doors to treatments for stroke Researchers at St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix, Arizona, in collaboration with Amgen Inc. and several academic institutions, have discovered a way to block the body's response to cold using a drug. This finding could have significant implications in treating conditions such as stroke and cardiac arrest. The research, led by Andrej Romanovsky, MD, PhD, Director of the Systemic Inflammation Laboratory (FeverLab), which is...

2011-11-14 23:04:07

Patients often regain consciousness 3 days or more after arrest Physicians may be making premature predictions about which patients are not likely to survive following cardiac arrest — and even withdrawing care -- before the window in which comatose patients who have received therapeutic hypothermia are most likely to wake up, according to two new studies from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. The research helps to better define the proper timeframe...

2011-06-27 00:00:29

Live Trails, a location-based social network dedicated for outdoor enthusiasts is launched today as a platform focused on helping people to share and discover outdoor places. Vancouver, BC (PRWEB) June 26, 2011 Live Trails, a location-based social network dedicated for outdoor enthusiasts is launched today as a platform focused on helping people to share and discover outdoor places. It is built to make it easy to share information. People can post comments, photos, and movies about the...

2011-05-26 18:18:00

HOUSTON, May 26 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- EMIT Corporation announced today that it has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration 510(k) clearance to market the HypothermX(TM) HX100 device. The HypothermX(TM) HX100 device is a patent protected portable fluid warming device designed to warm intravenous fluids, blood or blood products infused into a patient to prevent or treat trauma, environmental, procedure related, or induced hypothermia. Heating is accomplished via a flameless hydrocarbon...


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