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2011-04-05 00:00:28

Patient Warming Blankets by Progressive Dynamics Medical maintain ideal body temperature for patients before, during, or after surgery. The Soft-flex warming covers are available in adult, pediatric, lower body, and upper body sizes. Progressive Dynamics Medical Warming Blankets are flexible, disposable, and latex-free. Progressive Dynamics Operating Room and Recovery Room Warming Blankets are ideal for EMS and Post Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU) environments. Issaquah, WA (Vocus/PRWEB) April...

2011-02-18 16:50:25

Mayo Clinic researchers confirmed that patients who receive therapeutic hypothermia after resuscitation from cardiac arrest have favorable chances of surviving the event and recovering good functional status. In therapeutic hypothermia, a patient's body temperature is cooled to 33 degrees Celsius following resuscitation from cardiac arrest, in order to slow the brain's metabolism and protect the brain against the damage initiated by the lack of blood flow and oxygenation. This study was...

2011-02-09 00:01:27

While winters can be a wonderland, as we undertake outdoor activities, we need to be mindful that cold temperatures also challenge our bodies and present serious health risks. When core body temperature lowers, it decreases circulation and threatens vital organs. Here are some common winter health hazards that can be prevented with proper preparation, and tips for staying healthy during the remaining winter days. Rhinebeck, NY (Vocus/PRWEB) February 08, 2011 The entire nation has been under...

2011-01-20 14:27:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- State health and emergency management officials are urging the public to pay attention to forecasts calling for snowfall across much of Pennsylvania tonight and Friday morning, followed by sharply colder temperatures over the weekend. "Anyone who plans to travel should be sure to check road conditions before heading out, and allow plenty of time to reach their destination," said Glenn Cannon, director of the Pennsylvania Emergency...

2011-01-04 14:06:26

Lowering the body temperature of patients soon after they have suffered a severe brain injury may reduce neurologic complications and improve outcomes. The safety of therapeutic hypothermia for traumatic brain injury (TBI) has been demonstrated in national studies. According to a Roundtable Discussion of renowned experts in the field, when and how it is administered should depend on the clinical condition of individual patients. The Roundtable was published online ahead of print in the new...

2010-12-03 16:04:00

Northwestern Medicine expert offers tips for cold weather safety CHICAGO, Dec. 3, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- It's beginning to feel a lot like winter. Freezing temperatures, snow storms and slippery sidewalks are just around the corner. The first snowfall is expected to hit Chicagoland this weekend and as the snow falls and the temperature drops, it is important for residents to remember to stay safe while enjoying their favorite winter activities. Weather conditions over the next...

2010-11-15 12:42:27

Heart experts at Johns Hopkins say that physicians might be drawing conclusions too soon about irreversible brain damage in patients surviving cardiac arrest whose bodies were for a day initially chilled into a calming coma. The chilling, known as therapeutic hypothermia, is one of the few medical practices known to improve brain recovery after sudden heart stoppages, with brain recovery usually assessed three days after the incident. The therapy, recommended in American Heart Association...

2010-07-01 16:20:12

Mild hypothermia can reduce the effects of sepsis on oxygen transport around the body and could be used to treat patients in hospital Inducing mild hypothermia is easy to implement in clinical practice and may be a valuable tool in the treatment of human sepsis patients, say researchers at the University of Brest, France. Sepsis is an inflammatory response to infection and will often result in septic shock, which is the biggest cause of death in intensive care units. New research shows that...

2010-06-11 11:33:00

SEATTLE, June 11 /PRNewswire/ -- How is it that some people who apparently freeze to death, with no heart rate or respiration for extended periods, can be brought back to life with no long-term negative health consequences? New findings from the laboratory of cell biologist Mark B. Roth, Ph.D., of Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, may help explain the mechanics behind this widely documented phenomenon. Reporting online ahead of the July 1 print issue of Molecular Biology of the Cell,...

2010-05-25 05:00:00

LOUISVILLE, Colo., May 25 /PRNewswire/ -- A day after delivering her fourth child at Anaheim Regional Medical Center in Anaheim, California last December, 34-year-old Brynn Ervin suffered a cardiac arrest, the result of massive blood clots lodged in the main arteries that take blood to her lungs. Desperate to save the life of the young mother, the cardiac arrest team performed 95 minutes of CPR. Then thoracic surgeon John Eugene, MD operated to remove the blood clots. Still, Ms. Ervin...


Word of the Day
abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.