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2010-01-04 23:01:00

LOUISVILLE, Colo., Jan. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- The European Resuscitation Council (ERC) and Elsevier's journal Resuscitation chose a randomized controlled study demonstrating a trend toward faster cooling and better control with Medivance's Arctic Sun® Temperature Management System as its featured "Article of the Month." The article chosen for December 2009 and published in the January 2010 edition is entitled, "A randomized controlled trial comparing the Arctic Sun to...

2009-11-14 08:22:32

NFL players and other athletes who suffer serious or multiple concussions may benefit from ground-breaking research being conducted by scientists at Barrow Neurological Institute at St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center. The scientists are developing a surgical technique that involves hypothermia in specific regions of the brain. Therapeutic hypothermia is a medical treatment that lowers a patient's temperature in order to help reduce the risk of injury to tissue. The endovascular...

2009-10-22 06:00:00

SAN DIEGO, Oct. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- The first randomized intra-arrest cooling study has been selected for presentation as a Late Breaking trial during the American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions next month. The Pre-Resuscitation Intra-Nasal Cooling Effectiveness (PRINCE) study was conducted by 15 Emergency Medical Systems (EMS) in Belgium, Germany, Italy, Czech Republic and Sweden with 200 patients to determine whether the addition of direct-to-the-brain cooling during...

2009-10-12 08:52:00

CHICAGO, Oct. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- October is Sudden Cardiac Arrest Awareness Month, and the Sudden Cardiac Arrest Association (SCAA) honored the Fire Department of the City of New York (FDNY) Department of Emergency Services with the 2009 Medical Leadership Award for its efforts to raise awareness of sudden cardiac arrest (SCA), prevent sudden cardiac death and improve cardiovascular health. The award was presented at the SCAA Awards Dinner on Saturday, October 10, 2009, at...

2009-09-28 07:00:00

DALLAS, Sept. 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As America braces for a complicated flu season and a possible swine flu (H1N1) pandemic which could overwhelm the U.S. health care system, a Texas company is urging federal, state and local hospitals and Emergency Medical Services (EMS) teams to consider the simple-to-use, Thermal Angel Blood and IV Fluid Infusion Warmer to prevent fluid-induced hypothermia among potential victims. "As the federal government undergoes the most ambitious...

2009-09-09 13:25:00

LOUISVILLE, Colo., Sept. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- The number of Arctic Sun(R) users among hospitals ranked top 20 jumped to 90 percent this year from 72 percent last year, Medivance announced today. All top 10 "best hospitals" prefer the ease and safety of its advanced non-invasive method for rapid, controlled temperature reduction followed by slow rewarming. The potential rewards of therapeutic temperature management -- the satisfaction of seeing critically ill patients return to their...

2009-08-06 07:49:22

Cardiac arrest, a condition in which the heart stops effectively pumping blood through the body, occurs in about 300,000 American adults annually. A cooling therapy for these unconscious cardiac arrest survivors may benefit both their body and their bank account. The therapy known as therapeutic hypothermia regulates a patient's body temperature, cooling it to remain between 89.6 and 93.2 degrees Fahrenheit for at least 12 to 24 hours. Cooling blankets are the most common method used....

2009-08-05 09:48:25

A brain-preserving cooling treatment called therapeutic hypothermia is a cost-effective way to improve outcomes after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest, which claims the lives of more than 300,000 people each year in the United States and leaves thousands of others neurologically devastated. The treatment, which lowers body temperature to prevent damage to the brain and other major organs when blood flow is restored to the body following cardiac arrest, is considered a "good value" when compared...

2009-08-04 16:18:54

Cooling unconscious cardiac arrest survivors can increase survival and has a cost effectiveness comparable to other widely accepted treatments in modern health care, researchers report in Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes.Out-of-hospital cardiac arrest "“ in which the heart stops effectively pumping blood through the body "“ annually occurs in about 300,000 adults in the United States."Therapeutic hypothermia is the only post-resuscitation therapy shown to improve...

2009-07-28 12:01:00

TARZANA, Calif., July 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Less than two weeks after instituting new therapeutic hypothermia treatment for heart attack patients, Providence Tarzana Medical Center has applied the body-cooling treatment in three cases - and each patient showed remarkable neurologic recovery. Therapeutic hypothermia treatment, where cardiac arrest patients are cooled to 92 degrees, is being studied nationwide to help prevent brain damage caused by a loss of blood supply. Its initial...


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