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Latest Accidental hypothermia Stories

2009-07-20 10:08:00

SAN DIEGO, July 20 /PRNewswire/ -- BeneChill (www.benechill.com) - a privately held medical device company that concentrates on developing products in the therapeutic hypothermia arena with a focus on rapid, non-invasive cooling for use in the field - today announced it has closed a $13.5 million Series C financing. New investor HealthCap (Stockholm) led the financing. Series A and B investors MedVenture Associates, NGN Capital, and the Solon Foundation also participated. Proceeds will be...

2009-07-15 07:05:00

AMSTERDAM and SAN DIEGO, July 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Royal Philips (AEX: PHI, NYSE: PHG) announced today that it has reached an agreement to acquire the assets of InnerCool Therapies Inc., a pioneer in the field of therapeutic hypothermia, which involves the management of a patient's body temperature. InnerCool, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Cardium Therapeutics, Inc. (NYSE Amex: CXM), will be acquired in an asset purchase transaction for US $11.25M, as well as the transfer of...

2009-04-27 08:00:00

DALLAS, April 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Estill Medical Technologies, Inc., the industry leader in portable blood and IV fluid warming therapy, announces the expansion of its Thermal Angel sales and marketing efforts. The Thermal Angel reduces the chance of mortality by quickly controlling core body temperature and infection risk. The Thermal Angel is crucial to critical care administration. In emergency medicine, the golden hour refers to the first 60 minutes after the occurrence of a multi-system...

2009-03-25 05:00:00

Medivance's safe temperature management technology, aggressive fever control may improve neurologic outcomes after stroke or brain injury LOUISVILLE, Colo., March 25 /PRNewswire/ -- The nation's top-rated neurology programs cool their critically ill stroke and brain injured patients with the non-invasive, safe and technologically advanced Arctic Sun(R) Temperature Management System from Medivance. Nearly 80 percent, or 23 of the 30 top-ranked neurology programs at community and academic...

2009-02-12 08:00:00

SAN DIEGO, Feb. 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Cardium Therapeutics (NYSE Alternext US: CXM) and its operating unit InnerCool Therapies today reported that InnerCool's CoolBlue surface temperature modulation system was highlighted in a television segment that aired on Chicago's NBC 5 News. The story can be viewed at nbcchicago.com/health/tips_info/This_is_Your_Brain_on_Ice_Chicago.html. The segment features a maternity patient who suffered cardiac shock while delivering her baby at Rush...

2009-01-30 13:10:50

Hypothermia and other cold-related heath problems resulted in more than 6,000 U.S. hospitalizations and 827 deaths in 2006, health officials said. A report by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, said of the 6,182 cold weather-related hospitalizations: -- Men accounted for about 40 percent more hospitalizations for exposure to cold weather than women. -- People age 65 and older were the most likely to be hospitalized,...

2009-01-29 08:00:00

First Responders Leading the Charge of Cooling Therapy for Cardiac Patients SAN DIEGO, Jan. 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Cardium Therapeutics (NYSE Alternext US: CXM) and its operating unit InnerCool Therapies today reported on the growing trend of the country's first responders leading the charge and adopting therapeutic hypothermia protocols for cardiac arrest patients. Newly emerging protocols recommend that cardiac arrest patients be quickly cooled, beginning even before they reach the...

2009-01-14 13:31:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A surge of arctic air forecast to arrive in Pennsylvania on Thursday will bring hazardous wind chills that could lead to serious health problems, the Health Department warned today. Temperatures across Pennsylvania are expected to range from the single digits to minus 10 tomorrow, with wind chills forecasted to drop to 5 to 30 below zero. "Taking preventive action can help you reduce the risk of hypothermia, which is a very real threat...

2009-01-14 15:56:27

Sub-zero U.S. temperatures can put people at risk for hypothermia, or abnormally low body temperature, federal health officials said. Health officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said that when exposed to cold temperatures, the body begins to lose heat faster than it can be produced, which can result in hypothermia. Body temperature that is too low affects the brain, making the victim unable to think clearly or move well. Hypothermia occurs most commonly at very cold...

2008-12-09 05:00:00

Best hospitals adhere to trend in medicine favoring non-invasive interventions that minimize needless complications LOUISVILLE, Colo., Dec. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- The nation's top-rated heart programs continue to favor the non-invasive, safe and technologically advanced Arctic Sun Temperature Management System from Medivance for cooling critically ill patients. Cooling comatose cardiac arrest survivors is an evidence-based standard of care recommended by the American Heart Association....


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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