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2014-08-05 08:32:08

MONMOUTH JUNCTION, N.J., Aug. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CytoSorbents Corporation (OTCQB: CTSO), a critical care immunotherapy company using blood purification to treat life-threatening illnesses, announced distribution of its CytoSorb(®) extracorporeal cytokine adsorber in Taiwan through an exclusive agreement with Hemoscien Corporation. This multi-year agreement is subject to annual minimum guaranteed orders of CytoSorb(®) to maintain exclusivity....

2014-03-29 23:00:49

Women in awful pain from a kidney stone passing through a ureter must not be rushed into a surgery or lithotripsy (ESWL), as these procedures are traumatic to the body, and a new study from the University of Alberta suggests that patients with a history of kidney stones may be at a higher risk of a heart attack and stroke. Fine Treatment notes Dr. Allen’s Device dissolves any type and size of kidney stones in a gentle and side-effects-free way. London, GB (PRWEB) March 29, 2014...

2013-07-25 23:00:16

The Extracorporeal Life Support Organization (ELSO) has recognized Wolfson Children’s Hospital in Jacksonville, FL, with the ELSO Award for Excellence in Life Support for its Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) Program. Wolfson Children’s ECMO Program is now a designated Center of Excellence. Jacksonville, FL (PRWEB) July 26, 2013 The Extracorporeal Life Support Organization (ELSO) has recognized Wolfson Children’s Hospital with the ELSO Award for Excellence in Life Support...

2012-02-19 12:00:00

AirMed is one of the few air ambulance programs in the world capable of full-service adult and pediatric ECMO transports. Birmingham, AL (PRWEB) February 19, 2012 AirMed International, the leading U.S. air ambulance company, has announced the completion of its second year of highly specialized ECMO transports. AirMed continues to be one of only a handful of air ambulance programs in the world capable of ECMO transport for both pediatric and adult patients. Extracorporeal Membrane...

2012-01-20 11:09:37

Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) support in awake, non-intubated patients may be an effective strategy for bridging patients to lung transplantation, according to a new study from Germany. "As waiting times for donor organs continue to increase, so does the need for bridging strategies for patients with end-stage lung disease awaiting transplantation," said Marius M. Hoeper, MD, professor of medicine at the Hannover Medical School in Hannover, Germany. "Our study shows that ECMO...


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Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation
2013-04-30 13:11:12

Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation, also known as ECMO, is best described as long term life support occurring outside the patient’s body. It should be noted, however, that ECMO is temporary and typically lasts three to ten days on average. ECMO is a means of oxygenating blood without it having to circulate inside the body, and thus allows time for essential recovery of the heart and lungs. ECMO comes with many serious risks and is only used in severe cases of cardiac or respiratory failure...

Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy
2013-03-04 16:24:04

Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy (ESWL) is the noninvasive treatment of kidney stones, stones in the gallbladder as well as calcium build ups in the liver using acoustic pulses. Procedure A lithotriptor breaks up the calcium stones without damage being done to the patient through the use of high-intensity, externally-applied, focused acoustic pulses. By laying the patient down on their back and placing a water-filled coupling device under the back at the level of the kidneys, the...

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