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2011-10-05 14:43:10

Patients with severe 2009 H1N1 influenza who developed respiratory failure and were treated with a system that adds oxygen to the patient's blood had a lower rate of in-hospital death than similar patients who did not receive this treatment, according to a study appearing in JAMA. The study is being published early online to coincide with its presentation at the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine meeting in Berlin. Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) is a type of life...

2011-08-03 15:02:00

PLEASANTON, Calif., Aug. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Thoratec Corporation (Nasdaq: THOR), a world leader in device-based mechanical circulatory support therapies to save, support and restore failing hearts, announced today that it has acquired the medical business of Levitronix LLC ("Levitronix Medical") for an upfront cash payment of $110 million, as well as potential future cash earnout payments of up to $40 million. This transaction solidifies Thoratec's position as the leading, full-line...

2011-04-26 09:30:00

WAYNE, N.J., April 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- MAQUET Cardiovascular today announced the launch of its QUADROX-i Neonatal and Pediatric oxygenators and reservoirs in the United States. Oxygenators are an integral part of a cardiopulmonary bypass system and function as an artificial lung during surgical procedures. "This is an exciting time for perfusionists treating our fragile neonatal and pediatric patients, as these oxygenators and reservoirs provide us with new options for ensuring the...

2011-03-01 15:10:00

In Dire Circumstances, An Extraordinary Option ANN ARBOR, Mich., March 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Valerie Munguia-Bryan and Mario Bryan knew for months that one of their twin babies would be born with a devastating congenital defect. But they refused to give up hope. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110301/DC57069) The couple was referred to the U-M Health System by their hometown physician in Saginaw because of U-M's expertise in repairing difficult congenital...

2010-11-18 14:22:06

Researchers compared noninvasive acoustic pulse with stones removed using a ureteroscope Different techniques should be used to remove single stones that have become lodged in the distal ureter after being expelled by the kidney, depending on whether they are under or above one centimetre, according to the December issue of BJUI. Surgeons from the Department of Urology at University Federico II, Naples, Italy, believe that extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy (ESWL) - which uses a...

2009-10-12 09:41:06

Despite the severity of disease and the intensity of treatment, most patients in Australia and New Zealand who experienced respiratory failure as a result of 2009 influenza A(H1N1) and were treated with a system that adds oxygen to the patient's blood survived the disease, according to a study to appear in the November 4 issue of JAMA. This study is being published early online because of its public health importance. The influenza A(H1N1) pandemic affected Australia and New Zealand during...

2008-07-22 09:01:13

Ikaria Holdings, through its subsidiary Ino Therapeutics, has announced that Japan's Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare has approved INOflo for inhalation for improvement of hypoxic respiratory failure with concurrent pulmonary hypertension in neonates. INOflo is said to be the first pharmaceutical gas approved in Japan and has been designated as an orphan drug by Japan's Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare, granting a statutory exclusivity period of 10 years, during which time generic...


Latest Extracorporeal Reference Libraries

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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