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2014-05-26 23:01:13

GIA announces the release of a comprehensive global report on Prepackaged Medical Kits and Trays markets. Global market for Prepackaged Medical Kits and Trays is projected to reach US$29.3 billion by 2020, driven by aging population, increasing number of surgical procedures, shift towards disposable medical products, and healthcare industry’s focus on cost reductions. San Jose, California (PRWEB) May 26, 2014 Follow us on LinkedIn – Trends that underscore the global healthcare...

2014-05-15 12:36:58

LONDON, May 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report: Global Surgical Incision Closures Industryhttp://www.reportbuyer.com/pharma_healthcare/medical_supplies/hospital_supplies/global_surgical_incision_closures_industry.html This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Surgical Incision Closures in US$ Million by the following Product Segments: Stapler Products (Internal Stapler, Skin Staplers, Surgical/Ligature Clips, & Vascular Clips),...

2014-05-14 23:08:25

The AnchorFast Guard™ oral endotracheal tube fastener with integrated tube protection helps clinicians put patients first – with confidence. Libertyville, IL (PRWEB) May 14, 2014 Hollister Incorporated announced today the launch of the AnchorFast Guard™ oral endotracheal tube fastener with integrated tube protection. The product is designed to help clinicians put patients first – with confidence. Recognizing the fact that every patient dependent on a ventilator is vulnerable and...

2014-05-14 23:01:25

Food Allergy Awareness Week Serves as a Reminder about the Importance of Making Food Allergies Known in the Event of an Emergency Turlock, CA (PRWEB) May 14, 2014 MedicAlert Foundation is supporting Food Allergy Awareness Week and encourages Americans living with food allergies to be proactive about safeguarding their health. As part of this support, MedicAlert is offering special assistance to support individuals with food allergies in the event of a medical emergency. Food Allergy...

2014-05-13 16:05:05

Rockefeller University Press In addition to its known capacity to promote bleeding events, aspirin also inhibits wound healing. New research published in The Journal of Experimental Medicine now describes how aspirin acts on key skin cells called keratinocytes, delaying skin repair at wound sites. A better understanding of this process offers hope for the development of drugs to encourage wounds to heal. The public health impact of chronic wounds is significant, affecting 6.5 million...

2014-05-06 23:06:45

GIA announces the release of a comprehensive global report on Disposable Medical Gloves markets. Global market for Disposable Medical Gloves is forecast to reach US$5.5 billion by 2020, buoyed by the adoption of strict infection control practices in hospitals worldwide, increasing shift towards superior glove materials, and rising healthcare expenditure in developing countries. San Jose, CA (PRWEB) May 06, 2014 Follow us on LinkedIn – Given the critical role they play in protecting...

2014-05-05 08:27:43

Enhanced cellular migration1, electricidal impact on biofilms2-3 and economic efficacy data4-5 presented alongside expanded launch of Procellera Helix microcurrent-generating antimicrobial composite wound dressing line TEMPE, Ariz., May 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Procellera(®) Technology - the world's only wireless microcurrent-generating, antimicrobial wound dressing was featured in twelve abstracts*, including one oral presentation at the recently held Symposium on Advanced Wound Care (SAWC)...

2014-05-02 12:26:44

CLEVELAND, May 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Arteriocyte, Inc., a leading biotechnology company with offices in Cleveland, Ohio and Hopkinton, Massachusetts, announced approval from the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) to initiate a Phase I, clinical trial using its MAGELLAN(®) Bio-Bandage((TM) )technology in the treatment of Acute Deep Partial Thickness Thermal Injuries. The FDA Investigational Device Exemption (IDE 15921) allows Arteriocyte to initiate clinical evaluation of Autologous...

2014-05-01 23:01:07

Fourth Annual Excellence Award Presentation at 26th National Fire and Emergency Services Dinner Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) May 01, 2014 MedicAlert Foundation and the Congressional Fire Services Institute (CFSI) recognized the innovation and leadership of three fire departments with the Excellence in Fire Service-Based EMS Award at the 26th Annual National Fire and Emergency Services Dinner tonight at the Washington Hilton. The honorees were the Memphis Fire Department (TN), Howard County...

2014-05-01 10:06:03

Study Highlights: -Children who suffer cardiac arrest outside the hospital are more likely to survive with good brain function if emergency dispatchers give bystanders CPR instruction. -CPR with chest compressions and breaths led to more favorable neurological outcomes in kids. Children who suffer cardiac arrest outside the hospital are more likely to survive and have good brain function if dispatchers instruct bystanders on CPR, according to a large Japanese study published in Journal...


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Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
2013-04-30 13:21:44

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation, commonly known as CPR, is an emergency procedure performed in an effort to preserve brain function and manually pump blood through to the body’s vital organs, until further measures are taken to restore spontaneous circulation. CPR is indicated in cardiac arrest patients, but may also be performed on patients with an unresponsive presentation or those experiencing agonal breaths or severe and prolonged arrhythmias such as bradycardia or tachycardia. The first...

Cold Compression Therapy
2013-03-04 15:59:27

Cold Compression Therapy is used to reduce pain and edema (swelling) for instances such as soft tissue injuries, strains, sprains, or post-surgical therapy. As the name suggests, the therapy includes the application of cold (cryotherapy) but also includes the principles of R.I.C.E. (Rest, Ice, Compression, and Elevation). Cryotherapy, application of cold or ice to the painful area, lowers the metabolic rate of the tissue and prevents further injury to the site from the inflammatory...

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