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2012-06-04 23:00:44

Patient Warming Blankets maintain ideal body temperature for patients before, during, or after surgery and are ideal for EMS and Post Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU) environments. Issaquah, WA (PRWEB) June 04, 2012 According to QuickMedical, a significant number of patients suffer from hypothermia at many points in the healthcare cycle; from the ambulance trip to the hospital to the period during and following surgery. A convective warming system, such as the PDM solution, has proven to be the...

2012-05-31 13:09:13

NIH study shows increased survival from treatment for oxygen deficiency at birth A treatment to reduce the body temperatures of infants who experience oxygen deficiency at birth has benefits into early childhood, according to a follow-up study by a National Institutes of Health research network. Children who received the hypothermia treatment as infants were more likely to have survived to ages 6 and 7, when they were evaluated again, than were children who received routine care, the...

2012-03-07 11:18:05

Thromboembolic stroke, caused by a blood clot in the brain, results in damage to the parts of the brain starved of oxygen. Breaking up the clot with tissue plasminogen activator (tPA) reduces the amount of damage, however, there is a very short time window when the value of the treatment outweighs the side effects. New research published in BioMed Central's open access journal Experimental & Translational Stroke Medicine shows that, during the first 24 hours after a stroke, mild...

2011-11-14 23:04:07

Patients often regain consciousness 3 days or more after arrest Physicians may be making premature predictions about which patients are not likely to survive following cardiac arrest — and even withdrawing care -- before the window in which comatose patients who have received therapeutic hypothermia are most likely to wake up, according to two new studies from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. The research helps to better define the proper timeframe...

2011-04-05 00:00:28

Patient Warming Blankets by Progressive Dynamics Medical maintain ideal body temperature for patients before, during, or after surgery. The Soft-flex warming covers are available in adult, pediatric, lower body, and upper body sizes. Progressive Dynamics Medical Warming Blankets are flexible, disposable, and latex-free. Progressive Dynamics Operating Room and Recovery Room Warming Blankets are ideal for EMS and Post Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU) environments. Issaquah, WA (Vocus/PRWEB) April...

2010-11-15 12:42:27

Heart experts at Johns Hopkins say that physicians might be drawing conclusions too soon about irreversible brain damage in patients surviving cardiac arrest whose bodies were for a day initially chilled into a calming coma. The chilling, known as therapeutic hypothermia, is one of the few medical practices known to improve brain recovery after sudden heart stoppages, with brain recovery usually assessed three days after the incident. The therapy, recommended in American Heart Association...

2010-07-01 16:20:12

Mild hypothermia can reduce the effects of sepsis on oxygen transport around the body and could be used to treat patients in hospital Inducing mild hypothermia is easy to implement in clinical practice and may be a valuable tool in the treatment of human sepsis patients, say researchers at the University of Brest, France. Sepsis is an inflammatory response to infection and will often result in septic shock, which is the biggest cause of death in intensive care units. New research shows that...

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...


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Temperature Examination
2012-11-26 23:06:36

Taking a patient's temperature is an initial part of a full clinical examination. The moment the medical provider comes within inches of the patient’s skin, they can tell if there is a change in the patient’s temperature. Heat radiates from a febrile patient, skin becomes clammy when cardiac output is reduced, and cold skin can be an ominous sign when combined with other negative findings. Temperature is an important indicator for patient status. How the Temperature is Attained...

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