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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.
A brain-preserving cooling treatment called therapeutic hypothermia is a cost-effective way to improve outcomes after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest, which claims the lives of more than 300,000 people each year in the United States and leaves thousands of others neurologically devastated.
Cooling unconscious cardiac arrest survivors can increase survival and has a cost effectiveness comparable to other widely accepted treatments in modern health care, researchers report in Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes.
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.
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.
Sub-zero U.S. temperatures can put people at risk for hypothermia, or abnormally low body temperature, federal health officials said.
ELMSFORD, N.Y., Sept. 24, 2008 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- A uniquely designed warming system that specifically addresses the clinical issues of cold stress and hypothermia in newborn babies has been introduced by NovaMed USA, a worldwide leader in critical care temperature products.
Doctors say hypothermia therapy has become the standard of care as a way to protect the brains of people who have suffered a cardiac arrest. It's also being used more in head injury cases, although clinical trials supporting its use have been mixed.
The American Heart Association has recommended the use of hypothermia in cardiac arrest cases caused by an arrhythmia known as ventricular fibrillation. The organization also says hypothermia might be beneficial for other types of cardiac arrest.
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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