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2014-09-15 08:28:54

ResMed AirView(TM) patient management system and Fairview Health Services' electronic health record (EHR) system securely exchange patient data to improve patient outcomes and drive operational efficiencies SAN DIEGO, Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ResMed today announced that its AirView compliance management platform (previously EasyCare Online) is now securely connected to Fairview Health Services' Epic EHR system, enabling up to date delivery of sleep apnea patient data for use by...

2014-09-12 08:24:48

EMERYVILLE, Calif., Sept. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sepsis is a life threatening, debilitating disease that impacts millions of people worldwide. Education and awareness are fundamental to improving Sepsis diagnosis and care. September marks Sepsis Awareness Month and September 13(th) is World Sepsis Day. According to the Sepsis Alliance, "Sepsis, the body's toxic reaction to infection, kills over 258,000 people in the US every year, and thousands more are left with life-altering...

2014-09-11 08:28:26

Preventing infections and fighting Sepsis to save 800,000 lives each year LONDON and JENA, Germany, September 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The current outbreak of the Ebola virus is unprecedented. The Global Sepsis Alliance fully supports the call of WHO's Director-General M. Chan that the international community will need to gear up its support. The Ebola virus is one of hundreds of pathogens that may cause a deadly Sepsis. Sepsis, often called "blood poisoning", is the common...

2014-09-10 12:28:55

Respiratory Monitoring Helps to Protect Patients during Procedural Sedation GLENDALE, Calif., Sept. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Glendale Adventist Medical Center recently strengthened patient safety measures by expanding its use of capnography to monitor patients during moderate sedation. Sedation provides comfort to the patient while maintaining a level of responsiveness (e.g., groggy but will respond to talking or pain), as opposed to general anesthesia where the patient is completely...

2014-09-09 12:28:55

Breathe NIOV System Also Wins European Respiratory Society POINT Award IRVINE, Calif., Sept. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Breathe Technologies, a developer and manufacturer of innovative medical technologies for patients with respiratory insufficiency diseases and neuromuscular diseases, announced today that it received CE Certification for its Non-Invasive Open Ventilation (NIOV) System, enabling the company to market and sell the device in the European Union. In addition, the NIOV...

2014-09-08 16:24:59

WWII Veteran Bob Scott to Tour Washington, D.C. Memorials Using the Breathe NIOV System IRVINE, Calif., Sept. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Breathe Technologies, a developer and manufacturer of innovative medical technologies for patients with respiratory insufficiency diseases and neuromuscular diseases, will sponsor World War II Veteran and Colton, Calif. resident Bob Scott on a September trip to Washington, D.C., as part of the Honor Flight Network. The Breathe Non-Invasive Open...

2014-09-08 12:27:47

GOTHENBURG, Sweden, Sept. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Breas Medical AB has completed the acquisition of B&D Electromedical, Ltd. B&D is the market leader in the United Kingdom for medical ventilators and airway clearance devices. B&D was founded in 1987 and is the only UK-based manufacturer of ventilators. B&D's NIPPY brand is well known for quality, reliability, and ease of use. B&D supports these product features with strong customer relationships. B&D's...

2014-09-08 08:32:09

-Innovative Abbott testing technology may help to identify severe infections sooner WASHINGTON, Sept. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A new study suggests a pioneering testing technology could reduce hospital stays by up to eight days and lower annual health care costs for people with serious infections by approximately $2.2 million (EUR1.5 million / £1.2 million).[1] The cost reductions are based on a health economic model from the RApid Diagnosis of Infections in the CriticAlly IlL...

2014-09-05 04:20:47

ANDOVER, Mass. and MUNICH, Sept. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Philips Respironics, a division of Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA), will showcase its innovative range of sleep and respiratory disease management solutions at the European Respiratory Society (ERS) International Congress in Munich from 6 - 10 September, 2014. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140219/NE67640LOGO-b At the ERS International Congress, Philips will exhibit sleep and respiratory innovations that span the continuum...

2014-09-03 12:31:06

NEW BRAUNFELS, Texas, Sept. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Resolute Health announced today that it acquired the latest patient ventilator technology, designed to provide respiratory support for acutely ill patients in the intensive care unit. This new technology provides clinicians with a simple, safe and smart way to care for ventilated patients in the acute care setting. The ventilator is designed to help clinicians move patients off mechanical ventilation as soon as possible. Patients...


Latest Intensive care medicine Reference Libraries

Tracheal Intubation
2013-04-30 13:26:36

Tracheal intubation (commonly known as intubation) is the placement of a flexible plastic tube into the trachea in order to maintain an open airway or to serve as a conduit through which to administer oxygen or other drugs. It is commonly performed in emergency situations and critically ill or injured patients, but intubation is also used in patients who will be undergoing a lengthy surgery that requires them to be under anesthesia for a significant number of hours. In order to intubate,...

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...

Oxygen Therapy
2013-04-30 10:27:06

Oxygen therapy is known as the administration of oxygen as a medical intervention. It is indicated in patients whose oxygen supply is compromised due to both acute and chronic health conditions and can be administered in many different ways. Oxygen therapy can be administered virtually wherever the patient is. Most commonly, oxygen is delivered to patients in an ambulance, hospital, or doctor’s office. These medical facilities carry oxygen in the form of a compressed gas. It is stored...

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tessitura
  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
This word is Italian in origin and comes from the Latin 'textura,' web, structure.