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2014-07-24 16:26:25

RALEIGH-DURHAM, N.C., July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- LSI Medience Corporation today announced that the company has signed an Agreement with Kineticos, a Raleigh-Durham, NC based life sciences consulting company. Kineticos will support LSI Medience in identifying opportunities for Presepsin, a new biomarker in sepsis management, to demonstrate utility in clinical trials. The Presepsin biomarker testing product has shown potential utility in diagnosis of sepsis, prognosis of septic...

2014-07-21 04:21:48

TAIPEI, July 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Apex Medical Corporation (Apex, TWSE: 4106), a leading player in the Respiratory Therapy and Pressure Area Care sectors, announces that the United States International Trade Commission (USITC) has issued a final advisory opinion, determining that Apex's newly designed XT series continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) water tank and Wizard 220 mask are free from the patent claims asserted by ResMed, one of Apex's major competitors. Apex...

2014-07-18 08:24:38

Castlight Health Conducts First-of-Its-Kind Analysis of The Leapfrog Hospital Survey's Safety and Quality Data, Examining Factors Such As Medication Errors, Maternity Care and High-Risk Surgeries WASHINGTON, July 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Leapfrog Group (Leapfrog) today issued the Results of 2013 Leapfrog Hospital Survey, an in-depth examination of seven key areas of hospital quality and safety: medication errors, maternity care, high-risk surgeries, Intensive Care Unit (ICU)...

2014-07-15 08:28:54

AV rated elder abuse attorneys in every state are invited by the Nursing Home Complaint Center to carry out their mission of helping families of those who died from neglect in nursing homes WASHINGTON, July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Nursing Home Complaint Center is inviting AV rated elder abuse attorneys in each state to join in their initiative to address our nation's severe issue with nursing home, or rehab facility patients dying, because the care providers in these types of...

2014-07-10 12:30:17

CROWN POINT, Ind., July 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Franciscan St. Anthony Health-Crown Point recently expanded its use of capnography for respiratory monitoring outside the operating room, joining a growing group of healthcare leaders in embracing state-of-the-art patient safety technology. Capnography measures how effectively patients are breathing and can alert medical caregivers when life-threatening respiratory depression occurs. By measuring the amount of carbon dioxide the...

2014-07-08 23:08:44

Live P.A.C.E.-accredited webinar features new data presented by leading experts in infectious diseases and microbiology. Northbrook, IL (PRWEB) July 08, 2014 Nanosphere, Inc. (NASDAQ: NSPH), a company enhancing medicine through targeted molecular diagnostics, today announced that it will host an interactive webinar entitled: “Each Hour Counts: The Clinical and Economic Case for Rapid Sepsis Diagnostics.” The complimentary webinar will be held on Thursday, July 17, 2014 at 1:00 p.m....

2014-07-08 09:55:53

Imperial College London Preterm babies admitted to high volume neonatal units are less likely to die compared to those admitted to low volume units, according to researchers. A study, published in BMJ Open, has provided new estimates to assess how organizational factors in England impact clinical outcomes of infants born preterm. Results demonstrated that for preterm babies born at less than 33 weeks gestation, the odds of dying in hospital were 32 per cent less if they were...

2014-07-08 09:44:55

BMJ-British Medical Journal And 50 percent higher for very premature babies born after less than 27 weeks of pregnancy The advantage is particularly evident for very premature babies born after less than 27 weeks of pregnancy, where the figure rises to 50%, prompting the authors to conclude that new services for newborns should promote delivery of very preterm babies in high volume units. How best to organize critical care for newborns has been the focus of intense debate, with the...

2014-07-07 08:24:43

NEW YORK, July 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Wellness Network, parent company of The Newborn Channel, today announced that Your NICU Baby, a new parent education resource for Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICUs), earned four awards in various health and wellness categories in the 20(th) Annual Communicator Awards. The Communicator Awards are judged and overseen by the Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts (AIVA), a 600+ member organization of leading professionals from various disciplines of...

2014-07-02 12:28:25

LONDON and NEW YORK, July 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- http://www.abmrg.com/North-America-Respiratory-Disposable-Device-Market-Trends-and-Potential-2006-2019.html The North American respiratory disposables and anesthesia disposables market has registered an annual growth of around 6% in the last decade and is forecast to grow more than double by 2019. Respiratory and anesthesia disposables or consumables are primarily used in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD),...


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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Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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