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2014-04-04 12:27:28

BUFFALO GROVE, Ill., April 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Tens of millions of people worldwide, including over 1 million Americans, suffer a cardiac arrest and stroke resulting in brain injury every year. Damage occurs when the body is deprived of oxygen for extended periods of time. The most effective way to combat injury is to use cold therapy, formally called therapeutic hypothermia. Unfortunately, up to 98% of patients needing therapeutic hypothermia don't get it! Why? Ask Sergei...

2014-04-03 12:28:40

Respiratory Monitoring Helps to Protect Patients on Pain Medication CAMDEN, N.J., April 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Cooper University Health Care recently strengthened patient safety measures by expanding its use of capnography to monitor patients using patient-controlled analgesia (PCA) to regulate their pain after surgery. PCA can provide an effective way to control pain by allowing patients to self-administer small doses of pain medication intravenously, but the technology poses...

2014-04-03 11:08:53

Muscle weakness associated with physical impairments 2 years later Patients have substantial physical impairments even two years after being discharged from the hospital after a stay in an intensive care unit (ICU), new Johns Hopkins research suggests. The scientists found that for every day of bed rest in the ICU, muscle strength was between 3 and 11 percent lower over the following months and years. "Even a single day of bed rest in the ICU has a lasting impact on weakness, which...

2014-04-03 08:30:46

New initiative seeks to secure justice for families who have lost a loved one due to neglect at healthcare institutions WASHINGTON, April 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Nursing Home Complaint Center believes that, based on the calls they receive from family members, needless deaths caused by sepsis, or septic shock, is a much bigger problem than anyone knows. If a family is mourning the loss of a loved one who died from sepsis, or septic shock, after a stay in a nursing home, a rehab...

2014-04-03 08:30:31

MONMOUTH JUNCTION, N.J., April 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CytoSorbents Corporation (OTCQB: CTSO), a critical care immunotherapy company using blood purification to treat life threatening conditions in the intensive care unit, announced that Dr. Phillip Chan, MD, PhD, Chief Executive Officer of CytoSorbents, will present a corporate overview at the 13(th) Annual Needham Healthcare Conference at the Westin Grand Central Hotel in New York City, New York. Dr. Chan will present from 10:00...

2014-04-02 12:32:06

TELFORD, Pa., April 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today Draeger initiated a nationwide recall of the optional PS500 Power Supply Unit used with the Evita V500 and Babylog VN500 ventilators. This voluntary action was a result of an internal investigation by Draeger into complaints that found that the batteries installed in the PS500 depleted much earlier than expected, although the battery indicator showed a significantly charged battery. As a result, the device may not indicate a low battery...

2014-03-31 23:26:52

Therapeutic Hypothermia equipment market has over 10 devices, yet Therapeutic Hypothermia remains underused. Currently available Hypothermia systems are either ineffective, or too difficult to use, or impractical, however, new device patented by Sergei Shushunov, MD will the revolutionize hypothermia equipment market. (PRWEB) March 31, 2014 1.3 million Americans every year suffer cardiac arrest and stroke resulting in brain injury. Damage occurs when the body is deprived of oxygen for...

2014-03-26 12:28:36

CINCINNATI, March 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Septic shock is a severe systemic infection and major cause of death for the old and young alike. Unfortunately, researchers say testing new drug regimens to stop the infection is confounded because clinical trials include patients who are either too sick to be saved by experimental therapies or not sick enough to warrant the treatments. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110406/MM79025LOGO In a study published in the April...

2014-03-24 23:03:48

Stephen A. McClave, MD, Professor of Medicine, University of Louisville School of Medicine, Louisville, KY, presented on Parenteral Nutrition/Fad Diets. Glendale, CA (PRWEB) March 24, 2014 Audio-Digest Foundation announces the release of Gastroenterology Volume 28, Issue 02: Nutrition, Part 2: Parenteral Nutrition/Fad Diets. The goal of this program is to improve the use of parenteral nutrition (PN) in the hospitalized patient and promote healthy eating for weight loss. After hearing and...

2014-03-21 08:24:51

Company Introduces Next-Generation OptiScanner 6000; Platform to Add Real-Time Monitoring of Key Hemodynamic Measures in ICU Settings BRUSSELS, March 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- OptiScan Biomedical Corporation, a developer of innovative continuous monitoring systems for use in intensive care units (ICU)/critical care units (CCU), introduced its next-generation OptiScanner((TM) )product as part of a special symposium at the 34(th) International Symposium on Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine...


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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