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Automated System Could Monitor Drug-Induced Comas Accurately
2013-11-01 10:32:56

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A patient with a traumatic brain injury will sometimes be placed into a medically-induced coma, which allows the brain time to heal and dangerous swelling to subside. Brought about through the use of general anesthesia drugs, medically-induced comas can last for days. In the current system, doctors and nurses need to monitor these patients to ensure they are at the right level of sedation. A new study published in the journal PLOS...

2013-10-31 08:31:59

Studies also show sepsis hospitalizations on the rise, while fewer than half of American adults even know what sepsis is. SAN DIEGO, Oct. 31, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- With much of the country focused on the rollout of Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (also known as Obamacare), the nation's leading sepsis patient advocacy group praised the findings of a recent study, which found that the most expensive condition treated in hospitals is sepsis, accounting for over $20 billion in...

2013-10-30 08:31:28

OXFORD, England, October 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- GlySure making important progress in delivering continuous blood glucose monitoring (CBGM) technology to the healthcare marketplace GlySure Limited today announced that it has completed patient enrollment for the multicenter CE Mark trial of its in-hospital continuous blood glucose monitoring (CBGM) system. The trial, led by Principal Investigator Dr. Krishna Prasad, comprised 30 post surgery...

2013-10-29 23:02:12

Vinay M. Nadkarni, M.D. to be honored for contributions to pediatric critical care and resuscitation science Philadelphia, Pa. (PRWEB) October 29, 2013 The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia is pleased to announce that Vinay M. Nadkarni, M.D., a critical care medicine physician and director of the Center for Simulation, Advanced Education and Innovation at CHOP, has received the Distinguished Career Award from the American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Critical Care (SOCC) during...

2013-10-22 08:31:25

ANAHEIM, Calif., Oct. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Questcor Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: QCOR) announced today that it will commence a Phase 2 study to explore the efficacy and safety of H.P. Acthar® Gel (repository corticotropin injection) for Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS). The Company's Investigational New Drug (IND) application for the study has been reviewed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and is now active. ARDS is an acute life-threatening lung condition...

2013-10-21 23:27:31

A breakthrough technology implemented in a tiny mobile device allowing to monitor patient's vital signs and other biomedical parameters remotely and continuously, giving the user a freedom and a choice of the lifestyle, while giving the doctor the full pattern of changes and trends of vital signs and other monitored parameters. Being in high demand by the medical, wellness, and sports communities, the first products - Sensogram and SensoTRACK have been successfully demonstrated at the...

2013-10-17 16:47:02

Medical technology has improved the survival rates of premature infants, but adverse developmental outcomes are a continuing problem. Researchers have turned their attention to the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), where premature infants spend their first few weeks or months, for potential answers. In a new study scheduled for publication in The Journal of Pediatrics, researchers studied the relationship between different room types in the NICU and the developmental outcomes of the...

Fast Blood Test For Sepsis
2013-10-17 12:27:17

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Commonly referred to as 'blood poisoning,’ sepsis is a deadly condition caused by the body's inflammatory reaction to a bacterial infection that often results in tissue and organ damage. Now, preliminary studies at King's College London indicate that a simple genetic test can diagnose the condition in two hours instead of the two days required for a traditional diagnosis, according to a new study in the open access journal PLOS ONE....

2013-10-17 08:29:19

Important Neonatal Clinical Development Program Expected to Begin 4Q'13 WARRINGTON, Pa., Oct. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Discovery Laboratories, Inc. (NASDAQ: DSCO), a specialty biotechnology company dedicated to advancing a new standard of respiratory critical care, today announced that it has submitted an investigational new drug (IND) application to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to initiate its AEROSURF(®) phase 2 clinical program. The FDA has confirmed receipt of...

2013-10-10 08:28:48

First FDA Clearance of Passive, Non-Invasive Technique Could Transform Cardiovascular Medicine SAN DIEGO, Oct. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Sotera(®) Wireless, Inc. today announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has cleared the Company's patented continuous non-invasive blood pressure (cNIBP) technology, a new feature of the ViSi Mobile(®) wireless patient monitoring system. For the first time clinicians can continuously monitor all patient vital signs, including beat-to-beat...


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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