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2014-01-08 17:32:42

A special issue on sepsis has been released by the publisher Landes Bioscience (Austin, TX USA). The articles contained in this special issue of the journal Virulence have been authored by world-class investigators and provide new insights into both the pathogen-related factors and the host defense mechanisms that lead to septic shock and contribute to its resolution or fatal outcome. Sepsis, or septic shock, is an excessive inflammatory response in answer to a serious infection, most...

2014-01-07 08:30:19

SCCM Event Examines Groundbreaking AKI Risk Assessment Biomarkers SAN DIEGO, Jan. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- An international panel of critical care experts will discuss how new biomarkers for risk assessment of acute kidney injury (AKI) could affect care of critically ill patients at a symposium being held in conjunction with the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) 43rd Critical Care Congress in San Francisco, Calif. Astute Medical, Inc. is sponsoring the event "Early AKI Assessment: Are...

2014-01-07 08:30:10

OXFORD, England, January 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- GlySure reaches major milestone in delivering continuous blood glucose monitoring (CBGM) technology to the healthcare marketplace GlySure Limited, developer of in-hospital continuous blood glucose monitoring (CBGM) systems, will present the results of its European regulatory trial at the OneMedForum 2014 conference on January 13, 2014, in San Francisco. OneMedForum 2014 will be the first...

2014-01-07 00:20:28

Cost Shift and Uncertainty BOSTON, Jan. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Health insurance is a fast changing landscape in the United States with the implementation of ObamaCare, also known as The Affordable Health Care Act. Health insurance companies are doing something called cost shifting where the cost of care gets shifted onto the patients. For people who suffer with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), this is can be a costly shift. (Photo:...

2013-12-27 04:21:10

DUBLIN, December 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/9j2n4j/mechanical ) has announced the addition of the "Global Mechanical Ventilators Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2013 - 2019" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/9j2n4j/mechanical ] report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) The global mechanical ventilators...

2013-12-16 23:00:12

Researchers have identified a potential biomarker for predicting whether a premature infant is at high risk for motor development problems, according to a study published online, December 17, in the journal Radiology. Oak Brook, IL (PRWEB) December 16, 2013 Researchers have identified a potential biomarker for predicting whether a premature infant is at high risk for motor development problems, according to a study published online in the journal Radiology. “We are living in an era in...

2013-12-10 10:33:23

Blood clots play an unexpected role in protecting the body from the deadly effects of bacteria by absorbing bacterial toxins, researchers at the University of California, Davis, have found. The research was published Dec. 2 in the journal PLoS ONE. "It's a significant addition to the short list of defenses that animals use to protect themselves against toxin-induced sepsis," said Peter Armstrong, professor of molecular and cellular biology at UC Davis and senior author on the paper....


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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  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
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