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In a study that included high-risk patients undergoing major gastrointestinal surgery, the use of a cardiac-output guided intervention to improve hemodynamics (blood flow and blood pressure) during and after surgery did not reduce complications and the risk of death after 30 days, compared with usual care.
A large study of intensive care patients in California found that public reporting of patient outcomes did not reduce mortality, but did result in reduced admission of the sickest patients to the ICU and increased transfer of critically ill patients to other hospitals.
Patients who have survived a stay in the intensive care unit (ICU) have a greatly increased risk of developing symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Technology Enhancing Acute Care Environment, Extending Care Team DENVER, May 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In intensive care units (ICU) around the country, critical care nurses are treating
Patient Engagement Can Improve Home Medical Equipment Providers Efficiency SAN DIEGO, May 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Umbian Inc., a ResMed (NYSE: RMD) company, and leading provider of
LLUCH is the first hospital in the Inland Empire and only the fourth in California to offer Neuro NICU services. Loma Linda, CA (PRWEB) May 15, 2014
MUNSTER, Ind., May 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Franciscan Healthcare-Munster recently expanded use of capnography for respiratory monitoring outside of its operating rooms, joining a growing group
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The AnchorFast Guard™ oral endotracheal tube fastener with integrated tube protection helps clinicians put patients first – with confidence. Libertyville,
HANOVER, Md., May 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Emma J.
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, 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 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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