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2014-04-22 23:09:29

Fletcher Allen's NICU marks three years with zero infections from central line catheters.

2014-04-22 11:46:28

A new prediction tool can help doctors better identify patients who are at highest risk for respiratory failure after surgery and therefore prevent the often deadly condition.

2014-04-22 10:07:14

Acute respiratory distress syndrome is a leading cause of respiratory failure after surgery.

2014-04-21 08:25:35

AirFit F10 and AirFit N10 Masks Provide Comfort, Stability, and Ease of Use SAN DIEGO, April 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ResMed (NYSE: RMD) expands its ultra-light, comfortable, and award-winning

2014-04-18 10:09:07

In a review published in the April issue of Immunity, Kevin J. Tracey, MD, president of The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, says it's time to take a fresh look at the medical community's approach to treating sepsis, which kills millions worldwide every year, including more than 200,000 Americans.

2014-04-17 23:12:04

Partnership will deliver predictive analytics fed by real-time data. San Diego, CA (PRWEB) April 17, 2014 Amara Health Analytics, Inc.

2014-04-17 08:27:44

Potential to Provide Needed Breathing Support for Patients with Neuromuscular Diseases and Non-Oxygen Dependent Respiratory Diseases IRVINE, Calif., April 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --

2014-04-15 12:30:16

Capsule to Provide Amara's Clinical Vigilance(TM) for Sepsis Software as Part of its SmartLinx(TM) Medical Device Information System ANDOVER, Mass., April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --

2014-04-14 12:33:32

Dual Win Highlights Innovation in Patient-Centric Design SAN DIEGO, April 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ResMed (NYSE: RMD), an innovator and pioneer in developing products for

2014-04-10 23:27:26

On April 2, the FDA announced the nationwide recall of the optional PS500 Power Supply Unit used with the Evita V500 and Babylog VN500 ventilators by Dräger due to early depletion of battery


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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