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2014-04-03 11:08:53

Patients have substantial physical impairments even two years after being discharged from the hospital after a stay in an intensive care unit (ICU).

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

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

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.

2014-03-31 23:26:52

Therapeutic Hypothermia equipment market has over 10 devices, yet Therapeutic Hypothermia remains underused.

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.

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

2014-03-20 08:29:59

WALTHAM, Mass., March 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- EarlySense®, the market leader in contact free monitoring solutions, today

2014-03-14 16:22:58

BATESVILLE, Ind., March 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- This week Hill-Rom (NYSE: HRC) is featuring the Progressa® bed system, the next generation of intensive care unit (ICU) bed systems, at the American


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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obdormition
  • Sleep; the state or condition of being asleep.
  • The state or condition of numbness of a part due to pressure on a nerve: as, the obdormition of a limb.
The word 'obdormition' comes from a Latin word meaning "to fall asleep".
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