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2013-09-09 12:27:23

Alliance for Aging Research releases short film that teaches the signs of sepsis and the importance of acting quickly to save patients and loved ones from this deadly disease WASHINGTON, Sept. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Every year more than one million Americans develop sepsis--a life-threatening medical condition that arises when the body initiates a powerful immune response against an infection. Anyone can get sepsis but two-thirds of all cases occur in people over the...

2013-09-05 23:01:10

Jordan Herbst, a 14-year-old resident of Bishop, Calif., is at home recovering from a life-threatening and rare infection with hantavirus, through the efforts of pediatric specialists at hospitals in Inyo County, Reno, Nev., and at UC Davis Children’s Hospital. Sacramento, Calif. (PRWEB) September 05, 2013 Jordan Herbst, a 14-year-old resident of Bishop, Calif., is at home recovering from a life-threatening and rare infection with hantavirus, through the efforts of pediatric specialists...

2013-09-03 16:27:42

KNOXVILLE, Tenn., Sept. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- TeamHealth, one of the nation's largest providers of outsourced physician staffing solutions for hospitals, announces the appointment of Aryeh Shander, MD, FCCM, FCCP, as director of research for TeamHealth Anesthesia, effective Sept. 1. In his new role, Dr. Shander will work to improve clinical outcomes through the direction and coordination of all TeamHealth Anesthesia clinical research initiatives. "Dr. Shander is a passionate...

2013-09-03 08:27:43

Minimal Contact Mask Offers New Level of Comfort SAN DIEGO, Sept. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- ResMed, an innovator and pioneer in developing products for the treatment of sleep-disordered breathing and respiratory conditions, today announced a new nasal mask, the Swift(TM) FX Nano, for use with positive airway pressure (PAP) therapy. This mask, available now throughout the U.S., represents a significant breakthrough for the nasal mask category. (Photo:...

2013-08-28 08:27:28

Primary investigator presents results at the World Federation of Societies of Intensive and Critical Care Medicine (WFSICCM) Congress OXFORD, England, August 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- GlySure Limited, developer of in-hospital continuous blood glucose monitoring (CBGM) systems, today announced that a study demonstrating the effectiveness of its technology in continuously measuring blood glucose levels in post-surgical cardiac surgery patients will be presented at the World...

2013-08-21 12:27:30

Doctors at EJK Duisburg in Germany Successfully Treated Respiratory Distress Syndrome in a 55-Year-Old Male Suffering from Refractory Cardiogenic Shock TUCSON, Ariz., Aug. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- SynCardia Systems, Inc. (www.syncardia.com), manufacturer of the world's first and only FDA, Health Canada and CE (Europe) approved Total Artificial Heart, announced today that doctors at EJK Duisburg in Germany have published the first case report detailing use of single-site cannulation...

2013-08-20 04:21:16

BREA, Calif., Aug. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- On August 20, 2013, Apex Medical Corp. announced at a press conference its challenges to six of the seven patents that were involved in an investigation by the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC), which was terminated by the ITC on August 9, as well as introduction of products related to obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) syndrome. Apex has brought invalidity challenges before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) against six of...

2013-08-19 23:20:36

A Florida InventHelp® client has invented the Chest Tube Milker, a medical invention, which is being submitted to companies for review. Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) August 19, 2013 A nurse from Miramar, Fla., has developed an accessory that makes it easier and less taxing for a nurse to milk a patient's chest tube after thoracic surgery. "The CHEST TUBE MILKER would save nurses time and energy, while also being safe for the patient and very hygienic. Also, the nurse's hands...

2013-08-19 14:01:58

Medical organizations are participating in a campaign to help clinicians and patients avoid wasteful and sometimes harmful medical interventions. Recently, experts in pediatric and adult health from diverse geographic locations of the United States and from a mix of academic and non- academic settings shared their experiences, consulted their colleagues, and analyzed numerous studies in the medical literature to determine the top recommendations for improving healthcare value. Following these...

2013-08-15 14:44:34

A neonatologist at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is the senior author of a large new study that found that current non-invasive techniques for respiratory support are less effective than widely assumed, in reducing the incidence of severe lung injury in very premature infants. Neonatologists commonly use non-invasive nasal ventilation instead of mechanical ventilation via a breathing tube, in hopes of avoiding bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD). Frequently a by-product of...


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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