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2013-07-09 08:30:07

Studies show the ExSpiron's quantitative measurements of respiration demonstrate value in a number of clinical settings WALTHAM, Mass., July 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Data supporting the accuracy and utility of the new ExSpiron 1Xi monitoring system continues to mount with presentations at major medical conferences. At the International Anesthesia Research Society Meeting held May 4-7 in San Diego, CA, four separate presentations demonstrated the ExSpiron system's utility in a...

2013-07-01 19:12:08

The American Thoracic Society has released an official statement on the ethical and health policy considerations surrounding adult and pediatric controlled organ donation after circulatory determination of death (DCDD), the recovery of organs after cessation of circulation from patients with severe neurological, neuromuscular or pulmonary disease for whom decisions are made to forego additional life-prolonging treatments. The ATS developed the statement with input from the Society of...

2013-06-28 12:23:55

MURRYSVILLE, Pa., June 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Philips Respironics, a unit of Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHI) and a pioneer in science-based sleep solutions, today announces a significant advancement in sleep therapy with the commercial release of a first of its kind minimal contact nasal mask - Wisp. Designed to fit more than 98% of sleep apnea patients, Wisp brings distinctive styling and patented technology for a better overall mask experience that may improve patient...

2013-06-28 08:24:09

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va., June 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Shapiro, Lewis, Appleton & Favaloro law firm reached a settlement agreement in a case involving a victim who died as a result of an intubation error by an anesthesiologist. The settlement total is between $1.5 million and $2 million. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130628/PH40069-a)(Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130628/PH40069LOGO-b) The firm's client was a 58-year-old man who suffered a...

2013-06-28 08:23:15

Documented Caloric Requirements in Medical Records Lead to Higher Caloric Intake and Improved Critical Outcomes, According to Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Report PHILADELPHIA, June 28, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For the first time, researchers investigated enteral nutrition and caloric requirements (CR) among critically ill children in a new report published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. This study also showed the value of...

2013-06-26 12:32:00

CHARLOTTE, N.C., June 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Southeast Anesthesiology Consultants' physicians continue to volunteer for surgical teams that travel regularly to Central America and other countries to perform procedures and, perhaps equally important, train physicians there to do the surgeries on their own. Their work is part of the International Medical Outreach Program, a partnership between Carolinas HealthCare System and the Heineman Foundation of Charlotte, whose mission is to...

2013-06-25 12:28:58

CARLSBAD, Calif., June 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Respironics California, Inc., a Philips Healthcare business, today announced that the company's worldwide recall of approximately 19,200 Philips Respironics V60 Ventilators has been designated a Class I recall by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). On June 4, Respironics initiated a voluntary recall to correct a software issue that may cause the V60 ventilator device to shut down. Following FDA review, Respironics was notified...

2013-06-19 08:29:02

WEYMOUTH, Mass. and IRVINE, Calif., June 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Masimo (NASDAQ: MASI) and South Shore Hospital, ranked among the top three hospitals in Massachusetts by U.S. News & World Report (2012-13), jointly announce that South Shore Hospital has converted to Masimo SET(®) pulse oximetry and sensor technologies, used at leading health organizations worldwide. Masimo SET(®) pulse oximetry virtually eliminates false alarms(1) and increases a clinician's ability to detect...

2013-06-13 23:26:05

Spike Out Sepsis, the award-winning sand volleyball tournament, will be taking over Columbus courts on Saturday, June 22, 2013. For the fifth straight year, teams from around central Ohio will be competing to raise funds and awareness for sepsis, which kills more people in the United States each year than breast cancer, lung cancer, and prostate cancer combined. COLUMBUS, OHIO (PRWEB) June 13, 2013 The fifth annual Spike Out Sepsis, an award-winning sand volleyball tournament, is coming...

2013-06-13 16:26:13

KABUL, Afghanistan, June 13, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Bayat Foundation, led by entrepreneur and philanthropist Ehsanollah Bayat, recently inaugurated a new pediatric intensive care unit (ICU) and critical care unit (CCU) at Indira Gandhi Hospital in Kabul. The facility, rebuilt atop the debris of an unused, ruined section of the building in less than five months, features advanced remote patient monitoring technology, modern beds and medical equipment, and a variety of additional...


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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