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New Johns Hopkins research suggests that critically ill patients receiving steroids in a hospital's intensive care unit (ICU) are significantly more likely to develop delirium.
Deadly and largely unknown condition contributes to half of all hospital deaths DENVER, May 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- MSC and the Sepsis Alliance today announced a partnership to launch
Capnography Maximizes Patient Protection YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio, May 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Humility of Mary Health Partners (HMHP) hospitals have expanded their use of capnography, or
Early Mobility Improves Outcomes, Shortens Length of Stay for Patients SAN DIEGO, May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Data presented today at the American Thoracic Society (ATS) annual meeting
- Company Reinforces Commitment to Pipeline Advancement and Scientific Excellence - WARRINGTON, Pa., May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Discovery Laboratories, Inc.
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
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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