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Premature Babies Can Benefit From Massage
2013-05-16 06:05:56

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Many adults turn to massage therapy for stress relief, but new research published in the journal Early Human Development suggests that some pre-term infants forced to spend time in newborn intensive care units (NICU) could also benefit from muscle manipulation. Pre-term infants (preemies) are typically born under-developed and with an immature autonomic nervous system (ANS), which controls the body´s stress response and...

2013-05-15 08:30:21

IRVINE, Calif., May 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Masimo (NASDAQ: MASI) announced today a new study in the British Journal of Anesthesia demonstrates that Masimo's noninvasive PVI(®) can be used to help clinicians accurately assess fluid responsiveness in mechanically ventilated children under general anesthesia,(1) adding to the growing body of evidence that shows the efficacy of PVI across a wide range of patient populations. Hemodynamic instability is a common challenge in surgical and...

2013-05-13 23:03:57

Author Andrew Penman´s inspiring story helps others suffering from brain trauma. CARDIFF, Wales (PRWEB) May 13, 2013 Life doesn´t end after traumatic brain injury. Andrew Penman tells his unique story of recovery in his new book, “Andrew Penman´s Long Unwinding Road: An Inspiring Story of Natural Self-Healing.” The book follows Penman after a March 1989 car accident left him in a coma. Upon awakening, Andrew and his loved ones realized the hard work was just...

2013-05-10 12:24:04

After Posting More Than $88 Million in Profits, UMass Memorial Medical Center Has Slashed its Nursing and Support Staff in the Last Two Years and Has Gone From Being the Best Staffed Hospital in the City to the Worst, While Also Posting Among the Lowest Rankings in the State for Quality Patient Care WORCESTER, Mass., May 10, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In response to deteriorating patient care conditions, the registered nurses who work at the Worcester-based hospital campuses of...

2013-05-08 17:49:33

A new study suggests that regularity of bedtime prior to initiation of continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy is an important factor that may influence treatment compliance in adults with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Results show that bedtime variability was a significant predictor of CPAP adherence, which was defined as four or more hours of treatment use per night. The odds of one-month CPAP non-adherence were 3.7 times greater for every one unit increase in habitual, or...

2013-05-08 08:30:04

Use of SpHb® Noninvasive Hemoglobin Is Part of Leading Medical Teaching Facility's Standardization to Masimo SET® Pulse Oximetry BURSA, Turkey and IRVINE, Calif., May 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Masimo (NASDAQ: MASI) and Uludag University Hospital, one of the top educational healthcare facilities in all of Turkey, announce that Uludag has added Masimo SpHb(® )- a breakthrough technology that allows clinicians to noninvasively and continuously monitor hemoglobin blood...

2013-05-07 12:47:26

A study by Tracy A. Balboni, M.D., M.P.H., of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, and colleagues suggests that spiritual care and end-of-life (EoL) discussions by the medical team may be associated with reduced aggressive treatment. The study included 343 patients with advanced cancer. EoL care in the final week included hospice, aggressive EoL measures (care in an intensive care unit, resuscitation or ventilation), and ICU death. Patients reporting high spiritual support from...

2013-05-07 10:55:12

First use of pumpless paracorporeal assist device in the very young, presentation at 93rd AATS Annual Meeting Adults with end-stage respiratory failure and pulmonary hypertension requiring ECMO (extracorporeal membrane oxygenation) have been "bridged" toward lung transplantation with novel lung assist devices such as the Novalung. This and related devices work based on pumpless application of oxygenators. A presentation by David M. Hoganson, MD, and colleagues from Washington University...

2013-05-06 20:50:48

In a randomized trial performed to help resolve the uncertainty about the optimal oxygen saturation therapy in extremely preterm infants, researchers found that targeting saturations of 85 percent to 89 percent compared with 91 percent to 95 percent had no significant effect on the rate of death or disability at 18 months, according to a study published by JAMA. The study is being released early online to coincide with its presentation at the Pediatric Academic Societies annual meeting....

2013-05-06 16:27:01

BATESVILLE, Ind., May 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Hill-Rom Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: HRC), a global leader in healthcare technologies, today announced that it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to market the MetaNeb(®) 4.0 System, the company's latest advancement in airway clearance technology for enhanced patient care in the hospital. Delivering therapy through airway oscillation (Continuous High Frequency Oscillation) and continuous pressure (Continuous...


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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