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2013-09-25 23:31:09

Texas Children’s Hospital has introduced a music therapy program for infants in neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) and inpatient rehabilitation which helps the families bond with their babies. Houston, TX (PRWEB) September 25, 2013 Texas Children’s Hospital has launched a new program that provides music therapy to babies in the hospital’s neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) and the inpatient rehabilitation unit. To watch a video about Texas Children’s Music Therapy program,...

2013-09-24 10:58:46

Study shows need for improved detection of sepsis for all women in labor Rates of severe sepsis and deaths from sepsis among U.S. women hospitalized for delivery have risen sharply over the last decade, reports a study in the October issue of Anesthesia & Analgesia, official journal of the International Anesthesia Research Society (IARS). "Maternal severe sepsis and sepsis-related deaths are increasing in the United States," concludes the report by Dr Melissa E. Bauer of University...

2013-09-19 13:18:10

Active brain state beyond the deep coma associated with a flat EEG Researchers from the University of Montreal and their colleagues have found brain activity beyond a flat line EEG, which they have called Nu-complexes (from the Greek letter Νν). According to existing scientific data, researchers and doctors had established that beyond the so-called "flat line" (flat electroencephalogram or EEG), there is nothing at all, no brain activity, no possibility of life. This major discovery...

2013-09-11 07:57:10

Asian/Pacific Islander patients were more likely and Hispanic patients less likely to die of a subarachnoid hemorrhage Race or ethnicity can be a significant clue in the United States as to who will survive a kind of stroke known as a subarachnoid hemorrhage and who will be discharged to institutional care, a new study has found. Compared to Caucasians, Asian/Pacific Islander patients were more likely and Hispanic patients less likely to die of a subarachnoid hemorrhage, or SAH, while...

2013-09-10 23:21:32

Continuing their tradition of providing 24/7 access to the best non-surgical treatment available for sleep apnea, GoCPAP.com is pleased to announce the addition of four state-of-the-art CPAP masks to their line of medical equipment for the treatment and management of breathing sleep disorders and other respiratory diseases. Charlotte, NC (PRWEB) September 10, 2013 GoCPAP.com was born offering patients round-the-clock access to the best in care and service for the treatment of Obstructive...

2013-09-09 23:21:29

Awareness is lower among men, younger Americans. San Diego, California (PRWEB) September 09, 2013 Four in ten adult Americans have never heard of sepsis, one of the deadliest diseases, responsible for more deaths annually than breast, prostate, and lung cancers combined, according to the results of a recent sepsis awareness poll commissioned by Sepsis Alliance and conducted by Harris Interactive. The number of people who indicated they had heard of sepsis marked an increase of four...


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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Word of the Day
cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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