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2014-08-07 15:42:22

The JAMA Network Journals Among mechanically ventilated intensive care unit (ICU) patients, receipt of high-protein nutrition via a feeding tube enriched with immune-modulating nutrients (such as glutamine, omega-3 fatty acids, and antioxidants) vs standard high-protein nutrition did not result in a significant difference in the incidence of new complications and may be harmful, as suggested by an increased risk of death at 6 months, according to a study in the August 6 issue of JAMA....

2014-08-06 12:28:15

DUBLIN, Aug. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Ventilators Market to 2020 - Technical Advances and Hospital Expansion Serve as Distinct Regional Growth Drivers" report to their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 The global ventilators market was valued at $765.3m in 2013 and is forecast to exceed $1 billion by 2020, increasing at a CAGR of 5%. The increasing prevalence of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD),...

2014-08-05 11:38:33

Fujita Health University, ICMS Genomic responses in mouse models greatly mimic human inflammatory diseases Mouse models of human diseases are essential research tools that are widely used in the medical sciences to increase our understanding of the pathogenesis and pathophysiology of various diseases, and to search for cures. Despite the widespread use of mice as animal models of disease, in 2013, Seok et al. reported that mouse models poorly mimic human inflammatory diseases, such as...

2014-08-05 08:32:08

MONMOUTH JUNCTION, N.J., Aug. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CytoSorbents Corporation (OTCQB: CTSO), a critical care immunotherapy company using blood purification to treat life-threatening illnesses, announced distribution of its CytoSorb(®) extracorporeal cytokine adsorber in Taiwan through an exclusive agreement with Hemoscien Corporation. This multi-year agreement is subject to annual minimum guaranteed orders of CytoSorb(®) to maintain exclusivity....

2014-08-04 16:25:39

DALLAS, August 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ReportsnReports.com offers "Ventilators Market to 2020 - TechnicalAdvances and Hospital Expansion Serve as Distinct Regional Growth Drivers", which is an August 2014 publication discussing the market, competitive landscape, and trends for three ventilator market segments: Adult/pediatric, neonatal and transport ventilators. It provides comprehensive information on the key trends affecting these segments, and key analytical content on the...

2014-08-01 16:23:39

Nutrition support protocols should be developed to provide bedside nurses guidance regarding enteral feeding, according to Critical Care Nurse ALISO VIEJO, Calif., Aug. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Varying practices and frequent lapses in nutrition delivery can put critically ill patients at greater risk for malnutrition and associated complications, according to an article in the August issue of Critical Care Nurse (CCN). "Interruptions in Enteral Nutrition Delivery in Critically Ill Patients and...

2014-07-29 08:33:53

DUBLIN, July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Global Respiratory Devices Market 2014-2018" report to their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 A respiratory device is a medical device used to provide medication or assist a patient who is having difficulty in breathing and cannot achieve adequate oxygen levels to maintain life. Patients with respiratory disorders such as cystic fibrosis, asthma, COPD, and ARDS require...

2014-07-24 16:26:25

RALEIGH-DURHAM, N.C., July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- LSI Medience Corporation today announced that the company has signed an Agreement with Kineticos, a Raleigh-Durham, NC based life sciences consulting company. Kineticos will support LSI Medience in identifying opportunities for Presepsin, a new biomarker in sepsis management, to demonstrate utility in clinical trials. The Presepsin biomarker testing product has shown potential utility in diagnosis of sepsis, prognosis of septic...

2014-07-21 04:21:48

TAIPEI, July 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Apex Medical Corporation (Apex, TWSE: 4106), a leading player in the Respiratory Therapy and Pressure Area Care sectors, announces that the United States International Trade Commission (USITC) has issued a final advisory opinion, determining that Apex's newly designed XT series continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) water tank and Wizard 220 mask are free from the patent claims asserted by ResMed, one of Apex's major competitors. Apex...

2014-07-18 08:24:38

Castlight Health Conducts First-of-Its-Kind Analysis of The Leapfrog Hospital Survey's Safety and Quality Data, Examining Factors Such As Medication Errors, Maternity Care and High-Risk Surgeries WASHINGTON, July 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Leapfrog Group (Leapfrog) today issued the Results of 2013 Leapfrog Hospital Survey, an in-depth examination of seven key areas of hospital quality and safety: medication errors, maternity care, high-risk surgeries, Intensive Care Unit (ICU)...


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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