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2014-07-08 23:08:44

Live P.A.C.E.-accredited webinar features new data presented by leading experts in infectious diseases and microbiology. Northbrook, IL (PRWEB) July 08, 2014 Nanosphere, Inc. (NASDAQ: NSPH), a company enhancing medicine through targeted molecular diagnostics, today announced that it will host an interactive webinar entitled: “Each Hour Counts: The Clinical and Economic Case for Rapid Sepsis Diagnostics.” The complimentary webinar will be held on Thursday, July 17, 2014 at 1:00 p.m....

2014-07-08 09:55:53

Imperial College London Preterm babies admitted to high volume neonatal units are less likely to die compared to those admitted to low volume units, according to researchers. A study, published in BMJ Open, has provided new estimates to assess how organizational factors in England impact clinical outcomes of infants born preterm. Results demonstrated that for preterm babies born at less than 33 weeks gestation, the odds of dying in hospital were 32 per cent less if they were...

2014-07-08 09:44:55

BMJ-British Medical Journal And 50 percent higher for very premature babies born after less than 27 weeks of pregnancy The advantage is particularly evident for very premature babies born after less than 27 weeks of pregnancy, where the figure rises to 50%, prompting the authors to conclude that new services for newborns should promote delivery of very preterm babies in high volume units. How best to organize critical care for newborns has been the focus of intense debate, with the...

2014-07-07 08:24:43

NEW YORK, July 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Wellness Network, parent company of The Newborn Channel, today announced that Your NICU Baby, a new parent education resource for Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICUs), earned four awards in various health and wellness categories in the 20(th) Annual Communicator Awards. The Communicator Awards are judged and overseen by the Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts (AIVA), a 600+ member organization of leading professionals from various disciplines of...

2014-07-02 12:28:25

LONDON and NEW YORK, July 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- http://www.abmrg.com/North-America-Respiratory-Disposable-Device-Market-Trends-and-Potential-2006-2019.html The North American respiratory disposables and anesthesia disposables market has registered an annual growth of around 6% in the last decade and is forecast to grow more than double by 2019. Respiratory and anesthesia disposables or consumables are primarily used in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD),...

2014-06-30 16:26:31

CANTON, Mass., June 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick today signed a landmark law that will establish safe patient limits for registered nurses who work in all the state's hospital intensive care units, ensuring that no nurse can be assigned more than one patient or in certain circumstances, no more than two patients based on the assessment of the nurses on that unit. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20060525/NETH016LOGO The Governor's...

2014-06-30 16:26:17

DENVER, June 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- National Jewish Health has contracted with Banner Health to provide remote, electronic intensive care services for 21 Banner Health hospitals across the Western United States. From a room on the main campus in Denver, National Jewish Health intensive-care experts use a suite of electronic resources to monitor seriously ill patients and provide guidance on their care. They join two other teams, in Phoenix and Los Angeles, on the Banner...

2014-06-30 08:31:38

ClearSight system enables clinicians to reduce risk of post-surgical complications IRVINE, Calif., June 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Edwards Lifesciences Corporation (NYSE: EW), the global leader in the science of heart valves and hemodynamic monitoring, today announced it has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance for the ClearSight system. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click:...

2014-06-28 12:20:57

American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (A.S.P.E.N.) Current guidelines to help prevent bloodstream infections during intravenous feeding may need revisions to strengthen protections for patients, a new study finds. Researchers at the United Kingdom's University of Southampton found that current guidelines do not account for other independent factors that can affect the growth of potentially deadly microorganisms. Their study was published today in the OnlineFirst version...

2014-06-26 23:09:26

Live webinar July 17 features leading experts in microbiology, infectious diseases and antimicrobial resistance. Toronto, Canada (PRWEB) June 26, 2014 Sepsis is responsible for more than 1.6 million hospitalizations each year in the United States, resulting in nearly 200,000 deaths and over $20 billion in associated healthcare costs. Sepsis is frequently caused by bacterial infections in the bloodstream. Traditional diagnostics for bloodstream infections can take as many as 2 to 4 days,...


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
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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