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2014-06-04 08:32:17

LONDON, June 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report: U.S. Markets for Anesthesia, Respiratory and Sleep Management Deviceshttp://www.reportbuyer.com/pharma_healthcare/medical_devices/u_s_markets_anesthesia_respiratory_sleep_management_devices.html The U.S. market for anesthesia, respiratory and sleep management devices is showing signs of sustained recovery, with particularly strong growth in sleep and oxygen therapy markets.This market...

2014-06-03 08:32:47

DENVER, June 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Naturs Design Inc., the maker of RemZzzs CPAP mask liners, is announcing the debut of a long-awaited product for customers with nasal pillows style PAP masks. Along with users of more traditional PAP mask styles, users of nasal pillows frequently end up with skin irritation and tissue breakdown. In addition, the skin breakdown occurs at the point of mask insertion into the patient's nostrils, an extremely sensitive area, and is a major reason that...

2014-05-30 23:16:50

On May 23, the FDA announced that Fisher and Paykel Healthcare Infant Nasal CPAP Prongs are recalled because prongs may detach from nasal tubing and interrupt therapy. In light of this news, AttorneyOne, a recognized authority on law, updated the website providing detailed information to consumers. San Diego, CA (PRWEB) May 30, 2014 AttorneyOne.com, a recognized authority on law, update the website daily regarding all the latest information from the FDA on safety alerts for Infant Nasal...

2014-05-30 23:06:49

GIA announces the release of a comprehensive global report on Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Monitors markets. Global market for Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Monitors is projected to reach US$538.8 million by 2020, driven by aging population, growing patient monitoring needs, increasing prevalence of breathing disorders, favorable regulations, and technological advancements. San Jose, California (PRWEB) May 30, 2014 Follow us on LinkedIn – Growing prevalence of breathing disorders and aging population...

2014-05-29 23:15:44

On May 22, the FDA announced that Baxter Abacus TPN Calculation Software is recalled (Class I) because software errors may cause toxic/overdose symptoms. In light of this news, AttorneyOne, a recognized authority on law, updated the website providing detailed information to consumers. San Diego, CA (PRWEB) May 29, 2014 AttorneyOne.com, a recognized authority on law, update the website daily regarding all the latest information from the FDA on safety alerts for Baxter Abacus TPN...

2014-05-28 23:14:49

Medical Predictive Science Corporation has broadened its portfolio of life-saving neonatal monitors with HeRO Solo – a turnkey single patient HeRO monitor; HeRO monitors detect early signs of distress in NICU patients, commonly caused by infection and other potentially life-threatening illnesses. In the largest randomized controlled trial ever published among NICU patients, HeRO monitoring reduced mortality by 22%. Charlottesville, VA (PRWEB) May 28, 2014 Medical Predictive Science...

2014-05-28 08:42:06

Johns Hopkins Medicine 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. Results of their research, they say, suggest minimizing the use of steroids could reduce delirium in the ICU. While it usually goes away after a few days, studies show delirium in the ICU has a long-term impact. It has been associated with worse functional recovery and cognitive impairments...

2014-05-27 12:30:59

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 a Colorado-focused public awareness campaign around sepsis, a medical emergency that contributes to as many as half of all hospital deaths.(i) The campaign will encourage caregivers to learn the signs of sepsis and seek medical treatment quickly, and will ask providers to improve early identification...

2014-05-21 08:30:17

Capnography Maximizes Patient Protection YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio, May 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Humility of Mary Health Partners (HMHP) hospitals have expanded their use of capnography, or breath monitoring, to include patients outside the operating room. St. Elizabeth Health Center, St. Joseph Health Center and St. Elizabeth Boardman Health Center join a growing group of healthcare leaders in embracing this state-of-the-art patient safety technology. Not getting enough oxygen can lead to...

2014-05-20 16:25:40

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 in San Diego, Calif., highlights a major gap in patient care in intensive care units (ICU) around the country. Research has demonstrated that patients in the ICU achieve significantly better outcomes when the process of "early mobility" - having patients sit, stand and move their bodies early in...


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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