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2014-04-17 08:27:44

Potential to Provide Needed Breathing Support for Patients with Neuromuscular Diseases and Non-Oxygen Dependent Respiratory Diseases IRVINE, Calif., April 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Breathe Technologies, Inc. announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted the fifth 510(k) clearance for its Non-Invasive Open Ventilation (NIOV) System, allowing its use with compressed air supply for non-oxygen dependent patients. The previous four FDA clearances cover the...

2014-04-15 12:30:16

Capsule to Provide Amara's Clinical Vigilance(TM) for Sepsis Software as Part of its SmartLinx(TM) Medical Device Information System ANDOVER, Mass., April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Capsule Tech, Inc., the leading global provider of medical device integration solutions, announced it will exclusively resell in North America Clinical Vigilance(TM) for Sepsis software from Amara Health Analytics, Inc. Clinical Vigilance(TM) for Sepsis is a clinical decision support system based on...

2014-04-14 12:33:32

Dual Win Highlights Innovation in Patient-Centric Design SAN DIEGO, April 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ResMed (NYSE: RMD), an innovator and pioneer in developing products for the treatment of sleep-disordered breathing and other respiratory conditions, has won two Red Dot Product Design Awards for 2014 -- one for its AirFit(TM) P10 nasal pillows mask and one for its soon-to-be-launched Astral(TM) 150 life support ventilator. A repeat winner, having been recognized in 2010 for its S9(TM)...

2014-04-10 23:27:26

On April 2, the FDA announced the nationwide recall of the optional PS500 Power Supply Unit used with the Evita V500 and Babylog VN500 ventilators by Dräger due to early depletion of battery charge. In light of this news, AttorneyOne, a recognized authority on law, updated the website providing detailed information to consumers. San Diego, CA (PRWEB) April 10, 2014 AttorneyOne.com, a recognized authority on law, update the website daily regarding all the latest information from the...

2014-04-04 12:27:28

BUFFALO GROVE, Ill., April 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Tens of millions of people worldwide, including over 1 million Americans, suffer a cardiac arrest and stroke resulting in brain injury every year. Damage occurs when the body is deprived of oxygen for extended periods of time. The most effective way to combat injury is to use cold therapy, formally called therapeutic hypothermia. Unfortunately, up to 98% of patients needing therapeutic hypothermia don't get it! Why? Ask Sergei...

2014-04-03 12:28:40

Respiratory Monitoring Helps to Protect Patients on Pain Medication CAMDEN, N.J., April 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Cooper University Health Care recently strengthened patient safety measures by expanding its use of capnography to monitor patients using patient-controlled analgesia (PCA) to regulate their pain after surgery. PCA can provide an effective way to control pain by allowing patients to self-administer small doses of pain medication intravenously, but the technology poses...

2014-04-03 11:08:53

Muscle weakness associated with physical impairments 2 years later Patients have substantial physical impairments even two years after being discharged from the hospital after a stay in an intensive care unit (ICU), new Johns Hopkins research suggests. The scientists found that for every day of bed rest in the ICU, muscle strength was between 3 and 11 percent lower over the following months and years. "Even a single day of bed rest in the ICU has a lasting impact on weakness, which...

2014-04-03 08:30:46

New initiative seeks to secure justice for families who have lost a loved one due to neglect at healthcare institutions WASHINGTON, April 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Nursing Home Complaint Center believes that, based on the calls they receive from family members, needless deaths caused by sepsis, or septic shock, is a much bigger problem than anyone knows. If a family is mourning the loss of a loved one who died from sepsis, or septic shock, after a stay in a nursing home, a rehab...

2014-04-03 08:30:31

MONMOUTH JUNCTION, N.J., April 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CytoSorbents Corporation (OTCQB: CTSO), a critical care immunotherapy company using blood purification to treat life threatening conditions in the intensive care unit, announced that Dr. Phillip Chan, MD, PhD, Chief Executive Officer of CytoSorbents, will present a corporate overview at the 13(th) Annual Needham Healthcare Conference at the Westin Grand Central Hotel in New York City, New York. Dr. Chan will present from 10:00...

2014-04-02 12:32:06

TELFORD, Pa., April 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today Draeger initiated a nationwide recall of the optional PS500 Power Supply Unit used with the Evita V500 and Babylog VN500 ventilators. This voluntary action was a result of an internal investigation by Draeger into complaints that found that the batteries installed in the PS500 depleted much earlier than expected, although the battery indicator showed a significantly charged battery. As a result, the device may not indicate a low battery...


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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