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2014-03-05 08:30:42

LAUSANNE, Switzerland and SEATTLE, March 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Immunexpress Group (Immunexpress) and Debiopharm Diagnostics SA (Debiopharm), today announced the securing of six million U.S. dollars from a financing round, led by Debiopharm. The funding will be used to advance development of the Immunexpress SeptiCyte(R) technology and bring one of the company's late-stage sepsis diagnostic products through to market. Immunexpress is a molecular diagnostic company...

2014-02-27 23:26:37

GoCPAP.com helps alleviate the concerns of individuals with high deductible health plans who require CPAP machines and supplies but struggle with the associated high costs. Patients suffering from Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) and other respiratory diseases can now purchase the equipment and obtain the care they need at a discounted rate. Charlotte, NC (PRWEB) February 27, 2014 GoCPAP.com was created by a team of sleep therapy experts with over 54 years of combined experience in the Home...

2014-02-26 16:27:17

AMHERST, N.Y., Feb. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ONY, Inc., a pioneer in neonatal pharmaceutical development, has reached an agreement with Recordati Rare Diseases to co-promote NeoProfen(®) (ibuprofen lysine) Injection. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140226/CL72787LOGO ) NeoProfen® is indicated to close a clinically significant Patent Ductus Arteriosis (PDA) in premature infants weighing between 500 and 1500 grams, who are no more than 32 weeks gestational age when...

2014-02-25 13:43:31

A computerized safety checklist that automatically pulls information from patients' electronic medical records was associated with a threefold drop in rates of one serious type of hospital-acquired infection, according to a study by researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford. The study, conducted in the hospital's pediatric intensive care unit, targeted bloodstream infections that begin in central lines - catheters inserted...

2014-02-24 08:30:20

First Multi-Parameter Monitor with Contact-Free Sensing to Help Providers Avoid Adverse Events WALTHAM, Mass., Feb. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- EarlySense(®), the market leader in proactive patient care solutions, together with Welch Allyn, a leading medical diagnostic device company that delivers pragmatic innovation at the point of care, announced today an ongoing strategic partnership. Both companies have recently introduced technologically advanced products, including a wide range...

2014-02-24 08:30:19

DUBLIN, February 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/ghb74v/mechanical ) has announced the addition of the "Mechanical Ventilators Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast to 2019" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/ghb74v/mechanical ] report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) Mechanical ventilators are a critical...

2014-02-24 08:22:05

ORLANDO, Fla., Feb. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Using analytical technology developed to detect launched missiles, Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has discovered a way to identify sepsis, a potentially fatal blood condition, between 14 to 16 hours earlier than physicians currently do. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110419/PH85737LOGO-b "Vitals and lab data are, essentially, continuously updated streams of information - just like missile signals detected by our defense systems,"...

2014-02-21 20:20:38

Encouraging scientific findings are emerging daily on the positive effects of music therapy on premature babies levels of stress, vital signs, feeding, and sleep. NEW YORK, Feb. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A recent study by The Institute for Music and Brain Science at Harvard University on the benefits of music on premature babies has received substantial backing from science activist, Jeffrey Epstein and his foundation, The Jeffrey Epstein VI Foundation. The study was conducted with...

2014-02-19 12:28:02

MURRYSVILLE, Pa., Feb. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Respironics, Inc., a Philips Healthcare business, today announced a worldwide recall of approximately 600 Philips Respironics Trilogy Ventilators, comprising Trilogy Ventilator Models 100, 200 and 202. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140219/NE67640-a ) (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140219/NE67640LOGO-b ) On February 11, 2014, Philips Respironics initiated a voluntary recall to address a potentially defective component...

2014-02-19 08:30:51

Appointment signals a new era of accelerated growth and expansion ST. LOUIS, Feb. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Advanced ICU Care®, Inc., the nation's largest provider of telemedicine solutions to hospital intensive care (ICU) units, today announced the appointment of health care executive Lou Silverman to the position of Chairman of the Board and CEO. Silverman will leverage his more than 20 years of experience in C-level and Board-level leadership to help the company build upon its...


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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