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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...

2014-02-13 23:29:41

Local not-for-profit foundation kicks-off annual program to collect brand new children’s book donations for families with premature infants in NICUs with help from local bookstores such as Barnes & Noble, Scholastic Book Event at the Adirondack Sports Complex (The Dome), Open Door Bookstore, Fairview Books and participating Applebees Restaurants. Glens Falls, NY (PRWEB) February 13, 2014 Project: Cameron’s Story (http://www.ProjectCameronsStory.com), a Glens Falls-based...

2014-02-11 23:03:35

The median salary for a neonatal nurse in the United States is approximately $65,000 per year, according to a newly released study published by the online publication, Nursing100.com. The details of the salary data can be found here: http://nursing100.com/neonatal-nurse/. Columbus, OH (PRWEB) February 11, 2014 The post also showed the lowest 10 percent neonatal nurses earn an average of $44,190 per year, while the highest 10 percent earn about $95,130. “Nurses working in a neonatal...

2014-02-10 23:04:10

The UC Irvine Health Department of Anesthesiology & Perioperative Care is now offering an Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) fellowship program in Anesthesiology Critical Care Medicine (ACCM). This 12-month fellowship is designed to fulfill the American Board of Anesthesiology (ABA) requirements for the critical care board eligibility, as well as be tailored to the specialties of the individual fellows. Irvine, CA (PRWEB) February 10, 2014 The UC Irvine...

2014-02-05 11:31:48

In a group of very low-birth-weight infants, severe retinopathy of prematurity was associated with nonvisual disabilities at age 5 years, according to a study in the February 5 issue of JAMA. Severe retinopathy (disease of the retina) of prematurity occurs in premature infants treated with excessive concentrations of oxygen and is a serious complication of neonatal intensive care for preterm infants. "Although the incidence of severe retinopathy has increased since the late 1980s,...

2014-02-05 04:21:04

ORANGE, Calif., Feb. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On Jan 24, NICVIEW completed an installation of their innovative NICU camera system at CHOC Children's NICU at St. Joseph Hospital in Orange, allowing that facility to connect babies in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) to their families through live 24/7 secure video streaming. NICVIEW is a system that bridges the distance gap to ease the trauma of NICU stays by providing otherwise impossible 24/7 access to the newborn during this...


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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