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2014-04-14 12:35:42

The James M. Cox Foundation awards UF Health Shands Children's Hospital $100,000 to fund expansion of the neonatal intensive care unit. GAINESVILLE, Fla., April 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- UF Health Shands Children's Hospital received a $100,000 grant from the James M. Cox Foundation to support the expansion of the hospital's neonatal intensive care unit. Construction is slated to begin in May and will be complete in one year. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140414/72976 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 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...

2014-03-31 23:26:52

Therapeutic Hypothermia equipment market has over 10 devices, yet Therapeutic Hypothermia remains underused. Currently available Hypothermia systems are either ineffective, or too difficult to use, or impractical, however, new device patented by Sergei Shushunov, MD will the revolutionize hypothermia equipment market. (PRWEB) March 31, 2014 1.3 million Americans every year suffer cardiac arrest and stroke resulting in brain injury. Damage occurs when the body is deprived of oxygen for...

2014-03-20 08:29:59

WALTHAM, Mass., March 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- EarlySense®, the market leader in contact free monitoring solutions, today revealed significant results of a 7,643 patient outcome study conducted by researchers from Harvard University Medical School and published at The American Journal of Medicine. Results of the study concluded that continuous monitoring with the EarlySense System on a medical-surgical unit is associated with a significant decrease in patients' total length of stay...

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...

2014-02-10 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...

2014-01-30 10:09:55

Researchers have developed a tool that allows caregivers to quickly and accurately predict the risk of death in children with septic shock – a systemic infection that damages vital organs and one of the leading causes of death among hospitalized children. Reporting their results Jan. 29 in PLOS ONE (published by the Public Library of Science), researchers say the study validates a tool that would let doctors decide much faster which severely sick children need to receive aggressive...

2014-01-07 08:30:10

OXFORD, England, January 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- GlySure reaches major milestone in delivering continuous blood glucose monitoring (CBGM) technology to the healthcare marketplace GlySure Limited, developer of in-hospital continuous blood glucose monitoring (CBGM) systems, will present the results of its European regulatory trial at the OneMedForum 2014 conference on January 13, 2014, in San Francisco. OneMedForum 2014 will be the first...

2013-12-05 12:29:08

Results of landmark eICU study show lower mortality rates and shorter patient stays among hospitals using Philips telehealth programs ANDOVER, Mass., Dec. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- With critical care costs in the U.S. totaling roughly $80-100 billion per year, new research published today in CHEST Journal's Online First highlights ICU telehealth as key to enabling hospitals and health systems to improve patient care at lower cost. The study, which examined the impact of Philips' remote...