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2011-08-18 06:51:25

(Ivanhoe Newswire) "“ Cardiac arrest is the leading cause of death in North America. The type of cardiac arrest suffered by patients in intensive care units (ICUs) may predict their long-term survival rate, according to this study. Researchers from the University of Alberta sought to understand survival rates for people who suffer cardiac arrest in the ICU. They looked at data over a five-year period from four Alberta hospitals with coronary care units and general ICUs, including...

2011-08-15 22:21:51

The type of cardiac arrest suffered by patients in intensive care units (ICUs) may predict their long-term survival rate, states a study in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) (pre-embargo link only) http://www.cmaj.ca/site/embargo/cmaj100034.pdf. Cardiac arrests are the leading cause of death in North America. They affect more than 200 000 people each year, and less than 25% of people survive to hospital discharge. Researchers from the University of Alberta sought to understand...

2011-08-03 10:17:00

WASHINGTON, Aug. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Patients who experience medical emergencies far from home in areas that spend more on emergency care have significantly lower mortality rates compared with those in low-spending areas, according to new research published in the American Economic Journal: Applied Economics. High-spending areas are also associated with higher staff-to-patient ratios, greater reliance on intensive care unit services and a higher likelihood of treatment in...

2011-08-03 00:00:29

A hospital in Pittsburgh has developed one of the country's most advanced critical care facilities for patients with complex brain and spinal cord injuries Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) August 02, 2011 Long regarded as one of the nation's leading regional referral centers for the treatment of brain injuries and complex neurological diseases, Allegheny General Hospital (AGH) today announced the opening of a new, state-of-the-art neurosurgical intensive care unit (NICU) that will provide patients...

2011-08-02 08:00:00

GLENDALE, Calif., Aug. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Apollo Medical Holdings, Inc. ("Apollo") (OTC-BB: AMEH), a leading provider of hospitalist and multi-disciplinary care management services to the healthcare community, today announced that it has acquired Pulmonary Critical Care Management, Inc. ("PCCM"), a provider of management services to the Los Angeles Lung Center, as well as the formation of its new Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine. In exchange for a 100% ownership...

2011-07-29 14:50:00

Children's NICU and MSICU First in the Country to Achieve Designation BOSTON, July 29, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) has recognized the Medical/Surgical Intensive Care Unit (MSICU) and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Children's Hospital Boston with gold-level Beacon Awards for Excellence. Children's NICU is currently the only neonatal unit in the country to have achieved the Beacon Award at any level. Together, the NICU and...

2011-07-29 10:20:00

MINNEAPOLIS and ST. PAUL, Minn., July 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota will host an open house at the Children's Hospital Association (CHA) Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) July 29th, and will open to patients in early August. The new 17,000-square-foot space features 12 private patient rooms that provide families with state-of-the-art technology and a comfortable healing environment while their child is in the PICU. Children's PICU provides care...

2011-07-13 11:00:00

ROSWELL, Ga., July 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Marking a significant advance in the fight against Ventilator-associated Pneumonia (VAP), Kimberly-Clark Health Care today announced its launch of KimVent Multi-Access Port (MAP) Closed Suction Systems. The new system features a compact rotating manifold with multi-access ports, allowing clinicians to perform suctioning and other procedures, such as bronchoalveolar lavage, bronchoscopy or MDI drug delivery, while maintaining a closed ventilator...

2011-06-28 20:49:00

More than half of Sweden's intensive care nurses doubt that a clinical neurological examination can establish that a patient is brain dead. Intensive care nurses also perceive that this uncertainty can affect relatives when the question of organ donation is raised, is reveiled in a thesis from the Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Sweden. End-of-life care in an intensive care unit (ICU) also includes caring for patients who are brain dead and who by their death become potential...

2011-06-28 14:36:34

Nurses drive quality initiative; save lives, money Nurses on a surgical intensive care unit (SICU) at a large academic medical center cut bloodstream infections to zero and saved more than $200,000 during a six-month period. The University of Maryland Medical Center SICU sustained a rate of zero central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSIs) for a 25-week period, eliminating 14 CLABSIs and saving 2-3 lives when compared to the same time period in the previous year, according to...


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abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.