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2010-12-14 00:01:39

In annual tradition, Mrs. Obama spreads cheer to children in the Pediatric ICU Washington, D.C. (Vocus) December 13, 2010 First Lady Michelle Obama visited patients and staff at Children's National Medical Center today, an annual tradition dating back to First Lady Bess Truman. Mrs. Obama was accompanied by the family dog Bo. Mrs. Obama toured the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU), where she met patients and families, as well as doctors, nurses and other support staff. While on the...

2010-12-09 06:50:00

ANDOVER, Mass., Dec. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Royal Philips Electronics (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHI) announced today the recipients of its 2010 Impact Awards for Enterprise Patient Informatics Solutions (EPIS). Impact Award recipients are selected annually by a panel of healthcare leaders from the eICU Research Institute to recognize the effective implementation of Philips EPIS solutions to impact the quality and cost of care delivery. Presented at the company's annual EPIS Users Group meeting,...

2010-12-08 08:00:00

SAN DIEGO, Dec. 8, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- CareFusion (NYSE: CFN), a leading, global medical device company, today announced the launch of Verso(TM) 90 adapter, a component that enables uninterrupted access to a ventilated patient's airway without having to disconnect the patient from the ventilator. Disconnecting a patient from the ventilator circuit can lead to life-threatening lung infections and degradation of lung function. (Logo:...

2010-12-02 21:29:00

Earlier success with Johns Hopkins patient safety tools repeated in 23 intensive care units in the Ocean State Using a widely heralded Johns Hopkins checklist and other patient-safety tools, intensive care units across the state of Michigan reduced the rate of potentially lethal bloodstream infections to near zero. Now, led by the same Johns Hopkins patient-safety expert who spearheaded the Michigan program, researchers in Rhode Island have shown the Michigan results weren't just a fluke. The...

2010-11-01 07:00:00

MCHENRY, Ill., Nov. 1, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Medela will host its second annual Human Milk (breast milk) Collection Campaign in honor of the March of Dimes' National Prematurity Awareness Month. As part of the campaign, Medela will donate a total of $30,000 in breastfeeding support products to neonatal intensive care units across the country. "Our goal is to continue to help raise awareness of the importance of human milk feeding -- which works like a medicine to help protect premature...

2010-09-30 12:10:00

-- Ensures Most Pressing Medical Needs in Nation's Critical Care System Are Met -- WASHINGTON, Sept. 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Yesterday, House Energy and Commerce Committee Member Congresswoman Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) introduced legislation to assess and critical care health services in the United States. The Critical Care Assessment and Improvement Act of 2010 (H.R. 6306) calls for a needed evaluation of the current state of the U.S. critical care medical delivery system and new...

2010-09-28 12:37:00

RENO, Nev., Sept. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- This month, Tahoe Pacific Hospitals are completing extensive renovations and redesign of their facilities at St. Mary's Regional Medical Center, including a move from the fifth floor to the third floor. "We are committed to providing the highest quality of care for medically complex patients in Reno who are recovering from catastrophic injury or illness," said Colin O'Sullivan, chief executive officer for Tahoe Pacific Hospitals. "The improvements we...

2010-09-20 09:29:00

Additional patient-centered outcome measures are under review WASHINGTON, Sept. 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- To improve healthcare quality and give patients and providers more information about the results of care, the National Quality Forum (NQF) has endorsed eight outcome measures for pulmonary and cardiovascular conditions and care provided in the intensive care unit (ICU). This is the first in a set of patient outcome measures NQF is reviewing. Additional measures that will be...

2010-09-16 17:37:47

Some intensive care patients develop post-traumatic stress syndrome (PTSD) after the trauma of a difficult hospital stay, and this is thought to be exacerbated by delusional or fragmentary memories of their time in the intensive care unit. Now researchers writing in BioMed Central's open access journal Critical Care have found that if staff and close relatives make a diary for patients, featuring information about their stay and accompanied by photographs, PTSD rates can be significantly...

2010-08-22 21:00:00

OSAKA, Japan, Aug. 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Hospira Japan Co., Ltd. today announced it has received an approval for the long-term (greater than 24 hour) use of the sedative "Precedex IV(TM)200ug" (generic name: dexmedetomidine hydrochloride). This approval follows Hospira's first launches earlier this year of Precedex in Canada and in South Korea, important milestones for Hospira as the company continues to build the molecule's global presence. Originally, Precedex was approved in...


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endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'karpos', fruit.
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