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2012-03-20 02:24:19

OXFORD, England, March 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- GlySure Limited, developer of in-hospital continuous blood glucose monitoring systems, announced that Dr Krishna Prasad is presenting the results of its Intensive Care Unit (ICU) Pilot Trial for the first time at the 32nd International Symposium on Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine (ISICEM) being held in Brussels, Belgium from March 20th - 23rd, 2012. The data show that the optical fluorescence sensor can successfully...

2012-03-19 14:20:38

CORAL SPRINGS, Fla., March 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Inpatient Clinical Solutions, Inc. (OTC Pink: INPT) announced today that effective today it has closed the previously announced sale of substantially all of its assets. As was also previously announced by the company, because the closing occurred by March 19, 2012, shareholders of record as of today's date will receive a distribution of $0.028 for each share of INPT common stock which they held at the close of the market today. This...

2012-03-17 23:01:22

Biovo Technologies announced that it has received CE Mark approval for its Airway Medix Closed Suction System, a patented closed suction system designed to remove biofilm and secretion buildup from the inner lumen of the endotracheal tube. Bacterial buildup inside the endotracheal tube is considered one of the leading causes ventilator associated pneumonia (VAP) in intensive care units (ICU). Tel Aviv, Israel (PRWEB) March 17, 2012 Biovo Technologies announced that it has received CE Mark...

2012-03-12 06:32:00

SAN DIEGO, March 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- InflammaGen(TM) Therapeutics, a development-stage, critical care company initially focused on the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of multi-organ failure (MOF), announced today that the Company has initiated a 200-patient Phase 2 pilot study to examine the efficacy and safety of InflammaGen Shok-Pak as a potential treatment for critically ill patients in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). Conditions expected to qualify for the study include new-onset...

2012-03-02 01:14:46

Opioids are a mainstay of care in the critical care unit, but their use frequently causes constipation which can lead to adverse outcomes including delayed feeding and later discharge from the ICU. Researchers from London, UK, and Chicago, IL, have found that methylnaltrexone (MNTX), a peripheral opioid antagonist, may restore bowel function in critically ill patients. Their retrospective study appears in the March issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings. "We found MNTX to be very effective in...

2012-02-29 08:00:00

ARMONK, N.Y. and MOUNT PROSPECT, Ill., Feb. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) is using IBM analytics to help its members and the wider medical community more effectively deliver care to critically ill patients around the globe. Working with IBM, SCCM is able to make relevant information for patient treatment more easily accessible to physicians, nurses and clinicians. To view the multimedia assets associated with this...

2012-02-21 15:47:00

NAPERVILLE, Ill., Feb. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The first Ronald McDonald Family Room in the State of Illinois opens today at Edward Hospital in Naperville. The Family Room was developed through a partnership between the Edward Foundation, the hospital's fundraising arm, and Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana (RMHC®-CNI). (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120221/CG57249) The nearly 2,000-square foot Ronald McDonald Family Room is...

2012-01-09 08:00:00

OXFORD, England, January 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- GlySure Limited, developer of in-hospital continuous blood glucose monitoring systems, today announced the close of its $10.9 million Series C financing round. GlySure will use this funding to complete clinical trials to supportregulatory approval in the United States and Europe. The financing round was supported by Morningside Venture, as well as existing investors Amadeus Capital Partners, Chester Investments and Delta...

2012-01-03 22:04:26

To reduce mortality and improve patient care in the nation's ICUs, a task force formed by the Critical Care Societies Collaborative (CCSC), in conjunction with the US Critical Illness and Injury Trials Group (USCIITG) has recommended that research in the field become less fragmented and better account for patient heterogeneity and the complexity of critical illness. The CCSC comprises the American Thoracic Society (ATS), the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN), the American...

2011-12-28 07:52:57

A survey of nurses and physicians in intensive care units (ICUs) in Europe and Israel indicated that the perception of inappropriate care, such as excess intensity of care for a patient, was common, and that these perceptions were associated with inadequate decision sharing, communication and job autonomy, according to a study in the December 28 issue of JAMA. "Clinicians perceive the care they provide as inappropriate when they feel that it clashes with their personal beliefs and/or...