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2011-12-27 07:09:00

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — Critically ill patients who recover from a fatal syndrome known as acute lung injury commonly emerge with new, long-lasting depressive symptoms and new physical impairments that make daily living difficult, according to this study. In addition, the study suggests that the depressive symptoms frequently precede the new physical impairments, not the other way around. The research team also said the findings may be applicable to patients with other types of disease...

2011-12-02 12:57:31

Traumatic brain injury is associated with a profound suppression of the patient's ability to fight infection. At the same time the patient also often suffers hyper-inflammation, due to the brain releasing glucocorticoids in response to the injury. New research published in BioMed Central's open access journal Critical Care shows that including probiotics with nutrients, supplied via the patient's feeding tube, increased interferon levels, reduced the number of infections, and even reduced the...

2011-11-10 14:21:00

MAHWAH, N.J., Nov. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- MAQUET Cardiovascular LLC, a leading provider of cardiovascular technologies, announced U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance and CE mark today at the 2011 Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) annual meeting in San Francisco for its new CARDIOSAVE intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP). CARDIOSAVE is expected to be commercially available in the United States in January 2012. The new CARDIOSAVE IABP incorporates a...

2011-11-07 09:37:00

MINNEAPOLIS, Nov. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota is opening a new helipad on its Minneapolis campus, which will give patients immediate access to specialists when they need it most. The new helipad will significantly shorten transport time by as much as 15 minutes, by eliminating the need to move patients from the helipad on Abbott Northwestern Hospital though a tunnel to Children's, a distance of about a half a mile. Patients transferred to...

2011-10-25 13:54:00

PATERSON, N.J., Oct. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- St. Joseph's Healthcare System is proud to announce the opening of a state-of-the-art Critical Care Building (CCB) on the campus of St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center in Paterson, NJ. The opening of the CCB, the hub of the healthcare system's $250 million master facilities project, brings added value to northern New Jersey and the surrounding region. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20111025/PH93252 ) "The largest master facilities...

2011-10-18 09:00:00

BOSTON, Oct. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A life-altering event, followed by a miraculous recovery. This is the story of Gabrielle Giffords, the U.S. House of Representatives member who recovered from a near-fatal gunshot head wound. Most Americans will never face a similar fate, however, other medical conditions - including stroke, brain and spinal cord injury, neurological disorders (like Parkinson's disease and multiple sclerosis), complex orthopedic issues, and amputation - will require...

2011-10-10 07:00:00

WAYNE, N.J., Oct. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- MAQUET Cardiovascular, a leading provider of cardiovascular technologies, announced today that it has signed a three-year, dual-source contract with Premier Healthcare Alliance to provide intra-aortic balloon pumps (IABP) to the Premier membership. The contract includes the CS300 product line, as well as the MEGA(TM) 8Fr. 50cc IABP Catheter, SENSATION® 7Fr. IABP Catheter and LINEAR(TM) 7.5Fr. IABP Catheter, which are used in the...

2011-10-05 15:11:28

Interactive video games, already known to improve motor function in recovering stroke patients, appear to safely enhance physical therapy for patients in intensive care units (ICU), new research from Johns Hopkins suggests. In a report published online in the Journal of Critical Care, researchers studied the safety and feasibility of using video games to complement regular physical therapy in the ICU. “Patients admitted to our medical intensive care unit are very sick and, despite...

2011-08-23 18:36:30

A higher proportion of female nurses among intensive care teams may decrease individuals' risk of professional burnout, according to Swiss researchers who studied the factors related to burnout in the high-stress setting of the intensive care unit (ICU). The research was published online in the articles-in-press section of the American Thoracic Society's American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. Burnout is believed to be a psychological response to chronic stress. It...

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...