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2011-05-17 06:45:00

Nation-Wide Infusion Pump Product Recalls Intensifies Market Competition VANCOUVER, May 17 /PRNewswire/ - According to a new report by iData Research (www.idataresearch.net), the leading global authority in medical device market research, the U.S. infusion therapy device market will exceed $5 billion in 2010, which include needleless connectors, infusion pumps and intravenous (IV) sets. By 2017, the market is estimated to reach over $6.6 billion fueled by the rising use of infusion...

2011-04-04 09:14:00

LAKE FOREST, Ill., April 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Hospira, Inc. (NYSE: HSP), a leading provider of clinical information and medication delivery technologies, today announced that the company has submitted a 510(k) application with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for modifications to the Symbiq(TM) infusion system. The submission is one of the first developed to align with the recent FDA draft guidance for 510(k) infusion pump clearances. "With this submission complete, we are...

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2011-03-31 10:34:25

Contaminated total parenteral nutrition (TPN) fed intravenously to nineteen patients at six Alabama hospitals is a possible culprit in the death of nine patients, leaving 10 others seriously ill, reports AFP. The Alabama Department of Public Heath (ADPH) released a statement saying, "TPN is a liquid nutrition fed through an IV using a catheter. Use of contaminated products may lead to bacterial infection of the blood." The affected hospitals include Baptist Princeton, Baptist Shelby, Baptist...

2011-02-19 00:00:39

Discount pricing of IV Catheters is the fundamental goal of USA Medical Depot. Through the power of USA Medical's large quantity purchasing, medical professionals save up to 50% compared to purchases made from other e-commerce suppliers. Recent surveys show that USA Medical Depot's consumers often save over $300.00 per case. Because the price of medical products fluxuates frequently, product pricing requests are bid-out to all supply sources on a weekly basis. Pompano Beach, FL (PRWEB)...

2011-01-17 13:13:00

CINCINNATI, Jan. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- CarePoint Partners (CarePoint) announced that it has completed the acquisition of ivA Lifetec (Lifetec), a healthcare company that provides home infusion and specialty infusion in conjunction with home health nursing throughout the Houston, Texas metropolitan region. With this acquisition and the acquisition of a Dallas-Fort Worth infusion services company in October of 2010, CarePoint Partners is now a leader of home infusion services in the...

2010-12-06 07:30:00

SANTA BARBARA, Calif., Dec. 6, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Direct Relief International announced today that CSL Behring has donated critically needed medical supplies to assist cholera patients in Haiti. The products will be used at Justinian University Hospital (JUH) in Cap-Haitien. JUH is the main public hospital for the entire northern sector of the country; the I.V. solutions and supplies will also be distributed to the numerous cholera treatment units (CTUs) that have been established in the...

2010-09-27 07:00:00

SAN DIEGO, Sept. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Clinicians from three U.S. hospitals today reported significant progress in the fight against deadly IV catheter-related bloodstream infections (CRBSI). Data analyzed and presented by clinicians from St. Joseph's Mercy Hospital in Hot Springs, Ark.; Bethesda North Hospital in Cincinnati; and the VA Medical Center in Seattle showed that the hospitals virtually eliminated such infections, which annually kill some 62,500 hospital patients nationwide....

2010-04-05 07:00:00

SAN DIEGO, April 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- CareFusion Corp. (NYSE: CFN), a leading, global medical device company, today announced an agreement to acquire Medegen, a leading innovator in clinically differentiated needleless access valves and administration sets that deliver intravenous (IV) medication to patients, for $225 million in cash. "Medegen is an ideal strategic fit with CareFusion due to the complementary nature of our infusion product lines, R&D investments, and our focus...

2010-01-22 13:49:28

Pediatric hospitals can significantly decrease the number of bloodstream infections from central venous catheters by following some low-tech rules: Insert the catheter correctly and, above all, keep everything squeaky clean after that. Yearlong research led by Marlene Miller, M.D. Ms.C., of the Johns Hopkins Children's Center with colleagues from other hospitals saw a 43 percent drop in the rate of bloodstream infections from catheters in 29 pediatric intensive care units (PICUs) that focused...

2009-11-30 08:00:00

BOZEN, Italy, November 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Health Robotics today announced its plans to unveil TPNstation's development plans and product specifications for a new and revolutionary concept: "Totally Automated Parenteral Nutrition", a new key component of its i.v. Room of the Future vision to be showcased at Las Vegas' ASHP (Booth # 114). "I look forward to see the reaction from our customers to the TPNstation's blueprints and to find out if TPNstation appears to meet their prior...


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Intravenous Therapy
2013-04-30 13:16:16

Intravenous therapy, commonly known as IV therapy, is known as the administration of a liquid substance directly into a vein. It is also known as drip therapy, because most often the liquid is suspended above the IV site by an infusion pump, and runs through a drip chamber, which prevents air from entering the line. IVs are the preferred method of drug administration in hospital settings because they are the fastest known route of getting medication to the body. Intravenous therapy can also...

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