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2014-04-18 23:02:54

Parker Waichman LLP has filed a lawsuit on behalf of a California woman who alleges that her Mirena IUD perforated her uterus, forcing her to undergo surgery to remove the contraceptive device. The lawsuit alleges that Bayer was negligent with regards to Mirena, and points out that the label does not warn about the risk of spontaneous migration or perforation. New York, NY (PRWEB) April 18, 2014 Parker Waichman LLP, a national law firm dedicated to protecting the rights of victims injured...

2014-04-18 10:09:07

New insight has the potential to improve treatment for the condition In a review published in the April issue of Immunity, Kevin J. Tracey, MD, president of The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, says it's time to take a fresh look at the medical community's approach to treating sepsis, which kills millions worldwide every year, including more than 200,000 Americans. Sepsis occurs when molecules released into the bloodstream to fight an injury or infection trigger inflammation...

2014-04-16 08:34:35

NSI-566 to be Tested in Patients with Chronic Spinal Cord Injury ROCKVILLE, Md., April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Neuralstem, Inc. (NYSE MKT: CUR) announced that the Institutional Review Board of the University of California, San Diego, School of Medicine has approved the Phase I safety trial to treat chronic spinal cord injury (cSCI) with its NSI-566 stem cells. The NSI-566/cSCI Phase I trial will enroll patients with thoracic spinal cord injuries (T2-T12) who have an American Spinal...

2014-04-15 16:28:34

NATICK, Mass., April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX) has received FDA approval for its latest generation of defibrillators and heart failure devices designed to advance patient care. The newly approved devices include the DYNAGEN(TM) MINI and INOGEN(TM) MINI ICDs, as well as the DYNAGEN(TM) X4 and INOGEN(TM) X4 CRT-Ds. The X4 line of quadripolar CRT-Ds offers 70 percent more pacing options to address high capture thresholds and phrenic nerve...

Pregnant Women With High Risk For Preeclampsia Should Be On Low-Dose Aspirin Regimen: Study
2014-04-08 14:08:39

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Marked by high blood pressure and elevated levels of protein in the urine, preeclampsia is the leading cause of death for pregnant women. New guidelines released by the US Preventative Services Task Force now recommend that pregnant women at high risk for preeclampsia take a steady low dose of aspirin as a preventative measure starting after 12 weeks of pregnancy. High-risk women include those who have a history with the condition,...

2014-04-07 16:34:11

A third of intensive care patients develop depression that typically manifests as physical, or somatic, symptoms such as weakness, appetite change, and fatigue, rather than psychological symptoms, according to one of the largest studies to investigate the mental health and functional outcomes of survivors of critical care, published in The Lancet Respiratory Medicine. The study suggests that intensive care unit (ICU) survivors could be three times more likely to experience depression than...

2014-04-07 16:24:06

Protecting players, coaches and parents from sudden cardiac arrest top priority ROCKVILLE CENTRE, N.Y., April 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- It's almost two years to the day when soccer fans across the world watched in horror as star midfielder Fabrice Muamba suffered sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) during a tournament match. He was revived with an automated external defibrillator (AED) but his story illustrates how SCA, which accounts for 360,000 deaths annually in the United States, can...

2014-04-04 12:27:28

BUFFALO GROVE, Ill., April 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Tens of millions of people worldwide, including over 1 million Americans, suffer a cardiac arrest and stroke resulting in brain injury every year. Damage occurs when the body is deprived of oxygen for extended periods of time. The most effective way to combat injury is to use cold therapy, formally called therapeutic hypothermia. Unfortunately, up to 98% of patients needing therapeutic hypothermia don't get it! Why? Ask Sergei...

2014-04-03 12:25:56

Pilot trial shows blood test much more effective than current risk stratifications A researcher at the Cardiovascular Institute (CVI) at Rhode Island, The Miriam and Newport hospitals has found that a simple blood test can predict a person's risk for sudden cardiac death, enabling physicians to more quickly and accurately assess a patient's need for an implantable cardiac defibrillator (ICD). That paper by Samuel C. Dudley, M.D., Ph.D, chief of cardiology at the CVI, is published online in...

2014-04-03 08:30:46

New initiative seeks to secure justice for families who have lost a loved one due to neglect at healthcare institutions WASHINGTON, April 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Nursing Home Complaint Center believes that, based on the calls they receive from family members, needless deaths caused by sepsis, or septic shock, is a much bigger problem than anyone knows. If a family is mourning the loss of a loved one who died from sepsis, or septic shock, after a stay in a nursing home, a rehab...


Latest Medical emergencies Reference Libraries

Coronary Angiography
2013-07-29 11:05:01

A coronary angiography, also known as a coronary catheterization, is a procedure that gives both visual and tactical access to coronary circulation and blood filled chambers of the heart for both diagnostic and interventional purposes. It is one of many diagnostic tests used in cardiology. More specifically, coronary catheterization recognizes occlusion, stenosis, thrombosis or aneurismal enlargement of the walls of the coronary arteries; heart chamber size; heart muscle contraction...

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
2013-04-30 13:21:44

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation, commonly known as CPR, is an emergency procedure performed in an effort to preserve brain function and manually pump blood through to the body’s vital organs, until further measures are taken to restore spontaneous circulation. CPR is indicated in cardiac arrest patients, but may also be performed on patients with an unresponsive presentation or those experiencing agonal breaths or severe and prolonged arrhythmias such as bradycardia or tachycardia. The first...

Precordial Thump
2012-12-31 12:53:08

The precordial thump is an application of mechanical energy through a calculated strike to the torso when in a specific fatal heart rhythm. This procedure is used in very specific circumstances by highly trained health professionals with ACLS certifications. The Procedure While in the presence of a patient that is suffering a potentially fatal heart rhythm, a medical provider can strike a calculated point on the sternum to disrupt that rhythm. The energy transferred by the provider is...

Temperature Examination
2012-11-26 23:06:36

Taking a patient's temperature is an initial part of a full clinical examination. The moment the medical provider comes within inches of the patient’s skin, they can tell if there is a change in the patient’s temperature. Heat radiates from a febrile patient, skin becomes clammy when cardiac output is reduced, and cold skin can be an ominous sign when combined with other negative findings. Temperature is an important indicator for patient status. How the Temperature is Attained...

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