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2014-03-06 08:30:13

- A significant addition that complements the company's innovative suite of diagnostics and services, Boston Heart's MPO is easy for clinicians to use and FDA-cleared. FRAMINGHAM, Mass., March 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Boston Heart Diagnostics Corporation, a pioneer in integrating next-generation diagnostics into personalized nutrition and lifestyle programs for patients with or at risk for heart disease, announced the commercial launch of an FDA-cleared MPO (myeloperoxidase) test, a...

2014-03-05 08:30:42

LAUSANNE, Switzerland and SEATTLE, March 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Immunexpress Group (Immunexpress) and Debiopharm Diagnostics SA (Debiopharm), today announced the securing of six million U.S. dollars from a financing round, led by Debiopharm. The funding will be used to advance development of the Immunexpress SeptiCyte(R) technology and bring one of the company's late-stage sepsis diagnostic products through to market. Immunexpress is a molecular diagnostic company...

2014-03-04 08:31:09

Too often, too little specialized post-acute care comes too late with risk of disability. MOUNT DORA, Fla., March 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- March is Brain Injury Awareness Month and NeuLife Residential Post-Acute Programs, a specialized neurorehabilitation facility, invites the media to spotlight an issue that too often goes unnoticed with consequences--a platinum post-acute period that may mean the difference between disability and independence for people with catastrophic brain...

2014-03-03 08:30:49

Symposium Highlights New Biomarkers for AKI Risk Assessment SAN DIEGO, March 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Leading critical care experts will discuss biomarkers for risk assessment of acute kidney injury (AKI) at an educational symposium to be held at the19(th) International Conference on Advances In Critical Care - CRRT 2014 in San Diego. The symposium, "New AKI Biomarkers: A Revolution in Risk Assessment," will be held on Thursday, March 6, 2014, from 12:40 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. local time and is...

2014-03-01 23:01:52

The Firm is investigating Pradaxa lawsuits on behalf of individuals who allegedly suffered serious episodes of internal bleeding, allegedly due to their use of the blood thinner. New York, New York (PRWEB) March 01, 2014 As Pradaxa lawsuits (http://www.pradaxalawsuithelp.com/ ) continue to mount in federal court, Bernstein Liebhard LLP notes that a recent media investigation has found that the blood thinner ranks as the most complained about prescription medication in the U.S. According...

2014-02-28 16:23:39

Northwestern Medicine physician is one of first in U.S. to implant remote monitor CHICAGO, Feb. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Like a third of all stroke patients, Barbara Manning of Chicago never knew what caused the medical event. Now, Manning might be getting some answers as one of the first people in the United States living with a small cardiac monitoring device implanted under her skin. The device may provide clues into her stroke and how to possibly prevent another one....

2014-02-28 13:59:22

Whole body cooling in comatose patients who have suffered a heart attack can limit the damage to brain tissue caused by the restoration of blood flow and oxygen. But new data indicate that in certain patients therapeutic hypothermia is less effective and may even worsen neurological outcomes, as described in an article in Therapeutic Hypothermia and Temperature Management, a peer-reviewed journal from Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers. The article is available on the Therapeutic Hypothermia...

Rise In Fall Injuries Tied To Medication Used To Control Hypertension
2014-02-26 06:33:58

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study, published in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine, reveals that medications used by many older people to control their blood pressure also increase the risk of serious fall injuries by 30 to 40 percent. According to the Yale School of Medicine research team, these injuries have a similar effect on mortality and functional loss as the strokes and heart attacks the blood pressure drugs are meant to prevent. It has long been...

2014-02-20 08:30:13

LONDON, Feb. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com just published a new market research report:Cardiovascular Diseases Therapeutics Market in Asia Pacific to 2019 - Promising Pipeline Drugs to Offset Revenue Decline from Generic Erosion and Off-Label Use Cardiovascular Diseases Therapeutics Market in Asia Pacific to 2019 - Promising Pipeline Drugs to Offset Revenue Decline from Generic Erosion and Off-Label Use SummaryGBI Research has released its pharmaceutical research,...

2014-02-19 11:02:44

Using multidisciplinary approach, researchers in Italy and Connecticut provide unprecedented glimpse of what happens to the heart during a heart attack A team of researchers at the University of Florence in Italy and the University of Connecticut Health Center have used a multidisciplinary approach to provide an unprecedented glimpse of what happens to the heart during an "infarction" -- a heart attack -- by looking at how the attack affects electrical activity and calcium release in heart...


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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