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2013-09-09 12:28:12

New app version includes most requested features within a completely redesigned user interface LAS VEGAS, Sept. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- At EMS World today the PulsePoint Foundation debuted a completely redesigned and extended version of its revolutionary CPR/AED "citizen responder" mobile phone application. The PulsePoint app enables members of the public to provide immediate life-saving assistance to victims of sudden cardiac arrest while professional responders are making...

2013-09-09 12:27:23

Alliance for Aging Research releases short film that teaches the signs of sepsis and the importance of acting quickly to save patients and loved ones from this deadly disease WASHINGTON, Sept. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Every year more than one million Americans develop sepsis--a life-threatening medical condition that arises when the body initiates a powerful immune response against an infection. Anyone can get sepsis but two-thirds of all cases occur in people over the...

Why Do So Many Cardiac Arrest Cases Strike In The Morning?
2013-09-09 04:27:27

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Researchers have discovered a protein that is responsible for regulating the heart’s electrical activity and could help explain why so many instances of cardiac arrest or sudden cardiac death (SCD) occur in the morning. Dr. Mukesh Jain, director of the Case Cardiovascular Research Institute at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, and his colleagues discovered that KLF15 occurs in the body in levels that rise and...

2013-09-06 12:24:08

Only certified trauma center in the Baton Rouge region BATON ROUGE, La., Sept. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Our Lady of the Lake Trauma Center has earned official designation from the American College of Surgeons and the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals as a Level II Trauma Center. This verification makes the Lake's trauma center the only such center in the greater Baton Rouge region. "Having a trauma center in Baton Rouge will mean patients with severe...

2013-09-05 12:28:08

NEW YORK, Sept. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Although 72 percent of Americans have fillings, caps or crowns, most are not prepared to deal with a dental emergency, according to a survey conducted by Majestic Drug Company, a leading provider of oral care products. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130802/NY56430 ) "You keep medical supplies on hand for cuts and bruises, but what about your teeth? It's important to be prepared for a dental emergency in case one happens, especially when you...

2013-09-05 08:28:44

BETHESDA, Md., Sept. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Updated guidelines on the management of acute pancreatitis, a condition that causes acute inflammation of the pancreas, appear in the September issue of The American Journal of Gastroenterology. The guidelines from the American College of Gastroenterology include updated information and recommendations on the diagnosis, initial assessment, nutrition, and management for patients with acute pancreatitis. The disease, one of the...

2013-09-04 04:21:12

AMSTERDAM, Sept. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Abbott (NYSE: ABT) announced today promising preliminary results from a study presented at the ESC Congress 2013, suggesting that its high sensitive troponin test may help doctors improve the diagnosis and prognosis of patients presenting with symptoms of a heart attack.[1] The test could be particularly beneficial for women, who may have different presenting symptoms and are often under-diagnosed.[2] The study, which is being conducted by...

Protein Could Indicate Pregnancy Complications In First-Time Mothers
2013-09-03 13:41:23

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Researchers have identified a new indicator to help predict whether or not women will be at risk of having pregnancy complications. The team, which published their findings in the journal Molecular and Cellular Proteomics, identified proteins in the blood that could be used to predict whether a woman in her first pregnancy is at increased risk of developing pre-eclampsia. Pre-eclampsia is a complication where a mother develops high...

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2013-09-03 07:22:27

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study from Uppsala University and the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) shows that mechanical chest compressions are as equally effective as manual CPR. The LINC study, published in the journal Resuscitation, included 2,589 patients from six European sites who had suffered an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest and needed resuscitation. "The study was designed to show a better 4-hour survival in the group treated with mechanical...

2013-09-02 10:17:50

Second-hand smoke increases the risk of coronary artery disease and acute myocardial infarction. For this reason, health policies aimed at reducing tobacco consumption and public smoke exposure are strongly recommended. Dr Porretta said: "Canton Ticino (CT), which is one of the 26 cantons of the Swiss Federation, was the first Swiss canton to introduce a smoking ban in April 2007. We had the opportunity to assess the long-term impact of the smoking ban on the incidence of ST-segment...


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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