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2013-11-13 23:02:18

New law encourages schools to stock lifesaving medicine for anaphylactic emergencies. McLean, VA (PRWEB) November 13, 2013 President Obama today signed into law the School Access to Emergency Epinephrine Act during a ceremony attended by Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE) CEO John L. Lehr, members of FARE’s board of directors and key congressional sponsors. This historic and potentially lifesaving legislation is the first federal law encouraging schools to stock epinephrine...

2013-11-12 10:45:57

Investigators look at the link between geographic patterns and death rates in the new issue of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine A new study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine gives new insight into the geographic variation in drug poisoning mortality, with both urban centers and rural areas showing a large increase in death rates. While previous studies have looked at drug poisoning related deaths in broad strokes, this is the first study to examine them on...

2013-11-07 23:31:53

The Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation has been honored with a prestigious 2013 Top-Rated Nonprofit Award by Great Nonprofits, the leading provider of user reviews about nonprofit organizations. Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) November 07, 2013 The Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation announced today that it has been honored with a prestigious 2013 Top-Rated Nonprofit Award by GreatNonprofits, the leading provider of user reviews about nonprofit organizations. “We are excited to be named a Top-Rated...

2013-11-05 11:58:10

A large body of evidence shows that spinal circuits are significantly affected by training, and that intrinsic circuits that drive locomotor tasks are located in lumbosacral spinal segments in rats with complete spinal cord transection. However, after incomplete lesions, the effect of treadmill training has been debated, which is likely because of the difficulty of separating spontaneous stepping from specific training-induced effects. According to a study published in the Neural Regeneration...

First Aid Teams Use Pocket Manual To Improve Heart Attack Survival
2013-10-30 11:29:13

European Society of Cardiology First aid teams are set to improve the survival of heart attack patients with the first pocket-sized manual on acute cardiac conditions. The toolkit was created by expert members of the Acute Cardiovascular Care Association (ACCA) of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) to help first aid teams across Europe make the best decisions in seconds after a heart attack. The Acute Cardiovascular Care Association Clinical Decision-Making Toolkit is available...

2013-10-29 23:35:22

Honey has been used since ancient times as a therapy for fighting infections in wounds. Though its popularity died down with the invention of antibiotics, it's recently seen a re-emergence and is likely to popularize immensely over the next few years. Brooklyn, NY (PRWEB) October 29, 2013 Although honey is one of the most ancient conventional therapies for fighting infections, its popularity waned in the early 20th century when antibiotics popularized. However, in recent years,...

2013-10-25 10:30:00

A year ago this month, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention activated its Emergency Operations Center as part of the response to the tragic outbreak of fungal meningitis linked to three contaminated lots of preservative-free methylprednisolone acetate (MPA) produced by the New England Compounding Center (NECC). As of October 23, 2013, there have been 751 cases of fungal meningitis and other infections associated with this outbreak; 64 of these patients have died. Since July 2013,...

2013-10-24 23:20:33

Reportbuyer.com just published a new market research report: Acute Renal Failure (ARF) (Acute Kidney Injury) Global Clinical Trials Review, H2, 2013. London (PRWEB) October 24, 2013 Summary GlobalData's clinical trial report, “Acute Renal Failure (ARF) (Acute Kidney Injury) Global Clinical Trials Review, H2, 2013" provides data on the Acute Renal Failure (ARF) (Acute Kidney Injury) clinical trial scenario. This report provides elemental information and data relating to the...

2013-10-23 23:00:24

http://www.DrugNews.net is the web’s premier source for prescription device warnings, research, side effects and legal news. Visit the DrugNews Center today. New York, NY (PRWEB) October 23, 2013 The medication safety advocates at DrugNews.net are alerting patients taking the blood thinner Pradaxa of new information on the site. Records released this week from a special federal court show the number of lawsuits alleging the drug caused internal bleeding have risen*. DrugNews offers the...


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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siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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