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2013-07-31 23:22:35

CDA provides helpful information for safe oral health. Sacramento, Calif. (PRWEB) July 31, 2013 Being at the peak of the summer weather, parents and children often take advantage of the warm season by enjoying more recreational sports and outdoor activities, which can increase injury potential for the teeth and mouth. For safe oral health all year long, and especially during this season, CDA is offering helpful tips to avoid oral injuries and dental emergencies. While enjoying popular...

Nasal Spray For Snake Bite Paralysis
2013-07-31 04:44:16

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A team of California researchers has developed a novel approach to treating venomous snakebites by administering antiparalytics topically via a nasal spray, a breakthrough that could dramatically reduce the estimated 125,000 global snakebite fatalities each year. The researchers, led by Dr. Matt Lewin of the California Academy of Sciences in collaboration with the Department of Anesthesia at the University of California, San...

2013-07-30 23:33:42

Hudson Valley Economic Development Corporation, U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten E. Gillibrand, and New York Medical College leadership welcome innovative medical device company Thermopraxis to the Hudson Valley Valhalla, NY (PRWEB) July 30, 2013 Thermopraxis, LLC, (http://www.thermopraxis.com/) an early stage, innovative medical device company with emergency treatment for concussions/traumatic brain injury (TBI) and spinal cord injury is proud to announce that it will...

2013-07-30 08:34:31

HOUSTON, July 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Abbott (NYSE: ABT) announced today promising results from a study evaluating its High Sensitive Troponin-I (hsTnI) assay presented at this year's American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) annual meeting in Houston, Texas. The study, conducted by researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital, demonstrated that Abbott's hsTnI test (currently for research-use only in the United States) may help doctors predict which patients presenting with...

2013-07-29 16:25:24

LAGUNA HILLS, Calif., July 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Advanced Prenatal Therapeutics, Inc. (APT), a private company developing the first medical device specifically designed to treat preeclampsia, is happy to announce the appointment of its first scientific advisor: Nihar Nayak, PhD, DVM. Dr. Nayak brings to the table over 16 years of research experience and a passion for the development of novel products to treat preeclampsia. Dr. Nayak is an Associate Professor of Obstetrics and...

Cities Safer Than Rural Areas
2013-07-23 10:45:06

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Despite having higher average homicide rates, cities tend to be safer than rural areas, according to a new study from researchers at the University of Minnesota. The researchers came to their somewhat counter-intuitive conclusion by looking at county-level data for all injury deaths across the US from 1999 to 2006, excluding the September 11 terrorist attacks. "Cars, guns and drugs are the unholy trinity...

2013-07-23 00:21:40

WASHINGTON, July 23, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Large cities in the U.S. are significantly safer than their rural counterparts, with the risk of injury death more than 20 percent higher in the country. A study to be published online tomorrow in Annals of Emergency Medicine upends a common perception that urban areas are more dangerous than small towns ("Safety in Numbers: Are Major Cities the Safest Places in the U.S.?"). (Logo:...

Gold Nanofibers May Help Keep Damaged Heart In Rhythm
2013-07-18 09:58:06

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In the wake of a heart attack, the heart's tissues sustain irreparable damage. Cells in the heart cannot multiply and the heart muscle contains very few stem cells, meaning the tissue is unable to repair itself. The damaged tissue therefore becomes fibrotic and cannot contract correctly. Looking for new, innovative methods to restore heart function, scientists have been exploring cardiac "patches;" these patches could be transplanted...

2013-07-16 23:21:02

First Response Training, LLC, one of the Prominent West Palm Beach CPR and Lifesaving Education Company has teamed up with Transformational Outsourcing, one of top social media marketing company in South Florida, to help expand their online marketing. (PRWEB) July 16, 2013 First Response Training, LLC—a West Palm Beach, Florida company providing CPR and First Aid courses to the medical and non-medical community since 1991—will be partnering with Transformational Outsourcing, a Boca...

2013-07-16 23:04:36

SureFire CPR has released important CPR information to keep households and businesses safe in the case of a cardiac emergency. Orange County, CA (PRWEB) July 16, 2013 So, you think you know CPR because you attended a training session as part of an employee induction program five or ten years ago. According to new CPR research statistics released today by SureFire CPR, what little you may remember of that session is now probably out of date. Not only are CPR guidelines updated every five...


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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