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2013-10-19 23:01:59

Personal injury lawyer Don R. Cotton, who has offices in Austin and Waco, stresses the importance of consulting an experienced attorney to assess each car accident victim’s specific situation. Austin, Texas (PRWEB) October 19, 2013 New content on The Bob Richardson Law Firm’s website provides information on the most common injuries resulting from car accidents, including disabling neck, back and brain injuries. “Car accidents are all too common in this country and here in Texas. Our...

2013-10-18 13:02:03

Women with this pregnancy complication may benefit from blood pressure monitoring to avoid longer-term risks, researchers say High blood pressure during pregnancy could dramatically raise a woman's lifetime risk of stroke, according to a study presented today at the Canadian Stroke Congress. "We've found that women who had high blood pressure during pregnancy could be at higher risk of stroke, particularly if they had pre-eclampsia, which is a more severe form of high blood pressure,"...

2013-10-17 17:06:11

Journal of the American College of Surgeons study reports many elderly patients who are not taken to a trauma center -- even though their injuries are severe enough to warrant specialized trauma care -- have a higher mortality rate Traumatic injuries can be more severe for older adults, yet they often do not get the right level of care, according to a study appearing in the October issue of the Journal of the American College of Surgeons. Instead of going to a trauma center, many elderly...

2013-10-17 16:55:27

Life-saving programs significantly reduce hospital readmissions and deaths -- and more than pay for themselves You know the saying: an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. When it comes to cardiac rehabilitation, a study presented today at the Canadian Cardiovascular Congress has the numbers to prove it. "We found that cardiac rehabilitation programs have a financial 'return on investment' of about seven per cent," says author Dr. Dennis Humen, a professor of medicine at...

2013-10-15 23:33:34

Push to Walk staff attended the Working 2 Walk Science & Advocacy Symposium in Boston, Massachusetts on September 27 and September 28, 2013 hosted by Unite to Fight Paralysis. Riverdale, NJ (PRWEB) October 15, 2013 Unite to Fight Paralysis began holding W2W in 2006 to bring research scientists, practitioners, investors, spinal cord injury (SCI) survivors and family members together. Attendees travel from all around the world to attend this annual conference to gain greater knowledge...

2013-10-15 12:56:38

Scientists from the University of Sheffield have discovered ground breaking clues as to how the pioneering heart drug ticagrelor might reduce the risk of dying following a heart attack, in comparison to previous standard treatments. The new findings, published in Platelets, show that ticagrelor may reduce the risk of dying as a result of a lung infection after suffering a heart attack compared to patients treated with the drug clopidogrel. The analysis, which was led by researchers from...

2013-10-15 11:25:48

Gunshot injuries are a leading cause of death and injury in children and adolescents in the United States; they rank second only to motor vehicle crashes as a cause of death for children ages 15 to 19 A research team led by Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) and the University of California, Davis, reveals that childhood gunshot injuries, while uncommon, are more severe, require more major surgery, have greater mortality and higher per-patient costs than any other mechanism for...

2013-10-14 23:03:31

SureFire CPR brings training to employees onsite at their company location, in an effort to prepare more citizens with CPR and first aid training in case of emergency. Orange County, CA (PRWEB) October 14, 2013 SureFire CPR, an Orange County - based CPR and first aid instruction company, today announced Commercial CPR Training Deals, a new program meant to focus on bringing CPR training to corporate locations. Providing onsite CPR training to residents and businesses in Orange County, Los...


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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