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2014-09-02 04:21:13

X-VeRT Study Results Presented as a Hot Line Session at the ESC Congress 2014 and Published in European Heart Journal BARCELONA, Spain, Sept. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Janssen Research & Development, LLC (Janssen) and its development partner, Bayer HealthCare, announced today results from the X-VeRT trial, demonstrating once-daily XARELTO(®) (rivaroxaban) may be an alternative to vitamin K antagonists (VKA) in treating and reducing the risk of blood clots in non-valvular atrial...

2014-08-30 23:03:41

Hyde, a premium manufacturer of water safety products, addresses one of the world’s leading causes of death, drowning, through the introduction of its new swim safety vest, the Wingman. St. Louis, MO (PRWEB) August 30, 2014 Hyde, a premium manufacturer of water safety products, addresses one of the world’s leading causes of death, drowning, through the introduction of its new swim safety vest, the Wingman. The Wingman is a new American-made inflation vest designed to exceed the...

CPR youtube
2014-08-30 08:36:54

Nicole Weingartner, Wiley Only a handful of CPR and basic life support (BLS) videos available on YouTube provide instructions which are consistent with recent health guidelines, according to a new study published in Emergency Medicine Australasia, the journal for the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine (ACEM). Early recognition and treatment of sudden cardiac arrest are known to improve survival for victims. A team of Turkish emergency medicine specialists put together the...

2014-08-28 12:30:21

Study suggests that managing weight gain during pregnancy may reduce potential of birth complications and health issues PORTLAND, Ore., Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A new study finds that women who are obese can limit their weight gain during pregnancy using conventional weight loss techniques, including attending weekly group support meetings, seeking advice about nutrition and diet, and keeping food and exercise journals. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130718/SF49717LOGO...

2014-08-27 08:26:55

Two Contracts for CPR/AED Training, Program Management will Help Boost Response Rates by 97 Percent REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Aug. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Emergency University, a trailblazer in emergency response system design, blended emergency medical training and response technologies, was awarded two contracts for CPR/AED (automated external defibrillator) training from the Department of Homeland Security and Investigations and the Army Reserve 81(st) Regional Support Command...

2014-08-25 16:27:45

SEATTLE, Aug. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Seattle, Washington will host the 2014 Neurocritical Care Society (NCS) Annual Meeting, bringing together the top researchers and healthcare providers in the field. The NCS will present two pivotal trials and unveil two new guidelines at its 2015 Annual Meeting being held at the Seattle Westin Hotel, September 10-14, 2014. Targeted Temperature Management (TTM), previously known as Therapeutic Hypothermia after Cardiac Arrest, refers...

2014-08-21 23:03:25

The Firm is evaluating Xarelto lawsuits on behalf of individuals who suffered uncontrollable internal bleeding or other serious injuries allegedly due to their use of the blood thinner. New York, New York (PRWEB) August 21, 2014 Xarelto lawsuit (http://www.xareltolawsuitcenter.com/) filings that allege the blood thinner caused patients to suffer uncontrollable internal bleeding and other serious injuries continue to mount in U.S. courts, Bernstein Liebhard LLP reports. According to court...

nanosheets for burn wounds
2014-08-12 03:00:58

American Chemical Society Wrapping wound dressings around fingers and toes can be tricky, but for burn victims, guarding them against infection is critical. Today, scientists are reporting the development of novel, ultrathin coatings called nanosheets that can cling to the body’s most difficult-to-protect contours and keep bacteria at bay. The researchers are speaking about their materials, which they’ve tested on mice, at the 248th National Meeting & Exposition of the American...

2014-08-08 16:23:12

Simon's Fund Expected to Reach Major Milestone: 10,000 Students and Young Adults Screened BETHLEHEM, Pa., Aug. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Simon's Fund, a non-profit dedicated to raising awareness about the conditions that lead to sudden cardiac arrest and death in children and student athletes, is holding a free heart screening tomorrow in partnership with specialized hospital network Coordinated Health. The screenings, to be provided at Coordinated Health's Bethlehem hospital at 2300...

2014-08-06 23:10:08

Treatment for STEMI heart attacks is crucial for the overall quality care provided by hospitals in New Orleans. As a leader in this field, West Jefferson Medical Center has been awarded American Heart Association's Mission: Lifeline EMS Recognition Award. (PRWEB) August 06, 2014 West Jefferson Medical Center’s Emergency Medical Service (EMS) is the only recipient of the American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline® EMS Silver Award out of all hospitals in New Orleans. 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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grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'