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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...

2014-08-05 12:31:59

Limestone Dental Group, that has been open for 60 years, is happy to offer emergency services to local residents in urgent need of dental care. IPSWICH, QLD, Aug. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Officials estimate that as many as 12 percent of the population have a severe dental phobia that prevents them from going to the dentist on a regular basis. This is an issue of major concern to dentists because these patients often experience dental emergencies at some point due to lack of...

2014-08-05 12:04:58

Kaiser Permanente The mantra for treatment for high blood pressure has been "the lower, the better," but that goal can potentially put patients at risk of kidney failure or death, according to a Kaiser Permanente study published today in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. Researchers examined the electronic health records of nearly 400,000 Kaiser Permanente patients in Southern California who were taking medications to treat high blood pressure from January 2006 through...

2014-08-04 23:05:24

Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville is the first hospital in the U.S. to use a new stent device and procedure that treats cysts formed from injury to the pancreas. Jacksonville, Fla. (PRWEB) August 04, 2014 Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville is the first hospital in the U.S. to use a new stent device and procedure that treats cysts formed from injury to the pancreas. Ten sites in the U.S. are part of a clinical trial that recently began enrolling patients with pancreatic pseudocysts,...

2014-08-04 12:31:19

LONDON, Aug. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report: EpiCast Report: Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS) - Epidemiology Forecast to 2023 http://www.reportbuyer.com/pharma_healthcare/diseases/epicast_report_acute_coronary_syndrome_acs_epidemiology_forecast_2022.html EpiCast Report: Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS) - Epidemiology Forecast to 2023 Summary Acute coronary syndrome (ACS) is a serious cardiovascular disease associated with high healthcare...

2014-08-01 10:46:14

Mayo Clinic Implementation of an algorithm aimed to diagnose pediatric patients with suspected appendicitis reduces the utilization of computed tomography (CT) scans, without affecting diagnostic accuracy, Mayo Clinic Children's Center researchers have found. The study was recently published in the journal Surgery. Acute appendicitis is the most common cause of acute abdominal pain in children. Appendicitis occurs when the appendix becomes inflamed and filled with pus. CT scans are...


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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