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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...

heart attack timing
2014-07-31 04:00:24

American Heart Association Rapid Access Journal Report Going to the hospital for a heart attack during evenings, weekends and holidays increases your risk of dying 13 percent compared with people arriving during workday hours, according to new research in the American Heart Association journal Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes. Every year, more than 250,000 people experience an ST elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI), the most severe type of heart attack caused by a...

2014-07-30 23:01:48

The Firm is investigating Xarelto lawsuits on behalf of individuals who allegedly suffered uncontrollable bleeding, strokes, deep vein thrombosis, or pulmonary embolism due to the blood thinner. New York, New York (PRWEB) July 30, 2014 The family of a Vermont man who died from uncontrollable brain bleeding has filed a Xarelto lawsuit (http://www.xareltolawsuitcenter.com/ ) alleging his death was caused by the blood thinner, Bernstein Liebhard LLP reports. According to the complaint, which...

2014-07-29 23:02:52

World renown public health professional, Ronald St. John, creates Sitata. A company which provides world travellers with up-to-date safety and health alerts, status of epidemics worldwide, and suggestions on vaccinations and related symptoms of diseases identified as of possible risk to travellers. Toronto, Canada (PRWEB) July 29, 2014 Sitata provides world travellers with up-to-date safety and health alerts, status of epidemics worldwide, and suggestions on vaccinations and related...

2014-07-29 16:26:17

PHILADELPHIA, July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- GSK (LSE/NYSE: GSK) today announced that once-weekly Tanzeum (albiglutide), a prescription injectable treatment for type 2 diabetes in adults, as an adjunct to diet and exercise, is now available in pharmacies throughout the U.S. Cheryl MacDiarmid, Vice President of GSK's General Medicine business said, "With approximately 21 million adults diagnosed with diabetes in the US(1), and up to 95 percent of those patients living with type 2...

3-D reconstruction of skull
2014-07-25 02:00:06

PLOS 3-D imaging provides new insights to Paleolithic child's skull trauma 3D imaging of a Paleolithic child's skull reveals potentially violent head trauma that likely lead to brain damage, according to a study published July 23, 2014 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Hélène Coqueugniot and colleagues from CNRS - Université de Bordeaux and EPHE. A Paleolithic child that lived ~100 thousand years ago found at Qafzeh in lower Galilee, Israel, was originally thought to have a...


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.
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