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2014-07-10 12:30:15

PHILADELPHIA, July 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A Philadelphia County jury has returned a verdict of $3.34M on behalf of 27-year-old Juan Duque, a promising young soccer star set to play professionally in Colombia. The jury returned the unanimous verdict in favor of the Plaintiff, finding both Hahnemann University Hospital and Dr. William Meyers negligent in diagnosing Duque in a timely manner. "Juan will continue to suffer from this negligence for the rest of his life," says Bradley...

2014-07-07 09:40:29

The Lancet A new study published in The Lancet compares outcomes for two drugs used to prevent blood clot formation during emergency heart attack treatment. The study suggests that use of one of the drugs, heparin, could result in improved outcomes (such as a reduced rate of repeat heart attacks), compared to the other drug tested, bivalirudin, which is in widespread use in high-income countries, and is around 400 times more expensive than heparin. The results of the HEAT-PPCI trial...

2014-07-03 23:05:37

GIA announces the release of a comprehensive global report on Anti-Adhesion Products markets. Global market for Anti-Adhesion Products is projected to reach US$2.1 billion by 2020, driven by the growing focus on reducing the economic cost and healthcare burden caused by post-surgical adhesion complications. San Jose, California (PRWEB) July 03, 2014 Follow us on LinkedIn. – Post-surgical tissue adhesion is often the result of the formation of scar tissue between tissues and organs....

NIH Gives Advice Hyperthermia For Older Adults
2014-07-03 03:40:07

National Institutes Of Health During the summer, it is important for everyone, especially older adults and people with chronic medical conditions, to be aware of the dangers of hyperthermia. The National Institute on Aging (NIA), part of the NIH, has some tips to help mitigate some of the dangers. Hyperthermia is an abnormally high body temperature caused by a failure of the heat-regulating mechanisms in the body to deal with the heat coming from the environment. Heat stroke, heat...

2014-07-03 10:53:58

University of Michigan Health System Low back pain, post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury most common reasons U.S. Army soldiers couldn't continue to serve Sixty percent of U.S. Army soldiers who were unable to return to a military career after an Iraq deployment couldn't do so because of a muscle, bone or joint injury and nearly half had a mental health diagnosis, according to a new study from the University of Michigan and VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System. Lower...

2014-07-02 13:00:02

The Lancet Expansion of clinical and community injury prevention strategies shows promise A new report on unintentional injury and violence in the United States, published in The Lancet as part of a new Series, The health of Americans, has found that prevention strategies across society show a great deal of promise in preventing unintended deaths and injuries. According to the report, by CDC researchers from Atlanta, USA, more Americans between the ages of one and 30 die from injury...

2014-06-30 23:20:54

Susan Koeppen, TV news anchor and National Spokesperson for the Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation, recently shared her inspirational story of survival from sudden unexpected cardiac arrest during the Emergency Cardiovascular Care Update. Her message: CPR saves lives. Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) June 30, 2014 KDKA TV news anchor (CBS Affiliate), Susan Koeppen, who serves as National Spokesperson for the Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation, recently shared her inspirational story as keynote speaker...

Research May Help Prevent Eye Injuries Among Soldiers
2014-06-30 03:30:57

By K.C. Gonzalez, University of Texas at San Antonio Researchers at UTSA are discovering that the current protective eyewear used by our US armed forces might not be adequate to protect soldiers exposed to explosive blasts. According to a recent study, ocular injuries now account for 13 percent of all battlefield injuries and are the fourth most common military deployment-related injury. With the support of the U.S. Department of Defense, UTSA biomedical engineering assistant...

2014-06-30 08:30:50

Anti-Inflammatory Substances Derived from EPA and DHA Protect Memory and Cognition STOCKHOLM, June 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) found in seafood and marine oils called EPA and DHA may offer a simple, affordable way to reduce the effects of traumatic brain and spinal cord injuries by decreasing inflammation and nerve cell damage. They may also protect against cognitive impairment that can follow surgery or critical illness. These...

2014-06-26 23:11:04

Jeffrey Rogers has been recognized as a Science and Environmental Medal finalist for his efforts in the development of the Blast Gauge System while serving as Program Manager at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). Rochester, NY (PRWEB) June 26, 2014 Jeffrey Rogers has been recognized as a Science and Environmental Medal finalist for his efforts in the development of the Blast Gauge System while serving as Program Manager at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency...


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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