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2013-12-18 16:24:36

Supports Next Generation of NeuRx(®) Platform CLEVELAND, Dec. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Synapse Biomedical Inc. (www.synapsebiomedical.com) announced today it has been awarded approximately $2.4 million in funding from Ohio Third Frontier Commission to support the next generation design and development of the NeuRx(®) technology to expand its indications for use in managing critical care patients with respiratory insufficiency. (Logo:...

2013-12-18 12:25:47

BOSTON, Dec. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- A clinical research study of a non-invasive intracranial pressure measurement device has been launched by the National Space Biomedical Research Institute (NSBRI) and Vittamed Corporation, the developer of the device. The study will include the monitoring of neurological patients, as a prelude to possible future use with astronauts. Some astronauts are developing serious visual impairment conditions with associated symptoms suggestive of...

2013-12-17 16:23:12

DUBLIN, Dec. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/3prf9w/cardiac_marker) has announced the addition of the "Global Cardiac Marker Diagnostic Testing Market Report" report to their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 Cardiac marker diagnostic testing measures the concentration of certain proteins, i.e., biomarkers, which indicate the presence or severity of cardiovascular disease (CVD). Among the most prevalent CVDs...

2013-12-16 12:25:32

DETROIT, Dec. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- A new internal defibrillator, on the cusp of a new standard of care in American cardiology to treat patients for a major heart risk, is being used at Henry Ford Hospital. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20131216/DE34057) Compared to the current devices used to treat sudden cardiac arrest, the new internal defibrillator has less risk of infection, no clots forming in blood vessels, no lead perforation through the heart wall, or...

2013-12-11 23:05:06

New Spanish-language Resource and Results from a National Survey to be Released Washington, DC (PRWEB) December 11, 2013 “Severe allergic reactions are serious, and they can be life-threatening if not treated immediately. Hispanics need to know what anaphylaxis is, how to prevent it, and above all, what to do if they or their children have an anaphylactic reaction. It can mean the difference between life and death,” said Dr. Jane L. Delgado, President and CEO of the National Alliance...

2013-12-11 12:23:44

The Acute Hospital Market Will See a Decline in Sales Through 2022 Due to Genericization of Expensive Agents, According to a New Report from Decision Resources BURLINGTON, Mass., Dec. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources, one of the world's leading research and advisory firms for pharmaceutical and healthcare issues, finds that the launch of numerous add-on therapies in the acute coronary syndrome (ACS) 12-month posthospital setting will result in market growth from $1.7...

2013-12-10 10:33:23

Blood clots play an unexpected role in protecting the body from the deadly effects of bacteria by absorbing bacterial toxins, researchers at the University of California, Davis, have found. The research was published Dec. 2 in the journal PLoS ONE. "It's a significant addition to the short list of defenses that animals use to protect themselves against toxin-induced sepsis," said Peter Armstrong, professor of molecular and cellular biology at UC Davis and senior author on the paper....

2013-12-09 23:25:08

NeuLife Neurological Services announces the opening of a residential post-acute program providing care and offering specialized services to individuals with catastrophic injuries and challenging diagnoses, with a focus on moving the clients from trauma to independence. Mount Dora, Florida (PRWEB) December 09, 2013 NeuLife Neurological Services announces the opening of a residential post-acute program providing care and offering specialized services to individuals with catastrophic...

2013-12-09 12:26:48

ORLANDO, Fla., Dec. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- (IHI National Forum 2013) -- Aided by its strategic partnership with the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), the North Shore-LIJ Health System reported today that it has reduced sepsis mortality in its hospitals by 50 percent over the past four years. "We have reduced the sepsis mortality rate in our health system from 31 percent in 2009 to about 15 percent today," said Martin Doerfler, MD, senior vice president of clinical...

2013-12-05 08:29:22

SOCRATES compares ticagrelor versus aspirin for the prevention of major vascular events in patients with acute ischaemic stroke or transient ischaemic attack THEMIS compares ticagrelor versus placebo for the long-term prevention of major vascular events in patients with Type 2 diabetes at high cardiovascular risk MISSISSAUGA, ON, Dec. 5, 2013 /CNW/ - AstraZeneca has announced plans to conduct two new Phase IIIb clinical studies as part of PARTHENON, the company's largest...


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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