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2014-05-12 23:00:37

Zoll, Kranz & Borgess, LLC would like client and victims of the fungal meningitis outbreak to know the settlement recently agreed upon is $100 million upon judge approval. Toledo, OH (PRWEB) May 12, 2014 According to the Plaintiffs Steering Committee for the Case re: New England Compounding Pharmacy Inc. Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2419, in the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation ("MDL"), they are alleging there were 64 deaths and over 750 injured...

2014-05-10 23:02:35

Fungal Meningitis Victims Reach A $100 Million Settlement With New England Compounding Center Following Recall and 64 Deaths Allegedly Due To Receiving Tainted Steroidal Injections. Columbus, OH (PRWEB) May 10, 2014 A purported $100 million settlement has been reached between victims in 23 states who suffered from fungal meningitis allegedly after receiving tainted steroid injections manufactured by New England Compounding Center(NECC). Wright & Schulte LLC notes, the tainted steroid...

2014-05-09 16:24:25

At Heart Rhythm 2014, panel of experts from three prominent medical groups share recommendations for patient populations not well represented in current guidelines SAN FRANCISCO, May 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Heart Rhythm Society (HRS), American College of Cardiology (ACC) and American Heart Association (AHA) released Expert Consensus Statement on the Use of Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator Therapy in Patients Who Are Not Included or Not Well Represented in Clinical Trials...

2014-05-08 23:15:25

ACLS Medical Training, the Internet’s fastest growing provider of ACLS, PALS, and BLS certification, applauds the heroic efforts of Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber by offering free BLS training. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) May 08, 2014 ACLS Medical Training applauds the heroic, lifesaving efforts of Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber, who performed bystander CPR on a stranger in Portland this week. Gov. Kitzhaber’s showed that knowing CPR and acting when needed can make a difference. To honor...

2014-05-08 08:57:55

Yellow fever, an acute viral disease, is estimated to have been responsible for 78,000 deaths in Africa in 2013 according to new research published in PLOS Medicine this week. The research by Neil Ferguson from Imperial College London, UK and colleagues from Imperial College, WHO and other institutions also estimates that recent mass vaccination campaigns against yellow fever have led to a 27% decrease in the burden of yellow fever across Africa in 2013. Yellow fever is a serious viral...

2014-05-02 12:26:44

CLEVELAND, May 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Arteriocyte, Inc., a leading biotechnology company with offices in Cleveland, Ohio and Hopkinton, Massachusetts, announced approval from the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) to initiate a Phase I, clinical trial using its MAGELLAN(®) Bio-Bandage((TM) )technology in the treatment of Acute Deep Partial Thickness Thermal Injuries. The FDA Investigational Device Exemption (IDE 15921) allows Arteriocyte to initiate clinical evaluation of Autologous...

2014-05-01 10:06:03

Study Highlights: -Children who suffer cardiac arrest outside the hospital are more likely to survive with good brain function if emergency dispatchers give bystanders CPR instruction. -CPR with chest compressions and breaths led to more favorable neurological outcomes in kids. Children who suffer cardiac arrest outside the hospital are more likely to survive and have good brain function if dispatchers instruct bystanders on CPR, according to a large Japanese study published in Journal...

2014-04-30 11:51:15

Found to be 'safe and well tolerated' in randomized clinical trial A drug known to reduce mortality rate in patients with heart failure has now been found significantly effective when administered early in patients following an acute (ST elevated) myocardial infarction. This effect,say the investigators, was consistent across all study sub-groups, but was "particularly obvious in patients undergoing reperfusion within six hours of symptom onset". Eplerenone, a mineralocorticoid receptor...

2014-04-25 09:21:12

Pregnant immigrants from Sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America and Caribbean islands may require increased monitoring during pregnancy, according to new research from St. Michael's Hospital. The study, published today in the British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, assessed the differences in preeclampsia and eclampsia rates among immigrants and native-born women in six high-immigration countries – Australia (Victoria), Canada (Ontario), Denmark, Sweden, Spain (Catalonia and Valencia)...

2014-04-24 08:33:37

-- Addition of product to Specialty Pharmaceuticals portfolio expected to be immediately accretive to adjusted diluted earnings per share DUBLIN, April 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Endo International plc (NASDAQ: ENDP) (TSX: ENL) announced today that affiliates of the company have acquired worldwide rights to Sumavel(®) DosePro(®) (sumatriptan injection) for subcutaneous use, a needle-free delivery system for sumatriptan, from Zogenix, Inc. Under the terms of the agreement, Endo...


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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endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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