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2011-02-17 21:03:04

Johns Hopkins team finds 'dramatic and unprecedented reduction' in most lethal hospital-associated infection Cases of ventilator-associated pneumonia "” the most lethal and among the most common of all hospital-associated infections "” dropped by more than 70 percent in Michigan hospitals where medical staff used a simple checklist designed by Johns Hopkins researchers. Such pneumonias kill an estimated 36,000 Americans each year. The findings, published online in the journal...

2011-02-17 13:04:00

ROCKVILLE, Md., Feb. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Hospital staff in Michigan intensive care units (ICUs) cut by more than 70 percent the rate of pneumonia in patients who are on ventilators by using a targeted quality improvement initiative funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. This reduction in the rate of ventilator-associated pneumonia was sustained for the duration of the study's follow-up, a period of up to two and a half years. Ventilator-associated...

2011-02-14 15:57:51

New clinical guidelines for use of noninvasive ventilation in critical care settings are published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) (pre-embargo link only) http://www.cmaj.ca/embargo/cmaj100071.pdf. The use of noninvasive positive-pressure ventilation and noninvasive continuous positive airway pressure by mask has increased significantly among acutely ill patients. A growing body of literature and variations in practice in recent years have necessitated the development of new...

2011-01-27 10:00:00

ANN ARBOR, Mich., Jan. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Following the acquisition of Medos Medizintechnik AG by the private equity fund Zukunftsfonds Heilbronn ("Future Fund of Heilbronn") the company will cooperate closely in the future with Novalung GmbH (Heilbronn, Germany), which is expected to strengthen both medical device companies. The Zukunftsfonds Heilbronn (zfhn) announced that it has acquired Medos Medizintechnik AG from Ventizz Capital Partners Advisory AG. The purchase agreement...

2010-12-30 10:13:11

(Ivanhoe Newswire) "“ Taking different measures to preserve the lungs after brain death in potential organ donors nearly doubled the lungs eligible for donation, compared to conventional methods that are typically used. In patients with relatively normal pulmonary function at the time of brain death, only 15 to 20 percent of their lungs are suitable for transplantation, which may be due to the ventilator strategy used after brain death. There is much controversy as to the best...

2010-12-20 08:00:00

SAN DIEGO, Dec. 20, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- CareFusion (NYSE: CFN), a leading, global medical device company, today launched the EnVe(TM) ventilator, a high-performance critical care ventilator that weighs 9.5 pounds--about 70-80 pounds lighter than other ventilators with similar functions. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100706/CAREFUSIONLOGO) The EnVe ventilator has the capability to manage non-invasive or mask-ventilated patients to the most critically ill intubated patients...

2010-12-15 00:26:32

Use of certain measures for lung preservation after brain death in potential organ donors resulted in a nearly doubling of lungs eligible for donation, compared to a conventional strategy that is used, according to preliminary research published in the December 15 issue of JAMA. Of patients with relatively normal pulmonary function at the time of brain death, only 15 percent to 20 percent of these patients' lungs are subsequently suitable for transplantation, which may be the result in part...

2010-12-09 06:50:00

ANDOVER, Mass., Dec. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Royal Philips Electronics (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHI) announced today the recipients of its 2010 Impact Awards for Enterprise Patient Informatics Solutions (EPIS). Impact Award recipients are selected annually by a panel of healthcare leaders from the eICU Research Institute to recognize the effective implementation of Philips EPIS solutions to impact the quality and cost of care delivery. Presented at the company's annual EPIS Users Group meeting,...

2010-12-08 08:00:00

SAN DIEGO, Dec. 8, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- CareFusion (NYSE: CFN), a leading, global medical device company, today announced the launch of Verso(TM) 90 adapter, a component that enables uninterrupted access to a ventilated patient's airway without having to disconnect the patient from the ventilator. Disconnecting a patient from the ventilator circuit can lead to life-threatening lung infections and degradation of lung function. (Logo:...

2010-09-22 15:45:00

Note: Release and images are available at http://www.nsbri.org/newsflash/indivArticle.asp?id=454&articleID=134. HOUSTON, Sept. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On an exploration mission, an astronaut has an accident and appears to have serious injuries as the spacecraft speeds to its destination. The ensuing scene is hectic as the other crew members try to get a grasp on the situation and provide appropriate treatment. Efficient use of time and resources may be the difference between life...


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