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2011-03-31 10:34:25

Contaminated total parenteral nutrition (TPN) fed intravenously to nineteen patients at six Alabama hospitals is a possible culprit in the death of nine patients, leaving 10 others seriously ill, reports AFP. The Alabama Department of Public Heath (ADPH) released a statement saying, "TPN is a liquid nutrition fed through an IV using a catheter. Use of contaminated products may lead to bacterial infection of the blood." The affected hospitals include Baptist Princeton, Baptist Shelby, Baptist...

2011-01-17 13:13:00

CINCINNATI, Jan. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- CarePoint Partners (CarePoint) announced that it has completed the acquisition of ivA Lifetec (Lifetec), a healthcare company that provides home infusion and specialty infusion in conjunction with home health nursing throughout the Houston, Texas metropolitan region. With this acquisition and the acquisition of a Dallas-Fort Worth infusion services company in October of 2010, CarePoint Partners is now a leader of home infusion services in the...

2010-12-03 08:00:00

BOZEN, Sud-Tirol, Italy, December 3, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Health Robotics today announced that it recently signed an exclusive cooperation agreement for Grifols to significantly contribute to its I.V. Room of the Future Initiative with its Misterium state-of-the-art Clean Room products and I.V. Therapy and Clinical Nutrition scientific knowledge and experience. The agreement also includes the appointment of Grifols' scientific expert Dr. Oriol Prat as an additional member of Health...

2010-09-22 08:00:00

DETROIT, Sept. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- The first intestine (bowel) transplant in Michigan was performed on a 50-year-old patient from Port Austin by physicians at Henry Ford Hospital. The 11-hour surgery was performed on August 21 and 22. The composite multivisceral transplant procedure included transplant of the patient's small bowel, stomach and pancreas. Only a few centers in the United States offer intestine transplants and Henry Ford is the only one in Michigan with a program. The...

2010-09-20 22:06:10

Severe acute pancreatitis (SAP) requires an adequate nutritional support. Enteral nutrition (EN) should be preferred to total parenteral nutrition in patients with SAP, as it is associated with reduced mortality and complications. However, in clinical practice EN is employed far less frequently than it should. The main obstacle to EN diffusion is that it is considered complicated, as to ensure full pancreatic rest, nutrition tubes should be placed in the jejunum, requiring often troublesome...

2010-06-07 07:58:00

BOZEN, Sud-Tirol, Italy, June 7, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Health Robotics announced that its joint-venture Health Robotics Canada Inc. (HRCI), Sandoz Canada Inc., and Sphynx Medical Inc. have all recently signed a marketing agreement to expand into Canada the market presence of i.v.STATION and i.v.SOFT, revolutionary technologies that provide automated sterile compounding of intravenous medications and parenteral nutrition to hospitals. This new Canadian marketing contract complements...

2010-03-08 13:16:42

Children with serious intestinal problems have to be fed intravenously. There moreover, exist systems that enable intravenous feeding to be carried out at home. Mr Iñaki Irastorza, pediatrician at the Cruces hospital in Bilbao, spent some 15 years analyzing how serious intestinal problems in children were treated at the Great Ormond Street Children's Hospital in London. With the gathered data he has presented a highly novel PhD thesis at the University of the Basque...

2009-11-30 08:00:00

BOZEN, Italy, November 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Health Robotics today announced its plans to unveil TPNstation's development plans and product specifications for a new and revolutionary concept: "Totally Automated Parenteral Nutrition", a new key component of its i.v. Room of the Future vision to be showcased at Las Vegas' ASHP (Booth # 114). "I look forward to see the reaction from our customers to the TPNstation's blueprints and to find out if TPNstation appears to meet their prior...

2009-07-27 15:06:00

ARLINGTON, Va., July 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Chemistry Council (ACC) today responded to the article in Pediatrics: H. von Rettberg, T. Hannman, U. Subotic, J. Brade, T. Schaible, K. L. Waag, S. Loff, Use of Di(2-Ethylhexyl)Phthalate-Containing Infusion Systems Increases the Risk for Cholestasis, Pediatrics 124(2): 710-716 (August 2009). Total parenteral nutrition - delivery of nutrition intravenously via plastic tubing - is a life-saving treatment used with newborns...

2009-06-29 08:00:00

BOZEN , Italy, June 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Health-Robotics today announced that it has signed an exclusive 5-year strategic partnership with Grifols S.A., the leading Pharmacy Automation provider in Spain, Portugal, and South America. Grifols desires to safely, accurately, and cost-effectively automate the preparation of non-hazardous IV Admixtures with Health Robotics' i.v.STATION Robot. As part of this strategic partnership, Grifols will take delivery of 120 i.v.STATION Robots between now...


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Intravenous Therapy
2013-04-30 13:16:16

Intravenous therapy, commonly known as IV therapy, is known as the administration of a liquid substance directly into a vein. It is also known as drip therapy, because most often the liquid is suspended above the IV site by an infusion pump, and runs through a drip chamber, which prevents air from entering the line. IVs are the preferred method of drug administration in hospital settings because they are the fastest known route of getting medication to the body. Intravenous therapy can also...

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