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2013-05-09 23:31:12

Neutral fluid displacement characteristics for IV therapy and vascular access applications. Clinton, MA (PRWEB) May 09, 2013 NP Medical has released a new, patented, needle-free access device intended to help clinicians reduce the risk of catheter-related bloodstream infections (CRBSI) and connector reflux-induced catheter occlusions during infusion therapy. Called nPulse (TM), the new device has been designed to complement best clinical practices as designated by the Infusion Nurses...

Gene Offers New Clues To Treatments For Deep-vein Thrombosis
2013-05-08 09:16:22

Penn State University A gene associated with both protection against bacterial infection and excessive blood clotting could offer new insights into treatment strategies for deep-vein thrombosis -- the formation of a harmful clot in a deep vein. The gene produces an enzyme that, if inhibited via a specific drug therapy, could offer hope to patients prone to deep-vein clots, such as those that sometimes form in the legs during lengthy airplane flights or during recuperation after major...

2013-04-19 17:47:50

Inferior vena cava filter placement One venous puncture, rather than two, is a safe and effective approach to intravascular ultrasound-guided inferior vena cava filter placement in critically-ill patients, a new study shows. Inferior vena cava filter placement is done to prevent or treat pulmonary emboli or deep venous thrombosis. "The majority of institutions use a dual venous puncture technique, while we use a single venous puncture technique," said Dr. Andrew Gunn, of Massachusetts...

2013-04-08 23:00:59

Surgeries without knives are making recovery processes easier and allowing patients unfit for the trauma of surgery to receive life-saving treatments. In his latest article, “No Knife Operations: The Next Generation of Surgeries,” Console explores the impact of these new medical technologies on the course of patients´ recovery and examines the implications for the future of medicine. Marlton, NJ (PRWEB) April 08, 2013 Surgeries without knives are making recovery processes...

Tiny Implantable Blood Lab Can Transmit Patient Data To The Doctor
2013-03-20 11:47:41

WATCH VIDEO: [Under The Skin, A Tiny Laboratory] Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Swiss scientists from the École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) have developed a tiny blood-work laboratory that sits just under the skin and wirelessly transmits results to a patient´s physician. According to a statement from the EPFL team, the device can detect as many as five proteins and organic acids simultaneously, allowing...


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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...

Post Office Protocol, POP - POP3
2013-02-17 09:30:50

Image Credit: Photos.com In computer terms, Post Office Protocol (POP) is a protocol used by e-mail clients to retrieve e-mail from a server by a TCP/IP connection. Another e-mail retrieving protocol is Internet Message Access Protocol (IMAP). Basically all modem e-mail clients and servers use and support both protocols. The POP protocol has several versions with POP3 as the current version. POP (POP1) was enacted in 1984, where users have an option to leave e-mail on a server after...

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Word of the Day
tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.