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2013-05-20 23:01:18

According to two May 7, 2013 ABC News reports (“Chris Christie Says Lap Band Surgery Is All About Family” and “Chris Christie Had Secret Weight Loss Surgery”), New Jersey Governor Chris Christie had a secret lap band surgery done for his health and his family. Dr. Atul Madan applauds Christie's initial weight loss of 30 pounds, and says that motivation for installing the LAP-BAND® is often about more than just weight loss. Los Angeles, California (PRWEB) May 20,...

2013-05-20 13:45:15

U-M study finds peripherally inserted central catheters -- an often preferred route for delivery of IV medications -- increase risk of blood clots in sickest patients Touted for safety, ease and patient convenience, peripherally inserted central catheters have become many clinicians' go-to for IV delivery of antibiotics, nutrition, chemotherapy, and other medications. But compared to other central venous catheters (CVCs), these commonly-used catheters (known as PICCs) more than double...

2013-05-15 23:33:05

The AM-340 Bariatric Power Adjustable Treatment Table highlights a three-section top constructed of firm density foam for comfort, covered in heavy-duty vinyl with Permablok 3R bacterial protection. The head section and foot section can be raised or lowered independently to suit specific therapies and positioning needs, and this tough and sturdy table can lift up to 400 pounds. Elberton, GA (PRWEB) May 15, 2013 Rehabmart.com, an online e-commerce company that sells rehabilitation and...

2013-05-15 23:21:47

The series coincides with Skin Cancer Awareness Month. (PRWEB) May 15, 2013 The Skin & Vein Center has decided to produce a series on skin cancer throughout the month of May in honor of Skin Cancer Awareness Month. Throughout the month, visitors to the site will have an opportunity to read about different types of skin cancer, how to prevent skin cancer and how to do self exams for skin cancer. The goal for the series is to increase the public´s understanding of skin cancer, how to...

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...


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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
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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