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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...

2013-03-19 10:01:29

Location, location, location. A new Johns Hopkins Children's Center study shows the real-estate mantra also holds true when it comes to choosing correct catheter placement in children. The research findings, described online March 18 in JAMA Pediatrics, show that catheters in children inserted in a vessel in the arm or leg and not threaded into a large vein near the heart are nearly four times as likely to dislodge, cause vein inflammation or dangerous blood clots as are catheters advanced...


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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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barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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