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2014-01-20 12:24:33

BeneChill's RhinoChill helps achieve effective, time critical, and safe brain cooling in both pre-clinical as well as clinical settings MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Jan. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Based on its recent analysis of the therapeutic hypothermia market for cardiology, Frost & Sullivan recognizes BeneChill, Inc. with the 2014 Frost & Sullivan Award for Technology Innovation Leadership. BeneChill's RhinoChill intranasal cooling system is a nasopharyngeal device that can induce...

2013-10-29 23:02:12

Vinay M. Nadkarni, M.D. to be honored for contributions to pediatric critical care and resuscitation science Philadelphia, Pa. (PRWEB) October 29, 2013 The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia is pleased to announce that Vinay M. Nadkarni, M.D., a critical care medicine physician and director of the Center for Simulation, Advanced Education and Innovation at CHOP, has received the Distinguished Career Award from the American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Critical Care (SOCC) during...

2013-10-02 10:39:48

In Denmark between 2001 and 2010 there was an increase in bystander cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) that was associated with an increase in survival following out-of-hospital cardiac arrest, according to a study in the October 2 issue of JAMA. Out-of-hospital cardiac arrest affects approximately 300,000 individuals in North America annually. "Despite efforts to improve prognosis, survival remains low, with aggregated survival-to-discharge rates less than 8 percent. In many cases, time...

2013-06-24 10:28:37

Findings have implications for the lives of 210,000 patients in U.S. who arrest during hospitalizations each year The brain-preserving cooling treatment known as therapeutic hypothermia is rarely being used in patients who suffer cardiac arrest while in the hospital, despite its proven potential to improve survival and neurological function, researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania report in the June issue of Critical Care Medicine. The authors...

2013-06-03 10:39:46

One of the most difficult moments faced by anaesthetists and other healthcare staff is when to carry on attempts to resuscitate a person, and when those efforts should reasonably stop. This dilemma is the subject of a session at Euroanaesthesia, the annual congress of the European Society of Anaesthesiology (ESA). In the first part of the session, Dr Jose Solsona, Director of the ICU Department and Chair of the Ethics Committee at Hospital del Mar, Barcelona, Spain, will outline scenarios...

2013-03-14 14:34:29

Results from the Fluid Expansion as Supportive Therapy (FEAST) trial in East Africa show that children who are given fluid to treat shock have an increased risk of death due to cardiovascular collapse at 48 hours. These findings in BioMed Central's open access journal BMC Medicine challenge the generally held idea that early and rapid reversal of shock by fluid resuscitation translates into longer-term survival benefits. The FEAST trial was conducted in six African hospitals across Kenya,...

2013-02-20 10:34:38

In an analysis of studies that examined critically ill patients requiring an increase in blood fluid volume, intravenous use of the fluid hydroxyethyl starch, compared with other resuscitation solutions, was not associated with decreased mortality, according to an article appearing in the February 20 issue of JAMA. Moreover, after exclusion of 7 trials performed by an investigator whose research has been retracted because of scientific misconduct, the analysis of the remaining studies...

2013-01-21 16:22:02

--CHOP Experts Are Co-Authors of Two Large Studies of Outcomes after In-Hospital Cardiac Arrest-- PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Experts from The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia were among the leaders of two large national studies showing that extending CPR longer than previously thought useful saves lives in both children and adults. The research teams analyzed impact of duration of cardiopulmonary resuscitation in patients who suffered cardiac arrest while...

2012-11-05 08:32:08

ANDOVER, Mass., Nov. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Royal Philips Electronics (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA) today announced Nidia Quillinan, Ph.D., a post-doctoral fellow at The Colorado Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute at the University of Colorado, Denver, as the recipient of the sixth annual American Heart Association (AHA)-Philips Resuscitation Fellowship Award. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110726/NY41282LOGO) The Fellowship Award provides a $100,000 grant, funded by...

2012-10-17 11:24:54

SYDNEY, Oct. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- A landmark study by Australian and New Zealand researchers has found that a widely used starch fluid for resuscitation of patients in intensive care units (ICUs) provides no clinical benefit and its use results in increased acute kidney failure (haemodialysis) when compared to normal saline. The findings of CHEST (The Crystalloid vs Hydroxyethyl Starch Trial) have the potential to change the way patients are treated in ICUs across the world....