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2014-02-05 23:31:15

The Salt Institute emphasizes dangers of hyponatremia. Alexandria, VA (PRWEB) February 05, 2014 Recent reports of hospitals facing a nation-wide shortage of intravenous saline solution highlight a fundamental fact of life – we can’t survive without salt. As anyone who has ever been admitted to a hospital for treatment knows, the intravenous saline drip is standard therapy and the fastest way to deliver fluids and medications throughout the body. Hospital saline doesn’t just keep...

2014-01-29 20:23:49

Drip Drop, a medical grade hydration solution available in lieu of IV saline SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In response to news that America's hospitals are experiencing an IV Saline Shortage... (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20131211/SF31471LOGO) "Dehydration results in hundreds of thousands of preventable outpatient hospital visits a year - hospital trips that might be avoided simply by using an oral rehydration solution (or ORS) as part of your cold and flu...

2013-12-05 12:29:37

Results show addition of simultaneous irrigation therapy to NPWT reduces wound bioburden over NPWT alone POMPANO BEACH, Fla., Dec. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- In the first randomized, controlled study to compare the efficacy of NPWT with and without simultaneous irrigation, researchers found that NPWT with or without irrigation reduced the wound size at a far greater rate than the control therapy. In addition, results showed NPWT with simultaneous irrigation further reduced the amount of...

2013-06-05 08:23:15

Students Receive Free Books and Read-Aloud Sessions SALINE, Mich., June 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Bess the Book Bus and CITGO recently visited three Saline, Mich. schools to celebrate literacy and distribute 1,600 free books. More than 1,100 students at Harvest, Heritage and Pleasant Ridge elementary schools picked out their very own books to keep. This year's visits also included read-aloud sessions for students in kindergarten through third grade at each of the three schools....

2013-05-02 12:30:15

TORONTO, May 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - Le Sueur, MN, Bimeda Inc., on behalf of the manufacturer, Bimeda-MTC Animal Health Inc. is voluntarily recalling one lot of Calcium Gluconate, one lot of Dextrose 50%, and one lot of Hypertonic Saline, all of which are in the form of injectable fluids, to the user level. These injectable fluids are being recalled as a precautionary measure; because of departures from customary sterility procedures, sterility cannot be entirely assured. The...

2013-04-17 14:27:14

Contrary to the positive findings of a previous pilot study, administration of a sodium bicarbonate-based infusion to induce urinary alkalinization during and after surgery does not reduce the incidence of acute kidney injury (AKI) and may even cause harm in patients undergoing open heart surgery. These are the conclusions of a study by Anja Haase-Fielitz of the Otto-von-Guericke-University in Magdeburg, Germany, Rinaldo Bellomo of the Austin Hospital in Melbourne, Australia, and...

2013-02-28 14:25:41

Starch-based intravenous (IV) fluids used by the NHS to treat seriously ill patients are causing unnecessary deaths, according to a new Cochrane systematic review by researchers at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. Based on data from 25 randomized control trials, the researchers concluded that starch-based colloid fluids, used to stabilize patients with low blood pressure, are not only more expensive than saline-based crystalloid fluids, but may also be causing around...

2012-06-12 10:22:02

TULSA, Okla., June 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- A new study published in this month's print issue of the International Forum of Allergy & Rhinology shows that treatment with Dead Sea salt (DSS) irrigations and sprays are as effective as topical nasal steroids in treating chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) - a sinus condition that can obstruct nasal passages, making it difficult to breathe. CRS is often accompanied by swelling around the eyes and face, facial pain and/or headaches. (Logo:...

2012-06-01 06:20:42

AUBURN HILLS, Mich., June 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Faurecia, the world's sixth-largest automotive supplier, today began operations in Saline, Mich., after its acquisition of the interior trim components business from Automotive Components Holdings, LLC (ACH). The plant supplies cockpits, instrument panels, door panels and center consoles for 12 vehicle programs assembled at eight Ford plants throughout North America. Faurecia also announced that it is establishing a Faurecia Interior Systems...

2012-05-21 12:46:36

Margaret Rosenfeld, M.D., M.P.H., of Seattle Children's Hospital, and colleagues conducted a study to examine if hypertonic saline would reduce the rate of pulmonary exacerbations in children younger than 6 years of age with cystic fibrosis (CF). Inhaled hypertonic saline is recommended as therapy for patients 6 years or older with CF, but its efficacy has not been evaluated in patients younger than 6 years. In the randomized trial, the active treatment group (n = 158) received 7 percent...