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2010-03-03 14:14:17

Findings show that ancient 'enemies within' can mimic sepsis Inflammation is at the root of most serious complications occurring after both infection and injury. But while the molecular course of events that leads from microbial infections to the inflammatory condition called sepsis is fairly well understood, it is far less clear how and why physical injury can result in a similarly dangerous inflammatory response. Now a study led by investigators at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center...

2010-03-03 06:30:00

Toronto Stock Exchange Symbol: MS EDMONTON, March 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - BioMS Medical Corp. (TSX: MS) today reported that Spectral Diagnostics (TSX: SDI) has received Investigational Device Exemption (IDE) approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for Toraymyxin(TM). Spectral Diagnostics and BioMS have entered into a services agreement whereby BioMS will assist Spectral, as required, in its commercialization of Toraymyxin(TM), a therapeutic hemoperfusion device for the...

2010-03-02 06:00:00

TORONTO, March 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Spectral Diagnostics Inc. (TSX:SDI), a company developing products for the treatment of sepsis, today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Investigational Device Exemption (IDE) approval for Toraymyxin(TM), a therapeutic hemoperfusion device that removes endotoxin from the bloodstream, allowing the Company to conduct a pivotal trial in the United States. The EUPHRATES (Evaluating the Use of Polymyxin B Hemoperfusion...

2010-02-24 09:07:19

A comparison of two strategies for treating severe sepsis or septic shock finds that using lactate levels measured in blood samples showed a similar short-term survival rate compared to a treatment regimen using central venous oxygen saturation measured using a specialized catheter, according to a study in the February 24 issue of JAMA. In the United States, the rate of severe sepsis hospitalizations has doubled during the last decade, with estimates indicating that at least 750,000 persons...

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2010-02-23 13:40:00

A new study has shown that nearly 50,000 U.S. medical patients die every year of blood poisoning or pneumonia picked up in hospitals, AFP reported. The study, led by researchers from the Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics and Policy at Washington-based Resources for the Future, showed that hospital-acquired sepsis and pneumonia in 2006 claimed 48,000 lives, led to 2.3 million extra patient-days in hospital and cost 8.1 billion dollars. The study, published in the Archives of Internal...

2010-02-22 17:27:21

Cost $8.1 billion to treat Washington D.C. "“ Two common conditions caused by hospital-acquired infections (HAIs) killed 48,000 people and ramped up health care costs by $8.1 billion in 2006 alone, according to a study released today in the Archives of Internal Medicine. This is the largest nationally representative study to date of the toll taken by sepsis and pneumonia, two conditions often caused by deadly microbes, including the antibiotic-resistant bacteria MRSA. Such infections...

2010-01-26 07:52:00

WAPPINGERS FALLS, N.Y., Jan. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Laerdal Medical Corporation today announced a new relationship with Medical Simulation Corporation (MSC), the recognized leader in providing full-service simulation training, education and consulting services to the healthcare industry, in which the companies will jointly offer simulation courseware designed to run on Laerdal's SimMan product family. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080325/NYTU018LOGO ) The courses, Moderate...

2010-01-20 08:00:00

DENVER, Jan. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Gambro and CHF Solutions, Inc. (CHF) announced today that Gambro has acquired CHF, a medical device company that manufactures and distributes ultrafiltration devices to treat fluid overload. CHF's leading product is the proprietary Aquadex FlexFlow system, a mechanical pump and filter to treat fluid overload. The Aquadex FlexFlow system uses a simplified approach to ultrafiltration for the removal of salt and water in patients with fluid overload. Compared...

2010-01-19 12:31:46

A randomized controlled trial of fish oil given intravenously to patients in intensive care has found that it improves gas exchange, reduces inflammatory chemicals and results in a shorter length of hospital stay. Researchers writing in BioMed Central's open access journal Critical Care investigated the effects of including fish oil in the normal nutrient solution for patients with sepsis, finding a significant series of benefits. Philip Calder, from the University of Southampton, UK, worked...

2010-01-14 13:01:42

A reduction in hospital mortality from severe sepsis and septic shock was associated with participation in the Surviving Sepsis Campaign performance improvement initiative, according to an article published simultaneously in the February issues of Critical Care Medicine and Intensive Care Medicine and posted ahead of print at www.ccmjournal.com. "A multifaceted performance improvement initiative was successful in changing treatment behavior as evidenced by a significant increase in compliance...


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2011-04-28 16:37:36

Vibrio vulnificus is a species of Gram-negative, motile, curved, rod-shaped bacteria of the Vibrio Genus. Hollis et al. first reported it in 1976. It was given the name Beneckea vulnifica by Reichelt et al. in 1976 and in 1979 Vibrio vulnificus by Farmer. V. vulnificus is related to V. cholerae and is present in marine environments such as estuaries, brackish ponds, or coastal areas. It causes an infection often incurred after eating seafood, especially raw or undercooked oysters. It can...

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