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2011-05-26 18:18:00

HOUSTON, May 26 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- EMIT Corporation announced today that it has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration 510(k) clearance to market the HypothermX(TM) HX100 device. The HypothermX(TM) HX100 device is a patent protected portable fluid warming device designed to warm intravenous fluids, blood or blood products infused into a patient to prevent or treat trauma, environmental, procedure related, or induced hypothermia. Heating is accomplished via a flameless hydrocarbon...

2011-04-05 08:24:18

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Young adult patients with genetic heart diseases, such as hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM), substantially benefitted from therapeutic hypothermia, which could further extend the role for this treatment strategy in new patient populations. For patients with HCM, despite rapid cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) with defibrillation, survival following out-of-hospital cardiac arrest has been unfavorable. "Therapeutic hypothermia is an effective survival and neuroprotective...

2011-03-19 00:00:28

Dr. George Rappard's Site is cleared to begin enrolling patients in new study. This clinical trial is the first U.S. study involving the use of the patient's own stem cells, infused into the brain as a regenerative therapy, two weeks after a stroke. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) March 18, 2011 The Los Angeles Brain and Spine Institute, directed by George Rappard, is the first to study brain stem cell infusion as a stroke treatment. The trial will be conducted using using Aldagen Inc's ALD-401, a...

2011-02-18 16:50:25

Mayo Clinic researchers confirmed that patients who receive therapeutic hypothermia after resuscitation from cardiac arrest have favorable chances of surviving the event and recovering good functional status. In therapeutic hypothermia, a patient's body temperature is cooled to 33 degrees Celsius following resuscitation from cardiac arrest, in order to slow the brain's metabolism and protect the brain against the damage initiated by the lack of blood flow and oxygenation. This study was...

2011-01-04 14:06:26

Lowering the body temperature of patients soon after they have suffered a severe brain injury may reduce neurologic complications and improve outcomes. The safety of therapeutic hypothermia for traumatic brain injury (TBI) has been demonstrated in national studies. According to a Roundtable Discussion of renowned experts in the field, when and how it is administered should depend on the clinical condition of individual patients. The Roundtable was published online ahead of print in the new...

2010-11-15 12:42:27

Heart experts at Johns Hopkins say that physicians might be drawing conclusions too soon about irreversible brain damage in patients surviving cardiac arrest whose bodies were for a day initially chilled into a calming coma. The chilling, known as therapeutic hypothermia, is one of the few medical practices known to improve brain recovery after sudden heart stoppages, with brain recovery usually assessed three days after the incident. The therapy, recommended in American Heart Association...

2010-09-15 05:00:00

LOUISVILLE, Colo., Sept. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Medivance today announced the introduction of its next-generation therapeutic temperature management device, the non-invasive Arctic Sun® 5000. The new patient cooling device has received FDA 510 (k) clearance and offers the fastest initiation of treatment, simplest programming capabilities and easiest access to treatment data on the market. "We beta tested the new device for six months and it's an incredible machine for both...

2010-08-16 05:02:00

SAN DIEGO, California, August 16, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- A new portable system which cools the brain via the nasal cavity may improve survival following cardiac arrest compared with standard care procedures, particularly when CPR and cooling are initiated early. Results from a recent study showed that the RhinoChill(TM) Intra-Nasal Cooling System enabled brain temperature to reach target several hours earlier than patients cooled in the emergency room. It is widely recognized that the...

2010-07-01 16:20:12

Mild hypothermia can reduce the effects of sepsis on oxygen transport around the body and could be used to treat patients in hospital Inducing mild hypothermia is easy to implement in clinical practice and may be a valuable tool in the treatment of human sepsis patients, say researchers at the University of Brest, France. Sepsis is an inflammatory response to infection and will often result in septic shock, which is the biggest cause of death in intensive care units. New research shows that...

2010-06-24 04:08:37

Traditional methods for assessing patients after cardiac arrest may be underestimating their chances for survival and good outcomes, according to a new study by University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine researchers now available online in the journal Resuscitation. "The care of cardiac arrest patients has improved dramatically in recent years," noted lead author Jon C. Rittenberger, M.D., M.S., assistant professor of emergency medicine at Pitt. "Unfortunately, the neurological exams that...


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