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2009-10-26 09:15:00

BALTIMORE, Oct. 26, 2009 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Concerns are rising over the continuing spread of H1N1 flu and Royal Philips Electronics (NYSE: PHG; AEX: PHI) is working to help hospital administrators manage the ensuing surge capacity demand. The Philips VISICU eICU® Program and its portable eCareMobile solution can reduce staff exposure and help hospitals manage surge demand associated with an H1N1 outbreak. The eCareMobile solution was developed by Philips VISICU...

2009-10-21 11:57:09

Japanese researchers have developed a computer program which may be able tell from an emergency call if you are about to die. Research published in the open access journal BMC Emergency Medicine shows that a computer algorithm is able to predict the patient's risk of dying at the time of the emergency call. Kenji Ohshige and a team of researchers from the Yokohama City University School of Medicine in Japan assessed the new Yokohama computer-based triage emergency system from its inception on...

2009-10-07 09:18:00

HOUSTON and DALLAS, Oct. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Precautionary measures are being taken at hospital ERs across Texas in order to deal with record numbers of flu cases this season. According to a recent article on NBCDFW.com, hospital emergency rooms, including the one at Children's Medical Center of Dallas, are screening visitors for flu symptoms and not allowing children under 12 to be in the patient areas unless they are being treated. Another North Texas Hospital is requiring patients in...

2009-10-05 11:00:00

WALTHAM, Mass., Oct. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- According to a new study now available online, and to be published in an upcoming issue of the Journal of Critical Care, bedside testing for a blood biomarker called neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin (NGAL) in patients being admitted to the intensive care unit can help to identify patients at risk for acute kidney injury (AKI). The study tested blood samples collected during the first 2 hours of ICU admission using the...

2009-09-28 10:34:00

FAIRFAX, Va., Sept. 28, 2009 /PRNewswire/ -- Inova Health System just completed a full-scale exercise to simulate the eICU® response to an emergency medical situation in the metropolitan Washington, D.C. region. With concern high over surge capacity requirements associated with a potential H1N1 outbreak or terrorist-related emergency, the Fairfax-based eICU Center participated in the drill to exercise the vital role that eICU programs can play in emergency triage and...

2009-09-22 07:20:53

Restricting elective surgeries, limiting incoming transfers and enhancing the efficiency of the discharge process helped one major hospital reduce capacity before a relocation without interrupting emergency or trauma services, according to a report in the September issue of Archives of Surgery, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. Similar principles could help hospitals absorb patients in the aftermath of a disaster, the authors observe. Planning to respond to natural or manmade disasters has...

2009-08-25 11:00:00

DALLAS, Aug. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- For the past 100 years, Graham Hospital in east central Illinois has provided the city of Canton and its surrounding communities with outstanding healthcare. Today, Graham Hospital provides a full range of inpatient, outpatient, home care and long-term care services. Not unlike many communities across the country, the area Graham Hospital serves has been faced with economic challenges. Despite those challenges, the emergency department (ED) at Graham has...

2009-06-26 11:01:00

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., June 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Financial gurus like Suze Orman and David Bach advise people to cut back on coffee in order to save money - $5 a day adds up pretty quickly. But Queercents, a personal finance blog serving the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community, is taking a critical look at the "latte factor" to see if it amounts to a hill of beans. Author Regan McClure says she remembers her own confusion when she first tried to tackle her finances. "I either...

2009-06-11 12:22:12

 New research published in the June issue of the Journal of the American College of Surgeons shows that a method used by air traffic controllers tracks patient data more effectively and with fewer errors compared with current hospital methods, primarily the use of clipboards.Currently there is no standard practice for tracking the movement of patients from emergency rooms to the radiology suite, operating rooms, the intensive care unit, inpatient rooms or the discharge area. In addition,...

2009-05-27 06:30:00

BETHESDA, Md., May 27 /PRNewswire/ -- ADF Solutions, Inc. the leading provider of forensic triage tools for computers and peripherals, announced today the release of Triage-ID 2.0, the next generation of its widely deployed forensic triage software. This software is deployed in both field and lab investigations of computers and is used to identify high-value evidence in a matter of minutes - thereby eliminating the long forensic backlogs that many investigators face today, while helping to...


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omadhaun
  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.