Anthera Pharmaceuticals Receives $3 Million From Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Therapeutics To Develop Sollpura
UK scientists are developing SAN101, a potential revolutionary new treatment for sepsis and acute respiratory distress syndrome.
Futuremed has launched Astodia, a new vein illumination device designed specifically for use with preemies and full-term infants.
Using nutrition software on GE's Carescape R860, The Jewish Hospital was able to reduce the amount of time ventilated patients remained in the ICU by 28%, which resulted in a cost savings of nearly $9,000 per patient.
paramedic care
In a large pediatric cardiac arrest study, researchers found that survival was highest, particularly among teens, when care was given within 10 to 35 minutes on the scene under the treatment of a paramedic.
The FDA has fast-tracked Cempra Inc’s solithromycin intravenous and capsules to treat community acquired bacterial pneumonia.
Medicare Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) continue to improve care quality and to lower costs, according to a new report from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.
The FDA has ordered three tobacco companies to stop claiming their cigarettes are "additive-free" or "natural."
Combination therapy with ambrisentan and tadalafil can significantly reduce the risk of clinical-failure events for pulmonary arterial hypertension patients compared with either drug alone.
Though epiglottic cysts are rare, it remains important for clinicians to be prepared for the management of an unanticipated difficult airway for any patient, according to a case study in Anesthesiology News.
Children in nonshockable cardiac arrest who did not receive epinephrine within 5 minutes of the event (21%) had a lower likelihood of survival than children who did (33%).
Radial endobronchial ultrasound-guided bronchoscopy appeared useful for the diagnosis of peripheral lung lesions in a region with high incident tuberculosis.
States with the most effective vaccination policies had 37.74 fewer cases of B. pertussis per 100,000 residents.
ABL90 Flex by Radiometer America
Radiometer has launched the advanced ABL90 Flex Plus blood gas analyzer, featuring a unique MicroMode measuring function for extremely small volume blood samples.
wyss dialysis
A team of scientists at the Wyss Institute has developed an improved sepsis device that cleanses pathogens and toxins from blood flowing through a dialysis-like circuit.
cell phone data
According to a study, tracking mobile phone data may aid in understanding how infectious diseases are spread seasonally.
Four patients at a veterans home in Illinois have died of Legionnaires' disease and six inmates at San Quentin State Prison in Northern California have become ill, CNN reports.
An editorial published in the Journal of Emergency Medical Services emphasizes the need for EMS personnel to be prepared for patient suctioning, should the need arise.
Measured levels of the protein NLRX1 are a sign of cigarette induced emphysema, similar to the lung destruction that is seen in patients with COPD.
Vaccines that protect against multiple flu strains are possible, but it will likely be some time before a "universal" vaccine is available for human use.
Quitting smoking after a heart attack has immediate benefits, including less chest pain, better quality of daily life, and improved mental health.