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Ground-breaking study to explore effectiveness of using pre-hospital blood products

Ground-breaking study to explore effectiveness of using pre-hospital blood products

University of Warwick is collaborating with researchers at the NIHR Surgical Reconstruction and Microbiology Research Centre to support a ground-breaking new study to investigate the effectiveness of giving patients blood products immediately after a major injury or trauma - before they reach hospital. [More]
Menopausal women may experience accelerated decline in lung function, research shows

Menopausal women may experience accelerated decline in lung function, research shows

Menopausal women appear to experience an accelerated decline in lung function, according to new research published online ahead of print in the American Thoracic Society's American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. [More]
Reseachers identify cellular ‘off’ switch for inflammatory immune response in asthma attacks

Reseachers identify cellular ‘off’ switch for inflammatory immune response in asthma attacks

Working with human immune cells in the laboratory, Johns Hopkins researchers report they have identified a critical cellular "off" switch for the inflammatory immune response that contributes to lung-constricting asthma attacks. [More]

Use of Frailty Screening Initiative linked to reduced risk of postoperative mortality and illness

In a study published online by JAMA Surgery, Daniel E. Hall, M.D., M.Div., M.H.Sc., of the Veterans Affairs Pittsburgh Healthcare System and University of Pittsburgh, and colleagues examined the effect of a Frailty Screening Initiative on death and complications by comparing the surgical outcomes of patients treated before and after implementation of the FSI. [More]
MILabs to provide Adaptive X-ray CT system to UAB for advancing pulmonary research

MILabs to provide Adaptive X-ray CT system to UAB for advancing pulmonary research

MILabs will provide an advanced U-CTUHR microCT system to the Cystic Fibrosis Research Center (CFRC) at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). [More]
Over-the-counter and prescription pain medications linked to drug-induced liver injury

Over-the-counter and prescription pain medications linked to drug-induced liver injury

More than 1,000 medications, with acetaminophen being the most common, have been associated with drug-induced liver injury. [More]
Tele-nephrology program helps provide much-needed kidney care to patients in rural hospitals

Tele-nephrology program helps provide much-needed kidney care to patients in rural hospitals

Although dialysis rates are similar in urban and rural areas, most remote rural counties in the United States lack in-county dialysis facilities. [More]
Researchers developing biomaterial with potential to treat vascular bleeding

Researchers developing biomaterial with potential to treat vascular bleeding

Researchers at Mayo Clinic, Harvard Medical School and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are developing a biomaterial that has potential to protect patients at high risk for bleeding in surgery. [More]
E-cigarette use linked to risk of respiratory symptoms among adolescents

E-cigarette use linked to risk of respiratory symptoms among adolescents

E-cigarette use among teenagers is growing dramatically, and public health experts are concerned that these devices may be a gateway to smoking. [More]
Evena Medical introduces advanced wearable ultrasound for real-time bedside imaging at MEDICA 2016

Evena Medical introduces advanced wearable ultrasound for real-time bedside imaging at MEDICA 2016

Evena Medical, a leader in the development of high-quality, high-definition imaging for fast, accurate and precise bedside visualization, is introducing its enhanced DeepVu Ultrasound 4.0, offering clinicians the most advanced handheld ultrasound for use by clinicians of all skill levels. [More]
International scientists unravel mystery of newly discovered type of controlled cell death

International scientists unravel mystery of newly discovered type of controlled cell death

A multidisciplinary international team of scientists solved the mystery of a recently discovered type of controlled cell death, mapping the path to potential therapies for conditions ranging from radiation injury to cancer. [More]
Researchers develop new blood test that can accurately diagnose concussions

Researchers develop new blood test that can accurately diagnose concussions

Scientists from Children's Health Research Institute, a program of Lawson Health Research Institute, and Western University have developed a new blood test that identifies with greater than 90 per cent certainty whether or not an adolescent athlete has suffered a concussion. [More]
New treatment may reduce side effects linked to transfusions of red blood cells

New treatment may reduce side effects linked to transfusions of red blood cells

A new treatment may diminish a dangerous side effect associated with transfusions of red blood cells (RBCs) known as pulmonary hypertension, an elevated blood pressure in the lungs and heart that can lead to heart failure, suggests a new study published in the November issue of Anesthesiology, the peer-reviewed medical journal of the American Society of Anesthesiologists. [More]
Stem cell therapy appears to dampen the body's neuroinflammatory response to trauma, preserve brain tissue

Stem cell therapy appears to dampen the body's neuroinflammatory response to trauma, preserve brain tissue

Results of a cellular therapy clinical trial for traumatic brain injury (TBI) using a patient's own stem cells showed that the therapy appears to dampen the body's neuroinflammatory response to trauma and preserve brain tissue, according to researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. [More]
Study examines impact of fatigue and depression on hospitalization of patients with heart failure

Study examines impact of fatigue and depression on hospitalization of patients with heart failure

Fatigue and depression are common among millions of patients with heart failure, and new research suggests that addressing these symptoms could potentially lead to fewer hospital stays. [More]
iMDsoft proud to collaborate with two of NHS’s global digital exemplars

iMDsoft proud to collaborate with two of NHS’s global digital exemplars

iMDsoft, a leader in clinical information systems, is proud to be working with two of the NHS’s global digital exemplars, University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust (UHS) and West Suffolk Hospital. [More]
Nova Biomedical’s new blood gas analyzer simplifies critical care testing

Nova Biomedical’s new blood gas analyzer simplifies critical care testing

Nova Biomedical simplifies critical care testing with Stat Profile Prime®, a new blood gas analyzer that combines the revolutionary micro-electronics of the consumer world with Nova’s innovative ZERØ™ maintenance cartridge technology for a smaller, faster, and less expensive critical care analyzer. [More]
Nova StatStrip Glucose Hospital Meter System FDA-cleared for use in hospital settings

Nova StatStrip Glucose Hospital Meter System FDA-cleared for use in hospital settings

Nova Biomedical’s StatStrip Glucose Hospital Meter System is the first blood glucose monitoring system to receive clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for use throughout all hospital and all professional healthcare settings, including intensive care settings. [More]
Nova Biomedical’s StatStrip Glucose Hospital Meter System enhances patient data integration through wireless connectivity

Nova Biomedical’s StatStrip Glucose Hospital Meter System enhances patient data integration through wireless connectivity

Nova Biomedical’s StatStrip Glucose Hospital Meter System now offers bidirectional wireless meter connectivity for enhanced data integration and immediate updates to patient records with complete security to protect patient data. [More]
FDA clears Nova StatStrip Xpress Glucose Hospital Meter System for use with critically ill patients

FDA clears Nova StatStrip Xpress Glucose Hospital Meter System for use with critically ill patients

On May 20, 2015, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) cleared Nova Biomedical’s StatStrip Xpress Glucose Hospital Meter System for use throughout all hospital and all professional healthcare settings, including critically ill patients. [More]
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